40 Places to Visit in Bangalore
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Bangalore, the silicon city of India is also an IT hub of India. Banglore is a beautiful place with a wide range of museums, temples, churches and whatnot. Bangalore attracts people because of its awesome weather. There are so many places to visit in Bangalore.
Here we have searched 40 best places to visit in Bangalore –
1. Bangalore Palace
It is called the Royal Palace of Bangalore. The area covered by the palace is 45,000 sq. ft and the whole palace area is spread over 454 acres. Bangalore Palace is a famous tourist place in Karnataka as the palace reflects the royalty of Indian Kings and attracts visitors with its beautiful gardens and amazing historical look. If you love to explore museums and have an interest in history, you must visit the Bangalore Palace. Banglore palace is also been used for destination weddings.
2. Lal Bagh
Lal Bagh is a horticulture delight spread in 240 acres. The Bagh is full of beautiful flora and ancient stone formations. The building of the garden was started in 1760 by Hyder Ali but later completed by his son Tippu. Bagh contains 1,000 species of plants and trees that are more than 100 years old. To gain public interest and to educate people about the varieties of flora, Lal Bagh conducts flower shows during republic day and Independence Day every year. It is one of the best gardens to visit in Bangalore.
3. ISKCON Temple
Sri Radha Krishna Temple located in Rajajinagar, Bangalore is one of the largest ISKON temples in the world. In 1987 the society was registered under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act. In early 1987 society has started its work from a small rented house. After applying to the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), they were given land to construct a huge temple under the name of Lord Krishna. ISKCON Bangalore is a charitable society that spreads the objective of Lord Krishna over the world. They also work for the welfare of the poor and help them to work under ISKCON. ISKCON Temple, Bangalore is one of the best tourist places. The temple has a gold-plated flag post at the height of 56 ft and gold plated shikara 28 ft high. ISKCON Bangalore provides free food for the people who are in need. The Trust of the temple also supplies a mid-day meal to Government-aided schools. This place is also well known for its peace and integrity.
4. Ulsoor Lake
Ulsoor Lake also known as Halasuru Lake, is the biggest lake in Bangalore. The name of the lake is derived from the locality in which it is situated, namely Halasuru. It is located in the eastern part of the city. The lake is spread over the area of 50 hectares and comprises of many Islands. The lake was created by Sir Lewin Bentham Bowring, who was then commissioner of Bangalore. Most of the part of the lake is controlled by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike.
5. Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace
Tipu Sultan is one of the great rulers of Mysore who defeated the British Army from conquering his empire. Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace is an Indo-Islamic architecture that determines the royalty of Tipu Sultan. This place was the summer residence of Tipu Sultan. Hyder Ali constructed the palace within the wall of the Bangalore Fort during 1719. The inside structure of the palace consists of pillars and balconies. It is considered that Tipu Sultan used to conduct his Darbar from those balconies. The first floor of the palace consists of four beautiful rooms, each wall of the room is embedded with beautiful architectures and stones. The palace wall is also encrypted with a painting of the grand throne which was used by Tipu Sultan during that period. Nowadays, the palace is well maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. The ground floor of the palace is converted into a museum, in which the ancient scriptures and weapons used during that period are retained.
6. Cubbon Park
Cubbon Park is constructed on the name of lord Cubbon. The park is spread over 300 acres and is located in Kasturba Road, Sampangi Rama Nagara, Bengaluru. Sri John Meade established the park in 1870, and in 1927 it was renamed as Sri. Chamarajendra Park. The park is full of greenery and attracts visitors by its amazing sights and natural atmosphere. The park also contains the biggest Aquarium of India, Bangalore Aquarium. Nature lovers and nature photographers must visit the park, the pure air of the park has the potential to remove all your stress.
7. MG Road, Bangalore
One of the busiest roads in Bangalore is also a perfect shopping road on weekends. Mahatma Gandhi Road is a hub of various shopping centers, restaurants, and cafes. You can spend your whole day on the road, after doing shopping you can have a quick bite to eat, and you can spend your evening in the pubs and clubs. Items such as traditional handicrafts, silk sarees and cutlery, and other enticing goods are available on MG Road.
8. Bannerghatta National Park
This Wildlife Sanctuary offers a large variety of flora and fauna. Bannerghatta National Park is located 22 km away from Bangalore city in Bannerghatta Road, spread over 104.27 sq. km. The park was established in 1971. The park also consist of India’s first butterfly park. The park also has an aquarium, a zoo, Children’s park, Crocodile Farm, Snake Park, and Prehistoric Animals’ Park to attract the visitors.
