Places To Visit In Central Bangalore

1 out of 6 Areas To Visit In Bangalore

Here are the top 36 places to visit in Central Bangalore

1. Cubbon Park

4.3 /5

1 km
from city center
1 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

This park is a major sightseeing attraction, with 300 acres of green foliage. Having been laid down by Lord Cubbon, it is an ideal place for nature lovers an those seeking a calm atmosphere. It features a bandstand that hosts concerts. The Bangalore Aquarium is also situated in this park, and is a must visit area in Bengaluru, being the second largest aquarium in India.

2. MG Road, Bangalore

4.5 /5

2 km
from city center
2 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

MG Road is one of a most popular shopping and entertainment hub of Bangalore. Swarming with people at almost all the time, one must visit the place if in Bangalore.

3. Commercial Street

3.7 /5

2 km
from city center
3 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

Shopaholics ought to hit these spots in Bangalore. Easy money and a lively and confident lifestyle make Bangalore a shopper's heaven. Whether one is looking for those jimmy choos or the local silk sari, chances are one will find it easily in many of the shops or the malls. The options are plenty. One of the first shopping areas a newcomer to Bangalore is told about is commercial street.
If one is in dispensary road in commercial street, one may head to pooja collections for lovely silk duppatas, printed cottons and yards of maheshwari.

4. Vidhana Soudha

3.8 /5

1 km
from city center
4 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

The Vidhana Soudha located in Bengaluru (Bangalore), is the seat of the state legislature of Karnataka. It is an imposing building, constructed in a style sometimes described as Mysore Neo-Dravidian, and incorporates elements of Indo-Saracenic and Dravidian styles. The construction was completed in 1956.

5. Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace

3.2 /5

3 km
from city center
5 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

This monument is located inside the Tipu Sultan Fort. Built between 1781 and 1791, the Emperor referred to it as the 'Rash-e-Jannat' which means the abode of happiness and envy of heaven.

6. Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum

3.0 /5

0 km
from city center
6 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

Located on the Kasthurba Road in Bangalore, Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum was built in the honour of Bharat Ratna recipient Sir M Visvesvaraya. Spread over an area of 43000 sq. ft., the area is built in the sylvan surroundings of Cubbon Park and was inaugurated by the first Prime Minister of India- Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, in 1962.

7. Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

3.8 /5

2 km
from city center
7 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

The primary objective of BASE, which is aims to achieve through the activities planned all year around at the Planetarium, is to impart quality science education at all levels that identify and nurture creative talents in science students to enable them to pursue career in research and teaching. Educational programmes are conducted by non-formal methods, aimed at all the students from class III to graduate level. The Planetarium aims at "Science Popularization", which it seeks through various interacting activities for students and visitors at its Sky Theatre, Exhibition Hall or the Science Park.

8. UB City Mall

4.3 /5

0 km
from city center
8 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

Located in the CBD (Central Business District), this luxury mall is the one stop destination for all your high-end needs. Assimilation of four towers as a whole, the mall is spread in a mind-boggling area of 13 acres. The place takes care of all your exclusive needs, whether it is shopping at some high-end store, or dining, or even taking a Spa after a hectic day of work, this place has it all.

9. Bangalore Fort

2 km
from city center
9 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

Originally built as a mud fort in 1537 by Kempe Gowda I, Bangalore Fort was finally transformed into a stone fort in 1761 by Haider Ali. Located in the heart of the city, the sturdy fort is currently in ruins. It was torn down by the British and what remains today is the historical Delhi Gate. Yet it is still a popular tourist attraction of the city.

10. St. Mary's Basilica Bangalore

3.7 /5

2 km
from city center
10 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

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. It is famous for the festivities it holds during the St. Mary's Feast, in the month of September each year, an event which attracts a large number of devotees from in and around Bangalore. St. Mary's Basilica had a humble beginning, when a thatched hut was constructed in the 17th century by Tamil Christian migrants from Gingee. Now, it is a marvelous sight to behold.

