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Places to Visit in Bangalore, India

Bangalore is a major cosmopolitan city in India that attracts a huge crowd every year. A rich historic background, a scenic setting and a lively lifestyle makes it one of the best vacation spots in India. There are a large number of tourist places in Bangalore that very well define the diversity of this city. Each and every place speaks a lot about the past as well as the present of this fabulous city. So here is a brief introduction about all the important places to visit in Bangalore.

40 Most Famous Tourist Spots in Bangalore

Parks & Gardens – Places to visit in Bangalore

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1.. Lal Bagh

Lal Bagh is a very famous tourist place in Bangalore. It is a botanical garden in the Southern part of the city and has a historical importance. The garden has over 1,000 species of flora and is home to trees that are over 100 years old. Lawns, flowerbeds, lotus pools and fountains graciously adorn the garden premises. The Lal bagh Rock which is about 3,000 million years old is a great attraction of this place.


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2.. Cubbon Park

Located in the heart of the city, Cubbon Park was originally created in 1870. The park is home to an exotic range of flora with around 6000 plants and trees. You can spot some rare and beautiful artocarpus, cassia fistula, ficus, polyalthias, araucaria, bamboo, castanospermum australe, grevillea robusta, millettia, peltophorum,schinus molle, swietenia mahagoni, tabebuia in this park.


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3.. Jayaprakash Narayan Biodiversity Park

The Jayaprakash Narayan Biodiversity Park, popularly known as JP Park, was opened in 2006. The park has four lakes, a lawn spread over 25 acres, over 250 varieties of trees and shrubs, aquatic animals and a nursery. A nature centre, an exhibition plaza, and an amphitheatre are also located in the park premises.

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4.. Lumbini Gardens

Lumbini Gardens is a public park located on the banks of the Nagawara Lake. It contains an eco-friendly boating park and a 12,500 square foot artificial beach and children’s pool. A perfect holiday and picnic spot, Lumbini Garden is one of the most important places to visit in Bangalore. The wave pool attracts a number of people. The park also offers a number of amusement rides for kids as well as grownups.

Historical Tourist Places in Bangalore


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5.. Bangalore Fort

Bangalore Fort was built in 1537 by Kempe Gowda I, a vassal of the Vijaynagar Empire and the founder of Bangalore. The fort was captured by the British after the Mysore war. The fort’s Delhi gate and two bastions are the only things that are still there in the fort. A marble plaque that commemorates the spot where the British breached fort’s wall can also be seen at the fort. The old fort area also includes Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, and his armory.


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6.. Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace

Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace is one of the very important places to visit in Bangalore as it sets a fine example of Indo Islamic architecture. The structure was built of teak wood and is adorned with pillars, arches and balconies. Beautiful floral motifs decorate the walls of the palace. The rooms in the ground floor have been converted into a small museum and they describe the achievements of Tipu Sultan and his administration.

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7.. Mayo Hall

Mayo Hall is a stone and mortar structure and resides at the heart of the city. This two storey building gives you amazing views of Parade grounds and Ulsoor Lake on one side and the Bangalore Race Course and Brigade Grounds on the other. Italian chandeliers, ornate furniture, exquisite furnishings, architrave, pediment windows, key stoned arches, balustrade ledges, beautiful consoles, Greek cornices, Tuscan columns and wooden floors adorn this intricately designed hall.


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8.. Vidhana Soudha

The Vidhana Soudha is the seat of the state legislature of Karnataka. It has been built in Mysore Neo-Dravidian style and also presents elements of Indo-Saracenic and Dravidian styles. It is the largest Legislative building in India. Its eastern face has a porch with 12 granite columns, 40 feet feet tall. A flight of stairs with 45 steps, more than 200 feet wide leads to the foyer. The central dome has a diameter of 60 feet.


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9.. Attara Kacheri

Attara Kacheri is the High Court of Karnataka. It is a two-storied building made of stones and bricks. It features Ionic porticoes at the center and at the two ends of the elevation. The building is influenced by Graeco-Roman style of architecture and is painted red. The building was constructed in 1868.

