60 km west of Bangalore, off Magadi Road, Dabguli
We were planning for this trip from long time, first we planned it on Diwali but it got cancelled due to heavy rain. After two weeks we finally managed everything, we started at early morning 4.30 am from Indiranagar (Bangalore). Thumping sound of royal Enfield and the cold whether at morning refreshed us We took the Mysore highway and taking a small cut road at right which pass through Kumbalgodu state forest was exciting but bit scary at early morning because we couldn't find more than one or two vehicle in our entire trip. Then we reach savandurga- Manchnabele road by taking a left, on the way we saw the beautiful view of Manchnabele dam. Then through magadi-Ramanagara road and then savandurga road which passes through savandurga state forest we reach our destination. Savandurga which is considered as the largest monolith hills in Asia was giving us a delightful view from the down. There is a Veerabhadraswamy temple situated at the foot of the hill. we parked our bike there near by and started climbing right away. But the way we choose was hard and steep so we went back and find out there is a better way which are marked with yellow paint which is very difficult to notice at low light. After few steps itself we find out that it is not going to be an easy task, your shoes should have good grip. In some places slope is almost 80°, we have to do spider crawl. There are the remains of the fort build by kempegowda on the top of the hill as well as on the way were you can take rest in between trekking. We didn't get much exhausted as we were taking pics and videos of the mesmerizing views around in every 10-15 minutes.
Palace Road, Bengaluru (Bangalore)
This palace is the Palace Gardens located in the heart of the city was constructed in 1887 by the Wodeyar Dynasty. The look of the palace is just like one of those medieval castles of England. It is said that this Tudor style palace was inspired from the Windsor Castle of England. The design and beauty of the Windsor Castle is said to have impressed Raja Chamarajendra Wodeyar so much that he decided to make this palace. The palace, though it has lost much of its previous grandeur, still manages to stand stunning. The garden and lawn around the palace is well maintained and the castle is now used for exhibitions and large cultural programs. As you enter the palace, it is the ballroom of the king and on the first floor is the assembly halls. The walls are intricately decorated and Yellow seems to have been a favorite of the king. There are ornate walls and also a place with a veil where the ladies used to sit while the assembly was in progress. The castle is mainly carved in wood and the paintings of Raja Ravi Verma, a court artist adorns many of the walls here.
Bannerghatta National Park
Bannerghatta Road, Bannerghatta, Bengaluru (Bangalore)
The Bannerghatta National Park in Bangalore was established in 1971. It is a very famous tourist destination with a zoo, a planted Aquarium, Snake House, Butterfly Enclosure and a small pet corner. The Bannerghatta National Park also has ancient temples which are still worshipped by the tourists coming to the park. The park is spread over a large area of 22 kilometers, which encloses six villages within its boundary. The very popular Suvarnamukhi stream runs through the park which is said to have magical curative properties in it. A part of the Bannerghatta National Park has been has been declared as a Biological Reserve for the conservation of rare species like Indian tigers and lions. The Bannerghatta National Park is the first biological park in India in which Elephants can roam around in an area of 122 acres without any chains, as because the whole forest has been fenced and has been designed by the elephant behavior expert Carol Buckley.
Lalbagh, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560004
The Lalbagh Botanical Garden located in Bangalore is a very popular botanical garden in southern India spread over an area of 240 acres. The garden was said to be started by Hyder Ali- Ruler of Mysore and was finished by his successor Tipu Sultan. The Lalbagh Botanical Garden has a very famous Glass House which hosts the annual flower show. This Garden has the widest collection of tropical plants in India. The Botanical garden has a very beautiful lake and is one of the major tourist destinations in the city. The Lalbagh Botanical Garden surrounds a tower which was erected by the founder of Bangalore, Kempe Gowda. The park has many rare species of plants from various international countries as well, and has trees which are over 100 years old. Another major attraction in the Park is the Lalbagh Rock, which is one of the oldest rocks on earth.
28th km Mysore Road, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 562109
This is one of the best places to be around with your whole family and it is just about an hour away from Bangalore. They have now also made arrangements for a holiday resort so that you be in no hurry to rush back. A weekend trip is always perfect in this place. Wonder La is mainly known as a water themed park, but there are also children's rides, dry rides and more thrillinng rides. The Slow River ride is a favorite of many. In this you can slowly float in the water through various tunnels such as lion's mouth and then you are dropped from a height into the water. The more thrilling rides are not meant for children. The Dry rides include the hand glider, ray game and many others. The Rain Dance is a huge attraction here when you all are in a pool and sprays of warm water are generated periodically followed by artificial waves. There is also an artificial beach. There are however certain things you should keep in mind. You should carry an extra set of clothes and not wear extremely loose fitting clothes. Carry your own soap for hygeine purpose. Keep an eye on the children always especially near the pool. Follow the rules and regulations when you are taking a ride and do make sure you do not take rides without a break. Do not ride with full stomach.
