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#1 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 5 km from Bangalore City Railway Station, Visweswaraiah Industrial and Technological Museum (VITM) is located on Kasturba Road in the surroundings of Cubbon Park, Bangalore. It is one of the best science museums in India, and one of the top places to visit in Bangalore, especially for children.
Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum (VITM), is a constituent unit of the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Ministry of Culture, Government of India. It was established in memory of Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya. It is one of the must include places in Bangalore Tour Packages. Coverng an area of 4000 sq. m, the museum was opened by the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1962 while the first gallery set up at VITM, on the theme of Electricity, was opened to the public on 27th July 1965. The first .....
#2 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 6 km from Bangalore City Railway Station, Lalbagh Botanical Garden is a botanical garden situated near the Lalbagh Fort Road in Bangalore. It is one of the largest botanical gardens in India, and among the most attractive places to visit in Bangalore.
Located in South Bengaluru, the Lalbagh Botanical Garden is the first of its kind, with planned routes, glasshouses, and ornamental flowers growing throughout the property. The ruler of Mysore, Hyder Ali commissioned the development of the garden in 1760 and was completed by his son Tipu Sultan, who designed the garden keeping in mind the beautiful gardens of Sira in the Tumkur district of Karnataka. The garden attained the status of a Government Botanical Garden in 1856. It is one of the peaceful places to visit as part of Bangalore Packages.
Sprawling over an area of 240 acres, .....
#3 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 6 km from Bangalore City Railway Station, ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) Temple Complex is located on the Hare Krishna Hill in Jayanagar. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, it is one of the largest ISKCON temples in the world. This is also one of the top pilgrimage sites & tourist places to visit in Bangalore.
ISKCON Sri Radha Krishna temple was inaugurated in the year 1997 by Shankar Dayal Sharma, then President of India. The temple was built to honor the birth centenary of Sri Prabhupada, the founder of the ISKCON. The project was conceived and executed by Madhu Pandit Dasa following the wishes of Prabhupada to promote Vedic culture and spiritual learning. The temple is a huge cultural complex housing the temples dedicated to Sri Radha Krishna, Sri Krishna Balarama, Sri Nitai Gauranga, Sri Srinivasa Govinda and Sri Prahlada Narasimha.
The temple covers an area of 7 acres and is built in Dravidian style. The temple is an exclusive combination .....
#4 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 4 km from Bangalore City Railway Station, Bangalore Palace is situated in the heart of Bangalore city, near Sadashiv Nagar. This is one of the best places of heritage in Karnataka, and among the top attractions you must include in Bangalore tour packages.
The Palace was first built by Rev. J. Garrett, who was the first Principal of the Central High School in Bangalore, now known as Central College. Spread over an area of 454 acres, the construction of the palace was started in 1862 and completed in 1944. In 1887, it was bought by the then Maharaja of Mysore Chamarajendra Wodeyar X. It is one of the most famous places to visit in Bangalore
During a visit to England, Chamaraja Wodeyar was inspired by the Windsor Castle in London and along similar lines, he built this palace in .....
#5 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 3 km from Bangalore City Railway Station, Tipu Sultan's Palace or Tipu's Summer Palace is situated near the Tipu's Fort at Albert Victor Road. This palace stands as one of the notable Islamic buildings and an important landmark in the city of Bangalore. This was used as a summer retreat by the Sultan, who lovingly called it the Rash-e-Jannat meaning Envy of Haven.
Hyder Ali started the construction of the palace within the walls of the Bangalore Fort and it was completed by Tipu Sultan in 1791. Used as a summer retreat, the structure is similar to the Daria Daulat palace of Srirangapatnam. After Tipu Sultan's death in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War, the British Administration used the palace for its Secretariat before moving to Attara Kacheri in 1868.
The Summer Palace is an example of Indo-Islamic architecture. The entire palace is built of teak wood, mortar, stone and plaster. It is laid on a stone plinth. .....
#6 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 6 Kms from Bangalore City Railway Station, the Dodda Ganapathi Temple or Basavanagudi Ganesh Temple is located on the Bull Temple Road in Basavanagudi. Built in 1971, the temple has a monolithic statue of Lord Ganesha with 18ft in height and 16ft in width. It is one of the popular pilgrimage & tourist attraction in Bangalore.
The deity in this temple is also known as Shakthi Ganapathi or Satya Ganapathi. The idol is believed to be growing on its right side. The most popular ceremony of the temple is the butter coating which apparently consumes about 100 kg of butter. This butter is broken up and distributed to the devotees once in every four years. This is a spectacular sight at the temple and a visit to the temple to witness this is recommended.
Timings: 7 AM to 12.30 PM and 5.30 to 8.30 PM
#7 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 5 km from Bangalore City Railway Station, Bull Temple also known as Basavanagudi Nandi Temple is Hindu temple situated in Bull Temple Road, Basavanagudi area of South Bengaluru. This is one of the oldest temples in Bangalore, and also one of the must visit places as part of Bangalore Tour Packages.
The Bull Temple is dedicated to the sacred bull Nandi, the vehicle of Lord Shiva. The temple was built in 1537 by Kempegowda in the Dravidian style. It is one of the popular places to visit in Bangalore. The temple is relatively small in size, but houses one of the largest monolithic Nandi statues in the world which measures 4.5 meters in height and 6 meters in length. The temple also houses the idols of God Surya and Chandra, on their chariots. A 17th-century inscription at the base of the structure mentions a stream called Vrishabhavathi .....
#8 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 3.5 km from Bangalore City Railway Station, Vidhan Soudha is the state legislature building located on Dr. Ambedkar road at the northern end of Cubbon Park. It houses the Legislative Chambers of Karnataka State. This is one of the top tourist places to visit in Bangalore and also the largest Legislative building of India. This is one of the prime attractions of Bangalore city and also most commonly used to represent Bangalore.
Kengal Hanumanthaiah, the Chief Minister of Mysore, is credited with the conception and construction of the Vidhana Soudha. The foundation stone was laid by the then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, on 13 July 1951. It was completed in the year 1956 at a total cost of around Rs. 1.75 crore.
Vidhana Soudha was built in the Neo-Dravidian architectural style and has the elements of Indo-Saracenic, Rajasthani .....
#9 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 15 km from Bangalore City Railway Station, the HAL Aerospace Museum is an Aviation museum cum heritage center located in Marathahalli locality of Bangalore. Situated at the intersection of HAL Old Airport Road & Basavanagar Road, it is the first aerospace museum in India, and among the must include places in Bangalore Tour Packages.
Located at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited premises, the HAL Aerospace Museum was established in 2001 by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), one of Asia's largest and most important aeronautical companies. The primary objective of setting up this museum was to educate the general public on the history of Indian aviation in general and the achievements of HAL in particular.
Spread over 4 acres of area, the museum proudly boasts of the giant leaps Indian aviation has taken, both commercially as well as in terms of defense, giving the visitors an all-inclusive aerospace experience in the most effective environment possible. The .....
#10 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 10 km from Bangalore Central Railway Station, Sri Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneya Temple is a Hindu temple situated on a hillock in the 9th Block of Jayanagar suburb in Bangalore. It is one of the popular places to visit in Bangalore.
Built in 1972, Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneya Temple is dedicated to Hindu God- Hanuman. The temple spreads over a vast area of 5 acres. The chief deity of the temple was formed with a heap of grains of Ragi millet and hence, it came to be known as Ragigudda- 'Ragi' meaning millet and 'gudda' meaning a hillock.
According to mythology, this place owes it to a pious lady Sudharma who was the wife of a local chieftain. One day the trinity comes in the form of visitors and asks for bhiksha (alms). She gives them newly harvested Ragi. Her mother-in-law disapproves of it and wants it back. This being an unholy act she says that if the visitors do not want the bhiksha then she does not need the Ragi. This Ragi becomes a hillock. In .....
#11 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 2 km from Bangalore City Railway Station, Freedom Park is a public park situated in the heart of Bangalore city. It is one of the best places to visit in Bangalore.
Freedom Park was opened to the public in the year 2008 in the Gandhi Nagar area of Bangalore. This Park showcases the campus that was formerly a central jail, where several opposition leaders including Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L.K. Advani was jailed at this venue during the Emergency period between 1977 and 1979. It also hosted India Against Corruption (IAC) supported Anna Hazare indefinite fast for governmental action in the enactment of the Lok Pal bill.
