Bangalore is the capital of the Indian state Karnataka, and has been awarded the title of ‘Garden City of India’. Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru has recently evolved into the Silicon Valley of India making it one of the major IT hubs in the country. The city was declared as the most liveable city in India in the year 2012 and proudly boasts parks, gardens, historical monuments, old government buildings, museums, galleries, nature, wildlife, amusement parks, shopping districts and religious institutions.
The ‘City of Gardens’ is full of fun and exciting activities and glorious attractions, and one of the best ways to explore the city is to indulge in some of the best things so do in Bangalore, including attractions like Bengaluru Palace, Bull Temple, Tipu Sultan's Palace, Vidhana Soudha, St. Mary Basilica, Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple and the Iskcon Sri Radha Krishna-Chandra Temple. The city is home to many museums and art galleries like Government Museum, National Gallery Of Modern Art, HAL Aerospace Museum and the Visveswaraya Industrial And Technological Museum. Bangalore is one of the few Indian cities that boast a plethora of green spaces, parks, gardens and nature reserves like Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bannerghatta National Park, Cubbon Park and Jayaprakash Narayan Biodiversity Park. There are a number of outdoor activities and adventure sports like go carting and rock climbing that one can participate in. Other top things to do in Bangalore include activities like trekking, rafting, camping, wine tasting and venues like Basavanagudi, Sankey Tank, MG Road, Pyramid Valley and St. Mark’s Cathedral. There are myriads of things to do in Bangalore, which guarantee an amazing time for you and give you a memorable vacation in this beautiful Indian city.
Things to do in Bangalore for Adults
One of the most lively cities in the country, Banglore surely mesmerises. Decked by numerous landmarks, there are helluva things to do in Bangalore for adults. The place is home to some very beautiful landmarks like Vidhana Soudha, Tipu Sultan's Palace and Bangalore Palace. A visit to the legislative house is must for those who have a penchant for architecture. As if that's not enough, the place is famous for temples as well. Ensure to visit the Bull Temple and witness its beautiful bull statue. In the evenings, you will find plenty of parks here to take off to with Lal Bagh and Cubbon Park being the popular ones.
Things to do in Bangalore for youngsters
While the elderlies can find refuge in the temples and quiet parks, for youngsters, the city is abuzz with numerous pubs, clubs, malls and food courts. Coming here with your friends will leave you a lot to explore and experience. Go for a nice long walk in the Ulsoor lake with your group and experience nature up and close. Go to the concerts at Bangalore Palace Grounds and check out if something's happening there. The place is known to organise some of the best music events in Bangalore. Have a nice spa therapy, explore the meaning of life in many Buddhist centres like Choe Khor Sum Ling and Thubten Lekshey Ling or embark on a gourmet tour of the city. The South Indian flavours you get to taste here are enormous, I tell you!
Things to do in Bangalore for kids
On the top of being a fun metropolis, Banglore is great for family vacations too. Even your children will enjoy a lot here. Take your children on a safari tour in Bannerghatta National Park, go for a hiking endeavour in Nandi hills or let them have a taste of culture in city's temples like Iskcon Temple Banglore, Maruthi Mandir, Gavi Gangadeshwara Cave Temple and renowned Shiva Temple. If that's not enough, go for Rangashankara where the local performances performed by natives will win your heart. The shopping streets in the city like Bannerghatta Road and Wood Street along with various malls will keep you busy with a nice shopping indulgence. Ensure to visit the esteem mall while you are at it.
Things to do in Bangalore for Couples
Coming here with your beloved and want to explore the city fully? No issues! The city has an array of activities that will provide you with ample amount of romantic things to do in Bangalore. Go around exploring the theatres in the city or spend some quality time in Sankey Tank Park. Inspect the various artefacts and art pieces in National Gallery of Modern Art, or have a nice meal in Mavalli Tiffin Rooms. Take to one of the many malls like the Garuda Mall, InOrbit Mall, Safina Plaza and Phoenix Market City and appease your inner shopper there. Ensure to buy a gift for her while you are at it. The city is famous for temples and churches, so without visiting places like Banaswadi Hanuman Temple, Holy Trinity Church, St. Mary's Basilica and DakshinaMurthy Nandeeshwara Temple, the tour will be incomplete.
