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  • There are a number of parks in Bangalore that serve as impressive options to spend a holiday or the weekend with your preferred company. This Garden city of India is flooded with nature, wildlife, amusement and water parks which are entertaining, fun-filled and different in their own appealing ways.

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    Most of these parks are budget-friendly; in fact, more than a few allow free entry and hence act as an easy suggestion for your boring Sundays. These Bangalore Parks are well-maintained and are stocked with perfect greenery to engage one in sightseeing the nature of Bangalore. 

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    They aid in the city’s consideration of being amongst the green cities in the country. Many of these parks are amusement and water parks that provide for an entire day of thrill and water fun. While the other few are great reserves of wildlife and nature. Some are famous for the long stretch of walking and jogging paths that take shade under gigantic trees.

    Here are some of the best parks in Bangalore:

  • 01Bannerghatta Butterfly Park

    Bannerghatta Butterfly Park
    The Bannerghatta National Park is world-famous for conserving and preserving the beautiful winged insects, butterflies in its huge Butterfly Park. Opened in the year 2007, this park also encourages breeding in its research lab which is enclosed in this park.

    The butterflies are cared for, and then released in the huge dome that already holds a collection of over 48 species of butterflies. One has to be inside the main national park to be able to visit this kaleidoscope of colourful butterflies. If you are a butterfly lover, this park can be the perfect day out place in Bangalore for you.

    Location:
    Bannerghatta National Park

    Timings: 
    09.30 am to 05.00pm

    Entry Fee:
    Rs30 for adults and Rs20 for children.

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  • 02JP Park

    JP Park
    The Jayprakash Narayan Biodiversity Park in Bangalore is known for its supply of fresh air to several early morning and evening joggers.

    Feeding the fishes at one of three artificial lakes within the premise is the much-loved pastime amongst the kids which makes it one of the best family-friendly places in Bangalore. While we are on the subject of kids, then the weekend musical fountains and the radiant rock garden are worth a mention.

    Distance:
    7.9 km from Bangalore bus stand.

    Timing:
    05.00am to 09.00pm and 04.00pm to 08.00pm; 05.00am to 08.00pm on Sundays.

    Entry Fee:
    Free; Rs.10 for Musical Fountain.

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  • 03Lumbini Gardens

    Lumbini Gardens
    Set up on the banks of the Nagawara Lake, the Lumbini Gardens is an eco-friendly park for every water lover with some water slides, pools and a vast boating area to unwind for the week to come. The man-made beach in this garden literally lifts people out of the Bangalore life for those moments.

    The lush greenery on all ends and the wide stretch of fountains are refreshing ways to spend your holidays! It twinkles in the night lights and thus stands out in the city. 

    Distance: 12.1 km from Bangalore bus stand.

    Timings:
    11.00am to 07.00pm

    Entry Fee: 50Rs/adult or child; 200Rs for Wave pool.

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  • 04M N Krishna Rao Park

    M N Krishna Rao Park
    The host of the Neralu Tree Festival each year, the M N Krishna Rao Park is amongst those Bangalore Parks which is an abode of lined up trees offering shade to several picnickers and stands out as the wonderful picnic place in Bangalore.

    This park houses umpteen numbers of ancient trees that have breathed life in this very space since being saplings until today when they are grown up to offer freshness to the several walkers in the park.

    Distance: 5.4 km from Bangalore bus stand.

    Timing: 05.00am to 12.00pm and 03.00pm to 09.00pm.

    Entry Fee: Free.

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  • 05Wonderla Amusement Park

    Wonderla Amusement Park
    If you are listing out your schedule for this weekend, then you should put Wonderla Amusement Park on top amongst the other Parks in Bangalore. This amusement park is a yayyy day for kids who get to spend their time alighting down some thrilling rides asides from the water rides and pool.
    Stay alert to catch up on the special timings for some fun things to do like the wave pool and rain dance.

    Distance: 
    28 km from Bangalore bus stand. 

    Timing:
    09.00am to 06.00pm on weekdays and 09.00am to 07.00pm pm weekends

    Entry Fee:
    Starting from 720Rs for children and 890R for adults.

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  • 06Freedom Park

    Freedom Park
    An incredible attraction amongst tourists and localities is the Freedom Park that is built on land that was once a prison from the British period. It was transformed into a park where the freedom of expressing views can be conveyed to other similar people.

