What to Do in Bangalore for a Day
The city of Bangalore is the city of generation X. It is the city, which never ceases to draw swarms of youngsters from different parts of the city. With major IT centers, spectacular palaces, happening night clubs, and fascinating adventure parks, Bangalore has something for everyone. In fact, this is why Bangalore is reckoned as one of the most frequented tourist hubs in India. Taking into account these two factors, we have put together a list of places giving you plenty of ideas as to what to do in Bangalore for a day.
An imposing castle, Bangalore Palace is a quintessentially regale monument known for its enchanting beauty & grandeur. This opulent monument dates back to 1878. An interesting fact about this property is that originally, it was used as a high school. This humongous property is spread over a whopping 45,000 sq. ft. The architecture of this colossal palace represents a marriage between Tudor & Scottish styles of architecture. The palace is adorned by the mesmerizing paintings of the celebrated Renaissance painter Raja Ravi Varma. It also comprises of other spectacular structures, including Darbar Hall, impressive Roman arches, a stunning ballroom, and a sprawling garden.
Counted as one of the busiest roads in Bangalore, Mahatma Gandhi Road (MG Road) is the hub of all the recreational & commercial activities. Alluring people from far and wide, this is a one-stop destination for all the shopaholics. Having boulevards selling everything from elegant traditional handicrafts and authentic silk sarees to expensive bone china cutlery and ethnic silver jewelry, MG Road is the place where you could shop till you drop. It also has quite a few eating joints where you could stop along the way for a quick snack.
Bannerghatta National Park
Established in 1971, this National Park is the ultimate haven for all wildlife enthusiasts. Comprising of rich biodiversity, it is spread over a whopping expanse of 104.27 sq. km. This park is conspicuous for housing the first butterfly park in the country. Embark on a fun-filled jungle safari or explore some of the other attractions that this park houses – an aquarium, a zoo, Children’s park, Crocodile Farm, Snake Park, Prehistoric Animals’ Park, and a museum. This place is not just a great site to get up close and personal with nature; it is also a photographer’s delight as it offers great opportunities to capture awesome shots.
Cascading with tremendous force from a height of almost 50 ft, Chunchi Falls is a major tourist site. Germinating from River Arkavati, it lies along the way to the confluence of Mekedatu, a rocky valley, and Sabgama. Enclosed by lush green scrubs, this is one of the most picturesque waterfalls in the vicinity of Bangalore. Deriving its name from a tribal couple Chincha and Chunchi, this breathtaking river is a popular picnic site visited by all those seeking to explore a pristine landscape without any imprints of commercialization. It also has an impressive watchtower offering a panoramic view of this gorgeous scene.
Another thing that you can do in Bangalore in a day is to visit the famed Bull Temple. Popularly called Nandi Temple, this venerated shrine is believed to be the biggest temples devoted to Nandi, the vehicle of Lord Shiva. It is a major pilgrimage site for Shaivites. The central idol of the deity is anointed with coconut oil, butter and ‘benne’. There is also the mesmerizing the temple of Lord Ganesh carved entirely out of butter. The Prasad of the temple is believed to be made out of this butter.
What to Do in Bangalore for a Day