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1. Lalbagh

Lalbagh
Must visit 4.3 /5

8 km
from city center
1 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located in : Jayanagar

Lalbagh botanical garden is home to numerous birds and wildlife and has a lake. It is popular for flower shows conducted here during Republic Day and Independence Day week. There is also a bonsai garden, topiary garden, lotus garden and rose garden inside.

2. Church Street

Church Street

1 km
from city center
2 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

About 750 m long, Church Street in Bangalore is one of the busiest and most beloved streets, named after St. Mark’s Cathedral. It is lined with gift shops, music shops, bookstores, restaurants and cafes, some of them being the oldest in the city, all selling a wide variety of products and tasty treats. There are days when artists set up shop out on the streets and sell their work that includes paintings, photo frames, posters and handmade items. There are arcades for children and adults to play at and tattoo parlours too.

3. Bannerghatta National Park

Bannerghatta National Park
Must visit 4.3 /5

23 km
from city center
3 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located 22 km away, the Bannerghatta National Park is a sanctuary for a large variety of flora and fauna. The main attractions here are an aquarium, a zoo, a Children's park, Crocodile Farm, Snake Park and a Prehistoric Animals' Park. It is also popular for hiking and trekking.

4. Bangalore Palace

Bangalore Palace
Must visit 4.3 /5

3 km
from city center
4 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located in : Malleshwaram

The majestic Bangalore palace is a royal palace known for its architecture with beautiful carvings both inside and outside. It is owned by the Mysore Royal family. The sprawling grounds around the palace is ideal for a picnic.

5. Cubbon Park

Cubbon Park
Must visit 4.3 /5

1 km
from city center
5 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located in : Central Bangalore

Cubbon Park is the most famous attraction in Bangalore. In addition to being a natural sightseeing destination, Attara Kacheri, Cubbon Park Museum, Bangalore Aquarium and Sheshadri Iyer Memorial Park are also situated here.

6. ISKCON Temple, Bangalore

ISKCON Temple, Bangalore
3.8 /5

6 km
from city center
6 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located in : Malleshwaram

ISKCON Bangalore is one of the largest Krishna Hindu temples in the world. The cultural complex accommodating dedicated deities of Sri Sri Radha Krishnachandra, Sri Sri Krishna Balarama, Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga, Sri Srinivasa Govinda and Sri Prahlada Narasimha.

7. Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills
3.3 /5

45 km
from city center
7 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Nandi Hills is a scenic hill station situated close to Bangalore, serving as one of the most popular destinations for trekking of Karnataka and escaping the busy city life of Bangalore.

8. Wonderla Amusement Park

Wonderla Amusement Park
Must visit 3.5 /5

26 km
from city center
8 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Wonderla is the best amusement park in Bangalore. It houses water, roller coaster rides, a Ferris wheel and some VR experiences.

9. Innovative Film City

Innovative Film City
3.7 /5

29 km
from city center
9 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Innovative Film City is an Indian movie theme park, popular for a day trip. It houses amusement park rides, museums, adventure sports among other things.

10. Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace

Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace
3.2 /5

3 km
from city center
10 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located in : Central Bangalore

Tipu Sultan Palace was the summer residence of Tipu Sultan. It is now converted into a museum and is famous for its Indo-Islamic architecture consisting of ornamental frescoes, magnificent arches, protruding balconies and brilliant motifs. It is located inside the Bangalore Fort.

11. National Gallery Of Modern Art, Bangalore

National Gallery Of Modern Art, Bangalore
4.1 /5

2 km
from city center
11 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located in : Central Bangalore

National Gallery of Modern Art is a two-storeyed museum based in a colonial-style residential building. It showcases the cultural ethos of India from periods as early as the 18th century. There is also a huge auditorium, a charming cafeteria, and a reference library here.

12. Commercial Street

Commercial Street
3.7 /5

2 km
from city center
12 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located in : Central Bangalore

Commercial Street is the oldest and busiest shopping place in Bangalore. It is famous for clothes, jewellery, electronics, footwear and local food joints.

13. Art of Living International Centre

Art of Living International Centre
3.0 /5

19 km
from city center
13 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located 21 kms southwest of Bangalore on Kanakpura Road atop Panchagiri Hills, Art of Living Centre is the headquarters of the spiritual, cultural organization Art of Living Foundation, established by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

14. Lumbini Gardens

Lumbini Gardens
3.8 /5

8 km
from city center
14 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located in : Hebbal

Lumbini Gardens is a public park on the banks of Nagawara Lake in Bangalore. It is dedicated to Lord Budhha. The main attractions here are a kid's park, boating club, fountain, walking path and food stalls.

15. Vidhana Soudha

Vidhana Soudha
3.8 /5

1 km
from city center
15 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located in : Central Bangalore

Vidhana Soudha houses the State Legislature and the Secretariat of Karnataka. Popularly known as the 'Taj Mahal of South India', it is one of the most magnificent buildings in the city. It is illuminated on Sunday and public holidays.

16. Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
3.8 /5

2 km
from city center
16 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located in : Central Bangalore

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is a popular attraction in Bangalore. The Sky Theatre is its main attraction which imitates the way the sky looks to us. There is also a mirror dome show, a science park, and a special programme conducted here first Sunday evening of every month.

17. Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum

Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum
3.0 /5

0 km
from city center
17 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located in : Central Bangalore

Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum houses machines and artefacts related to science and technology. There are also interesting shows and the "Science for Kids" centre here. It is a fun place to visit with kids.

18. Ulsoor Lake

Ulsoor Lake
3.8 /5

3 km
from city center
18 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located 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.

19. Shiva Temple, Bangalore

Shiva Temple, Bangalore
3.2 /5

7 km
from city center
19 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located in : Indiranagar

The Shiva Temple of Bangalore is considered one of the most beautiful Shiva temples in India. It is landmarked by a huge white monolith of Lord Shiva in a an artificial pool of water and Himalayas all around.

20. UB City Mall

UB City Mall
Must visit 4.3 /5

0 km
from city center
20 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located 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. It is home to all the luxury beauty, shoes, jewellery, bags and fashion brands from all around the globe.

21. MG Road, Bangalore

MG Road, Bangalore
Must visit 4.5 /5

2 km
from city center
21 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located in : Central Bangalore

MG Road is one of the most popular shopping and entertainment hubs in Bangalore. It runs from Trinity Circle to Anil Kumble Circle. Items such as traditional handicrafts, silk, sarees and cutlery and bone china are available here. MG Road is also popular for pubs and nightclubs.

22. St. Mary's Basilica Bangalore

St. Mary's Basilica Bangalore
3.7 /5

2 km
from city center
22 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located 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 September each year.

23. Chunchi Falls

Chunchi Falls
3.7 /5

71 km
from city center
23 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Chunchi Falls is a 50-ft high waterfall fed by the river Arkavati. It is a popular day trip from Bangalore, perfect for a family picnic. There is a watchtower on the way to falls offering a stunning view. Swimming is prohibited in the falls.

24. Fun World, Bangalore

Fun World, Bangalore

4 km
from city center
24 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located in : Malleshwaram

Fun World Amusement Park is one of the most popular amusement parks in Bangalore. It houses various rides, roller coaster, Ferris wheel, bumper cars and a food court.

25. HAL Aerospace Museum

HAL Aerospace Museum
3.7 /5

10 km
from city center
25 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located in : Marathahalli

HAL Aerospace Museum is India's first aerospace museum. It houses a display of various aircraft and helicopters, Aircraft engine models, Flight simulators, a mock Air Traffic Control Tower and exhibits of Indian aviation history.

26. Go-Karting, Bangalore

Go-Karting, Bangalore
3.7 /5

17 km
from city center
26 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Go-karting is the most breathtaking activities available at many places in Bangalore, which can be enjoyed with family and friends.

27. Muthyala Maduvu (Pearl Valley)

Muthyala Maduvu (Pearl Valley)

33 km
from city center
27 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Muthyala Maduvu, popularly known as Pearl Valley, is a picnic spot and day trip from Bangalore. The main attraction here is a waterfall. It is also popular for trekking.

28. Bangalore Aquarium

Bangalore Aquarium
3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
28 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located 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. It offers on display a variety of ornamental and exotic cultivable fishes including Siamese Fighters, Catla, Freshwater Prawns, Goldfish, Red Tail Shark and many others.

29. Bull Temple

Bull Temple
3.8 /5

4 km
from city center
29 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located in : Jayanagar

This temple is one of the oldest in Bengaluru, and is dedicated to Nandi, the bull who is the wagon of Lord Shiva.

30. Sankey Tank

Sankey Tank
3.0 /5

5 km
from city center
30 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located in : Malleshwaram

Sankey Tank is a manmade lake, spread across an area of 37.5 acres near Vyalikaval, Malleshwaram and Sadashivanagar. The Maurya Sankey Boat Club offers guests a wide variety of boat rides, for example, rowboats, pedal boats and motorboats.

31. Devanahalli Fort

Devanahalli Fort
3.0 /5

33 km
from city center
31 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Known for its historical significance and archaeological brilliance, Devanahalli Fort is located 35 kms north of the city of Bangalore. Lately in ruins, the fort once was the birthplace and residence of the great warrior Tipu Sultan.

32. Maha Bodhi Society Temple

Maha Bodhi Society Temple
3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
32 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located 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.

33. Cycling

Cycling
3.2 /5

3 km
from city center
33 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Outskirts of Bengaluru are a cyclist's delight. One can rent a cycle from the multiple cycle groups available here such as Namma Cycle, Bums on the saddle, Bike Zone etc.

34. Ragigudda Anjaneya Temple

Ragigudda Anjaneya Temple
3.0 /5

6 km
from city center
34 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located in : Jayanagar

Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneya Temple is dedicated to the Hindu God- Hanuman. It also houses a Shivalinga and beautiful shrines of Ram, Sita and Lakshman.

35. Venkatappa Art Gallery

Venkatappa Art Gallery
3.0 /5

0 km
from city center
35 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located 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.

36. Halasuru Someshwara Temple

Halasuru Someshwara Temple
3.0 /5

3 km
from city center
36 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located in : Indiranagar

Located in the suburbs of Halasuru (Ulsoor) in Bangalore, Halasuru Someshwara Temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity Shiva. Built in around the 12th and the 13th centuries by the Hoysalas, the temple is now managed and maintained by the Endowment Department of the Karnataka government.

37. Snow City

Snow City

4 km
from city center
37 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located in : Malleshwaram

Snow City is a unique, one of a kind amusement located in JC Nagar in Bangalore. Covered in artificial snow and generously sprinkled with snow animal sculptures, toys and igloos, the theme park is a popular destination for the city folks especially the kids. Besides, the park also has a plethora of swings and slide for the children and a gorgeous snow castle.

38. Big Banyan Tree

Big Banyan Tree
3.0 /5

23 km
from city center
38 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

The Big Banyan Tree or locally called as the Dodda Alada Mara is a 400 year old banyan tree in the village of Kethohalli near Bangalore. Sprawling over a vast 3 acres of land, the tree is one of the largest of its kind.

39. Indian Music Experience

Indian Music Experience
4.0 /5

9 km
from city center
39 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Spread across 50,000 square feet, the Indian Music Experience in Bengaluru is the first interactive music museum of the nation that is most innovatively disrupting the conventional notion of museums among visitors. The Museum exhibits everything about Indian music under a single roof, right from classical to folk, regional and Bollywood.

40. Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park

Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park
3.0 /5

2 km
from city center
40 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located 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.

41. Siddara Betta

Siddara Betta

82 km
from city center
41 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Siddara Betta is a popular tourist attraction in the Tumkur district of Karnataka immersed in rocky boulders, temples and caves with an elevation of 1700 feet. The hillock is popular amongst trekkers and spiritual seekers alike, with one of the main attractions of the hill being the Lord Shiva temple enclosed in a cave that sees a fair number of devotees throughout the year.

42. Quad Biking

Quad Biking

45 km
from city center
42 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Quad Biking in Bangalore can be experienced either near Kanakpura Road or near Nandi Hills with the help of a company Dirt Mania. These Quad Bike Rides can cost somewhere from INR 500 to 5000 depending upon the Track, Trail and the length.

43. Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta

Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta

47 km
from city center
43 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta is almost 16 kilometres from the town of Kanakapura is a great trekking destination for a day trek. It is one of the highest hills in the neighbouring area and also houses a temple devoted to Lord Rangaswamy that is constructed under a large white granite monolith.

44. Avalabetta

Avalabetta

68 km
from city center
44 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Avalabetta often called as “Nandi Hills without the crowd” is a perfect place to relish the same scenic beauty as the Nandi Hills but without the commotion. Standing on the top of the hill, you can witness the magical view of lush green trees and variegated rocky terrain which is spread out profusely.

45. Manchanabele Dam

Manchanabele Dam

30 km
from city center
45 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Manchanabele Dam is built on the water of the tranquil Arkavati River. It is replete with cool and clear water and is also surrounded by lush green trees in small hills. The panoramic views of the sky and the earth can be best observed during sunrise or sunset.

46. Skandagiri

Skandagiri

51 km
from city center
46 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

If you thought that trekking is an activity only to be done in the morning, you are certainly wrong. Skandagiri, a hilltown near Bangalore, gives you the opportunity to trek and explore the hills in the night while the moon is casting its light. Skandagiri, also known as Kalavara Durga or Kalavara Betta is at an elevation of 1450 meters surrounded by the Nandi Hills. The hill has a ruined fort on the way which makes the night trek even more interesting by adding the element of horror. And the best part is that you can spend the night at the hilltop under the star. Not to forget the bonfire that is especially lit for the trekkers to sit around and enjoy the warmth.

47. Bananthimari Betta

Bananthimari Betta

51 km
from city center
47 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located at a distance of 3 kms from the town of Kanakapura near Bangalore, Bananthimari Betta is a twin hillock surrounded by lush green fields with patches of flowers and rocky surface in turns. The beautiful valley in between is laden with an emerald velvetine grass cover and through it flows the most quaint and beautiful stream ever.

48. Doddamakali

Doddamakali

84 km
from city center
48 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Situated at a distance of about 132 kms from the city of Bangalore on 6 kms from Bheemeshwari Fishing Camp, Doddamakali is a living example of pristine rustic charm and idyllic sylvan setting. The place makes for an ideal weekend getaway away from the hustle bustle and chaos of the city amidst natural surroundings and euphoric atmosphere.

49. Devarayanadurga

Devarayanadurga

61 km
from city center
49 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Devarayanadurga or DD Hills which translates to “the fort of God” is a tranquil hill station located near Tumkur district in the state of Karnataka. Situated at an elevation of 4000 ft, Devarayanadurga is a perfect weekend getaway from Bangalore to live among the trees and visit the beautifully crafted temples.

50. Kanakapura

Kanakapura

51 km
from city center
50 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

In the state of Karnataka a beautiful city is nestled amongst trees and rivers which is great for a weekend getaway. Kanakapura is rich in heritage and culture. This place is a hidden gem bountiful in greenery and waterfalls. A few days in this wonderful and picturesque place will leave you rejuvenate.

51. Ranga Shankara

Ranga Shankara

7 km
from city center
51 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located in : Jayanagar

If you’re the kind who prefers watching live performances over a drama, then this is the place for you. Situated in JP Nagar, this is one of the places to visit in Bangalore with friends where the theatre lovers head to catch up on some drama from across the globe. So, book those tickets and go enjoy a beautiful and affordable evening and get one of the best Bangalore experiences.

52. Smaaash, Bangalore

Smaaash, Bangalore

3 km
from city center
52 out of 101
places to visit in Bangalore

Located 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.

FAQs on Bangalore

How can I commute within Bangalore?

The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation forms an important medium of transport in the city. It connects the whole town through various routes making travel simple. The ticket fares are around INR 15 for a distance of 7 km. There are also Volvo buses available throughout the city. From the airport, you can take a shuttle bus to reach different parts of the city. The Bangalore Airport Bus Service operates buses frequently throughout the day, and there are a few buses which run in the night as well.

Ola cabs and Uber are available within minutes when booked through their app or through calls. Three-wheeled auto-rickshaws are a popular means of transport. But be wary of the auto fares here as the drivers tend to charge the highest fare possible and do not go by the fare meter. If the fares are too high, there are many app-based services like Ola and Uber that have autos as well. 

Metro services are also now available in a lot of areas in the city. There are around 40 metro stations spread over Green line and Purple line with the Majestic station (Kempegowda interchange) being the only station which connects these two metro lines. The Purple line runs from Mysore road in the west to Baiyyapanahalli in the east whereas the Green line connects Puttenahalli in the south to Nagasandra in the north-west. The metro is operational from 5 am to 11 pm in the night.
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What are the top restaurants in Bangalore?

The best places to eat in Bangalore are Only Place, Olive Beach(Bar & Kitchen), Ullas Refreshments, Fava, Sue's Food Place, Gramin. You can see all the places to eat in Bangalore here

What are the top sightseeing places in Bangalore?

The top sightseeing places in Bangalore are Bangalore Palace, Cubbon Park, MG Road, Bangalore, Lalbagh, Bannerghatta National Park, UB City Mall.

What are the top shopping places in Bangalore?

The top shopping places in Bangalore are MG Road, Bangalore, UB City Mall, Commercial Street.

What are the top activities in Bangalore?

The top activities in Bangalore are Day Out at Guhantara,the Underground Resort, Day Out at Jain Farms, Bangalore, Day Out at Rd Nature Retreat, Nature Adventure Camp in Kanakapura, Wine Tour in Bangalore, Camping and Adventure Activities in Ramanagara.

What are the top hotels in Bangalore?

There are 1308 Hotels in Bangalore which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Bangalore are Mon Espacé rester, OYO 14430 Sunshine Grand, Kapoor Habitat, OYO 23055 Raintree Residences, Raghavi Palace-home with peace, Bougain Villa. You can see all the hotels in Bangalore here
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