Enjoy The Exuberance Of The IT City – Best Things To Do In Bangalore!

Bangalore has been going by the names ‘Garden City’, ‘IT Hub’ and ‘Silicon Valley’ for years now. However, this pleasant place has much to offer to both residents and tourists. It has monuments and temples which belong to another era. It has hills, waterfalls and even bird sanctuaries in close proximity. It is home to the Bannerghatta Forest and Zoo and houses numerous serene lakes within the city.

Bangalore City

Bangalore City | Image Resource : wikipedia.org

IT Hub Bangalore

IT Hub Bangalore | Image Resource : ostrichtours.com

Bird watching is one of the best things to do in Bangalore, which are enjoyed by many tourists. The Mysore city is approximately 150 km from the city of Bangalore and is home to the Rangantittu Bird Sanctuary, which is one of the largest in the state. The sanctuary is also home to a large number of fresh water crocodiles and is visited by a variety of birds throughout the year.

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Bangalore

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary Bangalore | Image Resource : .team-bhp.com

Walk On The Lanes of the Busy MG and Brigade Roads – Things To Do in Bangalore!

Bird watching, are important things to do in Bangalore and most frequently happens in the town of Ramanagara. The town is famous because the popular cult movie ‘Sholay’ was shot in this location. The town is dotted with hillocks piled high and small water spots. It is home to the Long Billed Vultures, which have been declared as an endangered species. The pick – up location is Kanteerava Stadium in Bangalore and the guests are welcomed with a cool drink and complimentary breakfast.

Bannerghatta Forest

Bannerghatta Forest | Image Resource : tourmyindia.com

Kanteerava Stadium in Bangalore

Kanteerava Stadium in Bangalore | Image Resource : newindianexpress.com

Horse Riding, Shopping Are Few More Preferred Things To Do In Bangalore

Going on road trips is an exciting thing to do in Bangalore. Bheemeshwari, Saavandurga and Shivagange. Shivagange & Devarayanadurga trips via Sedan are being held at Arekere Mico Layout as the starting point. Trips are also organized to historical places like Belur, Halebeedu, Sravana Belegola which have temples and monuments belonging to the royal era. They are being covered via Indica at Arekere Mico layout as the start point.

Bheemeshwari

Bheemeshwari | Image Resource : trekkerpedia.com

Some event organizers arrange for day tours to other cities like Mysore and nearby locations like treks to Tadiandamol peak at Yavakapadi village.

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Visit to the Royal Bangalore Palace – Pride of Bangalore City

After a wonderful trip to the Cubbons Park of the city, it was now turn to visit one of the biggest landmarks of Bangalore, the Bangalore Palace. The palace is a renowned place in the city and is known for its wooden structure and amazing carvings both inside and outside which depicts different architectural styles and is reminiscent of the royal culture of the city. The Palace grounds are also known for hosting concerts, cultural programs and events which involve a high number of audience and spectators.

The construction of the palace started in the year 1862 and was completed by 1944. There have been constant changes to the ownership of the empire from the Woddeyar Dynasty to the British.it is said that on his visit to England, Wadiyar Dynasty King was highly impressed with the architecture of the Windsor castle and this inspired him to build a similar style palace in Bangalore.

Bangalore Palace

Bangalore Palace | Image Resource : mapsofindia.com

The Palace is currently under the ownership of the Royal family of Mysore and since 2005 it is opened for the public. The entry fees and charges collected are all used for the maintenance of the Palace. The palace has many artefacts which are made from the trunk and body parts of animals like elephants and tigers which were hunted by the Woodeyar Kings.

The gardens of the Palace are spread across more than 450 acres. The furniture which is kept inside the palace is equally stunning reminiscent of the Victorian style and Edwardian styles. Floral motifs, wooden carvings are used everywhere to decorate the interiors of the Palace. There are 35 rooms inside the Palace. The Palace has undergone a massive renovation program. There are many artefacts which are now publicly exhibited like old photographs and silk clothes used by the Royal families.

Bangalore Palace is used by many Rock bands and Pop starts for their tour to India. Once I was done with the visit to the Palace I headed back to my hotel for spending the night and having dinner. The hotel which I had booked for this trip was Hotel Clarks Exotica  Resort& Spa.

