Travelling is not a choice, it’s a passion that lies within the soul of travellers. It provides us with an opportunity to experience new things and gain knowledge. Travelling introduces diversity into our daily life. Here are some suggested places for the visitor if their destination is the silicon city of India, Bangalore.

1. Bangalore Palace

Bangalore Palace is one of the most explored sites in the city. This is an embodiment of genuine art and architecture. The glimpse of true craftsmanship is portrayed to culminate a wonderful palace like this.

The palace was owned by Rev.J.Garrett under whom the construction of the palace commenced in 1874. With a huge historical background, the palace was constructed following Tudor Revival Architectural style which is a unique trend in this genre. The inner section of the palace is predominantly decorated with wooden carvings and ancient paintings belonging to the mid-nineteenth century. There are some Greek and Dutch paintings as well. The furniture has a touch of the Neoclassical, Victorian and Edwardian style and they can be found in a total of thirty-five rooms that are in the palace. These aspects together appeal to the extreme elegance and wonderful work of art and architecture.

2. Cubbon Park

Cubbon Park is one of those places in Bangalore which are blessed with sensational natural beauty. This is green heaven if you consider it so. It is an ideal place for nature lovers and the preachers of greenery. This park is the habitat of more than 6000 trees which are spread all over 300 acres of area. It is a wonderful manifestation of keeping nature healthy and well-balanced.

The park was established by Sir John Meade in 1870. The park was initially called “Meades Park” in the memory of S.J.Meade but later came to be known as Cubbon Park. There are some other attractive things besides the trees as well which include Cubbon Park Aquarium, Toy Train and many more. There is some awe-inspiring architecture like Uttara Kacheri and many more. It is a must-watch site if you travel to Bangalore.

3. Lalbagh Botanical Garden

Lalbagh Botanical Garden is not only one of the largest botanical gardens in India but also one of the oldest. It has varieties of attractions and catchy ingredients inside. The construction of the park was initiated under the rule of Hyder Ali and the completion of this occurred by his son Tipu Sultan. He was a great preacher of nature and beauty and that can be observed in the decoration of this wonderful park.

The park covers 240 acres of area and it is the habitat of many exotic species of flowers from various countries in the world. Apart from the collection of flowers, there is a large variety of birds as well. The things that one must-see in the park is The Glass House which is made of glass and iron frame and it holds many species of rare plants, The Floral Clock which is made up of different kinds of flower plants and it is 7 meters in diameter, Lalbagh Rock which is approximately 3000 million years old and it is one of the most attractive things in the park.

Besides these, there is a lake called Lalbagh Lake where people spend time relaxing. If you visit Lalbagh Botanical Garden then do visit these things.

4. Wonderla Amusement Park

The name of this park itself suggests what it is all about. This is a park where people come in search of amusement and it is well worthy of it. This park is designated to be one of the best Amusement Parks in India. This has every element to make your trip a successful one. Once you go there, you will not be able to hold yourself from the enchanting attractions that linger around you.

You can enjoy varieties of rides that are available in plenty such as Recoil, Cornetto, Insanity, Y-Scream, Boomerang and many more. Or else, you can just sit by the poolside, enjoy the hurry and cheers around you and be happy with that. This place has everything that can make you happy and relaxed. Your visit to Bangalore is one quarter wasted if you do not visit Wonderla Amusement Park at least once.

5. ISKCON Temple Bangalore

The ISKCON temple in Bangalore is a holy and religious place where people visit mainly for religious purposes. But this is a pretty amazing place to explore as well. The architecture, atmosphere, and gathering of religious people create an amazing scenario altogether. It dazzles our eyes and soothes our hearts.

The ISKCON temple in Bangalore was established in the year 1998 and it was to spread Krishna Consciousness among the people. The thing that counts as the main motto here is to pray to the divine Lord Krishna and be devoted to his prayer. People from all over the world gather here in the divine presence of Lord Krishna and find pleasure and divinity. Do visit this place for the prosperity and richness of your soul.

6. Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills is precisely a hill fortress that boasts of sensational natural beauty and wonder. This whole place symbolizes the divinity of mother nature. The origin of its name has many different views.

Some people say the hill is named after a sleeping bull named Nandi as the hill has a structure like that. On the other hand, a group of people believes that the Nandi statue that is located here is responsible for its name.

Whatever the name is, the beauty that this place possesses is matchless. People visit here for the touch of genuine affiliation with nature. It is considered to be one of the most favorite picnic spots for the native Bangaloreans. The hill is situated at the height of 4851m above sea level. The cool and calm atmosphere will redeem all your tensions and will tranquil your nerves. It is indeed a must-visit spot in Bangalore.

7. Bannerghatta National Park

Bannerghatta National Park is one of the safest and finest national parks in India. This place is a paradise for animal lovers and specifically zoologists. It was founded in 1970 and was declared a national park in 1974. This park covers a total area of 260.5 square kilometers.

It has a large variety of animals, birds and even plants. Bannerghatta is the habitat of animals like elephants, tigers, bears, deer and many more. One can find a large variety of butterflies as well. It is a place of great diversity and wonder. This park is one of the biggest elephant sanctuaries in India.

Take a ride into the park and I can promise you that your heart will fill up with joy and wonder. This place is a great surprise for those who visit it for the first time. But don't be disappointed if you visit the place before because every time you visit this place, it has something exclusive to offer to you. So, do not hesitate to go there.

8. Tipu Sultan Summer Palace

The name itself is symbolic of the possession of the palace. It is a place where you can take a glimpse at the taste of royalty. This palace was constructed at the expense of the great ruler Tipu Sultan. The great ruler used to visit here to spend the days of summer. That is how it gained its name.

There are two palaces with the same name but one is in Bangalore and the one is in Mysore. The one that is being discussed here is the one in Bangalore. The whole palace is made up of teak. The wonderful work of art and architecture is brilliantly portrayed here. The excellence of the palace can not be described in words and to experience it you have to visit the place. This palace is the symbol of the great Tipu Sultan's taste for Art and culture.

9. Innovative Film City.

The Innovative Film City is undoubtedly one of the major attractive spots in Bangalore. It is a wonderful place to visit. The atmosphere, energy, art and culture is matchless. It will leave you awe-stricken when you visit the inner section of the city.

The whole project covers 58 acres of area and every element in it is watch-worthy. There are many attractions there such as Cartoon city, Dino park, Haunted Mansion, Mirror Maze, Aqua Kingdom, Theme Museums, Fossil Hunt, Big Boss Tour, Adventures Sports and many more.

It doesn’t matter whether you are a little fellow or a grown-up man, this place has something for you to amaze at. There lies the excellence of the place. Here, you can taste delicious food as well from the food stalls. It will complete your whole journey. So, don't miss out on visiting this wonderful place.

10. Art of Living International Centre

The Art of Living International Centre in Bangalore is a place to be if you are a preacher of healthy living. This place has everything that you need for relaxation and finding patience. It is the ultimate destination for peace and pleasure.

The place was founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in 1986. The whole place holds a huge area of more than 250 acres. This place offers many programs to meet the peace that people want. Some of the programs are Graduate Programs, Corporate Programs, Special Programs, Programs for beginners, Programs for Kids and teens and many more.

The basic things that are performed in the programs are meditation, yoga, wellness, proper breathing and a few more. Those things help a lot for maintaining good and prosperous health. This place will provide peace to your mind and well your physique. So, please! visit this place at least once.

Apart from all those beautiful places, there are a few more places that you should visit in Bangalore and those include Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Nandi Temple, Butterfly Park, Suvarna Vidhana Soudha etc.


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