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Lal Bagh Botanical Garden is spread over an area of 240 acres exhibiting more than 1,854 species of medicinal and scientific plants and trees. Among the places to visit in Bangalore, Lal Bagh Botanical garden certainly tops the list for its vast green stretch and the presence of exotic birds.
The park was commissioned and concluded by Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan, respectively, in the year 1760 and this vast expanse of greenery houses a 3000 million years rock which is fondly famous as “the Lal Bagh rock” which is a unique site that interests hordes of tourists.
There is also a glass house with a lake and an aquarium and this glass house hosts a vibrant annual flower show. The colorful and vivid presence of birds such as Parakeets, Myna, Brahminy Kite, Pond Heron, Purple Moorhen and Common Egret etc hook a lot of birdwatchers and photographers.
Location: Mavalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004
Best Time to Visit: you can visit the garden any time of the year but if you particularly interested in the flower show then visit in January and August.
Price: entry is free for children and an adult needs to pay INR 10.
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM on all days of the week.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 5 KM.
Location: Kasturba Road, Behind High Court of Karnataka, Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
Best Time to Visit: Early morning.
Price: Free entry.
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM on all days of the week except Monday. It also remains closed on every second Tuesdays of the month.
Average time required to visit the place: 2 to 3 hours or half a day.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 3.5 KM
This is a set of breathtaking hillocks which is a complete nature retreat. From cycling and paragliding into the stunning mount to the Yoganandeeshwara Temple that sits atop the hill with a huge Nandi statue, these small mounds have a lot to offer, even the name of the hills was coined after the temple statue.
Nandi hills are set small hillocks which serves as a great trekking or weekend getaway from Bangalore. It bestows the visitors with the sight of some endemic flora and fauna and magnificent vistas of the surrounding.
Trek through the paved roads, rocky terrain, small streams and grasslands to reach the top of the hills but one must be careful of the steep descent and sharp turns while returning. Hordes of monkeys will accompany you throughout the trek hence do not keep eatables in your hands.
Location: Chikkaballapur Taluk, Chikkaballapur 562101, India
Best Time to Visit: October to March.
Price: There is no charge except for the commuting fare from Bangalore.
Timings: It is open 24 hours and the standard trekking hours can be between 6 AM to 6 PM.
Average time required to visit the place: A day.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 62 KM.
Bannerghatta National Park is one of the interesting places to visit in Bangalore for the assorted wildlife and natural establishments and the rich vegetation. One can hire jeeps and cars or board a bus for touring around this massive national park sprawled across an area of 104.27 sq. km.
The park encompasses a number of establishments such as a pretty butterfly park swarmed with colorful species of butterflies, an aquarium, Children's park, a zoo, a Crocodile farm, Snake Park, a museum and a Prehistoric Animals' Park which is highly praised by the visitors.
The flora and fauna of the park include eucalyptus, sandalwood, tamarind, neem, bamboo etc in plants and jackal, spotted deer, fox, wild boar, sloth bear, elephants, leopards, porcupine, Asiatic Lion, Royal Bengal Tiger, monitor lizard etc in animals.
Bannerghatta park is not only nature’s retreat but also has ample locations for short trekking expedition, some of the points are Hajjamana Kallu, Mirza Hill, and Uddigebande; all of these are located under a distance of 4 KM. It is a quick getaway for all the shutterbugs and adventure enthusiasts dwelling in Bangalore.
Location: Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560083
Best Time to Visit: Winter season.
Price: INR 80 for adults and INR 40 for children (Indian Nationals), INR 400 and 300 for adult and children (any foreign national).
Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM on all days of the week except Tuesday.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 23 KM.
Bangalore Palace is a true example of sheer architectural beauty which was built in 1873. This old opulent structure sits on a land of 25000 square feet displaying the regal mix of Tudor and Scottish Gothic architectural designs.
Besides being a preserved site, it is also a grand venue that hosts marriage parties, events, and rock concerts. The palace houses paintings of the famous painter of bygone era Raja Ravi Varma along with ancient carvings and granite and ceramic tiles seating on the floor which are still unblemished.
There is magnanimous ground in front of the palace which has hosted a number of international artists in the past like, The Rolling Stones, Backstreet Boys, Elton John, Lamb of God, Don Moen, David Guetta, The Black Eyed Peas, Deep Purple, Metallica, Roger Waters etc.
