Places to Go in and Around Bangalore in 4 days

Being one the largest cities India, the city of Bangalore is no doubt one of the top places to go in South India for sightseeing. Historic landmarks, museums, churches, palaces, Hindu temples, shopping districts, waterfalls, nature sanctuaries and hill stations are some of the things to see in and around Bangalore.

There are lots of attractions worth mentioning, though if you're visiting Bangalore only for 4 days you won't want to miss visiting the following six places:

Wonderla Amusement Park, Mysore Road

If you’re looking for fun day outings, the Wonderla Amusement Park is certainly one of the best places to go in and around Bangalore with family and kids. Wonderla has the typical attractions and amenities you’d expect from a western amusement park such as water rides, wave pool, lazy river, restaurants, lockers, etc but without the price tag. If you go during the week the entry fee to Wonderla is less than $12 for adults.
Places to Go in and Around Bangalore in 4 days

Wondderla is located off Mysore Road (about an hour’s drive from Bangalore) and you can easily get there by public transportation on the BMTC 226 city bus route, or by train from Bangalore City Junction railway station.

Iskcon Sri Radhakrishna Temple, West Of Chord Road

The Iskcon Sri Radhakrishna Temple (a.k.a ISKCON Bangalore Temple) is located right in the heart of Bangalore and it’s by far, the most stunning Iskcon temples you can visit in southern India.

Bangalore’s Iskcon is beautifully ornamented and it’s one of the nicest examples of monumental towers you’ll find in the state of Karnataka. Bangalore Iskcon temple is open all year-round, though a visit there will be most rewarding during a festival celebration.

Bangalore’s Iskcon temple celebrates dozens of festivals every year such as the famous Narasimha Utsav, Rama Navami (April), Tirumala Brahmotsavam (September/ October) and Akha Teej (April/ May).

To get to the Bangalore Temple, simply take a BMTC bus and get off at the Mahalakshmi Layout bus stop.

Bannerghatta National Park

Bannerghatta national park is another tourist destination near Bangalore worth adding to your itinerary of places to go in and around Bangalore in 4 days.  Bannerghatta is super cheap (~ $2 entry fee) and it's the closest place to Bangalore that offers the opportunity to view wildlife such as lions, hyenas, leopards and cheetahs on an African-style safari.

Besides doing the safari, there’s also a butterfly garden area and reptile zone where you can see crocs and many snake spices such as the king cobra and python.

Bannerghatta national park is located about an hour’s bus drive (bus 365A or 366) from Bangalore City Junction Railway Station.

Shivanasamudra Falls, Mandya District

The Shivanasamudra Falls (a.k.a Cauvery Falls) are without a doubt, the most popular tourist attraction near Bangalore. If you’re looking to do day trips from Bangalore, you won’t find a more rewarding tourist destination to visit around Bangalore than the Shivanasamudra Falls.

Shivanasamudra Falls actually consist of twin falls Gaganachukki and Barachukki falls, which is the most visited. The beautify about Barachukki falls is that you can easily climb down the pool area for swimming and booking teppa boat rides (Indian coracle). Saying this, Gaganachukki falls are the most spectacular ones, especially when viewed from either Shivanasamudra Watch Tower or Darga Hazrath Mardane Gaib.

A trip from Bangalore to Shivanasamudra Falls is totally worth it, though make sure you allow a whole day there because the drive alone takes at least 3 hours each way. If you aren’t hiring a rental car, you ca inexpensively catch the bus from Bangalore to the town of Kollegal Mysuru and hire an autorickshaw from there to the falls..

Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Mavalli

A visit to Bangalore would not be complete without visiting the famous Lal Bagh botanical garden, which is the most popular tourist attraction in Bangalore. The Lalbagh gardens are located in the center of Bangalore and are home to the most stunning plants, flowers and trees you’ll ever see in a botanic garden. Among others, the Lalbagh garden boasts a huge Bombax tree and a prehistoric tree fossil that is millions of years old!

Besides, Lalbagh botanical garden is also home to a beautiful lake, a lotus pond, a lovely glass house modeled on London's Crystal Palace and a stunning watchtower built by Kempe Gowda (the founder of Bangalore).

Art of Living International Center, Kanakapura Road

The Art of Living International Center (a.k.a. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ashram) is one of the nicest places to go in and around Bangalore for an authentic cultural experience. Many people that visit the Art of Living center do it to join one of their meditation courses although you don’t have to join one to enjoy this marvelous place.

The Art of Living center boasts beautiful grounds and you can freely stroll the tranquil and peaceful surroundings at your leisure free of charge. As a tourist, you won’t find a calmer retreat anywhere in Bangalore where you can spend a relaxing day away from crowds and tourist traps.

You can get to the Art of Living center by either hiring a taxi or catching the 211 city bus from Majestic or Yeshwanthpur railway stations. You'll need to get off at the Banashankari Bus Stand at Udipalya.

See. Top 5 Places to Honeymoon in the World
Famous Temples in Coorg 
Things to do in Northern India 
Things Tourists do For Fun in Sri Lanka