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Best Places in Bangalore

Being a Garden City, Bangalore has become the Silicon Valley of the country! It is one of the largest cities in India and people have migrated to Bangalore all over the country. Tourist destinations in Bangalore always have people who appreciate art, corporate culture, parks, heritage buildings, and busy markets, and these places are crowded! These are the top destinations in Bengaluru that attract the most attention and are the best places to visit:

Palaces to see in Bengaluru

Bangalore Palace

The magnificent Bangalore Palace still captivates the people with its royalty. Built-in 1879, the huge palace spans 45,000 square feet, and has an amazing mix of Tudor and Scottish Gothic architecture on its walls! Legend has it that King Chamarajendra Wadiyar was inspired to build the palace from Windsor Castle, London. It also hosts cultural events, rock shows, and even weddings, making it to list the top places to visit in Bengaluru.

Some Points to keep in mind about Bangalore palace

  • Timings: 10 AM to 5.30 PM
  • Entry Fees: INR 230 (Indians) INR 460 (Foreigners)
  • Visit Duration: 2 to 3 hours
  • Address: Palace Road, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru – 560052 
  • Phone: +91 80233 60818/15789

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Tipu Sultan’s Palace

Built between 1781 and 1789, Tipu Sultan’s palace was known as ‘Rush-i-Jannat’, which means the abode of happiness and envy of heaven. It is now a museum maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India and one of the best Bangalore tourist destinations.

The origins of the fort date back to 1537 by Kempe Gowda the founder of Bangalore who constructed a mud fort with a perimeter of one mile surrounded by a trench and nine gates. The Fort also bears the imprint of the struggle of the mighty King against the British domination.

The Tipu’s Fort which is a prominent landmark of the city of Bangalore depicts intricate Islamic style architects. The palace was built by Tipu Sultan and he named it “Rash e Zannat” meaning “Envy of Heavens”. The sultan used the palace as a summer retreat and was built completely of teak wood. The palace was opened to the general public in 2005.

Some Points to keep in mind about Tipu’s Fort

  • Opening Timings: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM (All days of the week)
  • Entry Fee: INR 15/- per head for Indians. INR 200/-per person for foreigners
  • Camera: INR 25/- per camera
  • Visit Duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • Address: New Tharagupet, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560002

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Vidhana Soudha

Vidhan Soudha is the legislature and secretariat of Karnataka. It is the largest legislative building in the country! The impressive building completed its Dravidian style of architecture in 1956 and has since become a must-visit.

The Vidhana Soudha located in Bangalore is the seat of the state legislature of Karnataka. It is constructed in a style sometimes described as Mysore Neo-Dravidian, and incorporates elements of Indo-Saracenic and Dravidian styles. The construction was completed in 1956.

Kengal Hanumanthaiah is credited with the conception and construction of the Vidhana Soudha. The foundation stone was laid by the then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, and then chief minister K.C Reddy, on July 13, 1951. However, it was Hanumanthaiah who was instrumental in the redesign and speedy construction of Vidhana Soudha.

He visited Europe, Russia, the United States, and other places and got the idea of building the Vidhana Soudha by incorporating various designs from the buildings he had seen. It was completed in 1956. He took a lot of interest and effort in building this marvelous granite building. It was meant to dwarf the British-built Athara Kacheri (High Court) building.

 Hanumanthaiah was criticized for the nearly 15 million rupees spent to construct the building. But the building designed by him is an outstanding structure of Neo Dravidian style. The land area is 60 acres.

Some Points to keep in mind about Vidhana Soudha

  • Opening Timings: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM (Mon-Friday)
  • Address: Ambedkar Bheedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagara, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

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The garden

Lal Bagh

Lalbagh Botanical Garden is a nationally and internationally renowned center for botanical artwork, the scientific study of plants, and the conservation of plants. The park is spread over an area of ​​240 acres and has around 1854 species of plants. One of the most interesting things about the garden is Lal Bagh Rock, which is estimated to be over 3000 million years old! Thus, Lal Bagh is one of the best places to visit in Bangalore.

First planned and laid out during the rule of Hyder Ali and later adorned with unique plant species by his son Tipu Sultan, it was later managed under numerous British Superintendents before Indian Independence. It was responsible for the introduction and propagation of numerous ornamental plants as well as those of economic value. It also served a social function as a park and recreational space, with a central glasshouse dating from 1890 which was used for flower shows. In modern times it hosts two flower shows coinciding with the week of Republic Day (26 January) and Independence Day (15 August). As an urban green space along with Cubbon Park, it is also home to numerous wild species of birds and other wildlife. The garden also has a lake adjoining a large rock on which a watchtower had been constructed during the reign of Kempegowda II.

