Things to do in Bangalore

12 December  |  Listicles

Bangalore tourism revolves around its lifestyle and entertainment centres, sprinkled with a heavy dose of culture. From delicious cuisines to amusement park rides, the city is a treasure-trove of activity if you look in the right places. Here are some things to do in Bangalore, to ensure that you feel the multiple vibes of the Garden City.

  1. Enjoy Nature at Cubbon Park

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For close to 150 years, Cubbon Park has been the lungs of the city of Bangalore. Spread over 100 acres, a morning trip to this centrally located park is recommended. Some of the highlights here include a vast collection of exotic plants and trees, including beautiful Golden Oaks and Gulmohars.

  1. Stargazing at the Planetarium

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The Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is an iconic stop on the Bangalore sightseeing itinerary.It is one of five present in India and there are many informative and entertaining shows in the domed auditorium of this institution, perfect for space enthusiasts. Highlights include the Dawn of the Space Age and Exploring the Universe shows.

  1. The National Gallery of Modern Art

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One of the places to see in Bangalore is the National Gallery of Modern Art, home to hundreds of exhibits by prominent artists of the country. Some of the famous names present in the collections here include Rabindranath Tagore and the 19th century Indian painter, Raja Ravi Varma.

  1. Bannerghatta National Park

One of the major tourist places in Bangalore, Bannerghatta National Park is just outside the city limits and one of the major attractions here is the Safari. Hop into a vehicle and take a tour of the tiger and lion enclosures for a thrilling experience.

  1. Visit the ISKCON Bangalore

Located in the northern part of the city, the beautiful ISCKON temple is one of the major spiritual attractions of Bangalore. There are multiple shrines and areas in the sprawling complex and many markets have sprung outside, where you can pick up religious articles and decor.

  1. Feel Majestic at Bangalore Palace

A piece of Tudor grandeur that looms amidst expansive grounds, the Bangalore Palace is a reflection of the opulence and splendour of Mysore’s old royal family. Some of the striking features of the building include the turrets and battlements. The Palace houses many valuable pieces of art and the Durbar Hall is one of the highlights of the interior structure.

  1. Shop and Pub at MG Road

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Bangalore is a cosmopolitan haven and the city loves to celebrate the finer things of life. Step into the popular watering holes of MG Road. Some of India’s best micro-breweries are in this part of Bangalore so you can skip your usual brews and try out some artisan lagers and ales. MG Road is also the retail centre of the city, where you can check out the biggest brands and unwind at the many malls in the vicinity.

  1. Fun at Innovative Film City

One of the popular places to see in Bangalore is Innovative Film City, a theme park where you can spend an entire day with friends and family. Some of the attractions here include the Aqua Kingdom and Cartoon City. Have some fun in the mini-golf area.

You can also step into the countryside for some fun. There are many resorts near Bangalore, ideal for a quick getaway. Bangalore is also a gateway to pristine wilderness. Enjoy some adventures at a jungle resort in Masinagudi. There are Kabini river resorts where you can witness the beauty of Karnataka’s famed forests.

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