MG Road, Bengaluru (Bangalore)
This is a very important landmark of Bangalore and is named after Sir Mark Cubbon, who served as the governor of Mysore for the longest period. Later in the 19th century, this park was named as Raja Chamarajendra Park, after the king of Mysore. The more popular name is still Cubbon Park as it is easier to pronounce. There are over 6000 species of plants here including some very rare ones. The Silver Oak planted here was the first kind of Oak ever introduced here and was brought down from Australia. The Statues of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Edward II are also erected over here. This park is a favorite of morning and evening walkers, nature lovers and children especially.
Ulsoor, Halasuru, Near MG Road, Bengaluru (Bangalore)
Ulsoor Lake:If you are seeking a quiet, solitary place to either stroll or simply to derive lacustrine pleasure, Ulsoor Lake is the place for you. Located very close to Cubbon Park, Ulsoor Lake is a small body of water where the sun setting looks picturesque. A place for relaxation, you can either walk or jog on the promenade or simple sit at one of the benches observing the tranquility of nature or chat your heart out with friends/loved ones alike. Though online it says there is a boating facility here, we did not find any. Just few minutes from Ulsoor lake, is a small Gurudwara. An unexplored gem, few minutes spent there is definitely worthwhile. After spending good quality time there, we were craving for some food. Hence, we headed out to Commercial street as we couldn’t resist the urge of shopping, being the typical girls that we are.Commercial Street:For all those living in Mumbai, Commercial Street is an exact copy of Linking road in Bandra. A mixture of branded shops and street shopping, you can shop till you drop. Once you are there, you would be lured by street sellers and branded shops alike and there is no way you can resist your indulgent self. Though women are usually emotional creatures, when it comes to our staple diet i.e shopping, you can definitely expect them to take a practical stance. We both had to shop different things and decided to meet at a common point after we were done with our heart’s shopping. Whether you are a brand conscious person or prefer everything cheap, Commercial street is a must visit place for shopping if you are in Bangalore. Day 4: Again came the time for solo sightseeing. Having heard a lot about it and staying at distance arms from it, I decided to explore Lalbaugh Botanical Gardens.
Gar firdaus ruhe zamin ast,
Hamin asto, hamin asto, hamin ast.
“If there is a heaven on earth, it’s here, it’s here, it’s here.”
This is how the Sufi mystic Amir Khusrow has described the Kashmir Valley, and Srinagar is at the heart of the valley. Smack in the middle of the city is the mighty Dal Lake, its placid water reflecting the vivid kaleidoscope of innumerous houseboats, shikaras (taxi-boats), and the snow-capped Pir Panjal range: a sight that will make your heart skip a beat.
The city is home to the state-of-the-art Mughal Gardens, Shalimar Bagh and Nishant Bagh being the most famous of them. The gardens exhibit the Mughal taste of nature and the philosophy of disciplining nature rather than imitating it: fountain pools and canals, meticulously manicured hedges, and motley flowerbeds. Also known as the Kashmiri Venice, Srinagar is a place not to be missed by those seeking a tranquil refuge in the lap of the Himalayas.
MG Rd, Victoria Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560007
5. MG Road Market Spree -
Kempegowda, Majestic, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560023, India
There is a direct bus from the Majestic Bus Station to Coorg. We boarded the SeaBird Travels and it was really a great experience.
#14, Lalbagh Main Road, Near Urvashi Theatre, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560027, India
298, 100 Feet Road, Near KFC Restaurant, Indira Nagar II Stage, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038, India
Loved the food- Good crowd!
Bannerghatta Main Rd, Bannerughatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560083, India
Home from where we started our journey
8, 3rd Floor, Allied Grande Plaza, Magrath Road, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025, India
amazing place. try dancing in the middle of the restaurant.
