Tourist Attractions to Visit in Bangalore
Bangalore, “The Electronic Capital of India” is a pretty touristy destination for art lovers, history lovers and nature lovers alike.
If you haven’t already had the chance to visit this marvel city, take a trip to Bangalore.
Here are some of the places in Bangalore that should be on your list:
1. Bangalore Palace
The palace was initially acquired by the British officials from Rev.Garrett in 1873 AD, which was later purchased by the Maharaja of Mysore in 1884.
The palace manifests Tudor style architecture with fortified towers, battlements and turrets. The delicately crafted wooden carvings and about 30,000 paintings are the highlights of the palace.
2. Bangalore Fort
Bangalore Fort, also known as “Tipu’s Fort” was built by Kempe Gowda, the founder of Bangalore in 1537.
The Islamic architecture of the fort is surely meant to overwhelm you by the intricacies and the beauty of the carvings. The mud fort was later reconstructed by Hyder Ali to a stone fort in 1761.
The British further revamped the same to schools, hospitals, etc, and now it finally is a tourist attraction in the form of Delhi Gate.
3. Cubbon Park
Cubbon Park is a public park that was initially identified by the name of Meade’s Park, named after Sir John Meade, which was subsequently renamed after Sir Mark Cubbon, the longest serving Commissioner of Mysuru in 1870.
The area exhibits a variety of botanical species that numbers to about 6000 plants/trees. There are also various historical monuments and buildings in the park which includes Venkatappa Art Gallery, Press Club, Attara Kacheri (Karnataka High Court), Jawahar Bal Bhavan and many more.
4. Bannerghatta National Park
For the wild-life lovers, Bannerghatta National Park is a sure treat. With an area of about 25,000 acres, this national park is home to wild animals which include tigers, lions, deer, elephants and a myriad other reptiles and colorful birds.
The Safari rides organized by the Forest Department will let you have a closer look at these wonderful creatures. They also have a small museum with several zoological items and a butterfly sanctuary that will delight you.
5. Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain
This fountain is one of a kind, in that it is a dancing and musical fountain. It is centrally located on Raj Bhavan Road that is a beautifully landscaped and nurtured street.
The fountain is made to function using the latest technology and marvelous creativity that gives you the visuals of group dance on several Indian and Western musical notes.
6. Innovative Film City
This theme park promises to entertain you the entire day. Innovative Film City has been inspired by Disneyland with special attractions like Teddy Museum, Haunted Mansion, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Wax Museum and Aqua Kingdom to name a few.
They also have something for the culture and art enthusiasts in the form of craft articles, handicrafts and local cuisine. You can ensure a day full of fun, enthusiasm and activities there.
7. National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA)
NGMA was a beautiful mansion initially owned by the Royal Family of Mysore which was handed over to the Ministry of Culture in Bangalore in 1989.
It is now a Modern Day Art Museum and is well-equipped with an auditorium, an open-air theatre, a reference library, an art storage space and a cafeteria. This grand space is often a host to the cultural programs and events and is a buzzing place for several local, national and international artists.
8. Mantri Mall
It is one of the biggest and the most popular malls of South India. It is located in Malleshwaram, one of the oldest residential areas of Bangalore.
The mall is a Shopper’s Paradise that has the best retail outlets for garments, accessories, books, stationery items, cosmetics, footwear, furniture, as well as electronics. It is a one-stop shop for all your needs and luxuries.
The mall is thriving with a crowd of adults and children alike, especially during weekends and public holidays.
9. Nandi Hills
Also known as “Nandidurg”, this is the most popular picnic spot in Bangalore given how beautiful and scenic the place is.
Away from the chaos and hustle of the city, it is located 60 km away from Bangalore and is surrounded by a rich variety of flora and fauna. This place is a must visit for all those wanting to cut out from the concrete jungle and experience peace and sanctity amidst the wild.
With these and several other tourist attractions, touring around the city of Bangalore will surely amaze you and leave you craving for more from the city.
Don’t bother thinking too much; plan a trip right away.