Lal Bagh Botanical Garden is one of the top tourist attractions of Bengaluru, and it features more than 1800 species of plants and trees. The construction of this park was started by the ruler Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan in 1760. This park also features an aquarium and lake which multiplies the charm of this park by seven times. You can also catch a glimpse of different bird species here such as Myna, Pond Heron, Brahminy Kite, Parakeets, Common Egret, and Purple Moorhen. The park remains open for the visitors on all days from 06:00am to 06:00 pm, and the visitors will have to pay an entry fees of Rs. 10 here.
Surrounded by breathtaking views and spectacular attractions, Nandi Hills is the hidden gem of Bengaluru. Nandi Hills is a set of small hillocks which are great of trekking and spending a great weekend gateway. This place remains open for 24 hours on all days. However, the tourists are recommended to avoid visiting this place during rainfall as it can be dangerous. It is said that in the past, Tipu Sultan forced his prisoners to jump down from this cliff who were given a death sentences.
The Cubbon Park, also known as Sri Chamarajendra Park, is one of the landmarks of Bengaluru city featuring 6000 species of trees. Attractions featured by this park include Cubbon park museum, lotus pond, Attara Kacheri, dancing fountain, Sheshadri Iyer memorial park, and ringwood circle. You can also ride a toy train here. The entry to this park is free, and it remains open on all days except Monday and second Tuesday of the month.
Bannerghatta National Park is one of the most interesting places to visit in Bengaluru if you are a nature enthusiasts. The park encompasses several establishments for the entertainment of the visitors including butterfly park, aquarium, children’s park, crocodile farm, snake park, and a prehistoric animal’s park. Flora and fauna you will find here are Wild Boar, Fox, Leopards, Asiatic Lion, Royal Bengal Tiger, Sandalwood, Tamarind, Bamboo, Neem, etc. The park charges an entry fees of Rs. 80 for adults and Rs. 40 for children. Entry fee for foreign nationals is Rs. 400 for adults and Rs. 300 for children.
Spread over an area of 60 acres, Vidhana Soudha is a marvelous amalgamation of British, Indo-Islamic, and Dravidian architecture. This is one of the iconic landmark of Bangalore housing state secretariat and state legislature. Visitors will require an entry pass for visiting this place. Vidhana Soudha remains open on all days except Sunday from 10:00am to 05:30pm.
Bangalore Palace is an epitome of sheer architectural style that was built in the year 1873. This palace preserves the paintings of several famous painter including Raja Ravi Verma, and has hosted several other international artists such as Backstreet Boys, Don Meon, Deep Purple, and David Guetta. The palace remain open on all days from 10am to 05:30pm. Other than that The entry fees for Indian nationals is Rs. 230 and foreign citizens is Rs. 460.
Antara Gange is a majestic rock hill range situated in the Kolar district of Karnataka. Adventure enthusiasts can enjoy rock climbing, trekking, and cave exploration here. Antara Gange is a Kannada word meaning “Inner Stream” or “Ganges from the deep.” Anthargange Temple is another major attraction in these mountains. Make sure to carry your own camping equipment with you because there is no lodging option available here.