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13 Best Places to Visit in Bengaluru





Bangalore Palace
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This is a stone palace whose construction began in 1862 and by 1944 it was completed. The 450-acre property is surrounded by a vast garden of various species of trees. The palace holds unique about 30000 paintings.
Visit for- Paintings in the palace, history of the palace and its association with Bengaluru.

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Cubbon Park
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This amazing garden was built by the British Chief Engineer of Mysore state- Major General Richard Sankey in the late 19th century. It occupies an area of about 300 acres today and has think bamboo gardens.
Visit for- The Vidhana Soudha, Sir M Visweshwaraiah Science Museum, the aquarium, the doll museum, Museum of Archaeological Survey of India, thick bamboo gardens.

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National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA)
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Located in the Manikevalyu Mansion, this art gallery holds interesting art exhibits, has an auditorium, open air theatre etc.
Visit for- Museum, modern art work, documentary movie fests that are held periodically.

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Nandi Hills
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Nandi Hills is home to the Nandidurg fortress which is about 20 km away from the Kampegowda Airport. The fort was built by Tipu Sultan and is surrounded by an evergreen forest.
Visit for- Picnics and trekking, exploring the fort.

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Bengaluru Fort
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Bengaluru Fort was built in 1537 by a feudal lord in allegiance to Kempe Gowda, the founder of Bengaluru. Only some parts of two bastions and the Delhi Gate stand today. 
Visit for- Historical importance of the fort.

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Bannerghatta National Park (22 km from Bengaluru)
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The Bannerghatta National Park is spread across an area of 25000 acres and has a rich biological reserve. Animals like lion, tiger, deer, elephant etc. roam freely inside the park. Enjoy wildlife safaris into the forest.
Visit for- Wildlife safari, museum inside the premises.

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Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain
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This musical fountain was commissioned in 1996 on the Raj Bhavan Road. It is created on a 17-acre land with landscaped gardens. 
Visit for- Enjoying the musical fountain, light show.

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Innovative Film City
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It is 40 km away from Bengaluru and is a well-known amusement part built over 50 acres of land. The Innovative Film city has a Teddy Museum, Louis Tussaud’s Wax Museum, Mini Golf course, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Haunted Mansion, Bungee Jumping and many other rides to keep people engaged.
Visit for- Amusement of playing different rides and roller coasters, Handicraft and Cultural Village.

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Mantri Mall
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Is a great shopping destination out of the many malls Bengaluru now has. Inaugurated in     2010, this mall has all that you need. 
Visit for- Shopping and recreation

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Mavalli Tiffin Rooms (MTR)
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A must visit restaurant for those who are travelling to Bengaluru. This is a very old food joint famous for its rava idlis, dosa and coffee. Coffee is served in silver cups here.
Visit for- Delicious South Indian food and ready mixes

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Lal Bagh
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It was commissioned by Hyder Ali in the 18th century. It occupies an area of 200 acres and the glass house was built by the British. Every Independence Day and Republic Day flower shows are conducted here.
Visit for- 3000 million year old rock, botanical gardens, trees of various kinds, flower shows.

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Ulsoor Lake
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The only lake in Bengaluru, Ulsoor lake has a small garden, boating facilities and is very well maintained.
Visit for- Picnics, boating and recreation.

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Tipu’s Palace
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The Tipu's palace, built in Indo-Islamic style has a collection of clothes, pedestals used at those times and the Tipu Sultan’s crown. 
Visit for- Exploring the erstwhile lifestyle of the royals of Bengaluru.

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