Best Places to take your Kids in Bangalore, India

Where is Bangalore?

Bangalore is a beautiful city of Karnataka in the southern part of India. It is also known as Bengaluru, which was named recently. Bangalore is the capital city of Karnataka State and with a salubrious climate as it is situated at an altitude of 949 meters (3113 ft.) above sea level.

History of Bangalore

It is said Bangalore got its name from the words “Bendha KaaLu” (which means boiled beans in the local language Kannada). During the period of Vijayanagara empire, when King Veeraballala on his way in the forest he was once tired and hungry and stumbled upon a lonely cottage of an old woman. She saw him in need of food and served him with boiled beans which is locally called “Bendha kaaLu”. The King called that place as “Bendha kaaLu Ooru" which was later shortened to Bengalooru in the local language Kannada, and the angalized name is Bangalore. However, according to historical evidence, the name Bengalooru was already in existence in a 9th century temple inscription in the village of Begur, in the south of Bangalore.



Some of the Best places to take your kids in Bangalore

If you are a visitor to Bangalore with your kids or staying in Bangalore with a family you would definitely like to take your kids around Bangalore to give them an enjoyable time in this garden city. Some of the best places are these.

1. Lal Bag Garden : Most of the kids would love to spend their time in this botanical garden watching the glass house, plants, rose garden and other flowers, feeding the deer and rabbits, climbing the small hill top temple etc. They would also enjoy running and playing around the vast area freely and looking at the lakes. Flower shows are held here twice a year - one during Republic Day in January and the other one during Independence day in August.

2. Cubbon Park : There are several things to do here like visiting the Bal Bhavan and a journey in the toy train meandering around the park. They can also enjoy in the park playing. Apart from this, a Doll's museum is another attraction and a mini park with swings, horse rides and tree houses. Children's films and stage plays are screened in the Vijayaranga Theatre here. There are open pavilions with teracotta roofs arranged in a crescent. Also there is a clock tower and a lovely grassy amphitheatre. An Aquarium is also there in an octagonal building. It will be fascinating for the kids to see this underwater world. It is a fresh water Aquarium, exhibiting a variety of fishes.

Lalbagh flowershow
Lalbagh flowershow | Source

Amusement Parks in Bangalsore

3. WonderLa: Wonderla is yet another place for the children to spend a wonderful holiday. It is the newest amusement Park where not only kids, others can also spend a wonderful time. Located on Bangalore-Mysore Road, it is ranked as India's biggest amusement park. Many water rides and the latest imported land rides are available here. The high-thrill rides include Maverick, Y-Scream, Drop Zone, Insanity etc. The little older children can enjoy with their parents a number of water-based amusements such as Wave Pools, Play Pools, Lazy River and a variety of Water Slides.

4. Neeladri Amusement Park: The children would love to spend a holiday in a fun-filled atmosphere here in the amusement Park. Set on a splendid 30 acres of land, Neeladri Amusement Park is the combination of an amusement park and a water park in the city. They can have fun in rides, games arcade, and in a Roman type amphitheatre. To satisfy their stomach and tasty buds, there are restaurants, ice cream parlours and chaat stalls in the Park.

5. Crazy Waters - This is a Water Park which provides the kids the right kind of thrill, splash and excitement to make their holiday fun filled. The kids can also have the opportunity to hire the swim costumes for rent to enjoy more fun.

6. Lumbini Gardens: Close of Hebbal Flyover, set in front of Nagavara Lake, the kids and the parents can enjoy the Wave Pool.


WonderLa
WonderLa
white tiger at Bannerghatta Park
white tiger at Bannerghatta Park | Source

Wild life

7. Bannerghata National Park: It will be a fantastic experience for the kids to visit the zoo at Bannerghata National Park, which is just. 25 kms away from the city. They can have a glimpse of wild animals like bisons, lions, elephants and panthers in their natural habitat. They can also see the monkeys, the snake park, the museum, birds, cheetah and other wild animals in this beautiful park. If interested, a lion safari can also be arranged here with the park officials. A visit to the ancient temple of Champakadharmeswara built by the Hoysalas in the 12th century AD will be worth.

Museum

8. Vishweshwaraiah Industrial and Technological Museum.: This technological museum was established in memory of Bharat Ratna Sir M Visvesvaraya. This building, with 4 floors, is located at one end of Cubbon Park. in each floors, scientific models and equipment are set. A Dinosaur Corner is also there. Children would love to visit this place and spend time there

Dinosaur Corner at VITM
Dinosaur Corner at VITM | Source

Palaces

If your kids are interested in learning history you can take them to see the monuments of Bangalore like the palaces and fort.

9. Vidhana Soudha : This imposing building is the House of Legislative Chambers of the Karnataka State Government. The main entrance is overshadowed by the four headed lion,the symbol of Indian sovereignty.

10. Tipu Sultan Palace: The palace building houses a Museum, exhibiting artefact from the era of Haider Ali and Tipu Sultan. Near the Palace is the Fort, which helped them through several battles.

11. Bangalore Palace: Spread over an area of 430 acres, Bangalore Palace is located in the heart of the city.It was built by Chamaraja Wodeyar, Maharaja of Mysore in 1887, in Tudor style. The Palace flaunts turreted parapets, battlements, fortified towers and arches. The Bangalore Palace is famous for its elegantly carved wooden interiors. This unique edifice gives the feeling of a piece of England's architecture in Bangalore. It is useful for the kids to learn about the history of the State.



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lex123 12 months ago Author

Thank you for that info.


sumanth 12 months ago

Checkout snakes & ladders. A nice indoor play hub and party place for children to spend a few hours. What I also like about them is that they don't charge parents. http://facebook.com/snakesnladdersindia


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lex123 2 years ago Author

Bangalore is a great place for a vacation. The climate is also so nice when compared to many other places where i have visited. There are several places for the kids to enjoy in Bangalore, and what I have mentioned are only some of them; there are more interesting places in this beautiful city.


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sunilkunnoth2012 2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

Bangalore is an ideal place for a vacation. Its climate too is so fine. I will take note of this hub and make my next tour plan to Bangalore accordingly. Thank you for sharing some idea.


Ganesan 4 years ago

Bangalore palace is not ideal place for kids


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lex123 5 years ago Author

I agree there are many other places (old and new) to take children out in Bangalore. Thanks for adding the info.


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prasadjain 5 years ago from Tumkur

There are many other places to take children out.Theya re -

1.Vishweshwaraiah industrial and Technological museum.: it is at one end of Cubbon Park. it has 4 floors.in each floors, scientific models and equipments are set. Children can actually move them and see how they work. Necessary explanation is displayed at every place.

2.Venkatappa art Gallery: This is also therre by the side of VIT museum.it exhibits art works9 paintings)

3. Govt. Museum: This is the red building by the side of VIT museum. it houses many sculptures, Stuffed animals etc. The first inscription found in karnataka( Halmidi inscription is kept here.

4.Raj kumar Children's park. It is a beautiful park near Kasturba nagar.


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lex123 6 years ago Author

Bangalore Palace is situated in the Palace Gardens, at the heart of the Bangalore.


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Kenny Wordsmith 6 years ago from Chennai

I haven't seen the palace. Must check it out next visit. Thank you, Lex.


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lex123 6 years ago Author

Thanks saleheensblog for your comment. Yes, children can really have a wonderful holiday in Bangalore with lots of fun.

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