Spread over an area of about 21 acres, Freedom Park was inspired by Hyde Park and the Kensington Park of London. This park has been designed to serve as a platform for various public meetings, protests, rallies. Freedom Park lets visitors gain a glimpse of life in prison. There is also a central tower that was used to observe the activities of .....
#12 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 75 km from Bangalore City Junction, 16 km from Kanakapura & 112 km from Mysore, Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta is a hill near Kanakapura town. It is one of the highest hills in the area, and also one of the popular places to visit near Bangalore.
Situated at an altitude of 3780 ft, Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta is also called Bilikal Betta that means white rocks. It is one of the popular places for trekking around Bangalore. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Rangaswamy at the peak of Bilikal Betta. This temple is located underneath a huge, white-colored rock. The temple priest lives near to the temple and the only person living at the peak. Every year, pilgrims from the surrounding area climb this hill to celebrate a festival at the Rangaswamy temple at the top.
The Trekking Trail starts from Konala .....
#13 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 61 km from Bangalore City Junction and 5 km from Chikballapur, Skandagiri is an ancient mountain fortress lies at an altitude of about 1350 m. It is geographically located close to Nandi HIlls. This is among the best places for trekking near Bangalore especially famous for night treks, camping and bird watching.
Skandagiri is also known as Kalavara Durga. It has an ancient dilapidated fort that belonged to a local king and was later concurred and used by Tipu Sultan. After Tipu's downfall, the fort was ignored and laid in ruins. Today one can only see parts of the fort wall in some places.
The Skandagiri trek is a moderately difficult trek. There are two routes to reach the base of the hill. One is from Chikballapur town and the other as a detour from the road that leads to Nandi Hills. The trek starts from the Papagni Temple at the foot of the hill. This steep and fantastic trek through a maze of dense shrub is highly interesting. There are six series of .....
#14 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 30 km from Kolar and 98.5 km from Bangalore City Junction, Avani is a small village in Kolar district of Karnataka. Avani is renowned for housing varied ancient temples. It is one of top historical places to visit as part of your Bangalore tour and among the popular sightseeing spots around Bangalore. It is also a popular location for rock climbing.
The village of Avani received a prominent place mainly due to the legends associated with it. According to mythology, goddess Sita gave birth to her twin children Lava-Kusha at Avani. It is also said that the war between Lord Rama and his sons Lava and Kusha took place in this village. As per the local belief, sage Valmiki, the author of the epic Ramayana was residing here during the period of Ramayana.
Another legend has it that when Sri Narasimha Bharati IV of the Sringeri Sharada .....
Heritage | Pilgrimage
#15 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 2 km from Magadi Bus station and 44.5 km from Bangalore City Junction, The Ranganatha Swamy Temple located in Magadi is an ancient temple and a protected monument. This is one of the popular pilgrimage sites to visit around Bangalore.
The Ranganathaswamy temple is situated on a hill called Tirumale. There is a vast Prakara with a gateway having tall Rajagopura. The sanctum of the Ranganatha temple was first consecrated in early 12th century by the Chola ruler and the temple has undergone renovations and expansion since. The beautiful gopuras were built by Vijayanagara emperor Krishnadevaraya in the 16th century and later renovated by King Jayachamaraja Wodeyar of Mysore. There are structures inside the sanctum which were also built by the Cholas and later renovated.
The temple dedicated to Lord Ranganatha is actually a standing image of Narayana about 3 ft tall in Vijayanagara style with Shankha, Chakra, Gada and Abhaya attributes in four hands. The main deity .....
Heritage | Pilgrimage
#16 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 2 km from Magadi Bus station and 47.5 km from Bangalore City Junction, Sri Someshwara temple located in Magadi is an ancient structure and is a protected monument.
Sri Someshwara temple is one of the oldest and famous temples situated in Magadi town. This temple belongs to early 16th century. This temple was constructed by Sri Nada Prabhu Kempe Gowda in the year 1512. The temple occupies a large area and consists of spacious inner Prakara (courtyard) with lofty lowers and several fine mantapas. These mantapas are now in ruins due to neglect and lack of maintenance.
Sri Someshwara Temple was dedicated to Lord Shiva. There are beautiful sculptures of figures of humans, birds, animals, etc. decorating the pillars of the temple, which is built in the Hoysala style of architecture and the pillars have the typical symbols of lions, soldiers and dancing girls on them. To the left of the main temple is a small temple dedicated to Parvathi, which has small towers at .....
#17 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 2.5 km from Kaigal Village, 28 km from Palamaner, 55 km from Kolar, 92 km from Horsley Hills, 142 km from Tirupati, 123 km from Bangalore, 68 from Chittoor, 78 km from Kanipakam, 96 km from Vellore & 225 km from Chennai, Kaigal Water Falls, also known as Dumukurallu Waterfalls is a nice waterfall located on the Palamaner - Kuppam Highway.
The waterfall is natural, perennial and water comes from a big rock at a height of 40 feet, irrespective of seasons. But its force and beauty is increased during the Monsoon season. The name Dumukurallu waterfalls came into prominence because of its sound resembling the fall of stones from above.
The falls is formed by the Kaigal stream which is one of the two streams flowing through Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary. There is a big pond below the waterfalls and this is a nice place to visit for nature lovers. It is situated in a .....
Distance (From Bangalore): 123 Kms
Trip Duration (From Bangalore - Including Travel): 6 Hours
Heritage | Pilgrimage
#18 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 125 km from Anantapur, 124 km from Bangalore City Junction, 225 km from Tirupati, 478 km from Hyderabad & 569 km from Vijayawada, Lepakshi is a small village which lies 14 km east of Hindupur in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. It is the one of the important heritage sites in Andhra Pradesh highlighting the legacy of Vijayanagara Dynasty. It is one of the famous Tourist places in Andhra Pradesh and also one of the popular one day trip from Bangalore.
Lepakshi was founded in the 16th century during the reign of the Vijayanagara king, Aliiya Rama Raya. Virupanna, the royal treasurer was accused of drawing funds without the king's permission from the state treasury to build the Veerabhadra temple at Lepakshi. However, he blinded himself .....
Distance (From Bangalore City Railway Station): 124 Kms
Trip Duration (From Bangalore City Railway Station - Including Travel): Full Day
#19 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 3.5 Kms from Bangalore City Railway Station, Attara Kacheri is a building housing the High Court of Karnataka state. Situated opposite to Vidhana Soudha, the Attara Kacheri is a beautiful 19th century stone structure. One of the major attractions of the Attara Kacheri is its Gothic Style of architecture.
It is a two-storied building, built in the European classical style. Built with red stone, it serves as the perfect contrast to the white columned building of Vidhana Soudha. Attara Kacheri was built under the reign of Tipu Sultan, the Emperor of Mysore. He named the building as Attara Kacheri, meaning eighteen offices or departments. This was completed in 1864 and housed the Public Offices from 1868 until 1956. These were later moved to the Vidhana Soudha, and this building became the high court. On the ceiling of its Central Hall is a Portrait of Sir Mark Cubbon, Commissioner of Mysore from 1834 to 1861. Behind the building is a statue of him by Baron Marochetti .....
#20 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 4 Kms from Bangalore City Railway Station, The Cubbon Park, officially known as Sri Chamarajendra Park is a historic park located in the heart of the city. Cubbon Park was named after Sir Mark Cubbon, Bangalore's longest serving commissioner. This beautiful park was planned and laid out in 1864 by Sir. Richard Sankey, the then Chief Engineer of Mysore. Cubbon Park is under the control of the Department of Horticulture. It is one of the popular visiting places in Bangalore with family.
Lawns with vibrant flower beds, shady bowers and flowering trees, make this an ideal place for fitness freaks and the elderly to take their morning jogs or evening walks. The Park has elegant classical buildings like Attara Kacheri, the Visweswaraiah Industrial and Technological Museum, Government Museum, Aquarium, Venkatappa Art Gallery and Seshadri Iyer Memorial Hall, all of which are well known. It also houses Bal Bhavan - an amusement park for children.
Cubbon Park is open .....
#21 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 4 Kms from Bangalore City Railway Station, The Karnataka Government Museum is located at the Kasturba Gandhi Road, quite near to the Cubbon Park. Established in 1886, it is one of the oldest museums in India. It is also known as State Archeological Museum. With great collection of artifacts, it's one of the ideal places to visit in Bangalore for history & art lovers.
