Namma Bengaluru - Places to Explore in Bangalore

There is a myth and I have heard many people talking about that, there is nothing much to see in Bangalore except the shopping malls. This is not true at all. Bangalore has so many places to explore in it or very nearby and one cannot complete visiting all the places even in 3 to 4 days.

Here is my list of few of such places. I have visited almost all these places and will cover the ones which I am yet to visit.

Bannerghatta Zoo & Safari

Distance from Majestic: 24.7 km

Let me start with my favorite, Bannerghatta Zoo and Safari. Though the zoo is small, however the safari is something you should experience there. In the zoo there few animals including tiger, crocodiles, emu and some other birds. But the main attraction is the safari. It went through different animal’s territory starts with dear, bison, elephant, bear, lion and at the end tiger. You can see the animals very closed to your vehicle and they are openly roaming around on the road. In the zoo there is one butterfly park which is also very good. There is ample parking place in the zoo.


Distance from Majestic: 28.5 km

Another great attraction in Bangalore. It is an amusement park with lots of activity and watermark. You can enjoy a full day there and will not feel to return from there. You can book the ticket online or in the park itself. There is a resort also and you can stay there if you want by prior booking. Lots of parking place available there.

Innovative Film City

Distance from Majestic: 34.8 km

Innovative film city is one of the popular attractions in Bangalore. You can spend a whole day or half there. They have package for both. It has watermark and many other activities. You may get a chance to see Bigg Boss Kannada shooting.

Iscon Temple

Distance from Majestic: 6.2 km

The very beautiful Krisha Temple located in Rajajinagar is a must visit place if you are in Bangalore. There is timing to visit the temple, so please check the latest timing before visit the place.

Lalbagh Botanical Garden

Distance from Majestic: 6.5 km

Lalbagh Botanical Garden is a very famous place in Bangalore and everyday, specially on the weekend lot many people visit the place. It is spread across several acres and having plenty of trees and plants. Every year there are flower shows during 15th August and 26 January and it is always very crowded both the time.

Cubbon Park

Distance from Majestic: 3.1 km

The most famous and biggest park in Bangalore in Cubbon Park. It is located at the center of the city. The place with busy since morning till evening. People got there for running, walking, relaxation, picnic etc. Sometime parking it bit challenge there, however you will get a place after searching for some time.

Bangalore Palace

Distance from Majestic: 5.2 km

A small but wonderful palace. Many movies shooting has happened here including Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Rowdy Rathod and many more. While inside the palace you can book the audio guide which helps you to know about the palace in details. There is parking area in front of the palace.

Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace

Distance from Majestic: 5.9 km

This is a very small palace of Tipu Sultan. The architecture of the palace is bit different and looks very attractive. There is parking place opposite side of the palace.

Bull Temple

Distance from Majestic: 6.8 km

One of the biggest Nandi Temple and a must visit for any pilgrims. It is been told that the size of the Nandi is getting increased every years.

Pyramid Valley

Distance from Majestic: 43.8 km

Pyramid Valley is located in Kanakapura Road. A great place for meditation or even for a day out. It has a big pyramid structure in the center of the area where anyone can go and do the meditation. The area surrounding the Pyramid is also very good and the park inside is very beautiful.

The Art of Living

Distance from Majestic: 26.4 km

Located in Kanakapura Road, The Art of Living is Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Ashram is very famous place. You may be lucky to meet Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in the evening.

MG Road and Brigade Road

Distance from Majestic: 6.8 km

The most happening place in Bangalore. It is full of shops, restaurant, Bar. This is the destination for many specially in the weekend.

Ulsoor Lake
Distance from Majestic: 7.1 km

A very beautiful lake and park and lots of people gather here in the evening. There is boating also available in the lake.

Lumbini Garden

Distance from Majestic: 11.5 km

Another famous lake and park. It has good kids play area as well. It has boating. This is very crowded in the weekend.

HAL Heritage Centre and Aerospace Museum

Distance from Majestic: 16.3 km
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You can see the history of HAL in this museum. There are several flights and helicopter which manufactured by HAL. A very good place to visit when you are Bangalore.

Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum

Distance from Majestic: 5 km
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A small but great museum. A must visit place for the kids. It is nicely maintained and have several activities for school goers.

Vidhana Soudha

Distance from Majestic: 3.8 km

You should not miss the glimpse of Vidhan Soudha when you are in Bangalore. A very beautiful architecture and lost of tourist comes daily to see this.

Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park

Distance from Majestic: 3.5 km

The fountain water show in the park is of the best. You must visit this place in the evening.

Shivoham Shiva Temple

Distance from Majestic: 12.8 km

Located in Old Airport Road, one of the best Shiv Temple in Bangalore. The Shiva idol is very beautiful. Everyday lot many tourists and pilgrims visit this place.

Shopping Malls

Last but not the least. Bangalore is mall city and it has plenty of excellent mall, some are great for shopping, some are great for food and some are great to spend the time with family and Friend. Phoenix Mall, Orion Mall, Mantri Mall, Garuda Mall, Koramangala Forum Mall, VR Mall, Forum Shantiniketan, Inobit Mall and many more are some beautiful mall Bangalore has.

So, you can see it’s not only shopping mall, Bangalore has many places to visit. If you have any other places which is not there in the list, please write in the comment section.

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