No.68, 5th Main, 5th Cross, RPC Layout, Vijayanagar 2nd Stage, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560040, India
Karnataka is a state in the south west of India and has the Arabian Sea to the West of it. Bangalore is the largest city as well as the capital of Karnataka. The official language spoken here is Kannada which is also known as the cultural language of India. The history of this place in written dates back to the time of Chandragupta Maurya and then followed by many other rulers which lasted till the rule of the Mughal Sultans and then the British East India Company. The states surrounding Karnataka are Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu. The state was earlier known as the State of Mysore to be changed to present day Karnataka in the year 1973. There are a number of tourist attractions including temples, sceneic attractions, beaches, zoos and other religious places too. Some of them are the city of Bangalore which itself is one of the major tourist attractions, city of Mysore, Shravanabelgola and Belur. The other attractions also include Halebid, Coorg, Hampi, Gokarna, Pattadikal and many others.
Brigade Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
If you want to know what Bangalore is all about, visit the brigade road. Its one of the most popular places in Bangalore lined with all sorts of restaurants, pubs, and all the brands in the world to shop from. The best time to visit Brigade road is at night, when it looks its best with all the lights around. Brigade is also located near one of the best malls in Bangalore -Garuda Mall. Other than that it also sites Bangalore's own version of the Tibetan market and the Cavery Emporium. All in all Brigade is the life of Bangalore.
Majestic, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
4. Go South Asian At Majestic -
No. 39 Sun Marg, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
This restaurant is on the ground floor of the famous Residency Hotel in Bangalore. Everything about this restaurant is posh starting from the décor to the cuisine and even the waiters. The price is definitely on the higher side but the food quality makes up for it. This is especially perfect when it comes to business meetings and dinners. A cherry on the cake is the outdoor dining setting.
Footworks Foot Reflexology - Brigade Road
54 Brigade Road, Unit No. 5, 1st Floor, Monarch Plaza, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560001
This is one of the most important and most popular places to hang out. This road in Bangalore connects MG Road to Residency Road and is a very busy shopping street. The street is lined with shops, clubs, pubs, restaurants and much more. This place has also been the New Year Celebration hub for a number of years now.
949, 12th Main Road, Doopanahalli,Indira Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
The Humming Tree easily has the most interesting gig calendar in Bangalore . You may arrive there expecting a rock band but may end up participating in a one-minute theatre festival along with other shy and awkward or boisterously drunk men. Formed in collaboration with a music company , The Humming Tree has patrons as well as audiences paying attention, completely and only to the performance. With it’s foosball tables, stools with sewing machine pedals and eccentric artists, all the quirkiness comes easily here.
Marathahalli-Sarjapur Outer Ring Road
Marathahalli-Sarjapur Outer Ring Rd, Chandra Layout, Marathahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560037, India
The Marathahalli-Sarjapur Outer Ring Road is a 62 kilometers long road which runs around the perimeter of Bangalore. The Marathahalli-Sarjapur Outer Ring Road was built by the Bangalore Development Authority and was opened between 1996 2002.This road is connected with all the important highways in the city like Old Madras Road, Bellary Road, Tumkur Road, Mysore Road, Bannerghatta Road, Kanakapura Road and many others. The main purpose behind the construction of this Outer Ring Road was to keep the heavy traffic out of the city. Three more ring roads are being built beyond the existing Ring Road to tackle the huge traffic estimations in the near future, the responsibility of the construction has been given to BDA and BMRDA. The new three ring roads will be named as Peripheral Ring Road which will run for a few kilometers behind BMIC-PRR, the second one Intermediate Ring and the third is Satellite Towns Ring.
Malleshwaram, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
This is where we stay in Bangalore, and the starting & the end point of our day's trip to Hogenakkal Falls.
West Of Chord Road, Post Hare Krishna Hill, Rajaji Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
“सदैव देवत्वं दर्शयामि ” (Sadiva Daivatvam Darshayaami) – one of the famous quotes in the Sanskrit language which says I always manifest divinity. A day started with a prayer to the divine always ends in peace and purity.
The wonderful city of Bangalore is known for having some of the best temples in the history. This ISKCON temple in the city is one of the largest Krishna temples in the world and also one of the most beautiful temples in the city housing the deity of the famous Lord Krishna and is one of the best places to visit in Bangalore.
Dr Ambedkar rd,, Sampangi Ramnagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Standing right in the heart of the city, the house of Karnatka legislative assembly "The VIdhana Soudha" is a monumental building of the Neo Dravidian style of architecture constructed by the famous Chief Minister of Karnataka - Sri Kengal Hanumantaiah. When illuminated completely in the night, this Granite strctrure is a pleasure to the eye to watch and is always present on the list of must visit places in Bangalore.
