Bangalore (Karnataka)

Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka (the Silicon State), is famed for its picnic weather, silk, handicrafts, ivory and sandalwood shopping. Lal Bagh, the 240-acre botanical gardens offers lawns, old trees, rare plants, lotus pools, the beautiful Glass House, etc. The Vidhan Soudha, the Cubbon Park, Bangalore Palace, Tipu's Palace, the Government Museum, the Art Gallery, the Nandi Temple with the 4.6 meter tall statue of the Nandi, etc are worth visiting. Ulsoor Lake is ideal for boating.