9. UB City Mall
Biggest Mall in Bangalore located in Central Business District, Bangalore. The mall is assimilation of four big towers and consists of beauty, shoes, jewellery, bags and fashion brands from all around the globe. It’s a one-stop destination takes care of all your needs and provide you top branded products.
10. Wonderla Amusement Park
Wonderla is India’s best water and amusement park that offers thrilling rides and shows. It is ranked as India’s 1st and Asia’s 7th best amusement park. It has a wide variety of attractions including 55 water and land rides. Many other events like laser shows, musical fountains, and virtual reality show attract people here. It is the craziest, loudest, and most amazing part of town. There are so many things to do here that whatever you do here you’ll get to enjoy a wonderful time together by the end of the day.
11. Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum
Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum (VITM) was founded in the year 1958 by All India Manufacturers Organization, Mysore. The museum was spread over the area of 43,000 sq ft constructed in Cubbon Park, Bangalore. The museum has various scientific experiments and machines and many electronic devices. It is the best place to visit, mostly for students as the museum have many things for learning. The museum was inaugurated by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru during 1962. The first time the museum was opened for the people, the gallery consists of the theme ‘Electricity’. Nowadays it is the best place to visit as it has many researchers and documentation for future inventions.
12. Vidhana Soudha
Also known as the Taj Mahal of South India. It’s a pride of Bangalore and it houses the state legislature and secretariat of Karnataka. The establishment started in 1951 and inaugurated in 1956, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru described the monument as a “temple dedicated to the nation”. It is one of the most magnificent buildings in Bangalore, it impresses the onlooker by its glorified grandiose.
13. Innovative Film City
Innovative Film City is a park based on the Indian Movies theme. Film City covers the land of 58 acres and is broadly divided into three parts. You can spend a day there leaving with you an unforgettable experience. You can enjoy the amusement park rides, cartoon city, museum, wild west wind, and innovative studios of the movie world. Film City also has cuisines from all over the world.
14. Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is administrated by Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE). It is located in Sankey Road, Bengaluru. It’s a kind of scientific park which has amazing scientific instruments explaining theories of science. The main attraction is the sky theatre show which explains about the stars and planets, science enthusiasts must visit the park.
15. Go-Karting, Bangalore
This is the place of adventure mostly for racing enthusiasts. There is a small open car-like vehicle called Go-Kart, you can participate in the race. You will get an experience of professional racing on the smaller level. You’ll get an amazing and thrilling experience there.
16. Chunchi Falls
Chunchi Falls is located 83 km away from Bangalore. The falls are 50 feet high and are fed by the Arkavati river. The falls lie between Mekedatu and Sangama in Karnataka. The spot is famous for the picnic and the beauty of nature will give you an amazing experience.
17. Shiva Temple, Bangalore
It is situated at Old Airport Road, Bangalore. It was constructed in the year 1995. It has a tall Shiva statue of 65feet height and is a popular spiritual destination. It is open 24 hours and is a nice and divine place to get some relaxation.
18. Bangalore Aquarium
Also known as Government Aquarium is India’s second-largest aquarium. It is situated at the entrance of Cubbon Park and was built in the year 1983. It displays a wide variety of cultivable, exotic and ornamental fish. If you are an aquatic animal lover, it is your place to go as you’ll see every type of fish there.
19. Lumbini Gardens
It is a public park situated on the banks of Nagawara lake. It also has a 12,500 square feet of artificial beach, children’s pool, and boating park. The serene landscapes and greenery are a treat to the eyes and are one of its kind. You can come and enjoy here with your loved ones.
20. HAL Aerospace Museum
It is India’s first aerospace museum which offers a glimpse of India’s aeronautical history. It has life-size models of aircraft. You can have a chance here to use a flight simulator. If you are interested in airplanes and their history, it is definitely your place to visit.
21. St. Mark’s Cathedral
It is one of the most famous Churches in South India located at Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Bengaluru. It is a part of the Church of South India (CSI). It has been named after St. Mark who is one of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ. It is a very famous tourist attraction especially on Christmas Eve and the rituals performed and lightings done at this day pleases every visitor.
22. Maha Bodhi Society Temple
It is a Buddhist temple situated just opposite to the freedom park. It is a very peaceful and calm place with a lot of greenery. You’ll love the positive vibe there. One cannot miss its morning prayer which is held at 9.30 a.m which soothes the mind and helps take away all the stress. It also has some small shops nearby where you can buy books and Buddhist related stuff. This is a great place to find peace of mind.
23. Sankey Tank
It is a man-made tank or lake situated in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. It was constructed in the year 1882 to fulfill the supply and demand for freshwater. It looks like a natural lake and now houses fish, ducks, swans, and welcomes migratory birds. It is a nice spot for walking and jogging. There is also a good park for children. People come here often for a good walk and spend some time with their friends. It is a place in between the crowded city where people can come and feel refreshed.
