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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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Traveller Tales From Bangalore
26 September 2014
It was my first trekking and had loads of fun :) Planning another trip with thrillophilia grp very soon.
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...
07 September 2014
Awesome trek...refreshing...and all the most traveling with Swami's team is just amazing.. also Thrillophilia had great staff support while booking. Good weather at the top and at completion of trek vi...
17 September 2014
It was overall a well organized trek but for a couple of things -a. picking us up a little late. b. number of people on the trek was huge. The trek organizers/guides including Swamy were very re...
10 September 2014
Hello everyone, I am more than happy to share my experience of my first night trek. This trek gave me a lot of new friends, walk in nature in the night with so many people around me having a good exper...
04 May 2015
Awesome trek to go with friends and chillout with a bonfire at the summit. You wake up to the most beautiful sunrise infront of you. The trek arrangements were really nice.. comfortable sleeping bags w
10 October 2014
The thrill of excitement on your first trek is amazing. This trip was the first ever trek for all of us. The trek is of medium difficulty at some points and also it is a night trek so torches are a mus...
09 October 2014
Really nice experience. The serenity of the place was extraordinary. Look forward to travelling with you again.
08 October 2014
Great co-ordination in the team. Loved the experience and have decided to take a trek with you guys once a month. Thanks for this opportunity.
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What You Should Know More About Tours in Bangalore
Bangalore has something for everyone. For adventure lovers, Bengaluru has a long list of
options to choose from. A few of the best adventure tours in Bangalore as follows:
Kunti Betta Night Trek
Athargange Night Trek
Tadiyandamol Trek with rafting
Kabbal Durga Night Trek
Dandeli WIldlife Adventure
Camping in Dubare
Trekking in Chembra Peak
West Coast Motorbike tour
Ideally, winter is a great time to visit Bangalore, especially from October to February. Bangalore doesn’t get too chilly, and owing to the winters, day time is pleasant too.
Following winter, March to May does tend to get hot, but the evenings are pleasant, Come June, Bangalore experiences mild to heavy showers, which might hamper your trip.
There are many treks in and around Bengaluru that one can enjoy. A few of the most famous ones are as follows:
Trek in Savandurga
Kabbaldurga Night trek
Mullayangiri trek, Chikmagalur
Kodachadri Trek, Shimoga
Kumara Parvata Trek
Bangalore tour packages generally include the following sights:
Tipu Sultan Palace - a unique palace designed in wood and intricate carvings
Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens - landscaped gardens sprawled over 240 acres and exhibiting 1,854 species and a glasshouse
Bangalore Palace - an architectural wonder spread over 25,000 sq. feet
Nandi Hills - trek here for a sight of the magnificent Nandi statue
Cubbon Park - home to 6000 trees, that you can admire while riding in a toy train
National Gallery of Modern Art - paintings, sculptures, photographs, a mirror pool and a fountain, bring with it an old-world charm
Chola Temples - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
ISKCON Temple - one of the largest ISKCON temples in the world
Bannerghatta National Park - view flora and fauna at their finest
Shivasamudram Falls - popularly known as the twin-falls, these are the second largest in the country
There are a number of splendid camping sites around Bengaluru which can serve as
weekend getaways for people. Few of the best camping tours are as follows:
Camping at Wayanad Hills at Seagot Banasura
Camping at Manchinbele
Camping at Ramanagara
Camping at Bheemeshwari
Camping at Gonikoppa, Coorg
Camping in Madikheri, Coorg
Check out the range of Bangalore tours available to see all that you can do in this beautiful city. Here’s what we recommend:
Watch a show at the opulent Opera House
Visit the HAL Aerospace Museum
Dig into flavours from across the country at VV Puram, aka Food Street
Don’t miss the local bites at Mavalli Tiffin Room, a South Indian food chain across the city
Buy pure silks at Mysore Saree Udyog
Buy superior quality sandalwood and rosewood handicrafts at Cauvery Arts and Crafts
Visit the Bull Temple and seek blessings from Nandi (Shiva’s bull)
Get a taste of local shopping at Krishnarajendra Market
Stop for some cold brews and gourmet coffee at Third Wave Coffee Roasters
End your day with some chilled beer and happy vibes at Biere Club
A Cycling Tour in and around Bangalore is the best way to explore the region. Some of the tours comprising cycling trails are:
Cycling along Western ghats
Cycling to Mekedatu and Mutthathi
Cycling through Melukote Nandi
India’s Grand Canyon Cycle ride
Colonial Church Cycling Trail
Temple and Thindi trail
Cycling to Devaravanadurga
Mountain biking in Dandeli jungle
Holiday Inn Express Bengaluru Whitefield ITPL
Location: Plot No. 4, EPIP Zone Beside Harman Building, Next to ITPL Back Gate, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066
Price: Approximately Rs. 4000/- per night
Ramada Encore by Wyndham Bangalore Domlur
Location: 282 to 285 Amarjyothi Domlur 1st stage, Vyalikaval HBCS Layout, Civil Area, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560071
Price: Approximately Rs. 6000/- per night
The Park Bangalore
Location: 14/7, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560042
Price: Approximately Rs. 11,000/- per night
Location: 34, Cunningham Rd, Opp. Prestige Center Point, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560052
Price: Approximately Rs. 7000/- per night
The Monarch Luxur
Location: 67, Infantry Road, Tasker Town, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
Price: Approximately Rs. 5000/- per night
Most Bangalore tour packages not only include sights within the city, but on the outskirts too. Check out Bangalore packages for the best travel deals and to know more about the areas around. You can visit:
Mysore - the second biggest city in Karnataka, known for its architectural beauty
Shravanabelagola - famous for the Bahubali statue carved out of a single granite block
Srirangpatna - Surrounded by Kaveri, this town forms a river island and is known for its rich heritage and culture
Somnathpura - one of the three Hoysala temples nominated for the UNESCO World Heritage Site status
A walking tour of Bengaluru can be a much-cherished experience, complete with interactions with locals and participating in the everyday life of the city. Few places which are a must visit on a walking tour are as follows:
Guided tour of Bengaluru’s KR market
Private Silk tales walking tour
Green Heritage Walk
VIctorian Heritage Walk
Cubbon Park Walk
Military Heritage Walk
A day out tour near Bangalore is never complete without the resting experience occasionally at famous resorts. These resorts are known for their aesthetic decor and hospitality. A few of the resorts near Bangalore are as follows:
Olde Bangalore Resort and Convention Centre
Eagleton , The Golf Resort
Eagle RIdge Resort
Mango Mist Resorts
Jaladhama Resort, Bangalore
Discovery Village, Bangalore
Tour of Bangalore is never complete without a visit to the vineyards. Some of the famous areas around Bangalore known for wine tasting are as follows:
Epulo vineyard restaurant
Grover Zampa Vineyard
A tour of Coorg from Bangalore is a must do activity while on a trip to Bangalore. Coorg is located at a distance of 252 km from Bangalore and by road it takes around five and a half hours to reach the place from Bangalore.
The must visit places in Coorg are listed as follows:
Dubare Elephant Camp
Golden Temple/Tibetan Monastery - Bylakuppe
The must visit locations in Chikmaglur are as follows:
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
Baba Budan Giri
Kodanda Ramaswamy Temple
Mahatma Gandhi Park
Visiting Wayanad from Bangalore can be a great decision. It is located at a distance of 287 km from Bangalore and takes 5 hours of travel time to reach via road.
The must visit places in Wayanad are as follows:
Mudumalai National Park
Wayanad Heritage Museum
Nagarhole National Park
Banarasura Sagar Dam
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
Meenmutty Falls, Wayanad
Lakkidi View Point