Things to do in Bangalore this weekend
Weekends in Bangalore can be quite hectic, given that most of the offices are closed and people are all out doing the shopping and enjoying their day off. It is better to go for something else than the usual this time. If you are wondering about the upcoming Bangalore events this weekend, check out for the latest shows in Bangalore Palace Grounds or be one with the nature experiencing the numerous adventurous activities. There is everything, from hiking, cycling, trekking, camping, go-karting, kayaking and what not! Exploring the hidden mystery in the city's caves like Savandurga and Siddarabetta is probably one of the most offbeat things to do in Bangalore.
Things to do in Bangalore today
Done with everything you can do and still thinking about other places to visit in Bangalore in one-day? Fret not! The range of activities in the city is huge and you never run out of it. Go to Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum and look out for some amazing art pieces that are worth exploring. Set out in the streets for a backpacking spree and experience the city's culture up and close. Chat with the natives, learn about the spices, taste the south Indian curry, walk around the park, pray in a temple and relax in one of the many spa and massage centres. If you are visiting in winter, there are a lot of things to do in Bangalore in January as well. The month sees a number of annual festivals like Kadlekai Parishe or peanut fair and Aero India. Ensure to take some time out to explore the Chitra Santhe exhibition which is held in January in Banglore every year.
Things to do in Bangalore at night
Bangalore literally comes alive at night with an array of pubs, clubs and restaurants. The youths in the city flock to dance floors to enjoy their time while food joints come abuzz with a bustling crowd. If you visiting with your partner, you can go for some of the most romantic places in & around Bangalore that will surely make your day. Dine at Taj West End or go for a couple cooking session. A little away, you can find Tata Coffee Plantation Trails in Coorg which is one of the most romantic things to do in Bangalore. In case you are on your own, don't worry! we have your back as well. There are a number of things to do in Bangalore alone. In fact, it is great since you can do it however you like. Among the must visit attractions in Bangalore, Sri Ramakrishna Ashram, is greatly revered to, thanks for its lush surrounding, quiet environment and spiritual air.
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What to Do in and around Bengaluru
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Lalbagh Main Gate, KH Road, Bangalore
06:00 am - 07:00 pm
Given its proximity to Mysore and a lot of common influences, Bangalore and Mysore have many things in common. The many botanical gardens are some of them. The Lalbagh Botanical Garden is got to be on your list of things to do in Bangalore, if you are someone who loves flowers. If you happen to be around the Republic day or Independence Day, you can attend the spectacular annual flower shows. Home to India's largest collection of tropical plants, this is one of the most popular attractions of Bangalore. Ideal to visit with absolutely anyone or by yourself.
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14, Lalbagh Road, Mavalli, Near Basavanagud
06:30 am - 09:30 pm
Visit city’s most treasured secret that displays the perfect blend of spices to serve the most authentic South Indian breakfast. The Idlis here are the most simplistic yet divinely tasting affair to remember. You have to have a brunch here if you are in the city!
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Bannerghatta national park, Bengaluru, Karnataka
09:30 am - 05:00 pm
The Bannerghatta National Park or BBP is one of the most popular things to do in Bangalore with kids. Take the kids out for a rather eventful day out in all the whelming wilderness. The park further is divided into various section including a zoo, a safari region, and a butterfly park. You could choose from the assortment of safaris like lion safari and tiger safari, or do both! The zoo is a celebrated picnic spot, so a good idea is to pack some lunch before heading here. The wide variety of animals inhabited here, will delight everyone alike.
