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The best places to visit in Bangalore include Nandi Hills, Ramanagra, Kanakpura, Bannerghatta National Park, Ramanagara Wine Park, Skandagiri, Jakur, Toit, Lal Bagh Botanical Garden, Kunti Betta, Anthar Gange, Snow City and many more exciting places.

The various places to visit in Bangalore make this capital city of Karnataka one of the most happening ones in southern India with a variety of experiences. This Silicon Valley city is a sparkly blend of plentiful genres like adventure, architecture, relaxation in the outskirts and sprawling night-life in the city. Some of these entertaining getaways to unwind from a busy week at work are just within an hour’s drive from the city, making it more convenient to plan a trip.

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Bangalore has the perfect blend of various historical places, traditions, different cultures, modernization, the colourful gardens, and the pleasant climate adds a flavour for the tourist to visit. Bangalore has everything for a taste of all kinds of people, be it young or old, you are sure to get your corner of interest in this booming city.

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Some of the
tourist's places in Bangalore that are worth visiting are Kanakapura, Nandi Hills, Ramanagara, Wonderla and Snow City where you can spend an entire day playing indoor and outdoor games with a large group. For those who are looking for an amazing night, must head to Hard Rock Café, Big Brewsky, Toit or to the highest pub in Bangalore, Skyye Ultra Lounge. Taking a trekking day off at adventure places like Skandagiri, Kunti Betta or Anthargange which are the ‘must try’ when in this refreshing city.


Here are some of the best places to visit in Bangalore:

Lal Bagh Botanical Garden
The Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore is of royal origin and was begun at first as a private garden in a region of 40 sections of land by Hyder Ali, most famous rulers amongst the most well known leaders of old Mysore in 1760. At first planned in Mughal style, on the model of a broad garden at Sira in Tumkur close Bangalore, this garden was additionally created by Hyder Ali's child Tipu Sultan and hence by the British and Indian doyens of horticulture by an expansion of range and option of various plant species.

Lalbagh, for its one of a kind garden in supporting the idea of agriculture and helping the advancement of cultivation, has earned a pride of place among the gardens of the world and it has come to be viewed as one of the best gardens in the East for its design, maintenance, scientific treasure and scenic beauty. This place is magnificence in Bangalore which holds some of the best genetic resource centre for introduction, acclimatization and maintenance of plants; it envisages documentation of the variations available in plants of ornamental and economic value.

It helps the advancement of cultivation in the state. It is a significant assistant to botanic study in educational institutions, an imperative lung space of Bangalore, a position of excellence that gives sound entertainment to the general population and it gives a scene to individuals to draw near to plants and nature.

The garden with well-laid out streets, ways, open spaces, shade and a decent accumulation of many sorts of plant species draws in an extensive number of guests. Lalbagh is all around secured with stone walls as fenced-in areas and it has four approach entryways. The principle entryway is at the North confronting towards Subbaiah circle, the West door is towards Basavanagudi, the South entryway is towards Jayanagar and the East door is towards the Double Road.

Location: Lal Bagh Botanical Garden is located at Mavalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004

Best Time to Visit:
  All day from 6 am to 6 pm is the best time

Price:
 The entry price is Rs 20

Timings:
 Opens from 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Average time required to visit the place: Around an hour.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 6 KM.

Brigade Road

At the intersection of MG road and Residency road lies Brigade road which is considered a shopping paradise for the city dwellers. 

There is a long stretch of standalone shops, individual retailers, and outlet selling almost everything you need. 

This commercial hubs houses myriads of global brand outlets as well and it has been a hub for celebrating New Year in the almost every year. The place has ample parking space and uncountable branded and non-branded outlets.

Location: Brigade Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Best Time to Visit: Evenings.

Price: There is no entry fee for the market.

Timings: The market runs throughout the day, closes at midnight.

Average time required to visit the place: 2 to 3 hours.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 7 km

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Bangalore Palace

Bangalore Palace is a true example of sheer architectural beauty which was built in 1873. This old opulent structure sits on a land of 25000 square feet displaying the regal mix of Tudor and Scottish Gothic architectural designs. 

Besides being a preserved site, it is also a grand venue that hosts marriage parties, events, and rock concerts. The palace houses paintings of the famous painter of bygone era Raja Ravi Varma along with ancient carvings and granite and ceramic tiles seating on the floor which are still unblemished. 

There is magnanimous ground in front of the palace which has hosted a number of international artists in the past like, The Rolling Stones, Backstreet Boys, Elton John, Lamb of God, Don Moen, David Guetta,  The Black Eyed Peas, Deep Purple, Metallica, Roger Waters etc. 

On the auspicious day of Dussehra every year, a grand fair is organized in the ground against the royal backdrop of the beautifully lit palace.

Location: Palace Road, Near Mount Carmel Institute Of Management, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560052

Best Time to Visit: During Dussehra when it is well lit with a grandiose celebration.

Price: INR 230 for Indians and INR 460 for foreigners.

Timings: 10 AM to 5:30 PM on all days of the week.

Average time required to visit the place: 3 to 4 hours.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 5 KM

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Bannerghatta National Park

Bannerghatta National Park is one of the interesting places to visit in Bangalore for the assorted wildlife and natural establishments and the rich vegetation. One can hire jeeps and cars or board a bus for touring around this massive national park sprawled across an area of  104.27 sq. km.

The park encompasses a number of establishments such as a pretty butterfly park swarmed with colorful species of butterflies, an aquarium, Children's park, a zoo, a Crocodile farm, Snake Park, a museum and a Prehistoric Animals' Park which is highly praised by the visitors. 

The flora and fauna of the park include eucalyptus, sandalwood, tamarind, neem, bamboo etc in plants and jackal,  spotted deer, fox, wild boar, sloth bear, elephants, leopards, porcupine, Asiatic Lion, Royal Bengal Tiger, monitor lizard etc in animals. 

Bannerghatta park is not only nature’s retreat but also has ample locations for short trekking expedition, some of the points are Hajjamana Kallu, Mirza Hill, and Uddigebande; all of these are located under a distance of 4 KM. It is a quick getaway for all the shutterbugs and adventure enthusiasts dwelling in Bangalore.

Location:
Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bannerghatta road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560083fdghjk

Best Time to Visit:
Winter season.

Price:
INR 80 for adults and INR 40 for children (Indian Nationals), INR 400 and 300 for adult and children (any foreign national).

Timings:
9 AM to 5 PM on all days of the week except Tuesday.

Average time required to visit the place: 
A day 

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand:
Around 23 KM.

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Wonderla

Take a day out and get charged at this craziest amusement park in Bangalore. Wonderla is one of the largest amusement parks in the entire country with more than 60 exhilarating rides such as Hurricane, Equinox, Insanity Twister, Recoil, Dropzone, Flash Tower, Mixer, Y-scream, Maverick etc. 

These high-tech rides will swirl, twist and turn you in around 360 degrees and will pump adrenaline rush to a next level. The water rides like splurgy and frolic with speedy drops and to and fro motion. 

Wonderla not only tops Bangalore tourist places list but it is loved by the local population as well. From rain disco to fun pools and wave pools, from roller coasters to boomerang rides; even an entire day at Wonderla is not enough to satiate the thrill junkies in you.

Location: 28th Km, Mysore Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562109

Best Time to Visit: November to February.

Price: Ranging from 850 to 2000

Timings: 11 AM to 6 PM from Monday to Friday and 11 AM to 7 PM on every Saturday and Sunday.

Average time required to visit the place: An entire day.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 35 KM

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Vidhana Soudha

Vidhana Soudha is situated in the center of the city, painted in white and spread over an area of 60 acres. Vidhan Soudha is the most renowned landmark in Bangalore which houses the state secretariat and state legislature under one roof. 

This dome-like structure has two chambers where the first floor (central wing) can accommodate 268 members at a time and the southern wing can accommodate 88 members. 

