Bengaluru, commonly known as Silicon Valley of India, most popular among IT professionals. But it also holds a good medical infrastructure with ever pleasant weather. There are quite good places to visit Bangalore and its outskirt. If you are planning to visit this city, do some homework and add a few more nearby places like Chikmagalur, Ooty, Mysore, Coorg, etc (will be discussed in a different post). In this Bengaluru City Guide, we will discuss a few places to visit in Bangalore.
This is the most famous place near Bangalore. Within two hour maximum, you can reach this place, approx 62 kilometers. Roads and surrounded scenic beauty are remarkable. Once you enter the hill fortress, you have many points to see like Amrutha Sarovar, Tipu’s Summer House, Tippu drop, Horse steps, Arkavathi & Palar River Origin point and a few temples. You have to walk to the top to explore it completely through all the points. Food joints are available for quick bites. Spend some time to witness sunrise/sunset here. Although this place is accessible throughout the year if possible, visit after the monsoon, your eyes will definitely love the greenery. More info here.
Front of this palace is covered with plants, and inside an audio walk is available to see old memories. You can miss this place easily from a vehicle, small diversion from the road will take you to palace premises. More info here.
Lumbini Gardens is a lakeside garden, anyone who enjoys spending time with the family sitting beside a lake, can visit this place. Boating, wave pool and few rides are available. There are multiple food joints available. More info here.
Bannerghatta National Park:
This is a National park, within 25 kilometers from Bangalore. Same as other Zoological parks, you can see lots of animals like tiger, elephants, fox, etc. But, what I found an exception here was the different type of birds, so many colors and species. Safari is also available, with an additional charge. You may need a complete day to explore it. More info here.
Although this lake should not be included in must to visit list. But I liked it most, maybe because of its calm environment and simplicity. This lake is located near to silk board which is famous for congested traffic at times. More info here.
Lalbagh Botanical Garden:
If you love botany, this place is for you. Use Pinakin app to get audio guides. Tree fossil, floral clock, lake and lots of botany gardens. More info here.
Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park:
This fountain park is okay-okay for those who have seen musical fountain earlier. But the songs they played, are really classic. More info here.
There are a lot of places to see in Bengaluru like Jawaharlal Nehru planetarium, Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum, HAL museum, St. Mary’s Basilica, lots of temples and malls. Three days are enough to visit places in Bangalore.
If you want to know a few offbeat places for a day out, comment down below, I will definitely write a post for that too.
If you love South Indian Food, just enter any shops but I would prefer AAB (Adyar Ananda Bhavan) they charge more but the quality is best anyway. Except for filter coffee, try Mysore Pak here if you love sweets, this is made of pure ghee and taste like heaven.
Bangalore is well connected through bus services, although you can book OLA, Uber or any other car rental services. Part of Bangalore is accessible via metro too. If you love to ride/drive try out Zoom car or Wicked Rides.
Season to Visit:
Weather in Bangalore is more famous than the IT hub. Even in summer, you will never sweat unless you run or do the same sort of things.
Bangalore is one of those cities where everyone wants to settle because of professionalism, good weather, the scope of growth, access to a lot of hill stations nearby but the only downside could be communication issues. Next person may not able to understand Hindi or English and you may struggle to have a conversation, however, you will manage with little effort. I stayed in Bangalore for a year and I loved the city. Maybe in the future, if I get any scope, I will prefer to settle there.
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