Museums to Visit in Bangalore


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10.. Government Museum

Government Museum was established in the year 1865 by the Mysore State. The museum has two exhibition floors which are divided into 18 galleries. The galleries cover sections that span sculpture, natural history,geology, art, music and numismatics.It has a vast collection of archaeological and geological artifacts including old jewellery, sculpture,coins and inscriptions. It houses sculptures from the Hoysala, Gandhara and Nolamba periods. The earliest Kannada inscription- the Halmidi inscription is the most prized possession of the Government Museum.


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11.. Kempegowda Museum

Kempegowda Museum is a government museum and is dedicated to Yelahanka chieftain Kempegowda who was the founder of Bangalore city. The museum is currently located on the first floor of the heritage building of Mayo Hall. A magnified heritage map of 19th century Bangalore is spread across the wooden floor and laminated with a glass slab. A small statue depicting Kempegowda in Savanadurga is placed at the entrance of the museum. A background of 16th-century Bangalore and photographs of the city can also be found here.


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12.. Karnataka Folk Museum

Karnataka Folk Museum is spread over an area of 15 acres. The entire complex of Karnataka Folk Museum consists of three buildings. Lokmahal displays a unique collection of folk instruments, puppets, masks, utensils, weapons, etc; Lokamatha Mandira exhibits a wide assortment of utensils, baskets and earthen jars used to store grain and pickles; and the Chitrakuteera displays numerous photographs, which cover the various aspects of folk life. This is one of the very important tourist places in Bangalore.


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13.. HAL Aerospace Museum

HAL Aerospace Museum is India’s first aerospace museum. It was established in the year 2001 and shows the growth of the Indian aviation industry over six decades. Various aircraft, helicopters, aircraft engine models, flight simulators, a mock Air Traffic Control Tower describes the history of Indian aviation sector at this museum.


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14.. National Gallery of Modern Art

National Gallery of Modern Art was inaugurated in the year 2009. It displays modern Indian art and has in store paintings by Raja Ravi Verma, Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher-Gil, Rabindranath Tagore and a large number of Modern and Contemporary artists. The museum is classified into broad categories according to different time periods, art schools and by artists.


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15.. Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat

Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat is a cultural institution and was started by MS Nanjunda Rao as an art-school. The Parishath added galleries and a graphic studio. In 1998-99 a sculpture gallery was also added to the Parishath complex. Two more large galleries for international and folk art were inaugurated in 2003. Some of the courses taught here are painting, sculpture, applied art, graphic art and art history. The college offers a graduation degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Wildlife Places to Visit in Bangalore


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16.. Bannerghatta National Park

Bannerghatta National Park, near Bangalore, Karnataka, was founded in 1971. The park houses a zoo, a pet corner, an animal rescue centre, a butterfly enclosure, an aquarium, a snake house and a safari park. You will even find ancient temples in the park premises. The park is home to 101 species of birds along with a lot many varieties of flora and fauna. The biological park zoo has a small museum for showcasing special exhibits, a reptile park and a small theatre.


17.. Butterfly Park

The Butterfly Park is a part of the Bannerghatta National Park and was inaugurated in 2006. It is spread over 7.5 acres of land and has a butterfly conservatory, a museum, and an audiovisual room. The structure has built in a way to support 20 different species of butterflies. An artificial waterfall and appropriate flora to attract butterflies has been placed in the park.


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18.. Birds at Hebbal Lake

The Hebbal Lake is one of few existing natural lakes in Bangalore. It is home to approximately 70 species of birds. White eyes, tailor birds, kingfishers, pale billed flower peckers, spot-billed pelican, Eurasian spoonbill, purple moorhens, purple herons and grey herons, shoveller, pintail, garganey, little grebe, coot and spot-billed duck parakeets and a decent number of sun birds can be spotted around the lake area. It is a birdwatcher’s paradise.


