Bangalore is the capital city of the state of Karnataka. The city is located on the Deccan Plateau at 3,000 ft or 900 metres above sea level. The city is also known for its pleasantly soothing climate all year round. It is one of the metropolitan cities of India which means there is plenty of places to visit in Bangalore. Bangalore, the Garden City of India is also called Bengaluru. The city is famous for its ‘Start-Up’ culture as one can find start-ups mushrooming from every nook and corner of the city.
Bangalore is also referred to as the ‘Silicon Valley of India’ or the IT capital of the country because it’s the leading exporter of IT in the country. As a city, Bengaluru is demographically diverse. The city is home to some important organization’s’ headquarters. These include Infosys, Biocon, HAL, Wipro, ISRO and Flipkart. The city also has some vital educational institutions such as National Law School of India University, National Institute of Design, Indian Institute of Management and Indian Institute of Science among others.
When it comes to the name of city, it means anglicised civilisation in Kannada language. Bangalore is situated in the heart of the Mysore Plateau and the city is surrounded by rural areas. The city has hills on its west and its topology is flat. One can easily reach the city via roads, railway and air.
Bangalore tourism has lots in store for the people who want to admire the beauty of the city, which includes several popular attractions located in and around it.
One can experience great diversity in the city, as Bangalore is home to multi-ethnic and multi-cultural people who come from different parts of the country to fulfil their dreams. But the diversity is what paves the way to the unity of the city. The tourist and travellers alike are welcomed with all warmth and friendliness. There are lots of places to visit in Bangalore. This metropolitan city has a lot in store when it comes to attractions. Below are just some of the places to visit in Bangalore.
Historical Places to Visit in Bangalore
1. Bangalore Fort
Bangalore Fort is one of the vital historic places to visit in Bangalore, for all kinds of travellers and tourists. It was built in 1537 AD by Kempegowda I, of Vijayanagar Empire. The fort is situated near the Victoria Hospital Gate in the K.R Market locality. The fort was once a stronghold for Tipu Sultan. Bangalore Fort has the Sultan’s armoury and his summer palace in the old fort area. The Bangalore Fort has also served as the treasure hunt setting for the book titled Riddle of the Seventh Stone.
2. Bangalore Palace
The Bangalore Palace is located in close proximity to Mekhri Circle as well as the Cantonment Railway station. The Palace’ construction started in 1862 and it was finally built in 1944. The Bangalore Palace is owned by the Mysore royal family at present.
Religious Places to Visit in Bangalore
3. ISKCON Temple
ISKCON Temple also known as the Sri Radha Krishna Temple and is home to the deities of Krishna and Radha. The temple is located in Rajajinagar which is in the north of the city. The temple is a treat to the eyes at night. ISKCON temple complex is very big and was inaugurated by Shankar Dayal Sharma in the year 1997. It is among one of the largest ISKCON temples across the globe. The ISKCON Temple of Bangalore is located atop the Hare Krishna Hill and is among the top places to visit in Bangalore for travellers seeking a religious insight.
4. Mary’s Basilica
The basilica is situated at the Archdiocese of Bengaluru. It is amongst the oldest churches of the capital city of Karnataka. The church is widely known for the festivities it holds during the St. Mary’s Feast in September. The Feast is always attended by a large number of devotees.
Entertainment Places to Visit in Bangalore
5. Snow City
Snow City is an indoor snow centre with artificial snow and tiny slides where one can have fun with friends and family alike. It is located in Jayamahal road which is in close proximity to Palace Grounds.
Wonderla is a leading amusement park which is located in close proximity to the city of Bangalore in a place called Bidadi. The company that manages the amusement park is Wonderla Holiday Limited. Visitors can enjoy 55 different land rides along with several water-based rides options as well. Other attractions include the musical fountain, virtual reality shows and laser shows. Wonderla always features among the places to visit in Bangalore because of the never ending fun that you can have.
Other Places to Visit in Bangalore
7. Lumbini Gardens
Lumbini Gardens are one of the most popular public parks of the Silicon City and is located on the banks of Nagawara Lake. The garden is named after Lumbini of Nepal and is dedicated to Gautam Buddha. The garden houses a children’s pool, an eco-friendly boating park as well as an artificial beach.
8. Bangalore Aquarium
Bangalore Aquarium is also called the Government Aquarium and is the second largest aquarium in the country. It is located at the entry to Cubbon Park and was built in the year 1983. The Bangalore Aquarium is home to different varieties of ornamental fish as well as many exotic fish. It is located very close to Vishweshwaraya Museum. The aquarium is regulated by the Karnataka State Government Department of Fisheries. It is a three floored building which houses several tanks on each floors.
9. Bannerghatta National Park
The Bannerghatta National Park was inaugurated in the year 1970. The park is home to a zoo, an animal rescue centre, elephant sanctuary, pet corner, aquarium, safari park, snake house and a butterfly park. Every visitor to Bangalore should take time out to visit this great park.
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