Bangalore, or Bengaluru is India’s third most populous city, bustling with busy locals and a popular tourist attraction, Bangalore is packed full of attractions for young and old alike.
Wonder La Amusement Park
If you are a thrill seeker then look no further than Wonder La Amusement Park. Suitable for families of all ages with dry and wet rides it is well worth saving a full day to enjoy everything the park has to offer. The main attraction is the giant wave pool is particularly popular with kids. There are plenty of food options and lockers provided to ensure you don’t have to carry anything around.
Bannerghatta National Park
If wildlife is of particular interest to you then this large zoo close to the city is a must. A key attraction is the Safari, where you can see a vast array of animals roaming freely. Younger children can enjoy an elephant ride. It is advisable to bring your own lunch as there are limited catering options.
Popular with adults looking for a more tranquil day out, the Pyramid Valley is a must see. You can learn to meditate inside the pyramid with no bias toward religion. A truly beautiful setting with free entry and free parking. Set aside 2-3 hours to give yourself a chance to appreciate the Valley’s setting.
Bangalore Palace was built in 1862 and was based upon Windsor Castle. The castle and it’s stunning grounds are now open to the public as a tourist attraction. The grounds are a popular venue for live music, particularly rock concerts so be sure to check what’s on when you visit. Entry is quite pricey and you have to pay to take photos so bear that in mind before you go.
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
If you are a fan of India’s number one sport cricket then a visit to this vast stadium is essential. Home of the Royal Challengers Bangalore be sure to visit in May to catch some of the Indian Premier League, the World’s number one Twenty20 competition. Previous stars to have worn the Royal’s shirt include New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori, South African AB de Villiers and West Indian legend Chris Gayle.
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