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19.. Bangalore Aquarium

Bangalore Aquarium is the second largest aquarium in India. It is located at the entrance of Cubbon Park. The aquarium is housed in a diamond shaped building and is spread across three floors. The first floor has 14 tanks and the second floor has two rows of 69 tanks. Eels, angelfish, glowlight tetra, red-tail shark, catla, Indian tiger barb, mahseer, freshwater prawns, blue gourami, gold fish, and more species of fishes can be seen here.

Religious Places to Visit in Bangalore


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20.. ISKCON Temple

The ISCKON Temple in Bangalore is one of the largest ISKCON temples in the world. It was inaugurated in 1997 and is a huge cultural complex. The temple is situated on Hare Krishna Hill. There is a gold-plated dhwaja-stambha (17 m high and a gold plated kalash shikara 8.5 m high in the temple. The temple has six shrines namely Main shrine is of Radha-Krishna, Krishna Balrama, Nitai Gauranga, Srinivasa Govinda, Prahlada Narasimha and Srila Prabhupada.

Ranganathaswamy Bangalore

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21.. Ranganathaswamy Temple

Ranganathaswamy Temple is an ancient and famous Hindu Vaikhanasa temple. The temple is built in the Vijayanagara style of architecture and has beautifully carved granite pillars. The sanctum sanctorum houses idols of Sri Ranganatha Swamy, and his consorts Sri Bhudevi and Neela Devi.


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22.. Halasuru Someshwara Temple

Halasuru Someshwara Temple is located in the suburb of Halasuru and is the oldest temple in the city. The temple was built during the Chola Dynasty. The temple complex is adorned with sculptures and decorative features. An imposing pillar stands near the tall tower over the entrance gate. The tower displays well sculptured images of gods and goddesses from Hindu mythology. The open mantapa consists of forty eight pillars with carvings of deities in fresco.

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23.. Bull Temple

Dedicated to Nandi Bull, the vahana of Lord Shiva, the bull temple has been built in the Dravidian style of architecture. It is one of the oldest temples of the city and has a huge idol of Nandi Bull inside the temple, measuring 4.5 m in height and 6.5 m in length. The idol is carved out of single rock. The bull also has a small iron plate on its head.


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24.. Kadu Malleshwara Temple

Kadu Malleshwara Temple is dedicated to the Lord Shiva. It was built in the 17th century A.D. by Venkoji, the brother of the Maratha King Shivaji. The temple features Dravidian style of architecture. The Nandishwara Teertha Temple lies in front of this temple.


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25.. Kote Venkataramana Temple

This temple was placed near the old fort during the 17th century but now is a part of the palace of Tipu Sultan. The temple consists of a sanctum which is connected to a central hall. The hall ceiling is supported by pillars that have "clusters of colonettes" alternating with yalis in all four directions.


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26.. St. Mary’s Basilica

St. Mary’s Basilica is one of the oldest churches in Bangalore and the only church in the state that has been elevated to the status of a minor basilica. Built in the 17th century as a thatched hut, the church was later built in the Gothic style with arches, ornamental motifs and stained glass windows. Multiple columns and the tall spires of the basilica can be seen from quite a distance.


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27.. Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple

Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple is a beautiful example of Indian rock-cut architecture. The temple is famous for its mysterious stone discs in the open space and the planning that allows the Sun to shine on shrine in certain time of the year. The temple is also known for its four monolithic pillars, representing Damaru, Trishul and two fans on the patio. There are two two granite pillars in the temple premises. One of them supports the giant disk of the sun and moon, while the other two have a number of Nandi at the top.


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28.. Masjid-e-Khadria

Masjid-e-Khadriya is a very beautiful mosque in the heart of the city. It features Islamic architecture with geometric patterns and surrounded by gardens with fountains. Pointed arches and onion shaped domes with a grand arch can be spotted at the entrance of this mosque. On All 4 sides at the end of the masjid are high minars. The prayer hall has a capacity of 2125 people.

