Top 10 Places to Visit as a Student in Bangalore
College life is special and it is not a time that comes around frequently. The case of most college students is that they usually leave their homes and come to another city to live in a hostel and study. In that case, they get to experience life in a new city all by themselves. It is an intimidating thought but quite liberating as well. The joy of getting to explore a new city, all its malls, historical locations, parks and markets with friends is unparalleled and an unspoken imperative adventure. Any city is massive it is quite difficult and time-consuming to compile a list of must-visit places, especially in Bangalore, a city. But, fear not, because that is what I have done here, the top 10 places to visit as a student in Bangalore.
Top 10 Places to Visit as a Student in Bangalore
First Place you must visit in Bangalore
Wonderla Amusement Park, Mysore Road
Wonderla is the perfect place for a young, energetic student craving for adventure and fun. Wonderla Amusement Park, ranked by TripAdvisor in 2014 as the 1st in India and the 7th best amusement park in Asia, is filled with all sorts of fun and dangerous rides and even has an amazing waterpark. Students can typically spend a day here exploring the many of the park’s attractions and cool off by taking a swim in pool and flex their fearlessness by trying out the park’s incredible water slides. Apart from all these, the park also has a musical fountain and laser shows, a virtual reality show and a dance floor with electronically controlled shower. If you are rich enough, Wonderla Bangalore also has a resort inside the park where you can stay. Wonderla is definitely is a must visit, especially if you are a student.
Second Place you must visit in Bangalore
Nandi Hills, Chikkaballapur
Among the college students in Bangalore, Nandi Hills is a popular destination. Being famously known for its epic and exquisite sunrise and sunsets, Nandi Hills is located 60 kilometers away from the city and it is one of the hill stations near Bangalore. Situated 1478 meters above the sea level, Nandi Hills was named so after renowned Nandi temple at the top of the hill and has a pleasant weather all around the year. Apart from its beautiful viewpoints, one can visit Tipu’s Drop, which is a cliff at a height of 600 meters and has a historical significance saying that prisoners were forced to their death down this cliff. One can visit Tipu’s Summer Palace and the Amrita Sarovar as well. Nandi Hills is also famous for its adventure activities, which includes paragliding, trekking and cycling. Suited for a one-day trip, Nandi Hills is a perfect combination of nature and historical monuments.
Third Place you must visit in Bangalore
Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens, Mavalli
Lal Bagh, meaning The Red Garden, is a famous botanical garden located in southern Bangalore. It was commissioned to be built by Hyder Ali and was later completed by Tipu Sultan. Known as one of the most beautiful gardens in India, Tipu Sultan added the horticulture wealth to the gardens by importing rare plants and trees from different countries. Spread over an area of 240 acres, the gardens hold several flowers shows and is home to over a 1000 species of flora, including some rare plants from Persia, Afghanistan and France. The gardens also have a Glass House, which was modelled after London’s Crystal Palace. Lal Bagh is suitable to take a stroll around with friends for a couple of hours, especially for those are nature lovers and enjoy the fresh air and the beautiful flowers in the garden. Also, the fresh air is definitely bound to take away any stress related to studies!
Fourth Place you must visit in Bangalore
Bangalore Palace, Vasanth Nagar
One of the most popular historical locations in the city, The Bangalore Palace is truly a sight to behold. Sprawling over an area of 454 acres, it was built for Maharaja Chamarajendra Wadiyar X in the year 1878 as a place to live in during his training in Bangalore. The palace was built with a combination of gothic, neo-classical, Victorian and Edwardian styles and have incorporated the aforementioned in its architecture and furniture. Nowadays, the massive palace grounds are used for holding public events, and is renowned for hosting musical concerts by famous artists including Iron Maiden, Backstreet Boys, Metallica, Elton John and many more. It is not only perfect for historical lovers, but if you are lucky enough, you will probably get a chance to see your favorite artist performing on the palace grounds!
