Bangalore is also known as the Silicon Valley of India. The city is known for its beautiful gardens and parks and is a fusion of ancient and modern. Lal Bagh Garden in the city houses over 1800 species of flora including a rare and enchanting collection of tropical plants, trees and herbs. Cubbon Park is a landmark area located within the heart of the city. The Bangalore Fort is a living testimony of the notorious struggle of the Mysore Empire against the mighty Britishers. Tippu`s Summer Palace is the magnificent accommodation of the valiant ruler of Mysore Tipu Sultan. Bangalore Palace an epitome of great architecture and beauty a mixture of Tudor & Scottish Gothic architecture. The Bull Temple is one of the oldest temples in the city. The Government buildings Vidhana Soudha & the Secretariat are popular drive pass attractions for tourists.