The building is a marvelous amalgamation of Dravidian, British and Indo-Islamic style architecture. One must not miss the lighting up of the building on Sunday evenings and the inscription that reads “Government work is God’s work.” 

Please note that it is one of the sightseeing places in Bangalore that needs prior permission or a pass nowadays. The grandeur of Vidhana. Soudha is visible after sunset when the entire building is well lit and it resembles a grand palace

Location: Doctor Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Best Time to Visit:
September to February

Price:
No entry fee.

Timings:
 9 AM to 5 PM on all days of the week except Sunday.

Average time required to visit the place:
1 hour.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand:
Approximately 3.5 Km

Nandi Hills

This is a set of breathtaking hillocks which is a complete nature retreat. From cycling and paragliding into the stunning mount to the Yoganandeeshwara Temple that sits atop the hill with a huge Nandi statue, these small mounds have a lot to offer, even the name of the hills was coined after the temple statue. 

Nandi hills are set small hillocks which serves as a great trekking or weekend getaway from Bangalore. It bestows the visitors with the sight of some endemic flora and fauna and magnificent vistas of the surrounding. 

Trek through the paved roads, rocky terrain, small streams and grasslands to reach the top of the hills but one must be careful of the steep descent and sharp turns while returning. Hordes of monkeys will accompany you throughout the trek to Nandi Hills, hence do not keep eatables in your hands.

Location: 10 km from Chikkaballapur town, Chikkaballapur 562101, India

Best Time to Visit Nandi Hills: October to March.

Price: Entry to the hills is Rs 5, Parking charges for two wheelers are Rs 15 and Rs 60 for cars and Camping in Nandi Hills starts from Rs 1250

Timings: Entry to the hills are between 6 AM to 10 PM and trekking hours are between 6 AM to 6 PM

Average time required to visit the place: A day.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 62 KM.

Suggested Read: 1. Bangalore to Nandi Hills Tour Complete Guide 
                              2. 11 Best Resorts in Nandi Hills

Skandagiri

Skandagiri locks one of the most mesmerizing views of the sky and earth that meet at sunrise with clouds at an eye-level height urging you not to leave. A night trek in Bangalore, Skandagiri is a must for adventure and nature lovers, who can spend the night with a camp stay in front of an amazing bonfire.

This 10km Skandagiri trek begins two hours before sunrise, where one has to climb up these hills by passing the wilderness until you to reach the absolute top. The view that you will witness thereafter maybe one you would have never thought of before, and thus this is one of the most serene places to visit in Bangalore whenever you need a break from the noise and traffic!

Location: 62 km from Bangalore city, and 3 km from Chikballapur off Bellary Road, Karnataka

Best time to visit: November to January or summer season

Price: Sunrise trek starts from Rs 967.

Timing: 11.30 p.m. to 12.00 p.m. (next day)

Average time required to visit the place: A day 

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus Stand: 60.5 km

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Toit

Toit
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Grab the best beer in town at Toit that is designed to offer to the people of Bangalore with a non-step brewery that keeps the partying crowd crawling in. Claiming to have magical powers in being able to produce varied kinds of breweries for the people of this fun city, this has turned out to be one of those places to visit in Bangalore where people flock to, especially over the weekends.  Here’s the most exciting thing about Toit, they allow your furry buddies, your pets, in with you, while you grab a drink or two.

Location: 298, 100 Feet Road, Near KFC Restaurant, Indira Nagar II Stage, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038

Best time to visit: If knowing how beer is brewed and witness the whole process then visit on the first Saturday of every month to attend the Brewery tour.

Price: Drinks starting at Rs. 225

Timing: 12.00 p.m. to 01.00 a.m.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus Stand: Around 9.8 km

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Snow City

This indoor snow theme park garners plenty of visitors who aim to escape in the scorching heat by entering a snow house that spans an area of 12,500 sq. feet. The unparalleled experience of playing, sliding and throwing snow at each other can be achieved in the middle of a tropical town and you do not have to travel to the mighty Himalayas, neither have to wait for the winters. The freezing hall offers a number of crazy slides and rides with skiing and rock climbing activities.

Snow city is the first indoor theme park in Bangalore which is open 365 days maintaining a temperature of minus 5 degree Celsius. The crazy snow box, various virtual snow animals, snow parties and snow slides are some of the features which lure visitors into trying this freezing hangout location.

Location: Jayamahal, Fun World Complex, Opposite TV Tower, J C Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560006

Best Time to Visit: Summer season.

Price: INR 600 per head.

Timings: 10 AM to 8:30 PM on all days of the week.

Average time required to visit the place: one-time entry is for 45 minutes.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 30 KM.

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Innovative Film City

This opulent marvel is situated off Bangalore -Mysore highway at Bidadi and is loaded with activities such as net cricket, kids boating, Go-karting, bull ride etc. 

There are around three refreshing water pools one of which is a wave pool. It is thronged with interesting activities and attractions such as  Dino Park, Mirror Maze, Haunted Mansion, Tribal Museum, Kabali Walkthrough, Fossil Museum coupled with Catapult, bow, and arrow etc. 

Innovative Film city is one of the attractions in Bangalore which is recommended at least once in your visit to this Silicon village.

Location: 24 & 26, Bidadi Industrial Estate, Bengaluru 562 109, India

Best Time to Visit: During the daytime.

Price: INR 600 per person before 3:00 PM and INR 400 per person after 3:00 PM

Timings: 10 AM to 7 PM on all the days of the week.

Average time required to visit the place: 4 to 5 hours.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 40 KM

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VV Puram Food Street

This stretch of a lane is a foodie’s paradise which is located close to the famous Lal Bagh at Sajjan Rao circle in Bangalore which is famous as Thindi Beedi, Chaat Road/Street, VV Puram. 

From North Indian chaat items to South Indian healthy delicacies, this food streets caters from each corner of India and serve only vegetarian food items. 

VV Puran Food street hosts around 15 eateries serving various types of items such as Ragi Roti, Akki Roti, Kodu Bele, Paniyaram or paddus, Idli, Vadas, Pav Bhaji, Dabeli, Uttapams and Dosas (topped with pure ghee), Curd Rice, Lemon Rice, Vermicelli Upma, Rose milk, Parathas, Lassis, fried rice and noodles, the  chaat, bread pakora, cutlets, pani puri etc.

If you are a gastronaut and love sampling out the food street then this is one of the places to visit in Bangalore to enjoy the steamy, succulent and relishing taste of Indian street food.

Location: Old Market Road, Sajjan rao Circle, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004

Best Time to Visit:
Evening

Price:
Street entry is free and food Starts from INR 30 and upwards

Timings:
12:30 PM to 1 AM on all days of the week.

Average time required to visit the place:
 4 to 5 hours to half a day

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand:
Approximately 4 Km.

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Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace

This summer residence of Tipu Sultan was built in the year 1791. The ceilings and walls of the palace have a floral touch with Islamic carvings and decorations. 

The uniqueness of this two storey building is that it is entirely made of teak wood with wooden pillars supporting the foundation of the palace. It is said that Sultan used the eastern and western balconies to conduct the mass and state affairs. 

The intricately carved wooden balcony and the majestic staircases are great examples of architectural marveling and the size of the palace is not magnanimous yet it gives a rustic touch to the state of Karnataka. It is one of the Bangalore tourist places which is included in almost all the itineraries.

Location: Albert Victor Road, Chamrajpet, Near Bengaluru Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560018

Best Time to Visit: November to February.

Price: INR 5 for Indians and INR 100 for foreign nationals.

Timings: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM on all days of the week.

Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 2 hours.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 4 KM.

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Ramanagara

If you remember the classic Sholay scenes then you will be amazed to see the rocky mountains of this town that is situated around 50 KM from Bengaluru city and Sholay was originally shot here. 