Some Points to keep in mind about Lalbagh

  • Timings: 6:00 am -7:00 pm every day.
  • Entry fee: INR 20 for visitor’s above12. Free for walkers (Morning: 6:00 AM -9:00 AM, Evening- 6:00 PM -7:00 PM
  • Camera Allowed: Yes.
  • Camera Charges: INR 50
  • Approximate visit duration: 2-3 hours
  • Address: Lalbagh, Bangalore-560004 (Map)
  • Phone +91 080 2657 1925 / 8184

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Cubbon Park

Nature lovers love Cubbon Park in Bangalore as it is a major scenic spot, which is the green mainstay of the city. It hosts over 6000 trees and a vibrant ecosystem and is spread over 300 acres. Other major structures around the park include Attara Kacheri, Cubbon Park Museum, and Seshadri Iyer Memorial Park.

Cubbon Park officially called Sri Chamarajendra Park is a landmark ‘lung’ area of Bengaluru city, located within the heart of the city in the Central Administrative Area. Originally created in 1870, when Major General Richard Sankey was the then British Chief Engineer of Mysore state, it covered an area of 100 acres (0.40 km2) and subsequent expansion has taken place and the area reported now is about 300 acres (1.2 km2). It has a rich recorded history of abundant flora and fauna plantations coupled with numerous impressive and aesthetically located buildings and statues of famous personages, in its precincts.

This public park was first named as Meade’s Park after Sir John Meade, the acting Commissioner of Mysuru in 1870 and subsequently renamed as Cubbon Park after the longest-serving commissioner of the time, Sir Mark Cubbon. To commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Sri Krishnaraja Wodeyar’s rule in Mysore State, in 1927, the park was again renamed as Sri. Chamarajendra Park, in memory of the 19th-century ruler of the state Sri Chamarajendra Wodeyar (1868–94), during whose rule the park came into existence.

Quick Facts about Cubbon Park

  • Timings: 5:00 AM – 6:00 PM. (Closed on Monday & 2nd Tuesday of Every Month)
  • Visit Duration: 1 -2 hours
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Camera Allowed: Yes.
  • Camera Charges: Free
  • Best Time to Visit: September – February
  • Location: Kasturba Road, Behind High Court of Karnataka Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagara, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

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Lumbini Gardens

Lumbini Gardens is a water-front leisure park in Bangalore. This public park is situated on the banks of the Nagavara Lake that is located on the Outer Ring Road of Hebbal. The park stretches over an area of 1.5 km along the lake. The place is popular as an eco-friendly boating zone and a family entertainment destination.

The park has the capacity to entertain around 5000 guests every day. Built at a cost of Rs. 10 crores, the place has the unique distinction of offering a 12500 sq ft large artificial beach in a city that lacks a real beach.

Main attractions of the Lumbini Gardens, Bangalore

  • Boating In Lumbini Gardens
  • Wave Pool (Charge for wave pool entry is Rs. 100)
  • Rides for kids

rides and attractions available at the park are:

1.Merry-go-rounds in several shapes and sizes
2. A toy train shaped like a giraffe
3.Battery operated cars
4.Twirling Vortex fantasy ride
5.Spanish bullfight rides
6.Bungee jumping on a trampoline
7.Caterpillar Ride
8.Columbus Ride
9.Breakdance ride
10.Pirate ship
11.Bouncy ride
12.A 25-foot high statue of Buddha that stands grandly inside the park
13.A clock tower that resembles the Big Ben of London

  • Event zone

Some Points to keep in mind about Lumbini Gardens

  • Timings: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m every day.
  • Entry fee: Rs. 50. Kids below the age of 3 years are not charged while entering the park.(open to the public throughout the week, from Monday to Sunday.)
  • Camera Allowed: Yes.
  • Camera Charges: INR 30
  • Approximate visit duration: 2-3 hours
  • Address: Gate, Outer Ring Rd, Nagavara, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560045
  • Phone +91 9343444646 / 1031409

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Miracle of nature

Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills (Anglicised forms include Nandidurg and Nandydoorg) is an ancient hill fortress built by Ganga Dynasty and later enlarged and strengthened by Tipu Sultan in southern India, in the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka state. It is 10 km from Chickballapur town and approximately 60 km from the city of Bengaluru. The hills are near the town of Nandi. In traditional belief, the hills are the origin of the Arkavathy river, Ponnaiyar River, Palar River, Papagni, and Penna River. Watching the sunrise at Nandi Hills is popular with tourists. The first-ever SAARC summit hosted by India was held at Nandi Hills in 1986.

