Sights in Bangalore

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These are many sights in Bangalore. It's up to you to decide whether you want to visit one of the temples, such as the Bull Temple, go to one of the museums or relax in the park. After all, you've come to the garden city and it would be a shame to miss out on the quiet oases.

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Dargah-e-Qutb-e-Bangalore, Syedina Hazrat Tawakkal Masthan Suhrawardi (RA)

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jalli work at hz tawakkal mastan mosque
jalli work at hz tawakkal mastan mosque
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BISMILLAH HIR RAHMAN NIR RAHEEM . NAHAMADAHU WO NUSALLI ALA RASOOLI HIL KAREEM SALALAHU ALAIHI WO SALAM.

SUFI SAINT QUTB-E-BANGALORE, SYEDINA HAZRAT TAWAKKAL MASTHAN SUHRAWARDI (RA), COTTONPET, BANGALORE .

The annual urs at the dargah of Hazrat Tawakkal Mastan Baba in Cottonpet is held on 19th Safar. The place of worship has an interesting history that reflects the essentially secular nature of our culture.

DARGAH SHARIFF OF SOHARWARDIA SUFI SAINT HAZRAT TAWAKKAL MASTAN BABA (RA) IS THE BIGGEST AND MOST FAMOUS OF ALL THE DARGAHS more..

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St. Mary's Church

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St Marys
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This church is now a minor Basilica. The Virgin Mary's festival is celebrated every September with a procession that attracts people of all faiths.

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The Bull Temple

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In this temple built by Kempe Gowda the object of veneration is a magnificent Nandi (statue of a bull), 15 feet tall and over 20 feet long. It is carved out of a single block of granite. In Nov/Dec every year, when the groundnuts have been harvested, a groundnut fair is held near the temple. The first groundnuts are offered by the farmers to the sacred bull.

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The Dharmaraja Temple

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This temple in nazarethpet is the starting point of the annual Karaga procession. The revered idols here are the Shri Dharmaraja Swamy, hero of the Mahabharata and Lord Krishna.

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Visveswaraya Museum

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Next to the Cubbon Museum is the Visveswaraya Industrial and Technological Museum named after the great engineer-statesman who led Mysore into the 20th century much before the rest of India.

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Venkatappa Art Gallery

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Near the Museum is the K.Venkatappa Art Gallery which has a permanent exhibition of the works of the great artist, K. Venkatappa. The Gallery does much to encourage art in the state.

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Tippu Palace

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Bangalore's Fort was built by Kempe Gowda and expanded by Tippu Sultan. Within its walls is the well preserved 16th century Ganapathi Temple. Nearby is The Palace Hyder Ali began and Tippu completed. Resembling the Daria Daulat Palace in Srirangapatanam, this summer palace has been constructed largely of wood and is famous for its carving and paintings.

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Friday Mosque

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The oldest mosque in the city is an imposing one. Tall ornamented granite pillars adorn the elevated prayer hall.

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Cubbon park

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Both worth a visit for its natural richness and the buildings in the park, this place is worth a visit. See also the section on Museums.

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LalBagh Botanical Gardens

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Hyder Ali laid out these famous botanical gardens and his son added horticultural wealth to them by importing trees and plants from several countries. The gardens today have over 1000 species of flora. The Glass House, modeled on London's Crystal Palace, is the center of attraction in this 2400-acre park.

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Cubbon Musuem

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The Museum is one of the oldest in India(1886). Antiquities from Mohenjodaro are a special attraction here.

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Seshdari Iyer Memorial

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In the Cubbon Park are the Seshadri Iyer Memorial Hall, which houses the public library, the High Court and the Jawahar Bal Bhavan. The Bhavan, with its toy train, fairgrounds and theatre, is a recreational, hobby and educational centre for children.

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The Cave Temple

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Another temple built by Kempe gowda and known for its four monolithic pillars and rare idol of Agni, the God of fire. On Jan. 13/14th every year, the rays of the setting sun enter through the window, pass between the horns of the Nandi and shine on the Shivalingam, in a unique phenomenon.

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