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Places to visit in Bangalore

When you travel to Bangalore, you will love to visit popular tourist places in Bangalore and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other things to do in Bangalore, you can surely explore some of the best Bangalore tourist places to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Bangalore, points of interest can include exploring Bangalore sightseeing and visiting bangalore points of interest

Attractions in bangalore


This is a major tourist places to visit in Bangalore, that resembles England’s Windsor Castle. Many international artists have performed on the grounds of the palace as it often acts as host to different concerts and events. In fact the palace campus has arrangement for amusement rides as well. Inside the palace, there are many Greek and Dutch paintings from the mid 19th century.


This palace is one of the best tourist places to visit in Bangalore & has been converted into a museum today. It has been constructed using teak wood. Tipu Sultan’s tiger’s replica is also preserved in the museum. It is a two storied building with many paintings which the Sultan himself has collected. The garden and lawn in the front is maintained by Karnataka’s Horticultural Department.


It is a memorial hall which was built in memory of the Dewan of Mysore, Sir Sehadri Iyer. It has a library which stores many classics which aren’t found anywhere else in the country. A beautiful statue of Dewan is present in the rose garden.


This theme park is located at the heart of the city and offers many exciting activities for both kids and adults to enjoy. Apart from rides there is also a water park and many options for semi robotic games are available here. There is also a snack bar and juice corner present to grab a bite and a drink.


Due to the facilities available here it is also known as the Entertainment Paradise. There are various rides like roller coasters, go carting etc. Apart from this you can also enjoy the unfathomable experience of watching a movie in its 4-D theatre. A visit to this Innovative Film City is a must during on your trip to Bangalore.


A place of attraction in the city where one can fly a plane without actually sitting on one. It is the only centre available in India and here one can fly to more the 15,000 airports in a small span of time. This place treats its visitors with an experience of virtual flying. 


There are many museums in the city that worth a visit. Karnataka Folk Museum has a great display of folk craft while Legends Motorcycle Museum displays more than 20 vintage motorcycles. Some other museums are The State Archaeological Museum, Gandhi Bhavan and Art Gallery at Tipu Sultan’s Palace. 


It is one of the oldest churches in the city and is famous for the festivals celebrated during St Mary’s Feast in September attracting many people. St Mary’s Feast takes place in order to celebrate St Mary’s birthday and is a ten days celebration. For those who have completed 50 years of togetherness with their beloved there is a thanksgiving mass organized for them. The church has been built in Gothic style with arches and stained windows. 


Following the ancient model of taking care of the needy, Sree Siddaganga Mutt provides education to children from the age five to sixteen whose parents cannot afford it. They even have a school for blind children and also provide food and shelter to the children under them. It is 63 kilometres away from the city and has a very peaceful setting. 


Located approximately 22km away from the metropolitan city of Bengaluru, the Bannerghatta National Park is a sprawling 104.27 sq.km home to the myriad variety of rare and endangered flora and fauna. Bannerghatta National Park is committed to eco-recreation, eco-tourism, and conservation of wildlife. A prime attraction, Bannerghatta National Park opened in 1970 and boasts of an aquarium, zoo, museum, children’s park, butterfly park, snake park, and safaris. Embark on an exciting journey of spotting the wildlife in its natural habitat via the various safaris offered by the park.

Bannerghatta National Park Timings  

09:30 am – 05:00 pm, daily except on Tuesdays.

• Zoo timings - 09:30 am to 05:00 pm

• Grand Safari (Tiger, Lion, Bear & Herbivore safari) timings -10:00 am to 04:30 pm

• Butterfly Park timings - 09:30 am to 05:00 pm 

• Boating time - 09:30 am to 05:00 pm

Highlights of Bannerghatta National Park

• View a wide array of diverse wildlife, reptiles, birds, and plantations. The park encompasses of 1941 animals belonging to 94 species

• Take pictures with your favorite animals.

• Venture into the wilderness and feel the thrill and adrenaline rush as you spot the various animals while cruising on your safari.

• Walk amidst the dense verdant flora that constitutes of three types of vegetations namely dry deciduous scrub forest, southern tropical moist mixed forest, and southern tropical dry deciduous forests.

• 48 species of butterflies can be witnessed in various seasons at Bannerghatta Biological Park. Thirty species of butterflies belonging to five families i.e. Papilionidae, Lycaenidae, Nymphalidae, Pieridae, and Hespiridae. These species breed in different seasons under captive conditions and are then released into the conservatory dome.

