After the Karnataka government announcement to end of the lockdown, people started relaxing by traveling within Bangalore, here we listed out the 10 best places to visit in Bangalore.
Universal Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore), is known as the Silicon Valley of India, will greet you with dreamy weather, Carnatic fusion melodies. Bangalore serves as a comfortable cohabitation of tradition and modernization that can be seen throughout the places to visit in the city, with throngs of vibrant Kannada temples coexisting with budding start-ups. Travel to Bangalore city for the lively cafes, quirky shops, and fascinating contemporary culture.
1. Tipu Sultan Fort
Tipu Sultan Fort represents the artistic talent that prevailed in the past. It was originally constructed by Kempegowda in the year 1537 using mud bricks. It was modified and extended by Haider Ali, who used granite stones in the process. It was Tipu Sultan who completed it during 1791 and it served as his summer retreat. The two-storied structure has pillars, carved arches, and balconies. It represents Islamic style and you could find a temple of Ganesha, a Hindu god. This throws light on the religious tolerance exhibited by the ruler. If you love to go deep into historical facts, you need to visit the art gallery in the fort, which houses historical paintings, photos, and carvings.
2. Lal Bagh Botanical Garden
This botanical garden is one of the most beautiful botanical gardens you could find in India. Constructed by Haider Ali, it was later modified by Tipu Sultan. The Glass House in the gardens was inspired by the London Crystal Palace. Spread across a sprawling 240 acres of land, the garden has above 1800 species of plants, herbs, and trees. The lawn clock in the garden is the first of its kind in India.
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3. Bangalore Palace
It was constructed by Chamaraja Wodeyar in the year 1884 and he had his inspiration from England’s Windsor Castle. Located at the city’s center, the Tudor style construction has Gothic windows, woodcarvings, and turrets, which stand proof of the stunning architecture during the period. The 430-acre land that holds the palace has beautiful gardens. The palace is now used to conduct exhibitions and concerts.
4. Nandi Hills
Nandi Hills is a perfect location to feel one with nature. Located 60 kms away from Bangalore, it is one of the hill stations near Bangalore with the solid monolithic granite mass that offers the best view. Rivers Palar and Arkavathi originate from here. The hill was named after the renowned Nandi temple, which is situated at the top of the hill. It is situated 1478 meters above sea level. The climate is pleasant and hence any time is the right time to visit the place. Some of the tourist attractions here include Amruth Sarovar, Tippu’s Summer Palace, and Fort, Horse Way, origins of Palar and Arkavathi rivers, Yoga Nandeeshwara Temple, and Tippu Drop. You can find a playground for children here with excellent facilities to enhance the spirit of children.
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5. Cubbon Park
Cubbon Park is situated on 300 acres of land. It was constructed by Richard Sankey who was the Chief Engineer of Mysore. The massive green parks and the lawns that are well maintained need special mention. The Park offers a beautiful walkway. It is a perfect place for you to be during your hectic holiday tour. It deserves to be called a Paradise for walkers. Statues of famous personalities are situated here. You will be mesmerized by the sight of Cubbon Park in the evening when the lights are turned on.
6. Government Museum
It was built in the year 1886. The museum houses rare collections, which represent various periods. The 18 galleries in the museum have antique jewelry, Neolithic finds of various civilizations, and so on. You will find amazing sculptures and old paintings here.
7. Vidhana Soudha
A stunning example of Indo-Saracenic and Dravidian architecture, Vidhana Soudha is one of the most visible landmarks of Bengaluru. The foundation stone was laid by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru in 1951 and it was completed in 1956. It has the distinction of being the largest legislative building in India and therefore many people don’t even enter the premises and a glimpse from outside is enough to satisfy them.
8. Iskon Temple
One of the largest ISKCON temples in the world, ISKCON Bengaluru is a must-visit to experience religious fervor and architectural beauty. The temple organizes many activities for Krishna devotees; these include youth programs, cultural programs, and many festivals. The temple has six separate shrines and a 17 gold-plated flag post; a 9 m gold plated kalash shikara.
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9. Bannerghatta National Park
A biological recreational center built near the chaotic city of Bengaluru, Bannerghatta National Park is perfect for wildlife lovers. The park aims to promote eco-tourism and teach the young generation about the importance of wildlife conservation. A zoo was created in the middle of the beautiful Champakadhama hills valley inside the Bannerghatta National Park. A butterfly farm is also a new addition to look forward to.
10. Shivasamudram Falls
The place is famous for having Asia’s first hydroelectric power station. If you love trekking, you would not want to miss this place. To reach this falls, you need to trek a distance of 2 kms and you will enjoy the journey that takes you through lush greenery. The best time to visit the falls is between June and September as you can have a stunning view of the water falling magnificently.
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