Travel guide to Bangalore sightseeing trip for 3 days
Bangalore is rightfully referred to as the unique combination of rich cultural heritage with an added flavour of technological advances to leave you awestruck. Bangalore city has so much to offer you that it is so hard to cover all the elements of the vibrant city in just three days. The natural beauty here adds a lot of charm to this modern Indian city.
Here is a list of some places to visit on a three-day trip to Bangalore. These must-visit places speak volumes about the ethnicity and culture of Bangalore.
The total time taken to reach Hyderabad from Bangalore is around 7 to 11 hours. Hence, it is advisable to commence your journey by bus. Buses are a highly economical mode of transportation as the average bus fare from Bangalore to Hyderabad is around INR 700 to INR 3300. You can now book your bus ticket online from several bus booking platforms such as redBus, MakeMyTrip, Zingbus, Goibibo, and AbhiBus. I can’t even think about going out and standing in line for hours just to get the bus tickets! Thanks to these bus booking platforms we save a lot of our precious time.
You can choose from a variety of buses to choose from such as Volvo buses, non-AC deluxe buses, and AC deluxe buses. These buses provide better amenities than ordinary buses such as Charging points, Water bottles, Reading lights, and Hand sanitizers.
Day 1 – Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, KR Road
You should visit Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace on the first day of your trip to Bangalore. This palace was built in the 18th century by making use of teak wood, making it one of the oldest palaces in Bangalore. The palace has been designed with a perfect blend of Indian and Islamic style of architecture. Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace features a museum and an art gallery which are major tourist attractions. The outfits of Tipu Sultan ornamented with gold and silver along with war missiles are kept here for display. If you are interested in learning more about the life of the great Tipu Sultan, then you should totally pay a visit to this beautiful palace. Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace is located at KR Road, New Tharagupet, Bengaluru.
Bangalore Fort, KR Road
The sanity of Bangalore Fort can be experienced only by visiting this fort. It features a total of 26 towers along with a deep ditch running alongside. There are several gates to enter the fort, some of them are the Delhi gate and the Mysore gate, which is the most crucial. The gates are so massive that an elephant can pass through them. Sadly, the Britishers demolished some parts of the fort. Bangalore Fort opens every day at 10:00 AM and closes at 6:00 PM sharp. Bangalore Fort is located at KR Road, New Tharagupet, Bengaluru.
St. Mary’s Basilica, Shivaji Nagar
This church was built in the year 1875 making it one of the oldest churches in Bangalore. The church was designed taking inspiration from the gothic style of architecture. It has multiple columns, arches, and spires. Prayers are held every single day in this church and you can take part in the prayers. The church opens every day at 6:00 AM and closes at 7:00 PM. You must be there on time in order to not miss the prayer. St. Mary’s Basilica is located at Msgr. F. Noronha Road, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru.
Day 2 – Lal Bagh, Lalbagh Road
Lalbagh is a major garden that rightly justifies the name of Bangalore, the city of gardens. It features about 1800 species of plants. The flower clock, tree fossils, lake, Lalbagh rock, and aquarium are the major tourist attractions here. The glass house located in this area is inspired by the Crystal Palace in England. Lalbagh is located at Lalbagh Road, Wilson Garden, Near BMTC Office, Bengaluru. Lalbagh needs your attention for the three-day trip to Bangalore.
Government Aquarium, Shanthala Nagar
Government Aquarium is the second-largest aquarium in India. This aquarium is known for its ornamental and exotic fishes. Some of the popular fishes include Siamese Fighters, Red Tail Shark, Catla, Goldfish, Angel Fish, Eels, and Freshwater Prawns. Government Aquarium is located at Kasturba Rd, Ambedkar Veedhi, Shanthala Nagar, Bengaluru. The aquarium opens every day at 10:00 AM and closes at 5:30 PM.
Commercial Street, Shivaji Nagar
A walk in this beautiful street will help you in witnessing the very component that makes Bangalore and that is the inclusive nature of Bangalore. This shopping area caters to a ton of people every single day making it a major crowded area. You will be able to shop everything from here including cool outfits to jewellery and electronics. This is one of the best places in Bangalore to shop from. If you are tired of shopping here, then you can savour the mouth-watering food served in the restaurants here. Commercial Street is located at Tasker Town, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka.
Day 3 – Cubbon Park, Kasturba Road
Also known as Sri. Chamarajendra Park, Cubbon Park is located at Kasturba Road, Behind the High Court of Karnataka, Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru. If you ever went to Bangalore and you haven’t visited Cubbon Park, then it is certainly a waste of your money. Cubbon Park is referred to as the lungs of Bangalore as it features green spaces, formal gardens, terraced gardens, a bandstand, a lotus pond, a bamboo grove, and a rosary which is eye-pleasing to look at. It also has a total of 6000 trees. If you are with your family, then it is such a delight to travel in toy trains that are operated within the park. You need to spend the third and final day of your trip exploring the relaxing nature.
Bannerghatta National Park, Bannerghatta
If you are a true nature lover, then you will not mind going to Bannerghatta National Park which is located just a few metres away from Bangalore. The major tourist attractions of this park are a pet corner, a zoo, an animal rescue centre, an aquarium, a butterfly enclosure, and a giant snake house. This park features elephants, leopards, the Asiatic lion, Bengal tigers, and peacocks. It also has about 100 species of birds. You will be thrilled to witness about 20 different varieties of birds. You can also enjoy the popular safari ride which begins at 9:00 AM. This national park is located at Bannerghatta Road, Bannerghatta, Bengaluru.
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