Bangalore is the capital city of Karnataka in southern India. Bangalore is known as the IT hub of India and also famously known as a tourist destination. The ‘Silicon Valley of India’ is not only famous for business trips but also has loads of places to plan a visit for a memorable trip.
This city is a perfect amalgamation of different cultures, wide green colourful gardens, monuments, museums, nightlife and most important is the city’s pleasant weather which makes everything more enjoyable. Be it young or old, this city houses something or the other for everyone.
Below are the several places you can consider for your visit in Bangalore.
Parks and Wildlife
This park is spread in an area of around 300-acres. Experience a dash of fresh breeze away from the busy city. It’s a great place to plan a small outing with your friends/family for leisure. This park has a plantation of around 6000 trees.
Timings for the visit are usually from morning till evening and charges no fees for entry.
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
This garden dates back to the 17th century when Hyder Ali (ruler of Mysore at that time) initiated its development for the royal family. However, with the passage of time it has seen major expansion and development carried out by British and other rulers.
It is liked by locals as it gives a relief from the regular city life.
Timings for the visit are usually from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and charges 10/- as an entry fee.
Bannerghatta National Park
This national park is located on the outskirts of Bangalore and is home for various animals like Elephants, sambar deers, leopards, sloth bears and wild boars. Surely, there must be more when you go there.
You can visit butterfly park, zoo or even plan a safari. Entry tickets/fees will depend on the variant you choose.
This park is embedded on the bank of Nagawara lake. It can turn out to be a perfect day for a family as it has various things to offer like rides, amusement park, boating and fountains.
Entry tickets are based at very nominal rates for adults and kids below 3 years have a free entry. Timings are from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.
This Palace is the famous attraction for many tourists visiting Bangalore. Its architecture is such that it reminds of the queen castles built in France. It houses a large park in front hosting regular international concerts.
This fort is located in Tharagupet area of Bangalore. Beautiful paintings and wall canvases are worth watching out. Kempe Gowda I started the fort’s construction in 1537 and Tipu Sultan improved its architecture in the 18th century.
It is one of the largest temples of Lord Nandi in the world. This temple is located inside famous Bugle Rock Park and a popular destination among tourists. The statue of Lord Nandi is 15-feet tall and 20-feet wide.
The most swarming museums across the city are:
Originated in 1865, it is one of the oldest museums in the country. It attracts several visitors owing to its ancient collection of sculptures, coins, jewellery and heirlooms.
Youn can plan a visit to this museum from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
NIMHANS Brain Museum
It is more than a museum and not at all a regular one. It is a place where brain specimens are collected and preserved for research purposes. It has regularly been doing work related to spreading awareness regarding neurological illnesses among people.
You can plan a visit to the museum from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
It is a science park hence, famous among kids and science fanatics. It also houses a sky theatre and organises a sky gazing broadcast every month.
You can plan a visit to the museum from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm.
Visvesvaraya Technological Museum
This park is located very near to Cubbon Park so if you plan a visit there you shall also consider going to this Museum. It is a great place for tech lovers and science enthusiasts. This museum has existed since 1962 and has several exhibition halls, 3D theatre and a science park.
Apart from the above discussed places, there are many places in Bangalore worth visiting. Shopping malls, amusement parks, lakes and waterfalls also own a special place in Bangalore.
You can plan a visit in the city at any time of the year as the weather is pleasant.