Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka and the IT hub of India is popular for its nightlife and parks. Bangalore is also famous as the Garden City owing to its well-manicured parks. Bangalore is a charming city and has a lot to offer like huge amusement parks to stunning art galleries and some of the most famed colleges and institutes. Bangalore is an abode to various software companies, heavy industries, telecommunication, and defense organizations. Currently, it is one of the leading IT exporter and fastest-growing metropolitan cities of India.
Top 30 Places to Visit in Bangalore
Bangalore Fort, Bangalore
Bangalore Fort in the year 1537 was just a mud fort. In 1761 Hyder Ali changed the mud fort into a stone fort, which was further enhanced by Tipu Sultan his son in the 18th Century. Though not much of the Bangalore fort remains today it is an ancient heritage of the city. It was a huge fort but currently, only the Delhi Gate and a section of the fortification are visible. In the earlier times even Tipu Sultan’s summer fort was also a part of the Bangalore Fort but today it is a separate structure. Some of the attractions within the Bangalore Fort are Fort High School, Kote Venkataramana Temple, and Vani Vilas Hospital.
Fees & Timings: The entry fee is INR 15/Person for Indians. INR 200/person for foreigners. Bangalore Fort is open from 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Location: New Tharagupet, Bengaluru
Bangalore Palace, Bangalore
The personification of exceptional architecture and exquisiteness, the royal Bangalore Palace conserves in it the flavor of old majestic magnificence and richness. It is one of the chief attractions in Bangalore and was constructed in the year 1878. British Guardians, Chamarajendra Wadiyar's bought this property in 1873 from Rev, J Garret, who was the principal of Central High School. The palace is extremely huge and is extensively spread in an area of 45,000 sq feet. A fine blend of Gothic Architecture and Tudor has given an exceptional look to this grand palace. The intricate carvings both outside and inside exhibits the stately culture in diverse ways. Despite being a chief tourist destination it also hosts a variety of cultural events, shows, and marriages. An audiotape both in English and Hindi has been set up inside the palace to make everyone understand its history in a better way.
Fees & Timings: Entrance Fee is for Indians Rs.225 and for Foreign Rs.450. You can visit this place from 10 AM to 5.30 PM
Location: Vasanth Nagar
Bannerghatta National Park, Bangalore
Bannerghatta National Park is situated approximately 25 km from Bangalore and is known for its diverse flora and fauna. Scattered in a huge region of nearly 104 sq. km, this park came into existence in the year 1971. It houses the initial butterfly park in India. Other major pulls in this National park include a zoo, an aquarium, Crocodile Farm Children's park, and a Snake Park. People visiting this place can enjoy jungle safari and it is a popular activity here. The best part of Bannerghatta National Park that there are segregated zones demarcated for animals and it assures that you will spot specified animals in these zones.
Fees & Timings: The entry fee for adults is INR 80 and for children INR 40 and it is open from 9.30 AM to 5.00 PM.
Location: Bannerghatta Road
Bheemeshwari is an upcoming tourist attraction replete with scenic beauty and enchanting landscapes. This adventure hotspot is located nearly 100 kilometers from Bangalore, in the Mandya district. Tourists can witness a large variety of animals and exotic bird species in the Doodamakali nature camp as they enjoy thrilling activities including water rafting, trekking kayaking, ziplining, mountain biking, boat rides and indulge in fishing at Cauvery Fishing camp. amidst lush green forests, verdant valleys, gurgling rivers, cascading waterfalls, and hilly areas There are many cottages and resorts for comfortable night stay in this region.
Fees & Timings: No timings and no entry fee.
Brigade Road, Bangalore
Brigade Road, one of the largest center and busiest shopping areas of Bangalore, is quite a happening place. It is also a road that links Residency Road, MG Road, and Museum road in the town. It has several shopping centers and retail shops of Indian as well as international brands. A lot of New Year celebrations and Valentine’s Day parties take place every year in this most famed area. It has several eating joints, restaurants, pubs, and a few other happening restaurants. If you are visiting Bangalore for a vacation or are a resident of Bangalore, Brigade Road is a must-visit place.
Fees & Timings: No entry fee and you can walk in any time.