On the auspicious day of Dussehra every year, a grand fair is organized in the ground against the royal backdrop of the beautifully lit palace.
Location: Palace Road, Near Mount Carmel Institute Of Management, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560052
Best Time to Visit: During Dussehra when it is well lit with a grandiose celebration.
Price: INR 230 for Indians and INR 460 for foreigners.
Timings: 10 AM to 5:30 PM on all days of the week.
Average time required to visit the place: 3 to 4 hours.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 5 KM
Vidhana Soudha is situated in the center of the city, painted in white and spread over an area of 60 acres. Vidhan Soudha is the most renowned landmark in Bangalore which houses the state secretariat and state legislature under one roof.
This dome-like structure has two chambers where the first floor (central wing) can accommodate 268 members at a time and the southern wing can accommodate 88 members.
The building is a marvelous amalgamation of Dravidian, British and Indo-Islamic style architecture. One must not miss the lighting up of the building on Sunday evenings and the inscription that reads “Government work is God’s work.”
Please note that it is one of the sightseeing places in Bangalore that needs prior permission or a pass nowadays. The grandeur of Vidhana. Soudha is visible after sunset when the entire building is well lit and it resembles a grand palace
Location: Doctor Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
Best Time to Visit: September to February
Price: No entry fee.
Timings: 10 AM to 5:30 PM on all days of the week except Sunday.
Average time required to visit the place: 1 hour.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 3.5 KM
This enormous art gallery is segmented into two halls where it exhibits more than 600 paintings.
One of the two halls displays stone sculptures associated with Khajarao School of Art and Mathura whereas the other hall exhibits pottery and clay articles dating back to the Indus Valley civilization.
This art gallery houses the artwork and paintings of world famous and renowned artists such as K. Venkatappa, M. F. Hussain, Hanumaiah, Hariram, Yusuf Arakkal, Rekha Rao, N. S. Bendre, and Vasudev in galore on the first level of the building.
There are paintings christened as Prithvi, Vayu, Jala, Agni, Death, Sea Shore, Nagamandala, In Space, and Last Glimpse by K.K Hebbar on the second level of the gallery.
Venkatappa Art gallery is the Mecca for art loves, magnanimous, loaded and authentic and is one of the aesthetically pleasing places to visit in Bangalore.
Location: Kasturba Road, Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
Best Time to Visit: During the daytime.
Price: INR 10 per head (adults) and INR 5 (children)
Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM on all the days of the week except Monday.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 5 KM.
Take a day out and get charged at this craziest amusement park in Bangalore. Wonderla is one of the largest amusement parks in the entire country with more than 60 exhilarating rides such as Hurricane, Equinox, Insanity Twister, Recoil, Dropzone, Flash Tower, Mixer, Y-scream, Maverick etc.
These high-tech rides will swirl, twist and turn you in around 360 degrees and will pump adrenaline rush to a next level. The water rides like splurgy and frolic with speedy drops and to and fro motion.
Wonderla not only tops Bangalore tourist places list but it is loved by the local population as well. From rain disco to fun pools and wave pools, from roller coasters to boomerang rides; even an entire day at Wonderla is not enough to satiate the thrill junkies in you.
Location: 28th Km, Mysore Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562109
Best Time to Visit: November to February.
Price: Ranging from 850 to 2000
Timings: 11 AM to 6 PM from Monday to Friday and 11 AM to 7 PM on every Saturday and Sunday.
Average time required to visit the place: An entire day.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 35 KM
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27 November 2017
"Lovely resort overlooking the lake\nWe (two girls) went from Bangalore to Doddaballapur (Bus no. 285M) and from doddaballapur to ujjani from ujjani it took us 10 \nmins to reach the resort the tour or...
26 September 2014
It was my first trekking and had loads of fun :) Planning another trip with thrillophilia grp very soon.
10 April 2014
Wao it was absolutely brilliant to see those majestic Tiger and charismatic Leopard, this was the first time i saw these animals for the first time. The panoramic views catches our attention , its one
23 November 2017
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10 January 2018
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27 January 2019
"It was simply superb place for day out.... The discipline, hospitality, nature around, it was really .... It's ever best place to enjoy for both children's and elders.... Food what they provided ...
