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  • Bangalore Palace

    Bangalore Palace

    A scenic palace which bears striking resemblance to England’s Windsor Castle, Bangalore Palace is a scenic tourist hotspot with a majestic castle-like structure set amidst lush green environs.

    The huge palace grounds are used for organizing various types of events and musical shows, most of which include rock ...

    Monument Landmark
  • Lal Bagh

    Lal Bagh

    Lal Bagh is the most famous tourist attraction in Bangalore and is spread out over 240 acres. The botanical garden was built in the 18th century during the reign of Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan.

    This enchanting garden has preserved some of the rarest species of ...

    Garden
  • Tipu Sultan’s Palace

    Tipu Sultan’s Palace

    The grand summer palace of Tipu Sultan has now been converted into a museum, and it is a must-see attraction in Bangalore. Magnificent figures, paintings and other artwork adorn this palace. A unique feature of the palace is that it had been constructed using pure teak wood, something that is ...

    Museum Monument
  • Vidhan Soudha

    Vidhan Soudha

    This is one of the most important structures in Bangalore. The 46-metre tall imposing building comprises 300 rooms, each of which reflects the impressive Dravidian style of architecture. Housing 22 departments of the Government of Karnataka, Vidhan Soudha also happens to be one of the one of the largest legislative ...

    Monument
  • Cubbon Park

    Cubbon Park

    This beautiful park showcases more than 6,000 species of trees and plants, along with famous statues and well-planned avenues spread out over an area of 300 acres.

    Cubbon Park is frequented by nature lovers as well as those who wish to explore the magnificent landscaping and architecture of ...

    Park
  • Flight4Fantasy

    Flight4Fantasy

    Ever fancied being a pilot? Ever thought of soaring high in the sky in your own air-plane? Well, Flight4Fantasy is a unique attraction in Bangalore where you can fly a plane without sitting in one!

    Flight4Fantasy is the first and only flight simulation centre in India, providing an ...

    For Kids Theme Park
  • Wonderla Amusement Park

    Wonderla Amusement Park

    A world of splashing waters, ecstatic children and thrilling rides – Wonderla is truly the wonderland of fun and joy. Treat yourself and your children to a day of pure thrill and excitement at the Wonderla Amusement Park. The rides at the park are divided in terms of kids’ rides, ...

    For Kids Adventure
  • Bannerghatta National Park

    Bannerghatta National Park

    Situated in the middle of the forests in the valley of the famous Champakadhama hills, the Bannerghatta National Park, a rich natural zoological reserve, works towards conservation of wildlife and promotes responsible wildlife tourism.

    Located just 22 kilometres south of Bangalore, it takes roughly one and a half ...

    Parks and Gardens
  • Bangalore Turf Club

    Bangalore Turf Club

    Bangalore Race Course is considered as one of the best and most challenging in the country. The race track with its demanding gradients and bends is known to test the skills of experienced horses as well as riders. It’s a pleasure to watch jockeys lead their steeds to victory on ...

    Sports
  • ISKCON Sri Radha Krishnachandra Temple

    ISKCON Sri Radha Krishnachandra Temple

    The Radha Krishnachandra Temple in Bangalore has idols of Radha and Krishna and is one of the largest ISKCON temples in the world. Inaugurated in 1997, the temple promotes Vedic culture and spiritual learning. The temple attracts people from across the world and offers a truly peaceful experience to its ...

    Religious
  • Shivasamudram Falls

    Shivasamudram Falls

    The island town of Shivasamudra in Karnataka is where the River Kaveri after winding its way through the Deccan Plateau drops off to form beautiful twin waterfalls. The falls are located about 39 kilometres from Bangalore.

    You can also visit a number of ancient temples including Shivanasamuram and Somanathpur ...

    Lake & Waterfall
  • St. Mark’s Cathedral

    St. Mark’s Cathedral

    Founded in 1808 and consecrated in 1816, St. Mark’s Cathedral is located on the popular M.G. Road in Bangalore. The cathedral is built in old colonial style architecture, with a beautiful dome over a semicircular chancel and Roman arches decorating the walls. It was built along the lines of the ...

    Religious
  • Lalbagh Botanical Garden

    Lalbagh Botanical Garden

    The Lalbagh Botanical Garden spread across 40 acres was built in 1760 by Hyder Ali, one of the most famous rulers of old Mysore and the father of Tipu Sultan. The garden was to begin with designed in Mughal style, but was later also developed under the influence of Tipu ...