Bangalore can get overwhelming with its traffic and heat, but its parks are just some of those beautiful places that you can resort to for a breather. The Cubbon Park is one such park, that not only one of the best things to do in Bangalore but also a local’s favorite. Being in the city of yoga, you could even take a morning yoga session at the park, for a good start to the day. Its central location, makes it very easy to be accessed from anywhere. A must on a list of things to do in Bangalore with kids!
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Near Mount Carmel Institute of Management, Palace Road, Vasant Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka 560052
10:00 am - 05:30 pm
If you wish to go back in time, with all the hysteria this IT capital of the country bestows you with, there no place that can match Bangalore Palace. Splendor, heritage and rich history all combine at this very important attraction of Bangalore, leaving you beguiled. Owned by the Mysore royal family today, this attraction is a must on every list of things to do in Bangalore. Its striking architecture complete with stone, and lots of lacing foliage, delightfully takes you back in time. The parked horse carriages outside further enhance the old-world charm of this ancient gem.
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Bugle hill, Bull temple road, Basavangudi, Bangalore/Bengaluru
06:00 am - 09:00 pm
Dedicated to Nandi Bull, the Bull Temple is also known as 'Dodda Basavana Gudi'. A colossal granite statue is the highlight of this temple. Situated inside a park called Bugle Rock, this is one of the more popular temples in all of Bengaluru. Said to be the biggest Nandi temple in the world, the stone cut image of Nandi is continually covered with new layers of butter, known as benne in the local language of Kannada.
This temple flaunts the Dravidian style architecture and is the site where the groundnut festivals take place in November/December. Combine your visit to the Bull Temple with a quick stroll through the Bugle Rock Park or Gandhi Bazaar. Heading towards Lalbagh after this isn’t a bad idea as well. The place is about 1 km away is the cave temple of Gavi Gangadeshwara Temple. Here’s a word of advice for the Bull Temple visitors, ‘Beware of touts!’
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Allbert Victor Road, Chamrajpet, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560018
08:30 am - 05:30 pm
One cannot miss Bangalore’s current being without reflecting on the history of Tipu Sultan’s incredible contribution. The Mysorean ruler frequented Bangalore during the summer season, and stayed in at this palace, that is today referred to as the Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace. A brilliant place to go back in history this Indo-Islamic architecture is one place that will leave you mesmerized. The construction was completed back in the year 1791, making it one of the oldest attractions in Bangalore. For reasons than one, this attraction is got to be on your list of things to do in Bangalore.
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Dr. Ambedkar Road, Sampangiram Nagar, Bengaluru/Bangalore
09:30 am - 05:30 pm
If you have a thing for striking architecture, then the Vidhana Soudha cannot be missed! A must on every lost if things to do in Bangalore, this popular attraction I essentially the seat of the state legislature of Karnataka. A very striking monument with a design that was once referred to as the Mysore Neo-Dravidian, this attraction will leave you beguiled. With its construction dating back to 1956, its characteristic Indo-Saracenic and Dravidian elements have visitors awestruck and mesmerized. If power and beauty were to be combined in one form, the Vidhana Soudha certainly would be an example.
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49 Palace Road, Manikyavelu Mansion, Bengaluru
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Buzzing with some spectacular evets and exhibitions all through the year, the National Gallery of Modern Art is a must on your list of things to do in Bangalore. With an aim of preserving ancient art forms dating back to as historical as the year 1850, this attraction will keep you wanting for more. The museum accommodates some brilliant work of iconic sculptors like Ramkinkar Baij, Dhanraj Bhagat, Debi Prasad Roy Chowdhury and more. What’s more, there is even a shopping section, where you can buy some master pieces. Ideal for kids and adults alike this attraction certainly cannot be missed.
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Sri T. Choudaiah Road, High Grounds, Opp. Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
12:15 pm - 04:30 pm
One of the five planetariums in India, it was founded by Bengaluru City Corporation in 1989. Located on Sir.T Chowdaiah Road, it has been managed by the Bengaluru Association for Science Education (BASE) since 1992. The Planetarium features a 15 meters diameter dome with a seating capacity of 210. “Space Master” Planetarium projector projects the night sky as seen with naked eye on the dome along with constellation pictures and Panoramas. It is used for teaching astronomy as well. Apart from this, video projectors, slide projectors, special effect projectors, etc. are also used for the shows.
