States of India
A magnificent post independence structure incorporating the traditional feature of architecture, the Vidhan Soudha is located in Cubbon Park. This is an imposing granite structure with a total plinth area of over 5,00,000 sq.ft and houses the secretariat, the state legislature and several government offices. The huge carved doors of the cabinet are made of pure sandalwood.
In the heart of the city is the Cubbon Park. This beautiful 300 acre park built by Lieutenant General Sir Mark Cubbon in 1864 has public library and the museum. The Vidhan Soudha and many Greco-colonial style buildings of the British era like the Public Library and the High Court are located here.
Established in 1896, the Government Museum has on display ancient weapons, stone carvings, pottery, painting and relics of the 5000-year-old Mohenjo-Daro civilization.
Tipu's Summer Palace
One of Tipu's summer retreats - was begun by Hyder Ali and completed by Tipu Sultan. It is an elegant two storey wooden structure with ornate pillars, balconies, arches and a well-maintained garden.
The ISKCON Temple was built recently by the International Society for Krishan Consciousness.
The Fort and Tipu Sultan's Palace
Built initially in 1537 by Kempe Gowda as a crude mud structure, it was rebuilt by Hyder Ali in 1761. In this fort hyder Ali had imprisoned David Baird along with a number of British army officers. the fort has well preserved Ganapati temple within it's precincts and the temple on the outer wall carries exquisite carvings of Sri Krishna playing his flute and inside, there is a fine statue of Lord Ganesh which still attracts devotees. Near the fort is Tipu's palace, begum by Hyder Ali and completed by Tipu Sultan in 1791. It resembles Daria Daulat Palace of Srirangapatnam.
Durgah Of Hazrat Tawakkal Mastan Shah Suharawardi
Situated in the heart of Cottonpet this Muslim saint's shrine has been associated with the Hindu festival of 'Kangra'.
Gangadhareswara Cave Temple
Built by Kempe Gowda, this temple with four remarkable monolithic pillars.
At Basavanagudi is one of the oldest temple, typical of the Dravidian style of architecture.
Oldest Mosque built Mughal Killedar, was damaged by cannon fire during the Mysore war.
St Mary's Cathedral
Built by French missionary in 1882 AD it is a grand Basillica with an impressive tower.
Temple near Tipu's palace was built by Chikka Deva Raja.