10 Places To Visit In And Around Bangalore With Family

OT Staff

Lalbagh Botanical Gardens

Along with your family, stroll through the 240-acre garden, established by Hyder Ali and later expanded by Tipu Sultan. Admire the diverse collection of plants, including rare species, and enjoy the serene atmosphere. Don’t miss the iconic glasshouse, which hosts flower shows.

Inside the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens | @priyankasacheti/x

Nandi Hills

Escape the city and drive up to Nandi Hills for a refreshing experience. Watch the sunrise from the hilltop, explore ancient temples, and take in the panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. It’s a perfect spot for a family picnic.

A foggy morning in Nandi Hills | Unsplash


Known as the “Sholay Hills,” Ramanagara offers a unique rocky terrain. Trek enthusiasts can explore the hills, while families can enjoy the scenic beauty and peaceful surroundings. The area gained fame as the filming location for the Bollywood movie “Sholay.”

An aerial view of Ramnagara | @photomithra/x

Bannerghatta National Park

An apt place for a family outing in Bangalore, this wildlife sanctuary located just outside the city, Bannerghatta, offers a safari experience where you can spot tigers, lions, elephants, and other animals. The park also has a butterfly park, a zoo, and a reptile park.

Tiger spotted inside Bannerghatta National Park | Unsplash

Bangalore Palace

Visit with your family and step back in time at this Tudor-style palace. Explore its opulent interiors, vintage furniture, and beautiful gardens. The architecture is reminiscent of medieval European castles, making it a fascinating visit for history buffs.

A close-up view of the Bangalore Palace | Unsplash


Dedicated to Lord Krishna, the ISKCON Temple is an architectural marvel. Attend the evening aarti (ritual) and soak in the spiritual ambience. The temple complex also includes a museum and a vegetarian restaurant.

A view of the ISKON Temple, Bangalore | @ankitatr_/x

Cubbon Park

Perfect for a family trip in Bangalore, Cubbon Park is an oasis of greenery and tranquillity. Take a leisurely walk amidst lush trees, flowering plants, and well-maintained lawns. The park also houses statues, fountains, and historical buildings, making it a perfect outdoor relaxing spot.

Inside Cubbon Park | Unsplash

MG Road

MG Road, also known as Mahatma Gandhi Road, is the bustling heart of Bangalore city. Stretching approximately 5 kilometres, it hosts shops, boutiques, restaurants, cafes, and commercial establishments, attracting both locals and tourists.

One fine day on MG Road, a sketch by Paul Fernandes | @appadappajappa/x

Vidhana Soudha

Marvel at the grandeur of this legislative building, constructed in the Neo-Dravidian style. The illuminated building at night is a sight to behold. While you can’t enter the premises, the exterior view is impressive. Teach your kids about its history and importance.

Bangalore's Vidhana Soudha | @WF_Watcher/x

Tipu Sultan Palace

Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, an Indo-Islamic architectural gem, served as the Mysorean ruler’s summer retreat. Built within Bangalore Fort, it boasts teakwood pillars, arches, and balconies. Families can explore its history, view Tipu’s throne, and enjoy the serene garden outside.

Inside Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace | @IamVibhor_/x

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