No.84/6, Opposite Ameoba Church, Church Street,, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Next we headed to MG road. Yes! the favorite roaming place of every youngster in Bengaluru. But my favorite place in MG road is the Blossoms book store. It has one of the largest collections of books for every genre. I could stay at that place reading and smelling the old books all day! We purchased a heap of Novels from there.
No. 998, 1st Main, 1st Block, Near Wipro Park, Koramangala, S.T. Bed, 1st Block Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560034, India
NH-7, Bellary Road, Outer Ring Road, Bengaluru (Bangalore)
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat
Kumarakrupa Road, Bengaluru (Bangalore)
This is an art gallery in Bangalore and is mainly known for the regular exhibitions and public events held here. The main aim of this place is to make people more aware of the art and culture of South India, especially Karnataka. A part of this has been carved into an art college with the same name and this is now a very prominent school of art in the world of contemporary and traditional painting. The Chitra Shante is the annual festival of art and culture organized by the Parishath authorities.
National Gallery of Modern Art
Manikyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560052
This is the most important museum of the city and also one of the best within the country. If you want to enjoy the best contemporary art, this is no doubt the best you can get. The building that has been transformed into the lovely museum was once the residence of famous kings of Jaipur. The grandeur is still maintained till a certain extent. The maintenance part is worth mentioning and the collection is the best you can find anywhere. Art pieces housed here have a large range of variety. There are pieces that are almost 2 centuries old. There are also art works by English painters and National ones too. The location of the museum is just adjacent to the India Gate, thus making it almost a part of another attraction of National importance. The gardens circling the museums form an ideal place for summer afternoons.
Commercial St, Tasker Town, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560001
3. Skilled Bargaining Needed At Commercial Market -
Lalbagh Gardens, Bengaluru (Bangalore)
Gubbi Thotadappa Rd, Railway Colony, Sevashrama, Bangalore, KA, India
Cholanayakanahalli Bus Station, Thimakka Layout, Coconut Garden, Cholanayakanahalli, Hebbal, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560024, India
Suvarna Vidhana Soudha, Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
Bannerghatta National Park Parking Lot
Bannerughatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560083, India
Best memory is of this picture, where the crocodile was eagerly waiting for some swan to become it's prey. I almost waited for about an hour to see something happen. But the bird flew...
Sankey Tank, Kodandarampura, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Its an amusement park along with water park. I visited here in my way to Sankey Tank. if you have time you can take few rides. There is nothing special here through this place is very popular in Bangalore. Sankey Tank
Corporation, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Mum and kids to Government Aquarium by rickshaw
Dad stayed at hotel to wrestle with wifi and prepare for the wedding ceremony, but mostly to wrestle with the wifi
Room service lunch together at the hotel
Clothes shopping in afternoon
Sangeet in evening (Mum went early to have mehndi which will not stay there forever applied, Dad brought kids along later)
Return to hotel by taxi at the insistence of our host, who advised that rickshaws were best left to daytime, and overnight in central BangaloreEarly start for wedding ceremony for Dad
Mum and kids drank pre-bought mango lassis (stored in fridge) for breakfast, engaged private vehicle and driver for the day with the help of reception and joined Dad at the wedding venue
Ceremony, followed by lunch
Homecoming ceremony at Bride’s parents’ house
Back to hotel, shower and change for evening reception
Overnight in central BangaloreSleep in, breakfast, pootle about hotel, pack for mother-son rail expedition
KC Das Sweet shop, Church St, Bangalore (hat tip vinoddsa again)
MG Road Metro station playground
This bullet point is supposed to say “Bangalore Palace” but instead it says “Rickshaw back to hotel to wash vomit out of everyone’s clothing after merry-go-round incident”.
Dinner at KFC
Mum and P depart for Bangalore City Junction train station via rickshaw and after some confusion caused by arbitrary changes in train names/numbers and poor directions from fellow passengers they board what (thankfully) does indeed turn out to be their train, but only after it starts moving.