22 October 2014
Trek was nice but so much of tiring :) whoever is planning for this trek i would like to suggest them to do few stretching exercises at-least for 3-4 days before this trek. Relaxing on peak of Skan...
29 May 2017
It was a team outing, 30 of us from office and a few also got their family and kids! I and few others in my team were looking everywhere and nothing seemed to match our requirements. It had to be fun, ...
07 September 2014
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The legal age for drinking in Bangalore is 18 years. You may sometimes require to show an ID proof before making a purchase of alcohol. Arrack has been banned in Bangalore since July 1st 2007.
The massive lung space
If you are in Bangalore, it is impossible to miss out on the huge lung spaces like Cubbon Park. The Park is spread across an area of 100 acres and has a number of green plants and trees. Another such place is Bannerghatta National Park that is a 25,000-acre park and one of the most frequented tourist attraction in Bangalore. Whichever, end of Bangalore you live in, you’ll always feel closer to nature.
If you have been to Bangalore and haven’t yet tried the world’s best Dosa at MTR/CTR/Vidhyarthi Bhavan, your trip is incomplete. Do experience it to believe it!
Bangalore’s special filter kaapi
Heard the phrase, ‘A lot happens over a cup of coffee?’ This city makes it sound true! Bangalore is undoubtedly the Birthplace of the Coffee Days. You’ll find at least one CCD in every nook and corner of the Bangalore street. However, it is still the wafting aroma of the filter coffee here that can drive you crazy.
Word Hard and Party Harder
You have not known Bangalore completely, if you are yet to experience its night life. Stats say that Bangalore has the largest number of pubs in Asia. There was a time when these pubs used to shut down by 11 PM but now these are open till 1 in the night.
Legendary hole in the wall eating joints
The mouth watering idlis, delectable kesari bath and the heavenly upma at places like Veena Stores, Brahmin’s Café and Janatha Hotel are something to savor on.
Every 2 years, there is an Aero show organized in Bangalore. It is a visual treat that has an array of civilian and combat aircrafts from across the globe showcase their prowess in the sky. Organized at the Yelahanka Air Force Base, it is a must watch. Do watch out for the one in 2017.
Dance is a way of life here
Plan a visit to the Nrityagram Dance Village to experience the Karnataka’s love for traditional music and classical dance. This residential school also offers training in different forms of Indian classical dance like Kuchipudi, Odissi, Manipuri, Kathak, Mohiniattam, Kathakali and Bharatnatyam.
Though Bangalore temperature is fairly pleasant throughout the year, the best time to visit this city is between August and February.
This is when the monsoons are almost over and there is warm sunlight during the day and chill winds at night so visiting gardens and other sites around the city is convenient even during mid-day.
The general climate of Bangalore is usually below 35°C even in the summer months of March to May but it gets unpleasant outdoors due to the fierce sunlight. October to February is ideal for outdoor activities like family picnics, trekking, long drives and others.
All you would need is a windcheater or a light woolen jacket if you are planning to drive around at night. June to September is monsoon time when the city faces mild to heavy rainfall and a sunny afternoon can suddenly turn into a downpour that can become a damper if you are out shopping.
While Bangalore has several attractions some of the must see places of historical interest are:
The city that began with a small mud fort built in 1537 by Kempe Gowda is today a sprawling city spread across 709 square kms with an overall population of 8.426 million that offers multitude of entertainment options within its boundaries.
As winters are perfect for travelling around to nearby locations:
Cubbon Park, regarded as the “lung” area of Bangalore’s business district was created in 1870 and is today spread across 300 acres. The park is made up of natural rock, massive bamboos and several varieties of small and large plants along with wide walkways used for walking and light exercises by residents in the area.
It also houses a library, aquarium and toy train along with several statues of famous personalities and benches to relax. The park is open between 10.30 AM to 6 PM on all days except Thursdays and the entrance is free.
They have a show of colorful fairy fountains every evening and short courses for pottery making and painting are also offered.
Vidhana Soudha or Karnataka Government’s parliament building is India’s largest legislature-cum-office building which is an interesting place that every tourist to the city must visit. Spread across 60 acres, the building has four entrances signifying four directions and houses twenty two departments on four floors.
The impressive building was built in Dravidian architecture style in 1956 and has a beautiful 60 feet dome in its center and six domes of which, four are in the front section and two on the sides which are supported by 8 pillars. Entry to the structure is not allowed unless one is visiting for official work.
