Best Places To Visit in Bangalore

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Best Places To Visit In Bangalore: Bangalore is also known as the Garden city. Bangalore, officially known as Bengaluru is the capital of India’s southern state of Karnataka. It has a population of over ten million making it a megacity fifth-most populous urban agglomeration in India. Bangalore is also the third-most-populous city in India. Bangalore has recently seen a major boom in technology.

The main centre of India’s high-tech industry, consequently the city is also known as the “Silicon Valley” of India. Bangalore is also famous for its parks and nightlife. Though the city has little to display from the antiquities, the later planning and the conscientious planning have earned a distinction to it. Though there are no world-class and mesmerizing sights, you’ll find lovely parks filled with greenery and striking Victorian-era architecture.

It’s tree-lined covered streets and abundance of greenery has led to it being called the “Garden City” of India. When you are in Bangalore, you can choose to take a long, stroll through the greenery of Cubbon Park, shop in many of the modern malls or street-side markets or you can even hop into one of the breweries in the city with a great ambience for a cold and refreshing drink.

Bengaluru is highly recognized for its street food corners, eateries, quirky cafes, coffee roasters and pubs dotting every corner of the city, serving cuisines from all over the world. Drinks, Burgers, rooftop cafes, late-night eats, brunches, buffets, – Bangalore has it all.

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About Bangalore:

Located in: Karnataka

Main Language: Kannada

Other Chief Languages: Hindi, English, and Urdu

Native: Bangalorean, Bengalurenavaru, Bengalurean.

Population: 8,443,675

Density of Population: 12,000 square km.

Airport: Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru, Jakkur Aerodrome

Monsoon: From June to October

Best time to travel: From June to October

DO VISIT THESE PLACES WHEN YOU COME TO BANGALORE :

Bannerghatta National Park

This picturesque sylvan region which spreads over104 square km about 20 km on the south of Bangalore is the home to a fascinating variety of wildlife creatures which include the bewitching spotted deers and sambars, magnificent elephants and more varieties of animals. This region is also graced by more 100 species of exciting birds. Blessed with the bounty of nature, the Bannerghatta National Park is a unique learning experience for both adults and children alike. In addition to being a natural retreat, the park is also an unlikely destination for a wide variety of adventure sports such as trekking and hiking. All in all, Bannerghatta is a wonderful rendezvous with nature in its most unadulterated form.

Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills is one such tourist spot that has gradually been discovered by visitors over the years and has now become a well-known weekend getaway. The Nandi Hills, topping out at 1455m, was once the summer retreat of Tipu Sultan. Nandi Hills is situated 60km north of Bengaluru, the region is now a popular day-trip destination and is predictably congested at weekends. The beautiful town situated on the picturesque Nandi Hills at an altitude of 1478m above sea level is about 60 km north of Bengaluru on the Bangalore-Bellary road. Nandi Hills is home to quite a few famous temples, and one such temple that you must visit for sure is the Bhoga Nandeeshwara temple in Nandi village.

Cubbon Park

Spread over an area of about 300 acres, Cubbon Park in the city of Bangalore is a major sightseeing attraction rich in its luscious green foliage. This wonderful park which has recently been rechristened as Jayachamaraendra Park is situated in the heart of city about 5 km from the railway station. Unfortunately, Cubbon Park is not entirely closed to traffic, except on Sundays, when events such as concerts, fun runs, yoga, and even a small farmers market. This park is a lush grassy expanse with flowerbeds, shady bowers, and flowering trees. Cubbon Park is heaven on earth for thousands of strollers and breeze seekers and although not really a place to escape the masses totally.

Wonderla

A waterpark for all ages

Visit Wonderla, the largest of several waterparks in Bangalore and home to some iconic record-breaking rides and attractions. It is an amazing place for adventure junkies. All the water rides are world-class. It is one of its kind amusement park in INDIA. Wonderla is the Ultimate Theme park destination in Bengaluru. It is an Amusement park and Adventure park with a record-breaking wet and dry rides. It is perhaps the biggest of them all in Bangalore. Water is free provided. There are also facilities to relax when one is tired. It is located on the outskirts of Bangalore. All the rides are fun.

Enjoy the rides and have fun. Visit Wonderla

Tippu Sultan’s Summer Palace

This fort was first raised with mud by Kempgowda in 1537. In 1761, Hyder Ali renovated it making it a sturdy stone structure. Later on, Tipu Sultan Built it into a beautiful summer retreat for Tipu. It is located at the juncture of Albert Victor Road and Krishna Rajendra. This palace is a magnificent and exquisite example of Indo- Islamic architecture, the opulent palace was once used as a summer retreat by the king and was called as ‘Rash e Jannat’ and  ‘Abode of Happiness’ which meant ‘Envy of Heaven’. Located near the fort, this beautiful palace has been converted into a museum, which gives visitors an insight into the life of the emperor. The museum is maintained and managed by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Lalbagh Botanical Gardens

Lalbagh Botanical Garden is located in Bangaluru and is internationally and nationally known centre for botanical artwork, the scientific study of plants and also conservation of plants. This garden is about 2 km southeast of the city market, this beautiful botanical garden spreading over an area of 240 acres is a marvel laid by Hyder Ali in 1760 and beautified subsequently by his son Tipu Sultan. Later on, in the 19th century, the Britishers added additional beautiful features giving it a modern look. The name “Lalbagh” is due to the red roses in the garden. Try to visit this park early in the morning to hear the birds chorus. You can take a calming stroll here. As well as amazing centuries-old trees, it has a very diverse species of plant – check out the Japanese gardens, bonsai, and giant silk-cotton tree.

National Gallery of Modern Art

National Gallery of Modern Art in Bangalore- Did you know the gallery displays paintings by paintings by Rabindranath Tagore, Raja Ravi Verma, Amrita Sher-Gil, Jamini Roy, and many more. This place is an absolute gem for those who love art. The building itself is beautiful architecture and they have a collection that is worth a visit. The place could be better maintained in my opinion, but this didn’t take away the nice art pieces available. Outside, the museum there are many interesting sculptures. Inside photography is forbidden, but in the gardens, it’s allowed. At night, the view of the gardens and the pool outside is very nice as well. There’s a great art-reference library, a cafe and a museum shop here, too.

St. Mary’s Basilica Church

St. Mary’s Basilica is a Gothic Church designed by a French architect in the form of a Cross. A 172 ft tall and 50 ft wide structure forms façade of the Church. Besides, the church has huge vaulted towers and arches decorated in chic Gothic style. This church, situated in Shivajinagar is the oldest church in Bengaluru. It is believed that it was built in the 16th century. It is also popularly known as the church of “Our Lady of Health”. An annual festival is celebrated on 8th September, marked by the grand procession of Virgin Mary followed by thousands of devotees.

Iskcon Temple

Iskcon Temple was built by the Hare Krishnas, this temple was built on top of a hill, inaugurated in the year 1997, is lavishly decorated in a mix of ultra-contemporary and traditional styles. There are eateries, food stalls here, so bring an appetite, and concerts and lectures are regularly held. It’s around 8km northwest of the centre of town.  It is one of the largest ISKCON temples built in the world. The temple is a huge cultural complex and temple that was inaugurated in 1997 by Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma.

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