    The amphitheatre and the speakers along go well with the idea of this park. A central tower that was once used to observe the prisoners has been left as it is which makes it a place of significance. There are quite many charms within this premise to keep people of all ages entertained. 

    Distance: 1.5 km from Bangalore bus stand.

    Timing: 05.00am to 8.30pm and 04.00pm to 08.00pm

    Entry fee: No entry fee.

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  • 07Lalbagh Botanical Garden

    Lalbagh Botanical Garden
    A hot favourite amongst the many photographers around the world is the Lalbagh Botanical Garden that is distinguished for its botanical legacy not just nationally, but also internationally! It conserves over 1800 species of plants from around the world thus making it a harbour for admirers of nature.

    The Lal Bagh Rock is one of the highlights of this Bangalore Park which is a sight that every visitor wishes to see. You might want to go all charged up to complete an entire round of the park. The people of Bangalore await the flower show held at Lalbagh every year.

    Distance: 4.9 km from Bangalore bus stand.

    Timing: 06.00am to 07.00pm

    Entry Fee: 10.00Rs for adults; Children entry free.

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  • 08Bannerghatta National Park

    Bannerghatta National Park
    Here’s the perfect dose of ‘awww’ moments for every animal lover which can be cherished only at Bannerghatta National Park. A favourite picnic spot amongst many schools for one-day trips, this park has emerged to be famous for its close proximity with Bangalore city limits and becoming a biological & conservative reserve for animals.

    Time goes by like a flash of lightning when you cover the entire zoo and go for a safari ride that takes you up close to the free lions and tigers. This public park has received a humongous name for its provision of adopting animals for better care and sustenance.

    Distance: 35.3 km from Bangalore bus stand.

    Timing: 09.00am to 04.30pm (closed on Tuesdays)

    Entry Fee: 40Rs for children, 50Rs for Senior Citizens and 80Rs for Adults. Price varies for foreigners.

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  • 09Cubbon Park

    Cubbon Park
    Cubbon Park is every child and parent’s delight place for spending time as it is a showground of play for the kids and an affordable Sunday outing for the latter. This is amongst those parks in Bangalore which is a warehouse of greenery that is pleasing to the human eye.

    Named behind the initiator, Lord Cubbon, this 300-acre park houses the second largest aquarium in the country besides the Attara Kacheri, Cubbon Park museum and Sheshadri Iyer Memorial Park. This natural ecosystem covered with over 6000 trees is a sightseeing experience for people from across the world. Also, it is one of the prior attractions to visit near Bangalore within 100 Km.

    Distance: 2.2 km from Bangalore bus stand.

    Timing: 06.00am to 06.00pm (Closed on Mondays and second Tuesdays)

    Entry Fee: Free.

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  • 10Bugle Rock Park

    Bugle Rock Park
    The Bugle Rock Park in Bangalore comes with an interesting history that has been well-looked-after as a tourist attraction. This huge rock that dates back to a time of 3000 million years ago, served as a base to get a view of the entire empire that came under KempeGowda II.

    You are welcomed with pillars and rocks that are carved to the best of beauty. Within these gates lays a small park area for young children to play, waterfalls to get refreshed with and fountains to sit by.

    Distance: 4.0 km from Bangalore bus stand.

    Timing: 09.00am to 07.00pm

    Entry Fee: Free.

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  • 11Jawaharlal Nehru Park

    Jawaharlal Nehru Park
    The Jawaharlal Nehru Park is yet another jogger’s paradise that is refreshing and pleasing. The place is flocked by nature lovers who take refuge under the massive banyan trees and on the park benches.

    This park is flocked by children and parents owing to its huge space that gives them the freedom to explore their play time! Reaching the park has been made easy with most local transports that are connected to the area around.

    It makes a great sit out a place for a couple of hours with your family before an early dinner on a lovely Sunday evening.

    Distance: 19.4 km from Bangalore bus stand.

    Timing: 07.00am to 08.00pm

    Entry Fee: Free.

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  • 12Fun World Water Park

    Fun World Water Park
    Here’s another fun getaway for Bangaloreans to beat the sweats off at Fun World Water Park that offers a plethora of rides and amusing things to do. Bring out your best moves under the rain dance or flow with others in their water rides like cyclone and tornado.

