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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular places of interest in Bangalore?

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When you think of exploring Bangalore, don’t let the tag of IT City keep you from exploring the lush gardens and parks of this Garden City. Of course there is loads to see and learn from the museums and galleries but visit the  temples for a cultural and historic peekaboo.


The thought of a long walk, as you go gallivanting through the tall trees (varieties from across the globe) and the sweet scent of roses (again, varieties from across the world) is tempting. Isn’t it? This garden stretched to fit acres of land was built by
Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan (his son) gave it its finishing touches. The guided tour will help you know the names of all the flower and tree varieties.  It’ll be fun quizzing kids on these newly learnt names. There is a glasshouse inspired by the London Crystal Palace all in the garden precincts, a deer park and an aquarium full of colourful fish. Visit the place in January or August to witness the lovely flower shows. Pick a few tips from the Karnataka Horticulture Society for your own plants at home and also show kids the enormous electronic flower clock.


Timings: 5:30 am to 7:30 pm

Entry: INR 10


Address: Lalbagh

Bangalore

560004

Karnataka

India


Every once in a while, everyone deserves to have some fun and here’s your share. It’s a place for kids and especially for adults. There are rides for everyone one and fun guaranteed whether you come alone or with your group of friends. The water is clean, small heaters to keep the water a bit warm, locker facilities so you can leave your belongings safe. There are tons of land and water rides so you can have the time of your life. These rides are safe and the staff is friendly. And to take care of your hunger pangs there are eating joints around the place.


Timings: 11 am to 6 pm (Monday to Friday), 11 am to 7 pm (Saturday and Sunday)

Entry: INR 730 for adults, INR 540 for children and INR senior citizens.


Address: 28th Mysore Road

Bangalore

562109

India


  • Malleswaram

 

Capture the old Bangalore charm at Malleswaram. The subtle intrusion of the modern day world into its old market and streets is quite a sight to see. You get to visit old temples, haggle around shops, eat local street food and if this doesn’t please you head right towards the Mantri Mall. Do visit Janata and Veena for some lip smacking treats. Most restaurants around this place are vegetarian but the street food is worth a try. And if your visit clashes with a festive date, you’re in for a colourful visit.


Address: Northwest Bangalore

Karnataka

India


  • The Heritage Centre and Aerospace Museum


Fighter planes, jets, air crafts and still more aircrafts! Sky will be the limit for your little one’s excitement at
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) The Heritage Centre and Aerospace Museum. What’s more? You’ll get to use the flight simulator as well (at INR 10). Pinch yourself, it’s true! This museum has everything you want to know about the aeronautical history of India and a glimpse of some of the most ferocious fighter planes of the Indian Air Force. The life size models are a sight that you must not miss and your kids will love you for this treat.


Timings: 9 am to 5 pm

Entry fee: INR 20 for adults and INR 10 for kids, camera charges: INR 25, video camera charges: INR 45


Address: Varthur Main Road

Airport Road

Bangalore

Karnataka

India


  • Iskcon Temple


A visit to the magnificent temple built by the
International Society of Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon) rejuvenates not just the mind but also the soul. It’s a stunning combination of the modern and traditional architectural style and the sound of Hare Krishna reverberating in the backdrop makes the experience even more divine. It’s a

short distance from the Orion Mall and so worth a visit. Bow your head and drop in a little prayer at the Radha Krishna shrine or join in the kirtan and dance that goes on all through the day. There are enough and more eating places here along with a shopping complex and guest house options.


Timings:
7 am-1 pm  and 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm


Address: Hare Krishna Hill

Chord Road

Bangalore

560010

Karnataka

India


  • Bull Temple
     


A colossal granite is the highlight of this temple. Dedicated to
Lord Shiva, this is one of the more popular temples in all of Bangalore. It flaunts a Dravidian style architecture is the place where the groundnut festivals takes place in November/December. Combine your visit to the Bull Temple with a quick stroll through the Bugle Rock Park or Gandhi Bazaar. Heading towards Lalbagh after this isn’t a bad idea as well. About 1 km away is the cave temple of Gavi gangadeshwara Temple. Here’s a word of advice for the Bull Temple visitors, ‘Beware of touts!’


Timings: 7 am to 8:30 pm


Address: Bull Temple Road

Basavangudi

Bangalore

Karnataka

India


  • Flight for Fantasy


“I want to be a pilot when i grow up”. Well, let’s fulfill your dream. Flight for Fantasy gives you the closest experience if flying a plane.
Boeing 737 cockpit has realistic controls, high definition surround sound so it feels like flying a real plane. you get to practice landing, tafe offs, air combat and so much more. You can book as session from half an hour or one hour session and you also get to pick your destinations! The instructors guide you thoroughly. In case you have any query ask the guide and make the most of this little surprise the technology city has to offer. for booking: http://flight4fantasy.com/


A 30 min flight session will cost INR 999 (Monday to Thursday) and INR 1200 (Friday to Sunday) and a 60 minute session will cost INR 1500 (Monday to Thursday) and 1800 (Friday to Sunday)


Address: 405

4th Floor

Forum Mall

Hosur Road

Koramanagala

Bangalore

Karnataka

India

Telephone: 91 80 220 67977


  • Venkatappa Art Gallery


Get impressed! You really don’t have another option when you see the classic paintings of
K Venkatappa, the court painter of the Wodeyars. The 600 paintings capture the essence of gorgeous sun rises in Ooty, the captivating beauty of the Nilgiris and the Church Hill and other breathtaking natural wonders. There are some paintings of Hanumaiah as well. On the first floor however you can compare these with the more contemporary paintings of M F Hussain. Then there are art pieces from different schools like the Mathura and Khajuraho as well.


You need only a single ticket for the
Venkatappa Art Gallery and the Government Museum.


Entry: INR 10 (Kids and Adults)

Timings: 9 am to 5 pm (closed on Wednesdays)


Address: Kasturba Road

Cubbon Park

Gandhi Nagar

Bangalore

Karnataka

India


  • Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technical Museum


When in Bangalore learn everything you can about science and technology! Those of you with kids ( 8 years and above) this is the most innovative way of spending quality time together. This is an interactive museum that helps kids understand the basic principles of science. The
Taramandal show for stars, the dinosaur model and loads of other do-it-yourself experiments that make learning science so much fun! For easy reading, the comments are jotted down in English. Take your kids along and spend some good 3 to 4 hours of fun science here.


Timings: 10 am to 6 pm (except some national holidays)


Address: Kasturba Road

Cubbon Park

Gandhi Nagar

Banaglore

560051

Karnataka

India

Telephone: 91-080-22866200


The marvellous
Bangalore Palace, Tipu Sultan Palace, a safari at the Bannerghatta National Park, Cubbon Park, Shivasundharam Falls and the stunning St Marks Cathedral are also worth an addition to your to-see list. Wait a minute, also try out Bangalore walks for a refreshing Bangalore experience. Plan your places of visit before you set out or else you will not have enough time to spend on each attraction.  

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