Bangalore now called Bengaluru is the IT capital of India and sometimes referred to as the Silicon Valley of India. The city is located on the Deccan Plateau and houses the software technological parks, Kannada film industry,Hindustan Aeronautics, Chinnaswamy Stadium and list of tourist attractions such as Kempegowda Museum,Bangalore Planetarium,Bangalore Aquarium,Butterfly Park, and Biodiversity Park. Here is the list of top 51 most popular tourist attractions and best places to visit around Bengaluru.
Bangalore Fort was built by Kempe Gowda and a historical protected monument of Bangalore. The fort house Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace,Venkataramana Swamy temple,Fort Cemetery and Fort Church.
Bangalore Palace is situated in the heart of the city and one of the must visited tourist attractions in Bengaluru. The entire place was built in Tudor style architecture and known for elegant wood carvings.
Lalbagh Botanical Garden host India’s largest collection of tropical flowering plants and one of the top 10 main tourist attractions in Bengaluru. The park has a famous glass house and also home to few species of birds including Brahminy Kite.
Cubbon Park is located within the heart of city and covered an area of 100 acres. The park has rich flora and fauna as well as many monuments within the periphery including Venkatappa Art Gallery, Aquarium, Memorial Hall and Children’s Library.
Bugle Rock is a massive rock formation and one of the must visit place in Bengaluru. The rock has been listed as one of the 26 Geological Monuments of India.
Ulsoor Lake is located in central Bangalore and one of the biggest lakes in the city. The Lake and surrounded area is home to several old temples, famous Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha,Kempe Gowda Tower and also has several islands.
Hesaraghatta Lake is a fresh water manmade lake and reservoir, situated 26km from the Bengaluru City. The reservoir offers water supply to the city and one of the best place for bird watching near Bengaluru. Avifauna includes Shrike,Common Kestrel, pond heron and Cattle egrets.
Kaikondrahalli Lake is located on Sarjapur Road and one of the most popular attraction in Bengaluru. The lake spread over a large area in the city and one of the best place for bird watching in Bangalore.
Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace is another historical tourist place in Bangalore, ground floor of the palace have been converted to a museum that house Vintage Gallery and Inscriptions.
Mayo Hall building is a two story structure located in the center of Bangalore and offers panoramic view of Bangalore Race Course, Parade Grounds and Ulsoor Lake.
Vidhana Soudha of Bangalore is the most famous landmark, constructed in Dravidian style and Indo-Saracenic. The building is the seat of the Karnataka state legislature.
Karnataka High Court is a red brick building located in front of Vidhana Soudha. The High Court building is also called as Attara Kacheri, currently functional in Bangalore for Dharwad and Gulbarga.
The Government Museum of Bangalore is located on the Kasturba Gandhi Road and one of the oldest museums in India. The archaeological museum is home to the Halmidi inscription,rare collection of archaeological and geological artifacts.
Bangalore has India’s first butterfly enclosure in Bannerghatta National Park. The Butterfly Park houses a museum and the environment support over twenty species of butterfly.
Bangalore Aquarium is the second largest aquarium in India, located near Cubbon Park. The aquarium has many species of fish on display such as gold fish, tiger barb, eels and angelfish.
Lumbini Gardens public park is dedicated to Lord Buddha and contains children’s pool,artificial beach and Nagawara Lake. The park is a popular boating and leisure destination in Bangalore.
Aerospace Museum located in Bangalore in Hindustan Aeronautics Limited premises. The Museum is India’s first aerospace museum and displays various aircraft and helicopters.
Dodda Alada Mara Big Banyan Tree is located in the Kethohalli village in the Bangalore Urban district. The giant 400 year old Banyan tree is also home of a large number of monkeys.
National Gallery of Modern Art of Bangalore house the modern art and houses paintings of India as well as large number of Modern and Contemporary artists.
Wonderla Amusement Park house wide variety of attractions including full-fledged dance floor. The water and theme park also has water rides, musical fountain and laser shows specially designed for children.
Bannerghatta National Park is actually a Biological Park, a Zoo and a safari park. The biological reserve is a popular tourist destination near Bangalore and also house a butterfly park, an aquarium and snake house along with animal rescue centre. Bannerghatta is the first biological park in India and home to white tiger,Lion and Leopard.