    Once you get tired of climbing stairs and alighting from the adrenaline-charged water slides that come in different heights and shapes, you can fall into one of the tubes and relax at the lazy river before you get back into action. No doubt it is considered as one of the best waterparks in Bangalore!

    Distance:
    11.7 km from Bangalore bus stand.

    Timings:
    11.00am to 04.30pm

    Entry Fee:
    900Rs/person.

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  • 13Neeladri Amusement and Water Park

    Neeladri Amusement and Water Park
    This is another one of the electrifying amusement parks in Bangalore that has been around since the concept of adventure parks was introduced in the city. It is a splendid combination of water and amusement rides on dry land that is not just a knockout place for kids, but also for adults.

    It is well-maintained with over 45 fascinating rides like Water chute, Zyclone, Splash pools and boat rides for starters. Stop by at any of the many ice cream parlours in the midst of your fun-filled day to make the most of your time at Neeladri Amusement and Water Parks.

    Distance: 21 km from Bangalore bus stand.

    Timing: 11.00am to 06.00pm (Till 07.00pm on weekends)

    Entry Fee: Rs.30 and 40 for the amusement park and Rs.60 and Rs75 for the water park.

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  • 14GRS Fantasy Park

    GRS Fantasy Park
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    GRS Fantasy is also another amusement and water park in Bangalore that has had people glued to it since forever. It is a hot pick for Sunday outings especially in the summers to beat the heat on land or in water.

    Besides the rides, you can spend time with the in-house adventure like rock climbing and catapult or get an amazing 5D experience. The rides and slides have been well-thought-of to remain matchless to the many other existing ones in the city.

    Most teenagers are amazed by the Dragon’s Den that keeps them coming back for more.

    Distance: 136.9 km from Bangalore bus stand.

    Timing: 10.30am to 06.00pm (up to 07.00pm on Sundays)

    Entry Fee: Starting from Rs.499

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  • 15Deer Park

    Deer Park
    The Deer Park in Bangalore is a blend of nature and wildlife in one campus that is a great place to spend quality time with friends and family. The area is excellent to conduct small picnics and potluck parties!

    Enjoy the sights of lovely deer and immerse in natural surroundings swiftly.

    Distance: 10.6 km from Bangalore bus stand.

    Timing: 10.30am to 08.00pm

    Entry Fee: Free.

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  • 16Fantasy Lagoon

    Fantasy Lagoon happens to be amongst the very budget-friendly parks in Bangalore with ample things to do and eat. The place is mostly covered with young couples spending quality time by the lake and it stands out as one of the best places to visit in Bangalore for couples.  

    The highlight of this place is the man-made garden that has been established in the middle of the lake and the only way to reach there is via one of the boats. One could also indulge in boating and kids can have a great time in the play zone.

    Distance: 10.2 km from Bangalore bus stand.

    Timing: 11.00am to 08.00pm

    Entry Fee: Rs.30/person.

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  • 17Carippa Memorial Park

    Carippa Memorial Park
    The Carippa Memorial Park is a vast area of land dedicated to the brave IAF soldier Field Marshall K M Cariappa; this park is open to the public. Since there is no entry fee, it draws a lot of attention as a theme park in Bangalore for its military theme.

    Within its campus are waterfalls, the Burma bridges, tunnels, and a play area amongst the other in-house attractions.

    Distance: 4.1 km from Bangalore bus stand.

    Timing: 05.30am to 08.00pm; 01.00pm to 07.00pm on Saturdays and 09.00am to 07.00pm on Sundays.

    Entry Fee: Free.

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  • 18BDA Sculpture Park

    BDA Sculpture Park
    BDA Sculpture Park is one of a kind park that has instilled in it several stone sculptures that act as exceptional selfie backgrounds. The park is a huge area of freshness owing to the greenery and fountains inside.

    It offers a great sight post-sunset since the area is decked up with colourful lights that make it a grander sight to see. These stones have been carved into interesting things like monkeys, wheels and other significant equipment.

    Distance:
    15.7 km from Bangalore bus stand.

    Timing:
    08.00am to 06.00pm.

    Entry Fee: Free.

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  • 19National Military Memorial Park

    Serene and sentimental, the National Military Memorial Park has been dedicated to the brave martyrs who left the ground fighting for the nation.