11. Bangalore Aquarium

3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
11 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

Located in Cubbon Park, the Bangalore Aquarium is the most famous and largest aquarium in Bangalore, and the second laregst in India. Established in the year 1983, this aquarium offers on display a variety of ornamental as well as exotic cultivable fishes including Siamese Fighters, Catla, Freshwater Prawns, Goldfish, Red Tail Shark and many others, hence is an ideal place for casual exploring in Bangalore.

12. Ulsoor Lake

3.8 /5

3 km
from city center
12 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

Constructed by Kempe Gowda II in the 2nd century, this lake was earlier known as Halsur or Alasur. Although not fit for swimming, boating can be enjoyed at the lake.

13. Freedom Park

2 km
from city center
13 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

The former prison of Bangalore known as Central Jail has been revamped and reformed as a park. Inaugurated to the public in November 2008, the park has a library, a joggers' stretch, a children's play area and a part of it has been dedicated for holding protests. It also has brilliant sculptures of olden days prisoners.

14. Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park

3.0 /5

2 km
from city center
14 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

Created in 1995 by B. N. A. Technology Consulting Limited, Hong Kong, Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain is probably the most technically advanced and one of the biggest artificially created fountains in India. Located on T. Chowdaiah Road, the enthralling fountain has been based on multimedia technology, MIDI interfaces and hardware architecture.

15. Bangalore Turf Club

2 km
from city center
15 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

Here is something different that you can try out while you?re in the city! Head to the Club on Race Course road to watch the horses race away and maybe even place a bet or two if you?re feeling lucky. This is the ultimate high society event where you can get a peek into their posh lives. Make sure you study the race schedule so that you can socialize and cheer for the right ponies.

16. Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath

2 km
from city center
16 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

Located in Sheshadripuram in Bengaluru, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath is an art gallery comprising of thirteen museum galleries and five exhibition galleries. The place is also home to College of Fine Arts.

17. National Gallery Of Modern Art, Bangalore

3.0 /5

2 km
from city center
17 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

Located in the restored heritage Manikyavelu Mansion on 49 Palace Road Bangalore, National Gallery of Modern Art was inaugurated very recently on 18th of February, 2009. The main museum is situated in the Jaipur House, New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore being the subsequent branches of the same.

18. Jawahar Bal Bhavan

1 km
from city center
18 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

Jawahar Bal Bhavan is the most loved theme park among kids. It is the perfect way for a children's day out in between lush greenery, toys and play area for the young ones. The park boasts of a toy train, horse rides, a doll museum, boating, tree houses, fun swings etc.

19. Maha Bodhi Society Temple

3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
19 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

A recent addition to the temples of Bengaluru, this one houses a library with a sprawling collection of texts and books on Buddhism and is constantly the hub of a number of spiritual retreats and lectures.

20. Rangoli-Metro Art Centre

1 km
from city center
20 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

Rangoli-Metro Art Centre is situated in Shivaji Nagar in Bangalore. Founded by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation, the gallery is a unique cultural space which houses 3 art gallery, spaces for cultural art exhibitions, play area for kids and auditorium.

21. Mahatma Gandhi Park, Bangalore

1 km
from city center
21 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

Mahatma Gandhi Park is situated in Shivaji Nagar in Bangalore and is dedicated to the Father of Our Nation- Mahatma Gandhi. Replete with fountains and benches and play area, the park also houses several sculptures of Bapu in his famous postures.

22. Nandi Durga

3 km
from city center
22 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

Nandi Durga is an ancient fort situated on top of the Nandi Hills in Bangalore. Originally known as Anandagiri during the rule of Cholas. It is believed to have been built by Tipu Sultan and for used as his summer palace for a considerable amount of time.

23. Cariappa Memorial Park

1 km
from city center
23 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

Situated on the Cubbon Road in Shivaji Nagar, Bangalore, Cariappa Memorial Park is dedicated to the Indian Armed Force Officer- Field Marshal K M Cariappa. Sprawling over 22 acres, the highlight of the park is its military theme. It is divided into six zones- burma bridges, tunnels, playarea, waterfalls etc.