The Department of Horticulture is setting up a one-crore food court. A 30-lakh music stage, located on a three-and-a-half acre grove, will be used to conduct cultural programs. Furthermore, the Horticulture Department is developing 140 acres (0.57 km2) of land in the Nandi Hills region with the creation of a large-scale exotic botanical garden. A planetarium with an initial one-crore investment is also being constructed. A gondola lift system will connect the peak of the Nandi Hill with the nearby Muddenahalli. Other projects including Prestige Golfshire and QVC Nandi Hills are coming up near Nandi Hills.
There are also plans to construct Cable cars at the cost of 15 to 20 crore which will significantly reduce the number of vehicles going to the hills thereby protecting the nature

Sightseeing in and around Nandi Hills

  • Tipu Sultan’s Fort
  • Tipu’s Drop
  • Bhoga Nandeeshwar Temple
  • The Yoga Nandeeshwar
  • Amrita Sarovar
  • Gandhi house
  • Muddenahalli
  • Nehru Nilaya

Activities in Nandi Hills

  • Paragliding
  • Cycling

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Bannerghatta Biological Park

Bankaraghatta National Park, located 22 km from Bangalore, hosts a wide variety of flora and fauna. The park was established in 1971 and has spread over a vast area of ​​104.27 square kilometers. It is the first butterfly park in the country. Other tourist-worthy attractions include the Bangalore Forest Department, aquariums, zoos, children’s parks, crocodile parks, snake parks, prehistoric animal parks, and ten reserve forests with museums. If this is not enough to excite your travel spirit, the park also has exciting sports like trekking and hiking!

There are ancient temples in the park for worship and it is a destination for trekking and hiking. The Zoo Authority of Karnataka, the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, and the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE), Bangalore, are collaborating agencies. Within the national park area are six rural villages enclosed within three large enclosures for sheep and cattle farming. This park offers a wide range of diverse wildlife to the exploratory. Coming from the finest of Bengaluru, Karnataka, this park offers a guided bus tour all along the 6 km safari roads, which is specially made for safarists and foreign tourist gatherers.

Some Points to keep in mind about Bannerghatta Biological Park

Timings: 9 am–4 pm every day.
Entry fee: Rs. 300.
Camera Allowed: Yes.
Camera Charges: Free
Approximate visit duration: 2-3 hours
Address: Bannerghatta Rd, Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560083
Phone: +91 80 2977 6466

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Chunchi Falls

The impressive Chunchi falls fall from a height of about 50 feet. There is a power station that provides electricity to nearby areas. This remote waterfall in a rocky setting is popular for picnics & best during the rainy season.

Best to visit this place is during the rainy season. The waterfall looks awesome, water will there throughout the year. Parking fee of 30rs for 4 wheelers, no guide required. Food stalls are present on the way to falls. Around 2 to 3km walk to reach the falls.

  • It’s about 80-90km from Bangalore.
  • Awesome place to visit for a 1-day trip.
  • There will be a parking place for vehicles.
  • Shops for Maggie, cucumber, pineapple, etc near to parking place.
  • There is not much trekking we can trek in less time.
  • Better to go before sunrise up to 6-7 am is perfect timing to reach.

There are charges incurred to enjoy in water which costs 300 per person during Saturday and Sunday only weekday they won’t allow to enjoy in water.

Some Points to keep in mind about Chunchi Waterfall

Timings: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m every day.
Entry fee: Free (parking charge INR 30, Guide charge INR 300 )
Camera Allowed: Yes.
Camera Charges: Free
Approximate visit duration: 2-3 hours
Address: Kanakapura, Karnataka 562119

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Ulsoor Lake

Ulsoor Lake’ or Halasuru Lake, one of the biggest lakes in Bangalore, is located on the eastern side of the city. It derives its name from the name of the locality it is situated, namely, Halasuru, close to M G Road. It is spread over 50 ha (123.6 acres)) and has several islands. Even though the lake is dated to Kempegowdas’ time, the present lake was created by Sir Lewin Bentham Bowring, the then Commissioner of Bangalore. A part of the lake is controlled by the Madras Engineer Group, and the rest by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike.