From Silk farming to Mysore-Pak, from leading into the huge Hanuman statue entrance to the Ramadevara Betta Vulture Sanctuary; Ramanagara is one of the best attractions in Bangalore within 100 km to enjoy heaps of adventure like camping and trekking, and there is also an abundance of sightseeing option. 

The iconic rock elevations where the dacoit Gabbar was filmed in the cult classic Sholay can be visited during the day where you walk and climb some steep elevations of approximately 400 staircases to reach the top where you will find a temple as well. 

These rock elevations are of Ramadevara Betta Hill which is a part of Ramadevara betta Vulture Sanctuary.

Location:
50 Km south-west of Bangalore, Mysore Road, Ramanagara, India

Best Time to Visit:
Winter season (November to March)

Price:
Ramadevara Betta hill can be visited by paying an entry charge of INR 25 with a separate parking charge while camping in Ramanagara starts from INR 1,200

Timings:
The gates of the sanctuary open around 9 AM and closes by 4:30 to 5 PM.

Average time required to visit the place: 
A day 

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand:
Around 55 KM

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 1. Top 35 Adventure Activities in Bangalore
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Guhantara  Underground Cave Resort

Guhantara Underground Cave Resort is a poetic paradise which is very apt for your next picnic with friends or colleagues in Bangalore. Being India’s first one of this kind, it has gained quite a lot of popularity since its launch, and everything that you will experience shall be in an underground cave.

But that doesn’t mean living like in the olden times; this resort has designed a luxury stay for their guests along with the facility of indoor games, outdoor games, horse riding, a cave discotheque, rope walking, etc.

Location: 18, Sy. No. 177 & 177, Off, Kanakapura Rd, Nowkal Palya, Kaggalipura, Karnataka 560082

Best time to visit: Any time of the year

Price: Starting from 1,120 Rs

Timings: Open twenty-four hours

Average time required to visit the place: A day

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus Stand: 34.3 km

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Kanakapura

Sets amid the lush green terrain 55 kilometres off  Bangalore on the southern side of the city along the bank of Akravati river. It is the largest producer of granite and silk and is also gaining popularity as a major hotspot for tourists. 

During the rainy season, the terrain is blanketed in green and is dotted with a galore of waterfalls. 

There are few temples as well as historical sites and attracts wildlife enthusiasts and water sports lovers from Bangalore and nearby states because of its proximity to Akravati river. It is one of the offbeat places to visit in Bangalore that is away from the city rush and is an hour drive away.

Location: 50 km away from Bangalore in Ramanagar district, Karnataka.

Best Time to Visit: August to February

Price: Camping in Kanakpura starts from Rs 935.

Average time required to visit the place: Full day.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 55 KM.

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Ramanagara Wine Yard

Spend an hour of your holiday amidst the sweet-smelling vineyard and indulge in a very fun and edifying tour in this tourist place in Bangalore. The Ramanagara wine tour is split into three halves which begins with a detailed talk about how the concept of wine came up, and more information about this beverage.

Take a satisfying walk in the yard, and witness the people at work transforming the fruit into the best taste until it is ready for fermentation and bottling. This is one of the best ways to learn about this favourite drink from start to finish. People organizing this tour wouldn’t want you to leave without sampling five of their best wines that come from France and India, both.

Location:
Ramanagara, Bangalore.

Best time to visit:
October to February is the best time to visit a vineyard in Bangalore.

Price:
Starting from 300Rs/ person

Timing:
10.30 a.m. or 04.00 p.m.

Average time required to visit the place: Half a day to Full day

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus Stand:
43.1 km

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Jakkur

Jakkur

Ever wondered what Bangalore looks like from up above? Redeem a chance to get an aerial view of the various places in Bangalore by taking a Microlight Flying ride at Jakkur. In just ten minutes, you will witness the marvel that this city has transformed into over the years.

Flying at the height of 40,000 feet, you can experience the feel of fresh air from high above while riding with a professionally trained flight instructor. Try to spot the landscapes, area, and buildings of this southern city during this spectacular ride that you can take with your friends and family.

Location: Jakkur Aerodrome, New Airport Road, Yelahanka Post, Bangalore 560064.

Price: Starting from Rs 3,300.

Timing: 08.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. (Only on Sundays)

Average time required to visit the place: 10 minutes (approx.) flight time

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus Stand: Around 15 km

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Kunti Betta

As the name suggests, Kunti Betta is a hill in the ancient town of Pandavapura and is a famous destination for trekking in Bangalore. It is ideally a 3 hours trek to reach an elevation of 2882 meters. 

The mythological significance of the place recites stories of Kunti and Pandavas who are said to have taken abode at these hillocks during their period of exile. It is suggested to indulge in a night trekking expedition as the place boasts of a decent population of fireflies which are on the verge of extinction today. 

From trekking and rock climbing on the rocky terrain of the hills to swimming and kayaking in the refreshing water of Thonnur lake, Kunti Betta is one of the best places to visit near Bangalore that is hard to miss by the adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Location: SH 19, Pandavapura, Karnataka 571434

Best Time to Visit: October to March.

Price: Night trek starts from Rs 1349

Timings: 24 hours.

Average time required to visit the place:  A day or two.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 125 KM.

Savandurga

The largest monolith in Asia is just half an hour drive away from Bangalore. The monolith is considerably gradient at some points and that is why it is recommended that you must be careful on this trek and do not take children.Trekking here is considered as one of the exciting things to do in Bangalore.

The trek is a combination of moderate and difficult levels and the view from the top is breath-taking especially of Manchinbele Dam and the overlooking valley. It is considered to be one of the largest rock formations in entire Asia and it has two main hill points Billigudda which are said to be the white hill and Karigudda which is a Black hill. 

The meandering curves of Akravati river and the perennial lotus ponds are two major water attractions which are seen from atop the hill. Situated at a height of 4022 feet above sea level, Savandurga has ample of opportunities for conducting an easy trekking and rock climbing expeditions.

Location: 60 km west of Bangalore, off Magadi Road, Dabguli, India

Best Time to Visit: November to May.

Price: Night Trekking starts from INR Rs 1050

Timings: Trekking hours are between 6 AM to 6 PM.

Average time required to visit the place: 1 day.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 60 KM.

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Artificial Waterfall at Rd Nature Retreat

Some of the usual tourist places in Bangalore could be densely crowded, and you might want to escape from that. Rush to Rd Nature Retreat where you can find delight by the artificial waterfalls in their premise along with several other recreational activities. Set in a very soothing and natural location, you can hear the sound of the gushing artificial waterfalls blend with the blowing winds and sounds from the jungle.

Location: 83, Bannerghatta Road, Shivanahalli Village, Ragi Halli Post, Jigani Hobli, Anekal Taluk, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560083

Best time to visit: Any time of the year

Price: Day outing starts from Rs 767

Timing: The resort offers stay facility; therefore it is open overnight. Those going on a one-day tour can stay from 10.30 a.m. to 05.30 p.m

Average time required to visit the place: Half a day

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus Stand
: Around 38.6 km

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Bheemeshwari

Bheemeshwari is a short distance hideaway in the Mandya district of Karnataka and is situated around a hundred KM from the city on the banks of river Cauvery.  This picturesque is visited mostly for fishing and angling as it is an ideal destination to indulge in such activities. 

It is home to Mahseer, the tropical game  fish along with schools of other fishes and that is why it is called “the angler’s paradise.” Wedged amid the Shivanasamudra falls and the Mekedatu falls, Bheemeshwari lures travelers with its mesmerizing natural beauty. 

Sangam in Bheemeshwari is the confluence point of river Cauvery and river Akravati which enables many water activities such as boating, rafting, coracle rides etc. Kokrebellur Pelicanry is another attraction is Bheemeshwari which one of the five most famous pelican breeding habitats in the world. It is one of the famous sightseeing places in Bangalore that is a ‘must-visit’ location.

