Bangalore is the capital city of Karnataka in India. This city has one of the best climates in India, pleasant during the summers and chilly during the winters. Spring in Bangalore has trees blooming with purple, yellow, orange and pink blossomed flowers. Once a perfect hill station, Bangalore has now transformed into an IT hub over the past decade. The traffic is incomparable and sufferable. However, this city has a mind-boggling lifestyle, shopping streets, unbeatable nightlife and hangout places, great restaurants and several must-visit sightseeing points.
Someday and at some point in your life, you are definitely going to end up visiting Bangalore, and hence this endeavour on our part to make you aware of the ‘must visit’ sightseeing places in Bangalore.
This beautiful green lush garden was established in 1870 and is a vibrant city park with walking paths and play areas for kids. This place is situated in the centre of Bangalore and is a perfect place to spend your day, either relaxing under a huge old tree with your family or reading a book all by yourself.
Lalbagh in English means ‘Red garden’. It is a popular garden, located in almost the southern part of Bangalore, and has an aquarium and glasshouse, which was designed to mimic former Crystal Palace in London. The glass house is known to host two annual flower shows conducted on January 26 and August 15. This garden has a beautiful lake and has a vast display of tropical flowers.
Bannerghatta National Park
One of the famous tourist attractions in Bangalore is the Bannerghatta National Park, which was founded in 1970. A small part of this park was declared as a biological park in 2002. The rest of the national park consists of a zoo, a pet corner, a butterfly enclosure, an animal rescue centre, an aquarium, snake house and a safari park. There are several ancient temples which will attract those, who like to visit places of worship. The park also includes several locations where people can go trekking and hiking.
Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace
This palace was built according to Indo-Islamic architecture and was the residence of Mysorean ruler Tipu Sultan during the summers. This palace is now a tourist spot located at the centre of Old Bangalore, consisting of scenic grounds and a small historic exhibit.
Vidhana Soudha is a huge and elongated architecture constructed in the Mysore Neo-Dravidian style. This building is the seat of the state legislature of Karnataka. Inside, there are four floors and a ground floor below the ground level, and the architecture is spread across an area of 2300 x 1150 feet. It is known to be the largest legislative building in India. The building is beautifully illuminated on Sundays and on public holidays.
Originally owned by Rev. J. Garrett, first principal of the Central High School in Bangalore (now famously known as Central College), Bangalore Palace is a modern royal palace, modelled on Windsor Castle, that now offers tours, outdoor concerts and an amusement park.
If you are in for some fun with family and children and love amusement and water parks, the Wonderla is the place to be. Wonderla Holidays is one of the largest amusement park operators in India, that hold 3 amusement parks throughout India – Kochi, Bangalore and Hyderabad. It offers a variety of rides for all ages and confirmed ‘fun day’ outing.
Sri Radha Krishna temple or popularly known as Iskcon Temple in Bangalore is located at Rajajinagar – North Bangalore. It is one of the largest Iskcon temples in the world. Beautifully located atop a hill, it was inaugurated in 1997 by the then-President, Shankar Dayal Sharma.
Nandi Hills or Nandidurg was a hill fortress for summer retreat of Tipu Sultan, that features several carvings and wall paintings. It is famous for its hilltop, from where prisoners were thrown down into the valley as punishment, which now is known for its panoramic view. Reach before sunrise and you are in for a delightful view.
Travelling to Bangalore? Visit these places and you would have definitely seen Bangalore to its origins. These places might not equal the clubbing experience of Bangalore, but would make you explore and know about the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the city.