Bangalore officially known as Bengaluru, is the capital of India's southern Karnataka state. The center of India's high-tech industry, the city is also known for its green spaces and nightlife. Bangalore is known as the "Silicon Valley of India" or "IT capital of India" because of its role as the nation's leading information technology (IT) exporter. Bangalore has a tropical savanna climate with distinct wet and dry seasons. Due to its high elevation, Bangalore usually enjoys a more moderate climate throughout the year, although occasional heat waves can make summer somewhat uncomfortable. The coolest month is December and the hottest month is April.
Below are few tourist places those were visited frequently by our tourists
Vidhana Soudha houses the State Legislature and the Secretariat of Karnataka and is one of the most popular attractions in the lively and colourful city of Bengaluru. Popularly known as the 'Taj Mahal of South India', it is counted as one of the most magnificent buildings in the city and is sure to impress the onlooker with its sophisticated poise and glorified grandiose. The entire monument is illuminated on Sundays and public holidays and is a sight for sore eyes. The Vidhana Soudha stands 150 feet tall and boasts of an elegant and truly exquisite Neo-Dravidian style of architecture
Timings : 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM (Closed on weekends and public holidays)
One of the largest lakes in Bangalore, the Ulsoor Lake is a magnanimous lake that is sprawled over an area of 50 hectares. Owing to its natural beauty and calming environment, the Ulsoor Lake is frequented by picnickers and nature lovers alike. Ulsoor Lake is also an important venue for the celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi, some time during August and September every year. One of the most popular activities in Ulsoor Lake is boating, which is a fantastic way to understand the landscape and revel in the charm of this destination. A weekend picnic complete with homemade snacks and a game of badminton is a must when you visit Ulsoor Lake!
Timings : 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM; Wednesday closed
The palace is located in the Bangalore Fort which is situated in old Bangalore in the south-west Indian state of Karnataka. An exquisite example of Indo-Islamic architecture, the opulent palace was once used as a summer retreat by the king and was often referred to as the 'Abode of Happiness' and 'Rash e Jannat' meaning 'Envy of Heaven'. Among the several unique aspects of the two-storeyed palace are its huge wooden pillars, glorifying brackets and its all- around idyllic and placid setting. Once tourists enter the fort, they are bound to feel like they have entered a different place and a different era altogether.
Timings : Monday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Sunday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
This temple is considered as one of the most beautiful shiva temples around the country. The beautiful statues of Lord Shiva and Lord Ganapathi are a major attraction for all the devotees visiting the temple. Marked by a 65ft tall figurine of Lord Shiva carved in white marble, and placed in an artificial pool of water symbolising Lord Shiva's natural habitat, this place is a beautiful pilgrimage centre for all the devotees of Lord Shiva. Lord Ganapathi is also worshipped in the premise of the temple and regular aarti and chanting of mantras are done by the priests.
Timings : Anytime
Located on the Kasthurba Road in Bangalore, Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum was built in the honour of Bharat Ratna recipient Sir M Visvesvaraya. Designed on the theme of a “Science Museum”, the museum houses four floors dedicated to a scientific discipline each, with the topmost floor converted into a food court. The museum has a virtual gaming zone, a tiny planetarium and a 3D visual display centre for recreation.
Timings : 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
A haven for all nature lovers, Lal Bagh covers an area 240 acres in the heart of the city and has nearly 1,854 species of plants. The garden features rare plants of French, Persian and Afghani origin and has attained the status of a Government Botanical Garden. The Lal Bagh Rock which is over 3000 million years old is found here and is a major tourist attraction.