Bangalore palace, the erstwhile summer capital of Mysore’s Maharajas was built by Rev. J Garett in 1862 to resemble Windsor Castle. The palace spread across 453 acres, is popular for its beautiful Tudor style architecture and beautiful objects of art belonging to the royal family that is displayed to the public.
Instead of a live guide, the 40 tour has an audio guide that tells the history behind each section of this marvelous heritage. The palace’s interiors are decorated with stained glass windows, skylights, neo classical furniture, family photographs, royal garments used for ceremonies and hunting trophies
Tipu Sultan’s summer palace also referred to as Dariya Daulat is located on a small island on the Cauvery river at Srirangapatna and is located close to Mysore.
Built in 1791, the palace is now a museum displaying personal belongings of Tipu’s family like clothes, crown and family silver. The palace is open to public between 8.30am to 5.30 pm on all days of the week and has a small charge of Rs.15 per adult.
The small two storied palace was built with stone, wood and mortar in Indo-Islamic style with colorful floral motifs.
Wonderla is Bangalore’s most popular amusement parks located around 28 kilometers away from city center at Bidadi. There are buses and cabs to the amusement park and back till late hours in the evening.
The park has 55 land and water based rides along with a musical fountain and laser shows along with special games and attractions for small children. The park is open between 11 am to 7 pm on all days and rates are Rs.700 for an adult and Rs. 540 for a child.
During festivals, weekends and peak holiday season the rates go up to Rs. 940 per adult and Rs.710 for a child.
While Bangalore is home to over 1000 new and old temples the most famous of them is the ISKCON Radha Krishna temple, Bull Temple with 15 feet tall Nandi and Dodda Ganesha temples located beside each other in Basavanagudi.
Some of the city’s ancient temples are Chokkanathaswamy temple in Domlur built in 10th century, Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple carved out of single rock in 9th century and the Halasuru Someshwara temple dating back to Chola period has retained its ornate charm.
Other famous temples are Venkataramana temple, Banashankari temple, Sri Dwadasha Jyotirlinga Temple and Kailash Vaikunta Mahakshetra Temple.
This theme park is located 37 km from Bangalore and has state buses and cabs plying to the area.
The park visiting hours are between 10 am to 7 pm on all days of the week and entry fees before 3 PM is Rs. 500 per adult and Rs. 399 after 3 PM. Built in 2007 the park has several attractions like a water park, Dino park, haunted mansion, mirror maze and a tribal museum for children and adults.
The best places couples can visit are:
There are several amazing places around Bangalore that you can take the family for a fun filled day of swimming and casual lazing around. For the best experiences visit:
Bangalore being such a vibrant city for sightseeing and adventure activities also has a lot of options for kids to enjoy:
Some of the best resorts dotting the city’s outskirts are:
While some of them have their own spa and swimming facilities for families, they also have courts for outdoor and indoor games and rain dance wherein people are showered with water as they sway to loud music.
Most resorts near Bangalore have swimming pools but none of them are private as generally they are used by all guests that are present in the resort.
Some resorts that have multiple swimming pools for children and adults are:
All resorts near Bangalore have volleyball and basketball courts for guests along with swimming pools and video game parlors to keep families and children across varied ages busy across the day.
Corporate day outings should comprise of team building sports and activities that brings office colleagues in an informal atmosphere.
Some of the best resorts with space and opportunities for organizing large team activities are:
Bangalore Resorts that offer privacy and solitude for couples are:
For a relaxing spa and massage experience try:
Living in Bangalore and being apart of the daily rush and chaos calls for quality time away with nature and unwinding yourself.
There are a lot of of options for weekend getaways in Bangalore, you can:
Bike trips allows you to see offbeat locations that are usually avoided by tour operators so here are some places you can explore on a bike. Thottikallu Falls off Kanakapura road is just 35 km away Savandurga and Manchinabele Dam close to Arkavathi River is best explored on bikes.
Other locations for day trips by bike are Mekedatu, Lepakshi if you like historical inscriptions and Nandi Hills. A couple of Tipu Sultan’s strategic forts like Manjarabad Fort (226 km away) and Gandikota Fort (300 km away) located deep in the hills can be explored by bikers.
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Located deep in the heart of Kodagu Hills, Coorg is a beautiful hill station and the coffee capital of India. It is located around 270 km by road from Bangalore.
