Tourism in Bangalore

Titled as the ‘Garden City of India’ Bengaluru (formerly known as Bangalore) is the capital of Karnataka and India’s third largest city. Appraised with a little of everything – a decent climate, beautiful natural surroundings, a buzzing nightlife, and a sprawling shopping and dining scene, makes Bangalore a must visit whether you’re planning on a family vacation, a romantic getaway, a friends trip or for solo travellers.

Often called as the Silicon Valley of India, Bangaluru is vastly progressive and urbanised with a booming technology culture. However, this does not mean history lovers take it off their list. The city that was found in the 16th century, still boasts of its historic significance in the Central District that remains unchanged since the British Raj. All these factors make Bangalore one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan city in India.

During Bangalore tour, you can marvel at the site of long stretches of gardens and parks, corporate high-rise buildings, famous Victorian-era architecture, museums, busy markets with quirky pubs and cafes and a lot more.

For a more detailed information, here is an ultimate travel guide to Bangalore to plan your next trip to the city of Gardens.

Best Time to Visit Bangalore

Bangalore in Summer (March to May) : Summers are a pleasant time to spend your holidays in Bangaloreas the city witnesses cool breezes even during the hot days. The temperature usually does not drop below 36 degrees and offers a comfortable windy climate throughout the year.

Bangalore in Monsoon (June to September) : Monsoons in Bangalore last anywhere between the months of June to September, ranging from mid to high rainfalls. Although the city enjoys some ecstatic rain showers, it is better to avoid the monsoon season for a trip to Bangalore.

Bangalore in Winter (October to February) : The winter season sees the highest amount of tourist inflow since the city offers a very pleasant weather with temperatures dropping to as low as 10 degrees. The best months to visit are from September to February, making winters an ideal time for a trip to Bangalore.

How to Reach Bangalore

By Air : Bangalore is easily accessible by flight with Bangalore Airport located at a distance of 40km from the main city. A number of flights daily fly in and out from major cities of India including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, etc. The city is also well-connected with many international cities.

By Rail : This is the fastest and most economical way to reach Bangalore. There are two primal railway stations in Bangalore – Yeshwantpur Junction and Bangalore City Railway Station. The trains regularly run from all the major cities in India of Delhi, Pune, and Mumbai. It must be noted that the route stays busy all year round, hence reservations must be made well in advance when planning your trip to Bangalorevia rail.

By Road : Travelling to Bangalore by car can be a very pleasant experience, thanks to a magnificent road connectivity, beautiful long stretches of countryside, and a comfortable climate. You can either hire a cab or self-drive from nearby cities to Bangalore. This is a great mode of transportation for anyone looking to enjoy a road-trip.

Best Places to Visit in Bangalore

Lalbagh Botanical Gardens

Designed to resemble the famous Crystal Palace in London UK, this botanical garden is housed with a glasshouse and an aquarium, making it a top attraction in Bangalore.

Bannerghatta National Park

Bannerghatta National Park lies 21km from the city and is a significant attraction in Bangalore. The expansive national reserve comprises of a zoo, butterfly conservatory, safari park and an Animal rescue centre. Anyone willing to get a taste of the wildlife must not give this attraction a miss on their trip to Bangalore.

Cubbon Park

Righteously called the garden city of India, Bangalore is coupled with vast green spaces. One such attraction is the Cubbon Park. It was established in the 1870’s and has been attracting tourist ever since, making it one of the top sightseeing places in Bangalore. The city park is vibrant with lush flora and fauna, smartly designed walking paths, intricate gardens and numerous play areas.

Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace

For all history enthusiasts, Tipu sultans Summer Palace is a must visit place in Bangalore. The palace that was once home to a Mughal emperor, has now been turned into a historical site. It has beautiful architecture, scenic grounds and also offers a small exhibit of the olden times.

Bangalore Palace

Talking about historical monuments, the Bangalore Palace cannot be left behind. This majestic palace was the Royal residence of one of the most powerful dynasties of Southern India that now hosts major outdoor concerts, cultural shows and informative tours for visitors, that makes it a popular tourist place in Bangalore.

National Gallery of Modern Art

The national gallery of modern art is every art-lovers paradise. It is the third of its kind in India only after Delhi and Mumbai that is harboured in a Colonial mansion with vast stretches of gardens. The gallery is an amalgamation of both old and new art dating from the 18th century to modern day contemporary art.

Vidhana Soudha

Vidhana Soudha is a famous landmark in Bangalore that houses the state government. Constructed in the early 1960’s, it is an exquisite building that showcases the Neo Dravidian architecture. Unfortunately, it is not accessible to the general public however, it is a stunning visual in the night. Centrally located in the city, it cannot go unseen on your Bangalore tour.

ISKCON Sri Radha Krishna Chandra Temple

ISKCON Temples are a well-known attraction throughout the world spreading their spiritual culture and teachings. Located on the top of Hare Krishna Hill, ISKCON Bangalore was inaugurated in 1997 and is one of the largest ISKCON temples in the world. That is enough reason for it to be considered as one of the top things to do in Bangalore. The atmosphere has a distinctive aura that is spiritually calming to the soul, with flocks of devotees and priests chanting their prayers. You will find yourself losing to its charm.

Wonderla Amusement Park

Anyone familiar with the city of Bangalore must have heard of the Wonder La Amusement Water Park. Under the flagship of India’s largest amusement park operators The Wonder La Holidays, it is located only 28km from the city centre. The park stretches around 82 acres and has both dry and water rides making it a thrilling adventure for every age group. Other attractions admit the park include a laser show, unique musical fountain, as well as a virtual reality show. It is advised to spend a whole entire day here to make it an incredible experience on your holidays in Bangalore.

Experiences Not To Miss In Bangalore

  • A trip to Bangalore is incomplete without visiting its infamous vineyards wherein you can learn the subtle art of winemaking, while tasting some on your tour.
  • Spend a night in an underground Cave resort. It is the only one of its kind and is an experience not to miss in Bangalore.
  • You can enjoy a variety of water activities like rafting, kayaking, scuba diving, during your holidays in Bangalore.
  • During Bangalore trip, try Sunday brunch at one of its numerous cafes. The city is famous for hosting some of the best brunches.

We hope that our Bangalore travel guideencourages you to visit this vibrant city with an urbanised yet old-city charm. For further guidance on planning your trip to Bangalore, check out our Bangalore tour packages.

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