Top Places To Visit In Bangalore With Family On Weekend

By RimTim Staff Writer
January 2, 2017
Places to visit in Bangalore

Bangalore is more than just an IT hub; it is one of the most beautiful cities in India. Popularly known as the “Garden City”, Bangalore has a lot to offer to those looking for a quiet family outing on a weekend.

Children love Bangalore as there’s so much to look forward to here, from museums and planetariums amusement parks and zoos. Yes, Bangalore may be India’s Silicon Valley, but there’s a lot more to Bangalore tourism than just IT.

Best Places to Visit in Bangalore

  1. Bannerghatta National Park

    Bannerghatta National Park is our #1 pick for the best place to take your family to on a weekend in Bangalore. It is a large, superbly maintained zoo and biological reserve, where you can take your kids on a wildlife safari. There are plenty of sightings of wild animals to be had and it’s just fascinating for children.
    The kids can catch up with tigers, bears, lions, elephants, foxes, hyenas, deer, and many more of their animal friends. The zoo is just as exciting as the wildlife safari. There are separate enclosures for reptiles, birds and more. There’s so much to see here that it takes up most of the day, so make sure to arrive at the park early in the morning. It’s lots of fun for kids and parents alike.
  2. Lal Bagh

    Lalbagh Botanical Garden has been closely identified with Bangalore for several decades. It is perhaps the most famous of all landmarks in Bangalore. There are millions of varieties of plants, trees and flowers here.

    Lalbagh is spread over an area of 40 acres in the middle of the city. It was created in 1760 as a private garden by Hyder Ali, who ruled Bangalore at that time. The best time to visit Lalbagh is during January or August, when there is a flower show organized here.

  3. Cubbon Park and Bal Bhavan

    The Bal Bhavan in the Cubbon Park is very popular with kids. The Cubbon Park is a large public garden built in 1870 by Major General Richard Sankey, the British Chief Engineer of Mysore State. It is spread an area of more than 100 acres.

    The Bal Bhavan is a special area within the Cubbon Park that is meant for children. They can go on a toy train ride, visit a doll museum, participate in art and craft workshops and play in the mini-park. It’s a great place to take your family to. The kids will love running around the place and simply love being at the Cubbon Park.

  4. Brigade Road

    Brigade Road is a perfect shopping destination to take your family out on a weekend. There hundreds of shops around here, and dozens of eateries and coffee shops. There are fashion showrooms, book shops, toy stores, fresh food stores, gaming corners and much more, all packed within an area of 1 km. After a hectic day of shopping at Brigade Road, you can catch the latest Hollywood or Bollywood blockbuster at the historic Rex Theater with the whole family.
  5. Government Museum

    Government Museum in Bangalore is one of the oldest museums in India. It has an excellent collection of ancient coins, paintings, jewelry, weapons, murals, and more. It’s a great place to take your kids too, provided they are over 10 years old. They will learn a lot about the history and culture of India. They will learn to appreciate art at its finest.
  6. Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

    The Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium has been one of the best places to visit in Bangalore for many decades now. It is a great place to take your family to. Kids love this place. ‘The Sky Theater’ is the highlight of this planetarium. You will get to watch the night sky at its resplendent best, learn about the Solar System, the Milky Way Galaxy and the Universe. The planetarium charges a very small entry fee and is open on all days of the week, except on Mondays.
  7. Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum

    Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum is dedicated to the memory of Sir M. Vishvesvaraya, the visionary administrator and engineer, who built modern Karnataka. This is an interactive museum and is a must visit for those who are scientifically inclined.

    It’s a great place to take your children to, they will learn so much here, which will be useful to them in the science class at school. There’s a lot of fun to be had for children of all ages here. The contraptions on display here are fun and interactive, so your kids will learn even as they play, and will never want to leave.

  8. Wonderla

    Wonder La is one of the largest amusement parks in India, and is a great place to visit with the whole family in tow this weekend. Wonder La is located over a vast area on the Bangalore-Mysore road. It features a number of exciting land and water rides.

    There are a range of games and shows as well, that are a lot of fun for kids and adults alike. A laser show is organized at night or on special occasions, which is a sight to behold. There’s a large indoor musical fountain, which is really very adorable.

    If you are worried about your kids catching cold from all the water activities at the Wonder La this winter, fear not because care is taken to provide only warm water for all water rides during this time of the year. Your kids will love this place so much that they will want to stay here forever.

  9. Snow City

    Believe it or not, there’s a place in Bangalore where it actually snows, all through the year. It’s called the Snow City. Your kids will simply adore this place. It is a snow themed amusement park, where there is a simulated snowfall every 10 minutes.
    Snow City in Bangalore is modeled after the Snow World in Hyderabad. It features exciting activities such as snow sliding, toboggan rides, mountain climbing and much more. Your kids will love throwing snowballs at each other and running around in the snow. Just make sure that they watch their step as the snow can be very slippery.

    Temperatures at Snow City can be as low as -5 to -10 degrees. But you don’t have to worry about catching cold, as all visitors are provided with warm jackets and other protective gear. Each session at Snow City lasts 45 minutes and costs Rs. 400 per person.

Wonderla in Bangalore

Rimtimmers recommends the following travel agents in Bangalore

  1. Sree Venkateshwara Tours & Travels  

    Address: 880 Feet Road 5th Block Koramangala Bangalore – 560034
    Phone No: +91-8025527396
  2. Oasis Tours India Private Limited  

    Address: S 107, Manipal Centre, South Block, 1st Floor, 47 Dickenson Road, Bangalore – 560042
    Phone No: +91-9341244244
  3. Sanky Travels Pvt Ltd

    Address: 34, 3rd Main Road, RMV 2nd Stage, Jaladarsini Layout, R.M.V. 2nd Stage, Bangalore – 560094
    Phone No: +91-8023515900
  4. KVN Tours and Travels  

    Address: No. 5, SGR Dental College Road, Munnekolala, Marathahalli, Bangalore – 560037
    Phone No: +91-8088888121
  5. Mercury Travels  

    Address: Shop No. 125, Infantry Road, Shivaji Nagar, Bangalore – 560001
    Phone No: +91-8042413000
  6. Akbar Travels  

    Address: 131, Brigade Road, Shoolay Circle, Ashok Nagar, Bangalore – 560025
    Phone No: +91-8030929100
  7. Bangalore International Travels  

    Address: 30, S C Road Cross, Sangam Complex, Gandhi Nagar, Bangalore – 560009
    Phone No: +91-9845665901
  8. Akshaya Travels  

    Address: 41, 3rd Main Road, Chennammana Kere, Kathreguppe, Banashankari 3rd Stage, Banashankari, Bangalore – 560085
    Phone No: +91-9060578899
  9. Bharat International Travels  

    Address: B155, 4, 2, Peenya, Bangalore – 560058
    Phone No: +91-8028361465
  10. GoTour Travels & Holidays  

    Address: 93/4, Shop Number 2, Multiplex Service Road, Near V K Exports, Marathahalli, Bangalore – 560037
    Phone No: +91-8042057114

Tags: , ,