Fifth Place you must visit in Bangalore
M.G. Road, Bangalore
Known as one of the busiest roads in Bangalore, MG Road is the perfect place to spend a few hours with friends. From Trinity Circle to Anil Kumble Circle, MG Road is filled with retail outlets, commercial buildings, street food and restaurant. It has everything one might need, from graphic tees to authentic designer clothes, book stores, electronics, accessories and apparel, art galleries, spa and so much more. It is also home to some of the best high-end pubs and restaurants, and has every sort of food to satisfy people’s taste buds. A well-known saying among the college students in the city goes, “A trip to Bangalore is incomplete without paying a visit to MG Road!”
Sixth Place you must visit in Bangalore
Bannerghatta National Park, Bannerughatta
Founded in 1970, Bannerghatta National Park is a biological reserve and an extremely popular tourist attraction. The park consists of a zoo, a pet corner, an aquarium, an animal rescue center, a snake house, the renowned safari park and a butterfly farm, which is a latest addition in the park. This is a perfect place to spend a day with friends, looking at all sorts of flora and fauna. Along with these, this park also consists of a number of temples for the religious people and is a place visited by adventurers for hiking and trekking. Also, Bannerghatta National Park is the first reserve in India to have a fenced forested elephant sanctuary. If one is lucky enough, they will be able to witness all animals, including tigers, in their natural habitat in the forest without human interference and closed cages in the safari tour. This park is suitable for all the animal lovers out there!
Seventh Place you must visit in Bangalore
UB City, Vittal Mallya Road
If you have got a bit of extra money to spend or are just of fan of luxurious brands, UB City is the place for you to go with your friends. UB City is the first Luxury Mall in India and it is situated in the Central Business District in Bangalore. This mall is divided into five blocks, namely, UB Tower, Kingfisher Plaza, Concorde, Canberra and Comet. Incorporating the best of a city life, each of these blocks has its own distinct looks. Having a mixture of retail stores and top-notch restaurants, one can find all sorts of international brands here, ranging from Rolex, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo and many more, with cuisines ranging from Japanese to Italian. UB City is definite to provide the perfect city experience!
Eighth Place you must visit in Bangalore
Commercial Street, Shivaji Nagar
Commercial Street is the place to be for all the stingy or budget shoppers. It is one of the most renowned shopping destinations in Bangalore. Sprawling over a few blocks, Commercial Street is filled with street vendors and small-time shop keepers selling anything one might need, from clothes to accessories and electronics. The best part about This place is that it is the best place to go to in Bangalore if you are a little tight on money but still want some moderately fashionable items in your closet. Also, it is not a bad spot to hang out with your friends and take a walk, perhaps do some window shopping. There are a number of fast food outlets and street food of all sorts if you get hungry while shopping. Overall, Commercial Street is a must-visit!
Ninth Place you must visit in Bangalore
ISKCON Temple, Rajaji Nagar
ISKCON Temple is perfect for all the religious people and lousy students as myself, who pretend to be atheists all year round, except for when its exam season and we just go to temple and pray to God saying, “Please, God! Let me pass in all my exams!” and so on and forth! This temple is not only famous among local tourists but it is also visited by many international tourists and is probably a compulsory location on everybody’s itinerary. The temple has Lord Krishna as the presiding deity and is a beautiful place to visit due to its immaculate architecture and the gold details to the idols are truly exquisite.
Tenth Place you must visit in Bangalore
Phoenix Market City, Whitefield
A trip to a city is never complete without a mall! Being the biggest mall in Bangalore city, Phoenix Market City has all sorts of retail stores amounting to over 270 shops with a mix of national and international brands, from the reasonably priced ones to the high-end stores. It also hosts a variety of restaurants, a haven for hungry shoppers and a massive PVR multiplex. The mall consists of an open courtyard in which a bunch of events are hosted all-round the year. It is a must visit place for anyone living in Bangalore and also a great place to shop, or just hang out with friends.
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