Institute of Science
Founded by the Tatas, this premier science institute is
the alma mater of many famous Indian scientists. The Nobel
Prize winner C.V. Raman and space scientist Vikram Sarabhai
are among the many eminent people who have done research
here. Its stately buildings are in classic European style,
with a central quadrangle decorated with attractive Persian
On February 1, 1911 the foundation stone of the grand main
building was laid by Krishna Raja Wodeyar, Maharaja of
Mysore. The Institute has 22 departments of various branches
of science, and a collection of over 2,68,000 books.
Government Aquarium (2 kms from MG Road)
The Govt. Aquarium is housed in an octagonal building,
enhancing the beauty of Cubbon Park. It exhibits the
largest number of both indigenous and exotic, cultivable
as well as ornamental pet fish. The Hocks stick, the
Pearl Coushmi, the India Tiger Borb, the Moon Tail, as
well as edible fish welcome the visitor. The Aquarium
provides food for thought, but if you want to taste the
fish, there is a fish stall here.
Timings 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m (Closed on Thursdays)
Admission by Tickets.
10.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (Lunch Break 1.30 p.m. to 3.00
p.m.). Closed on Sundays/General Holidays.
The Gandhi Smarak Nidhi, which is housed in the
Gandhi Bhavan (Kumara Krupa Road), seeks to propagate
the life and teachings of Gandhiji. The Gandhi
Nidhi has organized a comprehensive picture gallery depicting Gandhiji’s
life in pictures from early childhood to the last day. Photostat copies
of letters written by him to various personalities of his days can also
Bangalore has many public buildings, which are
reminders of the City’s glorious past. The
Daly Memorial Hall (1917), Mayo Hall and Puttanachetty
Town Hall (1935)
are a pleasing blend of Indian and old European architecture.