Garden City of India: 7 wonderful nature places to visit in Bangalore

The IT capital of India, Bangalore city is bestowed with nature and beautified with lush greenery. From Forts and gardens to pathways and tourist destinations, the city is filled with beautiful and scenic escapes to rejuvenate in nature. Despite being a huge metropolitan and a major hub for corporate companies, the city houses popular nature destinations for the city dwellers to enjoy the perks of nature.

Settling in a hectic city like Bangalore, life can get monotonous. And hence, a small break is what one needs to recharge the mind, body, and soul.  Here are 7 wonderful nature places to visit in Bangalore.

Cubbon Park

Sri Chamarajendra Park, also popularly known as the Cubbon Park is one of the famous landmarks of Bangalore City. Ever since its creation in 1870, the park has been an epitome of beauty with its aesthetically designed outlay of statues, fountains, greenery, and walkways. While it’s a local park with exceptionally well-designed beauty for morning and evening walks, a lot of city events take place here. One can find laughter groups, meet and greets and even book reading sessions happening at the park all the time. Living truly with the feel of being a giant garden to the city, the Cubbon Park is a must-visit when in Bangalore. As the sun goes down, the park is lit with lights making it a new experience.

Nandi Hills

Just a short ride away from the city, Nandi Hills is one of the favorite escapes of the people of Bangalore. Perched in the green surroundings with mighty mountains, valleys and scenic views, the Nandi Hills in the Nandi Durg Village is a popular tourist destination. On the foot front of the hill sits the ravishing Discovery Village Resorts near Bangalore. It is a luxury adventure resort inviting people for a fun stay to unleash their senses, feel the thrill in nature and rejuvenate. Enjoy the umpteen activities like trekking, quad-core biking, etc at the resort and take a climb to the Nandi Hills in the morning to catch the sunrise. The mountain top gives a panoramic view of the village with clouds covering the mountains, soft drizzle of fog and a beautiful Nandi Bull Temple.

Tipu Sultan’s Palace

Once a royal summer fort for Tipu Sultan, the ruler of the Mysore Kingdom and rocket artillery pioneer, Tipu Sultan Palace, today, is a magnificent museum and center of history and architecture. Built by using pure teakwood, the palace is widely known for its exceptional architecture and ancient beauty. Being converted into a museum, the palace has a variety of paintings, artwork, magnificent antics, etc for the visitors to take a walk, get a glimpse of the art and connect to the history of India. Tipu Sultan Palace is covered with green surroundings, gardens, and forests making it a close-to-nature day outing in Bangalore.

Lal Bagh Botanical Garden

Like an unusual glasshouse, the Lal Bagh Botanical Garden is one of the most cherished botanical gardens of India. The garden boasts of some of the biggest collection of unusual tropical plants, flowers, and a population of birds like Common Egret, Myna, Purple Moon Hen, Brahminy Kite, etc. The garden also hosts two flower shows in a year i.e. on Republic Day and Independence Day every year.

Bannerghatta National Park

One of the most popular and extravagant national parks of Bangalore, the Bannerghatta National Park is also a Biological Reserve, and a butterfly park. While the green landscapes and deciduous beauty of the park are incomparable it is also home to a huge variety of fauna. Take a safari ride in the park to monger in the wild and meet animals like Tigers, Lions, Crocodiles, etc. A tour of the Bannerghatta National Park is both a rejuvenating and adventurous experience.

Ulsoor Lake

Earlier known as the Halasuru Lake, the Ulsoor Lake is one and the only lake that comes under the vicinity of Bangalore City. The mighty lake is a beautiful outlay of nature right inside the city with natural beauty abode. Spend time revering the stunning view of the lake or take a boat ride in the lake to get swayed by its beauty. For couples, families and friends alike, the Ulsoor Lake is a getaway to disconnect from the bustling traffic and breathe in nature.

Chunchi Falls

About 90 kms from the city, the Chunchi Falls is the quickest escape from the city to enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of a giant waterfall. While the area is surrounded by the sparkling beauty of the forests, silence of nature and occasional sounds of animals in the jungle, the waterfall strikes a rather peaceful balance with its glistening water and beauty. Sit on the beds of rocks to enjoy the beauty of the waterfall, click pictures and spend quality time in nature until you return home.

Missing the glory of nature in Bangalore City? These wonderful places restore the beauty of the Garden city of India and connect you to nature.

About RJ Frometa

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