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Best Places to Visit in Bangalore

Bangalore, which is often referred to as the "Silicon Valley of India,” is known for its thriving startup ecosystem, cutting-edge technologies, and vibrant cafes. This dynamic city offers a perfect amalgamation of modernity and business opportunities, making it a preferred choice for professionals.

 

Start your sightseeing adventure with the city's famous monuments and historical sites, continue via its gardens and museums, and end at the popular markets in Bangalore!

There are many hill stations near Bangalore that can be explored as weekend getaways from Bangalore.

Here is our hand-picked list of Bangalore's top attractions:-

1. Bangalore Palace

This palace will transport you back in time. It has amazing architecture, interiors, and history. Rev. J. Garrett founded this location, which is a historical gem in Bengaluru, in 1873 AD. Originally, it was built as the private residence of the Wodeyar dynasty. It combines Scottish Gothic and Tudor styles, adding a sense of royalty. Its wooden structure showcases carvings inside and outside the palace. The best time to visit this palace is from October to February.

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Lalbagh Botanical Garden

2. Lalbagh Botanical Garden

 

Bangalore is the "Garden City of India" because of its abundance of lush green spaces. Do not skip visiting Bangalore's Lal Bagh Garden if you enjoy nature and botany. It is one of India's most beautiful botanical gardens. Since the city offers pleasant weather most of the time, you can plan to visit the garden all year!

3. Cubbon Park

 

Cubbon park is a well-known landmark in Bangalore. It has lush vegetation and diverse wildlife surrounded by beautiful structures and statues, making it an ideal location for photographs. You can enjoy a picnic, go for a jog, or simply unwind under the shade of ancient trees. You can visit the famous statues of Queen Victoria and Mahatma Gandhi that grace the park.

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Nandi Hills

4. Nandi Hills

 

It has beautiful sunrise and sunset views. It is at an altitude of approximately 1,478 meters above sea level, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. It is a favorite getaway for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. You can enjoy activities like trekking, paragliding, and cycling amidst the lush greenery and serene atmosphere. You can visit Tipu’s Drop and Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple. The magnificent Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, which features Indo-Islamic architecture and has historical value, is another important attraction.

National Gallery of Modern Art

5. National Gallery of Modern Art

 

This place is an ideal spot for tourists to enjoy art and painting. It displays modern art and houses works by contemporary artists. The artwork's genre serves as the organizing principle.

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Devanahalli Fort

6. Devanahalli Fort

 

The Morasu Wokkalu family established this archaeological site in 1501. Its historical importance is that it was constructed out of mud, and Hyder Ali eventually rebuilt it in stone. There have been numerous monarchs who have ruled from this fort.

Janapada Loka

7. Janapada Loka

 

H. L. Nage Gowda, a civil servant, founded this museum to display the rich folk art and culture of Karnataka. It has other subdivisions, including Loka Mahal Chitra and Kuteera. It has a village-like atmosphere with beautiful green foliage.

Innovative Film City

8. Innovative Film City

 

A Theme Park Based on Indian Films It is a diverse entertainment destination that caters to different interests, such as a dinosaur park, a wax museum, a haunted house, a mirror maze, and an amphitheater for live performances. You can also enjoy activities like go-karting, archery, mini-golf, and rock climbing.

Wonderla Amusement Park

9. Wonderla Amusement Park

 

It is one of the best amusement parks in India. Wonderla offers a diverse collection of rides and attractions that cater to different interests and preferences. It features a mix of water rides, dry rides, high-thrill rides, family rides, and kids' rides. Some popular attractions include roller coasters, water slides, wave pools, a virtual reality theater, a musical fountain, and much more. It is another must-see location in Bangalore. If you enjoy adventure or are traveling with children, this is the perfect tourist destination for you.

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

10. Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

 

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is regarded as one of the most fascinating and educational venues among the most popular tourist attractions in Bangalore. It will aid in your and your children's education regarding the process of star formation, planet evolution, etc.

Ulsoor Lake

11. Ulsoor Lake

 

This lake is situated right in the middle of Bangalore. It was constructed during the British era and draws visitors who want to take in the beauty of nature. The park that encircles the lake is a tranquil place to take pictures of the sunset and birds. You can also go boating on the lake.

Bannerghatta National Park

12. Bannerghatta National Park

 

This National Park has a huge variety of vegetation and fauna. It was home to the nation's first butterfly park, which opened in 1971. A children's park, a crocodile farm, a snake park, a park dedicated to prehistoric animals, an aquarium, etc. are also available.

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Shivoham Shiva Temple

13. Shivoham Shiva Temple

Shivoham Shiva Temple is among Bangalore's top tourist destinations. Some of the most magnificent statues of Lord Shiva and Lord Ganapathi are there, and it is situated near the Kemp Fort.

HAL Aerospace Museum

14. HAL Aerospace Museum

HAL is one of the biggest and most significant aerospace businesses in Asia. You can see the enormous strides that Indian aviation has made, along with all of its successes and features.

You can also head to UB City or Orion Mall, two of Bangalore's well-known entertainment hotspots, to wrap up your tour and unwind your journey. These contemporary shopping centers provide a variety of retailers, great dining, and entertainment, making them ideal locations for strolls and unforgettable experiences. You can also visit Commercial Street, Chickpet, Gandhi Bazaar, and Krishna Rajendra Market. So pack your bags and take a trip to Bangalore to discover the city's lively culture and cuisine.

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