Top Places for Art and Cultural Activities in Bengaluru

Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Bengaluru is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Bengaluru a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Bengaluru.

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Check the list of top places for art and culture in Bengaluru:

  1. Bengaluru Palace

    #1 of 44 Art and Cultural Attractions in Bengaluru
    Bengaluru Palace

    Tags: Historical Site, Palace, Architecture

    Address: Near Mount Carmel Institute of Management, Palace Road, Vasant Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka 560052

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    Built by Rev. Garrett, the first Principal of the Central High School in Bengaluru, it was bought by Chamarajendra Wodeyar in the year 1873. Built in Tudor-style architecture, it is adorned with magni...Read more

  2. Bull Temple

    #2 of 44 Art and Cultural Attractions in Bengaluru
    Bull Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Architecture

    Address: Bugle hill, Bull temple road, Basavangudi, Bangalore/Bengaluru

    Timings: 06:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    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...Read more

  3. Tipu Sultan's Palace

    #3 of 44 Art and Cultural Attractions in Bengaluru
    Tipu Sultan's Palace

    Tags: Historical Site, Palace, Architecture

    Address: Allbert Victor Road, Chamrajpet, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560018

    Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    Initially built by Kempe Gowda, the founder of Bengaluru, the palace was later extended by Tipu Sultan, the Emperor of Mysore. Located near the City Market, the fort dates back to the year 1537. This ...Read more

  4. Vidhana Soudha

    #4 of 44 Art and Cultural Attractions in Bengaluru
    Vidhana Soudha

    Tags: Architecture

    Address: Dr. Ambedkar Road, Sampangiram Nagar, Bengaluru/Bangalore

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    The majestic and imposing building of Vidhan Soudha houses the State Legislature. The largest Secretariat in India, its construction began in 1952 and was completed in 1956. Chief Minister of the then...Read more

  5. National Gallery Of Modern Art

    #5 of 44 Art and Cultural Attractions in Bengaluru
    National Gallery Of Modern Art

    Tags: Art Gallery

    Address: 49 Palace Road, Manikyavelu Mansion, Bengaluru

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    National Gallery of Modern Art is an art gallery in Bangalore. It was inaugurated in the year 2009. It showcases modern Indian art and houses paintings by Raja Ravi Verma, Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher-Gil,...Read more

  6. St. Mary Basilica

    #6 of 44 Art and Cultural Attractions in Bengaluru
    St. Mary Basilica

    Tags: Church, Architecture

    Address: Shivaji Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka

    Timings: 06:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    A classic gothic architectural structure and one of the oldest churches of Bangalore. It is famous for the festivities held during the St. Mary's Feast in the month of September each year, an eve...Read more

  7. Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath

    #7 of 44 Art and Cultural Attractions in Bengaluru
    Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath

    Tags: Art Gallery, Exhibition

    Address: No.1, Art Complex, Kumara krupa Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

    Timings: 10:30 am - 07:30 pm Details

    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 talen...Read more

  8. Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple

    #8 of 44 Art and Cultural Attractions in Bengaluru
    Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Architecture

    Address: Gavipura, Kempegowda Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560019

    Timings: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Gavipuram Cave Temple is an ancient temple, possibly built in the 9th century. It has a rare idol of Agni, the Fire God. A visit to the temple is believed to cure every ey...Read more

  9. Government Museum

    #9 of 44 Art and Cultural Attractions in Bengaluru
    Government Museum

    Tags: Art Gallery, Museum

    Address: Cubbon Park, Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka 560001

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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...Read more

  10. Iskcon Sri Radha Krishna-chandra Temple

    #10 of 44 Art and Cultural Attractions in Bengaluru
    Iskcon Sri Radha Krishna-chandra Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

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

    Timings: 04:15 am - 08:20 pm Details

    Iskcon temples are spread not just in India but also throughout the world. Iskcon temple in Bangalore is yet another attraction that will keep you spell bound to the city owing to its spiritual aura a...Read more

  11. Ragigudda Anjaneya Temple

    #11 of 44 Art and Cultural Attractions in Bengaluru
    Ragigudda Anjaneya Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: 9th block, Jayanagar, Bangalore - 560 069

    Timings: 08:00 am - 08:30 pm Details

    Dedicated to the Hindu God, the Anajaneyaswamy temple inspires awe and reverence amongst the devotees who visit here. There is an interesting story behind this temple. It is believed that a big heap o...Read more

  12. Art Of Living International Center

    #12 of 44 Art and Cultural Attractions in Bengaluru
    Art Of Living International Center

    Tags: Art And Culture

    Address: Ved Vignan Maha Vidya Peeth, 21st Km, Kanakapura Road, Udayapura, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560082

    Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the Art of Living International Center is actually an NGO that propagates the humanitarian beliefs and values amongst the subjects. What makes this particular centre a...Read more

  13. Basavanagudi

    #13 of 44 Art and Cultural Attractions in Bengaluru
    Basavanagudi

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Bangalore, Pincode - 560004, Karnataka

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located in South Bangalore, Basavanagudi is a residential locality that houses the famous Bull Temple in its precincts. Claiming to be one of the oldest areas of Bangalore, this place is a must visit ...Read more

  14. Iskcon Bangalore, Sri Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple

    #14 of 44 Art and Cultural Attractions in Bengaluru
    Iskcon Bangalore, Sri Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: 1st Block, HBR Layout, Kacharakanahalli Main Road, Bangalore, Karnataka 560043

    Timings: 04:30 am - 08:30 pm Details

    More than the temple, the Sri Sri Lakshmi Narasimhaji is known for its grand festival of Sri Narasimha Abhishekam famously known as Narasimha Tirumanjana Seva. On this day, you can experience the...Read more

  15. Dodda Ganapathi Temple

    #15 of 44 Art and Cultural Attractions in Bengaluru
    Dodda Ganapathi Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Bull Temple Road, Basavanagudi, Bangalore

    Timings: 07:00 am - 08:30 pm Details

    Located at the famous Bull temple road in Bangalore, the Dodda Ganapathi temple is yet another jewel in the temple trail of the city. Dodda Ganesha Temple at Basavanagudi was constructed by Kempe...Read more

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