Bangalore, now called Bengaluru also called the silicon valley of India. Many people come here for jobs and higher studies. They want to explore the place. However there are not iconic places like other places in India but it is a great mix of history, culture, and places for nature lovers. Here are the top 10 places one should visit in Bangalore.
1) Bangalore Palace
One of the major attractions in Bangalore is Bangalore Palace. It was built by Chamaraja Wodeyar in 1887 and the design of Bangalore Palace was inspired by England's Windsor Castle. The royal family still lives here today, and the palace is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays.
2) National Gallery Of Modern Art
If you are an art lover you should definitely visit this place. It is the 3rd of this kind of gallery which opened in 2009. It's housed in a Colonial mansion with a garden setting and has two interconnected wings, one of which features works from the early 18th century up until India's Independence and also displays other work from a large number of modern and contemporary artists.
The gallery is open from Tuesday till Friday from 11 a.m until 6:30 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
3) Lalbagh Botanical Garden
One of the best places to visit for nature lovers. The place is full of different species of plants and trees in the world. It is largely expanded to 240 acres of land. The design is in Mughal style and it was established in 1760 by Hyder Ali and later extended by his son Tipu Sultan.The main attraction is a majestic glasshouse, built-in 1889 to commemorate the visit of the Prince of Wales. It was designed along the lines of the Crystal Palace in London. The place is open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. throughout the year.
4) Cubbon Park
Cubbon Park covering 300 acres of land is the place for people who wants to relax and enjoy their weekends by doing activities like jogging, cycling, and embrace nature. There are also many exotic and indigenous plants and trees are to be seen. The park was named after the erstwhile Commissioner of Bangalore, Sir Mark Cubbon. Children enjoy the special Bal Bhavan play area and aquarium inside the park.
5) Ulsoor Lake
Picturesque Ulsoor Lake is spread over an area of 125 acres in the heart of the city, north of M.G. Road. It is a great place for people who are interested in photography and to capture the breathtaking view. It also has boating facilities provided by the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation. There's also a walking track around the lake. It's open daily, except for Wednesdays it is open from 5 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
6) Tipu Sultan's Palace and Fort
It is situated inside the Bangalore Fort area. It is inspired by Indo-Islamic architecture. The Hindu temple seen in the courtyard of the fort is the proof of Tipu Sultan's religious tolerance. The palace is open daily from 8.30 a.m. until 5.30 p.m. Combine visiting it with nearby Krishna Rajendra Marke
7) Bannerghatta Biological Park
It is for the people who love wildlife and want to see different types of species of birds and animals. It is also good for wildlife photography. It is a popular tourist destination with a zoo, a pet corner, an animal rescue center, a butterfly enclosure, an aquarium, a snake house, and a safari park.
8) Nandi Hills
It is a tourist destination for the people and also a place visited by people of Bangalore to see the breathtaking view of the sunrise. The best time to visit is early in the morning so that you don't miss the sunrise. People also come for picnics and also to see the situation of the temple in the area. The view from the hills is very beautiful and people can cycle down the hills. You can also do paragliding.
9) ISKCON Temple
The situation in Rajajinagar, in North Bangalore, it is one of the largest ISKCON temples in the world. It is a very peaceful place. Many people come from all over the world to visit this place. Apart from a religious shrine, the ISKCON temple is a cultural complex accommodating dedicated deities of Sri Sri Radha Krishnachandra, Sri Krishna Balarama, Sri Nitai Gauranga, Sri Srinivasa Govinda, and Sri Prahlada Narasimha. Darshan Timings: 4:15 a.m. - 5:00 a.m., 7:15a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
10) Innovative Film City
If you are a film lover, you should definitely visit this place. It is located in Bidabi, 40kms away on the outskirts of the main city comes on the way to Mysore. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bangalore covering almost 58 acres of land. Things you can do here is simply walk to shop, eat, and explore or experience of childhood again. It has something unique to offer to you.