“Bengaluru” – A traveller’s delight. A Verdant city amidst the Serene greenery filled with loads of fun and colorful delights. Known as the “Garden City Of India” and also as the “Silicon Valley of India” Bengaluru is the capital of ‘Karnataka’ and one of most Scenic and Pristine Metropolitan cities in India.
Boasting history dating back to the 15th century A.D, this beautiful city was founded by Sri Kempegowda who was a feudatory ruler of the Vijayanagara Empire. Today, this city has everything right from the pre historical Temples to one of the most technologically advanced research institutes like “The Indian Institute of Science (IISC)” and many more. Overall, we have some of the best places for one day sightseeing in Bangalore hand picked for you.
1. Green Heritage Walk – Lalbagh
A walk through the heritage park of Bangalore watching the colorful birds and breathing the pleasant air at 7′o Clock in the Morning is one of the best ways to start your wonderful one day sightseeing in Bangalore. This charming 240 acre park alone justifies the nickname “The Garden City” boasting a huge number of species of rich flora and fauna. This is usually best ended with a breakfast at MTR which is truly a delight for food lovers.
2. Bull Temple – Basavanagudi
“सदैव देवत्वं दर्शयामि ” (Sadaiva Devatvam Darshayami ) – I always manifest divinity. A one day trip in Bangalore is incomplete without visiting the divine temples and offering your sincere prayers to the Creator. This temple at N.R. Colony has a Nandi God statue carved on a monolithic rock measuring 15 feet high. This historic temple in the city dates back to the 15th Century and was built by the Vijayanagara Empire rulers. In the same yard, there is also a ‘Dodda Ganapathi temple’ which houses a 18 feet high monolithic Ganesha statue which is also called as ‘Satya Ganapathi’ meaning God of Truth.
3. Ulsoor Lake
A lovely boat ride in the Tranquil waters of the ‘Ulsoor lake‘ giving respite from the blazing heat of the afternoon sun is sure to give you a delightful experience. Located in the center of the city, it is one of the most beautiful lakes in the city of Bangalore. Near the lake is also a famous Gurudwara, one of the largest Sikh shrines in India. The lake is filled with small islands and spreads across 120 acres. It also provides a stunning panoramic view of the city line and the lush green trees making it a great option for one day outing n Bangalore.
4. Butterfly Park
The charming colors of the flying Butterflies in a lovely Tropical setting illuminates your retina in a pleasant and delightful way. First of its kind in India, this wonderful 10,000 sq feet Butterfly Park housing more than 1,500,000 species of Insects is located in the famous ‘Bannerghatta National Park’. Also present here is a pictographic and informative Museum which displays the 4 stages of formation of the beautiful Butterflies. It also has a theater which shows a 20 minute movie about the evolution of these creatures, its connection to the ecosystem and its inter-relation with the kingdom of Human Beings.
5. Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace
“A military genius and a man of vigor, valor and resourcefulness” – The Tipu Sulthan. Located very next to the Divine Kote Venkataramanaswamy temple, this Historic monument supported by classical Teak wooden pillars stands as an Indo-Sarcenic architectural genius in the heart of the city of Bangalore. A visit to this Royal Palace and also the ruins of the fort nearby in the evening sunset is something you shouldn’t miss while taking a day trip in Bangalore.
6. Pyramid Valley
Far away from the buzzing traffic and chaotic streets of the city, is a Valley calm and peaceful, perfect for meditation and relaxing your mind and body. The area is surrounded by lush green gardens and is one of the places for one day sightseeing in Bangalore. Constructed using the architectural principles of the Giza Pyramid in Egypt and oriented in the North – South direction this beautiful structure is one of the seven wonders of modern Bangalore.
7. HAL Aerospace Museum
The gleaming fighter jets flying flawlessly under the blue skies of the city gives us spine chilling goosebumps seeing it roar past the horizon. This museum in Bangalore has some of the most indigenous aircraft models designed by Hindustan Aeronauticals Limited (HAL) such as the Marut and Kiran and also a Vintage Canberra Bomber. There are also mock dock-fighting simulator machines operating at a very low cost. A wonderful flying experience of flying can be had in one of the State of the Art modern Flight Simulators which provides a panoramic view of the landings and takeoffs at the Bangalore Airport.
8. The Vidhana Soudha and Ataara Kacheri
The house of Karnataka’s State legislative assembly, “The Vidhana Soudha” and the center of Justice of the city, “The Attara Kacheri ” are two monumental buildings standing right in the heart of the City. The Neo Dravidian style Vidhana Soudha constructed using only pure Granite and Porphyry is an architectural genius of Sri Kengal Hanumantaiah, the second Chief Minister of the state of Karnataka. This magnificent building houses a central dome sixty feet in diameter supported by eight huge pillars and is breathtakingly amazing when it is fully illuminated.
9. Dodda Aalada Mara – Big Banyan Tree
A ‘Natural Wonder ‘ and a place with an amazing charm, this spot is one of the lesser known places for one day sightseeing in Bangalore. This is a single ‘Big Banyan tree’ which is over 400 years over and spread across an area of around 3 acres. With a crown diameter of more than 80 meters and more than one thousand aerial roots, this huge tree offers cool shade and wonderful sight of greenery all around. The scenic beauty of this place is enriched by the ‘Savandurga Hills’ and and the ‘Manchenebele Backwaters’ which are very close by to the tree.
10. Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad
A premier art gallery enclosing some of the best painting masterpieces in India, “The Chitrakala Parishath” is located at Kumarakrupa Road in the city of Bangalore. It has some of the best Indian and International Contemporary art displayed in its galleries.
It also houses permanent displays of Mysore architectural paintings and also folk and tribal art from all across Asia. A special section devoted only to the works of Russian master Nicholas Roerich who is famous for his glorious painting of the Himalayas.
Be it the gleaming afternoon sun’s heat or the cool night under the crescent moon, this city has everything more to offer than you can expect. There are world class restaurants and also excellent street food places which serve local and international cuisines which are utterly delicious and quite lovely. Apart from these places there are also many more places for one day sightseeing in Bangalore like the Cubbon Park, ISKCON temple, Bangalore Palace, Bugle Rock and the famous Vishveshwaraya Museum. Enjoy your stay with any of of the good hotels in Bangalore and check out more options for sightseeing in Bangalore and do have a wonderful trip ahead.