Shopping Places in Bangalore

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29.. Brigade Road

Brigade Road is one of the biggest and busiest shopping areas of Bangalore. It has many shopping centres and retail outlets of international brands, shops, restaurants and pubs. It is also the biggest commercial centers of the city. Brigade Road is also a connecting road between the M G Road and Residency Road.

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30.. Chickpet

Chickpet is a well-known shopping area in Bangalore . The roots of the market date back to the 16th century. Silk sarees, textiles, silver & gold jewelry, steel and brass vessels are the main things sold here. The market also houses several mathas and temples.


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31.. MG Road

MG Road Bangalore is lined on one side with retail stores, food outlets and restaurants. It has many office buildings, shops and theatres along with a large number of buildings and banks.


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32..Garuda Mall

Garuda Mall is a very important shopping mall in the city and is situated on Magrath Road. It is spread out over 126,000 square meters and includes 30,000 square meters of shopping and entertainment space on six floors and 180 stores. The mall has retail stores, activity centers, multiplex cinemas, a food court and multi cuisine restaurants.


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33.. The Forum

The Forum is a shopping mall located on Hosur Road in Koramangala. The city’s first fully fledged mall, it houses a multi-storey book store, 12 cinema halls and other entertainment facilities. The shopping mall has 72,000 m2 of shops over five levels.


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34.. Mantri Square

Mantri Square is a shopping mall situated in the Malleswaram locality of the city. it has departmental stores such as Lifestyle, Shoppers Stop, Pantaloon, Reliance Trends and Marks & Spencer; Spar hypermarket spread over 90,00 square feet; six screen INOX multiplex; amoeba bowling alley and gaming centre and a food court and dining area spread over 100,000 square feet with 39 food and beverage outlets.

Other Bangalore Tourist Places


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35.. Dodda Alada Mara

The Dodda Aladha Mara is a giant 400-year-old Banyan tree located in the village of Kettohalli. This single plant covers 3 acres and is one of the largest of its kind. Bugle Rock: Bulge Rock is a massive rock in the Basavanagudi. It is a sudden mount above the ground of peninsular gneiss. It is a major rock formation and with an estimate age of about 3,000 million years. The Geological Survey of India has listed this site as "Geological Monuments of India". A small park with waterfalls and fountains has been developed around this area.


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36.. Wonderla

Wonderla in Bangalore features a wide variety of attractions including water rides, a musical fountain and laser shows, a virtual reality show, dance floor with electronically controlled rain showers. The park uses solar-heated water for all its pools during winter. You will also find a five star restaurant and locker rooms with over 2,350 lockers and restrooms and showers in the park.


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37.. Thottikallu

Tottikallu is a place near Bangalore known for its Thottikallu waterfall or SwarnaMukhi waterfalls. This venue is a great place to for trekking and mountain hiking. A number of biking expeditions are conducted to this place.


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38.. Kaivara

Kaiwara is a small town near Bangalore. It is well known for amous for Saint Narayanappa. He was a bilingual poet and lived here during the last half of the 18th century. Amaranarayana Swamy Temple, Laxmana Theertha, Bheemalingeshwara Temple, Kanyakaparameshwari temple, Yoginarayana Mutt, Vaikunta, Hilltop and Kailasagiri are the major attractions of this place.

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39.. Ulsoor Lake

The Ulsoor Lake is spread over an area of approximately 1.5 square kilometers, and is dotted with islands. Boating is the major attraction of the lake. The largest Sikh shrine in Bangalore, the Sri Guru Singh Sabha, is situated on the banks of the Ulsoor Lake.


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40.. Hesaraghatta Lake

Hesaraghatta Lake is a fresh water lake in Bangalore and was created in 1894. It was made to meet the water requirements of the city. Bellandur Lake: Ballandur Lake is the largest lake in Bangalore. It is a receptor from three chains of lakes upstream, and has a catchment area of about 148 square kilometers. Lake’s water flows to the Varthur Lake, from where it flows down the plateau and eventually into the Pinakani river basin.

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