• Experience the thrilling activities in Bannerghatta National Park such as boating, fishing, and camping. 

Bannerghatta National Park Location

Bannerghatta Rd, Bannerughatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560083



Bannerghatta National Park Fees 

Bannerghatta National Park Fees


Zoo (for locals & foreigners)


Rs. 80


Rs. 40

Sr. Citizen

Rs. 50

Physically Challenged



Butterfly Park (for locals & foreigners)


Rs. 30


Rs. 20


AC Bus Safari (Zoo+Safari+Butterfly Park+Camera) (Locals & Foreigners)


Rs. 500


Rs. 300

Jeep Safari


6 to 8 seater

Rs. 3000 - Rs. 5000


Non AC Bus Safari (Zoo + Safari) (Local)


Rs. 260


Rs. 130

Sr. Citizen

Rs. 150

Physically Challenged Adult

Rs. 200

Physically Challenged Child

Rs. 100


Non AC Bus Safari (Zoo + Safari) (Foreigner)


Rs. 400


Rs. 300


Camera Usage

Still Camera

Rs. 25

Video Camera

Rs. 200


Boating for 30 minutes

For per head / trip

Rs. 50

For full boat (2 seater) hire/trip

Rs. 200

For full boat (4 seater) hire/trip

Rs. 300

Bannerghatta National Park Safaris 

Lion Safari 

Spread across 5 hectares of the verdant Ragihalli Reserve Forest is the animal house that presently is home to 19 lions (10 male and 9 females). Feel the rush of spotting the majestic species in their natural habitat amidst the lush forest as you cruise through in the safari. The route to the safari passes through the picturesque hillock Mattubunde offering a breathtaking panoramic view of the magnificent landscape featuring a broken chain of hillocks and valleys with lush green forests.

Tiger Safari 

The Appaiah Tiger Safari takes you through the enclosure that houses 26 (15 male and 11 females) normal tigers and 7 (3 male and 4 females) white tigers. 

 Herbivore Safari

Sprawling over 68 hectares of the Bannerghatta Reserve Forest is the Herbivore Safari that was developed in the 1970's but opened to public in 2002. The marvelous safari features a multitude variety of spectacular species such as gaur, cheetal, pangolin, nilgai, wild boar, sambar, barking deer, porcupine, black buck and many more. The enclosure comprises of diverse fodder species such as symbopogan, sacharam, and heteropogan and 4 water bodies namely Gowdanakere, Chennamanakere, Deepankere and Seegadikunte which are the constant source of water to the animals.

Bear Safari 

Spanning 18 hectares, embark on a safari to witness sloth bears in their natural environment that is surrounded by a diverse variety of fruit bearing trees. The park comprises of 77 (31 males and46 females) bears.

Wildlife Sanctuary

The Bannerghatta National Park is a treasure trove of beautiful exotic species that reside within the 25,000 acres of the park. Stroll across the park to see the diverse wildlife such as foxes, wild pigs, elephants, leopards, gaurs, sambars, sloth bears, chitals, common langurs, spotted and barking deers, slender loris, bonnet macaques, and many others. The park also houses fascinating creepy cold-blooded reptiles such as huge monitor lizards, tortoises, crocodiles, pythons, cobras, Russell vipers, kraits, etc.

Bird Sanctuary

A haven for avid bird enthusiasts, it is a delight to see cormorants, common grey hornbill, mottled wood owl, white ibis, paradise flycatcher, tickell’s blue flycatcher, grey heron, partridges, little green heron, quails, white bellied insisted, spotted owlet, flycatchers, cuckoos, Eurasian eagle owl, brown fish owl, collared scop’s owl and many more.

Butterfly Park

View the spectacular and fascinating colourful species at the park that acts as an integrated center to support education, conservation and research activities with exclusive focus on butterflies as flagship ambassadors of conservation. A butterfly trail of 1 km established over a five acre land leads to a an innovatively designed three dome structure comprising of butterfly garden, a conservatory enclosed under polycarbonate roof comprising of humid tropical climate, an artificial waterfall and appropriate flora and research and captive breeding laboratory. The conservatory leads into a museum that proffers information through dioramas and exhibits of carefully preserved butterflies. This further leads into a multimedia center dome which projects a documentary movie based on butterflies.

