The official residence of the Nizams while they were the authority of the state, this ws a prominent seat of the famous Asaf Jahi Dyansty. The palace in the local language is called as the Chowmallattuu Palace. The construction began in the year 1750 by Nizam Salabhat Jung and was finally completed in the year 1864- 69 by Nizam Afzar- Ud Dawla Bahadur. Stretching from the Laad Bazar to the Aspan Chowk, the palace is a replica of the Shah's Palace in Teheran of Italy. The palace in spite of being so old has held on nicely to its former beauty and glory and is ageing with absolute grace. The detailing of the architecture and designs is fantastic. Apart from the beautoful lawns and and gardens the Tehniyat Mahal, Afzal, Mehtab and Aftab Mahals are very popular attractions in here.
While returning from Dorji Bear Sanctuary you'll come across Lotus Mahal and the Royal Elephant Stables. Entry to Elephant stables is rs 10 for Indian tourists and is open from 8 AM to 6 PM in the evening. These stables were once used for bringing large rocks to the city that built these massive buildings.
Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex
This is a whole temple complex where most of them are in complete ruins and some are partly in ruins. The temples all look like Jain Temples mainly due to their beautiful architecture of typical Jain Temples but most of these are dedicated to Lord shiva, Vishnu or Lord Ganesha. As you go further, you find a beautiful ond which is now dry but the group of temples around, especially the Veerupaksha Temple complex is extensive and beautiful. The other temples are the Kalu Ganesha, Kadalekalu and Sasivekalu Ganesha. The Lakshminarasimha and Badavalli are two more attractions and there is also an old Hanuman Temple here. This is a perfect spot for history buffs and photographers.
Taj Falaknuma Palace
The Falaknuma Palace is probably the most royal and luxurious on this list, primarily because it was not allowed to turn into a ruin with time. Until 2000, Falaknuma was a private property of the Nizams, but due to the decline of zamindari in Hyderabad (and India), the family agreed to a more economically beneficial step and let the Taj group of hotels protect their legacy. The five acre complex has some of the world's greatest accessories, like the largest collection of Venetian chandeliers in the world, the famed dining hall, which seats 100 guests at a time and a walnut-wood library which has one of the finest collections of Quran.
Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri
This magnificent neo- Dravidian structure is one of the architectural marvels of Modern India. This is the seat of the Karnataka Legislature and the credit for this goes to Chief Minister Hanunmathaiya who was their from 1951- 56. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru laid the foundation of this building and thus stands the giant monument made of granite and holding the integrity and the sovereignity of the Karnataka Government. The building has two quadrangualar wings on both sides and the whole assembly sits here. There is also a huge banquet hall and many other chambers and rooms for government officials inside. This is now also a very popular tourist attraction in the city.
This is an International Meditation Center near Bangalore in the Kebbedoddi Village of District Ramnagar. This is the largest meditation pyramid in the world and was founded by Brahmarshi Patriji in the year 2003. The main aim of this organization is to help every individual and every community to find the answers for their inner questions. They follow the path of Buddhism and thus people no matter what caste, creed or religion they belong to can enter this place. The ambience here is very quiet and serene and this is an add on when it comes to detoxification of your mind and body. The spiritual leaders of all communities gather here and preach harmony. They also try to make everyone aware of the value of scientific ways of meditation and usefullness of vegitarianism. This is also known as one of the Seven Wonders of Bangalore and you will also see a huge statue of Lord Buddha in a yogic posture inside this place.