Bengaluru, a well-built city with a blend of heritage and modern lifestyle is one of the most charming cities of India and has a lot to offer. From crazy experiences, adventurous activities, to pleasant weather, find your favorite touristy places in Bengaluru you would like to revisit.
A view of the ‘History’- Bangalore Palace
The palace was built in 1878 and is currently one of the major attractions of Bengaluru. Apart from being a famous tourist destination, the palace hosts various cultural events, rock shows, and even marriages. The building is adorned with beautiful carvings, artistic embellishments, and pristine Victorian-styled furniture.
Fun Fact: Do you know a few shots of the movie, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, was shot in the majestic Bangalore Palace!
Timings: 10:00am to 5:30pm
Relax at the ‘Green Lungs of the City’- Cubbon Park
A paradise for all nature lovers out there, the serene environment and the sun rays making their way through the trees is something which you should not miss experiencing. Cubbon Park is home to almost 6,000 trees that support a vibrant eco-system. The second-largest aquarium in India is situated inside the Cubbon park, The Bangalore Aquarium that attracts more tourists.
Shop till you drop at the Commercial Street
Demand what you need, and it will be right there in the market. Commercial Street is the solution to all your shopping desires quite literally. From street stalls to shops, one can find a variety of stuff to shop. This is the most recommended shopping street by Bangaloreans. The street is famous for its trade in ethnic clothes and traditional footwear. Make sure you visit this place to experience the most lively place in Bangalore.
Where: Commercial Street, Bangalore
Soak in the arms of nature- Ulsoor Lake
What makes the already beautiful serene lake even more attractive is the presence of the lush greenery at the borders. While you can indulge yourself in the boating available here, one can find tourists relaxing and soaking in the beauty of nature. The sunrise and the sunset views here are something one cannot express in words. Flush your worries at home and live in the moment!
View the wildlife at the Bannerghatta National Park
If you are a wildlife enthusiast, visiting Bannerghatta National Park should definitely be on your list. You can either hire jeeps, cars or board a bus for touring in the jungle for your wildlife safari. What’s stored in more for the visitors is the aquarium, a zoo, a Crocodile farm, children’s park, Snake Park, a museum, a butterfly park, and a Prehistoric Animals’ Park. Feast your eyes on a wide array of wild animals including the likes of White Tigers, Lions, Zebras, Panthers, Bengal Tigers, Panthers, Rhinoceroses, Elephants, Spotted Deer’s, and Leopards.
Price: INR 80 for adults and INR 40 for children (Indian Nationals) INR 400 for adult and 300 for children (any foreign national).
Experience adventure at the Nandi Hills
Nandi Hills is an astounding weekend getaway near Bengaluru, and if you are here, you shouldn’t miss exploring. Experience the adrenaline rush while paragliding through the mountains. And, if you love riding bicycles, go here and feel the fresh air hit your face.
Where: Nandi Hills, Bangalore
Witness the union of the sky, earth and the sun at ‘Skandagiri’
Trek your way to Skandagiri a few hours before the sunrise to witness the coalescence of the sky and the earth where the clouds and the sun sets a perfect backdrop. For all the thrill lovers out there, you should not miss going here. When you wish to run away from the maddening world and the hectic schedule, plan a small trek to take a break.
Let the kid in you enjoy at the ‘Innovative Film city’
The innovative film city is massive enough to keep you occupied for half a day. What it has to offer are net cricket, go-karting, boating, museums, and water pools. True to its name, the film city is one of the most visited touristy places in Bengaluru. The Big Boss Film Stay and Play at the Innovative Film City is what attracts the major crowd here.
Pray at the ISKCON Temple
Bengaluru is the only Indian city that has the most number of places of worship, and the ISKCON temple is one of them. The Temple is quite a famous place in Bengaluru, and this shrine dedicated to Lord Krishna. The Kirtan, the chants, the music, will make you even closer to the god.
Revel in the beauty of Tipu Sultan’s Palace- Summer Palace
Tipu Sultan’s Palace is a perfect blend of Indo-Islamic architecture. His love and fondness for art and culture are evident in the design. Don’t forget to notice the opulent archways and the balconies that date backs to the 18th century.
Roam at the Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens
Lal bagh Botanical Garden is a renowned center for botanical artwork, the scientific study of plants, and also the conservation of plants. The garden is home to a variety of flora and fauna with a glasshouse, an aquarium, and a lake. The botanical garden also hosts two annual flower shows.
Fun Fact- Lal bagh holds the largest collection of tropical plants in India.