Lal Bagh Botanical Garden, commissioned by the Hyder Ali the ruler of Mysore, and later finished by his son Tipu Sultan, houses India’s largest collection of tropical plants. The 240-acre park is home to over 1000 species of flora. The Garden is one of the main tourist attractions in Bangalore
Cubbon Park is located in the heart of the city and spread over 300 acres. Major General Richard Sankey created the park in 1884. The park, home to numerous trees and plants, is known for its kids train.
Bangalore Fort, originally built by Kempegowda in 1537 A D, is located next to the Victoria Hospital Gate. Began as a mud fort, Haider Ali replaced the mud fort with a stone fort in 1761. The army of the British East India Company captured the fort in the siege of Bangalore on 21 March 1791 during the Third Mysore War (1790–1792). At the time the fort was a stronghold for Tippu Sultan.
Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, an example of Indo-Islamic architecture, is a two-storied ornate wooden structure with exquisitely carved pillars, arches and balconies. Hyder Ali commenced its construction within the walls of the Bangalore Fort, and it was completed by Tipu Sultan in 1791. The Palace houses a museum that contains artifacts relating to the Hyder-Tipu regime.
Mayo Hall, a government building, was designed in memory of the Lord Mayo, the 4th Viceroy of India. The Hall offers a panoramic view of the citys Parade Grounds and Ulsoor Lake on one side, and the Bangalore Race Course and Brigade Grounds on the south.
Vidhana Soudha, the seat of the state legislature of Karnataka, is an imposing granite building, built in 1956. The foundation stone for Vidhana Soudha was laid by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1951. Hanumanthaiah took a lot of interest and effort in building this marvellous granite building.