10 Things to Do in Bengaluru That You Shouldn't Miss

August 7, 2017 Matilde Konrad

Known as both the "Garden City" and "The Silicon Valley of India," Bangalore (officially "Bengaluru") is a techie’s paradise, boasting the highest concentration of IT companies in the country. When you’re done geeking out, there are plenty of gardens, museums, natural features, palaces and temples to fill your dance card. Visit Vidhana Soudha, Cubbon Park and the Ulsoor Lake of Bangalore, well known for its beautiful locales and boating facilities. Bangalore is also a major center of Indian classical music and dance, and of vivid, cutting-edge nightlife.
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1. Surayanarayana Temple

Domlur Layout Airport Road, Bengaluru 560071, India +91 80 2535 0386
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4.5 based on 241 reviews

Surayanarayana Temple

Reviewed By Manoj K

I visited this place on weekend. The place is located just after Domlur DELL office, if your commuting from Koramangla side. I was able to locate this location with help of google map. There is ample parking space outside temple.
The temple has peaceful and divine environment. It has ample space for gathering of large number of devotees at the entrance. Unique thing that i have seen here is devotees can provide their Rashi and Nakshthra to priest one by one during darshana inside the garbha gudi, which priest uses it with mantra japa and submits offerings from devotes to the god.
There is ample space to sit and relax or do meditation. Would recommend going there to spend some time after the darashna.

2. Art of Living International Center

21st Km Kanakapura Road | Udayapura, Bengaluru 560082, India +91 90360 05022
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Art of Living International Center

Welcome to The Art of Living International Centre! Situated on the top of the Panchagiri Hills, 36km southwest of Bangalore, near Udipalya village, the campus is an ideal location for reflection and rejuvenation. Started in 1986 and spread over 65 acres, the campus has an abundance of flowering foliage spread along winding footpaths, a peaceful lake and the exquisitely beautiful Vishalakshi Mantap, the central meditation hall. Satsangs, held every evening, are gatherings where different minds unite through music, meditation, and wisdom to experience an elevated state of consciousness. Through Seva (voluntary service) one can experience the humble satisfaction of doing selfless work here, from serving food in the kitchen to keeping the premises clean to working in the various departments that focus on various projects and the ashram's upkeep. The Vishalakshi Mantap, named after 'Amma', Sri Sri's mother, is the main Meditation Hall in the form of a fully blossomed 1000 petal lotus. Its reflective dome that mirrors the sun during the day is lit up at night to a synchronized change of colored lights. The dome and golden spire that can be viewed from all parts of the sprawling campus grounds play the role of a compass - lending a sense of navigation to the spiritual seeker. Courses are held in various rooms at different levels of the mantap and satsangs are held on the main level. Each level opens onto a gallery. Following a circular design, the levels provide an excellent view of the campus grounds and the open grounds and hills in the distance. Built on a smaller scale, is the Sumeru Mantap in the more secluded, old ashram campus. When the campus was newly set up, and there was a much smaller gathering of people, satsangs were held here. It is a circular 3 tiered gallery with a garden in the center and the sky for a roof, dominated by a large densely foliaged banyan tree in the center. The Radha Kund Gardens recapture the mystical garden of Vrindavan, replete with a pair of elephants, a pair of geese, a deer, some rabbits and a number of exotic birds! This is an excellent place to observe various birds as they sweep over the lake - and a good place to unwind, reflect and take stock of one's life. From the Gardens one can hear the Sanskrit chantings of the boys at the Gurukul nearby. The seven year training program at the Gurukul teaches students how to conduct temple rituals. The course syllabus also includes study of the Veda, Agama, Sanskrit, Astrology, Yoga, music, Sculpture, Epics and scriptures. The Goshala, home to over 250 cows, is an important project undertaken to preserve the native breed of Indian cows. The cows enjoy human company and visitors receive great pleasure brushing and petting the cows. For those who wish to simply relax, The Sri Sri Ayurveda Panchakarma (Wellness Spa) offers the ideal retreat for body and mind. Apart from the super ambience and food, one can select from a number of rejuvenating therapy packages the spa offers. On campus is a very popular, vibrant eatery, The Vishala Cafe that serves Indian and Continental fast food. It is here that youngsters like to meet, relax, exchange ideas, play the piano or eat a filling meal while Reading from the selection of books displayed at the cafe. An array of shops are also present on campus - two Divine shops (selling music and books), The Divine Services (a provision store), Madhurya (traditional artefacts, gifts), Sri Kriti (a boutique that sells hand made products by rural women and traditional craftmen) and Sri Sri Agriculture with its fresh produce of fruits and vegetables grown on campus. The Bangalore Campus makes for a truly self-contained retreat - your home away from home!

Reviewed By MayeHan_DestinyC - Singapore, Singapore

Went to the Art of Living Ashram for "Happiness" program thru a friend recommendation. It's a 3 full day program, where we did simple yoga and taught the techniques of meditation.
It was an unforgettable experience. Loves the place, even though have to wake up at 5am every morning to attend lesson at 6.30am. The air was so fresh and really relaxing.
I have insomnia, but during my stay here, I slept so well. I'll definitely come back again for other programs.

3. Ragigudda Anjaneya Temple

9th Block, Bengaluru 560069, India +91 80 2658 0500
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4.5 based on 496 reviews

Ragigudda Anjaneya Temple

Reviewed By ashwiniawaradi - Bengaluru, India

Ragigudda Anjaneya Temple, it is God Hanuman temple located on mountain(big Rock).Saturday there will be much rush. Prasadam is also available.