Location: 100 Km on the Kanakapura road from Bangalore

Best Time to Visit:
Monsoon season or post-monsoon, winter season

Price
: Night Outing Starts from Rs 6514

Timings: Any time

Average time required to visit the place:
 One or two days

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand:
Approximately 100 Km

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Anthargange

The Kolar district of Karnataka promises a jaw-dropping sight of the Shathashrunga range and Anthargange is another rocky hill range that basks at a height of 1712 meters from sea level. 

The place is mostly an illusionistic stretch of stacked rocky boulders and the natural cave exploration is a one of kind experience among these piled up volcanic rocks. 

The Anthargange Temple is another popular site that is well-celebrated among the devotees and religious trekkers. Literally, Anthargange stands for 'The Ganges from the deep' or  'Inner Stream' in Kannada, that is also because of the bestrew of seven villages in the vicinity which are favoured with a natural supply of fresh groundwater. 

There are no lodging options at Anthargange so one can either pitch a tent while night trekking or can stay at Bangalore and embark on a day trekking tour at Anthargange.

Location: Kolar district of Karnataka in the Shathashrunga range. Bengaluru, India

Best Time to Visit: October to March.

Price: Night trek starts from Rs 1050

Timings: Historical & Heritage visit timings are 5.30 am - 1.30 pm & 5 pm - 8 pm and trekking can be done anytime.

Average time required to visit the place: A day.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 70 KM.

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Shilhaandara Resort

Shilhaandara resort is amongst the adventurous tourist places in Bangalore where one can partake in several activities and enjoy a luxurious stay outside the city. Some things you can undertake where there are quad biking, ripe walking, play some indoor games like pool, outdoor games, enjoy in a differently designed discotheque or play paintball with your gang.

You can kick some more thrill in by opting for a camp stay in the middle of the large garden. One cannot miss out on learning about the heritage of the place which is the main idea behind this resort.

Location: Survey No.647, Magadi Road, Kasaba Hobli, Taluka, Harisandra, Karnataka 562159

Best time to visit: Any time of the year

Price: Day outing starts from Rs 899

Timing: 08.00 a.m. to 05.30 p.m

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus Stand: Around 50.3 km

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Jain Farms Village Theme Resort
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Jain Farms Village is themed to take people closer to nature with its eco-friendly design of the resort and abundance of natural dwelling full of fresh air. It is amongst those amazing places in Bangalore which you can visit with friends, family or colleagues and spend your weekend days with greenery fencing your aura. Play some indoor or outdoor games until you wish to relax on the green gardens or inside the hay huts on benches.

Location: Malur Road, Belathur Post, Krishnagiri District, Hosur Taluk, Bagalur

Best time to visit: Any time

Price: Day outing starts from INR 572

Timing: 08.30 a.m. to 06.30 p.m.

Average time required to visit the place: Half a day.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus Stand
: Around 40.4 km

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Big Brewsky

If you want the best collection of food photography that is worth being seen on your social media handles, then you should visit Big Brewsky, which is one of the best places to visit in Bangalore to grab a sophisticated cocktail. Their open air-ambiance along with the best of drinks and food options coming from a live kitchen is absolutely worth your evening time.

Some things you should try here are their signature cocktails like Gentleman’s Lilac, Brewski Portion, and the very famous Lemon Cheesecake. Turn on the taps filled with different kinds of beer and have it alongside grilled food, fast-food or a good old Indian meal.

Location: Sarjapur Road, Behind MK Retail, Before WIPRO Corporate Office, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560035

Best time to visit: Any time of the year; the ambiance is best on weekend evenings

Price: Approximately 1,600-1,800 for two people

Timing: 12.30 pm to 12.00 am

Average time required to visit the place: 4 to 5 hours

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus Stand: 21 km and 16.8 km respectively

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UB City Mall

UB city mall is the biggest commercial and luxury mall in the city that offers exemplary ambiance, throngs of chilled and excellent restaurants serving all kinds of cuisines, top coveted international brands, extravagant architecture and central location. 

This mind-blowing high-end mall is spread across an area of 13 acres which is hard to be toured in one visit. From relaxing spa boutiques to opulent nightclubs and diners; it houses brands like Rolex, Louis Vuitton, Estee Lauder, Burberry etc. 

There are beautiful art galleries and private party booths along with karaoke machines and an open-air lounge. UB city mall is one stop for fun, shopping and unwinding with myriads of things to do and engage in. 

This mall is a joint venture by the UB group and the Prestige group and can be identified in four towers which are  UB Tower of 19 floors, Comet of 11 Floors, Canberra of 17 Floors and Concorde of 19 Floors.

Location: 24, Vittal Mallya Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Best Time to Visit: Weekdays if you want to avoid rush and crowd.

Price: Entry is free.

Timings: 10:30 AM to 11:30 PM

Average time required to visit the place: A whole day.

Distance from Kempe Gowda bus stand: 5.5 KM

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Hard Rock Cafe

You can find the best of American dishes naturally complementing the varied drinks available at Hard Rock Café. It is one of the most electrifying tourist places in Bangalore for those who want to experience the fun pub life of Bangalore and is a regularly visited place by the residents.

The live music, classic wooden table-chair seating exceptional desserts, lip-smacking dishes and of course, alcohol options make this place one of the best to unwind after a long hard-working day. With three different seating areas, amazing food presentations add to the existing ‘wowness’ of this bar. Some dishes you should try here are the overnight oats, cheesy mashed potatoes, and grilled Greek style chicken kabobs.

Location: 40, St Marks Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Best time to visit: Any time of the year; the weekend is must fun with a house-full crowd

Price: Approximately 2,500Rs for two people

Timing: 12.00 pm. to 01.00 a.m. (08.30 a.m. onwards on Sundays)

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus Stand: 4.6 km

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Male Mahadeshwara Hills

This pilgrim town is situated on the southern edge of Bangalore at Hanur Taluk district of Chamarajanagara district. 

The temple does not only draws lakhs of pilgrims from Karnataka and Tamil Naduand devotees each year but the incredible location of the Shiva Temple amid lush green forest belt attracts hordes of nature enthusiasts as well. 

The temple is dedicated to the saint Mahadeshwara who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Apparently, the temple became famous because of Veerappan, whenever he would hold any hostage, the family would walk up to this shrine and pray. 

Earlier, the road leading to this hill temple was unpaved and treacherous but now it is paved and well-maintained route.

Location: Male Mahadeshwara Betta, Bandipur 571490, India

Best Time to Visit: During Mahashivaratri when you can witness the the 'Kamsale Nritya' where devotees dance with cymbals.

Price: Entry fee is charged INR100.

Timings: 6.00 AM to 8.00 AM, 10.30 AM to 12 PM and 6.45 PM  to 8.30 PM on regular days. The timing may change on special days or festivals.

Average time required to visit the temple: 1 to 2 hours.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: around 220 km

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Skyye Ultra Lounge

Take your clubbing and bar dreams at a greater height when you visit this roof-top lounge in Bangalore which is by far, the trendiest one the town has ever had! With the highest view in the city, you can watch the city while it sleeps from the top of the town as you sip on some amazing drinks. The dim lightings, the crystal-like look like from frozen, the cool night air blowing your hair, and the vast seating area in the lounge set you in the best mood for your evening.

Wear your most stylish clothes and shoes, with colors that do not make it transparent in the clubs floor lights, and get set to dance to the tunes on the 16th floor along with the most delicious food and cocktails.

Location: 24, 16th Floor, Uber level, Canberra Block, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Best time to visit: Any time of the year; the best crowd is found during the weekends

Price: Rs 2,500 for two people (approx.)

Timing: 05.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. (up to 12.30 a.m. on weekends)

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus Stand: 3.8 km

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Iskcon Temple Bangalore

Iskcon temple is one chain of temples which are religiously famous and very prestigious chain of temples. It is situated in Rajajinagar in North Bangalore dedicated to Radha and Krishna catering to devotees from all over the world. 

