45 Places to Visit in Bangalore, Tourist Places & Attractions
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Places to Visit in Bangalore

Lal Bagh Botanical Garden, Brigade Road, Bannerghatta National Park, Nandi Hills, Cubbon Park, Bangalore Palace, Vidhana Soudha, Ramanagra, Kanakpura, Skandagiri, Snow City, Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Iskcon Temple, Lumbini Gardens, Devanahalli Fort, Bangalore Fort, MG Road, Commercial Street and many more exciting places

The various tourist places to 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.

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.

Some of the
places to see 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:

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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 and it makes it one of the best places to see in bangalore..

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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 making it one the best Bangalore sightseeing. 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.

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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 and also one the best places to see in Bangalore. Besides being a preserved site, it is also a grand venue that hosts marriage parties, events, and rock concerts.

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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 butterfly park, an aquarium, Children's park, a zoo, a Crocodile farm etc.

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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. 

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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 best places to see 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

No entry fee.

 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 is a set of breathtaking hillocks which is a complete nature retreat. From catching the stunning views of the rising and setting sun to camping and trekking, people come here to indulge in a wide variety of activities. The best part of visiting the top of the hill is that you will get to enjoy the view of low lying clouds floating around you. 

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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.

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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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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.

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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, and many more.

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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.

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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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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 and is also one of the best places to see in Bangalore. From Silk farming to Mysore-Pak, from leading into the huge Hanuman statue entrance to the Ramadevara Betta Vulture Sanctuary.

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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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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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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 and also one of the best places to see in Bangalore. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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 and it is one the best places to see in Bangalore.

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

: 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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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 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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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 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 and it is also one of the best things to see in Bangalore

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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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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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 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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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

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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 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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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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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.

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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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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

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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 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 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.

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People Also Ask About Bangalore

  1. Which are the best places to visit in Bangalore with friends?

    1. Wonderla: Spend a fun outing in this amazing waterpark having almost 60 exhilarating rides. Cool off the heat and enjoy in splash pools and many other swirling high tech rides.

    2. Nandi Hills: Trek towards this huge hillock and experience the beauty of your surroundings while completing your track. The path also offers many cycling tracks and once you reach the top, feel the free fall by paragliding from high above.

    3. Snow City: Experience the feels of snow while sitting in the busy city of Bangalore. Sledge along the ways and throw snow at each other in this beautiful snow house.

    4. VV Puram Food Street: A paradise for food lovers, enjoy a visit to a street wholly dedicated to food. Catering to the people from all corners of India, this place holds a variety of restaurants serving almost all cuisines.

    5. Guhantara Underground Cave Resort: Spend time having fun in this hidden resort which provides all the facilities be it a spa or a multi cuisine restaurant.

  2. Which are the best places to visit in Bangalore for couples?

    1. Guhantara Underground Cave Resort: Spend a peaceful time in this resort fully hidden in a forest and providing facilities like a wellness center and couple spa offers.

    2. Ramanagara Wine Yard: Spend some peaceful time tasting the wines and admiring the beautiful land around you. Walk hand in hand with your partner while traversing the lush yards spread on a huge plain.

    3. Jakkur: Witness the scenery of Bangalore from high up in the air in Jakkur Airplane rides. Those waiting for a perfect place and time to propose their love of life, this is it.

    4. Wonderla: Spend some time enjoying 60 thrilling rides at wonderla and witness some of the biggest pools and slides. Scream your hearts out while rushing down through water tunnels.

    5. UB City Mall: For those looking for a perfect place to shop, eat and have fun, this is it. A visit to this mall will be full of food from its food court, fun from its play zone and a lot of shopping from many branded stores.

  3. Which are the best places to visit in Bangalore at night?

    1. Ulsoor Lake: An evening picnicking around this lake will let you enjoy the best views of the surroundings. Witness the sun settling in the horizon as you spend a night in your cozy tent.

    2. VV Puram Food Street: For your midnight hunger pangs, this place offers a wide range of cuisines which you can binge on. Visit here at 2 at night and have some mouth watering meals.

    3. Male Mahadeshwara Hills: Witness the beauty of scenic and lush green forests from high above from Male Mahadeshwara Hills. The hill also has a temple atop which attracts a lot of pilgrims.

    4. Hard Rock Cafe: For the people looking for a place to have some fun while dancing their hearts out, this is it. Apart from this, here you can also relish on some tasty food and a huge variety of cocktails.

    5. Skyye Ultra Lounge: Taking clubbing experience to another height, this rooftop lounge will also offer you some amazing drinks and fingerlicking food.

  4. Which are the best places to visit in Bangalore for kids?

    1. Wonderla: Offering some high thrilling rides, Wonderla will let you enjoy a fun trip with your family. The place offers an extrinsic variety of rides specifically made for kids.

    2. VV Puram Food Street: Having an extensive menu of food from chinese to south indian and italian to Mughalai, this street is wholly dedicated to food only. Enjoy a good family meal here and relish on some authentic dishes.

    3. Snow City: Spanning over 12,500 Sq. Ft., this snow filled area will let you experience the vibe of a hill station while sitting in a busy city like Bangalore.

    4. Brigade Road: An evening at Brigade road will be filled with a lot of sightseeing, food, shopping and fun. This place holds many local as well as branded shops and food points where you can relish on some local street food.

    5. Bannerghatta National Park: This biological reserve will let you witness tigers, bears, deers, elephants and monkeys too.

  5. How can I spend 2 days in Bangalore?

    If you want to plan a 2 days trip to Bangalore, then you should consider the below itinerary:

    - Day 1:
    Start your trip by visiting Wonderla and cooling off in its huge pools followed by spending a night clubbing at Hard Rock Cafe.

