Spread over an area of 3.5 acres, this historic heritage mansion was transformed from a residency into a museum, with a display space of 1551 sq. m. The heritage building has been supplemented by a new Gallery Block, which adds a display space of 1260 sq. m. It is also equipped with a refurbished auditorium, a reference library, a cafeteria, and a museum shop cum facilitations block. It houses paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings from the late 18th century. It also displays works by famous Indian artists like Raja Ravi Varma, Amritha Shergil, Ravindranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Jamini Roy and also works of other international artists.
Manikyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road, Bangalore 560 052
Tel: 080-2234 2338, Fax: 080-2220 1027, Timings: 10 am to 5 pm
Open daily, except on Mondays and National Holidays. Entry: Rs.10
Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain
View the colourful swirling fountains dancing in tune to music.
Raj Bhavan Road, Bangalore 560 001, Tel: 080-2286 4125, Timings: 7 pm to 7.30 pm, Sunday- 8 pm to 8.30 pm, Closed on Monday and second Tuesday
Venkatappa Art Gallery
Houses the paintings and art materials of the eminent artist Venkatappa, as well as those of other renowned artists.
Kasturba Road, Bangalore 560 001, Tel: 080-2286 4483/ 3737, Timings: 10 am to 5 pm,
Enjoy an idyllic afternoon at this lake, which is dotted with picturesque islets. Boating facilities are also available here.
Sankey Boat Club
The ideal place for lazy boat rides and leisurely walks on breezy evenings.