The Iskcon temple in Bangalore is one of the largest Iskcon temples in the world which was established in 1997.  The temple is situated on a hillock named Hare Krishna hill and has a very enticing view of the surrounding. The temple is a part of a charitable society that aims at spreading the consciousness of Radha Krishna among its devotees. It also organizes engaging events like religious concerts and gatherings to talk about the life and preachings of Lord Krishna. For a peaceful escape and meditation sessions, one must head to Iskcon in Bangalore.

Location: Hare Krishna Hill, Chord Road, Rajaji Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560010

Best Time to Visit: Anytime between the Darshan hours.

Price: No entrance fee is charged.

Timings: 4:15AM  to 5:00 AM, 7:15AM to 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 2 hours.  

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 7 KM.

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Dodda Alada Mara

The sprawling branches of a Banyan tree has captured a land of over 3 acres in Kethohalli village, making it one of the unique sightseeing places in Bangalore. This 400-year-old Banyan tree is stated to be the second largest tree in the country and the first largest in Karnataka. 

A thousand aerial roots hanging out from this tree covers a circumference of over 250 meters. Dodda Alada Mara is a well-maintained and well-kept secret of Karnataka which is properly fenced and protected with cemented seats placed beside it for the visitors to enjoy the magic of nature. 

The interesting fact about Dodda Alada Mara is that it stands erect on the thousand aerial root without having the main root as it died out of some natural diseases in the past.

Location: Tavarekere Hobli, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Best Time to Visit: Evenings are ideal to spend at Dodda Alada Mara to enjoy cool breezes and a blazing sunset.

Price: Big banyan tree cycling charges starts from Rs 400

Timings: 9:30 am to 9:30 pm on all days of the week.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 26 Km.

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Freedom Park

Freedom Park in Bangalore resembles Hyde Park and the Kensington park of London and covers an area of 21 acres previous Central Jail. The park has an amphitheater for speakers which also serves an ideal platform for conducting public meetings, protests as it can accommodate a large mass of people.  

In the center of the park lies a tower that served the purpose of observing prisoners, massive barracks to separate high profile prisoners from common ones. 

With ample of parking space and a quirky cafeteria, this park encompasses many other points of interests such as Water Fountain, Sculpture court, Jail Museum, Book Museum, People Courtyard and enough space for children to run around and play. 

There are two entries to the park one is Seshadri Road and the other is Ramachandra Rao Road which enables convenience in reaching from different sides of the city.  Freedom Park is one of the offbeat locations to wander in the garden city.

Location: Seshadri Road, Gandhi Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560009

Best Time to Visit: early morning or evening.

Price: No entry fee.

Timings: 5 to 8:30 am and 4 to 6 pm on all days of the week.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: around 33 km

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Lumbini Gardens

Unwind in the quiet environs of this public park that accumulates flocks of visitors every day. It takes its name from Lumbini in Nepal and is situated on the banks of Nagawara lake. 

People often walk in with families and friends to just spend time on the bank of the lake and watch the sunset. The park hosts a kid’s park and a boating club to add to your enthusiasm. 

A 1.5 KM long walk through amid the foliage and a jewel-clear lake looks very celestial. The garden is dotted with many fountains and statues with beautiful flowers and plants which adds to the beauty of the place. 

It is also one of the favorite evening hangout destinations in the city among the crowds for its nearby eateries and food stalls which serve unlimited mouthful varieties of street snacks and food items.

Location: Gate, Outer Ring Rd, Near Nagawara Lake, Hebbal, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560045

Best Time to Visit: Evenings.

Price: INR 50 for adults and free entry for kids.

Timings: 11 AM to 7 PM on all days of the week.

Average time required to visit the place: 2 hours.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: around 30 Km

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Big Bull Temple

Local call it ‘Dodda Basavana Gudi’ which is the oldest and biggest temple devoted to Nandi Bull and that is why it is fondly known as ‘Nandi Temple.’ The abode of Lord Shiva which is known as Kailashagiri was guarded by the famous Nandi bull who also served as a mount to Lord Shiva. 

This Dravidian style temple was built by Kempe Gowda with a magnanimous granite sculpture of Bull that is carved out on a single rock welcomes people at the entrance. 

The statue is 21 feet long and 15 feet high which was originally grey colored but the application of Coconut oil, benne and pure butter on the statue by the devotees has turned it black. 

The temple also hosts a small temple of Lord Ganesh and where the artistic statue of Lord Ganesh is made of 110 kilos of pure butter which makes up for an intriguing sight to the visitors. 

Big Bull Temple is one of the famous temples in Bangalore that witnesses hordes of devotees almost every day.

Location: No.28, 3rd Cross, Bull Temple Road, NR Colony, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004.

Best Time to Visit: During the evening aarti.In order to witness the auspicious celebration of Kadalekai Parsihe, visit on the last Monday and Tuesday of 'Kaarthik Maas.'

Price: No entrance fee is charged.

Timings: 6 AM to 8 PM on all days of the week.

Average time required to visit the place: Around an hour.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 4.5 KM.


Bangalore Aquarium

Bangalore aquarium is one of the sightseeing places in Bangalore which is located in Cubbon Park and is the largest aquarium in Bangalore with an assorted collection of exotic fishes such as Siamese, Goldfish, Fighters, Freshwater Prawns, Red Tail Shark, Catla, Moon Tail, Angelfish, Pearl Gourami, Hockey Stick Tetra etc. 

This diamond shaped building is loaded with a number of aquatic flora and fauna, divided into three floors where the first floor has around 14 tanks in total and the second has 69. 

People with love for aquatic life must visit this huge aquarium which can be easily spotted in Cubbon Park.

Location: Kasturba Road, Shanthala Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Price: Free entry for children below 12 years of age and INR 15 for adults.

Timings: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm on all days of the week except the second Tuesday of every month and Mondays.

Average time required to visit the place: Around 2 to 34 hours.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 6 Km

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Venkatappa Art Gallery

This enormous art gallery is segmented into two halls where it exhibits more than 600 paintings. 

One of the two halls displays stone sculptures associated with Khajarao School of Art and Mathura whereas the other hall exhibits pottery and clay articles dating back to the Indus Valley civilization. 

This art gallery houses the artwork and paintings of world famous and renowned artists such as K. Venkatappa, M. F. Hussain, Hanumaiah, Hariram, Yusuf Arakkal, Rekha Rao, N. S. Bendre, and Vasudev in galore on the first level of the building. 

There are paintings christened as Prithvi, Vayu, Jala, Agni, Death, Sea Shore, Nagamandala, In Space,  and Last Glimpse by K.K Hebbar on the second level of the gallery. 

Venkatappa Art gallery is the Mecca for art loves, magnanimous, loaded and authentic and is one of the aesthetically pleasing places to visit in Bangalore.

Location: Kasturba Road, Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Best Time to Visit: During the daytime.

Price: INR 10 per head (adults) and INR 5 (children)

Timings: 10 am to 5 pm on all the days of the week except Monday.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 5 km

Turahalli Forest

This dry deciduous forest is loaded with wild shrubs and climbers with many Eucalyptus trees, making it an ideal getaway for one-day picnic plans from Bangalore. Activities such as biking, cycling, trekking can be enjoyed best on the undulated terrains of Turahalli forest. 

It is one of the nearest places to visit in Bangalore that is considered a quick hideaway from the city rush. This forest is just an hour drive away from Bangalore and situated at Hosahalli, Vajarahalli road off Bangalore- Kanakpura road. 

The place is quiet, scenic and surrounded by nature with a wide range of bird species which can particularly excite a bird watcher. The best way to enjoy Turahalli forest is to drive your own vehicle up to the entrance and park it there. 

Head out for a walk into the forest and indulge in the rejuvenating environs of the forest.

