Places to Visit in Bangalore

Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore) has something for everyone. Whether you're a tech enthusiast, a history buff, or a foodie, Bangalore will not disappoint. Known as the ‘Silicon Valley of India’, it is a hub for the country's booming information technology industry. But the metropolis is more than just a tech hub - it is a city with a rich history and culture. If you're planning a trip to this city, here are some of the best places to visit in Bangalore. 

  • Lal Bagh Botanical Garden

Formerly known as the Rose and Cypress Garden, this nature lover’s paradise is home to over 1,000 species of plants and trees, including some rare and exotic varieties. Spread over a large 240-acre area; the garden also has numerous other attractions like the Kempegowda Tower, Glass House, Museum, Pigeon House, etc. One of the highlights of the Lalbagh Botanical Garden is the annual flower show held on Republic Day, which attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world. The show features breath-taking displays of flowers and plants, including a spectacular flower carpet laid out on the garden's main lawn.

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  • Bangalore Palace 

Bangalore Palace is one of the most popular tourist places to visit in Bangalore. Inspired by England's Windsor Castle, the stunning 19th-century palace is an excellent example of Tudor-style architecture. You can explore the palace's opulent interiors, which include intricately carved wooden ceilings, beautiful stained-glass windows, and elegant furnishings. The palace is surrounded by beautiful gardens and lawns, which offer a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. You can take a leisurely stroll through the gardens, admire the palace's beautiful architecture, and soak in the city's rich cultural heritage. 

  • Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace 

Once a summer residence of Tipu Sultan, the palace is one of the most historical places to visit in Bangalore. The beautiful palace, known for its intricately designed and sturdy columns, is an excellent example of Indo-Islamic architecture. The palace is a two-storeyed structure that features a beautiful courtyard, several rooms, and balconies. The palace is surrounded by beautiful gardens and has a serene and peaceful atmosphere. You can explore the palace's many rooms, which have been restored to their original grandeur, and admire the beautiful artwork and architecture.

The palace is located inside the Tipu Sultan fort complex, a must-visit place for history buffs.  

  • Ulsoor Lake  

You seldom come across a great natural place to relax and unwind in a metropolis city. Spread over 125 acres, Ulsoor is picturesque lake is in the heart of the city. One of the best Bangalore tourist places, the lake is also great for boating. Moreover, the walking track surrounding the lake can provide a great opportunity to explore the lake's beauty on foot. The lake is also home to several small islands, which are connected by bridges. These islands are popular picnic spots and offer stunning views of the lake and the surrounding landscape. You can take a boat ride to the islands and spend a relaxing day exploring the beauty of the area.

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  • Nandi Hills 

Situated about 60 km away from Bangalore, Nandi Hills is one of the best places to visit near Bangalore to experience nature at its best. The area got its name from the ancient Nandi temple on the top of the hills, and is dedicated to Lord Shiva's vahana, the bull Nandi. Situated at an altitude of 4,851 feet above sea level, this is a popular destination for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. The pleasant weather due to the high altitude adds to the natural charm of Nandi Hills. One of the most preferred weekend getaways from Bangalore, this place can offer a welcome change and much-needed respite from the daily hustle and bustle of the city. 

Where to stay in Bangalore?

Eagleton Golf Resort, a Club Mahindra affiliate property, can be a great place to stay and explore Bangalore’s famous places. The 168-acre estate has an 18-hole golf course, one of the few in the world. Moreover, there are many places to visit near Bangalore which you can explore while staying at this magnificent resort in Bangalore

The places listed above are just the tip of the iceberg. From its bustling markets and rich cultural heritage to its modern cafes and nightlife, the city perfectly blends history and modernity. So, pack your bags and head to Bangalore to experience the city's unique blend of old-world charm and modern atmosphere.

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