Some Points to keep in mind about Ulsoor Lake

Timings: 06 a.m. to 08 p.m every day. ( weekly off is on Wednesday )
Entry fee: Free
Camera Allowed: Yes.
Camera Charges: Free
Approximate visit duration: 2-3 hours
Address: Halasuru, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560042

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Bangalore Aquarium

Bangalore Aquarium, also known as Government Aquarium, is the second-largest aquarium in India. It is located at the entrance of Cubbon Park in Bangalore, India, and was established in 1983. Government Aquarium has a variety of exotic cultivable as well as ornamental fish on display. It is very near to the vishweshwarayya museum. The aquarium is administered by the Karnataka State Government Department of Fisheries.

Government Aquarium for public display was constructed during 1972 and was officially inaugurated on 27.08.1983. Government aquarium, Cubbon Park is a ‘freshwater fish aquarium’ in octagonal shape and is a three-storied building. The total area of the Government aquarium is 2700 sq.m. Out of the built-up area is 850 sq.m. It is the second-largest aquarium in the country. The ground floor comprises the office. The first floor has 14 big tanks. On the second floor, aquariums are arranged in two rows and there are a total of 62 numbers of medium to small size aquaria. It has about 40-50 varieties of both indigenous and exotic species of freshwater ornamental fish. The Government Aquarium works under the direct control of the Directorate of Fisheries and Curator is the head of the aquarium.

Some Points to keep in mind about Bangalore Aquarium

Timings: 10 am–5:30 pm every day. ( weekly off is on Monday )
Entry fee: Rs. 10.
Camera Allowed: Yes.
Camera Charges: Free
Approximate visit duration: 2-3 hours
Address: Kasturba Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
Phone: +91 80 2286 7440

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Places of worship

Shivoham Shiva Temple

The Shivoham Shiva Temple, situated at Old Airport Road, Bangalore, India was built in 1995. it features a Shiva statue that is 65 feet (20 m) tall idol. It is a famous Shiva Temple dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Shiva and a popular spiritual destination. It’s estimated that over 500,000 devotees and visitors come to this temple every year. On the occasion of Maha Shivaratri, between 100,000 and 150,000 devotees visit the temple every year. In the first six months of 2018, the temple has already been visited by 275,909 people.

The Shivoham Shiva Temple was formerly known as the Shiv Mandir. It is said to be built in 1995 after the founder of the temple had a vision of a temple where a gigantic statue of Lord Shiva would stand tall as a towering symbol of hope, spreading faith for generations to come. The idol of Lord Shiva was created by the sculptor Kashinath. It is also believed to have been built without using a blueprint or plan or a measuring tape. The temple was consecrated by Sri Shankaracharya of Sringeri on 26 February 1995. The Shivoham Shiva Temple was renamed from its former name Shiv Mandir in 2016 when the focus of the temple shifted to help people attain Moksha by understanding the principles in ancient Vedic texts.

Some Points to keep in mind about Shivoham Shiva Temple

Timings: 07:00 am – 09:00 pm every day.
Entry fee: Rs. 150.
Best Time to Visit: Monday as special Shiv aarti takes place every two hours
Camera Charges: Free
Approximate visit duration: 2-3 hours
Address: 97, HAL Old Airport Road, Kemp fort mall Parking, Ramagiri, Murgesh Palya, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560017
Phone: +91 97318 85555

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Bull Temple

Given its mythological and religious significance, the Bull Temple is the temple of Nandi Bull, the temple of Lord Shiva. It is one of the oldest temples in the city and has a large statue of Nandi, which was carved from a single stone.

Dodda Basavana Gudi (the Nandhi Temple) is situated in Bull Temple Road, Basavanagudi, area of South Bengaluru, part of the largest city of the Indian state of Karnataka. The Hindu temple is inside a park called Bugle Rock.

The bull referred to is a sacred Hindu demi-god, known as Nandi; Nandi is a close devotee and attendant of Shiva. Dodda Basavana Gudi is said to be the biggest temple in Nandi in the world. The stone monolith idol of Nandi is continually covered with new layers of butter, benne in the local language of Kannada. There is an idol of the elephant-headed Hindu deity Ganesha close by.

