Top 10 Places to Visit in Bengaluru

Bengaluru originated in Bangalore, is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. Silicon Valley of India, Pub Capital of India, Air Conditioned City, and City of Gardens are just a few of the nicknames given to the city. Bengaluru, on the other hand, was once known as Pensioners’ Paradise before the IT revolution.

It’s now a fantastic mix of the old and the current. Bengaluru has a superb blend of history, architecture, culture, spirituality, and nature, while not having as many prominent attractions as other large cities in India.

Attractions of Bangalore

  • Bangalore Palace

Bangalore Palace was built by Chamaraja Wadiyar X in 1887 and was influenced by England’s Windsor Castle. As a result, the interiors of this evocative palace feature Tudor-style architecture, including fortified towers, arches, lush gardens, and magnificent wood carvings.

The royal family still lives here, and the palace is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Bengaluru’s Manikyavelu Mansion is located on Palace Rd in Vasanth Nagar

  • Bengaluru’s Manikyavelu Mansion

Bengaluru’s Manikyavelu Mansion is located on Palace Rd in Vasanth Nagar.

Don’t miss the National Gallery of Modern Art on Palace Road if you’re an art fan. This is India’s third gallery of its kind, having opened in 2009. 

It is housed in a Colonial mansion with a garden setting and has two interconnecting wings, one of which exhibits works from the early 18th century till India’s independence, and the other of which exhibits work by a wide range of modern and contemporary artists.

  • The Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan

One of the most fascinating Bangalore tourist attractions, Tipu Sultan Fort, is located in the biggest market district and brilliantly exemplifies the artistic abilities that formerly flourished. Tipu Sultan, the king of Mysore, spends his summers at the ‘Rack-e-Jannat.’ 

The ruler is well known for his bravery on the battlefield. The palace is a typical example of architecture, with sturdy columns and themes, and a strong passion for art and culture. The palace, which is a magnificent example of Indo-Islamic architecture, is a wonderful example of the style.

  • Krishna Rajendra (KR) Market

This vibrant, traditional local market is an assault on the senses and a photographer’s dream, with Bengaluru’s busy flower market smack dab in the centre. Fresh produce, spices, and copper products are also available in the market.

Early in the morning, when mountains of fresh stock are being unloaded and sold, is the greatest time to see the colours and throng.

  • A botanical park

This botanical park is one of Bangalore’s, if not India’s, most beautiful attractions. Haider Ali built the garden, which Tipu Sultan later remodelled. A glasshouse in the garden is modelled after London’s Crystal Palace. A unique collection of 1800 plant, tree, and herb species can be found across the 240-acre garden.

Mavalli is a Bangalore suburb.

6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday

Fees are INR 20 for Indians and INR 15 for children.

  • Cubbon Park 

The park, which spans 300 acres, was designed and created by Richard Sankey. This vast green park with well-kept grass is worthy of special mention. One of the most popular spots to visit in Bangalore with friends is the park, which has statues of renowned people. Kasturba Road, Sampangi Rama Nagara, Bangalore, behind the Karnataka High Court Ambedkar Veedhi.

  • Nandi Hills 

The hills are 60 kilometres from the city, giving them a perfect location for experiencing nature firsthand. Nandi Hills, one of Bangalore’s most well-known vistas, is one of the city’s most popular couples’ destinations.

Nandi Hills

It was eventually named after the famed Nandi Temple, which stood at the top of the hill and was fed by the Arkavathi and Palar rivers. 

  • Vidhana Soudha

Vidana Soudha, which opened in 1956 and is located near Cubbon Park, is a Bengaluru landmark. This colossal structure, replete with four domes on each of its four corners, is a massive example of neo-Dravidian architecture. It contains the Karnataka Government’s Legislative Chamber as well as several other government offices

  • Ulsoor Dam

The picturesque Ulsoor Dam is situated in the heart of the city, north of M.G. Road, and spans 125 acres. Kempe Gowda II designed and built it. It’s open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day except Wednesdays. There is also a walking path that circles the lake.

Spiritual and Religious Places

Many of India’s spiritual leaders call Bengaluru home, and the city has a thriving religious culture. Ashrams, mosques, and churches are among the numerous sites of worship. Consider taking a Bengaluru walking tour to explore many of the city’s highlights.

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