I don’t visit Bengaluru frequently but I reckon it’s the only metropolitan where one can relax as if they’re far from the city’s commotions. I am sure the above sounds like overkill, but the city’s outskirts are really beautiful and peaceful. Plus, Mysore, Horsley Hills, Yelagiri Hills, and Shivanasamudra Falls are not far off. Bengaluru makes a great weekend getaway. The ‘Silicon Valley’ of India has a lot to offer, if you know where to look. Here are the top 5 places that I would recommend you guys to check out.
The Bengaluru Fort is a remnant of the Vijayanagar Empire’s zenith. It was commissioned by Kempe Gowda, the founder of Bengaluru. If you love history, this is the place to go. The fort will remind you of the castles in Scotland.
This is my personal favorite. The Nandi Hills are 60 kilometers away from Bangalore. I feel the history buffs should cover the Bengaluru Fort and Nandi Hills in the same day.
Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain
If you’re ready to get on one knee and complicate your life, then take your girlfriend to the Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain in the evening. Jokes apart, the fountain looks mesmerizing with Indian and western music playing in the background.
Hyder Ali, the father of Tipu Sultan, established Lal Bagh in the 18th century. It’s 200-acre garden with over 200 varieties of trees and innumerous different flowers. The British built a glass house within the garden. Today, the glass house presents an assortment of gorgeous blossoms on Independence Day and Republic Day.
I would sell my appendix to spend one more day in this beautiful green estate. You should visiy Cubbon Park in autumn, when the golden leaves fall on either side o the trail, making it look like the road to Kings Landing (Game of Thrones fans will love it).
That’s all folks. Pick a place and rev up the engines. Be nice to the locals and don’t get in trouble!