The usual trail:
The Bangalore Palace is a place to soak in the history of Bangalore. It was commissioned in 1862 and was completed in 1944. Spread across 454 acres the palace is styled on Tudor architecture of England. The palace reflects colonial influences of decor, style and feel.
Tippu Sultan's Summer Palace is another such stop. The structure was built more than 200 years ago. The architecture, the layout and the overall look of the palace gives you the idea of the ethnic Mughal lifestyle. The fort and its remains present the history of the era in which it was built. Kempe Gowda first raised this fort with mud in 1537. In 1761, Hyder Ali renovated it to standard stone structure which was passed onto to his heir,Tippu Sultan who made it his summer retreat.
Bangalore being the technology capital of India, boasts of two wonderful museums dedicated to science. One is the old school Visveshvaraya Science museum and has special attractions for children to experience science in a fun way. The second museum, the HAL Aeronautical and is of interest to adult. It is a treat for those who want a glimpse at India's aviation history and technology.One can also arrange special campus tours of technology giants like Infosys and Wipro. Special conditions and security clearances are applicable for the same. One can also visit the pan India famed Indian Institute of Science campus which is compared to the MIT of the East.
The Chitrakala Parishad and the Venkatappa Art Gallery provide a great escape into the world of Indian art history, evolution and celebrates artists of all genres. Often exhibitions of emerging talents provide opportunities for great buys for ones collection too!
Rangashankara, run by the famous theatre and film personality, Arundhati Nag is a hub for vibrant theatre activity promoting folk,tribal plays, local scripts to International troupes and acts. The complex is a green building keeping ecological aspects and indigenous art styles in mind.
Bangalore is often coined the Silicon Valley of the East not only for its IT prowess but also its California like temperate climate. Thus, the city offers a range of outdoor cafes wherein you can enjoy International brews and blends with nibbles and some make it more exotic with flavoured sheeshas too in their menu! These cafes are found all across the city in various neighbourhoods and activity hubs located around THE IRIS INN BY BHAGINI.