Due to the rigours of a heavy work schedule in this busy city, the chance to take some time out of the hustle and bustle is always welcome.The Pyramid was built as a place of meditation and can fit up to 5,000 people at any one time.It is the perfect place to relax; surrounded by greenery, a sense of calm emanates around the area. Whilst Bengaluru does have a good number of places where you can lose yourself in some well-deserved relaxation; few are as noteworthy as Pyramid Valley. So pay a visit to this attraction and allow yourself the chance to relax from your busy exploration schedule.
Often described as being part of Bengaluru’s “lung area;” Cubbon Park is amongst the greenest areas in the city and is relied upon to feed the populous with oxygen. Taking up over a kilometre of inner city space, Cubbon Park plays a big part in why Bengaluru is nicknamed Garden City. There are many species of flora and fauna on display here along with an aquarium and bandstand; visit this park to soak up some valued green time.
Lalbagh Botanical Gardens
Lal Bagh Botanical Garden: A Peaceful Getaway
This garden is enormous! It took me almost 3 hours to finish walking around the periphery. I didn’t mind it though as it gave me the much-needed respite from the city noise.
For a little more relaxation, take a walk through one of the prettiest places to visit in Bangalore. First established in 1760, Lalbagh Botanical Gardens are a must-see attraction in the heart of Bengaluru. One of the most stunning features of the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens is the centuries old trees that can be found there. The gardens are also famous for claiming to have the World’s most diverse species of plants. These amazing gardens contain India’s largest collection of tropical plants and the impressive Lalbagh Glass House within its grounds.
First, I visited the Glass House inside the garden which was inspired by the Crystal Palace in London. When I went there, it was empty, and only the symmetry of the pillars became the subject of my photographs. However, if you visit it on the ‘Indian Independence Day’ or the ‘Republic Day,’ you will see an exotic flower show exhibition that houses more than 300 species of flowers.
I then proceeded to Peninsular Gneiss, which is a rock formation that is nearly 3 billion years old and is one of the oldest rocks on the planet! There is an old watch tower where you could get a beautiful view of the garden and city; the tower was built to mark the limits of the old Bangalore city.
There is also a huge lake in the compound, where I had the pleasure of watching some birds taking a dip in the water to beat the heat. But I was disheartened to see people fishing from this lake although it isn’t permitted.
Lal Bagh Lake:-
Peninsular Gneiss in Lal Bagh:-
No visit to Bengaluru would be complete without submerging yourself in Malleswaram’s charm. A walk down these old-world lanes will have you forgetting that you are in India’s Silicon Valley, as you find yourself in the midst of markets and local food traders. It’s not one specific attraction but it is considered one of the places you should visit in Bangalore and just give yourself time to wander about, have some local food and see how things work differently here. During your wander around these streets be sure to visit the grand Kaadu Malleswara Temple.
Bengaluru Infosys Campus:-
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The headquarters of India’s second largest IT company, this site resembles a separate city from the surrounding Bengaluru. This is one of the more modern places to visit in Bangalore that sprung up and coloured the landscape into the 21st century. More than 30,000 people work here each day and frequent the on-site shops, restaurants, health club, basketball and golf courses. The architecture is fascinating and well worth spending a day admiring.
This terrific building has been an important part of Bengaluru life since its completion in 1956. As an operating seat of state legislature, Vidhana Soudha is surely one of the most impressive government buildings in India. The best time to visit is on Sunday evenings as the building is illuminated and looks even grander.
Opened in 1944, this stunning building was built to resemble Windsor Castle. Featuring impressive Tudor architecture; the Palace is now home to the royal Wodeyar family. Inside you will find an impressive collection of art obtained in preceding decades. Away from the 35 roomed palace, lies the equally impressive grounds which have played host to a wide range of contemporary music acts over recent years. Visit Bangalore Palace to get a taste of Indian royalty.
Glimpse into Life of Kings:-
A visit to the Bangalore Palace will take you back in time when ‘grandeur’ was the norm. Just like Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, this one is bound to stun you with its opulence. The palace is full of vintage paintings, elegant furniture, and sophisticated chandeliers. But what struck me the most were the eerie faces of dead animals on the walls staring right at me.
There were also tables and chairs made from elephant legs and trunks — a cruel reminder of animal hunting, both now and in the past. The whole tour was made more informative because of the audio guide, which was provided at the entrance and it helped me to take my own sweet time to move around the huge palace.
Though the entry fee might be rather expensive (Rs.225 for Indians and Rs.450 for foreigners), I found the visit was worth the cost.
Bangalore Palace (Interiors)
UB City has four towers namely, UB Tower (19 Floors), Comet (11 Floors), Canberra (17 Floors) and Concorde (19 Floors). The later three towers are all named after aircraft. UB City houses the offices of many corporates under one roof – UB Tower. Concorde & Canberra all have retail space on the lower floors and office space in the higher levels, while Comet will have serviced apartments. The multifamily property houses commercial offices, banks, high-end retail stores, Prestige Oakwood serviced apartments, curated fine-dining restaurants, spa / health clubs, cafes to hang out at, etc. It attracts many good families. Multi-level parking areas offer parking of 4 wheelers upto 1600 units. Also there is a functional an amphitheatre with food courts and landscaped gardens.It is very breezy sometimes. The property also has a beautiful Art Gallery and holds the annual cultural event – Art Bengaluru.
An elevated roof top helipad provides a five-minute aerial commute to the Kempegowda International Airport.
UB City The Collection houses the most luxurious ‘global’ brands from many business houses across India including Reliance Group, Aditya Birla Group, et all.