Location: Brigade Road
Cubbon Park, Bangalore
Cubbon Park is a chief source of attraction in the city of Bangalore and is spread over 100 acres of land. It was made Lord Cubbon and is a perfect destination to hang around for all the nature lovers, who are hunting for some serene atmosphere. It has a bandstand where several concerts are hosted. You will also come across the Aquarium which is the subsequent largest in the country. Other than being a wonderful sightseeing attraction it also houses a few major structures like Cubbon Park museum, Attara Kacheri, Sheshadri Iyer Memorial Park. ScatAnother famous attraction in the Cubbon Park is The Bangalore Aquarium, which is the second-largest aquarium in India.
Fees & Timings: The entry in Cubbon Park is free and the timings are 6 am to 7 pm.
Location: Kasturba Road
Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple, Bangalore
Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple is a pure example of Indian rock-cut architecture and is nicely placed in the city of Bangalore, Karnataka. The temple is devoted to the Hindu God, Lord Shiva. The inner chamber of the shrine has a tall Shivalinga. The temple also has an idol of Agni which is a rare sight. The place is thronged by thousands of pilgrimages at the time of the Shivratri and astronomical phenomenon. The shrine is popular for its inexplicable stone discs in the open space and the accurate planning permits the sun to throw its rays on the shrine during a certain point of the year. The temple offers an exceptional look and is different from all other shrines in the South owing to the existence of two enormous discs at the forefront of the temple.
Fees & Timings: There is no entry charge for this temple and it is open from 7 AM to 12:30 PM-5 PM to 8:30 PM.
Location: Kempegowda Nagar
Halasuru Someshwara Temple, Bangalore
Halasuru Someshwara Temple is among the ancient temples in Bangalore and dates back to the Chola dynasty and is devoted to Shiva, the Hindu God. It was constructed in the 12th and 13th centuries the shrine is currently being managed by the Endowment department in the state of Karnataka. Few modifications were also made during the Vijayanagar realm. There are several noteworthy features in the temple but the most mesmerizing are the detailed sculptures of Ravana, where he is holding Kailash Parvat to gratify Lord Shiva, massive images of Saptarishis, wedding scenes of Shiva and Parvati to name a few.
Fees & Timings: There is no entry fee and the timings are Morning: 06:00 AM - 12:30 PM and in the evening are 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM.
Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park, Bangalore
Constructed by B. N. A. Technology Consulting Limited, Hong Kong in1995, Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park is technically very advanced and one of the artificially made fountains in the country. This beguiling and action-packed fountain is based on multimedia expertise and hardware architecture. The lush green gardens surround the fountains and beautiful light and sound shows take place every day. The show along with the musical dancing of the splashing water is a commendable site and a must-visit place when in Bangalore. It also houses a landscaped park and garden to play for the kids.
Fees & Timings: The entry fee is INR 10 for adults and
for Children INR 5. It open from 7 PM - 8:30 PM. Closed on Mondays and second Tuesdays.
Location: Vasanth Nagar
Innovative Film City, Bangalore
Innovative Film City came into existence a decade ago and is one of the finest tourist destinations in the city of Bengaluru. Millions of tourists visit this place every year. The Innovative Film City is one of its kind movie theme park and is found in Bidadi, which is around 45 kilometers from Bengaluru. It is scattered in an area of 60 acres and you can enjoy a fun-filled day over here. It is a one-stop destination where you can eat, shop, and experience your early days of life once more; The Innovative Film City is segregated into 3 parts and is huge enough to spend almost a day. Enjoy the park rides, museums, and other sections like Cartoon City, Wild West Wind, and the Innovative Studio where several movies can be enjoyed.
Fees & Timings: The entry ticket of Innovative Film City is INR 600 and it opens from 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location: Kiadb Estates, Bidadi
ISKCON Temple, Bangalore
Situated to the western of Chord Road on the hill lock known as 'Hare Krishna Hill', Iskcon Temple is known not only for its religious significance but also for its architectural beauty. It has been built in the Neo-Classical style, presenting a beautiful fusion of ultra-contemporary and traditional style and is equipped with all kinds of modern amenities. Like various other Iskcon temples that are spread all across the world, this temple of Bangalore is also dedicated to Lord Krishna and Radha. he temple has 4 ‘gopurams’ with each being connected to the other illuminating glass canopy. The captivating waterfalls, designed arcs along with intricately done ceilings add on to the overall beauty of the temple. The 10,000 square feet hall, named as the “Hari Naam Kirtan” has also been beautified with exquisite paintings on the ceilings. The Iskcon Vedic Theatre is another popular attraction of the temple. Along with this the temple also has a Vedic museum and area for exhibitions.
