Top 10 Places To Visit In Bangalore

Top 10 Places To Visit In Bangalore

Bangalore: The Garden City of India is a bustling metropolis with much to offer its busy population and the tourists. Over the years, the city has come a long way to be an equally balanced paradise filled with greenery as well as hyper urban living. And there's no better way to see this than by taking a tour of the city. Here are some tours which will help you explore Bangalore like never before. Bangalore, or as it is commonly referred as, Bengaluru is a wonderland with innumerable attractions to offer to the tourists who visit the place. With a number of mouth-watering dishes, rich history and amazing adventurous activities, going on a trip to Bangalore has been one of the most sought-after desires of a tourist. There are a number of amazing things that you can explore in Bangalore and here is a list of places that you need not miss while planning your vacation.

1. Cubbon park 

Amongst the plethora of places to visit in Bangalore, Cubbon Park is at the top of the list. Built by Richard Sankey, the Chief Engineer of Mysore, this delightful park spans an area of 300 acres. The major attractions of the place are the statues of famous personalities like Chamarajendra Wodeyar, Queen Victoria, Sir Mark Cubbon and Rajya Dhurandhar. Architecture lovers will witness some beautiful neo-classical buildings here including the Government Museum.

Things to do – 

  • Explore the statues in and around the park.
  • Catch a glimpse of old Bangalore.
  • Enjoy a toy train ride.    

2. Bangalore Palace

Bangalore Palace, one of the most iconic landmarks in Karnataka, was built by British architect Henry Juliet. This huge edifice draws inspiration from Windsor Castle and is one of the prime attractions for tourists visiting Bangalore. With 430 acres of mesmerizing gardens around it, tourists will enjoy strolling through the lush green expanse that surrounds the palace. Also known as Tipu's summer palace, Bangalore Palace is now a major center for concerts, exhibitions and other cultural events.

Things to do –

  • Palace Tour
  • Amusement Park
  • Ground events like book festivals, concerts etc.

3. Nandi Hills

For those who love to trek, Nandi Hills would be a great place to add on your list. It's got a waterfall, a hillock and a lot of natural greenery around. Revv has an awesome self-drive car rental plan that comes with unlimited kilometres per day and you can bring the car wherever you want from Bangalore, which is an added advantage. 

Things to do –

  • Trekking
  • Cycling
  • Viewpoints

4. Chola Temples

Bangalore is a city with history. The famous temples built by the Chola dynasty, an important ruling dynasty in South can still be viewed from the many temples they built around the Bangalore city. These temples sing the glorious empire of Cholas around Bangalore.

 5. Shivasamudram Falls

The place is famous for having Asia’s first hydroelectric power station. Located in a mountain range, you will get a glimpse of the waterfalls from the distance when you are trekking to reach this place. The best time to visit the falls is summer. Located in a mountainous area, magnificient waterfalls can be seen from a distance while you trek to the location. The best time for a visit is in the spring when it blooms with cherry blossoms. 

Things to do –

  • Trekkings
  • Waterfalls
  • Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary

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6. Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath

The Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath is home to many rare paintings, sculptures, and even puppets. The art museum offers many impressive works by Nicholas Roerich—a Russian painter who captured breathtaking landscapes of the picturesque Kulu valley. The art museum at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath has much to marvel at. You'll find Nicholas Roerich’s (a Russian painter) startling landscapes of the picturesque Kulu valley, among other things.

7. ISKCON Temple

Sri Radha-Krishna Temple also known as the Indian Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is located at Rajajinagar, Bangalore in India. Srila Prabhupada initiated this in 1981 in order to spread the teachings of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. From that time it is believed that the temple has become an important hub for ISKCON in India. 

Things to do –

  •  Buy books written on Lord Krishna
  • Shop for souvenirs
  • Eat at restaurants

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8. Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace

Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace is located in Bangalore, India. Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace in Bangalore is a great example of Indo-Islamic architecture in India and the summer residence of the Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan. Hyder Ali began its construction within the walls of the Bangalore fort, and was completed in 1791 during Tipu Sultan's reign. The sculpture and workmanship done in the fort is very fine and wonderful, so the attention of the people who come here automatically attracts them.

Things to do –

  • Visit Ranganathaswamy Temple
  • Visit Tomb of Fatima Fakhr-un-Nisa

9. Lalbagh Botanical Garden

Lalbagh Botanical Garden, is an old botanic garden in Bengaluru. It is a living example of the history of India. The long span from Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan to the British period and independent India is inhabited by this Lal Bagh, unique species of plants and flora are found here. A visit to Lal Baghat Botanical Garden will give you insights about the royal legacy.

Things to do –

  • Biannual flower shows in January and August
  • Training courses on Horticulture
  • Explore the gardens

10. Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

The Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is the center of astronomy in India and was established as such by the Government of India in February 1984. It has been recognized as a Regional Science Center by NCERT (National Council of Education Research and Training) and UNESCO. The primary attraction of the planetarium is the Sky Theater which depicts celestial events under one roof.

Things to do –

  • Indulge yourself in “Dawn of the Space age”
  • Watch ‘’Know your stars”

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