Of Bettas and Durgas: Around Bangalore

There are any number of destinations in and around Bangalore which need to be on your quick list of getaways for sightseeing, heritage visits, walks, trekking and more. Here is a lowdown on some of these popular places with descriptions, directions and much else.

Vidhana soudha

Heritage Buildings
Bangalore Palace, Vidhana Soudha, Attara Kacheri/Karnataka High Court, Bangalore Fort & Tipu Sultan’s Palace.

Bal bavan

Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Cubbon Park, Jawahar Bal Bhavan,
Cariappa Memorial Park, Bannerghata Zoological Reserve.

Sheshadri Iyer Memorial Hall

Government Museum and Venkatappa Art Gallery, Sheshadri Iyer Memorial Hall, Visveswaraya Museum, Nehru Planetarium.

Nagavara Lake

Hebbal, Ulsoor, Sankey, Nagavara, Agara.

Cubbon Park

City Tours and Walks
Cubbon Park (Sri Chamarajendra Park), City Market, North Bangalore – Malleswaram & Vasanthnagar Kempegowda’s Bangalore.

Big Banyan tree

Day Trips
Nandi Hills, Big Banyan Tree, Janapada Loka, Nrityagram, Hogenakkal
Srirangapatna, Sangama, Ranganthittu, Kokkare Belluru, Bheemeswari.


Ramdevara Betta, RevanaSiddesh Betta, Savana Durga, Mekedatu, Karighatta Antara Gange, Kaivara, Huliyur Durga, Hemagiri Betta, Kumbhi Betta Skandagiri, Ranganatha Swamy Betta.

Spas & Resorts
Angsana Spa & Resort, Golden Palms Resort.

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About Poornima Dasharathi 46 Articles
Poornima is our correspondent for Heritage & Features. She also runs a heritage and culture themed travel outfit called Unhurried.