There are 18 galleries showcasing a rich collection of coins, art and relics from the Mohenjodaro, Halebid and Vijayanagara. It also houses the relics dating back to 5000 years. The painting gallery includes beautiful and rare paintings in Mysore and Tanjore style and also paintings from Rajasthani and Pahari schools. The museum also preserves antiques that date back to the civilization of Harappa and Mohenjodaro. Among the other artifacts on display, ivory carvings, inlay work, sandal-wood caskets are highly appreciated.
Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM. Closed on Wednesdays and public holidays.
#22 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 4 Kms from Bangalore City Railway Station, The Venkatappa Art Gallery is situated in the Karnataka Government Museum. The Art Gallery is comprised of two floors and displays 600 paintings. It houses some of the exclusive collections of scenic displays and also a must visit place in Bangalore for art lovers.
Venkatappa Art Gallery, as the name suggests has an exhibition of the great works of the famous artist K. Venkatappa. Some of the great works of the painter that one can see in the gallery include scenic view of the lake of Ooty, Nilgiri Mountains at Kodaikanal, sunrise of Ooty and so on. Works of artists like MF Hussain, Vasudev, Hanumaiah, Hariram, Rekha Rao etc are displayed here. The exquisite woodcarvings of CP Rajaram are displayed on the first floor. Other than this, there is the Hebbar Section dedicated to K.K. Hebbar to display his paintings.
Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM. Closed on Wednesdays and public holidays.
Adventure | Heritage | Pilgrimage
#23 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 12 km from Bangalore City Railway Station, the Shiva Temple, also known as Kemp Fort Shiva Temple, is located on Airport Road. Construction of the 65-feet-tall Lord Shiva idol and the temple started in 1994. The temple was inaugurated in 1995 by Sri Shankaracharya of Sringeri on the auspicious day of Maha Shivaratri. It is one of the popular among Bangalore tourist places.
This temple attracts large crowd due to its grandeur, aesthetic values and majestic look. It boasts of awesome 65 feet high depiction of Lord Shiva seated in Lotus position. It has the backdrop of Mount Kailash, the Lord's heavenly abode and the river Ganga flowing from his hair locks.
Behind the idol is the holy cave, resembling the Cave Yatra traditionally called the Amarnath Yatra. Within the cave there are 12 beautifully decorated replicas of Jyotir Lingas. The cave is open to the public from 9 AM to 9 PM. It attracts a large number of .....
#24 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 8.5 Kms from Bangalore City Railway Station, Sri Banashankari Temple is situated on Kanakapura Road. Dedicated to Banashankari Amma, an incarnation of Goddess Parvati, this temple is one of the oldest and most famous temples in Bangalore.
The temple was constructed by Subramanya Shetty in 1915. Most noteworthy feature of the temple is that the deity is worshipped in Rahukala, an inauspicious time according to Hindu belief. The temple is open to public everyday but special puja is performed on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. A popular belief among the devotees is that by worshipping goddess Banashankari Amma in Rahukala, all the hardships and poverty will be removed. The deity is worshipped by lighting multiple oil lamps in half cut lemon peels with the pulp removed.
The temple celebrates three cultural ceremonies in a year - Sep 13th the birthday of Banashankari Amma, Dussehra Festival in October and the temple anniversary in Dec.
Timing: 6 AM - 1:30 PM .....
#25 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 3 Kms from Bangalore City Railway Station, The Tipu's Fort is set in the heart of the Bangalore city opposite to the city market. The fort is originally constructed using mud and brick by Kempe Gowda in 1537 AD. Later an extension was made by Chikkadevaraya Wodeyar of Mysore and again the structure was later demolished and reconstructed by Haider Ali and his son Tipu Sultan in the 18th century.
The fort is a two-storied wooden structure, carved out of teakwood with decorated pillars, concave arches and balconies. Today the fort houses a museum adorned with ancient artifacts from Hyder Ali & Tipu's regime. The fort is noted for its beautifully carved arches in Islamic style and for the well-preserved temple dedicate to Lord Ganesh. Most part of the fort is in ruins.
Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM. Closed on Sundays.
#26 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 3 Kms from Bangalore City Railway Station, the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is situated at T. Chowdiah Road in Bangalore near Vidhana Soudha. Established in 1989, the Planetarium has an observatory equipped with a six inch code refractor telescope. It is one of the ideal places to visit for children in Bangalore.
The sky theatre inside with a dome of 15 m in diameter has a sitting capacity of 225. The Planetarium aims to provide an awareness of astronomy amongst students as well as the common public. Daily two shows are held here for everyone interested in knowing the mysteries of outer space. A Science Park is being developed around the Planetarium. Some of the models on display include Resonant Swings, Whispering Dishes, Sun Dial, Giant Kaleidoscope, Model of a Polar Satellite Launching Vehicle (PSLV).
Show timings: 3 PM and 4:30 PM. Closed on Mondays.
Entry Fee: Rs 35 for Adults & Rs. 20 for Children
#27 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 5 Kms from Bangalore City Railway Station, Sri Gavi Gangadhareswara Temple is a rock-cut cave temple located near Basavagundi. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is one of the oldest temples in Bangalore.
The temple is believed to have been constructed in 9th century. According to temple legend, this cave temple dates back to the Tretha Yuga. Sage Gautama had worshipped Lord Shiva in this cave temple. The central sanctum is facing south, which is a rare feature. The temple compound has shrines of Devi Parvati and Durga. The images of Shanmukha and Ayyappa and those of Chandra, Surya and Bhairava are exquisitely carved. In the front yard, there are stone monoliths of sun and moon discs. A unique phenomena is witnessed here on January 13th / 14th (Makara Sankranti day) every year when the rays of the setting sun enter through the window, pass between the horns of the Nandi and shine on the Shiva lingam.
Timings: 7 AM to 12.30 PM & 5 to 8.30 PM
#28 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 5 Kms from Bangalore City Railway Station, St. Mary's Basilica is situated opposite the Russel Market Square in Shivajinagar. This is the oldest church and is the only church in the state that has been elevated to the status of a minor basilica.
It was initially a small chapel built by Abbe Dubois in 1818. Later it was re-styled by Rev. LE Kleiner. This Church was raised to the status of a Basilica in 1973 on the order of Pope John Paul VI. It was the sixth basilica in India. In 1882, it was further adorned with stained glass windows brought from Paris.
This basilica has been built in Gothic style with arches, ornamental motifs and stained glass windows. Multiple columns and tall spires of the basilica can be seen from quite a distance. The stained glass windows were removed during World War II and were subsequently restored in 1947. Every year on Sep 8th, the feast of the Virgin Mary is celebrated here. As a part of the feast, an annual car procession is .....
#29 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 7.5 Kms from Bangalore City Railway Station, Ulsoor Lake is a man-made lake located in Ulsoor. Spread across an area of 125 acres, it is one of the best places to visit in Bangalore city to spend a wonderful evening.
Though the initial lake built during Kempe Gowda's time, it was enhanced by Sir Lewin Bentham Bowring, the then Commissioner of Bangalore. The lake has a recreational complex that has a swimming pool. There is also a garden at one end of the lake known as Kensington Park. This lake is a center of attraction during Ganesh Chathurdi.
Boating facilities are available in Ulsoor Lake. There are many small islands spread across the lake and they can be reached by boat. The Boat Club maintained by KSTDC offers wonderful boating facilities. The boating fee is Rs 120 per hour.
Timings: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM on all days.
#30 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 23 km from Bangalore City Railway Station, Bannerghatta National Park is a wildlife park spread in reserve forests of Anekal Range in Karnataka. At an altitude of 1245 - 1634 m, this one of the most famous wildlife parks in Karnataka and among the top tourist places in Bangalore. This park is part of a wildlife corridor for elephants which connects the BR Hills and the Sathyamangalam forest. Bannerghatta is one of the popular national parks in India and among the must include place in Bangalore packages.
Bannerghatta National Park was founded in 1971 and declared as a national park in 1974. Spread over an area of 25,000 acre and a portion of the park became a biological reserve called the Bannerghatta Biological Park in 2002. The park .....
Museum | Miscellaneous
#31 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 52 Kms from Bangalore City Railway Station, the Folk Art Museum or Janapada Loka is situated on the Bangalore - Mysore highway near Ramanagaram. This is one of the popular places of interest in Bangalore.
Numerous collections of masks, artifacts, costumes, collection of folk music and videos of folk dances are exhibited in the museum. Spread over 15 acres, the artifacts in the museum are kept in three buildings namely Lokamahal, Lokamatha Mandira and Chitrakuteera. In Lokamahal the visitors can find interesting folk puppets, utensils, instruments, weapons and masks. In Lokamatha Mandira a wide variety of baskets, utensils and earthen jars are featured which were used to store & grain pickles. In the Chitrakuteera a number of photographs covering different aspects of folk life is displayed.
