Top 15 Things Bangalore Is Famous For - Updated 2021

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Bengaluru or Bangalore is known as a hot spot for travelers because of its beauty. It is the type of city that will make you want to stay back once you taste what’s it like to live there even for a short period. From good weather to an exploration of attractions, and from food trips to the best nightlife, there is something for everyone. Bangalore is a city that promises a fun-filled adventure that will surely give you good memories to remember. You can choose among the budget hostels and serviced apartments to stay at as you check out these Bangalore adventures. In case you want to experience the place, listed below are the things Bangalore is famous for.

1. Silicon Valley of India

Sky Bar at UB City, Bangalore
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Silicon Valley in San Francisco Bay Area, being the world’s center for innovative technology, has inspired counterparts all over the world. Bangalore is considered India’s own Silicon Valley because it is the country’s major exporter of information technology and has served as such for quite a few decades now. Various technological corporations are based in the city, providing millions of IT-related jobs to a lot of its citizens. Bangalore also belongs to the list of the highest numbers of tech startups in the world.

2. M. Chinnaswamy Stadium

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Bangalore is home to one of India’s biggest sports venues, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. This cricket stadium was established in 1969 and has a seating capacity of 40,000. The sports venue had Karnataka State Cricket Association Stadium as its original name, but it was later changed to M. Chinnaswamy Stadium to honor Mangalam Chinnaswamy, an Indian cricket administrator and one of the minds behind the stadium’s establishment. He also once served as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. M. Chinnaswamy Stadium regularly hosts Twenty20 Internationals, One Day Internationals, Test cricket, and many other cultural events.

M. Chinnaswamy Stadium

Address: Cubbon Rd, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India

Website: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium

3. Lalbagh Botanical Garden

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Lalbagh Botanical Garden, often shortened to Lalbagh, is a botanical garden in Bangalore that was first established during Hyder Ali’s reign as the commander in chief of the military in the South Indian dynasty. It was also used as a recreational park. Currently, the garden is home to two flower shows that are held during the week of Republic Day and Independence Day. Lalbagh is inhabited by various wild species of birds and other wildlife. It spreads to about 240 acres (97 hectares) and houses over a thousand species of plants and century-old trees.

Lalbagh Botanical Garden

Address: Mavalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004, India

4. Vidhana Soudha

Vidhana Souda , Bangalore
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One of Bangalore’s most beautiful structures happens to be Vidhana Soudha or Karnataka Vidhana Soudha. It is a government office and serves as the seat of the bicameral state legislature of Karnataka. The building’s architectural style is most often regarded as Mysore Neo-Dravidian, which is a Hindu temple style that originated in South India itself. The construction of this iconic Bangalore attraction, which spreads to about 24 hectares (60 acres), was completed in 1956 and was credited to Kengal Hanumanthaiah.

Vidhana Soudha

Address: Ambedkar Bheedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagara, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India

5. Kannada Film Industry

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Kannada Film Industry, or Kannada cinema, is a significant portion of Indian cinema that is dedicated to the production of films in the Kannada language which is widely spoken in Karnataka. Sati Sulochana, a 1934 film directed by Y.V. Rao, was the first film in the said language. Some of the most notable literary works in India have been adapted into a Kannada film, with some titles being Chomana Dudi by B.V. Karanth and Samskara by Pattabhirama Reddy. One of the highest-grossing Kannada movies is K.G.F. Chapter 1 directed by Prashanth Neel, which earned about USD 35 million.

6. Cool weather

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There are a lot of reasons why Bangalore is always a good place to visit. One reason is its cool climate. If ever you feel like you want to take a vacation to someplace where the sun is not too hot, Bangalore is the place to be. It’s a place where people who are not too fond of the sunny weather go to. Imagine sipping your morning coffee and looking out of your windowpane while watching the tiny droplets of rainfall to the ground; it’s something that looks like from the movie, right? Bangalore is a place which is not too hot nor too cold but something in between.

7. Snow City

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Snow City is known as Bangalore’s first-ever snow and ice park which spreads for thousands square feet. It’s one of the activities to try with your families and group friends while you’re in India. Indulge in an exploration of a snow castle, the rocky snow mountain, and other fun activities you’ll get to experience for yourself. What are you waiting for? If you’re up for a little adventure in the snow, Snow City is the right place to visit.

Snow City

Address: V Tower, Jayamahal, Fun World Complex, Opposite, J.C.Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560006, India

Website: Snow City

Opening hours: 10am - 7:15pm (daily)

8. Silk sarees in Chikpet

Kanchipuram silk sareer
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Your visit to India will never be complete without owning a silk saree, one of the famous things in Bangalore. If you don’t know what to buy as a souvenir for a loved one, this is a great choice. The city is known for its quality and well-made silk sarees that add charm and beauty to whoever wears it. There are a lot of types of silk sarees you can wear depending on the festivity and occasion that you attend. If you’re after a look which is on the classier side, a golden silk saree is the perfect clothing to wear. Silk yarn and Mulberry silk are commonly used to make these beautiful sarees. Chikpet is one of the best places to go to if you want to acquire a beautiful silk saree.


Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 3pm

9. Cubbon Park

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Cubbon Park in the city of Bangalore is a green land that runs for about 300 acres (121.4 hectares) of land. It is one of the iconic places in Bangalore known for its serene and peaceful environment. It’s the perfect place for tourists who loves nature. There’s a lot of activities to do and enjoy while visiting the park. From relaxing to the calm environment of the place to indulging in some of the explorations of what the whole place has to offer. Take advantage of the beautiful sceneries of ​Cubbon Park and make memories you won’t forget.

Cubbon Park

Address: Kasturba Road, Sampangi Rama Nagara, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 6am - 7pm; Sun: 6am - 7:45pm

10. Bannerughatta Wildlife Sanctuary

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One of the beautiful places you shouldn’t miss during your trip to Bangalore is the Bannerghatta Wildlife Sanctuary. It is the perfect place to visit with your family to gain knowledge about the importance of the conservation of biodiversity. Exploring the place will not only allow you to bond with your loved ones but it will also educate the little ones. If you want to have an out of this world and eye-opening experience, exploration of the wildlife​ is a step forward to that experience.

Bannerughatta Wildlife Sanctuary

Address: Bannerghatta Rd, Bannerughatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560083, India

Website: Bannerughatta Wildlife Sanctuary

Opening hours: Wed - Mon: 9am - 4:30pm (closed on Tue)

11. ISKCON Temple

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One of the iconic sites in Bangalore you shouldn’t miss is the majestic ISKCON Temple. On your tour, be sure to stop by. This is where most devotees of Lord Krishna come by. Aside from serving as a sacred place, it’s also a cultural complex for dedicated supporters of Sri Srinivasa Govinda, Sri Prahlada Narasimha, Sri Sri Radha Krishnachandra and more. On top of that, ISKCON Temple is quite known for its mission to create a harmonic community by providing activities that will help people rediscover their spirituality. It’s a good spot to take artistic shots or even selfies.


Address: Hare Krishna Hill, Chord Rd, Rajajinagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560010, India

Website: ISKCON Temple

12. Butterfly Park

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Ever compared yourself to a butterfly? Want to know what makes each one different? Bangalore’s Butterfly Park will show you why butterflies are something that people find beautiful and fascinating. Butterfly Park is known for its numbers of different types of butterflies and its fight to conserve them. Upon entry to the place, you’ll already see how magical the place is. Imagine being in a whole new world with different colored butterflies surrounding the entire place. It’s something to see for yourself.

Butterfly Park

Address: Biological Park, Bannerughatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560083, India

Website: Butterfly Park

Opening hours: 9:30am - 5pm (daily)

13. Bangalore Palace

Bangalore Palace - Jayamahal
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Bangalore Palace is one of the treasures of India. It is mainly a combination of wooden interiors and beautiful gardens surrounding the place, which makes the place more pleasing to the eyes. It is known to home some of the famous paintings and art pieces of the 19th and 20th century. Besides all the masterpiece the palace contains, its untold history is the best part of visiting the place. It’s a big part of the tale of the city that makes a good story to tell for every traveler.

Bangalore Palace

Address: Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560052, India

Website: Bangalore Palace

Opening hours: 10:30am - 5:30pm (daily)

14. Brigade Road & Commercial Street

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If you love expensive branded clothes, but you’re on a budget, Brigade Road in Bangalore is the perfect place for you. Wherever you look, from left to right, shopping stores line the street; from famous branding stores to some shops which are not much popular but sell quality goods. Whatever your heart desires, Brigade will grant it. From stylish clothing and footwear to electronic goods and other Bangalore famous items, it’s truly a haven for shoppers.

Commercial Street

Address: FM Cariappa Colony, Sivanchetti Gardens, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560042, India

Also See: 12 Best things to do in Bangalore at night

15. South Indian cuisine (from USD 64.0)

South Indian food cuisine
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Going on a vacation to a foreign place will not be complete without trying original cuisines. One of the things that should be on your itinerary when traveling to this Indian city is trying out the specialties of Bangalore like a true local. Completing your exploration of the place or starting your day with a South Indian food tour is the best way to begin and end your day. You can always choose to do them both; exploring the city while having a taste of the best dishes in India. When in doubt, South Indian food is always the right choice. Besides excellent restaurants, there are also many bars and pubs worth checking out in Bangalore.

Bangalore Foodie Tour

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

The liveliest city of India

Bangalore is the kind of place you fall in love with at first sight; it’s something that will catch your eye the moment you set your foot in the place. From iconic sites to food trips, and from good weather to shopping spree, Bangalore is truly one of the liveliest cities in India. Book a stay in a hotel for couples or a themed hotel and check out our list of things to do to start planning your trip.

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