Fees & Timings: Opening time: 4:15 AM to 5 AM, 7:15 AM to 1 PM, 4:15 PM to 8:20 PM. The entry is free.
Location: Hare Krishna Hill, Chord Road, Rajaji Nagar
Jakkur is a well-built village in the northern part of Bangalore. It houses Jakkur Lake and the Jakkur Aerodrome and attracts people in large numbers all the year-round. Nicely placed between two renowned places like Yelahanka and Habbal, Jakkur has numerous residential developments like Brigade Northridge, Avani Gardens, SLV Essenza, and CenturyCeleste and is fast becoming an encouraging destination for home lovers. It is becoming popular because of its approach and minimum traffic congestion.
Fees & Timings: There are no charges and timings to visit this place.
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Bangalore
Bangalore’s Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is a famous attraction of the city and is very popular with the science aficionado. The chief aim of the planetarium is to impart practical knowledge regarding earth and space in a thrilling way. From the evolvements of the planets to the formation of the stars, to the way the gravity works- The planetarium offers all the information. The chief attraction of this place is The Sky Theatre but there are other attractions to experience the fun as well. The Planetarium is a captivating hub of scientific facts but in a practical manner.
Fees & Timings: The entry fee is INR 35 for adults. Visiting Hours are 10 AM to 5.30 PM. and Closed on Monday, the second Tuesday and all public holidays.
Location: Sri T. Sankey Rd, High Grounds
Kanakapura, a tiny beautiful town in the lap of mother nature is located approximately 55 km from Bangalore in the southern state of Karnataka. It is located on the banks' Arkavathi River and is an incredible getaway from the city. Outstanding flora and fauna and numerous waterfalls are the highlights of this place. Some of the animals that can be spotted here are wild Pigs, Boars, Dogs to name a few. Enjoy the melodious chirpings of the colorful birds, which is a treat for bird lovers.
Fees & Timings: There is no fee and timings for this place, you can walk at any time.
Kunti Betta, Bangalore
Kunti Batta is an ideal place for a day outing for adventure lovers. The hills all around offer mesmerizing views and it is found nearly 2882 m above the sea level. This place has historic significance and it is believed that Pandavas along with Kunti (their mother) resided here during their exile. At the foothills, there is a shrine which makes it a popular pilgrimage destination. If you travel by bus it takes around 3 hours to cover this distance. You can visit this place with your family and friends and enjoy trekking over here.
Fees & Timings: There are no charges to visit this place and it is open 24 hours.
Location: Approx. 130 KM from Bangalore
Lal Bagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore
A haven for the lovers of nature, this Lal Bagh Botanical garden attract people in huge number. Commissioned in 1760 by Hyder Ali but was finished by Tipu Sultan. It is spread in an extensive area of 240 acres and you will come across some rare French, Afghani, and Persian plants. It is an ideal place for photographers and also houses a glasshouse where a flower show is held every year. There is a small man-made lake and an aquarium present here. Tipu Sultan, who admired gardening got a variety of plants from all across the world. Along with housing compilation of exceptional plants, Lal Bagh houses a large number of birds like Myna, Crows, Brahminy Kite, Parakeets, Common Egret, Pond Heron, and Purple Moor Hen.
Fees & Timings: The entry fee for this garden is Rs 20 per person and the timings are 6 AM to 7 PM.
Male Mahadeshwara Hills, Bangalore
This scenic hill town surrounded by lush green forest and dense vegetation is a haven for nature lovers, devotees, and adventure enthusiasts. A visit to this picturesque destination invigorates your energy and rejuvenates your spirits. The quaint hillock offers a thrilling trekking experience as there are many trekking trails. A beautiful Mahadeshwara temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is situated amidst lush green forest belt and attracts hordes of devotees. The reserved forest area has massive fauna and avifauna with plenty of wildlife including Elephants, Sloth Bear, Sambhar, Bison, Leopards, and Tigers.
Fees & Timings: It open from 6.00AM-8.00AM, 10.30AM-12.00PM, and 6.45PM-8.30PM on regular days. Timings may change on special days or festivals. No entry fees.