The other attraction of the museum is a huge elegantly carved temple chariot. The museum also has an amazing amphitheatre. .....
#32 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 5 Kms from Bangalore City Railway Station, St. Mark's Cathedral is located on the Mahatma Gandhi Road. Built in 1812, the cathedral was further expanded and rebuilt in 1927.
This cream colored Cathedral has a beautiful colonial structure. It has a graceful dome over a semicircular chancel that transports the visitor virtually into peace. It is modeled on St.Paul's Cathedral of the 17th century. This cathedral was constructed keeping in mind the spiritual needs of army personnel and civilians who had moved in from Srirangapatna.
The walls of the cathedral portray beautiful pictures of Roman archers. It has the best maintained external bells. Its entrance has elaborate woodwork and ornate carvings.
#33 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 2.5 Kms from Bangalore City Railway Station, Gandhi Bhavan is situated on the Kumara Krupa Road. Gandhi Bhawan was started as Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi (GSN), under the chairmanship of Dr Rajendra Prasad, the then President of India. It is a serene place where one can get a complete insight of Gandhiji's life and teachings.
The main aim of Gandhi Bhavan in Bangalore was to propagate Gandhian philosophies and ideals among the people of the state, especially among the youth. This building houses an excellent collection of rare photographs and letters of the Mahatma. Pictures of Gandhi's childhood to the last day of his life are displayed here. This is presently used as a venue for sessions, meetings and seminars based on the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi. Every year on 2nd October special programs are held to pay tribute to Gandhi, the great Indian Independence activist.
Timings: 10.30 AM to 1:30 PM and 3 - 5 PM. Closed on Sundays and public holidays.
Nature | Waterfall
#34 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 93 Kms from Bangalore (via Kanakapura), 107 Kms from Mysore, Sangama and Mekedatu are two lovely places situated nearby. This is one of the famous weekend getaways from Bangalore. Sangama is the place where Arakavathi river merges with River Kaveri. From this point, about 3.5 kilometers downstream, Mekedatu is a place where river Kaveri flows through a deep and narrow gorge. These two are the must visit places for those people who want to relax amidst pristine nature as part of Bangalore trip.
Mekedatu means goat's leap in Kannada. River Kaveri flows into a deep and narrow gorge, so narrow that a goat could leap over it and that is how it got its name. It is said that a goat being chased by a tiger saved its life by jumping over the gorge whereas the tiger did not attempt to take the risk and abandoned the chase. When reaching the gorge the river flows ferociously .....
Adventure | Nature
#35 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 60 Kms from Bangalore (situated close to NH207 towards Chik Ballapur), Nandi Hills or Nandidurga is a popular trekkig destination near Bangalore. Located close to Skandagiri, it is one of the must visit places for trekking enthusiasts as part of Bangalore tour packages and among the popular one day trip from Bangalore.
It gets its name from the ancient Nandi or bull which is meant to be the mount of Lord Shiva. These hills are the source of the rivers Palar, Arkavati and Pennar. It was one of the Tipu's summer retreats. There are about 1,200 steps laid from foot of the hill to reach the top. Bhoga Nandishwara Temple situated at the foot of the hills is a must see place which houses a 1000 year old sculpture of Nandi.
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace and Tipu's Drop, a 600 ft cliff from where Tipu Sultan used to throw his prisoners, offers a spectacular .....
#36 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 50 Kms from Bangalore (close to NH4 towards Tumkur), Shivaganga Hill lies at an altitude of 4599 ft and it is a good short trekking destination near Bangalore and a popular tourist place to visit near Bangalore.
There are also two Shiva temples, one very close to the foot of the hill, called Shivaganga Temple and another one at top of the hill, called Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple. The unique feature of the hill is that it looks like a bull from the East, a Ganesha from the West, a Linga from the South and a cobra from the North. A set of well laid steps will lead you to the top of hill where the shrine of Gavi Gangadhareshwara Cave temple is situated. There is a ruined fort at the bottom of the hill near Shivaganga Temple.
The Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple is believed to be very ancient, built in 13th century by Hoysala's. The current structure was built during 18th century. There is a huge rock with a large .....
#37 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 72 Kms from Bangalore (near Tumkur), Devarayanadurga is a rocky hill situated in the midst of picturesque locality at an altitude of 3940 ft. The main attraction of Devarayanadurga is the temples of Yoga Narasimha & Bhoga Narasimha. The Bhoga Narasimha temple is located at the foothills while the Yoga Narasimha shrine is located at the top of the hill. This is one of the popular tourist places near Bangalore.
This is also an ideal place for trekking. Motorable road is available till the hill top. Many people trek the hill from the Bhoga Narasimha temple at foothill. One can driver further from Yoga Narasimha temple to the peak of the hill to capture a nice view of the valley and surrounding places.
Devarayanadurga is famous for the natural water spring called Namada Chilume which is considered as the source of Jayamangali River. There are two other springs known as Ramatirtha and Dhanushtirtha. There is a large .....
#38 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 43 Kms from Bangalore (towards Hosur on NH7, diversion at Chandapura after Electronic City via Anekal), Muthyala Maduvu is a small & cute waterfall. Also known as Pearl Valley, this is one of the popular Bangalore tourist places to visit for halfday.
Muthyalu means Pearls and Maduvu means Pond or Pool in Kannada. Situated in the midst of hills, nestled deep down in a valley, this secluded place makes a fascinating picnic spot. It is known for its verdant surroundings with water falling from a height of over 100 ft. Take a dive in this crystal clear water and feel one with nature. There are a couple of waterfalls in a small narrow valley. Overlooking these falls is a small shrine dedicated to Shiva, adding a religious touch to the place.
Monsoons (Aug to Nov) is the best time to visit this place. A little walk over around 100 well laid steps from the parking place takes you to the .....
Backwaters | Park
#39 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 11 Kms from Bangalore City Railway Station, Lumbini Garden is a lake park on Nagawara Lake and amusement park located on Outer Ring Road near Hebbal flyover.
The lake offers boating facility and it's a famous activity here. The park on front side of the lake is a good hangout place. This park stretches over 1.5 kms along the outer ring road. The other attractions in the park are wave pool, kids play area, kids ride, bungy jumping, food stalls etc. The park also houses a high-tech nursery.
There is a 25 meter statue of Budda installed in garden.
Timings: 11 AM to 7 PM
#40 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 83 km from Bangalore, and 101 km from Mysore, Chunchi Falls is a serene waterfall situated near Harro Shivanahalli near Bangalore. It is one of the popular waterfalls near Bangalore, and among the must include places in Bangalore Tour Packages.
Lies en route to Mekedatu and Sangama, Chunchi Falls is formed over River Arkavathi and is one of the most visited tourist places near Bangalore. It drops down from a height of about 50 feet through multiple tiers into a small pool. It is an ideal place to swim, play & relax in water amidst naturally formed rock formations.
Located on the edge of the Western Ghats, the waterfall is surrounded by rocky hills and lush vegetation, which make the scene quite picturesque. On the way to Chunchi Falls, travellers also come across a watchtower from where one can .....
#41 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 53 km from Shravanabelagola, 90 km from Hassan, and 94 km from Bangalore, Yediyuru Siddhalingeshwara Temple is a pilgrimage center situated in Yedeyuru Village in Karnataka. It is one of the famous temples in Karnataka and among the top places to visit in Shravanabelagola.
Situated on Bangalore-Hassan-Mangalore road, Sri Siddalingeshwara Swami Temple is one of the most important pilgrimage centers of the state as it is the tomb i.e., Nirvikalpa Shivayoga Samadhi of Tontada Siddhalinga a great Vireshaiva teacher and author who flourished at the end of the 15th century. He traveled far and wide preaching Sharana faith which is predominantly praying with ISHTA LINGA (Atma linga) as envisaged by Basavanna, Allamaprabhu, and a vast group of learned men and women from all walks of life. He performed 12 years of penance at a garden belongs to Vokkaligara Nambiyana (Thota) and hence came to be known as Thontada Siddalingeshwara Swamy.
The Siddlingeshwara temple faces .....
