M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore is one of the best stadiums in the country and also where several IPL 2016 matches will be played. It will be interesting to see if Royal Challengers Bangalore can finally grab the trophy under the captaincy of Virat Kohli who was in top form during the recently-concluded T20 World Cup. If you are in Bangalore to watch the IPL match, keep some time aside to visit Bangalore’s most famous tourist attractions. The city is known for its pleasant climate and also for its clubs and pubs. We tell you the major attractions in Bangalore that you can visit when you are here for the match. Also Read - Best Places to Celebrate New Year in India
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Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace
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Built with pure teak, this palace was once the summer home for Tipu Sultan and is an example of Indo-Islamic architecture. The walls of the palace are embellished with floral motifs. Visit the palace for its architecture and the history associated with it. Also Read - Weekend Getaways From Bangalore in November
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Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park
If you love nature, do take a stroll in this park which is famous for its fountain show. The colorful and musical display in the evening makes for a wonderful sight and is a major tourist attraction in the city. There are two shows in the evening between 7 and 8. The park also has several varieties of trees, shrubs, plants, giving it a lush green area.
If you are a Krishna devotee, pay a visit to one of the largest ISKCON temples in the country in Bangalore. And even if you aren’t one, it is worth visiting this temple for its architecture and delicious prasad. The temple has a gold-plated flag post that is 56 ft high. It also hosts several festivals throughout the year.
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Another major attraction of the city is the Bangalore Palace that is owned by the royal Mysore family. Built by the first principal of Central High School Rev J Garrett, the palace is spread over 45,000 sq ft. See the ballroom on the ground floor and the Durbur Hall on the first floor. You will also find paintings of Raja Ravi Verma at Bangalore Palace.
If you love shopping and eating out, head to UB City, India’s first luxury mall. From high-end brands like Rolex, Canali and more to world cuisine restaurants, it has it all. Splurge to your heart’s content or simply go window shopping at this mall. It also has an amphitheatre and a spa.
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