    - Day 2:
    Spend this day exploring the monuments and temples of the city while enjoying some local food at many famous restaurants. Cover places like Lal Bagh Botanical garden, Vidhan Soudha, Bangalore Palace, Bannerghatta National Park, Innovative film city and Ramnagar Wine Yard.

  6. How can I spend 3 days in Bangalore?

    If you want to plan a 3 day trip to Bangalore, then you should consider the below itinerary:

    - Day 1:
    Cover all major Palaces and gardens like Lal Bagh Botanical garden, Bangalore Palace, Bannerghatta National Park and Innovative film city while having lunch at some local cafe and dinner with drinks at Toit.

    - Day 2:
    Reach for major natural places around the city like Male Mahadeshwara Hills, Ulsoor lake, Ramanagara Wine Yard and Nandi Hills  and spend some quaint time in all natural scenery. Have your meals at local joints and relish on some authentic dishes without hurting your pockets.

    - Day 3:
    Cover all Temples like The Bull Temple, ISKCON temple and Chenna Kesava temple followed by having a meal at VV Puram Food Street.

  7. How many days are enough in Bangalore?

    3 days are quiet enough to explore all the major attractions of Bangalore like the Bangalore Palace, Vidhan Soudha and Nandi Hills. Make sure your stay is within the city limits so that you do not waste most of your time travelling from one place to another.

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24 October 2015
Agnimitra Banerjee Nishani Motte Trek
Trekking and water adventure...what else can be so tempting especially for adventurists like me. This things give me my Kick. Wonderful place and everything is just up-to-the-mark. I'm certainly exploring more of South India now and to get the best of South I prefer reading thrillophilia reviews .
26 July 2018
It was a very well organised trek by friendly and courteous hosts. Shahid, Danny, Habib and Avinash were great and were fun to trek with. Homestay near Shuntikoppa was beautiful with coffee plantations close-by and it was raining the whole time. Trek is an easy to medium range one. Except for the rain and leeches (which we were informed earlier) there is absolutely nothing to point out in the trek. We met many new people and it felt like college days all over again. Loved this trek and would definitely recommend it to everyone.
17 September 2018
Abhi Abhi Kudremukh Trek
I would say that this is once in a lifetime trekking experience. Conquering the 3 highest peak. Karthik n Anupam who were our ODL made our trek memorable n entertaining through out, very friendly n energetic guys. We never felt that this was a group trek with some strangers, it was a nice bonding experience n meet new people. It’s a must do for core trekkers.. tests your endurance n spirt. 22 kms to n fro.. if u think only climb would b difficult n u can come down easily your wrong.. the path is so narrow n tricks n will test you in each n evry corner. A sense of accomplishment after completing the trip successfully with lots of stories to tell around and eager to venture on the next one. Thanks a lot to Anupam n karthik who took such good care of us throughout the trip.. awesome hospitality. Would love trekking with you all again soon
15 August 2014
Rajinder Butt Kudremukh Trek
Kudremukh is an amazing peak and so far I had just heard about this place but finally I get to see it. Amazing place - loved the trekking experience. What an experience. I'm going again.
26 September 2014
udit kumar Skandagiri Trek
It was my first trekking and had loads of fun :) Planning another trip with thrillophilia grp very soon.
04 March 2021
Shanmuk Shanmuk Kudremukh Trek
It's really wonderful, with stay and hosting. Totally liked it.
02 March 2021
Positive Trip was well organised. Pick up was on time. Cottage was decent and comfortable. Doodhsagar Trek was amazing. Trek Lead Randhir was always there for help. Bonfire was great. Not so positive There were 13 members but the vehicle arranged had only 12 seats. 4 people had to adjust in 3 seats in last row. It was mentioned that for the trek for half way Jeep will be provided and rest will be trek. However, there was no jeep facility. We did trek for 9kms ‘To’ and while coming back it 14kms way which would have been impossible to cover just by trek. Luckily we found alternative. Also, the next day due to crowd and fall in water level we missed the river rafting which was the main attraction of Dandeli. It was truly disappointing. Had we planned well, we wouldn’t have missed it may be. Overall it was a great experience. Thanks to Thrillophilia and Trek Lead.
01 March 2021
I booked it for my husband , as it was his dream to fly a plane. And could say it was the best gift I was able to give him in our so long relationship. But make sure you book from thrillophilia , don't get cheated by other sites who offer same experience in double the amount.
28 February 2021
A wonderful & challenging trek - toughest that I have done in South India. The views & the environs at the top of Seshaparvatha were just thrilling. The trek had multitude of elements - forest, grasslands, rocks, a refreshing stream ... Plus the experience of staying in a tent, being in the lap of nature was wonderful The initial part of the trek till Girigadde (on day 1) was exhausting due to the heat and the humidity plus having to carry our luggage along with our tent & sleeping bag. But the second day was all mesmerizing - with that experience, we did not know tiresomeness at all. Few suggestions - 1. It would be great if the hotel where we stop for dinner is vegetarian - it will allow for inclusivity in the group 2. If arrangements could be done to get the tent & sleeping bag delivered at Girigadde, we do not have to carry it along, making the first day experience also enjoyable. Overall a pleasant experience and looking forward to many more
24 February 2021
Good place to have family, it can accommodate larger groups. Could have even organizers more activites in wider spread orchid area, pool is pretty good. Rain dance floor other activities was awesome and Peaceful place. You can spend a day with your family or friends peacefully. Food was decent in both veg and non veg are good. I personally recomend to everyone to visit and enjoy ur day with family or friends.. we enjoyed a lottttttttt.

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