Location: Male Mahadeshwara Betta, Bandipur
Nandi Hills, Bangalore
Situated approximately 58 km from Bangalore is a tourist destination that was recently discovered but today is a popular getaway on weekends. Tourists can spot wonderfully carved arches and grand pillars with painted ceilings and walls here. Nandi Hills has shrines and monuments and is bordered by mesmeric views that make this place a secreted paradise for the travelers. Nicely placed at a height of 4855 ft above sea level, this place is thronged by visitors from Bangalore every weekend in the early hours of the morning to catch the enchanting sunrise view.
Fees & Timings: The 5 INR is an entry fee per person for these hills and is open from 6 AM to 10 PM every day of the week.
Ramanagara is a picturesque destination where the iconic Bollywood film Sholay was shot. It is barely 50 kilometers from the bustling concrete city Bangalore. Ramgarh is also popular as the silk city and the soil of the seven hills. Despite being a scenic place it has a hilly backdrop and the open spaces of comparatively unharmed nature, which makes this place a gorgeous escape from the din and bustle of the chaotic city life. The seven major hills found here are Yatirajagiri, Somagiri, Shivaramagiri, Krishnagiri, Sidilakallu Betta Revannasiddeshwara Betta, and Jalasiddeshawara Betta.
Fees & Timings: There is no entry charge and you can walk anytime.
Location: Close to Bangalore
Ramanagara Wine Yard, Bangalore
When on a vacation to Bangalore you can spend some time for an informative tour of aromatic Ramanagara wine tour. The tour is divided into 3 parts that start with the information as to how the wine concept came up, all the details about the beverage, and why it is among the best places to visit in Bangalore. As you walk around the wine yard you will see the workers converting the fruit into the finest taste, till it is all set fermentation and packing them in the bottles. This way you can discover how your most desired drink is prepared from the beginning to the end. The best time to visit this place is from October to February.
Fees & Timings: The charges of this tour are INR 300 per person and you can visit this place from 10 AM to 5 PM every day.
Savandurga is one of the largest Monolithic Hills in India and an enthralling weekend getaway from Bangalore. Savandurga hill is 48.4kms from Bangalore as you approach via Mysore road, off Magadi Road in the Deccan plateau of Karnataka. Savandi Veerbhadreshwara Swamy and Narsimha Swamy Temple is situated at the foothills. Adventure enthusiasts have a wonderful opportunity for a thrilling and challenging Trekking experience as you scale height of 4220 ft above sea level. The gurgling River Arkavathi passes nearby, thus making the view from the top captivating.
Fees & Timings: An entry fee of INR 450 per person is being charged.
Skandagiri is located 70 km from the city of Bangalore and is a gorgeous hill on the Bellary Road close to the Nandi Hills. Tourists from all across the world come here to enjoy paragliding when in Bangalore. It is a picturesque destination and an ideal weekend getaway from Bangalore. A hill with the remnants of a fort that dates back from the 18th century, the fort is in a decaying condition. There is a temple also close to the fort and this peak is a paradise for night trekkers, bird watchers, and adventure freaks. On top of the hill, a stone structure is present where you can rest.
Fees & Timings: The entry for this place is 450/- per person and the place is open from 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location: 70 km from Bangalore
Snow City, Bangalore
Snow City is another thrilling destination in Bangalore and the primary snow and ice park scattered over an area of approximately 12,000 square feet. Enjoy ecological snow as you discover its snow castle, rock-strewn snow mountains, and other thrilling activities like snow rafting and sliding. There is a 9D theatre in the Snow City where short Films are screened along with interactive games for instance shooting and laser tag but everyone has to pay an extra cost for that.
Fees & Timings: The entry fee is INR 500 on weekdays and INR 600 on weekends, includes activities and winter gear. It opens from 10 AM - 8 PM.
Location: J.C.Nagar, Bangalore
St. Mary's Basilica, Bangalore
Constructed in the year 1882, St. Mary's Basilica is among the most ancient church in Bangalore. The church is popular for the festivities that take place in September every year during St. Mary's Feast when people from all across the state come here. With its soaring façade, glass windows, and the divine statue of Mother Mary. St. Mary's Basilica is a gorgeous sight to watch. It is an open gothic-style Church that is constructed in the shape of a cross and was designed by a French engineer. Just outside the church premises, there is a 172 feet tall and nearly 50 feet wide figurine of Mother Mary holding Child Jesus in the arms is an incredible sight.