Location: Thurahalli, Kanakapura road Bengaluru, Karnataka 560062, India

Best Time to Visit: During the day after the offset of the monsoon season, it is green and beautiful.

Price: Entry is free.

Timings: Opens 24 hours.

Average time required to visit the place: 2 to 4 hours, if you wish to you can spend a day in the quietude of the forest.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 20 KM.

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Hebbal Lake

Hebbal lake is an ideal place for the photography fanatics and bird watchers as there are over 70 waterbird species and other rare ones. Hebbal lake is located along the Bellary road in the northern part of Bangalore and is an oasis to many migratory and exotic birds. 

This 150 acres long lake was created by the founder of Bangalore Kempe Gowda along with two other lakes in the city in 1537. Later, two artificial islands were created during the restoration and maintenance of the lake and the two islands attract flocks of bird species which is the most attractive feature of the place as the islands have now become a ground for breeding and nesting.

 There is a garden adjacent to the park where people often celebrate some leisurely hours. Hebbal lake is glorified post monsoon but dries up during the summer season hence spring is the best time to take a tour around this lake.

Location: National Highway 7, Bellary Road, Outer Ring Road, Bangalore, Karnataka 560024, India

Best Time to Visit: Spring and post-monsoon time when some of the rarest birds can be spotted.

Price: No entry fee.

Things to do: Boating, early morning jogging or evening walk, bird watching, and photography.

Timings: From sunrise to sunset hours.

Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 2 hours.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 13 KM.

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Devanahalli Fort

This 15th-century fort has witnessed multiple seizures and attacks in the bygone era by Tipu Sultan, Hyder Ali and even the Britishers. Malla Baire Gowda constructed in the year 1501 making it one of the Bangalore tourist places which you can not afford to miss if you want to learn more about the Mythology, history, and culture of the state. 

There is small village settlement within the fort premise with several old-style temples which gives insight into the history of the place. 

This 20 acres long fort is made of stone and mud and the house where Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali lived still exists in the lap of this fortress.

Location: Devanahalli Near Bangalore -Hyderabad Highway, District, Devanahalli, Karnataka 562110

Best Time to Visit: October to March.

Price: No entry fee.

Timings: Open 24 hours.

Average time required to visit the place: 2 to 3 hours.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 35 KM.

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National Gallery of Modern Art

This sprawling mansion of 3.5 acres and was recently opened to the public in the year 2009. The Manikyavelu Mansion is one of the three National Art Museum in India where the other two are located in Mumbai and Delhi. 

The welcoming sight of years old trees, a mirror pool and a fountain in the vicinity provides ample of green and shaded space to devour in the quietude of this art gallery. 

The marvelous photographs of earlier times, paintings, sculptures and graphic prints are some of the commendable articles which are kept on display. This is a notable culture center at Bengaluru that hosts seminars,  film screenings, workshops and exhibitions to cultivate an understanding of modern art and culture in the city.

Location: #49, Palace Road, Manikyavelu Mansion, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560052

Best Time to Visit: Anytime between the given hours.

Price: INR 10 for Indian nationals and INR 150 for foreigner nationals.

Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM on all days of the week except Monday.

Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 2 hours.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 4 KM.

 VR Mall

If you want to be guaranteed a fun evening in Bangalore, head straight to VR Mall – one of the most happening spots in the city. An ideal place where you can visit with family as well as friends, and have some good time.

The happening atmosphere of the mall with a wide range of delights on offer will cheer you up and keep you occupied for a few hours. Covering a large floor area of 600,000 sq ft, this shopping mall is grand in its aura, and is replete with cafes, upscale restaurants, and of course, a long list of outlets of Indian and international clothing brands.

Besides, you can also amuse yourself here by catching the latest movies at the multiplex inside the mall. All in all, VR Mall offers varied experiences in terms of entertainment, shopping, dining, and relaxation.

Location: Whitefield Main Rd, Devasandra Industrial Estate, Mahadevapura, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560048

Best Time to Visit: All round the year

Price: No Entry Fee

Timing: 10:30 am to 10 pm

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus Stand: 24 km

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Bangalore Fort

Initially, it was constructed as a mud fort in the year 1537 by Kempe Gowda and then was rebuilt by Hyder Ali into a fascinating stone structure standing that still does not fail to mesmerize the spectators. 

The rampant and the remnants of the fort can be witnessed in the K. R market area. As a large portion of the fort vanishes today, the Tipu Sultan’s summer palace was a part of the fort which now looks as a separate entity. 

Kempe Gowda also made a temple dedicated to his daughter in Koramangala for her act of self-sacrifice to benefit the construction of the fort. As the southern gate of the fort would fall every time it was built so someone suggested a human sacrifice, Gowda did not agree to this act but his daughter self-sacrificed herself. 

Tipu Sultan’s summer palace is a major attraction of the fort which purely based on teak wood framework and decorations.

Location: Krishna Rajendra Rd, New Tharagupet, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560002

Best Time to Visit: Post monsoon as the entire regions turn in hues and tints of Green.

Price: INR 5 for Indian nationals and INR 100 for foreign nationals and for video camera it will be Rs 25.

Timings: 8:30 am to 5 pm on all days of the week.

Average time required to visit the place: 3 to 4 hours.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 3.5 km

St. Mary's Basilica

It is the oldest church in Bangalore that holds a strong significance among the devotees. It can be recognized by a large statue of Mother Mary in the center with ornate glass windows and the towering frontage. 

he exterior is built in the shape of a cross arranged in gothic style architecture by a French artist.  Apart from the magnificent appearance of the church, it is also famous for the ‘St. Mary's feast’ which is celebrated in the month of September every year for almost 10 days. 

The 10th day which 8th of September is celebrated as the birthday of Mother Mary where the entire church brims with colors and joys followed by conducting social services that include feeding the needy and underprivileged.  

The church is 160 feet tall housing a 6 feet tall statue of Mother Mary holding child Jesus Christ.

Location: Msgr. F. Noronha Road, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560051

Best Time to Visit: September, during the St. Mary's feast.

Price: No entry fee.

Timings: 6 am to 9 pm on all days.

Average time required to visit the place: One hour

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 5.5 km

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Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium was established in 1989 and is situated opposite to Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park on the Sir. T. Chowdiah Road in Bangalore. Shows such as Dawn of the Space Age, Mars-The Red Planet and Our Solar System etc run daily in Kannada and English language. 

The outdoor science park lays out many interesting science models such as a giant Kaleidoscope, Whispering Dishes, Resonant Swings, D.N.A and Sun Dial etc along with various science exhibitions, lectures,  workshops, and science theatre shows to accentuate the interest of students in research and studies and encourage quality education. 

If you are traveling to Bangalore with your kids then Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is one of the five planetariums in India which imparts a quality celestial knowledge and highlights.

Location: Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium Building, Sri T. Chowdaiah Road, High Grounds, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Best Time to Visit: September to February.

Price: INR 35 for adults and INR 20 for children below 16 years of age.

Timings:  10 AM to 5:30 PM on all days of the week except Monday. It also remains closed on every second Tuesdays of the month.

Average time required to visit the place: 2 to 3 hours.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 4.7 KM.

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Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum

Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum is one of the interesting Bangalore tourist attractions which have a lucid way of making you understand various concepts of engineering. 

Displaying various scientific experiments and models under one roof, Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum is one resourceful building that sprawls over an area of 43,000 sq ft amid the lush greenery of Cubbon Park. 

The place is utterly engaging for both children and adults who once enter the building get engrossed various age-old fossils, mechanical gadgets, and gears, information on space with space models, satellite, electrical, biotech and chemistry models etc. 

The building is well maintained, clean and is organized into 5 floors each catering to a different section of science and technology. A day spent at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum will definitely help in increasing your knowledge graph in various sectors of science.

Location: 5216 Kasthurba Road | Cubbon Park, Gandhi Nagar, Bengaluru 560001, India

Best Time to Visit: Anytime between the running hours.