Every year on the last Monday and Tuesday of the Hindu month of Karthika Maasa a groundnut fair is held in the temple premises and groundnut is offered to the deity. This fair is known as ‘Kadalekaayi Parish’ in the local tongue. Groundnut sellers and devotees throng the place during Kadalekaayi Parish.

Basavana Gudi is a regular place of visit for tourists and is covered by most of the tour operators including the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation.

Some Points to keep in mind about Bull Temple

Timings: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM every day.
Best Time to Visit: June to February
Camera Charges: Free
Approximate visit duration: 2-3 hours
Address: Bull Temple Rd, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004
Phone: +91 8026678777

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ISKCON Temple

Sri Radha Krishna Temple ( Kannada – ಶ್ರೀ ರಾಧಾ ಕೃಷ್ಣ ಮಂದಿರ ) has deities of Radha and Krishna located at Rajajinagar, in North Bangalore, Karnataka, India. It is one of the largest ISKCON temples in the world. The temple is a huge cultural complex that was inaugurated in 1997 by Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma. The project was conceived and executed by Madhu Pandit Dasa.

Features of the temple

There is a gold-plated dhwaja-stambha (flag post) 17 m (56 ft) high and a gold plated Kalash shikara 8.5 m (28 ft) high. There is a free distribution of Sri Krishna prasadam to all visitors during the Darshana hours.

Festivals

ISKCON Bangalore celebrates festivals that are either related to avatars of Lord Vishnu or with Vedic culture. Main festivals that are celebrated within the temple are:

  • Rama Navami
  • Brahmotsava
  • Narasimha Jayanti
  • Panihati Chida-dahi
  • Ratha Yatra
  • Balaram Jayanti
  • Jhulan Utsav
  • Sri Krishna Janmashtami
  • Vyasa Puja
  • Sri Radhashtami
  • Deepotsava
  • Govardhan Puja
  • Vaikuntha Ekadashi
  • Nityananda Trayodashi
  • Gaura Poornima
  • Krishna Shringar
  • Kumbhabhisheka

Some Points to keep in mind about ISKCON Temple

Timings: 4:15 pm-5:00pm, 7:15 am- 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm- 8:30 pm.
Opened: 1997
Architectural style: Hindu architecture
Camera Charges: Free
Approximate visit duration: 2-3 hours
Address: Hare Krishna Hill, Chord Rd, Rajajinagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560010
Phone: +91 8023471956

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St. Mary’s Basilica

St. Mary’s basilica is a spacious gothic Church, designed by a French architect and built in the form of a Cross. It is 172 feet long and 50 feet broad. The imposing and magnificent tower forming the façade of the Church is 160 feet high. A beautiful statue of Mother Mary holding Child Jesus in her harms, 6 feet in height, is set up in an attractive shrine just outside the Church building, is the chief object of veneration and source of inspiration for the people. Every day is draped in ‘Sari’ the typical dress of the Indian lady. It is said that in 1875 when the new Church was built, people tried to remove this statue in order to install it on a prominent altar inside the Church, but they failed in their effort since the statue remained immovable. This strange happening is considered even today as a sign of Our Lady’s miraculous power.

Some Points to keep in mind about St. Mary’s Basilica

Priest(s): Fr. Martin Kumar
Assistant priest(s): Deva Dass
Architectural style: Gothic architecture
Address: Msgr. F. Noronha Road, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560051
Phone: +91 80 2286 5434
Website: www.stmarysbasilica.in

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Entertainment and education

Innovative Film City

The city of Bangalore has ample of recreational choices for its residents. Located at Bidali, off the Bangalore- Mysore Highway, Innovative Film City is one of the most alluring options which attract people from all age groups. It has something to interest everyone. Its various themes are suitable for both, kids as well as their parents and elders. If you are wondering where to go for a day-long outing then Innovative Film city is something you can consider.

THINGS TO DO

CARTOON CITY
Innovative Film City is all about Entertainment. Whether it’s a 3D Photo Gallery, Selfie Galler, or a walk into the fossils, cartoons, dinosaurs, water park, or a beach, Innovative Film City has something for everyone.

MUSEUM
Innovative Film City houses numerous museums that can take you back to classical times. Tribal Museum, Fossil Museum, Oddities, Mirror Maze – they are an experience in itself. Come along with your friends and family and get into a different world.

SHOOT AT IFC
Are you looking for some super cool photoshoot for your social media? A pre-wedding shoot or want to make your own short film? Even you can come along with your friends and family and create a video and a lifetime experience. We have a galore of shooting locations to capture your special moments.

