Whether it is a short weekend, business trip or a long family holiday, Bengaluru has something for every type of traveler. From beautiful lakes and grand palaces to modern infrastructure and adventure parks, Bengaluru offers everything from comfortable living to fun travel planning.
Here’s a list of best places to visit in Bengaluru on your trip:
Spread over 240 hectares, Lal Bagh tops the list of places to visit in Bengaluru. This fine botanical garden was built in the eighteenth century by Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. Impressed by the natural beauty of the landscape, the pair of father and son ordered that rare species of fauna and flora be preserved in this park. The place also has a glasshouse and a beautiful lake. On your next visit to Bengaluru, do not miss the flower shows held at Lal Bagh.In fact, enjoy your stay at some of the best hotels near Lal Bagh.
Things to know: Entry timings are from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Flower show organized on the Republic Day is considered to be the best.
2.Bannerghatta National Park
If you thought Bengaluru was only a concrete jungle, think again! A 90-minute drive from the city takes you to Bannerghatta National Park. Situated in the midst of Champakdhama forests, Bannerghatta National Park is a natural creature rich in wildlife. You can spot bears, deer and even lions and tigers here.A butterfly park and a rescue center will keep you busy even if you do not spot any wildlife. The park also promotes responsible and sustainable wildlife tourism in the area.
Things to know:Entry timings are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Park offers safaris organized by the Karnataka State Tourist Development Corporation. You can also spend some time boating in the park’s beautiful lake.
If you are traveling with children, Wonderla is one of the best places to visit in Bengaluru. A world of thrilling rides, scrumptious water and lip-smocking food make you and your family wait at Wonderla. The Jungle Lagoon, the Lezi River and the Boomerang are some of the most popular rides.
Things to know: Tickets can be easily purchased online. Reach the park early to avoid long queues to get on your favourite ride.
The grand Tudor architecture of Bangalore Palace resembles that of Windsor Castle in England. Built amidst lush green lawns, the palace is used for organizing various concerts, rock concerts and other events. Artists like Jay Sean and Metallica have performed in the palace gardens. what else? Bangalore Palace has some great places to stay.
Things to know : Entry timings are from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (All days of the week).
5.Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace
Once the official residence of Tipu Sultan, this grand palace, built entirely out of teak, has now been turned into a museum, and one of the top places to visit in Bengaluru. Beautiful paintings, magnificent sculptures and antiques decorate the interior and will make you feel like you are going through history.
Things to know: Entry timings are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (All days of the week).
Vidhan Soudha, the seat of the state legislature in Karnataka, is a 46-meter tall structure with 300 rooms. Dravidian influences are prominent in this architectural marvel, which includes several departments of the Government of Karnataka. It is one of the largest state assemblies in the country.
Things to know: Entry timings are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Visit duration is 45 minutes.
Like most cities in South India, Bangalore is home to many temples. The most famous is the Dodda Basavan Gudi or Bull Temple. This temple is dedicated to the goddess Nandi, the mountain of Lord Shiva.
One of the oldest Hindu temples in Bengaluru, the Bull Temple was built in the sixteenth century. The Dravidian style of architecture in this temple, which is common in most temples in the south, is also prominent in this temple, which has an intricately carved gopuram. It is one of the largest statues of Nandi in the country, which is about 20 feet in length and 15 feet in height and is built in granite. For a comfortable and affordable stay near the Bull Temple, choose from these accommodation options.
Things to know: Visit the Ramakrishna Mission and the Ganapathi Temple located within walking distance from the Bull temple.
8.Innovative Film City
Established in 2008, Innovative Film City has been entertaining people in Bengaluru for many years. Spread over 50 acres, Innovative Film City has a wide range of facilities including an entertainment district, amphitheater, theme restaurant and food court.
Other places to entertain tourists here include Haunted Mansion, Aqua Kingdom, Cartoon City, 4D Theater, Go-Karting, Louis Tussauds Wax Museum and many more.
Things to know: Entry timings are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday. Entry tickets are Rs 599 per person before 3 p.m., Rs 399 per person after 3 p.m.
One of the largest snow parks in India, Snow City is a favorite with adults and children. When the temperature rises in the city, this snow park provides great relief from the heat. Covering an area of 12,500 sq ft, the huge indoor park allows you to explore various activities, such as mountain climbing, basketball, dancing and slipping.
Things to know: Entry timings are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily. Suitable clothes can be taken from the entry counter before entering the premises.
UB City is fast becoming a party hub in the city and one of the top places to visit in Bengaluru, especially for the youth. Hosting over 1,000,000 square feet of high-end retail, commercial and service apartment space, UB City houses luxury brands, nightclubs and upscale restaurants under one roof. Shop for high-end brands such as Jimmy Choo, Burberry and Louis Vuitton. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner in Toscano or have a few drinks in the skybar.
Things to know: It’s open all day, from 10.00 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. (for stores) and 11.30 p.m. (for restaurants).