The sky-theatre shows are very popular and attract about 2 lakh visitors every year. These blend science with literature, art and cultural aspects of many countries using special animation, visual effects and videos. The planetarium also has exhibition halls and a science park. A special feature here is called 'Know Your Stars', which is a program conducted by ABAA on first Sunday of every month that includes lectures on constellations, Stars and Planets, using of telescopes manned by amateur astronomers.
This is one of the exclusive planetariums of India, for many reasons. With extremely reasonable Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium Tickets, this attraction is almost always sold out. Schools and educational institutes frequent the planetarium very often, so it is likely that you may not avail Tickets for Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium on the spot. But with our great deals on tours you can now buy tickets for Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium online at some tempting deals. Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium ticket prices are flexible for adults and children. Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium ticket cost has been stable for a while now, except for a few graduations here and there. Book tickets for Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium in advance to avoid on sight distress.
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No.1, Art Complex, Kumara krupa Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
10:30 am - 07:30 pm
Set out on a creative journey and admire some of the most beautiful pieces of art you’ll ever see. The Chitrakala Parishath is a platform for artists and craftsmen to showcase their unique talents, especially in the annual Handicraft Mela and the Chitra Santhe (market). You’ll get to pick some exquisite work for your homes as well.
There are Sarees, Pottery and Handicrafts are displayed as well. Regular exhibitions are held at the gallery here and the museum exhibits rare creations. You’ll get to see traditional Indian Gold Leaf work and Mysore paintings and there is room reserved for International talent as well.
Be captivated by the amazing artworks on display at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath by booking the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath tickets from the tickets & tours section on offer. The Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath ticket prices include an extensive tour of the whole of Bangalore and make sure to buy tickets for Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath as soon as possible as the tickets for Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath sell out quickly.
Attractions in India do not cease to amuse visitors and the Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple is just one of them. Also popular as the Gavipuram Cave Temple, this is one of the musts on every list of things to do in Bangalore given its marvelous Indian rock-cut architecture. What really draws visitors to this temple are its mysterious stone discs placed in the front yard of the temple. The discs are placed in such a way that the during a particular time of the year, the shrine shines with direct alignment of the sun’s rays over it.
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Cubbon Park, Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka 560001
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Secrets from the Stone Age, glimpses of ancient civilization, rare coin collections and enchanting paintings and sculptures - Government Museum Bengaluru has loads to offer to a curious mind. Know the life of early man through unique implements and tools, the Harappan antiques and so much more. It is one of the oldest in the country so you might want to spare some time from your vacation to discover something new from the pile of old.
Situated within the museum is the Venkatappa Art Gallery. Get impressed! You really don’t have another option when you see the classic paintings of K Venkatappa, the court painter of the Wodeyars. The 600 paintings capture the essence of gorgeous sun rises in Ooty, the captivating beauty of the Nilgiris and the Church Hill and other breathtaking natural wonders.
There are some paintings of Hanumaiah as well. On the first floor, however you can compare these with the more contemporary paintings of M F Hussain. Then there are art pieces from different schools like the Mathura and Khajuraho as well. You need only a single ticket for the Venkatappa Art Gallery and the Government Museum.
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28th km, Mysore Road, Before Bidadi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562109
11:00 am - 06:00 pm
Wondering about things to do in Bangalore with family, Wonderla is your answer. A place full of excitement, adventure, play and some major adrenaline rush, this place is a good option for an eventful day out with the fam-jam! Promising unlimited fun, Wonderla can easily be one of your fondest memories of Bangalore sojourn. What’s more, there are special BMTC Volvo Bus offer to get you and your companions to the destination. And if you are student, you even get to enjoy a certain discount. A good blend of dry and wet rides, amusement seeks no end here.