Top 10 Places To Visit In Bangalore

OT Staff


Bangalore, India's Silicon Valley, is a vibrant city with lush parks, a dynamic tech industry, and a rich cultural heritage. It's famous for its pleasant climate, bustling cafes, and streets and is a fascinating destination for both business and leisure.

St. Mary's Basilica, Bangalore | Shutterstock

Lalbagh Botanical Garden

Lalbagh is a 240-acre green space with diverse flora and fauna. It has a glasshouse inspired by London's Crystal Palace, hosting an annual flower show. The garden also features 3-billion-year-old rock formations, making it a geological landmark.

A statue at the Lalbagh Botanical Garden | Shutterstock

Bangalore Palace

This magnificent palace, built in 1887 by King Chamaraja Wadiyar, is reminiscent of England's Windsor Castle. It features turreted parapets and fortified towers and is adorned with elegant woodcarvings and historical paintings. The palace grounds are popular for concerts and events that blend royal heritage with contemporary culture.

The Tudor-style front facade of Bangalore Palace | Shutterstock

Cubbon Park

Cubbon Park is Bangalore's largest green space, sprawling over 300 acres. It features stunningly landscaped terrains, bamboo groves, and indigenous trees. The park is a peaceful escape from the city's bustle and also houses the State Central Library.

The statue of Queen Victoria at Cubbon Park | Shutterstock

Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum

The Sir M. Visvesvaraya Museum is a must-visit for science enthusiasts. It has interactive exhibits on engines, space, biotechnology, and electronics that engage visitors of all ages. The tornado simulator and the Wright brothers' flyer replica are particularly fascinating exhibits.

Inside the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum | Shutterstock

Bannerghatta National Park

This national park, just outside the city, features a zoo, aquarium, butterfly conservatory, snake house and safari park. You can get up close to lions, tigers and elephants in a semi-wild environment.

Elephants at the Bannerghatta National Park | Shutterstock


The ISKCON temple in Bangalore is a serene spiritual haven known for its beautiful architecture, featuring intricately carved stone pavilions and Vedic museums dedicated to Lord Krishna.

Inside the ISKCON Temple | Shutterstock

Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace

An example of Indo-Islamic architecture is Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, which was the summer residence of the Mysorean ruler, Tipu Sultan. Built entirely of teakwood, the palace is adorned with pillars, arches, and balconies that showcase fine craftsmanship.

A jharokha in the Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace | Shutterstock

Commercial Street

Commercial Street is a lively shopping district blending traditional and modern retail stores. It boasts many goods, from fashionable clothing and accessories to street food and spices. Visiting this place is an excellent way to experience Bangalore's cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Articles on sale at Bangalore's Commerical Street

National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA)

Housed in a colonial mansion surrounded by a garden, NGMA displays a remarkable collection of contemporary and modern art, showcasing the works of celebrated Indian artists over several decades and providing insights into the evolution of Indian art.

The premises of NGMA, Bangalore | Wikimedia Commons

Ulsoor Lake

Ulsoor Lake, one of the largest lakes in Bangalore, is a great spot for a leisurely stroll or a boat ride. The serene waters of the lake are speckled with islands, and the surrounding park areas are perfect for picnics and relaxation.

A boat parked along the Ulsoor Lake | Shutterstock

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