Bangalore, previously known as the ‘Garden City’, is today a huge cosmopolitan city where the green space is diminishing at an alarming rate. More and more people are coming to Bangalore every year and we have listed out the top 5 things that you should do during your stay in Bangalore.
- Tour of Lalbagh Botanical Garden
- Hiking at Nandi Hills
- Visit the Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan
- Take a stroll at Cubborn Park
- Watch wildlife
Bangalore has always been a travel friendly destination and it has really prospered in the last few years. If you are visiting the city for the first time, there are certain things to do in Bangalore which you should never miss. We have listed the following activities which should be on the top of your itinerary.
1. Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Lalbagh Botanical Garden is regarded as one of the chief attractions of the city. It houses more than 1,000 flowering plants and has a big Glass House which is very popular among the tourists. Truly no tourist should miss this site. The best time to come to Lalbagh would be during the evening on weekdays as the place gets very crowded on weekends.
2. Nandi Hills for hiking
Hiking at Nandi Hills is a unique experience that will be very hard to forget. You can explore a lot of things at Nandi Hills like the beautiful vineyards and the various caves. Treks are organized to Nandi Hills and this route is very popular among adventure enthusiasts. You will get to meet many fellow hikers and climbers and share stories with them. At Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta you will come across a superb piece of architecture – a beautiful temple under a rock.
3. Visit the summer palace of Tipu Sultan
If you ever go through a list of ‘things to do in Bangalore’ you will surely find Tipu Sultan’s summer palace right on top of the list. The palace, built in 1971, is a teak wood structure that has beautiful carved arches and pillars; an ideal place to spend the summer vacation. There are rooms which are easily available if you want to spend a couple of days. Though it may not be as luxurious as staying at one of the hotels in Bangalore, the palace has its own charm and you will gain a unique experience.
4. Take a stroll at Cubborn Park
Cubborn Park is located in the main administrative area of the city and it has many interesting sites. You will come across a museum, a wide variety of flora and fauna and a library within the park. This makes the park ideal for a casual stroll in the afternoons or early evenings. The park also has some interesting statues of prominent leaders and well known personalities of the city.
5. Wildlife watch
The Bannerghatta National Park is very popular among tourists and many people visit Bangalore just to visit this sanctuary. Here you will come across many wild animals like leopards, wild boar and bison. It is a home for rescued animals and the sanctuary also houses a butterfly park and a crocodile farm. Though not many travel guides will include this national park in their list of things to do in Bangalore due to unknown reasons, we believe this park is worth a visit as it is one of the best in the country.
Bangalore is a relatively young city which boasts of a very rich history. It is now known as the ‘silicon valley of India’ due to the mushrooming of many multi-national IT companies and general influx of people from all over the country, and travellers will delight in the breadth of things to do in Bangalore.