Bangalore in One day
Arriving in Bangalore
If you are planning to stay there only for a day, make sure you arrive early as most of the temples, monuments and museums are open between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bangalore is very well connected by Road, Rail and Airways to all the major cities in India and the rest of the world.
Getting around in Bangalore
Where to head in Bangalore
The Fort of Tipu Sultan was built by Kempe Gowda (the founder of Bangalore) and later extended by Tipu Sultan (the emperor of Mysore) is a true witness of the royal charm and chivalry of that time.
The city is also very well known for its beautiful parks. Cubbon Park whose foundation was laid by Sir Mark Cubbon, the Viceroy of India, in 1864. Located near Gandhi Nagar the park spreads over an area of 250 acres.
This museum was built in 1876 by Colonel Sanky, take a look also at the Public library and the High court. Bangalore Aquarium is a fascinating building situated at the entrance of Cubbon Park.
Prime attractions of the Garden are;
- Collection of more than 1000 species of flora.
- Glass house based on the London’s crystal palace.
- Largest collection of rare and exotic plants.
- Have the first lawn clock of the country.
- 3000 million years old Lal Bagh rock. This rock is known to be the oldest rock formation on the entire earth.
If you are on a day trip to this awesome city, never ever think of giving a miss to museums, or you will end up repenting later. Kempegowda Museum located on the first floor of the Mayo Hall houses the reservoirs and inscriptions of the time of Kempegowda (the founder of the Bangalore city).
Make sure to visit it between 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on all days except Sundays and government holidays. Are you curious about the working of different types of machines. Never ever miss Visveswaraya Museum, if you ever visit to Bangalore. It is located on Kasturba Road.
Bangalore proudly boasts of its rich heritage. Some of the buildings here are just extraordinary in architecture.
Vidhan Sondha is located in the Cubbon Park, Vidhan Sondha is one of the most impressive buildings of the city. The building houses the legislative chamber of the state government.
While you are on a short trip to Bangalore there are some more “must pay a visit” attractions in Bangalore. Ulsoor Lake is one such destination. This beautiful serene lake is spread over an area of 1.5 sq.km and is located near M.G. Road. Splendidly dotted with islands, the Ulsoor lake was built by Kempe Gowda II.
On a religious note you can also visit churches and temples. On MG Road there are two Churches (East Parade Church and Holy Trinity Church at Trinity Circle). Apart from these two famous ones, there are several other Churches located in the city.
While you are on your way back to the airport don’t forget to have some time in your hand and get out of your car and take a stroll on M.G. Road.
Have a look at the places to visit near Bangalore. Nandi Hills also known as “Nandi Durg”, it is located at a distance of 60km from the city. The Placidity of the place can be clearly be felt in the magnificent sunrises and breathtaking views of the Nandi Hills.
Alternatively go to visit Big Banyan Tree located in Ramohalli, it is approximately 25km from the city. The big Banyan tree is an ideal spot for picnics and is spread over an area of 5 acres.
If you are an avid lover of art and culture, visit Janapada Loka. You will be face to face with the traditional culture and art of Karnataka at this place. The most amusing part of this place is ducks following you while you take a stroll.
Nritya Grama, as the name suggests, the place is related to the art of dancing. It is around 35km from the city. It was set up by Protima Gauri, her purpose behind the set up was to promote and patronize various styles of classical dancing.
At Hogenakkal you will be amazed to see a number of pristine waterfalls embedded right between several strangely shaped rocks. One can even hire a boat for going under the waterfall and having a close experience of nature. It is located at 150 km away from Bangalore.
Regular buses are available from Bangalore to Dharmapuri and then to Hogenakkal. Cool early mornings are the best time to visit as this place gets hotter as the Sun rises in the sky. Post monsoons and winters should be preferred over other season.
Bannerghatta National Park was established in 1971 and is a paradise for animal lovers where wild animals like leopard, boar, bison, Zebra, elephants, Panther and Tigers can easily be spotted.
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