CORPORATES & EVENTS
Our 50 acres campus with all modern amenities is one of the best places for any sort of event. A serene place near to the city with all sorts of fun and entertainment, we make your corporate meetings/outings more fun and lively. We have in-house food and beverages to make your corporate event experience in itself.

DESTINATION WEDDINGS
Innovative Film City is ideal for destination weddings. You don’t need to travel far and wide for making your wedding an exquisite one. Head down to Innovative Film City and get mesmerized by our wedding venues. How about a beachside wedding? Exciting. it surely is!

Some Points to keep in mind about Innovative Film City

Timings: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm every day.
Entry fee: 600 per person (Standard Package)
50 per person Zip Line
100 per person Ode to Life – 4D Cinema
50 for Automatic Bull Ride (3 Chances)
150 for Go Karting Family (4 Laps – 2 Persons)
50 for Cricket (3 Overs)
200 for Go Karting Sports (4 Laps – 1 Person for Rs.200/-)
50 for Bungy Jumping (1 Round)
Camera Allowed: Yes
Address: 24 & 26, Kiadb Estates, Bidadi, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 562109, India
Phone: +91 8022099999 | +91 9632280000

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Wonderla Amusement Park

Wonderla is one of the largest chains of amusement parks in India. It is owned and operated by Wonderla Holidays Limited which is headquartered near Bidadi, 28 kilometers (17 mi) from Bengaluru, Karnataka. Wonderla Holidays currently operates 3 amusement parks in Kochi, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad, and 1 resort in Bengaluru. It is promoted by Kochouseph Chittilappilly and his son Arun Chittilappilly as a subsidiary of V-Guard Industries. The first amusement park, Wonderla Kochi, was set up in 2000. The third amusement park project Wonderla Hyderabad was commissioned in April 2016. 

Wonderla – Bangalore India’s favorite amusement park is located on Bangalore – Mysore Road, just 28 km from Bangalore city. Spread across 82 acres of landscaped garden, Wonderla Bangalore has 61 thrill-packed rides offering a monster dose of entertainment and fun for all age groups. Wonderla – Bangalore has thrilled over 7.5 million people visitors since its opening in 2005.

Wonderla amusement parks offer a variety of rides for all ages to enjoy, some of their rides are Recoil, Maverick, Y-Scream, and their latest addition Mission interstellar. In 2012, Wonderla Bangalore added a resort inside the amusement park – making it the first amusement park in India to have a resort built right inside it.

Some Points to keep in mind about Wonderla Amusement Park

Timings: LAND RIDES(Weekdays)-10:30 AM – 6:00 PM
(Weekends/Holidays)-10:30 AM – 7:00 PM
WATER RIDES(Weekdays)-12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
(Weekends/Holidays)-12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Camera Allowed: Yes
Address: 28th km, Mysore Road, Before Bidadi, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 562109, India
Phone: +91 8023471956
Website: www.wonderla.com

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Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium (JNP) is administered by the Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE). The BASE is devoted to science popularisation and nonformal science education.

JNP started in 1989, has emerged as a premier institution in India. It attracts over 2.5 lakh visitors annually, the majority of whom are students. It is equipped with a large 15.0m dome and a state of the art hybrid projection system installed and commissioned in 2017. JNP has monthly star gazing, monthly science movies, Sky-theatre shows every day, viewing of astronomical events, etc.

Our science education activities viz., Research Education Advancement Programme (REAP), Interactive Weekend Sessions for school children, Summer Programmes, Science Exhibitions and Workshops attract thousands of students every year. Over 100 students from the BASE have got admission for PhD courses in premier research institutes in India and abroad. They include Raman Research Institute, Indian Institute of Science, Wild Life Research Institute, Oxford University, Michigan State University, Delft Institute, State University New York, Buffalo, University of Florida, Cornell University.

The BASE has established a Science Centre in the Planetarium which has become a nucleus for non-formal science education at all levels. A Science Park with over 40 exhibits is developed on the campus. Lakhs of visitors are using these models to learn science in a joyful manner.

The activities of the Science Centre and the Planetarium have made BASE a unique institution for the dissemination of science.

