Holidaying with Bangalore-Bandipur Duo

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  • 11/May/2023
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If you are desperately in need of a break and planning to go for a quick holiday, then a short trip to Bangalore and Bandipur can work wonders to your exhausted mind and soul.

The IT hub of India, Bangalore today is associated with several titles such as ‘The Silicon Valley of India’, ‘Air-conditioned City’ and ‘the Garden City’. In the earlier times, Bangalore city was also known as Pensioners’ Paradise. The city is well-ornamented with captivating historical buildings, information-rich museums, historical buildings, and mesmerizing lakes and gardens. Every spot of Bangalore promises its visitors a unique experience.

  • Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace The popular summer fort of the majestic ruler Tipu Sultan is now a museum which treasures the priceless collections of the paintings of monarchs, belongings Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali, including his crown.
  • Cubbon Park This popular landmark of Bangalore is also known as Sri Chamarajendra Park. The beauty of the park is enriched with abundant flora and fauna, along with statues of famous personalities. The park is worth visiting in the evening as the magnificence enhances due to the lighting inside the premises.
  • ISKCON Temple The Bangalore ISKCON Temple is one of the biggest ISKCON Temples in the world. The place is an outstanding spiritual tourist attraction with admirable architecture, gold-plated Kalash shikara of 9 metre, 17 metre gold-plated flag post, and 6 separate shrines.
  • Bangalore Palace Holding esteemed historical significance, the Bangalore Palace is the very epitome of grandeur and extravagance. The interiors of the palace is jaw dropping scenery for the tourists with the palatial ballroom, the Durbar Hall connected by a beautifully designed staircase, a large courtyard with granite seats and fluorescent blue porcelain tiles, and many more. The 19th century Dutch and Greek paintings ornament the walls of the fort.
  • Lal Bagh Botanical Garden The Botanical garden was originally a private garden of the royal family of Hyder Ali. The present area of the garden is due to the expansion works initiated by Tipu Sultan, and later by the British authorities and other regional rulers.

This is not the end. The city has a lot more to offer. You can also pay a visit to these places as well

  • 1. Vidhana Soudha and Vikasa Soudha
  • 2. Nandi Hills
  • 3. National Gallery of Modern Art
  • 4. Innovative Film City
  • 5. Attar Kacheri
  • 6. Manchanabele Dam

213 kms away from Bangalore, Bandipur National Park is another top tourist attraction and it takes approximately 4 hours by road to reach Bandipur from Bangalore. One of the most well-maintained parks of India, Bandipur Reserve is at the northern side of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.

You can enjoy the following activities in Bandipur National Park

1. Bus or gypsy safari - With Bandipur Online Safari Booking in advance, you can explore the wildlife by going to the core of the forest areas and have close encounters with wilderness.
2. Elephant rides - Book your elephant rides to derive a distinguished experience of the flora and fauna of the forest.
3. Nature trails - Bandipur encloses thick foliage and waterfalls. You can go trekking to explore the tranquilising nature that surrounds the national park.
4. Other attractions - Moyar Canyon or Mayar, Gopalaswamy Hills, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Mudumalai National Park, Pykara Falls are some of the spots of popular tourist destinations near Bandipur.

On your drive from Bangalore to Bandipur, there are some spots worth visiting

  • • Domaine Sula
  • • Bhagawan Bahubali Statue
  • • Barachukki Waterfalls
  • • Melukote
  • • Brindavan Gardens
  • • B. R. Hills
  • • St. Philomena’s Cathedral
  • • Mysore Palace
  • • Kabini Dam
  • • Edakkal Caves


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