    Parks and Gardens
  • Lumbini Gardens

    Lumbini Gardens

    This is a beautiful water-front park stretches across 1.5 kilometres along the Nagavara Lake and offers multiple attractions to its visitors. It’s a great place to spend time with the entire family and try different leisure activities including boat rides.

    In addition to natural beauty, diverse plant species, and ...

    Parks and Gardens
  • Innovative Film City

    Innovative Film City

    Innovative Film City is a famous entertainment landmark in Bangalore and has been entertaining visitors since 2008. About 40 kilometres from the heart of Bangalore and spread across 50 acres of land, IFC is an entertainment hub with 27 different facilities ranging from an amphitheatre, an entertainment district, food courts ...

    Theme Park
  • Bull Temple

    Bull Temple

    The Bull Temple or Dodda Basavana Gudi in Basavanagudi is devoted to Nandi Bull, the vahana or vehicle of Lord Shiva. Built in the 16th century in Dravidian style architecture, the temple is one of the oldest temples in Bangalore.

    The temple has one of the biggest idols ...

    Religious
  • Dodda Ganesha Temple

    Dodda Ganesha Temple

    The Dodda Ganesha Temple, a popular landmark of Bangalore, is located just next to the Bull Temple close to Bugle Rock Park.

    The Ganesha idol here is 18 feet tall and 16 feet wide. The idol is decorated in different ways during the week and one of the ...

    Religious
  • Sri Vani Science Park

    Sri Vani Science Park

    The Sri Vani Science Park is a treasure trove of rare exotic plants and trees from different parts of the world and was built with the objective of making learning a fun and interesting exercise for children.

    The park spreads across four-and-a-half acres on Magadi Road in Bangalore ...

    For Kids Parks and Gardens
  • Kempfort Shiva Temple

    Kempfort Shiva Temple

    Inaugurated on February 26 1995, the Kempfort Shiva Temple has a 65-feet-tall Lord Shiva idol with a backdrop of the Himalayas and a surrounding pond, symbolic of the Mansarovar. The temple doesn’t have a roof, so the morning and evening sky lend it a charming and peaceful beauty.

    Religious
  • Kote Venkataramana Temple

    Kote Venkataramana Temple

    Built in the late 17th century, Kote Venkataramana Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to god Venkateshwara. The temple was built in Dravidian and Vijayanagara style by King Chikka Devaraja Wodeyar, the ruler of Mysore at that time. The temple was constructed next to the old fort, which was the ...

    Religious
  • Devanahalli Fort

    Devanahalli Fort

    Originally built in 1501 the Devanahalli Fort has been under several rulers and has significant historical and archeological relevance. Starting out with Mallabaire Gowda, the then Dalwai of Mysore, who built the fort, it was attacked by Nanjarajaiah in 1749, before it passed into the hands of Hyder Ali and ...

    Monument
  • Sree Siddaganga Mutt

    Sree Siddaganga Mutt

    Established in 15th Century A.D. Sree Siddaganga Mutt follows an ancient model of the Gurukul that tries to provide service to the needy. Situated in the middle of a lovely and peaceful landscape, the mutt is an inspiring institute that offers education to over 8,000 poor children, between the age ...

    Religious
  • Fun World

    Fun World

    Located in the heart of Bangalore, Fun World is a theme park spread over a sprawling lush green area of 22 acres. A day at Fun World makes for a fun activity for all age groups as they offer entertainment and rides for adults as well as kids.

    Theme Park For Kids
  • Jawahar Lal Nehru Planetarium

    Jawahar Lal Nehru Planetarium

    The Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is a fascinating facility for non-formal science education. It is administered by the Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE), which has also established a Science Centre in the Planetarium.

    The Planetarium has a 15-metre diameter dome and a seating capacity of 210. It has ...

    Museum
  • Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple

    Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple

    The ancient Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is a great example of the Indian rock-cut architecture. Believed to have been built around the 9th century, the temple was cut out of a monolithic rock.

    The deity in the main shrine is a Shivalinga. Apart from this, ...

    Religious
  • Oralakallu Teertha

    Oralakallu Teertha

    Oralakallu Teertha is a historical pilgrimage spot near Bangalore, which is visited by hundreds of people every year. It is believed that Lord Rama, his wife Sita and his brother Lakshman stayed at this spot during their exile.

    Legend goes that Lord Rama wanted a few drops of ...