    The place is sprawling with names of the brave hearts in the laps of nature where people can spend some lone time and indulge into deeper thoughts.

    The park has managed to preserve old tanks, models of some old planes & missiles and other naval ships which are edifying for visitors.

    Distance: 3.9 km from Bangalore bus stand.

    Timing: 06.00am to 08.00pm

    Entry Fee: 15Rs/person.

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  • 20Shri Vani Science Park

    Shri Vani Science Park is amongst the educational parks in Bangalore that was founded with a straight out intention of making science more than just a subject for students. You might find young adults and school children being brought by schools to give them a wider perspective to understand science.

    Within this campus is an open-air physics lab, a geological museum, a gallery holding models of several animals, a geological and physics science museum, fossils, a rock garden, a garden of medicines and tiny forest with a biodiversity park. It is a great way for parents to spend educative time with their children.

    Distance: 13.4 km from Bangalore bus stand.

    Timings: No restrictions on time.

    Entry Fee: Free.

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  • 21Aqua Kingdom

    Water water everywhere and lots of fun things to do! The Aqua Kingdom in Bangalore is known for the length of the water slides that reach a height of up to 5 feet.

    You could bask under the sun while you lay off at the sandy beach or you could dance the day away with an open dance floor while you drip off every drop of water you took away from the water slides.

    This attractive place also has a Cartoon City, a haunted house, a mirror maze, a facility to play mini golf, a petting zoo and a dino park amongst the many other things to do.

    Distance: 7.0 km from Bangalore bus stand.

    Timing: 10.00am to 07.00pm

    Entry Fee: Starting from 799Rs

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  • 22Crazy Waters

    Crazy Waters
    Starting from background views to inside joy rides, Crazy waters is packed with entertaining and astounding things to do. It is recognised for its lengthy water slides that splash one into a pool of laughter and elation at the bottom.

    Chillax while you watch the gracious musical fountains after tiring yourselves with all the rides. Climb on the family train ride and get the next family picture to frame! The Video arcade games in the premise are like a calling to the teenagers who just don’t want to leave.

    Distance: 35 km from Bangalore bus stand.

    Timing: 10.00am to 06.00pm (Up to 07.00pm on weekends)

    Entry Fee: Rs.100 for children and Rs.200 for adults

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  • 23Ranadheera Kanteerva Park

    Ranadheera Kanteerva Park
    This open-air park has a lot stored for people in one place. Not just is it of historical importance since it houses sculptures of old kings and queens but it is also a place of peace for walkers and fitness freaks with separate gym areas for women and men.

    You might have a great time in the garden with its colourful flowers along the path. Children can spend plenty of time at one of their two playgrounds with swings, slides and dry sand to build their own castles!

    Distance: 6.6 km from Bangalore bus stand.

    Timing: 10.00am to 09.00pm

    Entry Fee: Free.
  • 24Coles Park

    Coles Park
    Staying fit with walking and jogging requires a lot of motivation which one can find at the Coles Park in Bangalore. Apart from that, it is a children’s park with ample space which is just what any kid wants to do away with the hangover of a school day.

    The place is packed with senior citizens who are keeping themselves upbeat with the laughter clubs in one corner of the park. You can find a spot to chat on and catch up with lost friends without spending a penny. Even though it is one of the oldest parks in Bangalore, Coles park is still a favourite of many.

    Distance: 5.6 km from Bangalore bus stand.

    Timing: 05.00am to 11.00am in morning and 04.00pm to 08.30pm in evening.

    Entry Fee: Free.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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

Suggested Read: Fascinating Nightlife Tours in Bangalore

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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.

You may also like: 25 Best Attractions in Bangalore with Family

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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

Recommended Read: 24 Activities And Locations For Corporate Team Building in Bangalore

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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.

Also Read: 15 Best Restaurants for Candle Light Dinner in Bangalore

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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.

Must Read: 10 Popular Forts in Bangalore

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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

Suggested Read:
 1. Top 35 Adventure Activities in Bangalore
                              2. Best Resorts in Ramanagara       

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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

Suggested Read: Top Resorts Around Bangalore for Day Out

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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.

Suggested Read: 121 Places to Visit Around Bangalore During The Monsoon Season
                              2. Best Things to do in Kanakapura

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