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A Pensioner’s Dream Destination and Garden City of India-Bangalore

Updated on October 18, 2015

Bangalore Travel Guide

Bangalore is located at an altitude of 3000Sq. ft. from the sea level. With a pleasant weather throughout the year, Bangalore is among the best cosmopolitan cities of India offering a mix of various cultures, cuisines from all over the world and attracting tourists from different parts of the world.

Being considered the Silicon city of India with a booming real estate industry, Bangalore is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Bangalore is one of the preferred destinations for medical tourism as well.

Few breadth taking places to visit at Bangalore

Lalbagh Botanical Garden: A discovery of the ruler of Mysore, Hyder Ali, Lalbagh was first started in the year 1760. Then known as the “Garden of Lalbagh," it was completed by Hyder Ali's son Tipu Sultan. Spread across 240 Acres of Land, and of the largest in South Asia, Lalbagh Botanical Gardens has over 2000 species of plants, many being imported from places such as Cape Town, Mauritius, Turkey, Persia to name a few.

The garden’s uniqueness lies in its “Glass House”, once modeled on the lines of London’s Crystal Place. The Garden conducts Flower Shows during Independence Day and Republic Day attracting lots of tourists and localities alike. It’s also one of its kinds as it hosts a Clock at the center of the Garden.

Vishveshwaraiah Technological Museum: For tourists who are enthusiastic to witness the advancements of Science in India over a period, Vishveshwaraiah Technological Museum is where you need to head to. A museum is a unit of the National Council of Science Museums, under the Government of India. It was inaugurated in the year 1962 by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India and is built in the loving memory of technological genius and Bharat Ratna award winner Sir.M.Vishveshwaraiah. The museum holds Science exhibitions quite often and encourages budding talent as well.

Bannerghatta Biological Park: Located at a distance of about 20 kilometers from Central Bangalore and situated towards the south of Bangalore, Bannerghatta Biological Park is a Sanctuary with a wide variety of birds and animals. Expanding over the years, the zoo conducts Lion and Tiger Safaris every day. It has a beautiful Butterfly Park and an Aquarium too. In recent times, the park is gaining popularity for its efforts in eco-recreation, thereby increasing eco-tourism.

Temples of Bangalore: If one wants to a taste of the tradition and culture of Bangalore, few temples have a lasting story to tell. Some of the famous temples of Bangalore are Bull Temple, Iskcon Temple, Gavi Gangadareshwara Temple and Banashankari Temple.

Cubbon Park: Cubbon Park is a park for the general public and was started in the year 1870 by Sir John Meade. Spread across 100 Acres, the park has a children’s amusement area, an aquarium and huge expanse of natural beauty.

Nandi Hills: During the year 1762, the British took over Nandi Durga Fort after winning a battle against the then ruler Tipu Sultan. Located at an altitude of 4,851ft, (1,479 mts), it became a summer haven for the British during their rule after Francis Cunningham built a Summer Residence on the Hill.

Situated at about 60 kilometers north of Bangalore, Nandi Hills is a paradise with a cool weather throughout the year, and the scenic beauty is simply breathtaking. In memory of the ruler Tipu Sultan, Nandi Hills, still has a unique place called the “Tipu Drop."

Ranganatittu Bird Sanctuary: Situated in the thick of deciduous forests and dense bamboo trees, Ranganatittu Bird Sanctuary is situated amidst the river Cauvery. Heading south of Bangalore at a distance of 128 kilometers from Bangalore, this Bird Sanctuary is a breeding ground for a wide species of birds that migrate here from across the world.

As a tourist enjoying boating in the river, you could spot Kingfishers, Spoonbills, Cormorant, Heron, Painted Stork and a wide variety of birds if you visit the place during the best season between January and September.

Shopping Malls: With globalization, several multinational brands have opened shop in India. Bangalore has witnessed a slew of Shopping Malls since early 2000. For a memorable shopping experience, tourists could head to Malls such as Mantri Square, Orion Mall, Phoenix Value Mall, In-Orbit Mall, Ascendas Park Square Mall, Garuda Mall among many others.

Other attractive places such as the M.G.Road, Commercial Road, and Brigade Road are great spots where tourists often throng for shopping.

Lumbini Gardens: Often referred to as a Garden of Joy, Lumbini gardens offer Boat Rides, Kids Rides, Amusement Rides, and a whole lot of fun and frolic for a fulfilling family day out. A floating restaurant recently launched, is an amazing experience to cherish.


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