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About Bengaluru

Karnataka, formerly (until 1973) Mysore,state of India, located on the western coast of the subcontinent. Karnataka “One State Many Worlds” is a Hub of tourist attraction of South India. Karnataka has a recorded history of more than 2,000 years and had many indigenous dynasties like the Kadambas, the Gangas, Chalukyas, The Rashtrakutas, the Hoysalas, Vijayanagara kings, Bahamani and Bijapur Sultans who enrichred the state with culture, agriculture, education, literature, music, temples and monumental sculptures. Mysore Wodeyar dynasty initiated and helped industrialisation and cultural growth. Karnataka has contributed significantly to both forms of Indian Classical music the Carnatic and Hindustani traditions. Karnataka has many places to visit like, Mysore, Belur, Halebeedu, Hampi, Badami, Aihole, Pattdakallu, Banavasi, Bijapura, Madikeri, and Mangalore- Udupi.


Bangalore is the capital of Karnataka, the 5th largest city in India and 3rd most populous city is one of the fastest growing cities in India. The present city was designed by Kempe Gowda in 1537, served under Vijayanagar Kings as the in-charge of Yelahanka. The city was renamed as Bengaluru in 2014 on the occasion of 59th Kannada Rajyostava. The city is popularly known as “The Silicon Valley of India” and is the country’s leading IT employer and exporter. Bangalore has always seen a very diverse population, especially in modern times. It is a multi-cultural city permeating class, religion and language. Even though it is a cosmopolitan city, Bangalore holds on to its traditional heritage and is a major economic and cultural hub.

Nearby Places

Chitrakala Parishat

Chitrakala Parishat, is a renowned school of art in Bangalore, with an enviable alumni list. Located in a tree-lined campus, CKP — as it is popularly known — has a museum, a store and a gallery worth visiting. The gallery has rotating exhibits while the museum has permanent displays of paintings and crafts. CKP comes alive during its much-awaited fests: the annual Handicraft Mela and the Chitra Santhe (art market), both of which provide outlets for artists and craftsmen.

8 minutes from The Lalit Ashok

ISKCON Temple Bangalore

ISKCON Temple Bangalore, was inaugurated in the year 1997. It is not just a temple, but a cultural complex housing the temples dedicated to the Deities of Sri Sri Radha Krishnachandra, Sri Sri Krishna Balarama, Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga, Sri Srinivasa Govinda, Sri Prahlada Narasimha, Bhakta Hanuman, Garudadeva and Srila Prabhupada, Founder Acharya of ISKCON. ISKCON Bangalore is a charitable society with the objective of propagating Krishna Consciousness all over the world, as explained by Srila Prabhupada, whose teachings are based on Bhagavad-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam.

19 minutes from The Lalit Ashok

National Gallery of Modern Art ( NGMA Bengaluru )

National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru was set up in the premises of the Manikyavelu Mansion at 49 Palace Road, Bangalore and opened to the public on 18th February, 2009. Spread over an area of 3.5 acres, the gracious heritage building was transformed from a residence into an Art Gallery, with a display space of 1551 square meters to which a new gallery block with a display space of 1260 sq. m. was added. The architecture of the additional block was designed in such a fashion that it merges with the style and ambience of the heritage Manikyavelu Mansion while at the same time fulfilling the requirements of a modern museum.

15 minutes from The Lalit Ashok

Jawahar Lal Nehru Planetarium (JNP)

Jawahar Lal Nehru Planetarium (JNP), is administered by the Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE). BASE is devoted to science popularisation and non formal science education.

JNP started in 1989, has emerged as a premier institution in India. It attracts over 2.5 lakh visitors annually, majority of whom are students. It is equipped with a large 15.0m dome and a state of the art hybrid projection system installed and commissioned in 2017. JNP has monthly star gazing, monthly science movies, Sky-theatre show every day, viewing of astronomical events etc.

Our science education activities viz., Research Education Advancement Programme (REAP), Interactive Week-end Sessions for school children, Summer Programmes, Science Exhibitions and Workshops attract thousands of students every year. Over 100 students from BASE have got admission for Ph.D. courses in premier research institutes in India and abroad. They include Raman Research Institute, Indian Institute of Science, Wild Life Research Institute, Oxford University, Michigan State University, Delft Institute, State University New York, Buffalo, University of Florida, Cornell University.

24 minutes from The Lalit Ashok

Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri

Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri, the Neo-Dravidian-style Vidhana Soudha is the seat of the state legislature while the red Attara Kacheri houses the High Court. In 2005, an annex called the Vikas Soudha was inaugurated, designed as an exact replica of the Vidhana Soudha. Though these buildings cannot be visited, they can be viewed from the outside.

1.7 km from The Lalit Ashok

Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum

Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, is fun for children and adults. It houses a treasure trove of machines and artifacts related to science and technology. Its interactive exhibits make this a great place for children to develop a love for science. There are exhibition Halls on Engines, Electricity, Fun Science, Space, Biotechnology & Electronics. Animated dinosaurs,life-size model of Wright Brothers' flyer and Steam locomotive are other attractions.There are interesting shows like 'Science on a sphere', 'Taramandal', '3d film show' and 'Science show' held at regular intervals. The 'Science for Kids' gallery is the new addition to the Museum. This is a place designed for tiny tots to play unhindered and engage with science.

2.5 km from The Lalit Ashok

Cubbon Park

Cubbon Park, a green lung in the heart of the city that also hosts a library, museums, a tennis academy, an aquarium, a toy train and many statues and pavilions. It’s probably one of the only parks to have a busy road cutting through it. In the wee hours of the morning or evenings, it’s a jogger’s paradise. Spring adds to the beauty of this park, with the lovely and colorful Tabebuia trees in full bloom.

2.2 km from The Lalit Ashok

M Chinnaswamy Stadium

M Chinnaswamy Stadium, is a stadium owned by the Government of Karnataka. Flanked by the picturesque Cubbon Park, Queen's Road, Cubbon and uptown MG Road, this four decade old stadium is situated in the heart of the city of Bengaluru. Formerly known as the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) stadium, the stadium was later rechristened in tribute to Mr. Mangalam Chinnaswamy, who had served the KSCA for four decades and was also president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from 1977–1980. This stadium with a seating capacity of 38,000[2] not only regularly hosts Test cricket, One Day Internationals (ODI) and other First-class cricket matches, but also other musical and cultural events. The stadium is also the home ground of the Karnataka state cricket team and the Indian Premier League franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore. It is owned by the Government of Karnataka and has been leased out to the KSCA for a period of 100 years.

2.5 km from The Lalit Ashok

UB City

UB City, a shopping trip to Europe, which is something that most Indian luxuriates were required to do to prime up their lifestyle.The city's most famous landmark, UB City - built jointly by Dr. Vijay Mallya & the Prestige Group has seized the opulence of the Indian market in a significant way.

2.7 km from The Lalit Ashok

Bangalore Palace

Bangalore Palace, was the private residence of the royal Wodeyar family. Built to resemble Windsor Castle, this quirky palace is filled with an interesting and eclectic collection of art and paraphernalia from a bygone era. The palace grounds are a popular venue for rock concerts and other music events.

27 minutes from The Lalit Ashok