Bangalore Sight Seeing

BANGALORE’s GUIDE TO SIGHT SEEING 

 

Bangalore Vidhana Soudha,High CourtVidhana Soudha,High Court
The Neo-Dravidian-style Vidhana Soudha is the seat of the state legislature while the red Attara Kacheri houses the High Court. In 2005, an annex called the Vikas Soudha was inaugurated, designed as an exact replica of the Vidhana Soudha. Though these buildings cannot be visited, they can be viewed from the outside.
Distance / Place : Central Bangalore.
Category : Architectural Building; Landmark of Bangalore

 

Bangalore Lalbagh Botanical GardenLalbagh Botanical Garden
The sprawling 240-acre botanical garden houses some over 1,000 species of plants including some 100-year-old trees. The construction of Lal Bagh was started by Hyder Ali in 1760 and completed by his son Tippu Sultan. Currently the park hosts a deer park, aquarium, a lake and a small rocky hillock on which is sited one of the city’s four Kempe Gowda Towers and also a Glass House.
Distance / Place : 4.2 km / Lalbagh Road
Category : Parks

 

Bangalore Cubbon ParkCubbon Park
Cubbon Park dons many hats: a green lung in the heart of the city that also hosts a library, museums, a tennis academy, an aquarium, a toy train and many statues and pavilions. It’s probably one of the only parks to have a busy road cutting through it. In the wee hours of the morning or evenings, it’s a jogger’s paradise. Spring adds to the beauty of this park, with the lovely and colorful Tabebuia trees in full bloom.
Distance : Central Bangalore
Category : Parks

 

Bangalore Venkatappa Art Gallery and Government MuseumVenkatappa Art Gallery and Government Museum
The Government Museum, housed in a beautiful 1877 stricture with Cornithian columns, is one of the oldest in the country. The museum displays an interesting collection of sculptures, paintings, coins and artifacts, Old Stone Age implements and tools. Several antiques dating to the Mohanjadaro and Harappa Civilization are also on display. The paintings gallery has some rare original Mysore and Tanjore style paintings.
Distance : 1.8 km / Kasturba Road
Category : Art Museum

 

Jawahar Lal Nehru PlanetariumJawahar Lal Nehru Planetarium
Astronomical Fictions recreated.
Distance : 2.5 km / Vasanth Nagar
Category : Planetariums

 

Bangalore Art of Living International CenterArt of Living International Center
The Art of Living International Center, founded by H H Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, is located on the picturesque Kanakapura Road, Bangalore, India. Visalakshi Mantap, an architectural marvel, is the main meditation hall in the campus.
Distance : 26.8 km / Kanakapura Road
Category : Self Healing

 

Bangalore Turf Club Race CourseBangalore Turf Club Race Course
The only Gambling Den of Bangalore
Distance : 2.5 km / Seshadripuram
Category : Horse Tracks

 

Bangalore ISCKON Sri Radha Krishna Chandra TempleISCKON Sri Radha Krishna-Chandra Temple
Iskcon Bangalore, a pearl of Iskcon (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) a palace of Sri Sri RadhaKrishna in this world. It is a palace of highest worship to RadhaKrishna, Krishna Balaram, Nitai Gauranga, Srinivasa Govinda and Prahlada Narsimha. The temple is constantly filled with transcendental kirtans going on regularly in the day.
Distance : 7.6 km / West Of Chord Road
Category : Religious

 

 Bangalore Surayanarayana TempleSurayanarayana Temple
Shree Surya Narayan Swamy Temple is one among the few Sun God Temples in the world. The temple is beautifully built by skilled and crafty artisan in Chola style in rock granite. The temple attracts thousands of devotees every day , besides on fairs and festivals which is conducted on Magha masa sudha trithiya.
Distance : 7.7 km / Domlur
Category : Religious

 

 Bangalore Infant Jesus ShrineInfant Jesus Shrine
Also called – Shrine of Hope & Beautiful Church amidst a rose garden.
Distance : 5.6 km / Vivek Nagar
Category : Religious

 

 