#42 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 21 km from Koratagere, 48 km from Tumkur and 106 km from Bangalore, Madhugiri is a town in Tumkur district of Karnataka. Madhugiri is famous for a hill which is the second largest monolithic rock hill in Asia after Savandurga. It lies at an altitude of 3,930 feet and is becoming a famous destination for trekking from Bangalore.
There is a fort on the slopes of the hill which derives its name Madhugiri from the Honey bee colonies that were abundant during those days. Antaralada Bagilu, Diddibagilu, and Mysore Gate are the three gateways of the fort. A series of doorways lead to the hilltop. There is a temple of Gopalakrishna at the top of the hill. Both the temple and the fort stand in a ruined condition today due to lack of maintenance.
The construction of original mud fort was started around 1678 during the reign of Raja Heera Gowda and was finally completed around 1740 AD. Further fortification was carried out by Hyder Ali, who added huge arches, watch towers .....
#43 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 17 km from Chikballapur, and 78 km from Bangalore, Vivekananda Falls is a beautiful waterfall situated at Kethanahalli village in Chikballpur district of Karnataka. Also known as Kethanahalli Falls, it is one of the stunning waterfalls in Chikballapur, and among the prominent places to visit near Bangalore.
Vivekananda Falls is a seasonal waterfall situated amid the greenery. The 2 tiered waterfall drops down from a height of 90 feet amidst five hills namely, Brahmagiri, Divyagiri, Nandagiri, Skandagiri, and Vishnugiri. It cascades down the rocks makes a deafening roar during the monsoon season. The sound of water breaks the silence of an otherwise quiet forest and can be heard from afar. During the monsoon season, the waterfall is surrounded by a lovely mist that enhances the beauty of the falls.
To reach Vivekananda falls, one needs to head towards Kethenahalli, and the fall is about 1 km away from the village. Visitors need to cover the distance by walk .....
#44 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 71 Kms from Mysore, 85 Kms from Bangalore City Junction, Kokkare Bellur Bird Sanctuary is located in Mandya District of Karnataka and is about 20 km from Mandya. The name of the village is derived from Kokkare meaning stork and Bellur meaning village of jaggery. This is one of the popular tourist places near Bangalore & Mysore.
The Mandya district is famous for sugarcane fields and this village is famous for having large colonies of Painted Storks and Spot-billed Pelicans nesting in trees within the village. It is home to cranes, painted storks and pelicans.
The best season to visit the migratory birds is October to March.
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM
Distance (From Bangalore City Railway Station): 85 Kms
Trip Duration (From Bangalore City Railway Station - Including Travel): Half Day to Full Day
#45 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 34 km from Bangalore, the Innovative Film City is an Indian movie theme park located at Bidadi on Bangalore-Mysore highway in Karnataka. It is one of its kind theme park in India, and among the most popular tourist places to visit near Bangalore.
Covering over an area of about 58 acres of land, the Innovative Film City is broadly divided into three parts and is replete with a myriad of fun activities. Whether you want to cool down during the summer months, feel that fear of meeting something spooky, or take your kids back in time to when dinosaurs ruled the earth, Innovative Film City has something for everyone irrespective of their age.
The Film City boasts of many attractions, which guarantee the visitor a day full of fun and adventure. One can experience icy shivers as you gear up to meet zombies, ghostly beings, and skeletons at Haunted Mansion, splash around in the water with your little ones, enjoy thrilling rides or show your moves on the dance floor .....
#46 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 13 km from Bangalore City Railway Station, the Indian Music Experience is an interactive music museum located in JP Nagar's 7th Phase, Bengaluru. Just opposite Wood Rose Club, it is the first interactive music museum in India, and among the top Bangalore tourist places.
Spread across 50,000 square feet, the Indian Music Experience is a great place to introduce your children to the world of music. The museum is an initiative of the Indian Music Trust and is the coinage of Mr. Jaishankar, Chairman and Managing Director of the Brigade Group. The site for the museum was allocated in 2008, and the building was completed in 2013. It took nearly a decade to be finally opened for the public in 2018 and is the fruit of the labor of some of India's best-known musicians, musicologists, and sound and design experts.
The museum is overall designed by Gallagher and Associates, who also helped .....
#47 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 37 km from Bangalontral Railway Station, Devanahalli Fort is an ancient fort situated at Devanahalli near Bangalore. Situated on the side of National Highway 7, near the Bengaluru International Airport, it is one of the popular places of heritage in Karnataka, and among the must-include places in Bangalore packages.
Devanahalli Fort was originally a mud fort built in the year 1501 by Chieftain Malla Byre Gowda of Avathi, who came from Kanchipuram as fleeing refugees and settled around the area. It remained under the rule of the descendants of Malla Byre Gowda until 1749, when Nanjarajaiah, the then Dalwai of Mysore, attacked the fort and occupied it. Later, the fort passed into the hands of Hyder Ali and subsequently Tipu Sultan. In 1760, Hyder Ali re-constructed the fort in stone resulting in the current structure. In 1791, Lord Cornwallis, the British officer, laid siege to the fort and took possession during the .....
#48 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 8 km from Bangalore Central Railway Station, Halasuru Someshwara Temple is a Hindu temple located in the suburbs of Halasuru (Ulsoor) in Bangalore. It is the oldest temple in all of Bangalore, and among the popular religious places that one must visit as part of the Bangalore Tour.
Halasuru Someshwara Temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Shiva. The temple was built around the 12th and 13th centuries during the Chola period. Major additions or modifications were made during the late Vijayanagara Empire period under the rule of Hiriya Kempe Gowda II. The temple is now managed and maintained by the Endowment Department of Karnataka. As per the mythology, sage Mandavya meditated at the spot where the temple now stands, and hence it was known as Mandavya Kshetra.
Constructed in the Vijayanagar style of architecture, the temple has a square sanctum (garbhagriha) which is surrounded by a narrow passageway. .....
Pilgrimage | Adventure
#49 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 100 km from Bangalore, Siddara Betta is a mountain and pilgrimage place situated near Koratagere in the Tumkur district of Karnataka. It is one of the top places for trekking near Bangalore, and among the popular religious places in the Tumkur region.
Located at an elevation of 1700 feet, Siddara Betta is a tourist place surrounded by rocky hills, temples, and caves. The hill is frequently visited by trekkers, adventures as well as pilgrims who climb the mountain to visit the shrine of Lord Siddalingeshwara which is placed inside the caves. Siddara Betta means 'Hill of Saints' in the local Kannada language owing to the many Hindu saints who perform penance and meditation within the caves here in the olden days. Besides, this place is also very popular for medicinal plants.
The hill is very much loved by trekking enthusiasts and professional climbers due to the amazing panoramic views .....
#50 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 5 km from Bangalore City Railway Station, the National Gallery of Modern Art is an art gallery located in the restored heritage Manikyavelu Mansion on 49 Palace Road, Bangalore. It is one of the most celebrated art galleries in India and among the must-visit Bangalore tourist places.
National Gallery of Modern Art was inaugurated in the year 2009. It is run and administered as a subordinate office of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. It is one of the three National Galleries of Modern Art in India, the other two being in Delhi and Mumbai. The Gallery stands as a repository of the cultural ethos of the country and showcases Indian art starting from the early 18th century till the present times.
Spread over an area of 3.5 acres, the two-storeyed museum based in the colonial-style residential building spans across enormous halls and brightly lit, airy rooms featuring some of the best works of the bygone era. It houses around 14,000 incredible works .....
#51 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 19 km from Magadi, and 35 km from Bangalore, Manchanabele Dam is a beautiful reservoir set amidst dense vegetation at Manchanabele village in the Ramanagara district of Karnataka. It is one of the most popular places to visit near Bangalore.
Manchanabele Dam is built across the Arkavati River. It provides drinking water to Magadi town and surrounding villages for farming. This place is visited by a lot of tourists due to the calm, natural beauty, and serenity offered by the location. Manchanabele Dam is replete with cool and clear water. This dam is also surrounded by lush green trees in small hills that make the place look even more mesmerizing. The place looks spellbinding during sunrise and sunset as the different hues of the sky juxtaposed with the lush greenery and blue water is simply magical.
The destination is preferred by both nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts who come here to enjoy a wide range .....
Heritage | Adventure
#52 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 23 km from Madhugiri, 68 km from Tumkur, and 125 km from Bangalore, Medigeshi Fort is an ancient hill fort situated at Madigeshi village in the Tumkur district of Karnataka. It is one of the famous places of heritage in Karnataka, and among the top places for trekking near Bangalore.
