Top Ten Things To Do And See In Bangalore

Kalpana Satish

Growing at an exponential rate, the city of Bangalore is one of India’s cosmopolitan capitals. With the perfect balance of colonial charm and contemporary comforts, it offers entertainment and sights for a wide demographic. While in the city, make sure to visit or do the following.

Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens

1. Stroll Around Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens

Stroll Around Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city by taking a pleasant stroll through a hidden oasis. With around 1,850 exotic species spread over 240 acres, there’s always something new to see on every visit. Located in the heart of the city since 1760, Lal Bagh has been a favorite for locals and tourists alike. Don’t forget to take a camera to snap a few pictures of the beautiful sights! Lalbagh Road, Wilson Garden, Near BMTC Office, Bangalore, Karnataka, India +91-80-26571925

2. Relax at Om Made Café


Relax at Om Made Café

Serving only the freshest and finest ingredients to customers, Om Made Cafe promises an organic dining experience. Enjoy a tranquil ambiance on their rooftop patio while indulging in vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes alike. You will be more than content and it’s a welcome break from the fray of the city outside! No 136 1st cross 5th Block Koramangala, Bangalore, India, +91 98868 95136

Indulge in Luxury at UB City

Indulge in the finer things in life in the city’s most luxurious commercial center. Hosting everything from Louis Vuitton to Burberry, the mall’s shopping collection spans an astonishing three floors. Not looking to shop? No worries: you can enjoy any of the 15 cuisines served, a day at the spa or even a heady party when the sun sets. 24, Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, India, +91 97316 00994

Commerical Street

Shop at Commercial Street

Nothing is better than purchasing a good find at a good price, and India really is prime bargaining territory! The best place for some bargain shopping here is at Bangalore’s largest marketplace, Commercial Street. Come prepared to do a lot of walking and a lot of spending, because there is an abundance of deals in this neighborhood. Commercial St, Tasker Town, Shivaji Nagar, Bangalore

Party at Skyye City Bar

Unwind on the very top of the city at the Skyye City Bar. There’s never a dull moment at this hip hangout with great views. Guests can go crazy on the dance floor or kick it back with a few drinks in the lounge, all while taking in the city lights from the very roof of UB City itself! 24, 16th Floor, Uber level, Canberra Block, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, India +91 80 4909 0000

Nandi Hills

Make a Road Trip to the Nandi Hills

Found on the very edge of the outskirts of the city, this historic destination is entirely worth the visit. Spend a day driving out in the hill country and stop by the ancient fortress that adorns the mountaintops here. 4,500 feet above sea level, this destination guarantees breathtaking views and some seriously immersive history. Don’t miss the nearby Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple, one of the oldest in all of Karnataka state! Nandi Hills, Karnataka, India

3. Feast at The ONLY Place


Feast at The ONLY Place

Craving burgers and steaks? Drop by The ONLY Place for the typical American diner experience. Choose from a variety of American and Italian dishes and eat to your heart’s content. With a friendly staff and an extensive menu inspired by the classics of North America and the West, this eatery has become legendary amongst locals, expats and travelers alike! 13, Museum Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, India,+91 98804 05908

Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace | © JohnHoey/Flickr Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace | © JohnHoey/Flickr

Bask in the Glory of Tipu Sultan’s Palace

A fine display of Indo-Islamic architecture, this summer palace is a real sight to see. With ornate decor and intricate engravings aplenty, the residence exudes historic elegance and charm. Make sure to learn more about the Mysorean ruler during your visit, and just check out those opulent archways, balconies and filigrees that protrude and shine from the 18th-century construction by the hundreds. Allbert Victor Road, Chamrajpet, Bangalore, Karnataka, India +91 80 2670 6836

4. Stay at WonderLa Resort


Take a mini family vacation to the amusement park that sits just outside the city of Bangalore. With water rides, roller coasters, and oodles more there is plenty for visitors of all ages to get up to here. Andrenaline seekers can hit the Flash Tower or Equinox, water lovers can ride the Lazy River, or kick back in the Jungle Lagoon, and cinema buffs can make a beeline for the XD MAX center! 28th km, Mysore Road, Before Bidadi, Bangalore, Karnataka 562109, India

5. Treat Yourself at Lakeview Milkbar


Treat Yourself at Lakeview Milkbar

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a slice of the legendary black forest cake or some decadent ice cream at this much-loved joint. Not the biggest fan of desserts? Don’t worry, the menu is filled with savory snacks as well. Here, simplicity is the key to satisfaction and the foods rarely fail to impress! 89 Kannan Building, M G Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, India,+91 80 6558 4501By Kalpana Satish

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