Other Activities at Bannerghatta National Park 

Visitors can indulge in a wide array of activities at the park such as undertaking an exciting trek adventure at Uddigebande (3.5 kms.), a natural rock formation called Hajjamana Kallu (3 kms.) and Mirza Hill (1.5 kms.), fishing, coracle boat rides, bird watching, river rafting and outdoor rafting.


This park is open throughout the year and the best time to spot the wildlife is in the months of November to June. The temperature in Bannerghatta ranges from 15°C to 35°C during the year, with an average rainfall of about 700mm annually. 

Recommended For 

A fun outing for families for an unforgettable experience of engaging in observing the nature and wildlife and indulging in the attractive activities. 

Interesting Facts About Bannerghatta National Park  

  • A natural and ecological phenomenon that takes place at the Bannerghatta National Park is the annual migration of elephants from the Eastern Ghats to the Western Ghats. It has elevated the prominence of the park becoming a hot destination for research related activities, apart from helping it stay in the public consciousness.
  • The park performs as a relocation area for tigers and lions that are rescued from circuses in India.
  • In 1992 while on safari with her family a 5-year-old girl was killed by a tiger. The tiger was then relocated to the zoo.
  • The elephant fence was funded by PETA India
  • Originating from the Suvarnamukhi hills, the beauty of the park is enhanced by the Suvarnamukhi stream that runs through the park. These hills spread out to a huge rock at the foot of which is the famous Champaka Dhama Swamy temple, built in the Dravidian style of architecture, belonging to the Hoysala age. The temple enshrines an image of Vishnu with his consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi. At a distance of 2 km away is the Suvarnamukhi water pond whose water is believed to have curative powers.

How to get to Bannerghatta National Park 

By Air 

The nearest Airport is the Kempegowda Internatioanal airport in Bengaluru and it is approximately 59km away from the park. From here, you can hire a taxi or take a bus.

By Train 

The Bengaluru railway station is 29km and is well connected to major destinations. From here, you can take the bus to the park.

By Bus 

There are several buses plying from Bengaluru as the Bannerghatta National Park.


It is a public park stretching to about 1.5 kilometres. Here, there are many activities which can be enjoyed by all age groups. Not only is it surrounded by natural beauty but even entertainments such as boat rides and the food court to grab a bite. There are many statues bushes and plants in the park. This is also a famous spot for picnics.


Lal Bagh is a renowned magnificent botanical garden that lies in southern Bengaluru. Spanning across 240 acres, this mesmerizing paradise with a vivid splash of colors is home to more than 1854 varieties of plants and trees. Declared a botanical garden in 1856 during the British Empire, the iconic venue is a major tourist attraction of Bengaluru and has a rich history attached to it. 

Originally Lal Bagh was constructed as a private one by Hyder Ali, a famous ruler of Mysore in the year 1760. Initially, the garden had a Mughal touch to it, but as time swept by, the garden was then developed by Hyder Ali’s son Tipu Sultan. Moreover, the British and Indian specialists of horticulture also added their touch of eloquence. In the present scenario, Lal Bagh is under the patronage of the Directorate of Horticulture, a government of Bengaluru. Scores of tourists visit Lal Bagh and are allured by the majestic appeal as it nestles largest tropical plants and is home to a lake too.

How to reach Lal Bagh

By Air

The nearest airport is the Kempegowda International Airport. From the airport, Lal Bagh is about 37 kms.

By Bus

The nearest bus station is the majestic bus stand. Botanical Garden Bus Stand is a local bus stop with limited bus frequency.

By Road

If you are traveling by road from Bengaluru to Lalbagh, the approximate distance is 5 kms. But if you enjoy traveling and savoring the journey, then from Chennai you can reach Lalbagh Botanical Garden, covering the distance of 344 kms, which takes about 6 hours. From Coimbatore to the garden, the distance is 362 kms and takes about 6 hours. 

By Train 

The nearest station to the garden is Mysuru railway station. Also, Malleswaram railway station is there but the only drawback is limited connectivity. 

Lal Bagh Botanical Gardnen Timings

The timings are pretty convenient and people can visit the place between 6.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. 

Tickets for Lal Bagh

Entry fee: INR 20 for visitor’s above 12 years of age.