Located at an altitude of 2581 feet, Madigeshi Fort was built by Nagi Reddy, a chieftain, during the Vijayanagar era. The fort got its name after Nagi Reddy's wife who is nicknamed as 'Midigeshi' as her hair touched her ankles (in Kannada, Medi is ankle and Kesha means hair). After Nagi Reddy, Chikkappa Gowda conquered the fort after losing possession of Madhugiri and Channarayana Durga in battles. In 1761, Haider Ali won the fort and ruled it for a few years before it was annexed by the Marathas in 1767. Tipu Sultan took over the fort in 1774. Finally, it was conquered by the British forces under Lord Cornwallis but was later abandoned. .....
#53 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 32 km from Bangalore, Thottikallu Falls is a seasonal waterfall situated at Nallakkana Doddy village off the Kanakapura Road. It is one of the scenic waterfalls near Bangalore, and among the must-visit Bangalore tourist places.
Thottikallu Falls or TK Falls is one of the lovely spots for nature lovers and trekkers. It is also known as Swarna Mukhi Falls which means Golden face. The name itself implies the mesmerizing beauty that the waterfall boasts of. Thottikallu Falls is an amalgamation of two adjacent waterfalls. One fall has a wide shower, and the other is a narrow jet stream. People also visit the Muneshawara Temple that is located under a huge tree right at the entrance of the waterfall. It is a peaceful site for visitors to spend a few moments.
One can take a shower after the tedious trek or inhale the fascinating beauty of this place. Visitors cannot take the four-wheelers quite far because .....
#54 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 5 km from Bheemeshwari, 90 km from Mysore, and 97 km from Bangalore, Muthathi or Muttatti is a settlement situated on the banks of the Kaveri river near Malavalli in Karnataka. It is one of the must-visit places near Bangalore, especially for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers.
Muthathi is surrounded by a dense forest that is part of the Cauvery Wildlife sanctuary, with the Cauvery river flowing through it. River Kaveri and Hanuman temple are the main tourist attractions in Muthathi. The location has mythological associations with Sita, the wife of Rama and Hanuman. Once goddess Sita loses her nose ring while taking bath in the Kaveri river. Later, Lord Hanuman finds her nose ring in this place and returns it to her. Hence, Hanuman in this place is called 'Muthetharaya'. The village acts as a transit point and a stopover for folks that have a religious obligation and/or want to sacrifice animals.
The forest itself is quite amazing and the best time is .....
#55 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 25 km from Chikballapur, and 91 km from Bangalore, Avalabetta is a hilltop situated in the Chikballapur district of Karnataka. It is one of the few trekking destinations near Bengaluru and among the popular one day trips from Bangalore.
Located amidst one of the minor hill ranges in the Deccan Plateau, Avalabetta is popular among the youth, especially trekking enthusiasts. The hillock offers a charming view of the countryside with hills, valleys, lakes, trees and is a green treat. The natural beauty and serenity of this place have earned it the name 'Nandi Hills without the Crowds'.
The primary attraction at Avalabetta is the protruding rock and the temple. The protruding rock is an almost unsupported cliff, projecting away from the main hillock. Youngsters who come here can be seen making poses and taking selfies at the rock. The temple here is dedicated to Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Temple which .....
#56 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 12 km from Tumkur Bus Stand, and 60 km from Bangalore, Mandaragiri Hill or Basadi Betta is a small settlement in the Tumkur district of Karnataka. It is one of the famous places of pilgrimage in Karnataka, and among the top places to visit near Bangalore.
Mandaragiri Hill has evolved as a popular Jain pilgrimage center mainly because it houses four ancient Digambar Jain temples built between the 12th & 14th centuries and got restored recently. These small Jain temples belonged to Bhagwan Chandranatha, Bhagwan Parshwanatha, and Bhagwan Suparshwanatha. The first thing to notice at the base of the hill is the Manastambha, a beautifully carved pillar-like structure similar to the ones adorning the thousand pillars temple in Moodabidri.
There is a statue of Chandranatha Tirthankara to the right ahead of Manastambha. Close to it to the right, there is the Guru Mandir, built in the shape of a pinchi, a peacock feather fan carried by the Jain munis. The dome was used .....
#57 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 10 km from Sangama, 14 km from Bheemeshwari, 14 km from Mekedatu, and 102 km from Bangalore, Galibore Fishing & Nature Camp is a resort located deep in the deciduous forests of Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary in Karnataka. It is one of the scenic accommodations maintained by the Jungle Lodges, Karnataka, and among the best places to visit near Bangalore.
Named after the windy hillock called Galibore that stands behind it, the Galibore Nature Camp is a good bet for a true sense of escape. Surrounded by hills, Galibore Camp has 10 tented cottages which will get you very close to nature. The camp is devoid of modern comforts such as electricity, however, you will be provided with hurricane/solar lamps. The camp also provides barbecue by the riverside and a bonfire for the guests in the evening.
Activities at this resort include coracle ride, trekking, joy fishing, lazing on the hammocks, angling, bird watching. If fishing is your kind of thing, the place offers you .....
#58 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 10 km from Ramanagara, and 56 km from Bangalore, Kanva Reservoir is an artificial lake situated near Ramanagara in Karnataka. It is one of the popular dams in Karnataka, and among the best places to visit near Bangalore for a day trip.
Kanva Reservoir was formed by the damming of the Kanva River in an irrigation project. It was built in 1946 across the Kanva River, a tributary to the Kaveri River. Covers 776 hectares, the dam was built for irrigation, and to organize the Siphon Spillway flood arrangement chiefly designed by Sir M Vishweshwarayya. Later, the loveliness of the place turned it into a wonderful location. Sage Kanva Maharshi, lived in the caves of the mountains and forests near to this place, as mentioned in Ramayana hence it is named Kanva.
The reservoir is surrounded by wooded hills and offers good birdwatching. This place has been very popular among travelers who are fond of adventurous trekking or camping in the wild. Camping at the Kanva .....
#59 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 54 km from Bangalore City Railway Station, 6.5 km from Chikkaballapur, 9.5 km from Nandi Hills, Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple situated in Nandi village is a grand temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is a great specimen of South Indian temple architecture. It is one of the best temples near Bangalore and also one of the best one day trip near Bangalore.
Originally built in 9th century by Nolamba dynasty, the temple received great contributions from the rulers of Ganga, Chola, Rashtrakuta, Hoysala & Vijayanagara dynasties. The temple boasts wonderful architecture and great sculptures. The large temple complex has a vast open area in front of the wonderful gateway. The main enclosure has three shrines dedicate to Lord Shiva known as Bhoga Nandeeshwara, Arunachaleswara and Ardhanareewara (also known as Uma Maheshwara) along with several other shrines on the rear side of the temple. The large mandapa .....
#60 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 6 km from Ramanagara Bus Stand, and 49 km from Bangalore, Ramdevara Betta is a serene hill situated in the Ramanagara district of Karnataka. Located on Bangalore - Mysore Road, it is one of the popular places for trekking near Bangalore.
Standing tall at a height of 3800 feet, Ramadevara Betta is a good spot for a quick one-day trip. The place also has relevance in Hindu Mythology. On the top of the hill lies small temples dedicated to Lord Rama, Hanuman, Ganesh, and Shiva Parvati. It is believed that Sugreeva established the idol after Lord Rama helped him in killing Asura Sukasura. This idol later was identified and renovated by Kempegowda, founder of Bangalore. Kempegowda also built a fort here, the remains of the Fort wall can be seen at various points. There is another attraction called Sita's Pond. No one knows how deep it is and why it is called so.
Ramadevara Betta is also popularly known for the location of Bollywood's most iconic movie 'Sholay'. .....
#61 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 10 km from Ramanagara Bus Stand, and 63 km from Bangalore, Thimappana Betta is a serene hill situated in the Ramanagara district of Karnataka. It is one of the popular places for trekking near Bangalore, and among the must-include places in Bangalore tour packages.
Thimmappana Betta is known for its gorgeous twin rocks and surrounding nature that make it a perfect landscape picture for Instagram. This rock has come to the limelight recently in 2017 due to easy accessibility to the top, without needing much trekking or climbing. There is a well-maintained temple named Thimmappana Swamy Temple at the base of the hill. There are 2 viewpoints - one very close to the temple while the other one is 15 minutes away.
Roads are really very good till the basement of the hill. This place is less known hence less crowded. This place is a good option around Bangalore for a short ride, click photos and breathe some fresh air. The place is very clean, no drinking is allowed .....