Price: INR 40 per adult.

Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM on all days of the week.

Average time required to visit the place: 2 hours.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 4.5 KM.


Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park

Unfurls over an area of 17 acres, Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park is one of a kind which claims to be the first conceptualized musical fountain park in India. It is located on the famous Raj Bhavan road in the old LRDE Complex that runs two shows of a musical fountain in evening. 

The 27 combination of fountains is arranged with the help of 1000 nozzles which offers a magnificent sight and sound treat. The water dancing on the rhythm synchronized sound is based on the latest multimedia technology. 

The sound is basically instrumental Bollywood songs which are played for a total of 30 minutes to provide a visual treat to the visitors. The fascinating sight of the fountains dancing on music attracts hosts of tourist who are visiting Bangalore and is loved by children.

Location: Opp to Jawahar Lal Nehru Planetarium, Raj Bhawan Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560052

Best Time to Visit: Evening.

Price: INR 30

Timings: 7 PM to 7:30 PM and 8 PM to 8:30 PM on all days of the week except on Mondays. Every second Tuesday of the month is off.

Average time required to visit the place: 1 hour.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 33 KM.

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Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple

It is an amazing sight of Indian-rock-cut architecture which is also famous as Gavipuram Cave Temple. It is one of the ancient temples in Bangalore which was built by Kempe Gowda in the 16th century. 

In the forecourt of the temple lies mysterious stone discs that allow the sun rays on the shrine in a certain time of a year. The temple is basically carved on a rock where the major sections of the outside appearance include monolithic pillars and two fans on the patio where the pillars represent Trishul and Damaru. 

The two granite pillars holding the gigantic disks of the Sun and the Moon and the other two showcasing several Nandi bulls are some of the outer features of the temple with few other monolithic structures. 

The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva where on the day of Makar Sankranti the arc over the horns of Nandi allows the sunbeams to pass through the cave and illuminate the Shiva lingam. This unique phenomenon and the technical excellence of this cave temple attracts devotees from all over the world to witness the surreal sight.

Location: 3 km from the City Market | Gavipuram, Bengaluru 560018, India

Best Time to Visit: During Maha Shivratri ad during sunrise.

Price: No entrance fee is charged.

Timings: 6 AM to 8 PM on all days of the week.

Average time required to visit the place: below 1 hour.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 4 KM

Halasuru Someshwara Temple, Bangalore

This ancient temple is located at Bazaar Street nearby Ulsoor Police Station in Ulsoor and it belongs to the Chola dynasty.  

The temple is dedicated to Lord Someshwara and is said to have gone multiple additions and modifications during the rule of Hiriya Kempe Gowda II and late Vijayanagar dynasty according to art historians. 

The temple features many carvings and pillars and the formation of the temple is shrouded with interesting stories one of which recites that once Kempe Gowda travelled far away from his town while hunting and he took rest napping under a tree where he dreamt that Lord Someshwara asks him to make a temple using the buried treasure at that place. 

Such stories make this temple an intriguing place to visit in Bangalore.

Location: Ulsoor Road, Someshwarpura, Ulsoor, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560008

Best Time to Visit: Early morning or evening.

Price: No entrance fee is charged

Timings: 6 AM to 12 PM and 5.30 PM to 9 PM on all days of the week.

Average time required to visit the place: An hour.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 8.5 KM.

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Sankey Tank

Sankey Tank is one of the refreshing hangout places in Bangalore which is a big man-made lake near to Sadashivanagar, Vyalikaval, and the area of Malleshwaram. 

It was named after the maker of the lake who was Col. Richard Hieram Sankey in 1882 to provide a better water supply throughout Bangalore. Sankey Tank is an ideal place to celebrate some moments of serenity and solitude. 

A wide variety of boat rides such as pedal boats, motor boats, rowboats etc is offered by the Mayura Sankey Boat Club that sets on the bank of the lake. 

It is situated on the western side of Bangalore over an area of 37.5 acres. It is best-visited post monsoon to witness the lush vegetation in the backdrop while you boat around this gigantic lake.

Location: 11th Cross Road, Kodandarampura, Gayathri Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560021, India

Best Time to Visit: Evening.

Price: INR 10 for adults and INR 5 for children. One can also opt boating which is INR 10 per person.

Timings: 6 AM to 8 PM on all days of the week except Fridays.

Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 2 hours.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 6 KM.


Hulimavu cave Temple

This temple is shrouded with the stories of a saint who is believed to have conducted his tapas in the cave for years. Hulimavu cave Temple is located in the Bannerghatta National Park and is centuries old. 

The central area of the temple is decorated with idols of Ganesh, a Goddess and a Shiva Lingam, a mantap that was used by the saint who meditated here is now used by the devotees, there are ancient murals and carvings on the cave wall depicting a lifespan that is centuries old, are some of the main features of this cave temple. 

Every year, The cave is illuminated by the passing of sunrays and falling directly on the Shiva Lingam on Makar Sankranti and on this auspicious occasion, people wait in ques to witness the marvellous site. 

It is famous among devotees as they believe that worshipping this idol of Agni in this temple can cure any type of eye disease.

Location: Hulimavu, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560076

Best Time to Visit: During the aarti ceremony at the time of closing the temple.

Price: No entry charge.

Timings: 6 AM to 8 PM on all days of the week.

Average time required to visit the place: 2 hours.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 15 KM.

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Ulsoor Lake

The centrally situated Ulsoor village is also known by another name called Halasuru which houses the magnanimous Ulsoor lake. 

The magnificent lake is one of the biggest in the city which is closely located to MG road and is spread over an area of 50 hectares. 

\he lake was built by Sir Lewin Bentham Bowring and beautifies the surrounding vicinity with multiple small islands and the presence of exotic birds and floras. 

The picnickers who visit the lake for a short trip love to indulge in the boating expedition as it stops at different small lake islands. This tranquil lake when soaked in the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi in Bangalore, the place is lit and looks heavenly. It is one of the places to visit in Bangalore during Ganesh Chaturthi.

Location: Ulsoor Lake, Sivanchetti Gardens, Bengaluru, Karnataka 56004

Best Time to Visit: August and September to witness the grand celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi and post-monsoon, October to February.

Price: No entry fee.

Timings: 5 AM to 7:30 PM every day.

Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 2 hours.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 7 KM.

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Bugle Rock Park

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.

Manchanabele Dam



Manchanabele is a small village located on the outskirts of Bangalore that is known for its picturesque dam and adjoining reservoir. 

It is a short 40km drive away from Bangalore and has recently emerged as a popular weekend retreat for the people of the Bangalore because of the peace, natural beauty and serenity offered by the place. 

Manchanabele Dam, which is sought out by travellers, adventurers, families and friends, is built over the Arkavathy river. 

It is a mighty reservoir that is used to promote farming and irrigation in the nearby areas. The presence of the reservoir has led to the formation of a beautiful lake on which activities such as boating and kayaking are conducted. It is also popular amongst the tourists because of the incredible natural beauty that one can witness near the Manchanabele Dam.

Even though the reservoir was a popular place for people to explore and swim in, it is now cordoned off and cannot be accessed by the public because of a few incidents.

However, the whole expanse of the lake and the reservoir can be seen from a distance and you can catch a stunning sunset from the vicinity of the lake. 

Because of the popularity of the place, several adventure resorts and retreats have sprung up. You can access Manchanabele Dam via Dabbaguli village or from Magadi Road, where you will find most of the accommodations in the area.

 It is a breath-taking place for a day trip or just a relaxing weekend outing with your friends and loved ones.

Flora and Fauna at Manchanabele Dam -



Manchanabele Dam and its surrounding areas are replete with some striking flora and fauna which will be able to see on your visit there. 

The elevated land surrounding the lake is covered with thick green trees that go on for miles and miles. The environment is fresh and the air is clean because of the wide varieties of trees and shrubs growing the area. 