Bangalore Wonder La Amusement ParkWonder La Amusement Park
These parks has been set up with International standards and has been attracted more than 13 million people. Both the parks have secured ISO 14001 (environment friendly) & OHSAS 18001 (Safety & Helathy) certification from BVQI, France. Wonderla parks use Reverse Osmosis treated water in the pool and the temperature of the water maintained @ 28 degree celcius. The rides at the park caters to people of all age and follows the system of pay once and enjoy unlimited rides.
Distance : 34.7 km / Mysore Road
Category : Amusement/ Theme Parks

 

Bangalore Basavanagudi/MalleshwaramBasavanagudi/Malleshwaram
Basavangudi/Malleshwaram are one of the few areas in Bangalore that have retained its old-world charm. A residential area with quaint homes, leafy roads, markets and temples, a walk here can take you back in time. Always buzzing with activity, Basavanagudi buzzes even more feverishly before festivals. There are numerous restaurants here, some institutions in themselves. This is a good place to feast on idlis (savory cake), dosas (savory pancakes) and the famous filter kaapi (coffee).
Distance : 6 km / 6 km
Category : Neighbourhoods

 

Bangalore Pyramid ValleyPyramid Valley
Its one of those places which is considered – Excellent for Meditation.
Distance : 43.6 km / Kanakapura Road
Category : Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites

 

 

Visveshvaraya Industrial and Technological MuseumVisveshvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum
This place is fun for children and adults. It houses a treasure trove of machines and artifacts related to science and technology. Its interactive exhibits make this a great place for children to develop a love for science and to demystify facts.
Distance : 1.3 km / Kasturba Road
Category : Museums

 

Indira Gandhi Musical FountainIndira Gandhi Musical Fountain
Best known as – Old Heritage place with fountains & lush green parks for a lovingly peaceful Musical Evening.
Distance : 3.1 km / Chowdaiah Road
Category : Fountains / water park

 

 

St. Mark's CathedralSt. Mark’s Cathedral
Built in 1926, the cathedral is stately building with a row of Roman arches and an imposing central dome. It is noted for the intricate woodwork in its interior. This is located in the heart of the city off MG Road and easily accessible from any part of the city.
Distance : 2.1 km / MG Road
Category : Religious

 

Mahatma Gandhi (MG) Road / Brigade Road / Commercial StreetMahatma Gandhi (MG) Road / Brigade Road / Commercial Street
Erstwhile South Parade is Bangalore’s shopping and entertainment hub, along with nearby Brigade Road, Church Street and Commercial Street. Old-timers reminisce fondly about the grand avenue this once was & is even today.
Distance : 2.7 km / MG Road
Category : Shopping Street

 

Bangalore Bannerghatta National ParkBannerghatta National Park
The only Gambling Den of Bangalore
Distance : Bannerghatta National Park hours are 9am to 5pm. Avoid the Sunday rush or go to the zoo early around 9.30am. Avoid hours after 3pm – you probably won’t have enough time to see everything you might like to see. Best visited when less crowded. Tiger Safari into the jungle is a must see.
Category : Nature/ Wildlife Areas

 

Bangalore PalaceBangalore Palace
The Bangalore Palace was the private residence of the royal Wodeyar family. Built to resemble Windsor Castle, this quirky palace is filled with an interesting and ecstatic collection of art and paraphernalia from a bygone era. The palace grounds are a popular venue for rock concerts and other music events.
Distance : 5.3 km / Jaymahal
Category : Castles

 

 Shiva Temple - DomlurShiva Temple – Domlur
The Shiva Temple has got a Shiva statue made of cement concrete which is 65 feet tall. The temple also has a huge lord Ganesh statue and Navagraha temple inside. This temple is open for 24 hours.
Distance : 9.3 km / Murgeshpalya
Category : Religious

 

BAngalore Bull TempleBull Temple
Located in Basavanagudi, this temple built by Kempegowda in the Dravidian style contains a huge granite monolith of Nandi. The temple grounds also host the annual groundnut fair in November/December. The nearby Dodda Ganesha Temple and Bugle Rock Garden also can be visited.
Distance : 6.5 km / NR Colony
Category : Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites

 

Bangalore Devanahalli FortDevanahalli Fort
The Devanahalli Fort, famed for being Tipu Sultan’s birth-place, is located beyond the Bangalore Airport, off NH7. It also houses temples.
Distance : 36.8 km / Devanahalli near BIAL
Category : Monuments/ Statues

 

