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12 Must-Visit Places in Bangalore, India

The Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore, apart from being an IT hub is also a beautiful place to explore and spend your holidays!
Bindu swetha May 16, 2020
From huge amusement parks to ancient temples and from picturesque gardens to art galleries and restaurants - Bangalore has it all!
Lalbagh
Also known as the Garden City, the botanical garden in South Bangalore doesn't fail to impress!
With an extravagant display of flora and fauna belonging to different species, Lalbagh is a favorite destination amongst locals for an evening stroll. If you happen to visit the city while the Lalbagh flower fest in on, you will be delighted to witness the diversity in flower species!
Bannerghatta Biology Park
One of the most well-maintained safaris in India, the national park offers exclusive safaris taking you through the botanical reserve that houses exotic White Bengal tigers, Indian elephants among other animals!
The zoo, aquarium, butterfly yard and a spooky snake house are other attractions in the park. Be prepared to come across long queues to get into the safari vans!
ISKCON
Different from the other Hindu temples, ISKCON's beautiful architecture and the huge complex in the heart of the city, makes it a must-visit place when in Bangalore!
The mesmerizing chants of 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna' that can be heard across the complex, lets you find peace amidst the noise of the city!
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace
The summer adobe of Tipu Sultan known as the 'Rash-e-Jannat' has a typical Indo-Islamic architecture with motifs and sturdy columns across the palace.
There is a beautiful collection of all weapons used during wars by Tipu Sultan apart from paintings that depict his heroic feats! The local guide at the Palace will ensure you don't miss out on the minute details of Tipu Sultan's life history.
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
A center dedicated to creating awareness of astronomy, the planetarium hosts various workshops for kids and adults throughout the year.
The Sky Theatre which showcases all the celestial happenings under a single roof is the main attraction at the planetarium!
Bangalore Palace
Inspired by England's Windsor Castle, the Bangalore Palace was built by Chamaraja Wodeyar in 1884 in the Tudor architectural style.
With Gothic windows, turrets, wooden carvings and the beautiful gardens, this palace spread across a 430-acre area is a beauty! You can attend the exhibitions and concerts held at the palace to get up and close to Bangalore's history!
Sri Gavi Gangadhareshwara Devastana
The ancient cave temple located in Gavipuram is famous for the mysterious stone discs in the forecourt.
The construction of the temple in such a manner that the sunlight falls on the deity on a certain time of the year!
The construction of the temple in such a manner that the sunlight falls on the deity on a certain time of the year!
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple is most-visited on the evening of Makar Sankranthi festival when the sunlight passes through the horns of Nandi statue and falls directly on the lingam!
Nandi Hills
A favorite amongst the locals, Nandi Hills is a picturesque hill en route the airport. Famous for its beautiful sunrises and sunsets, the journey to the top of the hills is a bit difficult due to meandering roads and sharp turns! The view of River Palar and river Arkavathi that originate from the hills is mesmerizing.
Cubbon Park
Spread across a 300-acre area, the massive Park has well-kept lawns and gardens! A paradise for walkers, it is a perfect place to relax after a hectic day of sightseeing.
You will find statues of famous personalities in the park. The ornamental oak trees and the Gulmohar trees at the park make for a beautiful sight, especially during the mornings!
Bangalore Aquarium
The second-largest aquarium in India, the Government Aquarium has ornamental and exotic cultivable fish on display!
Established in 1983, the aquarium houses eels, hockey stick tetra, Indian tiger barb, mahseer, blue gourami, goldfish and the like. Spread over three floors, the aquarium has 14 tanks on the first floor and 69 tanks on the second floor!
Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum
Built in the honor of Sir M Visvesvaraya, this science museum located in Cubbon Park is home to machines and models from various facets of science!
The Infinity Well at the museum is one of the main attraction. A great place to take kids along, the museum hosts various experiments which are worth watching.
Wonderla
Situated some 17 miles from the city on the Mysore Road, Wonderla, is a massive amusement park spread across 82 acres!
With about 60+ rides (land and water-based), the Termite Train and the Termite Coaster are popular rides at the park. You can also have virtual reality experiences at the park.