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Any avid traveler would have a passion for visiting places that feed both his brain and heart. This place in the Indian peninsula where we are about to take a virtual trip is renowned for its flowery gardens and towering technology, which rightly serves the purpose.
Bangalore, renamed Bengaluru in 2014, is the capital of Karnataka, one of India’s Southern states. It ranks among one of India’s leading hi-tech towns with astounding industrial and technological development. The city is located at an elevation of about 3000 feet from sea level and hence offers a uniform pleasant climate all year round.
It is also the third most populous city in the country and has many nicknames like the garden city, the silicon valley of India, IT capital of India, electronic city, the city of nightlife, etc. attributing to its admirable features.
I would suggest you take a trip around this town and be privileged to visit one of the greenest cities in India.
What’s a garden city, without a garden!
I would like to take you now to one of India’s oldest gardens that stays green with pleasure, awesome, and attractive.
The Lal Bagh Botanical Garden which is a 45 minutes drive away from the main city, is not only exclusive for its flowers but also its historical significance.
This enchanting place has been made a reality by the ancient rulers of the place, Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan, who have made strenuous efforts in importing plants and trees from various other countries thereby enhancing the beauty of this garden.
You are certain to feel the bliss that surrounds the place amidst the exotic flowers and the sweet melody of various rare species of birds chirping in your ears! The place is always open for tourists, however, it is at its best when it is winter there, during December, January, and February.
The chief attraction of this spot is the Green House which is made of glass and iron, deriving inspiration from the Crystal Palace, London. The most popular flower show of the area is conducted in the Glass House twice a year, which exhibits some rare varieties of plants and flowers at a magnificent level. Besides, there is a 3000 years old rock in the center of the garden, a gigantic flower clock wholly made of plants and flowers.
The Lal Bagh lake runs very close to the garden and provides access to fun opportunities like boating, shopping from the local shops, etc.
More Nature-based Sightseeing Spots:
The Bannerghatta National Park
A massive area located on the outskirts of the city that guarantees you a vision of tigers, bears, elephants, deers, by a Safari.
The Ramanagara Vineyard
A walk through these sweet-smelling yards of the vine, and a chance to interact with the locals at work, most importantly getting samples of some of the world’s best wines, are never-say-no things in life.
Credited as Asia’s largest existing monolith, this is a wonderful trekking spot with some breathtaking views of rivers, dams, and valleys. But, mind the gradients along the track, and make sure not to trip over!
An ideal place for your splendid photo sessions, and extremely entertaining for enthusiastic birdwatchers to witness more than 50 waterbird species, all in one place.
A Little Quaint Touch
Bangalore stands tall not just by its altitude, but by its majestic historically significant palaces as well.
The Bangalore Palace is one of the city’s most treasured heritages. It casts a splendid rich spell on the visitors who are already lovers of art and architecture. The palace contains some age-old paintings, statues, and carvings that tell the history of its ancient royal residents. So much lies within its wooden interiors and the ceramic tiles, and the construction itself might strike you with its gothic style of architecture.
The Fun World amusement park is so near, that you can spend the rest of your day in playful activities and rocking adventures.
Need more Fun and Adventure?
Wonderla is undoubtedly the best place for it and is highly potent to make your adrenaline rush go crazy. Named a waterpark, it still satisfies every adventure need of fun-loving visitors, with its variety of exciting land and water rides. It might take a bit of your time to locate it along the Mysore road, a little off the city center. But trust me, it is worth it! The high-thrill rides like the Drop Zone, Recoil, Hurricane, Wonderla Bamba are sure to give an experience of your lifetime.