Places To Visit In Central Bangalore

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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

Spread over an area of 300 acres, Cubbon Park in the city of Bangalore is a major sightseeing attraction rich in green foliage. It is a green belt region of the city and is an ideal place for nature lovers and those seeking a calm atmosphere. Having been laid down by Lord Cubbon, the park is named so in his honour. It is home to more than 6,000 trees that support a vibrant ecosystem. In addition to being aánatural sightseeingádestination, some of the major structures of the city such as the Attara Kacheri, Cubbon Park Museum and Sheshadri Iyer Memorial Park are also situated here. Another famous attraction in the Cubbon Park is The Bangalore Aquarium, which is 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

One of the busiest roads in Bangalore, MG Road or Mahatma Gandhi Road is a hub of recreational and commercial activity in the city.áSwarming with people at almost all the time, MG Road is a one-stop destination for a perfect weekend shopping adventure. Items such as traditional handicrafts, silk, sarees and cutlery and bone china sets are easily available here among other enticing goods. And once you get tired of shopping and are looking for a quick bite to eat, a plethora of cafes and restaurants here are at your service. Nights at MG Road call for partying and dancing till you drop and it packs quite a few high-end pubs as well. One of the most popular shopping and entertainment hubs of Bangalore, MG Road is a must visit when you're in the city.

3. Commercial Street

3.7 /5

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

Located in the Central Business District ofáBangalore,áCommercial Street is home to a number of small stores to brand outlets which sell the most delightful variety of products you can find. One of the first shopping areas a newcomer to the city is told about, Commercial Street is a fix for all your shopping needs and weekend entertainment. Needless to say, it is one of the most popular and visited shopping destinations in Bangalore.áThe lively atmosphere which is always abuzz with activity and the mad, mad rush of the local market make Commercial Street every shopaholic'sádelight.

4. Vidhana Soudha

3.8 /5

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

Described by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru as 'a temple dedicated to the nation', Vidhana Soudha houses the State Legislature and the Secretariat of Karnataka and is one of the most popular attractions in the lively and colourful city of Bengaluru. It also proudly boasts the title of being the largest state legislative building in the country. With four entrances in all four directions and four floors above the ground level and one below it, we surely don't doubt the title. Popularly known as the 'Taj Mahal of South India', it is counted as one of the most magnificent buildings in the city and is sure to impress the onlooker with its sophisticated poise and glorified grandiose. The entire monument is illuminated on Sundays and public holidays and is a sight for sore eyes.

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5. Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace

3.2 /5

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

Located at the juncture of Albert Victor Road and Krishna Rajendra, is the magnificent accommodation of the valiant ruler of Mysore- Tipu Sultan. The palace is located in the Bangalore Fort which is situated in old Bangalore in the south-west Indian state of Karnataka. An exquisite example of Indo- Islamic architecture, the opulent palace was once used as a summer retreat by the king and was often referred to as the 'Abode of Happiness' and 'Rash e Jannat' meaning 'Envy of Heaven'. Amongst one of the most noteworthy creations of the ancient times, the palace boasts of ornamental frescoes, magnificent arches, protruding balconies and brilliant motifs. One can take a good leisurely stroll across the balconies before entering the palace. One is bound to get a glimpse into the royal lifestyle of Tipu Sultan as they explore the palace.

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. The first ever gallery exhibition displayed by the museum was based on the principles of ?Electricity? and was open to public visit on the 27th of July, 1965. Designed on the theme of a ?Science Museum?, the museum houses four floors dedicated to a scientific discipline each, with the topmost floor converted into a food court.

7. Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

3.8 /5

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

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium in Bangalore is a popular attraction in the city that is administered by the Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE). The entire establishment is meant for science enthusiasts with an aim to impart knowledge of the aspects of earth and space in a fun and exciting way. From how stars form to how planets evolve, from the origin of life to human's space expeditions, from how gravity works to how eclipses happen - the planetarium explains it all. The Sky Theatre is its main attraction, but there are other exciting setups as well which is fun to experience as well as gives an overall idea about a number of scientific phenomena.

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) in Bangalore, this luxury mall is the one-stop destination for all your high-end brand needs. Assimilation of four towers as a whole, it is spread over 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, ultra-fine dining, or even taking a Spa after a long 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 by Kempe Gowda I in 1537, Bangalore Fort was transformed into a stone fort by Haider Ali in 1761. Unfortunately, 20 years later, Bangalore Fort fell into the hands of the British and the entire fort was dismantled and reconstructed into schools, hospitals and roads etc. Today, only the ruins remain of what was once a stronghold of Tipu Sultan i.e. the Delhi Gate and two primary bastions. However, these ruins also reek of glory, splendour and magnificence. The fort premises include several structures which include Tipu Sultan?s Summer Palace. Standing tall as an ancient heritage structure, the monument is one of the most popular attractions 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

Built in 1882, 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 September each year, an event which attracts a large number of devotees from in and around Bangalore. It is a marvellous sight to behold with its towering fašade, glass windows and the loving statues of Mother Mary. It is a generous throwback to the colonial era of Indian history and restores the traditional faith of Christianity till date with elaborate feasts, masses done in different languages and the annual celebration of Mother Mary's nativity day.

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 largest in India. Established in the year 1983, this aquarium has on display a variety of ornamental as well as exotic fishes including Siamese Fighters, Catla, Freshwater Prawns, Goldfish, Red Tail Shark and many others. It 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

One of the largest lakes in Bangalore, the Ulsoor Lake is sprawled over an area of 50 hectares. Ulsoor lake was built by Sir Lewin Bentham Bowring, who was Bangalore's commissioner at that time. Sit back or walk in the periphery of the park or click a few shots of the endemic birds that call this destination their home. One of the most popular activities in Ulsoor Lake is boating.Ulsoor Lake is also an important venue for the celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi, sometime during August and September every year.

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. The magnanimous fountains surrounded by pleasant lush gardens hosts two nightly light and sound shows per day. The show together with rhythmic dancing of the sparkling water is an enchanting site.

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 the 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. Housing over 14,000 incredible works of contemporary and modern artists, the top notch collection include spectacular paintings and sculptures from Raja Ravi Verma, Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher-Gil, and Rabindranath Tagore. The premises, spread over an area of 3.5 acres boasts of lush green gardens with brightly blooming flowers and is a perfect blend of modern architectural designs and the poise of the past.

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

Maha Bodhi Society Temple is a recent addition to the temples of Bengaluru, this one houses a library and a bookshop with a sprawling collection of texts on Buddhism and is constantly the hub of a number of spiritual retreats and lectures. The place conducts teachings on Dharma and meditation retreat on specific days of the month. You can go there and meditate for as long as you want. The temple is located right opposite Freedom Park.

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. 1 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 the namesake painter and other renowned artists as well. Sprawling over a vast area, the two-storeyed museum is further divided in different galleries some of which display antiques from the Indus Valley Civilization, paintings from the Hoysala, Gandhara and Nolamba periods, exquisite wood carvings, phenomenally carved sculptures, specimens of geology and art, ancient musical instruments and the like. Some of the rare artworks displayed are dated back to 2000 BC.

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 cartooning and cartoonists in India.

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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