Bangalore, which is now renamed as "Bengaluru" is the capital of the south Indian state called Karnataka. The city of Bangalore is famous for its salubrious atmosphere, serene climate and the always bubbling energy of life. It is one of India's largest cities and is famous in many names like Silicon Valley of India, Air Conditioned City, Pub Capital of India and the City of Gardens.
Prior to the It revolution in Bangalore, the city was most famous for its tourist attractions, wonderful climate and beautiful gardens. It was often called the Pensioners' Paradise. But today, Bangalore remains one of the top spots in India where anyone can find the right mixture past and present.
"Bangalore city has changed a lot. its lakes have almost disappeared, its pubs shut down early, its roads are crowded with vehicles, the air is filled with dust from the metro work going on and the city of pensioners has now become overcrowded and a metallic and concrete jungle."
There are so many amazing things to do in Bangalore, India. And if you need help deciding what to do on your Bangalore vacation, check-out some of our favorite bangalore attractions and activities.
Spread over an area of about 430 acres, the Palace is famous for its elegantly carved woodwork. It is right in the heart of the city. With a built-up area of around 45,000 sq ft this 120 year old monument is a popular tourist attraction.
The Shivanasamudra Falls is on the Kaveri River after the river has wound its way through the rocks and ravines of the Deccan Plateau and drops off to form waterfalls. The island town of Shivanasamudra divides the river into twin waterfalls. This creates the fourth largest island in the rivers course. A group of ancient temples are located here and there likely was a village.
Kenko Fish Spa
The Fish spa is very effective and the poor fishes do a good job. Right when you dip in your feet in the fish pond, they come running at you feet and start cleaning (eating the dirt and dead skin). We felt very ticklish at the starting but then you get used to it after 2-3 minutes. The end result is awesome clean smooth feet
You will find Ulsoor Lake in every guidebook of Bangalore. This vast and beautiful lake is spread over 125 acres and was constructed by Kempegowda II. Boating and Swimming form the major attractions of this lake.
It's a great place to not just play golf in the centre of the city, but boasts great food and a rather good turnout on weekends.
Vishan Soudha is the landmark of Bangalore. This massive and enormous building was build with four huge domes on its four corners. The Vidhan Soudha is build according to the neo-Dravidian architecture. It was build to house the Legislative Chamber of the government of Karnataka.
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
The Lalbhag is an enchanting garden spread over 240 acres. The garden holds a rare collection of many sub tropical trees and plants. Currently the park hosts a deer park, aquarium, a lake and the majestic glasshouse inside this botanical garden is built on the lines of London's Crystal Palace. This garden was actually built in the 17th century by Hyder Ali. It was completed by his Tipu Sultan. The name 'Lalbagh' is derived form the huge collection of red roses the garden holds. The Lalbagh gets into a festive mood on every Independence Day and Republic Day with a captivating exhibition of more than 250 varieties of flowers.
Cubbon Park is located in the heart of Bangalore. Spread over 300 acres, the park offers the ideal place to laze around on your vacation. The treasure of hundreds of species of exotic herbs and plants makes it a hot spot for any visitors. The Cubbon Park was names after Sir Mark Cubbon, the erstwhile Commissioner of Bangalore. A lot of indigenous and exotic flowers can be found in t his park. All tourists will surely enjoy long walk in this park.
Tipu Sultan's Fort and Palace
The palace of Tipu Sultan was actually build in mud by Chikkadeva Raya. The history says that Hyder Ali started to reconstruct this palace in the Indo-Islamic architecture. This huge construction was later on carried on by his son Tipu Sultan and was completed in 1791. As a mark of his religious tolerance, he also built a Hindu temple on the compound of this palace. Tipu Sultan's Fort and Palace is a must visit on any Bangalore vacation.
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium
Founded in 1989 with the sole aim of creating awareness about astronomy among students, the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium has now become one of the significant places to visit in Bangalore. Daily shows are held here.
Attara Kacheri(High Court) and Surroundings.
Attara Kacheri is the high court of Karnataka. This was built by Tipu Sultan. The major attraction of this building is its wall paintings which were completed in red color in the Gothic architectural style. Close to this High court is the Central Library building which also attracts tourists for its architecture. A government museum is also located nearby which houses a huge collection of old painting, inscriptions and sculptures. These buildings are famous for its architectural excellence all over the world.
ISKCON Sri Radha Krishna-Chandra Temple
ISKCON Bangalore is a very nice temple. Right from the entrance to the temple, one is overwhelmed by the serenity and peace that engulfs the entire premises.
St. Mark's Cathedral
Built in 1926, the cathedral is stately building with a row of Roman arches and an imposing central dome. It is noted for the intricate woodwork in its interior. This is located in the heart of the city off MG Road and easily accessible from any part of the city.
Muthyalamaduvu is one of the most famous holiday spots in South India. It is located at a distance of 40 Kms from Bangalore. The enchanting waterfall and small temple found close to the waterfall makes it one of the best destinations for a peaceful vacation.
Wonder La Water Park
Wonder la is quite a amazing place to hang out.. especially when you are with your friends or family. There are many dry rides and water rides which are real fun and will give u tilt in your stomach and brain. But i still feel that it should have rides like roller coaster, 3 D shows etc which will make it more fun and people will enjoy more.
This is a place located in the west part of Bangalore. Ramanagram is a place that is famous for adventure sports like rock climbing, mountaineering, camping etc. It is also a famous silk cocoon marketing center. These two reasons make Ramanagram one of the major tourist attractions in Bangalore, India.
Shivaganga is located at a distance of 56 Kms from Bangalore. This place is an exotic hill station which is located at a height of 4,600 feet. Shivagaga is also known as Dakshin Kashi. The hill station is also a spot of pilgrimage for the local people. Shivaganga is famous because it looks like Nandi from east, Linga from south, Ganesh from west and a cobra with open hood from the north. Tourists from all over the world come to Shivaganga to witness this marvelous natural phenomenon.
The Bannerghatta Nation Park is located 22 kilometers from Bangalore city. This national park is home to many zoological reserves. Bannerghatta has 10 reserve forests within its limits. The picturesque environment and huge variety of fauna found in this National Park attracts a lot of people.
Savandurga is said to be one of the largest monolith hill in the world. Aprox 2 hours from bangalore city the hill is famous for its temple.