Places to Visit in Bangalore

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Lal Bagh Botanical Garden

The Lalbagh Botanical Garden in Bangalore is known for its botanical art, scientific plant research, and plant conservation.Lal Bagh, a wonderland for all wildlife enthusiasts, spans 240 acres in the centre of the city and is home to roughly 1,854 plant varieties. Hyder Ali initiated it in 1760, and his son Tipu Sultan finished it. The garden, which exhibits uncommon plants of French, Persian, and Afghani provenance, has been designated as a Government Botanical Garden. The Lal Bagh Rock, which is over 3000 million years old and a prominent tourist attraction, may be located here.

This botanical garden also includes the famed glass house, where an annual flower exhibit is held every year, as well as an aquarium and a lake. Tipu Sultan bought and cultivated vegetation from all over the world, and now, Lalbagh Botanical Garden contains one of the world’s greatest collections of rare species. This garden is home to a variety of species, including Myna, Parakeets, Crows, Brahminy Kite, Pond Heron, Common Egret, and Purple Moorhen.

Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills, around 60 kilometres from Bangalore, is a prominent tourist area that has steadily gained considerable attention amongst tourists over time and has now established itself as a popular weekend getaway.

Nandi Hills is surrounded by mesmerising views and includes finely carved arches and imposing pillars with elaborately decorated walls and ceilings, making it no less than a hidden heaven. A convoy of weekenders from Bangalore can be seen catching a view of daybreak from an altitude of 4851 feet above the sea level.

Ulsoor Lake

The Ulsoor Lake, was one Bangalore’s major lakes, is spread out across 50 hectares.Ulsoor Lake was designed by The architect Lewin Bentham Bowring, Bangalore’s superintendent at the time. Sit back and relax, and go out for a walk around all over the park’s edge to photograph the unusual birds that call this place home. Boating was one of Ulsoor Lake’s most popular activities. Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations are held every year between August and September at Ulsoor Lake.

Kodachadri Trek

Kodachadri is a beautiful green rainforest trail that winds through dense tropical forests, scenic waterfalls, and fascinating scenery. It is located deep in the Western Ghats in the Shimoga region and is also the state’s tenth tallest mountain. It’s part of the Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary and serves as a stunning backdrop to the Moola Mookambika Temple, which is said to be the Goddess Mookambika’s birthplace. Seeing the evening sunset over the Arabian Sea from its peak is a magical experience; it’s a rare combination of mountain and sea that only a few peaks in the country can claim. The walk to Kodachadri will enchant you and make you want to come back for more.

Big Banyan Tree

The Dodda Alada Mara, also known as the Great Banyan Tree, is a 400-year-old banyan tree situated close Bangalore within the village of Kethohalli.The tree is one of the largest of its kind, covering three acres of ground. The tree was attacked with a natural illness in the 2000s, and the main roots died from pollution. Since then, the massive tree has resembled a mash-up of multiple smaller trees, with its roots continuing to grow in number and girth. Alada Mara has a diameter of much more than 250 metres and is surrounded by at least a thousand stems and branches.

The massive tree is a spectacular illustration of nature’s wonders. Tourists from all across India go here to bask in the blazing sun amidst the maze of its massive roots. The tree is also thought to symbolise the Hindu gods’ sacred trinity, with the roots, trunk, and branches representing Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, respectively. The large Banyan tree, which has witnessed the state’s development over the years and is maintained and managed by the Karnataka agriculture department, has become a testimony to the state’s progress. The area has been enclosed, and there are nice tiny pathways and freshly coloured cement chairs, making it one of Bangalore’s finest popular tourist attractions.

Commercial Street

Commercial Street, in  Bangalore’s Central Business District, is dedicated to a vast number of small shops and brand outlets selling a wide range of products. Commercial Street is among the first shopping places that a newbie to the city is taught about. It is a one-stop shop for all of your shopping needs as well as weekend entertainment. It goes without saying that it is one of Bangalore’s most popular and well-visited shopping areas. Commercial Street is a shopaholic’s dream because of the bustling environment that is always buzzing with activity and the maddening rush of the local market.

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