Some Points to keep in mind about Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

Ideal For: Kids and science enthusiasts
Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM every day, except on Mondays and second Tuesdays
Entry Fee: INR 50/- per head for adults. INR 30/- for children up to 16 years of age.
Address: Sri T, Sankey Rd, High Grounds, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
Website: www.taralaya.org
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +91 80 2237 9725

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HAL Heritage Centre and Aerospace Museum

HAL Aerospace Museum is India’s first aerospace museum located at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited premises, in Bangalore. Established in 2001, the Museum is part of the HAL Heritage Centre and Aero Space Museum, and showcases the growth of the Indian aviation industry and HAL for six decades. The museum houses displays of various aircraft and helicopters, Aircraft engine models, Flight simulators, a mock Air Traffic Control Tower and exhibit of Indian aviation history. The Museum is maintained by HAL (one of Asia’s largest Aerospace companies).

The HAL Aerospace Museum is spread over 4 acres of land and is believed to be India’s first aerospace museum. This one of a kind set-up consists of 2 main halls. The first one showcases charts of the evolution of aviation starting from the year 1940. The second major hall displays interesting and real models of aero engines. These include Garret, Orpheus, and Adour.

Some Points to keep in mind about HAL Aerospace Museum

Timing: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM on all days. Ticket counter closes at 04:30 PM
Entry Fee: Adults- INR 50.00 per person, (The Museum encourages visitors for Cashless Transaction.)
Children up to 3 years of age- Free,
Students and Older Children – INR 30.00 per person,
Physically Handicapped- Free
Still Photography: INR 50.00
Basic Simulator Game: INR 50.00
Motion Simulator: INR 100.00
Video Camera: INR 75.00
Visit Duration: About 2 to 3 hours
Parking Fee: Free
Address: Near HAL Police Station, HAL Old Airport Rd, Marathahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560037
Phone: +91 8022318341
Website: www.hal-india.com

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Shopping & Nightlife

UB City Mall – One of the recommended places to visit in Bangalore

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UB City is a luxury business district in Bangalore, India. It consists of 6 blocks, UB Tower, Kingfisher Plaza, Concorde, Canberra, Comet, and Kingfisher Towers, with a total built-up area of over 16 lakh sq ft. Pioneered by the UB Group in Joint Venture with Prestige Group, it is built on 13 acres (53,000 m2) of land and hosts 1,000,000 sq ft (93,000 m2) of high-end commercial, retail and service apartment space.

An elevated rooftop helipad provides a five-minute aerial commute to the Kempegowda International Airport.
UB City The Collection houses the most luxurious ‘global’ brands from many business houses across India including Reliance Group, Aditya Birla Group, et al.
The project now also houses the Kingfisher Towers in the same piece of land. Palatial Condo’s here house many HNI’s of India.
The top floor consists of many restaurants including to pho, hotpot and Korean barbecue

Some Points to keep in mind about UB City

Timings: Store Timings: 10:30 am – 8:30 pm
Restaurant Timings: 11:00 am – 11:30 pm
Floor count: 19 (UB Tower/Concorde)
Camera Charges: Free
Approximate visit duration: 2-3 hours
Address: 24, Vittal Mallya Rd, KG Halli, D’ Souza Layout, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
Phone: +91 9620459335
Website: www.ubcitybangalore.in

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MG Road

One of the most popular shopping and entertainment centers in the city, it is full of people, at any place! Initially known as the South Parade during the pre-independence era, today it is surrounded by office buildings, retail shops, theaters, restaurants, and cafes.

Mahatma Gandhi Road is also known as M.G. Road is a road in Bengaluru, India. It runs east from Trinity Circle at one end to Anil Kumble circle at the other. Known as South Parade in pre-independence era, it was renamed as Mahatma Gandhi Road on 26 February 1948.

M. G. Road is also one of the busiest roads in the city and is lined on one side with retail stores, food outlets, and restaurants. It has many office buildings, shops, and theatres. It is also home to many buildings and banks. There are two Metro stations on M. G. Road, the eponymous station and Trinity.

Presently, the M.G Road Boulevard is being reconstructed after the construction of the MG Road Metro station was completed and services launched on 20 October 2011. The Bangalore Metro line that runs through MG Road, connects the eastern part of Bengaluru with the west. Bangalore CBD, M G Road before construction of metro rail

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The 13th Floor

The 13th Floor is a blessing for all those tired and weary shoppers as well as for those looking to chill out after a hard day’s work. With lounge seating located half-inside and half-outside, this cocktail lounge attracts a lot of interest and it’s almost impossible to get a seat immediately if you haven’t booked in advance.

