Bangalore, India’s third-largest city, has gradually evolved from the Garden City to the Silicon Valley of India. Bangalore is well-known for its pleasant weather, beautiful parks, and numerous lakes. Bangalore is famed for its cuisines, street food vendors, eccentric cafés, flavored coffees, and nightclubs, all of which can be found in different parts of the city and offer delicacies from all over the world. Brunches, buffets, burgers, rooftop cafes, and late-night eats abound in Bangalore.
Take a stroll around the lovely Cubbon Park, browse at the numerous malls and street markets, or stop by one of the many recognized breweries for a cold and refreshing beverage.
Bangalore Places To Visit With Friends
LALBAGH BOTANICAL GARDEN
Bangalore’s Lalbagh Botanical Garden is a nationally and internationally renowned center for botanical artwork, scientific plant study, and plant conservation. Lal Bagh is a haven for nature lovers, with nearly 1,854 plant species. The garden, which features exotic plants of French, Persian, and Afghani origin, has been designated as a Government Botanical Garden. The Lal Bagh Rock, which is over 3000 million years old and a major tourist attraction, can be found here.
This botanical garden, a photographer’s dream, also includes the famous glasshouse, where an annual flower show is hosted every year, as well as an aquarium and a lake.
Timings: 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Entry Fee: Adults: INR 25 (After 8:00 AM)
Children below 12 Years: Free
Camera: INR 60
The Majestic Bangalore Palace, an epitome of great architecture and beauty, retains the spice of old regal opulence. The palace, which is now the city’s main attraction, was built in 1878. The original property was purchased in 1873 by Chama Rajendra Wadiyar’s British Guardians from the principal of Bangalore Central High School, Rev. J Garret, with funds from his estate.
The palace is extremely large, spanning 45,000 square feet. The grand palace that we see today is the result of a fusion of Tudor and Scottish Gothic architecture. The wooden structure of the palace, as well as the beautiful carvings both inside and outside, highlight the royal culture in various ways.
Timings: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Entry Fee: Indian: INR 230, Foreigner: INR 46
The ISKCON Temple is an adored sacred place to Lord Krishna. Aside from being a religious shrine, the ISKCON temple is a cultural complex that houses deities dedicated to Sri Sri Radha Krishnachandra, Sri Krishna Balarama, Sri Nitai Gauranga, Sri Srinivasa Govinda, and Sri Prahlada Narasimha.
The ISKCON Temple is well-known for its engagement activities involving eager devotees of Lord Krishna. The temple joins members for life and organizes programs in their community centers to promote Krishna consciousness and Lord awareness.
Morning:- 4:15-5:00 and 7:15-1:00PM
Evening:- 4:00-8:30 PM
Cubbon Park in Bangalore is a popular tourist destination with lush greenery. It is a green belt region of the city and is ideal for nature lovers and those looking for peace and quiet. Lord Cubbon laid the groundwork for the park, which bears his name. It is home to over 6,000 trees, which support a thriving ecosystem. It is not only a natural tourist attraction, but it also houses some of the city’s major structures, including the Attara Kacheri, Cubbon Park Museum, and Sheshadri Iyer Memorial Park. The Bangalore Aquarium, India’s second-largest aquarium, is another popular attraction in Cubbon Park.
Timings: 6:00 AM-6:00 PM
The Park is closed on Monday and the second Tuesday of every month.
Strictly for morning walkers: 6:00-8:00 AM
Entry Fee: Free
WONDERLA AMUSEMENT PARK
Wonderla is indeed the best amusement park in the city, luring all those seeking an adrenaline rush. While it is best known for its high-thrill dry rides, it also has some more relaxed, fun rides, so there is something for everyone.
Wonderla is a fantastic amusement and water park with over 60 rides. One of the park’s key selling factors is its assortment of “high-thrill coasters.” It also has India’s first “reverse looping roller coaster,” which you can ride in both directions, once straight and once in reverse order. The water park is also fantastic, with slides ranging from thrilling to leisurely.
Timings for Wonderla Bangalore:
Normal Season Weekends: 11:00 AM-7:00 PM
Normal Season Weekdays: 11:00AM-6:00 PM
VISVESVARAYA INDUSTRIAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL MUSEUM
Sir M Visvesvaraya, the recipient of the Bharat Ratna, is honored by the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum. The museum, themed as a “Science Museum,” has four floors, each focused on a distinctive scientific discipline, with the foremost floor transformed into a food court.
The depository’s outstanding project was influenced by ancient scientific tools and machinery such as the Wright Brothers’ Kitty Hawk, flying Stimulator, and other similar objects. The backdrop features surreal visualizations of changing climate, sea and land dynamics, and planetary positions. The center has seven permanent gallery displays that include numerous exhibits of a steam engine, motor power, and so on.
Timings: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Entry Fees: General Visitors: INR 50
Organized school groups: INR 25
Organized Govt./Municipal school groups: INR 10
BPL Category on the production of valid BPL card: INR 5
The State Legislature and the Secretariat of Karnataka are housed in Vidhana Soudha, which was described by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru as “a temple dedicated to the nation.” It is one of the most popular attractions in Bengaluru, which is a lively and colorful city. It also holds the distinction of being the country’s largest state legislative building.
We don’t doubt the title with four entrances in all four directions and four floors above and one below ground level. It is known as the ‘Taj Mahal of South India’ and is considered one of the most magnificent buildings in the city, sure to impress onlookers with its sophisticated poise and glorified grandiose. On Sundays and public holidays, the entire monument is lighted and a sight to behold.
Timings: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM (Closed on weekends and public holidays)
Entry Fee: No entry without permission
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