This is the administrative building of the State Government of Karnataka. It houses the state legislature and the secretariat. The magnificent structure was constructed in the year 1956 when the ruling Wodeyar dynasty transferred power to the central government. The then chief minister of the state, Kengal Hanumanthaiah had symbolized the structure as the reflection of power and dignity of the people. On every Sunday the building looks spectacular with illumination.
Tipu Sultan's Palace
This grand palace of Tipu Sultan is situated near Albert Victor Road in Bangalore. It is made up of teak wood with floral patterns on the walls and ceilings. This two-storied structure is a replica of the Daria Daulat Bagh in Srirangapattana which was the summer retreat of Tipu Sultan. The magnificent structure was called as Envy of Heaven by the king. After the death of Tipu Sultan the palace was used as an administrative building by the British. The palace is open to visitors from Saturday to Thursday. Entry is based on tickets.
Attar Kacheri (High Court)
The red two storeyed building known as "Attar Kacheri" is the high court of the state of Karnataka. It was completed in the year 1864 and housed the public offices from 1868 to 1956. On the ceiling of its Central Hall you can see the portrait of Sir Mark Cubbon, commissioner of Mysore from 1834 to 1861. The Corinthian columns present in the building are wonderful. Behind the building you can also see the statue of Sir Mark Cubbon designed by Baron Marochetti. Attara Kacheri of Bangalore was built under the reign of Tipu Sultan, the Emperor of Mysore. It is said that during his time, the offices of the eighteen departments of Revenue and General Secretariat expanded to quite an extent. Since the palace could not house the offices, he ordered the construction of a new building, where the offices could be relocated. He named the building as Attara Kacheri, meaning eighteen offices or departments.
The Bangalore Palace is a worth exploring monument situated at Palace Guttahalli in Bangalore. Bangalore Palace It was built by Chamaraja Wodeyar, Maharaja of Mysore in 1887. The Palace has turreted parapets, battlements, fortified towers and arches. The palace was constructed at a price of Rs. One lakh. The king Chamaraja Wodeyar, during his visit to England had seen several structures of architectural importance but was greatly inspired by the Windsor Castle in London; hence he decided to build a palace in Tudor style. The entire palace is spread over an area of about 430 acres; the Palace is famous for its elegantly carved woodwork. It is surrounded by a garden all around, almost giving it a fairytale setting. The structure has fortified towers decorated with Gothic windows, battlements and turrets. Thanks to the king for his endeavor in bringing such a beautiful palace.
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is situated in the heart of the city of Bangalore. It was founded in the year 1989. The regular shows of the planetarium are Nehru Planetarium based on various themes of astronomy- twinkling stars, meteoroids, comets, constellations, rotating solar system and other cosmic events. It provides knowledge to students and general mass about astronomical and cosmic events happening in the universe. The lectures and shows on astronomy are regular features. The dome of the planetarium is 15 metres in diameter and has a seating capacity of 225 persons. It holds two shows on daily basis and conducts special shows for school children. The planetarium remains closed on Mondays and 2nd Tuesdays. Just opposite to Nehru Planetarium, a new attraction called "Musical Dancing Fountain" is a must to see while visiting the planetarium