Day 10 – Mysore - Bangalore
You drive to Bangalore (139 Km/ 3 Hours) early next morning. You are escorted to your hotel at Bangalore.
You freshen up yourself comfortably and move out of your hotel to explore the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore. It is considered as one of the prettiest cities of India as it is blessed with both natural beauty and a metropolitan hustle bustle. It is fondly called the ‘Garden City’ owning to its vast expanse of lovely gardens and parks. The engaging atmosphere and greenery of Bangalore, make it a favorite tourist destination for all the age groups. Bangalore is a city which will enthrall you when you explore it further.
The Vidhan Saudha was built in the year 1956 and is an impressive building. In its three hundred rooms, the Vidhan Saudha houses approximately twenty two departments of the State Government. The building is about 46 meters tall and is an imposing structure.
The Bangalore Palace is a lovable structure and a glance at this building makes you skip a heartbeat! The Tudor architecture surprises one and all, more so when you find it surrounded with Indian urban scenery. It one of the worth exploring buildings in entire Bangalore. Built in 1887 by the Maharaja of Mysore- Chamaraja Wodeyar, this Palace flaunts turreted parapets, fortified towers, battlements and beautiful arches. This land at that time was valued worth Rs 10 lakh while the whole construction cost about a lakh rupees.
Tipu Sultan's Palace
Located very close to the Fort, the Tipu Sultan Palace is a beautiful building. Today, it is converted into a museum worth exploring. The construction of this Palace was started by Hyder Ali and was completed by Tipu Sultan. It took a decade to plan and properly construct this Palace and it reached the finish line in the year 1791. This Palace was a summer retirement for Tipu Sultan. The columns, curves and balconies are laid with gardens such that both sides of the path leading to the Palace look beautiful and green. The Palace is a double storied flowery wooden structure. It is aptly defined as an “Abode of Happiness”.
After having bagged a wonderful experience of exploring a place of historical importance in a technically sound city, you get back to your hotel and have a good night’s sleep in the Garden City.