Stating to be 3000 years old, this magnanimous rock formation is situated right next to the Bull temple in Basavanagudi. It is sprawled over an area of 16 acres on the southern side of Bangalore and is also known as peninsular gneiss.
The park has temples, a gym, a jogging track, fountains and water tanks. These ancient rocks were used by the watchkeepers to light and bugle the other watchkeepers assuring the safety of the place at every sunset.
There is a watchtower on the abruptly originated rock that was used to signal the other three watchtowers in the city. It is a very interesting geological sight and a point of interest among geologists.
Location: Bull Temple Rd, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560019
Best Time to Visit: During daytime.
Price: No entry fees.
Timings: 5 AM to 7 PM on all days of the week
Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 2 hours.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: 7 KM.
This is dome-shaped greenhouse situated in the Bannerghatta National Park with fluttering colorful butterflies which are really hard to find today in our vicinity.
This is India’s first butterfly enclosure and an ideal place for the shutterbugs who are interested in nature photography. While you enter the pathway a big butterfly shaped gate welcomes you in the green dome where over twenty species of Butterflies live under a poly-carbonate roof.
They are brought in the park when they grow wings after their cultivation period in a separate premise. Butterflies have become such rare species to find that one must visit this fascinating world of butterflies.
You can also watch educational videos or educate yourself by reading about Butterflies. One of the best places to visit in Bangalore for adoring nature’s wonders.
Location: Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bannerghatta, Bangaluru, Karnataka 560083
Best Time to Visit: Spring season. Avoid going on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Wednesdays as these are the busiest days at this Park.
Price: INR 30 per head.
Timings: 9:30 AM to 5 PM on all days of the week except Tuesdays.
Average time required to visit the place: 2 hours.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 35 KM.