Last Updated on June 18, 2021
If you ever get the chance to explore India, you should definitely make your way to visit the beautiful and vibrant city of Bengaluru, also known as Bangalore. It is definitely a city that knows how to have fun, and there are a ton of things to do. So make sure you book a SpiceJet flight and visit Bangalore, India’s Silicon Valley.
If you are spending a long time in the technology capital of India, you better prepare to be busy because Bangalore has a vast range of tourist attractions you will definitely fall in love with—and I happen to have had the same experience. The city was so beautiful, I never really wanted to leave. And that is why I am sharing some of the best things to do if you ever end up in the city of Bangalore. And because there are so many attractions in the city and surrounding areas, you should definitely find a cheap car rental so you can get around quickly.
Here is a list of attractions that you should definitely visit and things you should do while in Bangalore!
Go Museum Hopping
National Gallery of Modern Art
If you are an art buff just like me, then you will definitely have a good time at the National Gallery of Modern Art. It features a collection of modern art, but it is set in a historic setting. You will be amazed with the beauty of the curated art in this museum, and be amazed by the talent of these modern artists and their contemporary work.
You will also find the work of legendary Indian Artists, but aside from viewing artwork from the 18th century to present, the museum also has regular film showings if you want to dive deep into the India and their art culture. Plus, they have a good café, which I really go to enjoy for myself.
I am definitely a fan of old places, not just palaces or temples, but old places like the Government Museum. It was a place established in 1865, and it is one of the oldest museums in India—as contrast to the newer National Gallery of Modern Art, the setting is very 18th century, which puts you into a different vibe as you view the curated art. Instead of modern paintings, you get to view historically significant and rare geological and archaeological artifacts.
But the highlight for me when I visited this museum are the ancient paintings, sculptures, inscriptions, coins, and old jewelry. It will really give you a glimpse of India’s rich historic past and culture—which is one of the main reasons for visiting the Eastern Countries.
Enjoy the Beautiful Architecture
Your visit to Bangalore wouldn’t be complete without visiting the Bangalore Palace. Since it is inspired by the Windsor Castle in the U.K., it looks nothing like the other palaces in the city. It is definitely one of the must-see and most prominent landmarks in the city. It is definitely one of the most elegant castles you will ever see with architecture that pays attention to all the details from the pristine stained-glass windows to the carvings, serine lawns, and parapets. If you get lucky, you might even be there in time for a cultural show or concert, which they hold at the venue from time to time. Make sure you book a cheap accommodation near this place, so you always get the chance to visit in between your trip.
Eat, Dine, and Relax!
The KR Market
Now, let’s change the scene a little by going to the KR Market. This place is one of the largest flower markets, not only in India, but in all of Asia. Isn’t that amazing. If you love and appreciate flowers just like me, you should definitely visit this place and get to see the variety of flowers. But even if you are not into flowers, the KR Market has so much more to offer, such as copper goods, fruits, fresh produce, spices, food stalls, and more. I went here for the flowers, but ended up enjoying the food!
Well, aside from the places I mentioned above. There are so many things to do in Bangalore, and one week is not enough. You can visit Temples, Palaces, Botanical Gardens, and enjoy the night life! Bangalore definitely knows how to party! So, make sure you have fun and enjoy, which is the most important thing!
Photo Credit: All images used via Flickr’s Creative Commons Licensing. Bangalore by Avinash Bhat; (2) National Gallery of Modern Art by Nicolas Mirguet; (3) Bangalore Palace by Brian Evans; (4)Bangalore Temple by Avinash Bhat