Places You Must Visit In Bangalore

Bangalore is widely popular for its greenery and thus referred to as the ”Garden City”. The city represents a rich lifestyle as well as cultural from the past. It has a collection of historical places including forts, palaces, temples, and gardens. The friendly and pleasant environment will make you fall in love with this beautiful city. If you are visiting Bangalore for the first time, then we have mentioned below some of the top must visit places that you must include in list while planning to explore Bangalore 

Top 5 Place you Visit in Bangalore 

1. Bangalore Palace

Situated in Malleshwaram, The Royal Bangalore Palace is among the top places to visit in Bangalore. The property was owned by Rev Garret, the Principal of Bangalore Central High School. The British Guardians of  Maharaj Chamarajendra Wadiyar bought the property in 1873 and the initial construction of the palace started in 1874 and completed in 1878. The palace spans up to 45,000 square feet and covers an overall area of 454 acres. The architecture of the Bangalore Palace is a combination of Tudor and Scottish Gothic architecture styles. King Chamarajendra Wadiyar took inspiration from the famous Windsor Castle of London for building the Bangalore Palace. 

Distance from city Center: 3 km

Visiting Time: Between 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Entry Fee: 

  • Indian - Rs 230
  • Foreigners - Rs 460

Electronics such as Camera and Phones have additional charges

  • Still Camera: Rs 685
  • Mobile Camera: Rs 285
  • Video Camera: Rs 1485

How to Reach: The Palace is situated in the Vasanth Nagar region nearby Mount Carmel Institute of Management. You can reach here by BMTC Buses from the central Bus terminal. You can also take private cabs or auto-rickshaws to reach Bangalore Palace.

2. Lalbagh Botanical Garden 

The Lalbagh Botanical Garden spans up to 240 acres and it has a total of 1,854 plant species. Lalbagh was initially built by Haider Ali in the year 1760 and later finished by his son Tipu Sultan. The Garden has some rare plant species from France, Persia(Iran), Afghanistan.

The Garden also has a collection of antiques such as 3000 million years old Rock, 20 million years old tree fossils, and 2 250-year-old mango trees. The mango trees were planted during the region of Haider Ali and are the oldest trees in Lalbagh. The Botanical garden also contains the famous glass house which is home to a lake and aquarium and also hosts an annual flower exhibition.  

Distance from city Center: 6 km

Visiting Time:  6:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Entry Fee: 

  • Adults(12 years or above) - Rs 25(after 8:00 AM)
  • Camera- Rs 60 

How to Reach: The Garden is situated in the southern city nearby Mount Carmel Institute of Management. You can reach here through local buses, auto-rickshaws, or private cabs.

3. Cubbon Park

Cubbon Park spans up to 300 acres, it is an ideal place to visit especially for nature lovers as well as those looking for a calm and peaceful atmosphere. Over 6,000 trees are present in Cubbon Park. Some major places for attraction in Cubbon Park include Cubbon Park Museum, Attara Kacheri and Sheshadri Iyer Memorial. 

The second-largest aquarium in India, the Bangalore Aquarium is another piece of attraction in Cubbon Park. Initially established by Mr. John Meade in 1870 and later conceived by Major General Richard Sankey. Later it was laid down by Lord Cubbon and renamed Cubbon Park in his honor. 

Distance from city Center: 1 km

Visiting Time: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Entry Fee: Not required 

How to Reach: Situated nearby State Central Library and easily accessible from Kasturba Road, Hudson Circle, M.G Road and Ambedkar Veedhi. The Park is 100 meters away from the Cubbon Park Metro Station. You can also reach here by hiring a private cab or the KSRTC bus. 

4. Bannerghatta National Park

Situated about 22 km away from the city of Bangalore, the Bannerghatta National Park is one of the major tourist places to visit across Bangalore. The national park spans up to a massive 107.27 sqm km. It was established in 1971 and also includes India's first butterfly park.

Some other major pieces of attractions include the Reserve Forest of Anekal Range, Crocodile Farm, Prehistoric Animal's Park, Snake Park and also Children's Park. You can also take advantage of a jungle safari and get closer to the wildlife. The zones are well defined at Bannerghatta National Park which means you can easily locate animals while on a jungle safari. The vehicles are usually caged buses or safari.

Distance from City Center: 22 Km

Visiting Time(Closed on Tuesday)

  • Butterfly Park & Boating- 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Grand Safari-10:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Entry Fee: 

  • Adults - Rs 80
  • Kids - Rs 40
  • Senior Citizens - Rs 50

How to Reach: Reach here by taking any of the city buses with numbers 365, 366 or G-4. The nearest landmark to this park is Jayadeva Hospital which is closest to Ring road.

5. Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan 

Situated in Bangalore Fort, The Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan is a magnificent symbol of Islamic-Indo architecture. It was used by the Tipu sultan during the summer and was often referred to by him as” Rash e Jannat ” which means “Envy of Heaven”. You can take a glimpse of Tipu Sultan’s royal lifestyle once you enter the palace. Regarded as one of the notable ancient creations, the palace possesses artistic canvas, standout balconies and antique patterns. The famous toy tiger named “Tipu’s Tiger is also present in this museum. 

The Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan was established in the year 1791. After his death, the palace was used by Britishers as their administrative office till 1868. After some time, a lower small part of the palace was converted into a museum that consist of various antiques from the life of Tipu Sultan

Distance from City Center: 3 km 

Visiting Time: 

  • Monday to Saturday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Entry Fee:

  • Indian - Rs 15
  • Foreigners -  Rs 200

How to Reach: You can easily reach by taking the Metro from either through the purple line or green line. Majestic Metro is the nearest from which is around 3 Km from the Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace. You can take a rickshaw to complete the remaining route or take State Bus.