    Religious
  • Venkatappa Art Gallery and Government Museum

    Venkatappa Art Gallery and Government Museum

    A must-visit for all art and history lovers, the government museum in Bangalore established in 1865, is one of the oldest in the country. Many of the relics found in the museum are as much as 5,000 years old.

    The museum comprises two exhibition floors, which are further split ...

    Museum
  • Manchinbele Dam

    Manchinbele Dam

    Manchinbele is a small reservoir located about 40 kilometres from Bangalore. The dam was built for irrigation purposes and is also a source of water for the Magadi Town.

    Constructed across the Arkavathi River, the area is covered for cultivation under the Thore Saalu Project. A popular tourist ...

    Lakes and Waterfalls
  • Snow City

    Snow City

    Snow City is one of the biggest and most popular snow parks in India. A favourite with kids and adults alike, it offers a memorable winter experience even as the temperatures soar in the rest of the city.

    The huge indoor park covers an area of 12,500 ...

    Theme Park
  • Ghati Subramanya Temple

    Ghati Subramanya Temple

    Ghati Subramanya is an ancient Hindu temple, built in Dravidian tradition, similar to many other temples around Bangalore and Mysore. It is located on the outskirts of Bangalore, about 60 kilometres from the city near Tubagere.

    It is a popular pilgrimage centre with the presiding deities of ...

    Religious
  • Sangama at Mekedatu

    Sangama at Mekedatu

    Mekedatu meaning ‘goat's leap’ in Kannada, is a place along River Kaveri in Kanakapura Taluk about 100 kilometres from Bangalore. The place where River Arkavati meets Kaveri is called Sangama or the confluence. About 3.5 kilometers downstream, the river, which is more than 150 meters wide at the confluence, flows ...

    Lakes & Waterfalls
  • Chikmagalur

    Chikmagalur

    A beautiful mountainous destination, Chikmagalur is the first district to have cultivated coffee in India. Situated in south-west Karnataka, Chikmagalur has Mullayanagiri, the highest peak in the state. It also has rivers like Tunga and Bhadra that have their sources in the mountains here.

    A delight for everyone, ...

    Places to See Around
  • Shree Surya Narayan Swamy Temple

    Shree Surya Narayan Swamy Temple

    One of the rare Sun God temples in the world, Shree Surya Narayan Swamy Temple was constructed in the year 1995. The temple is a beautiful example of Chola style architecture in rock granite.

    The idol for the temple was brought from Badrinath and is about 3.3 feet in ...

    Religious
  • Grover Vineyards

    Grover Vineyards

    40 kilometers towards north of Bangalore, on the foothills of the Nandi Hills, lies a rich wine producing area, which was once known as Tipu Sultan’s and later, the British summer retreat.

    Spread over 410 acres, covered with lush grapes, this is a picturesque region dotted with sloping ...

    Places to See Around
  • Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum

    Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum

    The Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum (VITM) is more like a Science Centre because it has interactive exhibits unlike the usual stationary models of a museum.

    Each floor of this museum is dedicated to a scientific discipline. The first floor has the ‘Fun Science Gallery’ that displays exhibits ...

    Museum
  • Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri

    Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri

    The Vidhana Soudha, a grand edifice built in Dravidian Style in 1956, is the largest legislature-cum-office building in India. Made almost entirely with the ‘Bangalore Granite’ excavated from the environs of Mallasandra and Hessaraghatta, the building’s height from the floor level to the top of the central dome is 150 ...

    Landmark
  • St. Mary's Basilica

    St. Mary's Basilica

    St. Mary's Basilica is one of the oldest churches in Bangalore and is supposed to be the only church in Karnataka that has been elevated to the status of a minor basilica. It is located in the Archdiocese of Bangalore.

    It is especially popular for the festivities held ...

    Religious
  • Savandurga

    Savandurga

    Made up of two hills, Karigudda (Black Hill) and Biligudda (White Hill), Savandurga is supposed to be the highest monolith in Asia. About 33 kilometres from Bangalore, off the Magadi Road, this hill rises 1,226 meters above sea level. The area is surrounded by a thick forest of scrubs and ...

    Places to See Around
  • National Gallery of Modern Art

    National Gallery of Modern Art

    The National Gallery of Modern Art in Bangalore is located in the grand Manikyavelu Mansion on Palace Road, which was once the property of the Mysore royal family.

    The heritage building is now a modern museum with a refurbished auditorium, an open air theatre, a library, offices and ...

    Museum