Overall, on a trip to India, the big cities are not the only highlight to visit the country. Bangalore is possibly one of the cities that are growing fastest in the world and it shows: the city right now is unable to accommodate such a variety of people and type of tourism is closer to the business that the backpacker who usually tends to choose destinations north of the country.
Tipu Sultan Fort
Located in one of the most crowded market, Tipu Sultan Fort is an accurate representations of the artistic talent that used to prevail in past. Historically, it was originally constructed as Kempe Gowda using mud bricks in year 1537. However, it was extended and modified later on by Haider Ali, who used granite stones to build it.
Bangalore Palace was actually constructed in 1884 by Chamaraja Wodeyar and the inspiration for this Palace was taken from England’s Windsor Castle. It has some gothic style windows, turrets, woodcarvings that have stood as a proof of stunning architecture during the times. The 430-acre land that holds the palace has beautiful gardens. The palace is now used to conduct exhibitions and concerts.
A good place to start the journey is around MG Road (Mahatma Gandhi Road). It is very possible that your hotel is near this area. Bangalore has no backpacker district and other cities in India like Mumbai (Colaba) or Delhi (Paharganj) and perhaps the MG road would be the closest point due to the high number of foreigners in its streets. It is a good area full of shops and good restaurants. Ideal to get an idea of how to live the new technology yuppies come out of the body of Brahma in Palo Alto Asia.
Fever Pitch Basecamp
Fever Pitch Basecamps are yet another exciting and fun filled location to go with. Considered to be an idea resort, the place is beautiful, tranquil but full of adventure sports opportunities. Surrounded by nature, you can enjoy tents stay with campfire and barbeques. It is the ideal location for nature lovers as well as fun enthusiasts.
The Summer Palace and Bull Temple
You can continue to the south to a Summer Palace called Tipu. Further towards the south, there is the curious Bull Temple. In a quiet area of the city is a temple with a huge bull inside. This is one of the oldest temples in the city. The bull is 5 meters high and 6 meters wide. After visiting the temple we turn our steps and descend to Gandhi Bazar. Surely it is a good place to rest and eat something. You find a couple of good restaurants on the street Bugle Rock Road.
The Temple of Faith
Shiv Mandir in Bangalore surprises many. It is a curious set of huge statues of Hindu gods painted in all possible colors. Come on, the cinematic art of the films of Almodovar eighties converted in the style of Bollywood. Among other curious pieces find a giant statue of Lord Shiva with the Ganges river flowing around her hair.
Lal Bagh Botanical Garden
Lal Bagh Garden, a huge park with lakes, hosts a lot of locals walking with a wide selection of trees and plants. It is really neat thing that strikes at the heart of India. Blanket inside the Kempe Gowda tower from where you can witness phenomenal views of the city. Other suggested places to see in Bangalore by Fever Pitch Holidays are Nandi Hills and Shivasamudram falls.