Things to do at Lalbagh 

Nature’s abundance lies here in perfect harmony as numerous species of birds too reside here. Avid photographers, who are keen to showcase their photography skills can capture birds such as Myna, Parakeets, Crows, Brahminy Kite, Pond Heron, Common Egret, Kingfisher, Spotted Owlets, Spotted kite, Spotted Pelican, Ducks, Indian Cormorant and Purple Moor Hen. Tourists can also find rare species of plants from Persia, Afghanistan and France. Crafted artistically, Lal Bagh Botanical Garden has the best watering system for irrigation and has beautiful lawns, flowerbeds, lotus pools and fountains. Also don’t miss out on the Lal Bagh Rock, which is one of the most ancient rock formations on earth. 

Treasure of plants at its finest

Tourists can relish the Lal Bagh botanical garden that houses exotic flora. Also, the enchanting garden is home to 673 genera and 1854 species of plants. Lal Bagh has exotic species of plants from various parts of the world that include Agathis sp., Amherstia nobilis, Araucaria sp., Averrhoa bilimbi, Bambusa sp., Bixa orellana, Brownea grandiceps, Castanospermum australe, Cola acuminata, Corypha umbraculifera, Couroupita guianensis, Cupressus sp., Eriobotrya japonica, Magnolia sp. and Swietenia mahagoni. 

Relish the fragrance of flowers at Lalbagh Botanical Garden

If you’re someone, who completely adores flowers and deeply love the smell of flowers, then head to Lal Bagh, where flower shows are hosted, every year on Independence Day and Republic Day. Tourists and flower enthusiasts can learn about how it is important to cultivate and conserve plants and flowers. In Lal Bagh, Bangalore the entry fee is Rs. 20 for adults and for children below 12 years is free. 

Cultural Show in Lal Bagh Botanical Garden

Get in touch with your roots and witness the diverse culture of India. The government of Karnataka organizes Janapada Jaatre, a cultural event that showcases folk fair, folk dance, folk music and folk plays performed by troupes, hailing from different parts of Karnataka. Tourists and travelers, who want to explore and understand vibrant India, should definitely witness this cultural show at Lal Bagh Garden. 

Explore the beautiful Lal Bagh Nursery 

Nature lovers are bound to fall in love with the Nursery in Lal Bagh since here you can buy plants and trees. Cool your eyes off with a wide range of flowers, from cacti, greens, vegetable seeds, and orchid plants. The starting price of these plants is from 25 rupees.

Highlights of Lal Bagh Botanical Garden

• Lalbagh botanical garden is a breathtaking beauty and an enchanting vista with myriad collection of flowers.

• The iconic Glass House is a major tourist attraction. 

• Lal Bagh Lake is another added attraction that can’t be missed as it offers tourists serenity and tranquility. 

• If you are a bibliophile, don’t miss out on Dr. M.H. Marigowda National Horticulture Library as it features a humungous collection of books on horticulture and allied subjects. 

• Fitness enthusiasts can soak in the fresh and pure air at the garden and make the most of their active lifestyle. 

• There are four gates in the garden, and you can enter from the west-end gate. However, to enter Lalbagh garden the southern gate is the main gate. The eastern gate is close to Jayanagar and the northern gate is the one that leads to the glasshouse, and also has exit from the garden.

Recommended For

Lalbagh Garden is a must visit for horticulture enthusiasts and tourists, who love spending time in nature and take pleasure in the little things that make a big difference. 

Interesting facts about Lalbagh

• The garden is built based on the designs used in Mughal gardens.

• The flower show was started 102 years back by the members of Mysore Horticulture Society.

• The Krumbiegel Lecture Hall at Lal Bagh was built in the memory of architect and botanist Gustav Hermann Krumbiegel who is largely responsible for the transformation of Lal Bagh into the beauty it is today.

• In 1856, Lal Bagh was given the status of a Government Botanical Garden. It is recognised internationally for scientific study of plants and botanical artwork and conservation of plants.

• The glass door was developed in 1890 and is modelled like the Crystal Palace of London.

• The Peninsular Gneiss rock which is the oldest existing rock in the world has a small monument constructed on it which has won the recognition of National Geological Monument. 

Location of Lalbagh Botanical Garden 

Mavalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004




Some of the major tourist places in Bangalore or points of interest are the natural attractions which is worth a visit consist of the Pyramid Valley where the meditation hall is the biggest shaped pyramid in the world.The highest monolith in Asia, Savandurga is present in Karnataka. There is even a dam nearby to it which gives a wonderful view of the Savandurga Hills. The Shivanasamudra Falls is present at a distance of 120 kilometres from Bangalore and is one of the places in Asia where the first hydro-electric power station was set up.


