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Lal Bagh Botanical Garden is spread over an area of 240 acres exhibiting more than 1,854 species of medicinal and scientific plants and trees. Among the places to visit in Bangalore, Lal Bagh Botanical garden certainly tops the list for its vast green stretch and the presence of exotic birds.
The park was commissioned and concluded by Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan, respectively, in the year 1760 and this vast expanse of greenery houses a 3000 million years rock which is fondly famous as “the Lal Bagh rock” which is a unique site that interests hordes of tourists.
There is also a glass house with a lake and an aquarium and this glass house hosts a vibrant annual flower show. The colorful and vivid presence of birds such as Parakeets, Myna, Brahminy Kite, Pond Heron, Purple Moorhen and Common Egret etc hook a lot of birdwatchers and photographers.
Location: Mavalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004
Best Time to Visit: you can visit the garden any time of the year but if you particularly interested in the flower show then visit in January and August.
Price: entry is free for children and an adult needs to pay INR 10.
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM on all days of the week.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 5 KM.
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
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 hence do not keep eatables in your hands.
Location: Chikkaballapur Taluk, Chikkaballapur 562101, India
Best Time to Visit: October to March.
Price: There is no charge except for the commuting fare from Bangalore.
Timings: It is open 24 hours and the standard trekking hours can be between 6 AM to 6 PM.
Average time required to visit the place: A day.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 62 KM.
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, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560083
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.
Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 23 KM.
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
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: 10 AM to 5:30 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
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.
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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Karnataka has some of the very good resorts that ideally spread all over the state. Especially in Coorg and Chikamagalur area, as they are most popular in this region as hill stations. Karnataka is blessed with nature’s bounty and diverse wildlife. To witness this enticing place and to indulge in the thrill and adventure here are some of the best resorts in Karnataka to stay:
Karnataka is surrounded by the Western Ghats and has cities that offer some of the best hill stations in the vicinity. Imagine you are off for a vacation or a holiday and looking for jungle safaris, dense forest walks, trekking, camping and of course, for this you need lodges and resorts to enjoy your adventure to the fullest. Enjoy the bird's song and the murmur of a river, amidst lush green landscapes in these below-mentioned jungle lodges:
As kids, we used to love to the jungle or a zoo or a farm where we can play games and would just do nothing and remain in the camp all night all day with family and friends. Yes this is exciting, probably, this is intriguing and with these camp stay places in Karnataka amidst the beautiful green surroundings here's few camp stays that has a lot to offer to every tourist coming here and looking for camping, jungle fun, trekking and much more:
When we hear the name homestays all we can summon up in our mind is a comfortable, lively and home-like stay with all the facilities which we have at home. If you are in Karnataka and looking for some of the best homestays then read below. These stays are clean, cosy, and offer the best of the facilities like our home.
South India is known for romantic retreats - from the charm of sizzling beaches to the tranquillity of forests, this place has it all for all the romantic couples and honeymooners. Make a special trip to anyone of the hill station and make memories for a lifetime. The state is populated with beautiful beaches and hill stations, and the finest infrastructure with an amazing nightlife. Thus, when it comes to hospitality, couples love to get spoiled at these romantic resorts to stay in. For all the newly married couples it is a great chance to make the knot strong and live happily forever.
Living luxury at its best is what we mean here. Karnataka is flooded with some of the most luxurious and extravagant resorts to stay. The cold and the snuggly hill stations are lovely to enchant you with their beauty to make your stay soothing. Keep each other warm and cosy and enjoy the serene beauty of the unexplored beaches and other fascinating places. Have a look at few luxurious resorts:
If you and your love are beach bums, then hoping to South India is the best choice. All the hill stations and destinations are enchanting beauty and offer India’s most striking beaches and backwaters. The shorelines are just perfect to spend time or days just admiring the beauty and enthralling sunsets and sunrise. The picturesque view of the hills and quiet environment will make your squishy closer to you.
Have you always appreciated the idea of living in a tree house, but unfortunately couldn't achieve it, no worries, we have something luring for you. The tree houses in the hill stations of Karnataka are just out of this world. They are something to die for; they are heavenly, pristine, and romantic. It is fascinating and adventurous to stay in a tree house and live those magical moments. Here are few:
With widespread beaches, farms lands and immense greenery, South India is blessed with huge farmlands and plantations. During the course of time, they have developed into big estates with coffee plantations and tree plantation gardens. For example, Coorg is known for grand coffee plantations and estates that attract a lot of tourist from all parts of the world. Have a look to some of the best in Karnataka: