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Places to Visit in Bengaluru

There are so many places to visit in Bengaluru that working out a travel itinerary can be quite confusing at times. Since Bengaluru has museums, gardens, parks, historical monuments, and lakes etc, it is best to visit at least one or 2 places from each category. Also, find out which sites are prominent and are most visited. In this way it will be easier for you to decide and draw up an itinerary.

Lal Bagh

The other name of Bengaluru is City of Gardens. It has some of the most beautiful gardens in the country. Lal Bagh was built by Hyder Ali. The garden was further given a facelift by the son of Hyder Ali. Hyder Ali’s son imported plants and trees from various countries and planted them in this garden.

The garden has as many as 100 species of plants. It houses flora that can be rarely found elsewhere. The main attraction of this place is the Glass House. Horticultural shows are quite common in the garden.

Bull Temple

The Bull Temple was built by Kempe Gowda. The temple has the statute of Nandi, considered as a sacred bull. During the months of November and December, a groundnut fair is held. It attracts tourists from all over the state and the country.

Jumma Masjid

The Jumma Masjid is one of the places to visit in Bengaluru. It is one of the oldest mosques in Bengaluru. Located in the KR Market area, the mosque is flooded with people on festivals. The architecture is worth noticing. The prayer hall has granite pillars where hundreds of worshippers gather to offer prayers.

Gandhi Bhavan

Gandhi Bhavan has the Gandhi Smarak Nidhi. If you visit this landmark, you will get to see exhibits belonging to the time of Gandhiji. There are pictures and images that depict the lifestyle of Gandhiji in yesteryears.

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

The Bangalore City Corporation set up the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium in 1989. The Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE) manages the planetarium. There is also a Science Park and Science Center in the premises of the planetarium.

Ulsoor Lake

The Ulsoor Lake is one of the places to visit in Bengaluru. The lake has several small islands inside it. There is a swimming pool close to the lake where you can try out a stroke or 2. The structure has a diameter of 15 m and can accommodate as many as 210 people.

Cubbon Park

Lord Cubbon constructed the park in the year 1864. It is built on an area of 300 acres. There is lush greenery all around. Blossoming flowers are sure to make your day. Ottawa Chatter, Cheshire Dyer Memorial Hall, Press Club, Museum, and Century Club are other attractions of the Cubbon Park. If you are planning to travel to Bengaluru and you fail to visit the park, your trip is definitely incomplete.

In addition to the tourist places mentioned above, you can also visit the following tourist spots. They are mentioned below

  • Vidhana Soudha
  • Bangalore Race Course
  • Ramohalli
  • Hesaraghatta
  • Tipu’s Palace
  • Janapada Loka
  • Ramanagaram
  • Nandi Hills
Mekedatu etc