Things to do In Bengaluru

 Things to do In Bengaluru

Welcome to Namma Bengaluru!! As you join us for the much-awaited Bengaluru Dreamin event, we’re thrilled to offer you a delightful list of places to enrich your experience in our beloved city. 

Here’s a carefully curated selection of destinations, each promising to add a touch of magic to your journey. 

1. Lalbagh 

Lalbagh Botanical Garden is a heaven for environment enthusiasts, with a lake and a multitude of birds and other creatures calling it home. There’s also a lotus garden, a rose garden, a topiary garden, and a bonsai garden. A photographer’s dream, it also includes the well-known glass house which holds the  annual flower exhibition.Tipu Sultan brought in imported trees and plants from countries all over the world and hence Lalbagh boasts one of the greatest collections of rare plants in the world.

Timings: 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Approximate Time Required : 3 hours 

Location: Near Jayanagar (metro available → Lalbagh metro station)

2. ISKCON Temple

Lord Krishna is the center of worship at the ISKCON Temple. The ISKCON Temple is well-known for its engagement-based programs for Lord Krishna devotees. The temple offers lifelong memberships and hosts events for Krishna consciousness and Lord awareness in its community centers.

Darshan Timings: 4:15 AM – 5:00 AM, 7:15 AM – 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Approximate Time Required: 2 hours

Location: Rajajinagar ( metro available → mahalakshmi metro station)

3. Bengaluru Palace 

Constructed in 1878, the palace stands as Bengaluru’s main attraction today. The palace spans 45,000 square feet, making it incredibly large. The magnificent palace that stands today is the product of a fusion of Scottish Gothic and Tudor architecture.

According to legend, King Chamarajendra Wadiyar was inspired to create the palace after visiting London’s Windsor Castle. To aid those with language barriers in better understanding the Palace’s history, an audio cassette in Hindi and English is offered inside.

Timings: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Approximate Time Required: 4 hours

Location: Bus Available but the best way to reach Bengaluru Palace by metro is to get down at Cubbon Park metro station( 2.8kms from the palace)

4. Church Street

Named after St. Mark’s Cathedral, Church Street, which stretches for around 750 meters, is one of Bengaluru’s busiest and most popular streets. It is surrounded by gift shops, record stores, cafes, restaurants, and bookstores. This is an absolute must-see if you love to read. Thousands of books are kept in the well-known “Blossoms” bookstore on this street. Do you want to experience Bengaluru’s nightlife? Then your best bet is MG Road, which is opposite to Church Street! Delicious food is served at restaurants like Berry’d Alive, Matteo Coffea, Brick Oven, and Smally’s Resto Cafe.

Timings: Visit any time to have fun!

Location: Church Street (Metro available – MG road station)

5. Commercial street 

There are a lot of tiny shops and brand outlets on Commercial Street that offer the most beautiful assortment of goods. Commercial Street is a one-stop shop for all your shopping requirements and weekend fun, and it’s one of the first shopping locations a newbie to the city is told about. It goes without saying that it is among Bengaluru’s most well-liked and frequently visited shopping locations.

Timings: 8 AM to 11 PM

Location: Commercial Street (The nearest metro is MG Road Metro Station)

6. National Gallery of Modern Art

The superb collection, which houses more than 14,000 amazing pieces by contemporary and modern artists, features stunning sculptures and paintings by Raja Ravi Verma, Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher-Gil, and Rabindranath Tagore. The 3.5-acre property features vibrantly blooming flowers and beautiful landscapes, perfectly combining modern architectural elements with elegance of ancient times. The art gallery serves as a gathering place for art enthusiasts and historians, thanks to its expansive auditorium, modest cafeteria, and reference library.

Timings: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

Closed on Mondays

Location: The nearest metro available is MG road metro station which is 3.5km away from the National Gallery of modern art

7. Cubbon Park

Cubbon Park, a popular tourist destination with lush greenery, is located in Bengaluru and spans 300 acres. This area of the city, known as the “green belt,” is perfect for individuals who enjoy the outdoors and a peaceful setting. Lord Cubbon laid the foundation, which is why the park has his name. More than 6,000 trees can be found there, supporting a diverse environment. The Bengaluru Aquarium, the second-largest aquarium in India, is another well-known attraction near Cubbon Park.

Timings: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Closed on Mondays and second Tuesdays of every month.

Location: Metro available – Cubbon Park metro station

8. Bull Temple

The Bull Temple, frequently referred to as Nandi Temple, is the largest temple in the world devoted to Nandi and one of the oldest in Bengaluru. Because Nandi is so important to Lord Shiva, this temple is a must-visit location for any devotee of Shiva.

Kempe Gowda built the Bull Temple, which mostly features Dravidian architecture. The magnificent temple of Ganesh is located on the grounds of the Bull Temple. One fascinating thing to know about this temple is that the Lord Ganesh statue is built completely of butter! 

Timings: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Location: Metro available ( Nearest metro station is National College metro station)

09. St. Mary’s Basilica 

Constructed in 1882, St. Mary’s Basilica has the title of being the oldest church in Bengaluru and the only one in the state to be granted the rank of minor basilica. It is well-known for the celebrations that take place there every September during St. Mary’s Feast. With its towering façade, glass windows, and the devoted statues of Mother Mary, it is a magnificent sight to behold. 

Timings: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Location: The St Mary’s Basilica is located very near to the Shivajinagar Bus Terminus. The nearest metro station available is Cubbon Park metro station.

10. Vidhana Soudha

Due to its grandeur and flawless white architecture, this magnificent structure—which is a highly sought-after tourist destination—is frequently referred to as the “Taj Mahal of South India.” India’s largest legislative structure is this one.Despite being off-limits to visitors, these structures can be seen from the outside.There are around 300 rooms in Vidhana Soudha, which may house about 22 different State Government agencies.

Timings: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Pro Tip: visit in the evening to witness the beautiful lights!)

Location : Nearest metro station is Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Stn on purple line. 

Pro Tip:  you can use the below mentioned link to check out the metro fare, rides and timings in Bengaluru