3 days trip to Bangalore – Places to Visit and things to do
What to do in Bangalore – things to do in Bangalore – best things to do in Bangalore – Bangalore Attractions – places to see in Bangalore | (3 days trip to Bangalore)
A short trip will destroy the day-to-day hassles and you return back so rejuvenated. Taking a road trip is one of the best ways to experience the true beauty of the outdoor world! Plan a road trip to Bangalore and get some much-needed peace. Chennai to Bangalore was really a thrilling one. It all started with a Phone call from my close friend Ruban Manickaraj(RMJ) who used to work in Bangalore. One fine day, while talking to him on a phone call, he told me that it’s been a long time since we met and asked me to come there for a weekend and that’s where it all started. I started to Bangalore the next weekend with my wife.
I took my Hyundai I20 from Chennai to Bangalore (337 km) and took the Hosur, Krishnagiri route, it is a bit long but it’s safe. It took 6-7 hours to reach there. Until you reach Hosur, it’s actually the best for a road trip and after Hosur, you may experience some traffic. We took a break every 100 kilometers towards Bangalore. The mountains and the scenic beauty on the highway almost would give a pleasant feel. I started our trip like 10 am in the morning and reached there by 4.30 pm. After refreshing my friend booked a movie ticket so we started the MALL.
Bangalore is popularly known as the Garden City of India that is filled with both vintage and modern beauty. Bangalore is a busy city and it is full of traffic as you could see loads of IT people’s walking around anytime. This Silicon Valley of India is very famous for green spaces, countless adventure opportunities; fun-filled nightlife, and shopping where you can get anything you need easier. Bangalore city boasts the magnificent abundant glorious past of historical significance of monuments and many landmarks. This beautiful city is one of the few Indian cities that have a pleasant climate throughout the year. Whether you are planning for business purposes or leisure, this beautiful city has loads of places to visit in Bangalore for a memorable time and things to do in Bangalore. Here’s a list of what to do in Bangalore.
The next morning we woke up at 6.30 am and after breakfast, my friend dragged me straight to the Bangalore Palace which is the central attraction in Bangalore.
– Bangalore Palace:
Bangalore Palace is one of the most popular landmarks of Bangalore and is a must-visit place in Bangalore. This beautiful palace was built in the year 1878 with which India’s most resilient dynasties ruled and it is a perfect representation of the lavishness and elegancy. This Grand Palace is the combination of Tudor and Scottish Gothic architecture with elegant carvings both inside and out, and the wooden structure of the palace showcases the royal culture in different ways.
The massive courtyards, eye-catching colorful interiors, splendid spiral staircases, stately towers, and a green garden and the epitome of the great architecture of this Colossal Palace attracts tourist and visitors from all over the place visit this impressive Palace every day. This Palace is composed of the most famous paintings of the 19th Century that includes the works of one of India’s most celebrated artists Raja Ravi Verma.
You don’t need a paid guide to get to know the history of the beautiful palace as you are given an audiotape inside the Palace, both in Hindi and English, to help the people having language issues, understand its history better. The atmosphere both inside the Palace and outside is always quite relaxed and breezy. You can visit the palace anytime between 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM and the entry fee would be INR 230 for Indians and INR 460 for foreign tourists excluding electronics which are separately chargeable. After spending quality and informative time at the Palace we started to another popular Bangalore attraction named Cubbon Park.
– Cubbon Park
Cubbon Park was established in the year 1870 and it is composed of more than 6000 various species of plants and trees. This Park is spread across an area of 300 acres that includes several historical buildings and monuments, Karnataka High Court, The State Archeological Museum, and the Seshadri Iyer Memorial Hall which houses the State Central Library which made for some interesting sights to see. Another popular spot in the Cubbon Park is the Bangalore Aquarium, which is the second-largest aquarium in India that must not be missed in your visit. It was beautiful and therapeutic while walking through the park and enjoying the lush greeneries. After about two hours of exploring, we started to the street dotted with some inconspicuous restaurants but thronged by huge crowds. We had the south Indian meals followed by the not-to-miss, piping hot filter coffee. After lunch, we started to M.G.Road, one of the best places for shopping in Bangalore.
He took me straight to M.G.Road where we first sat down at a chat shop and enjoyed Pani Poori and sandwiches. M.G. Road is one of the best spots in Bangalore to spend leisure time. We then walked down the road slowly to the street dotted with various shops of handicrafts, beautiful sarees, silk clothes, and many other stores of interest. Even a small vendor does have the UPI payment option. The place was buzzing with people and activity. There was no time to get bored. We purchased a few things as souvenirs of our 3 days trip to Bangalore and started home. We ordered Briyani from Meghana Restaurant that definitely worth a try.
3rd Day – Nandi Hills
The next day, we started early to the Nandi Hills by bike, located 60 KMS from Bangalore at an altitude of 1478 meters. The Nandi hill is also called as Nandidurga, a most popular weekend getaway from Bangalore that indulges many to plan a trip from Bangalore to Nandi Hills.
Nandi Hills is definitely a biker’s paradise that has many curving hill roads and rugged terrains that are fun to ride on. I must say Avenger is indeed a bike for riding. My wife liked the stability and the comfort it has and the smoothness. I never felt tired during the entire drive. It’s a place where you can experience nature’s attraction as the place is dotted with beautiful Hills, attractive lush greeneries, temple, waterfalls and the complete place is covered with the foggy weather. Many of my friends suggested us to take a bike ride to Nandi
Hills, especially to get a glimpse of the sunrise on the hills of Nandi. Yeah, this wonderful place certainly deserves to be spent your time. This place is definitely a safe place to travel at 4 am as you can see any number of people travel every week. There is no entry charge to Nandi Hills, but there will be parking charges around INR 30 for the bike. There’s a gate 475 meters away from the hilltop. All the bikes have to be parked there. It was like a small plateau where you will wait at the counter to get the tickets. Once entered the gate, we saw an ancient rocky swimming pool called Tipu pond with stairs and huge flower pots on the edges that definitely catches the attractions of the visitors. I chose to take the forest path rather than the drivable road. When I walked through the dense forest and stone laid stair path, I noticed it was drizzling in patches. The sun was lily red and the forest with some pine trees and other varieties of nature formed a good background for my pictures. Finally, I reached the top of the hill which has a beautiful atmosphere of serenity.
There’s a huge cliff falls into the gorges and the only thing you can see is a stratified layer of snow white clouds. It is also ideal for bird watching. Watching the surrounding scenery and enjoying the cool breeze is the ideal relaxation recipe for your mind and body. After some snaps and posses we walked back to the gate.
After which we had a quick and tasty South-Indian breakfast. We finally reached our place by 1.30 pm totally refreshed, energetic, happy, and enthusiastic. After a quick refreshment, we packed our things and started back to Chennai.
Every travel teaches you something different and yes on this 3 day trip to Bangalore I enjoyed my bike ride to Nandi Hill. If you have a weekend at hand then don’t let it simply slip away – Go hit the road! If you have a similar first experience, do post it in comments! Do check out my latest Travel blog on Shimla to Manali Road Trip and a day trip to visit in Delhi. I hope you will enjoy it.