The best time to visit this hill station is between October and May as the weather is pleasant at 20° C and ideal for exploring every part of the town by just walking around or driving on motorbikes.
To explore the actual essence of Coorg, tourists prefer to stay in homestays instead of commercial lodges or resorts.
Besides its pleasant weather a lot of different adventure activities that can be enjoyed in Coorg. That are:
There are several places to visit in Coorg that can be enjoyed by tourists, That are:
Surrounded by hills and valleys Bangalore’s outskirts is perfect for adventure sports like rappelling and rope climbing along with day and night trekking.
The best locations for rappelling which is generally conducted by adventure clubs with trained guides helping new entrants to the sport are:
Paintball adventure can be explored in resorts and adventure camps located in the outskirts of Bangalore like:
The most popular trekking locations in Bangalore with well laid out tracks are
Though some of these treks are also used for night trekking it is best done on full moon nights and with a guide as there have been instances of people getting lost.
Due to rocky landscape there are many ancient caves around Karnataka like:
The closest ones to Bangalore for which exploratory tours are conducted is:
There are few cave temples that can be explored too like:
Popular camping locations within 100 kms of Bangalore are:
Popular camping sites within 200 kms of Bangalore are:
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Every coffee lover that visits Bangalore should make a point of visiting the beautiful hill station of Chikmagalur for its lush greenery, Bangalore to Chikmagalur is a 277 kms drive. There are several activities that can be done in Chikamagalur, Such as:
With two of the nation’s largest national parks close to the city there is no dearth of wildlife safaris that one can explore in Bangalore.
Bannerghatta National Park located 25 km south of Bangalore city is closed on Tuesdays and though it is open between 9 am to 5pm on all other days the ticket counter opens at around 10 am.
Divided into three sections namely the Zoo, Grand Safari and Butterfly park, the overall cost of visitation to first two locations is Rs. Rs.260 for adults and Rs.130 for children along with Rs.25 for camera.
Foreigners are charged Rs.400 for adults and Rs.300 for children. Entry ticket to visit Butterfly Park is Rs.30 which also has a few stray monkeys playing around.
Here are the some famous river rafting experiences in Bangalore:-
The best time to visit Dandeli is between January to Feb if you are a bird watching enthusiast and between the months of April to September during the pre-monsoon and monsoon months when the river Kali is at ideal levels for kayaking, rafting and coracle rides.
There are two locations for river rafting in Coorg namely Barapole River and Cauvery river at Dubare. White water rafting is done during mid-July and September end while Still water rafting is done across the year barring the monsoon season.
Yes the gentle Cauvery river has paddle boat rafting through the rapids that is considered a major adventure sport for visitors. Depending on the size the group and their level of enthusiasm, the river rafting exercise can be for 2 or 4 hours to let them explore different grades of water speeds. Even novices can try out rafting in Bheemeshwari as all boats have a trained oarsman cum diver that travels with every group.
Anyone can visit Nandi Hills by hiring a car or by local tourist buses that include this location on Mysore sightseeing trips. Nandi Hills is famous for its strategic location that gives sweeping views of Mysore city and its surrounding villages.
The hill has religious significance due to Chamundeshwari temple, Bhoganandishwara temple and ancient Nandi Bull statue that is more than 20 feet tall. Bikers and cyclists’ groups visit the hilltop for view of sunrise and sunset which is breathtaking especially during monsoons and winter.
Kanakapura is a tourism hotspot. This town has activities and sightseeing from history to adventure. Located 55 km from Bangalore, it is surrounded by lush green forests and beauty.
Below are some of the famous hill staitons around Bangalore
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Top casual dining restaurants:
The city has its share of pubs and nightclubs and the most popular among them are:
Before Café Coffee Day and Kalmane Coffee set up its outlets in the city there have several cafes in Bangalore that remain favorite haunts of locals till date like:
Besides the regular dosa, idli, vada, pani-puri and chaat options, every popular shopping in Bangalore has its own street food outlets that offer snack options from across the nation and China too! Some of the popular restaurant chains for serving street food are:
Popular local eat-out zones in bangalore are :
Popular locations that one can head out to for a long drive outside the city are:
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Bangalore has been famous for its pubs largely because several of them brew their own craft beer so here are the most popular pubs in Bangalore: