Attara Kacheri - 6 kms From Hotel Basant Residency
The Attara Kacheri, is a beautiful 19th century stone structure in an intense red hue.This graceful, two storeyed Building with Corinthian columns, was completed in 1864 and housed the Public Offices from 1868 until 1956. These were later moved to the Vidhana Soudha, and this building became the high court. On the ceiling of its Central Hall is a Portrait of Sir Mark Cubbon, Commissioner of Mysore from 1834 to 1861. Behind the building is an equestrian statue of him by Baron Marochetti.
Bannerghatta National Park - 22km from Hotel Basant Residency
The park is situated in a picturesque surrounding with a variety of fauna, at Anekal Road. The main attractions are bisons, Elephants, Baboons, Panthers, Jackals and Lion taled Monkeys. Inside this park has a snake park, lion and tiger safari.Open 09.00 - 12.00 hrs, 14.00 - 17.00 hrs, Closed on Tuesday. It covers a 100 sq km, has a lion and tiger 'safari' in a 'caged' car. The park also offers elephant rides
Indian Institute of Science Just 5 KM from Hotel Basant Residency
Founded by the Tatas, this premier science institute is the alma mater of many famous Indian scientists. The Nobel Prize winner C.V. Raman and space scientist Vikram Sarabhai are among the many eminent people who have done research here. Its stately buildings are in classic European style, with a central quadrangle decorated with attractive Persian motifs.
On February 1, 1911 the foundation stone of the grand main building was laid by Krishna Raja Wodeyar, Maharaja of Mysore. The Institute has 22 departments of various branches of science, and a collection of over 2,68,000 books.
Shiva Statue on Airport Road Just 10 KM from Hotel Basant Residency
The Shiva Temple, located on Airport Road, is seated Shiva in the Himalayas, built in the year 1995. Shiva's idol is a great crowd puller due to its grandeur, aesthetic values, scenic beauty and majestic look. During festivals it draws nearly four to five lakhs of devotees in a day. Puja seva (service) is free of cost for everyoneIt boasts of Awesome 65 feet high depiction of Lord Shiva seated in Lotus position. It has the backdrop of Mount Kailash the Lord's heavenly abode and the river Ganga flowing from his matted locks as depicted in the mytholog
JUMMA MASJID Just 3 KM from Hotel Basant Residency
The most impressive mosque in Bangalore is Jamia Masjid, situated near City Market. It dazzles in the sun with its exterior of pristine white marble from Rajasthan. Rayyaz Asifuddin from Hyderabad designed it and the foundation stone was laid by Sir Mirza Ismail (Dewan of Mysore) in 1940. Its balconies are exquisitely fashioned with jali work.
It is a five-storeyed structure, which can accommodate up to 10,000 worshippers. The atmosphere inside the mosque is cool, serene and airy, with an ablution pool in the centre. However the oldest mosque in the city is the Jumma Masjid at Cantonment area, which is a brick and mortar structure with ornate jali-work and floral motifs in plaster on the facade. It is located on Old Poor House Road and was once called the Sangian Jamia Masjid. Granite pillars adorn the raised prayer hall of the mosque
The Church has a long history of sacrifice and devotion from the time it was first conceived by Fr Paul Kinatukara in the sixties. In April 1970, the foundation was laid by Rev.Dr.Lourduswamy, the then Archbishop of Bangalore, with absolutely nothing to get started.It was Fr. L. Peter who set out on a daunting mission to establish the church on a firm footing. Persisting faith and courage prevailed and finally the present church was opened in the year 1979, despite gruelling obstacles. The most noticeable feature of the church is the secular nature of the devotees.