Cosmopolitan Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore) is one of India’s most progressive and developed cities, blessed with a benevolent climate, a modern metro system, and a burgeoning drinking, dining and shopping scene. Being the centre of India’s high-tech industry, this city is also known as the Silicon Valley of India. The city has a variety of options for tourists to explore, like restaurants in Bangalore are pretty famous as they serve delicious food. Here are the top 10 things that you can do in Bangalore:
Shop at MG Road
Swarming with people at almost all the time, MG Road is a one-stop destination for a perfect weekend shopping adventure. You can buy nearly everything from there. And once you are tired of shopping and looking for a quick bite, a plethora of restaurants in Bangalore are waiting for you. Being one among the busiest roads in the city, it’s the recreational hub of the city.
Bannerghatta National Park
Spread over a massive area, Bannerghatta National Park is an asylum for a large variety of flora and fauna. It also is the first butterfly park in the country. In addition to being a natural retreat, the park is also a destination for a wide variety of adventure sports such as trekking and hiking. All in all, Bannerghatta is a beautiful rendezvous with nature in its most unadulterated form. What are you waiting for? Visit the park now and don’t forget to try the jungle safari!
An evening at Ulsoor Lake
Are you in search of peace or want to relax your mind? This place is just for you.
Dotted with several islands all along, the natural beauty of this destination is enhanced by the lush greenery that surrounds the lake. You can also go for boating, to have a closer look at the landscape and reveal the charm of the destination. A weekend picnic complete with homemade snacks and a game of badminton is a must, when you visit Ulsoor Lake!
A visit to Bangalore Palace
Established in 1878 by Maharaja Chamarajendra Wadiyar, the Bangalore Palace is one of the city’s most prominent landmarks. An epitome of great architecture and beauty, The Majestic Bangalore Palace preserves in it the spice of old regal opulence. As per beliefs, King Chamarajendra Wadiyar drew his inspiration for building the palace from the Windsor Castle of London.
A visit to the palace gives you a chance to witness the elegant and lavish splendour of one of the most powerful dynasties of South India.
It is one of the largest ISKON temples in the world, and that’s why it’s worth a visit. The main shrine, called Rajagopuram, is known for its beautifully decorated idols of Sri Radha-Krishna; plus the ceilings are adorned with magnificent paintings that depict Lord Krishna’s pastimes. There’s also an ISKCON Vedic theatre, exhibit areas, a Vedic museum, an open-air amphi theatre and beautifully landscaped gardens within the premises.
The Only Place – A Cafe for Foodgasms
Started by the late Haroon Sait to bring a slice of quintessential America to Bangalore (chequered tablecloth and all), the burgers have a stand-off with steaks for most delicious, while the apple pie has been reigning queen since the 60s. It is one of the best restaurants in Bangalore.
Bheemeshwari – A Gateway for Fishing
Located on the banks of Kaveri, this place is a paradise for nature lovers. Bheemeshwari is located at a distance of about 100 km from the capital city of Bangalore. It is an excellent place for trekking and sightseeing as it is blessed with immense natural beauty and spectacular landscape. It is also an adventure sports hotspot where activities such as water rafting, kayaking, ziplining, mountain biking etc., happen. This small town near Bangalore city is a perfect getaway and in its seclusion is a pleasant contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city.
St. Mary’s Basilica Catholic Church
St. Mary’s Basilica is the oldest church in Bangalore and is the only church in the state that has been elevated to the status of a minor basilica. St. Mary’s Basilica is a large gothic-style Church built in the form of a cross, designed by a French architect. A beautiful statue of Mother Mary holding baby Jesus in her arms, 6 feet in height, is set up in a beautiful shrine just outside the Church building. Every day, Mother Mary is draped in a saree, which is the typical dress of an Indian lady.
Shivoham Shiva Temple
Built in 1995, it is one of the most beautiful temples of the country. The beautiful statues of Lord Shiva and Lord Ganapathi are a significant attraction for all the devotees visiting the temple. Marked by a 65ft tall figurine of Lord Shiva carved in white marble, and placed in an artificial pool of water symbolising Lord Shiva’s natural habitat, this place is a beautiful pilgrimage centre for all the devotees of Lord Shiva.
Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park
Created in 1995, Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain is probably the most technically advanced and one of the biggest artificially created fountains in India. The magnanimous fountains surrounded by pleasant, lush gardens, hosts two light and sound shows every night. The show, together with rhythmic dancing of the sparkling water is an enchanting sight. All in all, the fountain park is an asset to not only Bangalore but all of India. It is believed that with very little modification, the park can surpass the techniques and designs of many foreign attractions.
So I hope this article helps you in visiting all the amazing places and restaurants in Bangalore. Hope you have a good time!