#62 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 24 km from Lepakshi, 33 km from Chikballapur, and 92 km from Bangalore, Gudibande Fort was is a historical fort situated at Gudibande town in the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka. It is one of the popular places of heritage in Karnataka, and among the top places to visit near Bangalore.
Gudibande Fort was built in the 17th century, by Byre Gowda, a local chieftain who ruled the place for only three years. It was believed that he belonged to the Tuluva dynasty of the Vijayanagar empire. It can be said as a concise replica of the Madhugiri fort.
The fort has seven levels with interconnecting escape routes which would help soldiers to flee in case of emergency. The fort contains two temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi. The Shiva temple is known as 'Sir Rameshwara Temple', and is believed to be established by Lord Rama. The nandisthambha in front of the shrine, which stands on a square base, has sculpted stone images of Nandi, Shanmukha, and .....
#63 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 18 km from Bangalore Railway Station, Turahalli is a sprawling dry and deciduous forest located off Kanakapura Road, Bangalore. It is one of the best places to visit in Bangalore, especially for nature lovers.
Turahalli is a perfect escapade from the hustle and bustle of the city into nature. Considered to be the city's only surviving forest, the forest is sprinkled with huge rock boulders that make it a perfect spot not only to sit and relax but also to pose and take great pictures with the forest in the backdrop. In addition to that, the forest supports rich and varied wildlife, both in terms of flora and fauna. The trees are mostly eucalyptus among other species. The place is quiet, scenic, and surrounded by nature with a wide range of bird species.
Popularly known as Karishma Hills, this stretch of beautiful forest is perfect for a day trip if you are looking for a spot of fresh air, exercise, or even adventure. It has a nice view and a small Shani temple .....
Pilgrimage | Adventure
#64 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 15 km from Ramanagara, and 61 km from Bangalore, Revana Siddeshwara Betta or SRS Hills is a sacred hill located at SRS Betta village in the Ramanagara district of Karnataka. It is one of the popular places of pilgrimage in Ramanagara, and among the best trekking places near Bangalore.
Situated at an altitude of 3,066 feet, Sri Revanna Siddeshwara Betta is famed for its arduous rock climbing spots and the Shiva temple. There are 3 temples on the hill, Renukamba temple at the base, Bemeshwari Temple at midway, and Reveanasiddeswara temple at the top. This elegant cave temple of Lord Siddeshwara is snuggled on the notch of a monolithic stone hill and is surrounded by the trails of natural wonders. Sri Revana Siddeshwara Swamy is considered as a reincarnation of the great Jagadguru Shri Renukacharya, who was one of the five acharyas who came to Kali Yuga to teach and preach Virasaivism.
One needs to climb around 300 steps to reach the top from the base of the .....
Heritage | Pilgrimage
#65 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 18 km from Mysore, 26 km from Mandya and 124 km from Bangalore, Srirangapatna or Srirangapattana is a historical town in the Mandya district of Karnataka. Located near the city of Mysore, it is among the popular tourist places in Karnataka owing to its cultural, religious, and historic importance.
Srirangapatna is one of the top places to visit near Bangalore. The entire town is surrounded by the river Kaveri to form a river island. According to history, Srirangapatna was founded by the rulers of the Ganga dynasty in the 9th century. However, the destination came into the limelight during the reign of the Vijayanagara Empire. The rise of the Wodeyar kings marked the downfall of the Vijayanagara Empire. During the reign of the Wodeyar kings, Raja Wodeyar conquered Rangaraya in 1610, who was then the viceroy of Srirangapatna. From 1610, the town of Srirangapattana was the capital .....
Distance (From Bangalore City Railway Station): 124 Kms
Trip Duration (From Bangalore City Railway Station - Including Travel): Full Day
#66 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 19 km from Ramanagara, and 60 km from Bangalore, Narayanagiri Hill is a mountain peak located at Jalamangala village in the Ramanagara district of Karnataka. It is one of the lesser-known mountain peaks in Karnataka, and among the popular one-day trekking trips from Bangalore.
Narayanagiri Hill is situated at an altitude of about 3800 feet. The place is also known by the name Lakshmi Narayana Swamy Betta due to the temple of Laxmi Narayana situated atop the hill. The temple is open only on Saturdays. The entire hill is historically fortified and one can see the remains of a fort wall almost encircling the top of the hill. There are also a vast number of natural caves on the hill. There is a lake in the vicinity which one can visit or enjoy the serenity of it from the top of the hill.
This is the perfect place to trek on your weekends and relax at the top through Camping. The hill is accessible via 560 rough steps, hewn on the stone rock face in the upper .....
#67 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 130 km from Bangalore & 81 km from Mysore, Shivanasamudra is a famous waterfall situated in the Mandya district of Karnataka State. This is one of the best waterfalls in Karnataka, and among the popular places to visit near Bangalore.
Shivanasamudra is among the popular Tourist places in Karnataka. The island of Shivanasamudra divides the Kaveri River into two parts that form two waterfalls, one is Gaganachukki and the other is Bharachukki. Gaganachukki and Barachukki Falls are collectively called Shivanasamudra Falls though Gaganachukki is most commonly represented as Shivanasamudra Falls. This place offers breathtaking sights in the peak monsoons. Shivanasamudra Falls is among the must include place in your Mysore tour packages.
Distance (From Bangalore): 110 Kms
Trip Duration (From Bangalore - Including Travel): Full Day
Heritage | City
#68 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 128 km from Ooty, 139 km from Bangalore, 203 km from Coimbatore, 247 km from Mangalore, & 476 km from Chennai, Mysore is the 2nd biggest city in Karnataka. It is one of the top places to visit near Bangalore, and among the must include places in Karnataka Tour Packages.
Mysore is the erstwhile capital of the Mysore Maharajas, who ruled the Mysore State between 1399 & 1947. Mysore is also the stopover for Coorg Tour Packages. Mysore still retains its old-world charm with its palaces, heritage buildings, traditions, and temples. At an altitude of 763 meters surrounded by hill ranges from north to south, it is known as the City of Palaces. Mysore Palace is among the must include place in your Mysore Tour Packages.
According to this story in the mythological .....
Distance (From Bangalore): 138 Kms
Trip Duration (From Bangalore - Including Travel): 1-2 Days
Heritage | Pilgrimage
#69 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 50 km from Hassan, 83 km from Mysore, and 140 km from Bangalore, Shravanabelagola is one of the most popular Jain pilgrimage centers in South India. This is one of the popular 2 day trip from Bangalore and a major heritage / historical site not to miss in a Karnataka tour packages.
This place is named after the pond in the middle of the town (Bela-Kola means White Pond). Shravanabelagola is famous for the Bahubali Statue, among the must include places in Shravanabelagola tour packages. With a height of 58 feet carved out of a single block of granite, the statue is supposed to be the tallest monolithic stone statue in the world. The statue was carved during the period of Chamundaraya, a minister of the Ganga King Rajamalla between 982 and 983 CE. The nude statue of Bahubali is carved carefully .....
Distance (From Bangalore): 138 Kms
Trip Duration (From Bangalore - Including Travel): Full Day
#70 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 30 kms from Bangalore & 5.5 Kms from Hesaraghatta, Nrityagram is a famous dance village on the outskirts of Bangalore.
The village was established in 1990 by the well-known Odissi dancer Protima Bedi. The idea behind Nrityagram was to develop a traditional Gurukul to teach Indian classical dance. The school offers training in Indian classical dance forms, Odissi, Mohiniattam, Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali and Manipuri.
One of the best times to visit Nrityagram would be during the Vasanthahabba festival held to celebrate the arrival of spring. Artists from all over the world perform at the Nrityagram amphitheater during this festival.
A temple was built in 1998, which depicts the image of Kelucharan Mohapatra, guru of founder Protima Bedi in a dancing pose. Hesaraghatta Lake is very close (about 4 kms) to Nrityagram and can be visited together.
Casual tours and guided tours are allowed in Nrityagram. Guided tours need to be booked .....
#71 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 100 kms from Bangalore, 35 kms from Kolar and 14 kms from Bangarapet, Sri Kotilingeshwara Temple is a wonderful temple situated at Kammasandra village between Bangarapet and Bethamangala. This is one of the popular pilgrimage sites to visit as part of Bangalore tour and also one of the ideal one day trip near Bangalore.
