Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka, is also known as the Silicon Valley of India. But start-ups and Information technology is not the only thing this city boasts of. Bangalore is amongst the most popular tourist destinations in the country and has a vast appeal to its credit. Its alluring scenery, lush green spaces, enticing weather and rich cultural heritage beckon tourists to flock into this bustling city every now and then. Bangalore never fails to disappoint – from the best beer pubs and exquisite dining experiences to numerous adventures and opulent shopping malls, Bangalore allows tourists to explore the city in its entirety. Start by checking into one of the best luxury hotels in Bangalore; once you have made yourself comfortable, select a few of these spectacular places and start exploring:
1. Hebbal Lake
Hebbal Lake is a gorgeous place to visit in Bangalore. Its picturesque view is very enjoyable and relaxing, just looking at it is soothing to the eyes. This is one of the most admirable and oldest attractions that showcases a wide range of floating vegetation, deeming it a much-loved spot for migratory birds.
2. Cubbon Park
Take a trip to these breathtakingly expansive gardens that boast well-tended roses and exotic and indigenous flora and fauna. The garden houses heritage buildings that go back 100 years and are an embodiment of legendary architectural marvels from back in the day. Here, you can find notable buildings such as the Karnataka’s high court, the State Library which has the largest collection of Braille books in the world, an art gallery, a Youth centre, and an aquarium among others. The Cubbon parks keep you incredibly close to nature and are known as the lungs of the city.
3. The Expansive Bannerghatta National Park
This sprawling national park is spread over 25,000 acres and is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the city. It is nominated as a biological reserve and you can take one of their safaris to admire the lion and tigers in their natural habitat. This even accommodates an elephant sanctuary where they roam around freely. You can even hike or trek to some ancient temples while you are at it.
4. The 250-Year-Old Lal Bagh Garden
Lal Bagh garden is a plush, green park in the city. This garden has trees that are over 250 years old and each tree tells a story. The bugle rock of Kempe Gowda which dates back by 3000 million years and presides imperiously in the middle of the park, is a great tourist attraction.
5. HAL Aerospace Museum
Though the city has numerous museums, this unique museum traces aviation growth over time. This is the only museum in India to do so. It uses photographs, static displays, and motor-powered cross-sections of aero-engine models to showcase their functions. If aircraft and engines are your things, you will feel like a child in a toy store over here. You can gaze at the aircraft engines of the iconic Garret(Dornier), Orpheus (Kiran), and Adour(Jaguar), for hours. This is a must-visit museum to witness India’s foray into space technology.
6. The Bangalore Palace
The Bangalore Palace opened up in 1878 after four years of construction and was originally intended to resemble the Windsor Palace. Today, you can catch a gig at the sprawling palace grounds that have hosted numerous high-profile gigs such as the Iron Maiden and Metallica concerts.
Situated 60 kilometers away from Bangalore is the main monolith hill in Asia known as Savanadurga. This is a day-trip spot visited by many people. Other attractions here include rock climbing, temples, and trekking routes that can take you to the top. If you want a day full of adventure, head over to Savanadurga.
Situated 70 km away from Bangalore, Anthargange can be reached in two hours from the main city. People trek here at the night to catch the sunrise at the hilltop. We don’t recommend hitting the trek base later than 8-9 a.m. to prevent getting harmed by the scorching sun. You have to trek across a stretch of stone stairs, and a long pathway to get to the deity of the place. Do get a guide to stay on the right track and don’t forget to visit the water cave to see the water trickling down to form a pool.
These were some of the perfect places to fuel the wanderlust in you. After revelling in these gorgeous places in Bangalore, come back, unwind and relax at Rejuve – the Spa at The LaLiT Ashok Bangalore. You can lose yourself in this serene space and enjoy some unmissable experiences and specially curated Ayurvedic herbal treatments for our guests. After your spa, take a dip in our outdoor pool, grab a cocktail at Sutra-The lounge and call it a day!! The LaLiT Ashok Bangalore is also one of the best hotels for corporate events in Bangalore along with being the best luxury hotel in Bangalore.