You will also find numerous flowers, some familiar and some unfamiliar, growing in and around the primary reservoir.

As for fauna, Manchanabele Dam is sought after extensively by animal lovers and bird watchers. The thick foliage in the area has also allowed a varied bird population to grow and thrive. 

The solitude and serenity of the area also make sightings of these birds a common phenomenon, something city-dwellers who are interested in bird-watching find very rewarding. 

Some of the birds you can commonly find in the areas around the reservoir include blue Kingfishers, Brahminy starling, Pied Bushchat, March Harriers, bulbuls, bush larks, Indian Roller, Purple Heron, Oriental Honey buzzards, little cormorants, Booted Warbler and doves. 

These are some of the more common species found in the area which can be easily spotted if you travel with binoculars. 

However, you might also see some rare species of migratory birds as well if you go with the specific purpose of birdwatching.

Cubbon Park
This green belt region is spread over 300 acres land housing 6000 trees of different families contributing to the rich flora of the region.  

Within the campus of the park, there are some interesting points like Cubbon Park Museum, Attara Kacheri, Ringwood Circle, the bamboo grove nook, lotus pond, Dancing Fountain and Sheshadri Iyer Memorial Park etc. 

It is like a second home to nature lovers and morning joggers. If you wish to cover the entire park but not foot then hop on a toy train and tour around in the most fun away. Cubbon Park is one of the Banglore tourist places where you can just sit idly beneath the green foliage and unwind watching the magical hours in the sky.  

Location:
 Kasturba Road, Behind High Court of Karnataka, Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Best Time to Visit:
 Early morning.

Price:
 Free entry.

Timings: 
6 am to 6 pm on all days of the week except Monday. It also remains closed on every second Tuesdays of the month.

Average time required to visit the place: 
2 to 3 hours or half a day.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: 
Approximately 3.5 km

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HAL Aerospace Museum

HAL is one of the most renowned aeronautical companies in entire Asia and the HAL Aerospace Museum. 

This Aviation center was established in 2001 in Bangalore and since then it has been a hub to attain technical, scientific and historical knowledge about aviation and aerospace and other such related science streams in the country. 

It has many branches across India and Asia and this 4 acres land imparts information on simulators, air traffic control, history of aeronautical science and sustainable development practices. 

The museum houses various missiles and aircrafts models such jets, MIGs, helicopters and fighter planes. This is one of a kind museum that is initiating public awareness about aerospace in India.

Location: Near HAL Police Station, HAL Old Airport Rd, Marathahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560037

Best Time to Visit: anytime between the given hours.

Price: INR 50 for adults, free entry for kids.

Average time required to visit the place: 2 to 3 hours.

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM on all days of the week.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 15 KM.

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 Fun World Amusement Park



Whether you are a toddler, adult, or senior, the Fun World Amusement Park has something for you. All over, the park is a combination of four different worlds- Fun World, Water World, Snow World, and Wow World. 

You will be spoilt to choose one from all of them. But do not worry! You can enjoy all of them with a little planning and coming early. There is ‘Fun World’, which is full of adventurous rides.

You must have enough time to hope from one ride to another as each ride has its own fun and none should be missed. 

Snow World’ is another section of the park, which is a virtually designs place where you can enjoy the delicate snowflakes amidst the tropical Bangalore. One would also enjoy the ‘Water World’, which is loaded with curvy slides bumping people into the gleaming water.

Lastly, no one should miss the Wow World, which holds power to transcend to the beautiful days of video gaming. Whatever combo you may make with all the time you have, do not forget to have ‘FUN.’ 

The Fun World Amusement Park is meant for that, and you will end up having one of the best times with your friends and family.

Ragigudda Anjaneya Temple

Ragigudda Anjaneya Temple is also a famous name among the other urban temples which is dedicated to Lord Hanuman and is spread across an area of 5 acres at Jayanagar 9th block. 

The temple is situated on a hillock and is believed to be originated out of a Ragi mound. Every year, a grand celebration and a fair are conducted during Hanuman Jayanti when the temple brims with flowers and colors and is lit ablaze. 

The temple has a huge idol of Lord Hanuman in the center accompanied with idols of Lord Rama, Sita, and Lakshman on the right to the sanctum and a Shiva lingam on the left.  

For old age and physically challenged people, the temple is facilitated with a lift service that charges 10 per person to take to the main temple.

Location: 9th Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560069

Best Time to Visit: Evening aarti ritual.

Price: No entrance fee is charged

Timings: 8 AM to 12 PM, 5 PM to 8.30 PM on weekdays; 8 AM to 1 PM, 5 PM to 8.30 AM on weekends.

Average time required to visit the temple: 2 hours.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 10 KM.

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Thottikallu

The main attraction at Thottikallu is the Thottikallu falls which are situated off Kanakapura main road near a village known as Byalemaradadoddi. 

The road that leads to the fall from Byalemaradadoddi is a muddy stretch and is a treacherous terrain. Inspired by the enchanting beauty of the falls, it is also known as Swarna Mukhi which takes a plunge from 50 ft tall convex shaped rock. 

The water is jewel white and the volume swells during the rainy season which makes it a sight to behold. The splashing beauty is very refreshing for the sore eyes who live in the city and is a perfect spot for a day hiking expedition. 

Thottikallu falls is also close to Bannerghatta national park which is just 7 KM a distance. There is a quaint temple at the entrance of the falls named Muneswar Temple which is a landmark and a resting spot for the trekkers and the bikers. Bikes are the best vehicle to take to this pretty waterfalls as the road leading to it is narrow and muddy.

Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka 560083

Best Time to Visit: During monsoon season.

Price: No entry fee.

Timings: There are no particular time hours but it is suggested to during the light, it becomes risky and dangerous at night or in the dark. Between 6 AM to 6 PM is the perfect time to be there.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 32 KM.

Kempegowda Museum

The name of the museum is after the founder of Bangalore city Yelahanka Chieftain Kempegowda and is situated on the first floor of Mayo Hall. 

The enticing glass floor with an 18th-century map that runs throughout is one of the enticing features of the museum and second being the fiberglass statue of Kempe Gowda in the center of the museum. 

It is an interesting place to visit for the archeology and history buffs as it exhibits paintings and statue of the time when Kempe Gowda actually initiated the foundation or the blueprint of the town, the four towers which marked the boundary of the city with various old names for the places which are recognized differently today.

Location: Field Marshal Cariappa Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Best Time to Visit: Anytime during the day, avoid visiting on a weekend.

Price: INR 50 for adults and INR 30 for students.

Timings: Opens from 10 AM to 5 PM on all days of the week except Saturdays and Sundays.

Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 2 hours.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 7 KM.

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Butterfly Park

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.


Hesaraghatta Lake

This man-made freshwater lake sits across the Arkavathy River in the northwest of Bangalore city. Sprawled over an area of over 1000 acres, Hesaraghatta lake is one of the major suppliers of fresh water to the city. 

The vast expanse of the lake is  thronged with flocks of birds, some of the commonly found bird species are Flowerpecker, Brahminy Kite, Mayna, Paddy Field pipit, Pond Heron, Kingfisher, Magpie Robin, Bushlarks, Cormorants, Black Drongo, Brahminy Kite Juvenile, Black Kites, Egret, Black Crow, Pale Billed etc. 

The 35 KM long stretch of cycling trail is loved by the cyclists in the city who often take an interval at Nrityagram and then move further to reach Hesaraghatta lake. 

People planning to tour the lake can avail paddling and motor boats from the coast. Along with boating, birders can also watch a plethora of birds and can capture them in their camera lenses.

Location: Bangalore District, Karnataka

Best Time to Visit: Post monsoon.

Price: Entry is free.

Timings: open 24 hours.  Sunset and sunrise are the best hours to be around the lake.

Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: around 30 KM.

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