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Places to visit in Bangalore

Bangalore is also known as the Garden City of India and It has a lot of Popular Places to Visit for Tourists coming to Bangalore. We have created a list of the Top 10 Places to visit in Bangalore.

Bangalore is blessed with several valleys and is also the third-largest city in India. This city has beautiful parks pleasant weather and various lakes.

Places to Visit in Bangalore | Best 10 places to visit in Bangalore

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This place serves as a complete package for the nature lover as it has several natural Park such as the botanical garden of Lalbagh, Cubbon Park, etc but just like any other big city it also has several IT companies which are raising the temperature of the city and making it polluted. But overall this place is still quieter and more Scenic, especially the older part.

Best 10 places to visit in Bangalore

 

1. Bangalore Palace

Bangalore Palace is a great example of brilliant architecture and beauty. This Majestic Palace is having old-world charm and attracts a huge crowd of tourists. This beautiful Palace was constructed in the year 1878 and in 1873 this property was bought from the principal of Bangalore Central High School by Chamarajendra Wadiyar's British Guardians. This magnificent property is spread over an area of 45000 square feet and was constructed in Tudor and Scottish Gothic architecture.

Several beautiful carvings are done on the inside and outside walls of this palace and it hosts various cultural events, marriages, and rock shows. The inspiration for the construction of this palace was taken from Windsor Castle which is located in London. This palace witnessed the Elegance of the most powerful dynasty of South India. While being inside the palace you can hear an audiotape which is available in both Hindi and English language which helps the Tourist to understand the history of this palace in a better way.

Famous for: Historic tour

Location: Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru.

Timing: 10 A.M. to 5 P.M (Monday to Sunday).

Entry Fee: Indian - INR 15, Foreigner - INR 460

 

2. Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace

This palace was the place of accommodation for the ruler of Mysore, Tipu Sultan. This palace is located within the Bangalore Fort which is situated in the South-Western Indian state of Karnataka. This palace was constructed in Indo-Islamic architecture and was used as a summer Retreat by the king. This palace was referred to by a different name such as “Abode of happiness”, and” Rass e Jannat” which means the Envy of Heaven.

This Palace is embellished with various ornaments, beautiful arches balconies, etc by visiting this palace a tourist can get a glimpse of the royal life led by the Tipu Sultan in this palace. The construction of this palace was done by Haider Ali in the year 1791 under the rule of Tipu Sultan. it is a two-story Palace that has a huge wooden pillar. The palace is blessed with flowering shrubs, lush green gardens, fountains, and other such things that are capable of attracting a huge number of tourists crowd. Recently this palace was converted into a museum that showcases the important life events of Tipu Sultan.

Location: Albert Victor Road, Bangalore

Timing: Monday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sunday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Entry Fee: Indian - INR 15, Foreigner - INR 200.

 

3. Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens

Lalbagh Botanical Garden is an internationally known destination for Botanical artwork. This Botanical Garden aims to conserve the plants and also to do some scientific studies on these plants. This beautiful Botanical Garden is spread over an area of 240 acres and is one of the best places for nature lovers where they can witness 1854 species of different plants. This Botanical Garden was established in the year 1761 by Haider Ali and was completed by the son of Tipu Sultan.

This Botanical Garden allows one to witness the rare species of French, Afghani, and Persian origin plants. This botanical Garden also has the Lalbagh Rock which is approximately 3000 million years old it is one of the prominent tourist attractions of Bangalore and is also famous for its glasshouse where you can witness the flower show which is held annually. Other than this there are aquariums and lakes which also make this place special and attract a huge number of tourists.

Famous for: Nature walks, flower show.

Location: Mavalli, Bangalore.

Timing: 6 A.M. to 7 P.M (Monday to Sunday).

Entry Fee: Indian - INR 25, kids - INR 20.

 

4. Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills which are also known as “Hillocks borrowed from heaven” located at a distance of 60 km from Bangalore is a perfect tourist spot that doesn't fail to attract a huge crowd of tourists from all around India. it's a well-known weekend can gateway with beautifully carved arches, pillars, and well-painted walls and ceilings. This Hill has various shrines and monuments surrounded by magnificent views. This place is just like a hidden gem or a hidden Paradise which is situated at an elevation of 4851 feet above sea level. If you are a morning person then you can also witness the eye-soothing glimpse of sunrise on weekend days.

Famous for: Sunrise view

Location: Chikkaballapur district.

Timing: full day.

Entry Fee: Free of cost.

 

5. National Gallery Of Modern Art

This National Gallery of Modern Art was inaugurated on 18th February 2009 and is restored heritage. The main Museum of Modern Art is located in Mumbai, Jaipur House, New Delhi, and Bangalore is the branch of this gallery. This National Gallery of Modern Art has over 14000 incredible artworks of modern artists including sculptures and paintings from some famous persons such as Raja Ravi Varma, Amrita Shergill, Rabindranath Tagore, and Jamini Roy.