The diversity and culture present in this city is quite rich. During Independence and Republic Day there are often biannual flower shows. This city even celebrates a festival in the name of great epic heroine, Draupadi called Bangalore Karaga. Many other famous festivals in Bangalore are St Mary’s Feast, Ganesh Chaturthi, Christmas, etc. A lot towards Indian classical music has been contributed to from Bangalore. Lal Bagh and Cubbon Park are two of the national botanical gardens because of which this city is called the Garden City. 


The most important landmark of this city is MG Road. Some of the tourist places to visit in Bangalore which you cannot afford to miss out are Vidana Soudha, Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens, Ulsoor Lake and Bangalore Palace. There are many more landmarks which one really should spend time sightseeing in Bangalore.


Bangalore is blessed with natural beauty. Shivasamudram Falls, Nandi Hills and Manchinbele Dam are some perfect places to enjoy the beauty

Activities in bangalore

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There are many tourist places to visit in Bangalore where those who love adventures can surely enjoy. Xtreme Zone Overview is worth a full day visit. It offers a camping and a rope challenge course. For those who want to challenge their body and mind should try out wall climbing which is actually an artificial constructed wall. In Bangalore, points of interest include wall climbing is Bellandur.

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In order to relax after a tiring day visiting the spa would be a good idea. A visit to the spa will help to take your mind off everything else and just relax. Some of the well known spas in the city are The Bangalore Mobile Spa, Four Fountains De-Stress Spa and Taman Buddha.

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After a long and tiring day of sight seeing one would want to relax their mind and soul and nothing can replenish your inner soul better than soothing live music. Bangalore is home to many such restaurants that offer live music while dining. Some of these restaurants are Burj Cafe, Cibo Esca, The Humming Tree, The Nawab Specialty Indian Restaurant and The Kebab Room at Vapour. There are often live concerts and music shows organized in the city. Tickets for such shows or concerts can be booked online or by contacting an agent. 

Food in bangalore


Bangalore has quite a few good places for breakfast, some of them being Mavalli Tiffin Room, Koshy’s, New Krishna Bhavan and Indian Coffee House. There are great places in the city for delicious dining; they include Dum Pukht Jolly Nabob Restaurant (Indian cuisine), Karavalli (known for seafood) Portland Steak House & Café (International cuisine). The bakeries are very famous for offering tasty delights.


Bangalore is rich in offering various types of cuisines. Be it North Indian, South Indian, Western food, roadside food, Chinese, Indian, Thai any cuisine or ethnic delicacy your appetite craves for, you can find them all in restaurants across Bangalore. Arabian cuisine is gradually rising in the city. This city in short offers delicious and authentic food for all. 

Night Life in bangalore


In Bangalore the nightlife is quite active. There are many famous clubs and discos which are always filled with a crowd enjoying their night. Ruff in the Jungle at Pebble Club Overview is a popular place where youths are often found tapping their feet to the music played by the DJ. Shiro in UB city mall has a great atmosphere with good food and music to go with it.


Bangalore has many bars and pubs where people often go with their friends. Legends of Rock Overview is a bar cum lounge which is often a hotspot for music lovers to indulge in with their favourite drinks and their friends who love to party. Bak Bak Bar is a famous bar not only among people who stay in Bangalore but even within tourists. The atmosphere is comfortable and suitable for people to take a seat and enjoy their drinks. There is even an outdoor seating available for people to enjoy the open sky. 


Shopping in bangalore


This temple in the city is open for 24 hours and is mostly known for the cemented statue of Lord Shiva which is 65 feet tall. This holy place offers prayer to Lord Shiva during Mondays. This auspicious day is celebrated by singing live bhajans and aarti in the name of Lord Shiva.


One of most loved flea markets in Bangalore is the Green Haat which is present inside Green Theory. Having a friendly environment; Green Haat encourages people to visit it. Sunday Soul Sante is a popular flea market which does not only offer stalls filled with food, art, clothes etc but even an atmosphere which one is likely to visit that helps you to end your Sunday by enjoying performances by various artists. 


There are various departmental stores in Bangalore, some of them being Aishwarya Departmental Stores, Raju General Stores, Spencers Retail Limited and Janata Traders. 


In Chikpete (famous for traditional shopping) there is a narrow street where the tourist attraction is huge due to the cheap silk available there. There are even gold and silver jewellery shops there.Commercial Street, MG Road and Brigade Road offers the best places in city for bargains. Be it clothes, shoes, bag, accessories all can be bought at a cheap cost. 

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