Top Tourist Places to Visit in Bangalore



Bangalore is the' Garden City' when it comes to its beautiful parks and the' Silicon Valley of India' when it comes to the IT industry. Between the two opposite sides of the spectrum, Bangalore is nothing but a beautiful town that has a lot more to offer. From vast amusement parks to breathtaking art galleries, here is a list of 20 must-see attractions in Bangalore worth exploring.

Wonderla


Wonderla located 17 miles from the city of Cynosure, Wonderla is an amusement park that never stops having fun. Spread over 82 acres, Wonderla features more than 60 thrilling rides — land and water-based. Wonderla is widely regarded as one of the best amusement parks in India, thanks to its appreciable facilities and a wide range of activities.

Timings :

Sun: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Lalbagh Botanical Gardens


The botanical garden in southern Bangalore is a floral extravagance and home to diverse species of flora. Lalbagh is the brainchild of Hyder Ali, the former ruler of Mysore, who was infatuated in the Persian style of gardening and architecture. As it stands today, Lalbagh is a popular destination for both Bangaloreans and tourists.

Timings :


Sun: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm

Bannerghatta National Park


Bannerghatta National Park is a one-stop destination for wildlife just 20 miles from the capital. The National Park is under government oversight and provides safaris through a biological reserve consisting of endangered Bengal tigers and majestic Indian elephants, among other species. In addition to safari, there is a zoo, an aquarium, a spooky snake house and a vibrant butterfly yard all within the domain of the National Park.

Timings :

Sun: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Cubbon Park


A large park in the center of the city has origins that trace back to British colonialism in India. Cubbon Park has a vast green expanse with well-cut walkways that often lead to ancient sculptures and houses. Cyclists and walkers are a popular occurrence in the park for the serenity it provides.

Timings :

Sun: 6:00 am - 7:45 pm
Mon: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm

Bangalore Palace


This Tudor architectural masterpiece of Bangalore is nothing short of a palatial epitome. Bangalore Palace has a strong foundation credited to the Wodeyars of Mysore under the tutelage of the British. Since its construction, the palace has been the object of controversy, but it has not tarnished the beauty of a building that boasts ornate carvings, heavy embellishments and polished Victorian-style furniture.

Timings :

Sun: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Mon: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tue: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wed: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thu: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Fri: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace


Rash-e-Jannat' or' Envy of the Heavens' is the summer residence of the ruler of Mysore, Tipu Sultan (1750-1799). Tipu Sultan, for his part, was remembered for his valiant work in the arena, but he also had an appreciation for art and culture, something visible in his summer palace. The palace is a typical example of Indo-Islamic architecture with sturdy columns and meticulously crafted motifs.

Timings :

Mon - Sun: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Devanahalli Fort


Devanahalli Fort is situated 22 miles from the city of Bangalore in Devanahalli, a quaint town with a rich history. The fort was built by the Morasu Wokkalu family under the name of Mallabariegowda. Since its inception, the fort has been in chaos for the better part falling into the clutches of several rulers. Perhaps that explains the obvious fortification of heavy masonry and massive gunpoint bastions.

Nandi Hills


A slight detour on the way to the airport can lead to a picturesque hill offering an ethereal view of the sunrise. The path to the summit is challenging due to meandering roads and sharp turns, but the view can be equally rewarding. Bangaloreans flock to Nandi Hills early in the morning to get a taste of the best things nature has to offer.

Ulsoor Lake


One of Bangalore's biggest lakes, Ulsoor Lake, is a magnanimous lake spread over an area of 50 hectares. Ulsoor Lake was designed by Sir Lewin Bentham Bowring, who was Bangalore's commissioner at the time. Featuring a variety of islands all along, the natural beauty of this destination is intensified by the lush greenery that surrounds the lake. Thanks to its natural beauty and soothing surroundings, the Ulsoor Lake is frequented by picnics and nature lovers alike. Ulsoor Lake is also an important venue for Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, some of which take place every year in August and September.

Ulsoor Lake has an abundance of activities that can be undertaken here. Sit back and relax in the quiet atmosphere of this location, or whip your cameras and click a few shots of the endemic birds that call this destination their home. One of the most popular activities in Ulsoor Lake is boating, which is a perfect way to understand the scenery and revel in the beauty of this destination. A weekend picnic with homemade snacks and a game of badminton is a must if you visit Ulsoor Lake.

Timings : 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM; Wednesday closed

UB City Mall


Located in the CBD (Central Business District), this luxurious shopping mall is a one stop destination for all your high-end needs. Assimilation of four towers as a whole, the mall is spread over 13 acres of land. The place takes care of all your unique needs, whether it's shopping at a high-end store or eating, or even having a massage after a busy working day, this place has it all.

The place is home to all the luxury and fashion brands from all over the world, including Louis Vuitton, Estee Lauder, Rolex, Burberry and Canali. The place covers all your needs, from cosmetics, clothing, bags to exclusive jewelry shoes by world-famous brands. Various events are also arranged in good time for all travelers to experience the best of all.

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