Top Things to do Near Bangalore


Kodachadri Trek

Kodachadri is located near the Shimoga district and one of the well-known, and renowned trekking trails in the state of Karnataka. Situated in the middle of the Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary, the Kodachadri trek offers the trekkers with full-fledged adventure, a different form of charm, and an experience that will remain in the annals of the individual.

Kodachadri Trek takes one through the quaint and bucolic village setting with rice fields, dense forests, glorious grasslands, and a waterfall that will make one go all gusto.

To add on to these experiences, you get to visit a temple believed to be constructed thousands and thousands of years ago which is filled with rich history. Apart from the mythology, one gets into trekking to a place that has stories from as old as the seventh century. Considered to many a place where Adi Shankara, one of the greatest philosophical spiritual guru of the south, had once meditated.

One gets less opportunity to explore, like this, as this trek is mired full of hopeful enigmatic mysteries to capture. Hence, we at Ban Banjara suggest that you should not miss this beautiful opportunity.

With multiple approaches and momentums towards the trek, anybody can go and do this trek on their own, independent of support from others. It indeed is a paradise for first-timers, intermediate and experienced trekking enthusiasts, simply all sorts of trekkers.

Bangalore Palace

Established in the year AD 1878 by Maharaja Chamarajendra Wadiyar, the Bangalore Palace is one of the city’s most prominent and glorious landmarks. One can wander past old ecclesiastical Gothic-style stained glass windows, Victorian dispositioned furniture, the turreted parapets and few fortified towers, then step onto the serene verdant lawns. The palace also keeps paintings from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, plus family pictures and other imperative entities. Additionally, it also acts as the venue for various cultural shows and concerts, so one should keep their eyes opened for cool events.

Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace

The palace is worthy of your visit for its amazing architecture, and structural disposition. The palace as it stands today, in Indo-Islamic architecture, culminated between 1790 to 1791. Predominantly made of the raw material- teakwood, the most riveting feature is its pillars and floral pattern adorning the walls and ceilings of the palace.

Iskcon Temple

It is among the largest ISKCON temples in the world, which makes it worthy of at least one visit, by the travelers. The temple has four gopurams, which are today’s towers, each connected to the other by a glass canopy. The main shrine, called Raja gopuram, is known for its beautifully decorated idealized idols of Sri Radha-Krishna; in addition, the ceilings are manifested into magnificent paintings that depict Lord Krishna’s pastimes during his course of life. Prayers and recitals along with spiritual workshops are held on a quotidian basis, and visitors are welcome to attend it with welcome. One can also find ISKCON Vedic theater, a Vedic museum, an open-air Amphitheater and adored landscaped gardens within the precincts of the temple.

Bull Temple

Constructed in the Dravidian structured style, this great building, famously also known as Nandi Temple, is the city’s most popular religious sanctuary. Besides the religious imperative significance, the dominant feature of the temple is the intrinsic idol of Nandi. Carved out from a single granite rock, this sculpture is four-and-a-half meters tall and around six meters long and is always accoladed with flower garlands.

Janapada Loka

If one is interested in the region of Karnataka’s folk art and culture, about the way tribal societies functioned, one should consider staying in Bangalore to visit Janapada Loka, located about 56 km from the city. It is divided into multiple wings, displaying a collection of more than the range of 5,000-5,500 folk objects.

National gallery of modern art

One gets to enjoy artwork from the seventh century to present times, including works by legendary and aficionados of Indian artists like great Rabindranath Tagore, prominent Amrita Sher-Gil and glorious Raja Ravi Verma. There one can find regular film screenings for south Indian cinema and a café to have leisure time.

Bannerghatta National Park

Covering around 64 sq. miles, and houses an incredible and great array of wild flora and fauna, the Bannerghatta National Park is a dream to be lived by many. It features a total of around 10 forest reserves, a lovely butterfly park, a large zoo, a hysterically emotional snake park, a beautiful aquarium, a children’s park, crocodile park, an elephant sanctuary and also a safari park.


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