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11 Best Things To Do In Bengaluru India - Not To Be Missed! - Updated 2020

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Bengaluru, known as the garden city, has slowly evolved to be known as the silicon valley of India. This busy Metropolitan is well known for the IT industry and various people from all over India reside here. Amidst the modern buzz, it also has many historical monuments and other places where ancient cultures are preserved well. It is often combined with a Mysore trip which is an hour drive from this city.

1. Bangalore Palace

Inside Bangalore Palace

This majestic Bangalore Palace is surrounded by garden and gives us insight of the city’s ancient cultures. It is a part of the heritage tour organized by the Bangalore Tourism department. The palace is flooded with tourists on a daily basis.

Bangalore Palace

Address: Palace Road, Near Mount Carmel Institute Of Management, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560052

Bangalore Full-Day Sightseeing Private Tour with Lunch Option

Duration: 8 hours

3 reviews

2. Bannergatta National Park (from USD 127)

This park is situated in Bannergatta which is in North Bangalore. It is bloomed with flora and fauna. One can easily spot interesting animals and birds, and its safari ride is a tourist attraction. A van is arranged for visitors to take them around the forest where animals are left to roam in the open. The ride is both adventurous and exciting.

Bannergatta National Park

Address: Bannerghatta Road, District Bengaluru Urban, Bannerghatta, Karnataka 560083

Website: Bannergatta National Park

Bannerghatta National Park Private Tour with Wildlife Safari

Duration: 8 hours

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3. Lal Bagh and Cubborn Park

These two parks are the ideal places for nature lovers to beat the heat. The locals spend weekends here with family, and it’s mostly crowded during the summer. There are also many events organized here on a weekly basis, so do check before paying a visit to these parks.

Lal Bagh

Address: Mavalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 56000

Website: Lal Bagh

Cubborn Park

Address: Behind High Court of Karnataka, Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Lalbagh Botanical park heritage walk

Duration: 3 hours

1 review

4. Wonderla Water Park

This is one of the best amusement park around. It is a guarantee that the visitors won’t leave without an adrenaline rush. There are a variety of rides to choose from and it has something for every visitor. This is an ideal place for visiting as a family for some fun together.

Wonderla Water Park

Address: Jadenahalli, Mysore Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562109

Website: Wonderla Water Park

Wonderla Amusement Park Admission Ticket in Bangalore

15 reviews

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5. St. Mary’s Basilica Church

Inside the Church
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This is one of the oldest churches in the city. It is most famous for its Sunday mass which is taken in 6 languages. Ancient British sculptures can be seen here. This is one of my favorite places in Bangalore; I remember visiting it every Sunday and coming out of the church with a heart full of peace.

St.Mary’s Basilica Church

Address: Msgr. F. Noronha Road, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560051

Website: St. Mary’s Basilica Church

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6. HAL Aerospace Museum

De Havilland Dove on display at HAL Aerospace museum
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This is India’s first aerospace museum. It displays various aircrafts, helicopters, aircraft engine models, flight simulators along with the exhibits of aviation history. It is filled with serious looking people with enormous love for aerospace. It is time to get geeky and pay a visit to this museum.

HAL Aerospace Museum

Address: Near HAL Police Station, HAL Old Airport Road, Marathahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560037

Website: HAL Aerospace Museum

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7. Parasailing

Parasailing
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This is a fun and an exciting activity. The person is attached to the parasail wing and they will be pulled by a boat or truck. It is a light activity which can be enjoyed by any age group. The best part of this activity is the breathtaking view when you are at the top. Tip: Ask your friend to be on the truck that’s pulling you to take some mind blowing pictures during your activity. Memories never fade.

Parasailing

Address: GFTS (Govt Flying Training School) Jakkur Aero Drum, Near GKVK , Pillar No. 28,Yelahanka, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560064

Website: Parasailing

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8. Horse riding

Horseback riding
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Feel the wind in your hair by going for a trot. There are many institutes available where they teach horse riding. You can opt for a one day activity and if you want to learn more, these institutes also offer professional courses. I felt like a princess taking horse riding lessons during my first class!

Horse riding

Address: 25, Holiday Village Road, Thalaghattapura Post, Off Kanakapura Main Road, Opp KSSEM College, Bangalore

Website: Horse Riding

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9. ISKCON Temple

ISKCON Temple, Bangalore
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This temple is also known as Sri Radha Krishna Temple and has deities of Radha and Krishna. It is located in North Bangalore and is one of the largest ISKCON temples in the world. This is a huge cultural complex created for many religious purposes. Please check the website for Dharshan timings.

ISKCON Temple

Address: Hare Krishna Hill, Chord Road, Rajaji Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560010

Website: ISKCON Temple

Rich Culture of Bangalore Day Tour

Duration: 7 hours

6 reviews

10. Shopping in and around Bangalore

Streets of shops at night
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Although Bengaluru has malls in every main area, it is most familiar for its street shops. Strolling through commercial street and MG road is every shopaholic’s pick. These shops are filled with many varieties to choose from that won’t burn a hole in your pockets.

Shopping sites

Address: Commercial street / M.G road / Chickpet

Bengaluru KR Market Shopping Experience Including Breakfast

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

3 reviews

11. Art of Living International Center

Art of Living Center, Bangalore
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The Art of Living International Center is a sacred place with beautiful gardens. Yoga and other detoxifying practices are followed here. It is mainly a place for meditation and various events are organized every week. Please check their website and enroll yourself to experience divine presence and have peace of mind.

Art of Living International Center

Address: Check website, they are located in many areas

Website: Art of Living International Center

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Enjoy Bengaluru!

Bangalore is the most livable city where people come for work, leisure and thrill. Pay a weekend visit to Bengaluru and check out some activities on this list to see what the Bengaluru craze is all about!

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She has a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and travelling is her passion. She runs a Lifestyle website called Life Simplified 101 which you can check out in the link above. She finds writing...Read more

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