6 Must Visit Places in Bangalore

Bangalore or Bengaluru, as it’s officially known, is the IT hub of India. Blessed with pleasant climate throughout the year, it is the ideal location to plan meetings and events along with sight-seeing within the city.

Here are a few places to visit in your leisure time within the city while you are here on a business trip.

  1. ISKCON Temple:

Inaugurated in 1997, this huge religious shrine is located at Rajajinagar in North Bangalore, Karnataka. Being one of the largest ISKCON temples in the world, it also hosts large public programs and gatherings for worshiping the deities Radha and Krishna. The unique and classical style architecture of the temple is also an attraction for devotees to visit the temple. The stunningly beautiful idols and remarkable paintings contribute to the divinity of the temple.

  1. Lalbagh Botanical Garden:

For all the nature lovers, this place may seem like paradise. Spread over 240 acres of landscape, the garden is one of the major attractions of the city. You can either enjoy the flower shows organized every year on Independence Day and Republic Day or take a walk in the garden amidst the splendid environment.

Lalbagh Botanical Garden

  1. M Chinnaswamy Stadium:

Flanked by the picturesque Cubbon Park in Bangalore, it is one of the ten IPL venues in India. Being one of the highlights of the city, this stadium was given the Test status in 1974-75. Visitor timings may vary as per matches but one can visit the stadium anytime between 5 AM to 8 PM on a regular day.

  1. Vidhana Soudha:

Another must visit location in the Cubbon Park is the seat of the state legislature of Karnataka. The building with its Dravidian style is illuminated on Sundays and public holidays and makes for an impressive view.

Vidhana Soudha

  1. JIVA Spa:

Travelers looking for comfort and luxury can also visit the Jiva Spa at Taj Bangalore, one of the best luxury hotels near Bangalore airport. Jiva Spa offers a perfect blend of luxurious amenities along with an array of wellness therapies and Indian healing therapies. One can relax and rejuvenate at the spa for a refreshing experience in Bangalore.

  1. Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace:

The summer residence of Tipu Sultan, the Mysorean Ruler, is an Indo-Islamic architectural structure. Open to public from 10am to 6pm on Monday to Saturday and from 8.30am to 5.30pm on Sundays, visitors can pay a nominal entry fee to enter the premises.

Travelers choosing to unwind at a comfortable and luxurious abode can stay at Taj West End, one of the best luxury business hotels in Bangalore.

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