A Bangalore city guided tour has been organized on Feb. 2 (Sunday), 2014, after the conclusion of the conference on Feb. 1 (Saturday). The tour will begin at 9.30 am from the College campus and conclude by about 6.00 pm. The cost of the city tour is not included in the conference cost. For those who are interested and already registered for the conference, please indicate your willingness by writing a mail to any one of the following persons of the organizing committee:
Please find the email id of the two persons I/c for the city tour:
The City tour of Garden City Bangalore will start at 09:30 hrs. From the Campus. The City tour will cover most of the important place of Bangalore and its Culture.
A magnificent building of the Neo-Dravidian style, houses the State Legislature. It was conceived and executed by Kengal Hanumanthaiah, the former Chief Minister of Karnataka in 1956. This imposing building houses the Legislative Chambers of the state government and is Bangalore’s best-known landmark. The building has four domes in its four corners and houses 22 departments and 300 rooms.
One of the oldest museums in the country, established in 1886, it has a unique collection of sculptures, inscriptions, paintings, icons and also some relics from Mohenjodaro. The museum houses an exquisite collection of coins, sculptures, inscriptions, old paintings and excavated items.
This beautiful park, which spreads over 300 acres in the heart of the city, serves as the lung space of the ever growing Bangalore city. Designed by Lt. General Sir Mark Cubbon, in 1864, it is dotted with beautiful statues, flowering trees, fountains and also houses a library within its premises. Named after the erstwhile Commissioner of Bangalore – Sir Mark Cubbon, the Cubbon Park in the heart of the city is a paradise for Bangaloreans, providing a lush green expanse of trees for the city dwellers. Here you can just laze around reading a newspaper or better still doing nothing.
The Bull Temple
Lal Bagh Gardens
This expanse of greenery is one of India’s most beautiful botanical gardens. It was laid out by Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan in the 18th century, Within the Gardens there is a beautiful lake spread over an area of 1.5 Sq.Kms dotted with picturesque tiny islands. It is a good picnic spot. Spread over an expanse of 240 acres; Lal Bagh has a rare collection of tropical and sub-tropical trees, plants and herbs. Though Hyder Ali laid the foundation of the park in the 17th century, it was Tipu Sultan who imported several specimens from Afghanistan, France and Persia (Iran). The Park also houses a majestic glass house built on the lines of London’s Crystal Palace.
The Shiva Statue is 65 feet. It is located on the Airport Road just behind Kemp Fort. The statue depicts Lord Shiva who is seated in Padmasan or Lotus position. This is the largest Shiva statue in India. The background has been made to look like Kailash Parvat, an ancient Hindu mountain on which, it is said, Lord Shiva would meditate. The River Ganga flows from the entangled rocks. The statute looks majestic during the night when it is lit.
ISKCON Temple Complex
A perfect and breathtaking blend of modern and traditional south Indian temple architecture, the ISKCON temple houses a multi-vision cinema theatre, computer aided presentation theatres, vedic library and a preaching library. The temple should be a must-see on your itinerary
The Bangalore Palace
Built way back in 1887 by Chamaraja Wodeyar, the Bangalore Palace is inspired by the Windsor Castle. The Palace has fortified towers, arches and green lawns with elegant woodcarvings in its interiors and Tudor-style architecture. So this is where you can run into the “Windsor Castle” in Bangalore.