It takes time to get to know Bangalore. Some tips for the visitor, who likes 'recognised' attractions.
Bangalore is a place through which many visitors to southern India must pass in order to make connections. Few visitors spend sufficient time there to get a favourable impression of the place.
Unlike Paris, Manhattan, Rome, or London, Bangalore is one of those cities which like, for example, Belgrade or Milan, require time and patience to enjoy.
First impressions are of hustle and bustle, too much traffic, and excessive pollution. These all exist, but so do they in other cities. Bangalore has a few 'tourist sights' (listed below), but its real interest lies within its detail. This can only be appreciated by walking along its streets and, especially in its alleyways. The observant visitor will begin to enjoy seeing close-hand many aspects of Indian life, both traditional and modern. I will describe what I mean in other blog articles.
For those who feel that they must see 'recognised' tourist attractions, here is my list.
The best way to get from one to another is by auto-rickshaw. Some are close enough for walking between, but in the heat of the day, the open-sided autorickshaw saves you energy and cools you down as it winds its way adventurously through the traffic.
==ADAM'S CHOICE OF TIPS FOR THE ENTHUSIASTIC 'MUST-SEE' TOURIST==
Cubbon Park including Seshadri Library (must enter).
Tippu Sultan's Summer Palace.
National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA).
Commercial Street bazaar area.
Lal Bagh Gardens.
St Marks Cathedral.
Ulsoor Lake and Sri Aurobindo Bhavan.
Chowdeiah Memorial Hall (see below).
Gandhi Bhavan and nearby Chitrakala Parishadh Art Gallery
This is my list. It omits other 'attractions' such as the Iskcon Temple and the UB City, neither of which I particularly like!