Kotilingeshwara, meaning 10 million lingas, is one of the famous pilgrimage sites around Bangalore with great religious significance. This temple is famous for huge 108 feet Shivalinga, which is one of the largest in the world and 35 feet tall Nandi in front of it. There are lakhs of shivalingas all over the temple. The temple was built in 1980 over an area of 13 acres.
There are several other shrines inside the temple complex and they are usually visited while moving towards the main shivalinga. Apart from the main shrine .....
#72 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 80 kms from Bangalore & 4 kms from Kolar, Anthargange is a wonderful tourist place near Bangalore with religious significance as well as a nature & trekking destination. The place is famous for Anthargange Caves and Temple and which are quite famous as ideal places for trekking from Bangalore city, particularly well known for night treks and camping. This is one of the popular pilgrimage sites to visit around Bangalore.
Anthargange literally means Inner Spring, named after a spring originated in the hill and water flows through a bull statue at the temple in middle of the Anthargange hill. The temple is situated amidst thick vegetation and a wonderful spot to experience natural beauty of the area. Motorable road is available close to the temple but vehicles need to be parked at the entrance of the hill and need to walk up hill for about 15 minutes to reach the temple.
The temple is very ancient and considered sacred. There is a water pool formed by the water .....
Heritage | Pilgrimage
#73 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 80 kms from Bangalore, Kolar is a small town which was once famous for gold mines. Kolar has several tourist attractions like Someshwara Temple & Kolaramma Temple. Anthargange is about 4 kms from Kolar. Kolar is one of the popular tourist places to visit around Bangalore.
Someshwara Temple is a beautiful temple built in 14th century during Vijayanagara rule. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Someshwara Temple is famous for large temple tower built on a stone carved mahadwara. The temple has nice carvings on the pillars and large mahamandapa. There is also a stepped temple tank adjacent to the temple. The temple is located near Fort Area in Kolar.
Kolaramma Temple, situated at a distance of 100 meters from Someshwara Temple is another interesting place to visit in Kolar with lot of history. It is believed that the temple was constructed in 5th century during Ganga dynasty. The temple has several carvings from Chola rule .....
Heritage | Pilgrimage
#74 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 116 kms from Bangalore, 41 kms from Kolar and 11 kms from Mulabagal, Kurudumale in Kolar district of Karnataka is famous for Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple and Someswara Temple.
The Ganapathi shrine is at Kurudumale is regarded as a very powerful. The beautiful temple was built during the reign of Vijayanagara kings. The Ganesha idol in this highly revered temple is 14 feet tall. The temple attracts large crowd during weekends and special festivals. Ganesh Chaturthi (Sep) is the most famous festival celebrated here.
The Someshwara temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva is believed to be built during Chola period and older than Ganapathi temple. The temple built using rock has interesting carvings. It is believed that this temple was architected by two different artists and the difference in pattern of carvings can be noticed. The tower of the temple sanctum is built in Dravidian style. There is a bull manadapa opposite to the main temple structure with a large monolithic .....
#75 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 25 kms from Bangalore City Junction and 32.6 km from Ramanagara, The Dodda Alada Mara literally translated to Big Banyan Tree is a giant Banyan tree located in the village of Kethohalli in the Bangalore Urban district of Karnataka. This is one of the popular tourist places near Bangalore.
Dodda Alada Mara is a single Banyan tree that is 400 years old and has spread over 3 acres of land. This tree is said to be the largest tree in Karnataka and the second largest in India. It has a circumference of more than 250 m and has more than a thousand aerial roots. In last 10-15 years the main root of the tree succumbed to natural disease, and thus the tree now looks like many different trees. The area is fenced and well-maintained with pathways, bright cement seats and handy dustbins.
There is small temple dedicated to Lord Muneshwara (Lord Shiva). It is believed that .....
#76 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 54.5 km from Bangalore City Junction and 95 km from Mysore Junction, Ramanagara is a town in Karnataka. It is also the headquarters of Ramanagara district. It is base for few good short trekking trails near Bangalore.
Ramanagara is famous for its silk market, giving it the other name of Silk town. The Ramanagara district is surrounded by seven majestic hills Shivaramagiri, Yatirajagiri, Somagiri, Krishnagiri, Revana Siddeshwara hill, Jala Siddeshwara hill and Sidilakallu hill. The town has an Agrahara on the left bank of the Arkavati with a temple of Arkeshwara built in later Vijayanagara style. The temple is said to have been renovated by Krishna raja Wodeyar III.
Ramanagara is one of the most popular trekking spots around Bangalore. The highest elevation is over 3,000 feet and the treks here are of moderate difficulties. It is home to some highly endangered species of birds such as the Long Billed Vulture .....
#77 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 58 km from Bangalore City Junction, Ghati Subramanya is a popular pilgrim center located near Doddaballapur. This is one of the popular sites pilgrimage near Bangalore and among the well known Bangalore places of interest.
The Ghati Subramanya temple is dedicated to Lord Subramanya and Lord Lakshmi Narasimha. Lord Subramanya is elder son of Shiva and Parvati. Subramanya is considered as lord of Snakes. It is believed that the idol of Shri Subramanya is self originated. The uniqueness of the temple is Sri Subramanya is facing east and Sri Lakshmi Narasimha is facing west in a single idol. The devotees can view Laxmi Narasimha through a strategically placed mirror.
According to legend, Ghati is the place where Lord Subramanya performed penance in the guise of a serpent inside the caves in the mountain ranges of this area before going to kill the demon Tharakasura. Ghati is also the .....
Adventure | Backwaters
#78 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 103 km from Bangalore City Junction and 58 km from Mandya and 84 km from Mysore Junction, Bheemeshwari is a small town in Mandya district of Karnataka. It is located between the Shivanasamudra Falls and Mekedatu on River Cauvery. This is one of the popular tourist places to visit near Bangalore and a well known place for the activities of trekking and adventure near Bangalore city, apart from being a famous Bangalore weekend getaway for one day trip.
Bheemeshwari is a great spot for eco-tourism and is a natural habitat for the Mahseer fish found in the waters of the Cauvery River. Mahseer is considered as one of the finest game fish in the world. A number of fishing camps have been developed here where professional and amateur anglers can catch mahseer. The surrounding lush forest cover is home to many animas like elephants, wild boars, monkeys, jackals, crocodiles, .....
Adventure | Nature
#79 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 48 km from Bangalore City Junction, 31 km from Ramanagara and 13 km from Magadi, The Savandurga hill is considered to be among the largest monolith hills in Asia. Savandurga hills are located at an altitude of 1226 m above the sea level and are also considered to be a part of the Deccan Plateau. This is one of the popular one day trip from Bangalore for trekking and also one of the ideal weekend getaways from Bangalore.
Savandurga consists of two hills, the Billigudda and the Karigudda. They serve as the base for pilgrims who come to visit the Savandi Veerabhadreshwara Swamy temple and Narasimha Swamy temple, situated at the base of the hills. The paths leading to these temples are quite uneven and thrilling. Thus, they make it to the wish-list of the rock-climbers, cave-explorers and adventurers.
Savandurga was a prominent place during the Hoysala rule. The hill fort on the top of the hill was .....
#80 of 80 Places to Visit in Bangalore
At a distance of 61 km from Bangalore City Junction, 18 km from Doddaballapura and 6.4 km from Ghati Subramanya Temple, Makalidurga is a hill fort situated near the village of Makali in Karnataka. This is one of the top things to do in Bangalore.
Makalidurga hill is situated at an altitude of 1350 m above the sea level. It used to be granary storage of the late 1800's palegar 'Makaliraya'. Hence it is known as Makalidurga. At the foothill there is a temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. This hill is filled with date plants, lemon grass and small boulders. From the hill top it is very beautiful to see the lakes on either side, curvy roads and the railway track below this hill. The glimpse of the train from here is very exciting.
Makalidurga Trek is a moderately difficult trek. There are some directions written on the rock which provide directions for climbing. The trekking trail here is not as popular .....
Bangalore can be visited through out the year, however, the best time to visit Bangalore is from October to May. This is also the time for exploring the beautiful hill stations near Bangalore like Coorg, Ooty & Chikmagalur. This is the busiest season in Bangalore and often hotels run full and tourist places are crowded.
Bangalore usually requires complete 2 days to visit the most important attractions. However, there are several wonderful places to visit around Bangalore like Nandi Hills, Skandagiri which usually take additional one day. Bangalore can be mixed with near by wonderful destination like Mysore, Coorg, Ooty, Chikmagalur and Wayanad by adding few additional days to your trip.
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