The location of the lounge cannot be emphasized enough as the view of the Bangalore skyline at night is something truly worth the five hundred Rupees cover charge alone. This coupled with the marvelous retro music played by the 13th Floor guarantees the ideal setting for an evening; be it with a date, your significant other, college mates, or work colleagues.

Saying that The 13th Floor is a cocktail lounge is like saying that a Single Malt Scotch is a drink made from barley and water. A space that allows you to unwind with colleagues after a tough day at work, have a night out in town with the girls, chill out with that significant someone, or even conduct a business discussion over drinks.  

Vast open spaces that are clad in glass and brushed steel to give guests a fully undiluted, unobstructed view of Bangalore City, with the star-spangled sky above. Music is played at conversation level volumes and is a mix of retro pop, rock ballads, and lounge mixes.  

The new Cocktail Menu is a heady mix of the contemporary re-working of old standards, and the tried and tested. A great wine list, and their unique way of putting together great wine and champagne cocktails, ensure that even first-time tipplers have something to raise their glasses with. A fantastic array of bar snacks, appetizers, and a great selection of dinner platters mean you don’t have to crawl out to the next dive for that top-it-up meal.

Some Points to keep in mind about The 13th Floor

TIMING: 5:00 PM to 11:30 PM (5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Happy Hours)
HIGHLIGHT: Live Music
FOOD TYPE: Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian
SIGNATURE ITEMS: Thai Red, Yellow or Green curry (chicken, prawns, veggies or beef),
Stuffed Italian Mushrooms, Arsenic and Old Lace (cocktail),
Glenkinchie (single malt whiskey), Triple Chocolate Mousse.
AMBIANCE:
Lounge interiors
Seating space inside and outside
A pristine view of the Bangalore city skyline from outside
AVERAGE MEAL FOR TWO: Rs. 1,400 Approx + Taxes as applicable (with alcohol)
[Inclusive of Rs. 500 cover charge per person]
FACILITIES:
Air Condition– YES
Parking– YES
WI-Fi– NO
Alcohol– YES
Smoking Area- YES
Home Delivery- NO
Food Coupons- NO
Phone booking- YES (for advanced seat booking)
Parking-YES
ADDRESS: Hotel Ivory Tower, 84, 13th Floor, Barton Centre, M.G Road, Bangalore- 560001
Phone: (080) 41783333, (080) 41783355-6
Website: www.ivorytowerhotel.com

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The most Important is Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru

Kempegowda International Airport (IATA: BLR, ICAO: VOBL) is an international airport serving Bangalore,
the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. Spread over 4,000 acres (1,600 ha), it is located about 40 kilometers (25 mi) north of the city near the village of Devanahalli. It is owned and operated by Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL), a public-private consortium. The airport opened in May 2008 as an alternative to increased congestion at HAL Airport, the original primary commercial airport serving the city. It is named after Kempe Gowda I, the founder of Bengaluru. Kempegowda International Airport became Karnataka’s first fully solar-powered airport developed by CleanMax Solar.

Kempegowda Airport is the third-busiest airport by passenger traffic in the country behind the airports in Delhi and Mumbai and is the 29th busiest airport in Asia. It handled around 33.30 million passengers in the calendar year 2018 with 658 aircraft movements a day. The cargo handled by the airport continues to increase steadily,
with the airport handling about 386,849 tonnes (426,428 short tons) of cargo between April 2018 and March 2019.

The airport consists of two runways and a passenger terminal, which handles both domestic and international operations. The second runway, constructed by Larsen & Toubro, was commissioned on 6 December 2019. A second terminal is in the early stages of construction. Also, there is a cargo village and three cargo terminals.
The airport serves as a hub for AirAsia India, Alliance Air, and IndiGo and is a focus city for Air India and SpiceJet.

Features:
PASSENGER SERVICES

  • BAGGAGE SERVICES
  • BAGGAGE WRAPPING
  • LEFT LUGGAGE
  • LOST & FOUND
  • MEET & ASSIST
  • SPECIAL SERVICES: BLR Airport offers a range of services designed to make sure a variety of passenger requirements are met.

AT THE AIRPORT

  • EXPERIENCE
  • CULINARY
  • DUTY FREE
  • RETAIL
  • FOREX & ATMS
  • RELAX
  • TAJ BANGALORE
  • LOUNGES: Relax and unwind before your journey begins while indulging in a range of amenities and services at the BLR Airport.

Parking: Day and long-term parking facilities are available for passengers with self-driven vehicles.

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