Bengaluru is the capital city of Karnataka, located in India. The metropolitan city is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the country. The city has a rich historical background. It is one of the few places that had been ruled by several medieval Indian dynasties as well as Colonial rulers including the British and the Mughal Empires. The city is known for its heritage sites like palaces and shrines.

Bull Temple

If you are interested in the ethnic culture and heritage of South India, you should visit the Bull Temple. The place is an excellent example of great South Indian architecture. Tourists visit the site to get a glimpse of the gigantic statue of Nandi, the celestial bull of Lord Shiva. The artworks and carvings that adorn the temple walls will amaze you and keep you mesmerized throughout the tour. A short visit to this beautiful temple was a relaxing spiritual experience for me.

Lalbagh Botanical Gardens

Every tourist who comes to Bengaluru visits this beautiful garden located in the southern part of the city.  The garden exhibits a glass house which was built in the year 1889. The place features an impressive collection of rare tropical plants and flowering shrubs. I found the place to be quite attractive and spend an entire day strolling across the gardens. There is also a lake that adds to the beauty of the location. The place is also home to some beautiful species of birds like Kingfisher and Purple Moorhen.

Dodda Ganapathi Temple

My visit to the Dodda Ganapathi Temple was unplanned, but it was quite memorable. The temple is one of the ancient shrines in the city. The temple houses a magnificent idol of Lord Ganapathi. The place is small but attracts many tourists throughout the year. It is located near to the famous Bull Temple.