Cubbon Park – A Jewel on the Crown of Bangalore City

After an awe inspiring visit to the exotic summer palace of Tipu Sultan, we decided to have a relaxing time at one of the most famous attractions of the city known as the Cubbons Park. The park which is located in the administrative area of the city is full of aesthetically designed buildings and statues of some of the famous personalities of the world. It is also famous for the rich flora and fauna. Bangalore is known as the Garden City just because of the beauty of this park.

Cubbon Park Bangalore

Cubbon Park Bangalore | Image Resource : travel.siliconindia.com

The place excites one and all. Not only the joggers, botany enthusiast or kids but also nature lovers and people of all ages love to hangout here and spend some time amidst the beauty of this place. The park was created in the year 1870 Major General Richard Shankey. The park has undergone many name changes ever since but the people of Bangalore fondly remember and name it as Cubbons Park.

Cubbon Park

Cubbon Park | Image Resource : mouthshut.com

The park houses statues of King Edward, Queen Mary, Mark Cubbon and Maharaja Woodeyar. One can find very beautiful species of many plants specie inside the park. The most renowned spot inside the park is Band Stand which has hosted many rock shows, musicians and concerts. The amusement park for the kids was loved by my kids the most. The Express Ride train and many other games can be enjoyed there by children.

Statues of Cubbon Park Bangalore

Statues of Cubbon Park Bangalore | Image Resource : mpmurthy.wordpress.com

The park is a jewel in the cap of Bangalore. A city which is known for its multi-cultural ethnicity and home to so many IT firms desperately deserves a place like Cubbons Park where one can simply enjoy nature far away from the noises and hustle bustle of city life. The park is open to general public all time and from 5 AM to * Am no vehicle is allowed on the Park Road making it a silent zone.

Seshadri Iyer Memorial Library in Cubbon Park

Seshadri Iyer Memorial Library in Cubbon Park | Image Resource : wikimedia.org

The visit to the beautiful Cubbons Park refreshed us all. We were also a bit tired so we decided to try some exotic and delicious food of this side of the country. the next place which we visited after this was the Bangalore Palace.

A Luxurious stay at Hotel Clarks Exotica Resort and Spa – An abode of Luxury

Thrilled and Excited after the visit to the Bangalore Palace, I decided to head back to my hotel for the night. We were a little tired and hungry so going back to our hotel was the best option. The hotel which I had booked for this trip was Clarks Exotica which is one of the best five star rated hotels located in the city, away from the chaos of Bangalore crowd and noise.

The hotel is spread across 70 acres and provides a view of the Nandi hills. Since it is close to the international airport of Bangalore so I decided to book it for our trip. The hotel is an abode of luxury and one will be highly impressed after seeing the services and warm hospitality provided at Hotel Clarks Exotica Resort & Spa. I particularly liked the services of its world class spa facilities known as Seventh Heaven.

Hotel Clarks Exotica Resort and Spa

Hotel Clarks Exotica Resort and Spa | Image Rsource : clarksexotica.com

The in house restaurant of the hotel serves intricate mouth-watering delicacies which serves Asia, Continental and Indian dishes. The bar of the hotel is also a nice place to hang out with friends and family and try a large variety of wines and drinks. For the children there are many things in the hotel which will keep them entertained. The slides, the basketball courts and tennis court are nice outdoor games which kids love to enjoy.

There are many other activities too which can be enjoyed in the hotel. We spent our evening swimming in the crystal clear waters of the pool. The fitness centre and the gymnasium of the hotel is also having state of the art facilities for everyone. For our stay we had booked the Club Exotica room which was equipped with all the modern amenities like designer furniture, air conditioner, safe, mini bar, tea/coffee maker, LED TV, and WIFI.

Hotel Clarks Exotica Resort and Spa Restaurant View

Hotel Clarks Exotica Resort and Spa Restaurant View | Image Resource : booking.com

After spending yet another amazing night at our hotel we were refreshed and raring to go out for another day of adventure in the Bangalore city. This time the place we visited was one of the famous temple of the city, ISKCON temple which is dedicated to Lord Krishna.

Destination Of The Week : Bugle Rock Park Bangalore

Bugle Rock Park Bangalore

Bugle Rock Park Bangalore | Image Resource : admirableindia.com

Summarization : Many of the travelers are astounded when I tell them that there is a natural rock park in Bangalore which is estimated to be over three million years old. It is a hill of rock which rises above the sea level and is now converted into a historical site and visited by many.