The silicon valley of India is fast turning out to be the next Mumbai! The towering IT parks attracts job aspirants from all over India to its abode and Bangalore boasts of a pan Indian culture now. Though Bangalore is a gateway to many offbeat weekend destinations around, travel aspirants might find it difficult to explore them straightaway, thanks to the busy work culture. So let's take a look at the best things to do in Bangalore. These are different staycation options in and around Bangalore for a small yet impressive weekend!
Best things to do in Bangalore
The face of Bangalore - The ever beautiful Lal Bagh
Lal Bagh, or The Red Garden, is a well renowned botanical garden in Bangalore known for it's collection of tropical plants brought from Persia, Afghanistan and France. The aesthetic design of the garden with lawns, flowerbeds, lotus pools and fountains, make it a spectacular beauty to cherish! It is also a home to the famous glass house which hosts two annual flower shows (26th of January and 15th of August). Along with its lake, it forms one of the major tourist attractions in Bangalore.
A sneak peek in to the historical city!
Though known primarily as an IT hub, Bangalore boasts of rich history! A tour through the historical wonders of Bangalore like Bangalore palace, Bangalore Fort and Tippu's Palace would rejuvenate your staycation in Bangalore.
For the Da Vinci in you - A stroll through the Bangalore Art Galleries
If you have a thing for art and artists, you have got to visit some of the best art galleries in Bangalore for a relishing experience. Mahua Art Gallery, Rennaisance Gallerie, Crimson-the Art Resource, Time and Space are few among those ecstatic galleries that reflects the literary aura of Bangalore!
Beat the heat @ Wonderla
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Though Bangalore is shivering lately, Wonderla Amusement Park in Bangalore offers a fun filled weekend with many amazing rides that is sure to delight all age groups! One can also opt for a stay at their private resort.
The highly revered temple trail of Bangalore
That is not all! Bangalore is an abode for many beautiful temples that are highly revered! The beautiful Bheemalingeswara temple, Gangadheshware temple, Dharmaraja temple and ISKCON temple are some of them.
Wine tasting at Grover Zampa wineyards
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Wine tasting at Grover Zampa vineyards is certainly one of the best things to do in Bangalore! Located 30 km away from Bangalore Airport, Grover vineyards offers a unique chance to get a first hand experience of the wine making process and you get to taste some of the exotic wine samples.
A Touch of nature @ Turahalli
Turahalli forests is the last standing forest in the city of Bangalore. Also called as Karishma hills, the forest is situated in the Kanakapura road. It is one of the best offbeat places to visit in Bangalore, thanks to the lush greenery and picturesque views it bestows. It is also one of the best cycling trails in Bangalore and is an established cycling trail for Bangaloreans. The picturesque backdrop add to the merry!
These are some of the best things to do in Bangalore! Try any of these for a perfect staycation in Bangalore and cherish the beauty, that Bangalore is! Happy Travelling :)