9 Places to Visit in Bangalore 2017!

PLACES TO VISIT IN BANGALORE 2017: Check the list!

PLACES TO VISIT IN BANGALORE

Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru, is the capital of India’s Southern Karnataka state. It is the third largest city in India and considered the most livable after a countrywide survey. The city has slowly evolved from being the Garden City to the Silicon Valley of India due to its booming IT industry.  Asides IT, it is also blessed with an excellent climate, great tourist attractions and a bustling night life. Here are some places you could visit in Bangalore.

9 Places to Visit in Bangalore:

The Bangalore Palace:  A gigantic palace (spreads across 45,000 sq. ft.) owned by the Mysore Royal Family. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens, the interior will awe you more, decorated with lavish designs and galleries. If you are a lover of royal culture this is a place for you.  Apart from its tourist tendencies, it is also preferred choice for important or cultural events.

Bannerghatta National Park: Founded in 1970 but was declared as a national park in 1974. It is a very popular tourist center housing a zoo, an aquarium, a safari park, a beautiful butterfly park (the country’s first), a museum amongst others. The park is open throughout the year, best cherished around November to June when the weather is perfect.

ISKCON Temple: If you are seeking a spiritual environment, then visit this temple. It is one of the largest ISKCON temples in the world built by the international society of Krishna consciousness. It contains six shrines. It has a neo classical style to it, combining traditional elements of temple architecture with high tech utilities. Asides religious activities, it also has flourishing markets and is beautiful at night.

Ulsoor Lake: Built in the 2nd century by Kempe Gowda II, it is one of the biggest lakes in Bangalore. It is a serene environment good for people seeking for a quiet time, there are also temples scattered around the lake. It is a stone throw from MG road (one of the most popular roads in the city) so you could also visit there and kill 2 birds with one stone.

Wonderland:  Arguably the best amusement park in the city. It features Ferris wheel and water rides, roller coasters and some virtual reality experiences. Parents can bring their wards for exhilarating fun and can also serve as a social ground.

Legends of rock: This article will be incomplete without a pub in it. Like its name suggests it is a place to be for rock music lovers (and non-lovers alike). The service at the bar is top notch with a well-stocked bar. Looking for a place to ease off stress? You are in the right place.

Lal Bagh: A very popular botanical garden where all nature lovers can find solace. Was commissioned by Hyder Ali in 1760 and completed by Tipu Sultan. The garden features a variety of known and rare plants. The garden contains a glass house where flower shows are hosted annually. Asides being a major tourist attraction, it is also beneficial to botanists in plant studies.

Hal Aerospace Museum: This is India’s first aerospace museum, it was established in 2001. The museum is an exhibition of the growth of the Indian aviation industry over the years. Inside the museum many antique airplanes, helicopters, aircraft engine models, flight simulators, etc. can be found.

Commercial Street:  After visiting all the temples and parks and it is time to shop, Commercial Street is there for you. It is the city’s commercial hub. Variety of goods to be bought range from antiques, local items to modern ones.

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