Fees & Timings: There is no entry fee for the church and the timings of this place are 6 AM - 8 PM
Location: Archdiocese of Bangalore
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Bangalore
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace is an extraordinary example of Indo-Islamic architectural design and was Tipu Sultan’s summer residence. Hyder Ali started its construction but it was completed under the leadership of Tipu Sultan in the year 1791. This double-story building is constructed out of pure teak wood with gigantic fluted pillars that shore up the entire structure. The ceilings and the walls have painted floral patterns and the Islamic perception is put into use while making the carved arches. The museum on the ground floor of the palace exhibits the clothes, missiles that were used during the wars, and some of the swords of the monarch. It is situated at Albert Victor Road and a must-visit place for the vacationers.
Fees & Timings: The entry ticket is INR 5 for Indians and INR 100 for the foreign tourists. It opens from 8:30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. all day.
Location: Albert Victor Road
UB City Mall, Bangalore
UB City Mall is an upscale contemporary designed luxury mall offering a multitude of options for visitors. The exquisitely designed City Mall is the epitome of unparalleled luxury, fashion, and style. It harbors International Fashion brands including Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Marks and Spencer, Canali, Rolex, and Estee Lauder, Mac to name a few. You can buy exquisite jewelry or high-end bags, shoes, or cosmetics, fashion garments, or home furnishings, you can find it all here. Experience classic style, best of fashion and fine dining in this plush destination.
Fees & Timings: 10:30 AM to 8:30 PM and no entry fee.
Location: Vittal Mallya Road
Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore
Vidhana Soudha is among a very famous attraction of Bangalore and is the secretariat and State Legislature of Karnataka in the happening city of Bengaluru. It is one of the biggest state legislative constructions in India. It has 4 diverse entrances and comprises of 4 floors and one basement. Also famous as the Taj Mahal of South India astounds the tourists with its stylish poise and hyped grandiose. The whole building is lighted on all the public holidays and Sundays and is a sight to watch. This building is 150 feet tall and is a well-designed and superb Neo-Dravidian technique of architecture.
Fees & Timings: There is no entry ticket for this place and the timings are Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Location: Sampangi Rama Nagara
Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bangalore
This museum is in close vicinity to Chinna Swamy Stadium on Kasturba Road and is among the finest museum in this garden city of Bangalore. It was constructed in the honor of a famous engineer Sir M Visvesvaraya and houses machinery and models from different walks of several. The building was constructed in an approximate area of 4,000 m² and is built in the Cubbon Park. The museum is so beautifully made that it is sure to make your five senses work overtime.
Fees & Timings: The entry ticket fee of this place is 40 per person for all the adults and the museum is open from 9.30 am to 8 pm.
Location: Kasturba Road
VV Puram Food Street, Bangalore
If you are a food lover then you should straight away head to VV Puram Food Street. This is one place in Bangalore where you can get a luscious, steamy, and savoring the taste of street food of India. Situated on the Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, this place is a must-visit place in the city. It is also popular as the food street and serves only vegetarian food. The street is normally crowded with kiosks, carts, and small restaurants and bustling in the evening from 5 to 8 in the evening. The chaat in this place is very famous. You will see a huge crowd gathering in the evening and is a highly recommended place.
Fees & Timings: There is no entry fee and the opening timing of this place is 12:30 PM to 1 AM all through the week.
Wonderla is a beautiful amusement park and is located nearly 18 Kms from the center of the city. Anyone visiting this place is sure to be pleased as this place never fails to amuse the visitors. Spread in a vast area of approximately 84 acres, Wonderla brags of more than 60 exciting and thrilling rides and includes water-based and land rides. Wonderla is among the paramount amusement parks in the country and it is all because of the considerable amenities and range of other activities, which are offered here. People in large number with family and friends throng this place all around the year.
Fees & Timings: The entry ticket is Rs.923 + 18% GST on normal days and it is open from 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM on all days.
FAQs About Bangalore City:
𝒬. Does Bangalore city have any metro rail facility?
𝒜. Yes, Bangalore city has metro rail facility to commute locally. Search Bangalore metro routes.
𝒬. Does Bangalore city have any metro rail facility?
𝒜. Yes, Bangalore city has metro rail facility to commute locally. Search Bangalore metro routes.