 Banaglore Tippu Sultan Fort and PalaceTippu Sultan Fort and Palace
One of Bangalore’s busiest markets, the KR market, hides this surprise: an elegant palace built by Tipu Sultan, with teak pillars and frescoes. Though incomparable to the more famous Tipu Sultan’s palace at Mysore, this is one of the relatively unknown monuments of Bangalore. Visit this palace along with the ruins of the fort nearby. Also nearby are a temple and a mosque.
Distance : 3.7 km / KR Market
Category : Castles

 Big Bangalore Big Banyan TreeBig Banyan Tree
Quite a few trees in one place and it is grown from a single tree. There is picnic spot and many visit during holidays and spend the whole day.
Distance : 32.6 km / Tavarekere Hobli
Category : Geologic Formations
Bangalore Gavi Gangadhareshwara TempleGavi Gangadhareshwara Temple
Cave Temple – Lord Eshwara
Distance : 6.1 km / Gavipuram
Category : Religious & Mysterious Sites

 

Bangalore St. Mary's BasilicaSt. Mary’s Basilica
St. Mary’s Basilica in bustling Shivajinagar is built in the Gothic style with stained glass windows. It hosts the St. Mary’s Feast each year in September. Devotees throng the basilica during the feast, which culminates in a procession with a chariot.
Distance : 2.9 km / Shivaji Nagar
Category : Churches/ Cathedrals

 

Bangalore Grover VineyardsGrover Vineyards
This vineyard produces Bangalore’s first indigenous wine. If you like wines, a visit to the vineyard near Nandi Hills could be enjoyable, especially during the harvesting and crushing season in February/March.
Distance : 5.7 km / Jaymahal Extension
Category : Wineries

 

Bangalore Innovative Film CityInnovative Film City
Located 40km from the heart of Bangalore and spread over 50 acres of land, Innovative Film City is an entertainment paradise with world class facilities. It houses 27 different facilities ranging from, Amphitheatre, Retail High Street, Food Courts, Theme Restaurants, Entertainment District with India’s first Dinosaur Park, Haunted Mansion, Cartoon City with India’s biggest Roller Coaster, Aqua Kingdom & more..
Distance : 41 km / Mysore Road
Category : Amusement/ Theme Parks

 

Karnataka Chitrakala ParishatKarnataka Chitrakala Parishat
Chitrakala Parishat is a renowned school of art in Bangalore, with an enviable alumni list. Located in a tree-lined campus, has a museum, a store and a gallery worth visiting. The gallery has rotating exhibits while the museum has permanent displays of paintings and crafts. CKP comes alive during its much-awaited fests: the annual Handicraft Mela and the Chitra Santhe (art market), both of which provide outlets for artists and craftsmen.
Distance : 3.1 km / Kumara Park East
Category : Art Museums; Art Galleries

 

Bangalore Ulsoor LakeUlsoor Lake
The beautiful Ulsoor Lake, located in the city center, went through a phase of being thoroughly neglected before it was spruced up again. Boating is a possibility here. A visit to this lake can be combined with a visit to the nearby Gurudwara (Sikh house of worship).
Distance : 4.5 km / Ulsoor
Category : Lake View/Park

 

Bangalore Fun World / Water World / Star City=Fun World / Water World / Star City
A theme park with Fun all the way. pread over an area of lush green 22 acres, it has entertainment and fun rides for all ages.
Distance : 4.7 km / Jayamahal
Category : Amusement/ Theme Parks

 

 

Bangalore Lumbini GardensLumbini Gardens
A one of its kind Water-Front Leisure & Eco-friendly Boating Park. The Lumbini Garden, stretches over 1.5 kms along the Nagavara Lake. 25 feet Buddha Statue is a must see.
Distance : 12 km / Hebbal
Category : Parks; Amusement/ Theme Parks

 

Bangalore Flight 4 FantasyFlight 4 Fantasy
Wondered how a pilot flies a plane? Wanted to peep inside a cockpit? Dreamt of flying a plane?You can now take control and be the Pilot of an aircraft. The Boeing 737 cockpit is complete with realistic controls, stunning High definition surround visuals, in-flight announcements and more.Thrilling and exciting 4D Fighter jets with 3D visuals and a 3-axis movement allow you to undertake several missions.
Distance : 8.3 km / Koramangala
Category : Game/ Entertainment Centres