The city of Bangalore is a complete surprise package for the tourists, especially who come on vacations as there are many places to visit. The places that tourists can look out for in Bangalore comprises of wildlife sanctuaries to places of worship. So there is abundant room for rejuvenation in this city. If you getting tired of the busy city life and believe in enjoying life, Bangalore is the place to visit. It is the closeness to our Mother Nature that makes Bangalore a must tourist destination every year and attracts many tourists.
Bannerghatta National Park
This National Park is located at Anekal Road and 22 kms from Bangalore in the midst of a many species of fauna. The park has Elephants, Bisons, Panthers, Baboons, Lion tailed Monkeys and Jackals. There is a a Snake park and Safari for watching Lion and Tiger is available.
The park is open to public from 9 AM until 12 Noon and then from 2 PM until 5PM and remains closed on Tuesdays. It is spread across 100 square km. The park offers Elephant rides and has a Safari for watching Lion and Tiger in a protected caged vehicle.
Channapatna town which is 60 kms from Bangalore is known for its wooden toys. Making wooden toys is the primary occupation of almost all people residing in this town.
Hesaraghatta which is 25 kms from Bangalore is famous for its very old lake that is artificially made, a horticulture farm and a dairy and is heaven for Boating & windsurfing enthusiasts. Nrityagrama, the famous academy for young dancers is located in this town where traditional dance forms are taught.
This hill, which is 56 kms from Bangalore, rises up to 4599 feet keeps the tourists interested due to its four sided faces one of which resembles a ‘Nandi’ from the East, resembles Lord Ganesha from the West, resembles a Linga from the South and Cobra with it hood spread from the North side. One can reach this hill by road.
Hogenekkal falls, which is 135 kms from Bangalore and also referred as the ‘smoking rocks’ due to the mist-like formation created by the falls. Riding a coracle is possible at the feet of the 90 feet waterfalls.
Located on the Bangalore-Mumbai National Highway at 60 kms from Bangalore next to Dobbospet and at a height of 3940 feet, this is a hill station located at Tumkur road. At the foot of the hills is ‘Namada Chilume’, a natural spring.
Srirangapatna was earlier the capital city of Tipu Sultan – king of Mysore which is 15 kms from Mysore. This city has a fort that witnesses the last battle between Tiger of Mysore Tipu Sultan and the British. Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is another attraction in Srirangapatna.
Somnathpur Temple situated at 40 kms from city of Mysore is a very old star-shaped structure built during 1260 A.D is considered as the outstanding Hoysala architecture example.