Bangalore - Karnataka - Other Tourist Places

Indian 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 motifs.
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.

Gandhi Bhavan
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 Smarak 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 be seen.

Timings: 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.

Public Building
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.

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