Welcome to Banglore!
Bangalore is the third largest city in India with pleasant climate throughout the year as of its high elevation and with surprisingly clean streets that will make you think you have reach totally different country. Bangalore is known as the Silicon Valley of India as well as the Pub Capital of the country. Maybe the traffic is bad here, but there`s so much to see! Here is our Top 7 Must-See Places in Banglore so that you won’t get lost in this vast and beautiful city!
1. Parks like Lalbagh and Cubbon Park
Lalbagh Park is something spectacular. It covers an area of 240 acres, where you can find more than thousand species of flora and fauna! Trails will lead you through beautiful gardens and lakes till you reach the Lalbagh Rock on top of which is a small, white temple. This place is a botanical artwork with trees and plants from countries all over the world! Definitely one of the best places in Bangalore!
Cubbon Park covers an area of 300 acres, where you can find more than six thousand trees that support a vibrant ecosystem. Here you can also visit Bangalore Aquarium and see Vidhana Soudha, which is the seat of the state legislature of Karnataka.
Lalbagh: 20 ₹
Cubbon Park: Free entree
Aquarium 15 ₹
Vidhana Soudha: No entry without permission
2. Temples like ISKCON and Nandi Temple
ISKCON Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna, and is known for its stunning ancient and contemporary architectural styles. It is a cultural complex, where different programs and events are arranged. Here you will be able to hear some lectures and amazing music playing, too. You will find book stores related to Lord Krishna teachings, different souvenirs, paintings and even food stalls. Remember that by the entrance you will be asked fee for shoe keeping and also safety deposit and small fee for the rental skirts if you do not have appropriate clothing.
Nandi Temple is famous for its 4.6 meters tall and 6.1 meters wide gigantic monolithic bull that is created from a single granite rock. Therefore the temple is also called the Bull Temple. It is one of the oldest temples in the city. The bull inside the temple is decorated with flowers, and devotees put on it coconut oil and butter as well. There are other temples to visit in this complex, too.
ISKCON Temple: Free entree. Tourists will be encouraged to pay 1 000 INR for special entree, where unlike locals you will be able to go around the main icon in the main temple. Though it is always possible to say you wish to follow the locals.
Nandi Temple: Free entree. You will be asked to give donations if the red dot will be put on your forehead.
3. Markets like Commercial Street Market and Central Market
Bangalore has many bright markets and two of the best are Commercial Street Market and Central Market. In Commercial Street you will find many small shopkeepers that offer products and services you might be looking for. This is one of the most popular and most visited shopping destinations in Bangalore. From the simplest to very fancy. From traditional to modern. Everything is here!
Central Market is the biggest street market in Bangalore. And so many people are shopping here! This is a “must” place even just to feel that special atmosphere!
4. Art in Metro Art Center and Peepletree Art Gallery
Metro Art Center is located besides MG Road Metro Station. Here you will find beautiful wall paintings, sculptures and drawings. Times to times the art center hosts activities for music and culture lovers, plays, dances, handicraft markets.
Another great gallery to attend is Peepletree Art Gallery. It is created by great Latvian man Aigars who is living in India for the last eight years. Perfect welcoming, interesting stories behind every artwork. You will definitely be happy to experience this.
Metro Art Center: Free entree
Peepletree Art Gallery: Free entree
5. MG Road
This is one of the busiest roads in Bangalore. MG Road or Mahatma Gandhi Road is the centre of the city. Here you will find exclusive shops and handicrafts, restaurants and bars, cinemas and beauty services. And party in the night!
6. Ulsoor Lake
Ulsoor Lake is one of the largest lakes in Bangalore. Take a boat and go to one of several islands or relax by the lush greenery that surrounds the lake. Go bird watching and invite friends for the picnic. A great place for nature lovers!
Oh, if you have reached the Pub Capital of India, go to the pub!!! There are so many good places with amazingly tasty dishes and great drinks. We recommend you to go to the Community Bar and UB City that is actually a shopping centre, on top of which you will find many good pubs with music – for dancing and just for enjoying the time. Also, try out Stock Exchange Bar on MG Road and Hammered, where you can take shisha along with your drink. Cheers!
Banglore has stunning places to visit that will remind you of the city’s rich history, culture, art and traditions. Banglore will make you experience different India, and – trust us – you will like what you’ll see!