Bangalore Tourism

Bangalore is official capital city of Karnataka. It is also popularly known as Bengaluru. Total population of the city is around 8.4 million. It is also the third most populated city of India. It is located on southern India on the Deccan Plateau. The name Bengalūru (Kannada) was declared officially in the year 2006. It is also known as the “Silicon Valley of India” because most of the large IT companies have their head offices in Bangalore. Companies like ISRO, Google, Microsoft, IBM and many other top MNCs have their offices in Bangalore. It is the second fastest growing city of the India. You can find out colleges and top schools their like Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore) (IIMB), National Institute of Design, Bangalore (NID R&D Campus), National Law School of India University (NLSIU) and National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS).

Now Bangalore becomes one of the most attracted tourist attraction of the India. Tourist finds Bangalore interesting just because of Brigade Road, Commercial Street, Historical monuments, Government buildings, Galleries, Nature, Wildlife, Adventure Land, IT-Parks, MG Road, Vidhana Soudha , different Pilgrimage Spots, Museums, Shopping complexes and Parks. In Bangalore BMTC also provides Cauveri (double-decker bus open from roof) for the tourists so that they can easily view the city.

Top Parks in Bangalore

  • Lal Bagh
  • Cubbon Park
  • Jayaprakash Narayan Biodiversity Park (JP park)

Historical monuments

  • Bangalore Fort (originally built by Kempegowda in 1537 A D)
  • Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace was built in 1791
  • Bangalore Palace (1862)
  • Mayo Hall

Government buildings

  • Attara Kacheri (Karnataka High Court)
  • Vidhana Soudha

Museums

  • Government Museum, Bangalore established in 1865
  • The HAL Kiran on display at the HAL Aerospace Museum
  • The Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Bangalore
  • Government Museum was established in 1865
  • Kempegowda Museum (1513-1569)
  • Karnataka Folk Museum
  • Gandhi Bhavan established in 1965
  • Madras Sappers Museum & Archives, inaugurated in 1979
  • Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum (1861–1962)
  • NIMHANS Brain Museum
  • Philatelic Museum
  • Law Museum (established in 2006)
  • Legends Motorcycle Museum
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium 1989.

Galleries

  • Venkatappa Art Gallery
  • Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat

Nature

  • Dodda Alada Mara (a big banyan tree located in Ramohalli)
  • The watch tower on the Bugle Rock (Built by Kempegowda II)
  • White Tiger (At Bannerghatta National Park)
  • Butterfly Park
  • Bugle Rock bugle (Kahale)
  • Thottikallu
  • Nandi Hills or Nandidurg
  • Tippagondanahalli Reservoir

Lakes

You can enjoy your time around various lakes in Bangalore like DRDO Lake, Kempanbudi Lake, Hesaraghatta Lake, Ulsoor Lake, Yediyur Lake, Nagavara Lake (also called Lumbini Lake), Hebbal Lake, Madiwala Lake, Sankey tank, and Varthur Lake.

Wildlife

  • Birds at Hebbal Lake

Large water birds such as the Spot-billed Pelican, Eurasian Spoonbill, Shoveller, Pintail, Garganey, Little Grebe, Coot and the Spot-billed Duck.

  • Bannerghatta National Park
  • Butterfly Park
  • Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary
  • Bangalore Aquarium

Pilgrimage Spots

  • ISKCON Bangalore (ISKCON Sri Radha Krishna Temple at Rajaji Nagar)
  • Masjid-e-Khadria
  • Bull Temple
  • Mary’s Basilica (Oldest church in Bangalore)
  • Memorial Church
  • Dharmaraya Swamy Temple
  • Ranganathaswamy temple
  • Halasuru Someshwara Temple
  • Kote Jalakantheshwara temple
  • Kadu Malleshwara Temple
  • Huge Shiva
  • Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple
  • Memorial Church and Christ Church
  • Infant Jesus Church
  • Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha,Ulsoor
  • Poornaprajna Vidyapeetha, a traditional gurukula

Shopping Points

  • Brigade Road Bangalore
  • Commercial Street
  • MG road (Formerly known as “South Parade”)
  • Chikpet (Famous for traditional roadside shopping)

Adventure Land

  • Lumbini Gardens
  • Wonderla
  • Innovative Film City
  • iplay
  • Fun World
  • Flight 4 Fantasy
  • Talk To The Hand
  • Fever Pitch Basecamp near Savanadurga

IT – Parks

  • Electronics City Phase I & II
  • ITPL
  • EPIP
  • Embassy Golf Links Domlur
  • Bagmane Tech Park
  • Manyata Tech Park
  • Global Village Tech Park
  • ITC Infotech Park
  • Kalyani Magnum Tech Park
  • RMZ Ecospace Tech Park
  • Prestige Tech Park
  • Salarpuria Tech Park
  • Brigade Tech Park
  • Vrindavan Tech park
  • RMZ Ecoworld and Whitefield RMZ Centennial
  • Cessesna Business Park
  • Intel TechPark
  • LSI Business Techpark

Top 10 destinations of Bangalore

Here is the list of top 10 tourist destinations in Bangalore.

  1. Cubbon Park
  2. Lal Bagh Bangalore
  3. Iskcon Temple Bangalore
  4. Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum
  5. Bangalore Palace
  6. Bannerghatta National Park
  7. Vidhana Soudha Bangalore
  8. Ulsoor Bangalore
  9. Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple
  10. Dodda Ganeshana Gudi

Top 10 Hotels of Bangalore

  1. The Oberoi, Bangalore
  2. The Leela Palace Bangalore
  3. The Park Bangalore
  4. ITC Gardenia, Bengaluru
  5. The Ritz-Carlton Bangalore
  6. The Lalit Ashok
  7. Hyatt Bangalore MG Road
  8. The Zuri Whitefield Bangalore
  9. My Fortune Bengaluru
  10. Le Meridien Bangalore

Top 10 Restaurants of Bangalore

  1. The Glass House – Deli Bistro (Lavelle Road)
  2. High Ultra Lounge (Malleshwaram)
  3. BAKASUR (Koramangala)
  4. Rasta Café (Mysore Road)
  5. The Rock (Indiranagar)
  6. Monkey Bar (Richmond Road)
  7. Mahesh Lunch Home (Residency Road)
  8. The Black Pearl (Koramangala)
  9. A2B Veg (BTM)
  10. Kamat Lokaruchi (Mysore Road)

Important Facts about Bangalore

The total area of Bangalore is 741 kilometers and is the capital city of Karnataka. The weather is really good there and you have to wear a pullover other wise you feel cold outside. The total population of Bangalore is 4.301 million. This data was surveyed in the year 2001. Overall the Bangalore is very good for travel and tourism.

Tourist destinations nearby Bangalore

  • Art of Living Foundation(Kanakapura Road)
  • Shivanasamudra Falls drops 90 meters
  • The Mysore Palace
  • Skandagiri (75 km away from Bangalore)
  • Muthyalamaduvu
  • Savandurga
  • Kanva reservoir
  • Wonderla
  • Mekedaatu
  • Omthara Kala Kuteera
  • Pyramid valley
  • Devarayanadurga (Kannada: ದೇವರಾಯನ ದುರ್ಗ)
  • Shivanasamudra Falls (also called Sivasamudram)
  • Talakad
  • Melkote (famous for its Vyramudi Utsava)