Parks:

  • Lal Bagh is a botanical garden, commissioned by the Hyder Ali in 1760. The 240-acre (0.97 km2) park is home to over 1000 species of flora and a Glass House. The park is known for its annual flower show. The garden surrounds one of the towers erected by the founder of Bangalore, Kempe Gowda I. The Lal Bagh Rock, dates back to 3000 million years, is another attraction.
  • Cubbon Park is located in the heart of the city and spreads over 300 acres (1.2 km2). The park was created in 1884, by Major General Richard Sankey. The park is home to numerous trees and plants that span over 68 general and 96 species. The park is also known for its kids train.
  • Jayaprakash Narayan Biodiversity Park (JP park) is on an 85-acre (340,000 m2) site at Mathikere in the north-west area of Bangalore. The park has four lakes, lawns spread over 25 acres (100,000 m2), over 250 varieties of trees and shrubs can be found there all the time.

Wildlife:

  • Bannerghatta National Park is situated 22 km south of Bangalore. This hilly place is the home for one of the richest natural, zoological reserves. The 25,000 acre (101 km2) zoological park makes this a major tourist attraction of Bangalore, which is very crowded during weekends and holidays.
  • Butterfly Park is spread across 7.5 acres (30,000 m2) of land. It comprises a butterfly conservatory, museum and an audio-visual room. The butterfly conservatory has a polycarbonate roof and is a 10,000 sq ft (1,000 m2). circular enclosure, inside which the living environment has been carefully designed to support over 20 species of butterflies. The environment has a tropical setting — complete with the humid climate, an artificial waterfall, a narrow walking bridge and host plants and shrubs that attract butterflies.
  • Birds at Hebbal lake - The habitat at Hebbal lake is favoured by many species of water birds including large waterbirds such as the spot-billed pelican, Eurasian spoonbill, shoveller, pintail, garganey, little grebe, coot and the spot-billed duck. The shallow zone supports sandpipers and other waders as well as purple moorhens, purple herons and grey herons.Nearly 350 species of birds have been recorded from the Bangalore region of which around 60 species may be seen with ease. Bangalore has an active bird watching club that meets every Sunday.
  • Bangalore Aquarium is the second largest aquarium in India. It is located at the entrance of Cubbon Park in Bangalore, India, and was established in 1983. It has a variety of exotic cultivable as well as ornamental fish on display.

Places of Worship:

  • ISKCON temple, built in an ornate architectural style, the Krishna Temple is a blend of modern technology and spiritual harmony. The temple is situated in Rajaji Nagar, and finest fusion of modern and traditional elements of architecture. Now there is another ISKCON temple called Krishna Lila Theme park on Vaikunta Hills, Uttarahalli accessible from Kanakapura road. Spread over 8 acres of land atop a hill, is ISKCON's largest temple complex in the world.
  • Bull Temple was built by Kempe Gowda I. It is reminiscent of the 16th-century Dravidian-style architecture. It has a huge granite monolith of Nandi. This landmark is situated at bull temple road, Basavangudi.
  • Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple is a temple known as Dakshina Kashi. The sun's rays fall on the Shivalinga only on the day of Makara Sankranthi.
  • St. Mary's Basilica is the oldest church in Bangalore and is the only church in the state that has been elevated to the status of a minor basilica. It is famous for the festivities held during the St. Mary's Feast in the month of September each year, an event that attracts a number of devotees from in and around Bangalore.
  • Masjid-e-Khadria is one of the most beautiful mosques in Bengaluru, located on Millers Road, this mosque hosts the prayers on Eid and also hosts the Haj camp.
  • Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha,Ulsoor is the oldest and the only major Sikh gurudwara in the heart of Bangalore. It is situated on the bank of Ulsoor lake. Traditional prayers start every morning 3am with the "Prakash" of Guru Granth Sahib followed by customary "Nitnem" (recitation of morning prayers) and kirtan. Sangat holds a special deewan every Sunday followed by Langar. Special programs happen on Guruprabs and other major Sikh festivals.

 

Shopping:

  • Brigade Road is one of the busiest commercial centers of Bangalore where you can get any sort of shopping done.
  • Commercial Street is a busy commercial centre of Bangalore for getting all sorts of shopping done.
  • MG Road was previously known as "South Parade" is the most important landmark of Bangalore.
  • Chickpet is famous for traditional roadside shopping close to Majestic bus stand.
  • UB City is famous for India's first luxury shopping mall.

Amusement parks:

  • Lumbini Gardens is an eco friendly public park on the banks of the Nagawara Lake near Hennur. It has a swimming pool, rides and water boating facility.
  • Wonderla is an amusement park located near Bidadi, 28 kilometers from Bangalore.
  • Innovative Film City is an amusement and theme park with go karting, and stage and studio facilities.

Nature:

  • Dodda Alada Mara, a big banyan tree located in Ramohalli (28 km away). This tree covers 3 acres (12,000 m2) and is one of the largest of its kind. It is at least 400 years old.
  • Bugle Rock (called Kahale Bande (ಕಹಳೆ ಬ೦ಡೆ)) is a massive rock situated in Basavanagudi which is an abrupt rise above the ground of peninsular gneiss as the main rock formation and with an assessed age of about 3000 million years.
  • Nandi Hills or Nandidurg is a hill fortress of southern India, in the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka state. It is located just 3 to 5 km from Chickballapur Taluq, 60 km from Bangalore. It is 4851 ft (1478 m) above sea level. Nandidurg hill, known commonly as Nandi Hills, is the source of the Penner, Ponnaiyar and Palar rivers. Nandi Hills gets its name from an ancient Nandi temple situated on this hill. This temple has a thousand year old sculpture of Nandi. An ancient lord Shiva and Parvati temple also adorns this hill.

 

Source of Information: Wikipedia