Dad and T return to hotel
Overnight on train (AC2 class)/at hotel
Kempegowda, Majestic, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025, India
i was in the office and was waiting for the clock to strike 6 pm, we had booked a KSRTC non-ac sleeper bus from majestic to kalasa which was scheduled @ 10:26 pm .My humble advice to all, please leave for the bus stop at least 3 to 4 hours prior your bus timings. I left at 8 pm and reached @ 10:45 pm i thought i had missed the bus , luckily the bus was also stuck in the traffic it came @ 11:30 pm. Due to heavy traffic and so much of delay we reached kalasa @ 11:30 am , 29th oct, our scheduled arrival was @ 5:30 am thus we couldnt start the trek the same day ,because forest department people doesnt allow you to enter the forest after 12 pm.DAY 2. ( 29TH OCT 2016):
Gubbi Thotadappa Road, Railway Colony, Majestic, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560023, India
We reached Bangalore on Saturday 7.30AM. We boarded prebooked bus to Chikmangluru. Our plan started to deviate from here. We thought of visiting Sravana Belagola for Breakfast but due to our fixed timeline we changed it to Sunday. We stopped for breakfast at 10AM. We resumed our journey to Chikmangluru at 11AM.
Russell Market, Dharmaraja Koil St, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India
Step in and prepare to be awestruck by the neatly placed, brightly coloured and never-seen-before fruit varieties. And if you are fond of dry-fruits, prepare to part with your cash. You have a wide range of them all the way from Jordan, Turkey, Yemen and where not.Looking for a place with a character? Well, Here you are! As soon as you enter to your left will be the fruits and dry fruits section while the rest of the space is taken by florists. On the other side of the complex is the market for veggies fresh from the farm. Dimly lit hall, shabbily dressed walls, welcoming faces and a lot of eatables- ripe and raw, processed unprocessed, live and dead. Yeah! Right next to the complex stands the huge Beef Market that makes the largest meat shop in the city. Be it any kind of fish or shrimp, name it and you have it. Beef Market witnesses it's largest crowds early in the day on weekends when the meat lovers turn to it for their not so pious cravings.The street food lovers will dig this place for there is a plethora of budget-friendly options to choose from and not enough space in the tummy. The aromas of the Kababs and Biryani are enough to get any foodie weak at their knees. What got me hooked on the place was the caramel custard that I had in one of the shops. The idea is to not fill yourself up in a single shop and regret seeing another which for some undecipherable reason appears more tempting to your eyes than the previous one.Exploring this food heaven could be quite daunting if you are left by yourself, so make sure you tag your best foodie friend along to be able to make the best out of the experience. Trust me it's an "experience" indeed.
45/1, 45/2, 45th Cross, J.P. Nagar, 2nd Phase, Near Ragigudda Temple, Bengaluru (Bangalore)
969/A, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560008
Eclectic doesn’t begin to describe Kitschiidi’s collection. Feed your Bollywood obsession with Sholay coasters or finally find the perfect gift for your niece on her 7th birthday. The store-managers have personalised shopping experience with an adjoined café space that often hosts artisans from around the country.
Delhi Gate Bangalore Fort
AU, New Tharagupet, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560002, India
It takes us back to the Battle of Srirangapatna where the mighty Tipu Sultan lost his life.
Raja Mahal, 10th Main Rd, Raj Mahal Vilas Extension, Armane Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560080, India
It was the first palace to be built here. It's a huge palace fort surrounded by a battlement wall. A visit to the royal citadel is a must.
Sadashiva Temple Rd, KSFC Layout, Lingarajapuram, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
41, Siddaganga Nilaya, DRC Post, Tavarekere Main Road, Kaveri Layout, Sadduguntepalya, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560029, India
6. Dubai Plaza In All Its Glory -
Tourist Places in Bangalore offer an interesting mix of sightseeing attractions, shopping places and some of the country’s best offerings in food and nightlife. The garden city, as it is called, is full of surprises and the list of places to visit in Bengaluru is bursting to the seams.
Some of the most talked about tourist attractions in Bangalore include the Wonderla Amusement Park, which is among the best and most visited in the country. Shopping on MG road and pub-hopping in Indira Nagar are among the most popular activities to experience the best the city has to offer. Sightseeing in Bangalore would include museums to celebrated temples, Bengaluru offers a range of options for all types of travellers, be it families, couples or solo travellers. Eclectic and vibrant, the city is both cosmopolitan and yet full of traditional flavors and nuance. There’s never a shortage of places to visit in Bangalore.
Bangalore is well-connected to all major cities in India by air and all modes of public transportation. The best way to get around the city is on public transportation and taxis.
The best time to visit most places in Bangalore the months between September to March and the month of July, when the weather is cool and perfect to experience all the top tourist attractions in Bangalore.
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