4. Infant Jesus Shrine

Bazaar Street, Bengaluru 560047, India +91 80 2530 1206
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4.5 based on 235 reviews

Infant Jesus Shrine

Infant Jesus Shrine, Bangalore, India

Reviewed By Unraveling_Mysteries - Bengaluru, India

Beautiful Christian temple in Bangalore . Easily accessible by local transportation. Flower vendors , candle vendors are available outside church area.
It’s believed childless couple can get blessings from Mother Mary. If you are looking to attend mass , check out their official webpage for more information .
Parking space available beneath church area .

5. Wonderla Amusement Park

28th km Mysore Road, Bengaluru 562109, India +91 88949 15059
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Wonderla Amusement Park

Wonderla Holidays Limited, is the No. 1 amusement park operator in India. Promoted by Arun K. Chittilappilly and Kochouseph Chittilappilly, Wonderla currently owns and operates three amusement parks – one each in Kochi, Bangalore and Hyderabad respectively and a resort in Bangalore. Wonderla Kochi, spread over 35 acres of land, is thrilling visitors with 56 rides since 2000. Wonderla Bangalore, spanning over 82 acres, offers a spectacular range of entertainment with 61 rides. Wonderla Hyderabad, the latest edition in the portfolio, is spread over 50 acres and offers 43 attractions. Wonderla Amusement Park has been ranked No. 1 in India and No. 6 in Asia by TripAdvisor for 5 consecutive years. Wonderla Resort, located beside the amusement park in Bangalore, comprises of 84 luxury rooms, with amenities including 4 full-fledged banquet halls, multi cuisine restaurant, rest-o-bar and recreational facilities like a heated swimming pool, kid’s activity centre & a full fledged gym.

Reviewed By Preethibhatt - Bengaluru, India

Went to wonderla twice. Once with family and once with friends.
Good place to spend an entire day but try avoiding holidays as it gets verrry crowded and every ride you'll end up waiting 30-45mins min!
They have tried to maintain cleanliness in the park and the food choices are good.
Worth a visit once!

6. ISKCON Temple Bangalore

Chord Road | Hare Krishna Hill, Bengaluru 560010, India +91 80 2347 1956
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

ISKCON Temple Bangalore

ISKCON Sri Radha Krishna temple was inaugurated in the year 1997. It is not just a temple, but a cultural complex housing the temples dedicated to the Deities of Sri Sri Radha Krishnachandra, Sri Sri Krishna Balarama, Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga, Sri Srinivasa Govinda, Sri Prahlada Narasimha, Bhakta Hanuman, Garudadeva and Srila Prabhupada, Founder Acharya of ISKCON. ISKCON Bangalore is a charitable society with the objective of propagating Krishna Consciousness all over the world, as explained by Srila Prabhupada, whose teachings are based on Bhagavad-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam.

Reviewed By Sakhi R - Bengaluru, India

It's a devotional place, m not a much devotional person..!! Didn't enjoy much but still property is huge and well maintained..!!Hare Krishna Thank you for the review. This is one of the largest ISKCON temples in the world. It stands on Hare Krishna Hill, a seven-acre hillock in Rajajinagar. It displays a beautiful blend of traditional temple architecture and the modern style of construction.

7. Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum

5216 Kasthurba Road | Cubbon Park, Gandhi Nagar, Bengaluru 560001, India +91 80 2286 6200
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum

Visvesvaraya Museum is fun for children and adults. It houses a treasure trove of machines and artifacts related to science and technology. Its interactive exhibits make this a great place for children to develop a love for science. There are exhibition Halls on Engines, Electricity, Fun Science, Space, Biotechnology and Electronics.Animated dinosaurs,life-size model of Wright Brothers' flyer and Steam locomotive are other attractions.There are interesting shows like 'Science on a sphere', 'Taramandal', '3d film show' and 'Science show' held at regular intervals.

Reviewed By mailvkjain - bangalore

This place is my favorite place , love the complete collection that they have. You will find lots of antique items.

8. Dodda Ganapathi Temple

Bull Temple Road, Bengaluru, India
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4.5 based on 473 reviews

Dodda Ganapathi Temple

Reviewed By kalyan kumar g

nice visit, nice temple(bodda ganapathi temple),one of the best and famous temple in Bengaluru, we can go with family.

9. Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple

3 km from the City Market | Gavipuram, Bengaluru 560018, India
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4.5 based on 228 reviews

Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple

Reviewed By Waman_Parulekar - Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India

Shri Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple
The founder of Bangalore city Kempe Gowda built this temple in 16th century under the Vijayanagara empire. He built this temple in the recognition of his release. Temple is beautiful example of Indian rock-cut architecture. Alora, Ajanta, Panhalakaji Caves are the other examples of Indian rock-cut architecture which I have visited earlier.
One more proof of ancient excellence in architecture is that every Makar Sankranti sunlight passes through an arc between the horns of Nandi and falls directly on the linga inside the cave and illuminating the interior idol. This phenomenon is rare and proof of excellence of Indian ancient architecture. This temple is 4 km away from Kempegowda bus terminal 1.

10. Phoenix Marketcity

Whitefield Road, Bengaluru 560048, India +91 80672 66111
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4.5 based on 538 reviews

Phoenix Marketcity

Phoenix Marketcity is all set to transform the shopping & leisure behaviour of Bangaloreans with this world-class shopping centre - One that has never been seen or experienced anywhere in Bangalore before.Phoenix Marketcity is spread across 1.4 million sq. ft.

Reviewed By Aayush K

Phoenix have got the recipe right across all the malls they have across the country. The same is the case with Bengaluru Phoenix. It has the widest variety of retail shops and great food options and clearly the best mall in town

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