Bangalore is a city known for its amazing advancements and discoveries in technology and is one of the busiest places in the country. However, not a lot of people are aware of the fact that the city also has some wonderful calm and quiet retreats for those wanting to clear up their heads and relax their mind and body during the weekend.
1. Cubbon Park
Home to various exotic species of flora, Cubbon Park is the ideal place to go to if you want to take a back seat from the hustle and bustle of daily life and simple enjoy the beauty that Mother Nature has to offer. There is greenery as far as the eye can see which makes it an extremely peace and serene place. The delightful park has rides for children and walking trails for all ages.
2. National Gallery of Modern Art
The gallery is home to many beautiful paintings and masterpieces, most of which have great historical significance. What the gallery lacks in size and space, it makes up for with the specimens it houses like contemporary paintings and works by artists like Anjolie Ela Menon and Raja Ravi Verma. Located amidst a stunning garden, this is a place that art lovers and history enthusiasts must not miss on their trip to Bangalore.
3. Lalbagh Botanical Garden
A mesmerising garden with even more mesmerising scenery, the Lalbagh Botanical Garden houses some of the most striking floral exhibits found within the country. There is a flower show held in January every year in which the garden and glass house is beautifully decorated according to a particular theme and the area sees an increase in the number visits by locals and tourists during this time of the year. This is the perfect place to go to if you crave a morning walk or an evening jog or if you simply want some peace and quiet from the busy city life.
4. Turahalli Forest
Located near Kanakapura Road, this forest offers stunning natural beauty and amazing trekking potential for the adventure enthusiasts. The forest is one of the few Reserved Forests within the country containing exquisite flora like the eucalyptus trees with their exquisite aroma and gorgeous fauna like the charming peacocks found within the spectacular wood land and the scenery all around is absolutely breath taking. It is the perfect refuge for those longing for peace and quiet and is an ideal destination for trekkers and cyclists due to the moderately challenging terrain in some places. The forest also offers sports like rock climbing and hiking for those amongst us that pine for adventure and the exhilarating thrill that comes along with it.
5. Ancient Temples and Monuments
Be it the Chokkanathaswamy temple in Domlur, the fort at Devanhalli, Tipu Sultan’s palace, the Bangalore Palace or places of great historical significance like Chikkajala, Hejjala and Savanadurga, the stunning city of Bangalore has it all. Take a romantic stroll with your lover or take a walk through the compound with friends and family. The magnificent structures and incredible architecture will make your jaws drop and eyes widen as they stare back at you with their enchanting splendour.
With lovely weather throughout the year, it is no wonder that Bangalore is a much-visited tourist destination and is on the bucket list of almost every other Indian residing within the country and abroad. It offers delicacies that resemble heaven on a plate and the choices offered for food lovers are countless. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and treat yourself to all the peaceful and serenity that Bangalore has to offer.
Rohit, an avid traveller residing in India enjoys writing about his experiences on TransIndia Travels and hopes to visit every corner of the country and discover the many exciting cultures and cuisines that each place has to offer.