The land area of this art gallery is around 3.5 acres which are blessed with lush green Gardens and blooming flowers. It is a two-story building which was the summer house of Raja of Mysore now turned into an art gallery. It also showcases the cultural perspective of India from the 18th-century huge auditorium reference library Art Gallery and charming cafeteria within the premises.

Location: Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore.

Timing: 10 A.M. to 5 P.M (Monday Closed).

Entry Fee: Indian - INR 20, Foreigner - INR 500.

 

6. Ulsoor Lake

Ulsoor Lake is one of the largest lakes in Bangalore which is spread in an area of 50 hectares. This lake was constructed by Sir Levin Bentham Bowring who was the Commissioner of Bangalore at that time. This is a perfect place where you can sit back or enjoy the nature walk and can also click some perspective shots of endemic Birds. One can also enjoy boating in the water of this lake which is one of the most prominent activities to be performed here. This place is an important destination for the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi which is generally held during August and September each year.

Location: Halasuru

Timing: 5:00 A.M. to 7:30 P.M (Monday to Sunday).

Entry Fee: Free of cost.

 

7. Devanahalli Fort

This Fort is located at a distance of 35 km from the city of Bangalore and is known for its significant history and archaeological brilliance. This fort is a living example of extensive battles that were fought within the royal families and also one. This place was the birthplace of the great warrior Tipu Sultan which is spread in the area of 20 acres and was constructed using stones and more than. This magnificent fort was constructed in 1501 during the rule of the Saluva dynasty and the construction of this Fort was completed in the year 1749.

This fort was later taken over by Haider Ali who finally passed this photo to Tipu Sultan this sport also has a memorial that is six feet tall and closed with a tailor and the main attraction of this Fort is the residence of Tipu Sultan. There are various temples which are located on the premises of this Fort having ancient architecture also there is a Siddheshwar Swami Temple. This fort also represents the glories from the past and it is like an old monument that reflects the stories of the past in the present

Famous for: Historical place.

Location: Devanahalli, Karnataka.

Timing: full day.

Entry Fee: no entry fee.

 

8. Bannerghatta National Park

This National Park is located at a distance of 22 km from the city center of Bangalore which is a wildlife sanctuary for different varieties of flora and fauna. The land area of this National Park is around 10 4.27 square kilometers. This splendorous National Park was established in the year 1971 and has various establishments within it such as Butterfly Park. This National Park also has 10 reserves forests an aquarium zoo, a crocodile farm, a snake park, an animal park, and a children's park full. Tourists can also enjoy the wildlife Safari where we can get up close to the wondrous wildlife of this National Park.

Famous for: Wildlife safari.

Location: Bannerghatta

Timing: 9:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (Tuesday closed)

Entry Fee: Indian - INR 80, Foreigner - INR 400.

 

9. Innovative Film City

The Innovative Film City is a theme park that is based on Indian movies and is located at a distance of 40 km on the outskirts of the city. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Bangalore which is spread in an area of 58 acres. The Tourists can enjoy shopping, eating, and evening walks. It is a place where one can experience their childhood again. This film city is divided into three different parts so you need to spend at least half an hour in each part. In the amusement park, you will be enjoying rights and museums there is a cartoon city and Wild West Wind located within this Park there is also an innovative Studio where you can witness the world of glamour and Bollywood movies. One can enjoy a high-quality amalgamation of Innovative Film City and theme parks at once.

Famous for: Theme park.

Location: Bidadi.

Timing: 10 A.M. to 7 P.M.

Fee: Before 3:00 PM: INR 600 per person

After 3:00 PM: INR 400 per person.

 

10. ISKCON Temple

Iskcon Temple which is dedicated to Lord Krishna is located in the Rajajinagar area of Bangalore. This temple was inaugurated by Shankar Dayal Sharma in the year 1997 and is looked after under the guidance of Madhu Pandit Dasa. It is a cultural Complex where the devotees of Shri Radha Krishna, Shri Krishna Balram, Shri Niti Gaurang, Sri Srinivasa Govinda, and Sri Prahlad Narasimha worship lord in huge numbers. This temple is famous for engaging a huge crowd of Lord Krishna devotees and involving them in several activities. There are several programs arranged by their community for Lord Krishna and for making others aware of their Lord. Various lectures in prayers are conducted daily in this complex. This temple is constructed to rediscover spirituality on the individual level and also so to create a spirit of harmony within the community.

Famous for: Spiritual activities and festivals.

Location: Rajajinagar.

Timing: 8 A.M. to 8:30 P.M.

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