24. Nandi Hills
It is an ancient hill fortress located in Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka, Constructed by Ganga dynasty and after that enlarged by Tipu Sultan. It was once the summer retreat of Tipu Sultan. It is a good place for hiking, trekking and birding. It has a great view of the surroundings which you cannot stop admiring. It is a perfect destination for a one-day adventurous trip.
25. Art of Living International Centre
It is a volunteer-based educational and humanitarian NGO which offers several self-development and stress- elimination programs by meditation and yoga. It is located at the top of the Panchagiri hills. It is just like a home where you can stay and feel good.
26. Venkatappa Art Gallery
It is situated in the vicinity of Cubbon Park and next to the Bangalore museum in Bangalore. It is a gallery that holds musical instruments, paintings, and plaster of Paris bas reliefs. It mostly stores the work of K. Venkatappa but also solace for other artists of Karnataka
27. Devanahalli Fort
It is located beyond Bangalore Airport which houses temples and is famous for being the birthplace of Tipu Sultan. It is a good hiking place for senior citizens. The view at the top of the fort is mind-blowing and you can see a lot of greenery and vertical structures. It is good for at least one visit.
28. Halasuru Someshwara Temple
It is situated in ulsoor, a neighborhood of Halasuru, and is one of the eldest and famous temples from the Chola period. It is one of the most ancient temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. It has beautiful architecture and the positive vibes here just calms your mind and body.
29. Big Banyan Tree
Also known as Dodda Alada Mara is a giant tree of approximately 400 years old. It is a very interesting picnic spot. The web of its trunks has dropped its aerial roots over acres of land. It is an amazing place to hang out for a day. There is a temple in the center of the tree.
30. Indian Music Experience
It is India’s first non-profitable charitable hi-tech interactive music museum which provides visitors with a unique and educative cultural experience to the diversity of the music of India. It is a vibrant music hub that shows from traditional to contemporary music.
31. Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park
The main attraction of this park is the musical fountain in which water moves on music surrounded by a beautiful park. This fun-loving experience is quite memorable. It also contains old military vehicles and Air Force flight replicas.
32. Siddara Betta
In Kannada, Siddara Betta means ‘Hill of Saints’. It is surrounded by rocky hills, caves, and temples. Pilgrims come here for the shrine of Lord Shiva which is inside the caves as well as it is also often visited by trekkers for adventure. High medicinal value herbs are also found here.
33. National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore
It was established on 18th February 2009 is an art gallery in Bangalore which houses approximately 500 exhibits. It includes colonial artists, Bengal school, Indian miniatures, and artists after independence who led to the birth of modern art. It also regularly showcases national and international exhibitions.
34. Quad Biking
Quad biking is A perfect outdoor activity to do after visiting other places to experience adventure and fun. Fun for riding these bikes will give you an enormous amount of joy.
35. Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta
It is a hill near Kanakapura in Karnataka. There is a temple at the top of the hill dedicated to Lord Ranganatha Swamy located at a height of 3780 feet housed underneath a huge granite rock. It is called Bilikal Betta because of the white rocks near the summit which are visible from a long distance.
It is one of the places topped in the list of curious travelers of Bangalore. It is famous for its hanging cliff. There is a small pond at the top of the hill. It is a very good destination for a one-day hiking adventure. It is a good and lovely place for a family outing, sightseeing, and adoring the beauty of nature.
37. Manchanabele Dam
If you are looking for a nice half-day trip for a picnic and outing, you can consider this place as one of the best picnic spots in Bangalore. It is located at State Highway 85 in Bengaluru, Karnataka. It has only a dam where you can take a dip in. You can do many things here like cycling, play outdoor games and so on. It is also best for photography for nature lovers.
38. Snow City
It is located in J. C. Nagar, Bengaluru. It is a fun and entertaining place for a chilling experience. If you want extreme cold and some snow fun experience, it is your place to visit. It is one of the newest attraction to the people who want to enjoy some thrill.
39. Fun World, Bangalore
Located in the heart of Bengaluru, it is one of the most famous theme parks with a lot of greenery. It is the best place for the one-day outing. There are rides for kids and adults.
40. Jayamahal Park
It is a beautifully landscaped area with a lot of greenery, benches, playground and a walking path, located near Jayamahal extension. It is well maintained and many animals and other figurines can be seen placed around the park. It is the best weekend getaway where you can go and relax with your loved ones.
So whenever you get a chance to visit Banglore, do include all these places on your traveling list.