Known as the ‘Silicon Valley’ of India, Bangalore is popular for being a major IT hub and the housing headquarters of giant IT companies like Infosys and Wipro. The metropolis is also famous for some of the finest architectural wonders of the country. A witness to the grandeur of the royal dynasties that once ruled the City Garden City, ‘Bangalore is a symbol of elegance and luxury. To enjoy its beauty, book your stay at a heritage hotel in Bangalore. Let’s visit the top 4 Vastu wonders of Bangalore.
As one of the most magnificent works of architecture, Vidhana Soudha, built in the 1950s, is popular mainly for operating the legislative chambers of the state government. Reflecting Neo-Dravidian architecture, the building has 300 rooms to accommodate about twenty-twenty state government departments. The 46-meter tall building is constructed purely of porphyry and granite and is equipped with 4 domes at all 4 corners. The entrance of the building is studded with a four-headed lion, which is the national symbol of India. You can enter the building from all four directions. However, prior permission to travel inward is required. Vidhan Soudha looks surprisingly grand on holidays in public and under floods on Sunday evenings.
Built in 1887 by Raja Chamaraja Wadiyar, Bangalore Palace is an excellent royal example of South India’s most enduring dynasties. The palace is built on Windsor Castle, adopting an architectural style with Tudor and Scottish Gothic elements. The two-tier structure’s fortified towers and bastion parapets are typical elements of Tudor houses. The front of the Edifus displays several different designs. Bell-covered walls are completely reminiscent of English country houses. However, the living quarters inside the palace reflect a Hindu-style decoration. Magnificent arches and pillars dominate the interior. Patterned walls, elaborate colonies, and grand chandeliers add to the overall luxurious setting. There is a fountain in the courtyard, a gift from a Spanish royal to the Maharaja. The huge collection of photographs from each generation of the Wadiyar dynasty gives a glimpse of the development of Bangalore in the last century.
While the forts and palaces of Bangalore represent the history of the city, UB City is a reflection of modern architecture. Spread over 13 acres of land, it is the largest luxury commercial property in Bangalore, hosting over 1,000,000 square feet of retail area, restaurants, a 5-star hotel, food court, pub, health club, café, serviced. Apartments, commercial banks and offices, multi-level parking areas, and natural gardens. There is also a helipad to provide easy movement to the airport. UB City is famous for its urban natural architecture and is a travel destination in Bangalore.
Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace
One of the busiest markets in Bangalore, Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace is full of grandeur. Influencing Indo-Islamic architecture, the palace is made entirely of teak wood and stands quietly behind a streamlined garden. There are four Zenana quarters on the first level and a small museum at the ground level with all the achievements of Tipu Sultan. Stunning frescos, grand teak pillars, and beautiful arches will make this palace a definite place for your visit. The palace also has a tiger replica of Tipu Sultan, the original of which is kept in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
So, apply for leaves, and go on a creative expedition to explore the grandeur of Bangalore.
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