24. Smaaash, Bangalore

3 km
from city center
24 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

If you've not yet visited Smaaash, you've been missing on a lot of fun. Smaaash is gigantic gaming and activity arena. Kids, adults, everyone will fall in love with this place the moment they step in. You can put your bowling skills to use, get lost in the world of VR Games, hop on the go-karts, shoot some hoops in arcade games, and what not. You can also unwind and grab a beer or two with your buddies. Tip: The prices here are towards the costlier side. Make sure to plan accordingly not to burn a hole in your pocket.

25. Crazy Waters

10 km
from city center
25 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

Based in JP Nagar on a small hillock in Bangalore, Crazy Water is an adventure packed and a fun thrilling amusement park. Offering surreal views of the adjoining city and surroundings, the park is replete with umpteen slides and swings, water park and a huge food court for the city folks to spend an amazing day outside.

26. Sublime Galleria

0 km
from city center
26 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

Situated in Ashok Nagar in Bangalore, Sublime Galleria is India's first sky gallery. The gallery is perched on the bridge connecting two tall towers in UB City. The gallery displays photography work, digital art etc.

27. Gallery G

1 km
from city center
27 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

Gallery G is situated in Ashok Nagar in Bangalore and was founded in 2003. The gallery facilitates Artists? Initiative Program and helps curate and evaluate arts.

28. Crimson Art Gallery

2 km
from city center
28 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

Crimson Art Gallery is situated on Cunningham Rd, Bengaluru and offers a variety of artwork. The gallery also boasts of some of the celebrated works of M F Hussain and Murali Cheeroth.

29. Shanti Road Gallery

1 km
from city center
29 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

Shanti Raod Studio Gallery is situated in Shanti Nagar in Bangalore. It is a non-profit gallery which was founded by Suresh Jayaram in 2003. The gallery also holds workshops and monthly talks.

30. Gallery Sumukha

2 km
from city center
30 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

Situated in Wilson Garden, Bangalore, Sumukha Gallery was founded in 1996 and is popular for its display and exhibitions of contemporary artwork, paintings, print sculptured etc.

31. Venkatappa Art Gallery

3.0 /5

0 km
from city center
31 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

Located in the premises of Karnataka Government Museum, Venkatappa Art Gallery situated on Kasturba Road, Cubbon Park flaunts over 600 paintings. Named after the most famous artist of Bangalore city - K. Venkatappa, the gallery houses resplendent works of other renowned artists as well.

32. Tasveer Art Gallery

0 km
from city center
32 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

Tasveer Art Gallery is situated on Kasturba Cross Road in Bangalore and is considered to be one of the top South Asian galleries. The gallery takes pride in exhibiting the works of budding Indian and international photographers.

33. Indian Institute of Cartoonists

3 km
from city center
33 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

IIC or Indian Institute of Cartoonists is a non-profit organisation based in Craig Park, Bangalore. The organization was founded in 2001 and strives to preserve and promote catooning and cartoonists in

34. Gallery Time and Space

0 km
from city center
34 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

Situated in The Guild, Lavelle Road in Bangalore, Gallery Time and Space encourages contemporary artists to display their workmanship. The gallery also hosts several workshops and solo artists talks and gatherings.

35. Renaissance Gallery

2 km
from city center
35 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

Situated on the Cunningham Road in Bangalore, Renaissance Gallery, also known as Indian Art Gallery, was established in 1993. The gallery displays work of online arts, fine arts, Indian paintings etc.

36. Abstract Art Gallery

2 km
from city center
36 out of 36
places to visit in Central Bangalore

Abstract Art Gallery is situated in Cunningham Road in Bangalore and is one amongst the most popular galleries of the city. The gallery celebrates contemporary artists which have been made infamous for their sense of art previously.

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