The Green Garden City : Bangalore the fifth largest city in India and is the capital of Karnataka.Bangalore means "Town of Boiled Beans" as legend tells that it was named after the location where an old woman served beans to a lost and hungry Hoysala King.The presence of many parks and botanical gardens has given it the name of “Garden city”. A Bangalore tourism may include ancient forts, temples, gardens and shopping. Bangalore tourist places are quite spread out and some are some way south of the city. The airport is 1.5 hours north of the city and this must be considered when planning sightseeing here.
Vidhana Soudha is an imposing building that houses the Secretariat and state legislature of Karnataka. Built in 1956 it is an impressive building intended to reflect power. It has a domed roof which is surrounded by the four headed Ashokan lion which is a symbol of the Indian state. The woodwork inside the building is also noteworthy.
Cubbon Park was laid out in 1864 and is liberally dotted with statues. Here can be found marble statues of Queen Victoria and King Edward in the middle of the park. The southern edge of the park is the location of the Government museum established in 1866 and it is one of the oldest museums in India housed in a beautiful neo- classical building.
Also located nearby is the Venkatappa Art Gallery which exhibits twentieth Century landscapes, portraits, abstract art, and wood sculpture.The modern city of Bangalore ('Bengaluru') was founded by Kempe Gowda, the Vijayanagar Chieftain of Yelahanga, over 400years ago. But ancient inscriptions indicate the existence of a village called 'Bengaluru' prior to the 10th century AD. Kempe Gowda built a mud fort in his city with 8 gates that lent their names to different areas inside the fort.
Inside the fortress walls, the city grew into a commercial haven divided into different localities or ('Pet') where individual trades dominated. To this day these areas bear their old names such as Chickpet (little town), Dodda pet (big town ),Taragupet (grain market ), Halipet (cotton market.Kempe Gowda built several temples including Gavi Gangeswara Temple at Gavipuram and the Bull temple at Basavanagudi.These are so famous tourist places in Bangalore to visit and enjoy your trip.
Jama Masjid and Tipu’s summer Palace are located South east of the city market. The Venkataramanaswarmy Temple dating from the early eighteenth century can be found nearby. In 1687 the Moghuls captured Bangalore from the Sultan of Bijapur and leased it and later they sold it to King Chikkadevaraya Wodiyar of Mysore.
In 1761 Hyder Ali rebuilt the fort with stone.It became the stronghold of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. In 1807 the British shifted their cantonment from Srirangapatnam to Bangalore. The 19th century saw Bangalore growing into an administrative center and a prime residential area.
Mysore State was acceded to the Indian Union in 1947 with Bangalore as its capital. In 1973 Mysore State was renamed Karnataka. There are so many places to visit in Bangalore like Tipu Sultan's Wooden Palace, Lalbagh Gardens, Art Gallery and so on.