To be honest, nearly every person in Bengaluru, popularly known as Silicon Valley, spends the entire week coding. However, the festival holidays have only made surviving a little easier. Let us not dwell on it and instead make plans for the upcoming weekend. What about taking a little trip to some breathtaking locations? Here are some fantastic places to visit in Bangalore City for people who wish to spend time with their loved ones or explore Bengaluru. Keep reading to see how we can make your weekend truly memorable.
The Bangalore Palace is a perfect representation of the lavishness and splendour with which India’s most resilient dynasties ruled. Famous for its opulent architecture and amusement activities, the Palace is visited by several visitors every day. The colossal Palace boasts of massive courtyards, bright interiors, kingly grounds, splendid spiral staircases, stately towers, and a luscious garden in a proud display of posh regality.
Residents of Bangalore have discovered the picturesque natural beauty of a hill fortress that is located quite close to the main city. Nandi Hills, a small albeit beautiful town, is just 60 km away from the city of Bangalore and has emerged as the perfect weekend getaway for its people. Even though it is most well-known for its viewpoints and its greenery, Nandi Hills is also a popular historical fortress that is home to a number of temples, monuments, and shrines. It would be fun, adventurous, and worth watching the dawn and sunset from the hilltop.
As the name suggests, Kunti Betta is a hill in the ancient town of Pandavapura and is a famous destination among trekkers. It is ideally a 3 hours trek to reach an elevation of 2882 meters. The mythological significance of the place recites stories of Kunti and Pandavas who are said to have taken abode at these hillocks during their period of exile. It is suggested to indulge in a night trekking expedition as the place boasts of a decent population of fireflies that are on the verge of extinction today. If you love trekking then coming to Kunti Betta, can be a memorable journey for you.
The Kolar district of Karnataka promises a jaw-dropping sight of the Shathashrunga range and Anthargange is another rocky hill range that basks at a height of 1712 meters from sea level. The place is mostly an illusionistic stretch of stacked rocky boulders and the natural cave exploration will be an incredible experience among these piled-up volcanic rocks which makes this place one of the best things to see in Bangalore.
Male Mahadeshwara Hills
This pilgrim town is situated on the southern edge of Bangalore at Hanur Taluk district of Chamarajanagara district. The temple not only draws lakhs of pilgrims from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and devotees each year but the incredible location of the Shiva Temple amid lush green forest belt attracts hordes of nature enthusiasts as well making it one of the best things to see in Bangalore. A beautiful and relaxing place to visit in Bangalore.
Dubare Elephant Camp
Dubare Elephant Camp is Jungle Lodge and Resorts Ltd.’s (JLR) project located at the riverbank of Kaveri. It lies in Kodagu or Coorg district in Karnataka, a major Coorg attraction on its own. Every year tourists find solace in exploring the different elephant species at this camp. These elephants are in fact, highly trained by the naturalists or the Mahouts—the person who is in charge of taking care of tuskers and other elephants. In fact, these naturalists are very well aware of the history and biology of elephants. Visitors from across the globe get to know more about these elephants’ lives, eating habits, rules, and regulations, etc.
Wonderla Waterpark in Bangalore is beyond doubt, the best waterpark in the city. It is a haven for those seeking an escape from the mundane boredom of everyday life and offers a series of rides that will make your adrenaline go berserk. It is renowned for its high thrill rides, but there are other relaxing booths that attract people of all ages thus making it an all-encompassing place. Take your kids and family here to spend some quality time and enjoy the fun activities in Wonderla.
Bannerghatta National Park
Located on the outskirts of Bangalore, and usually known as BBBP, the Bengaluru Bannerghatta Biological Park is amongst the most popular and frequently visited destinations in the city. Catering to nature and wildlife enthusiasts, it is an integral part of the magnificent Bannerghatta National Park and is spread across a massive area. It was declared a biological reserve in 2002 and is also one of the only places in the world where one can experience wilderness in such close proximity to the city. In addition to a zoo and jungle safari, the Bannerghatta Biological Park also has a butterfly park and a rescue center where the animals that were in captivity are conserved and protected. Take your family to this amazing park as especially kids love visiting such places.
At the intersection of MG Road and Residency road lays Brigade road which is considered a shopping paradise for the city dwellers. There is a long stretch of standalone shops, individual retailers, and outlets selling almost everything you need making it one of the best Bangalore sightseeing. This commercial hubs houses myriads of global brand outlets as well and it has been a hub for celebrating New Year almost every year. The place has ample parking space and uncountable branded and non-branded outlets.
Known to be one of the best shopping places in Bangalore, Commercial Street is a paradise and a weekend getaway for shopaholics. It is a budget market that offers an array of goods at much discounted prices. From jewellery to the trinkets, shoes to bags, western clothes to the Indian attires, you have it all. The best part about this place is that you can bargain which adds spice to your shopping. An entire lane at Commercial Street is dedicated to silver Jewellery and one for shoes. It is truly a bliss to shop at this place. However, it might get very crowded during festivals and weekends. So reaching early is recommended.
So you now have all of the relevant information about Bengaluru. And now you can travel peacefully to all of the magnificent locations to explore and spend some time quality time with yourself.