Timings : 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
ISKCON Temple is a revered shrine dedicated to Lord Krishna. ISKCON temple is a cultural complex accommodating dedicated deities of Sri Sri Radha Krishnachandra, Sri Sri Krishna Balarama, Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga, Sri Srinivasa Govinda and Sri Prahlada Narasimha. ISKCON Temple is known for its activities of engagement involving ardent devotees of Lord Krishna. The temple enrols members for life and arranges programs in their community centres for Krishna consciousness and awareness of the Lord
Timings : Darshan Timings: 4:15AM - 5:00 AM, 7:15AM - 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
HAL Aerospace Museum is one of the major public attractions of Bangalore. One of Asia's largest and most important aeronautical companies, had to offer - be it historical, scientific or academic. The museum makes sure that the visitors get the best possible insight into the aeronautical history of HAL and of India - its experiments, achievements and possibilities. No other place matches this in terms of being equally demonstrative in theory and practice, both
Timings : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Spread over an area of 300 acres, Cubbon Park in the city of Bangalore is a major sightseeing attraction rich in green foliage. It is a green belt region of the city and is an ideal place for nature lovers and those seeking a calm atmosphere. some of the major structures of the city such as the Attara Kacheri, Cubbon Park Museum and Sheshadri Iyer Memorial Park are also situated here. Another famous attraction in the Cubbon Park is The Bangalore Aquarium, which is the second largest aquarium in India
Timings : 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Closed on Mondays and second Tuesdays of Every month. Strictly for morning walkers: 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
The Bull Temple, also known as Nandi Temple, is one of the oldest temples in the city of Bengaluru. The temple is popularly called as 'Dodda Basavana Gudi' by the locals and is the biggest temple dedicated to Nandi in the world. On the premises of the Bull Temple, there is also a beautiful temple of Ganesh, the beloved son of Lord Shiva. An interesting fact about this temple is that the statue of Lord Ganesh is made entirely of butter! It takes about 110 kilos of butter to make this artistic statue, and a new statue is made every four years
Timings : 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Nature lovers and photographers are surely in for a treat in the Bannerghatta National Park. The assorted collection of wildlife here includes elephants, leopards, jackal, fox, wild boar, sloth bear, India gazelle, spotted deer, porcupine, Asiatic Lion, Royal Bengal Tiger, monitor lizard and cobras. Blessed with the bounty of nature, the Bannerghatta National Park is a unique learning experience for both adults and children alike. In addition to being a natural retreat, the park is also an unlikely destination for a wide variety of adventure sports such as trekking and hiking
Timings :Butterfly park and boating: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Grand Safari: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Closed on Tuesdays
An epitome of great architecture and beauty, The Majestic Bangalore Palace preserves in it the spice of old regal opulence. Currently the central attraction in Bangalore, the palace was built in the year 1878. Apart from being a major tourist destination, the palace is a host to different cultural events, rock shows, and marriages. A visit to the palace gives you a chance to witness the elegant and lavish splendour of one of the most powerful dynasties of South India.
Timings : 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
A scenic palace which bears striking resemblance to England’s Windsor Castle. Don’t miss the immaculately designed interiors of the palace filled with magnificent paintings and stained glass windows
This beautiful park showcases more than 6,000 species of trees and plants, along with famous statues and well-planned avenues
It’s one of the few natural parks in the world that preserves wildlife in such close proximity to a city. It comprises a zoo, safari, butterfly park and rescue center that carries out conservation and rehabilitation of orphaned animals.
Bangalore Race Course is considered as one of the best and most challenging in the country
The Radha Krishnachandra Temple in Bangalore has idols of Radha and Krishna and is one of the largest ISKCON temples in the world
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.
The lush garden is renowned internationally for horticulture studies and for its well-maintained treasure trove of plant species. The centre stage of Lalbagh is the charming Glass House that was made for acclimatizing the exotic species. It also holds the famous biannual flower shows in January and August
The seat of the state legislature of Karnataka. It is an imposing granite building, built in 1956 in the 'Neo-Dravidian' style
Overlooks Vidhana Sabha. It is a red brick and stone building in the Greco-Roman style of architecture. It houses the High Court for the state of Karnataka
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
It is an eco friendly public park on the banks of the Nagawara Lake near Hennur. It has a swimming pool,rides and water boating facility.
It has a huge granite monolith of Nandi. This landmark is situated at bull temple road, Basavangudi.