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What's a fun way other than visiting museums in Bangalore? It is to know the history of a place by visiting places of historical importance and Bangalore has a lot! We have selected some places to visit in Bangalore with your children.

1. Bangalore Palace


Designed by Kempe Gowda I and built by Reverend J. Garrett, the Bangalore Palace is a must-see historical place of the city. The Tudor-style palace has 35 rooms and now belongs to the royal family of Mysore. There is a guided audio tour, which is perhaps the best option to know the history of the place. A great place for photographers.

Location: Vasanth Nagar

Attractions: The royal coat of arms, the Jockey chair

Days Open: Everyday

Hours: 10:00 to 17:00

Registration fee: Rs. 230 per person for Indian nationals, Rs. 460 per person for foreigners

Amenities: Parking

Things to consider: The entrance fee is relatively high compared to other historic places in the city. So go there only if you think the kids will appreciate.

Places to Visit in Bangalore

2. Tipu Sultan Summer Palace


One of the many royal residences and must-see places in Bangalore, the Summer Palace and Fort Tipu Sultan represent the beautiful fusion of Indo-Islamic architecture. The architectural marvel is small, but is an excellent structure for photography enthusiasts. Children may not find the story interesting, but you can tell them by weaving an interesting story about Tipu.

Location: Chamrajpet, Bangalore

Attractions: Portraits and paintings of people of the time, a replica Tipu tiger

Days Open: Every day

Hours: 8h 30 to 17h 30

Registration fee: Rs. 15 per person for Indians, Rs. 200 per person for foreign nationals

Amenities: Parking

Things to consider: If you are not a photography travel enthusiast, do not spend more than 30 minutes here; otherwise the children will get bored.

3. Vidhana Soudha


Vidhana Soudha is the seat of the state legislature of Karnataka, located in the heart of the city. The massive structure is supposed to be built in the Dravidian styles or Mysore style and was completed in 1956. The building is spread over an area of ​​11 hectares and is built with granite and porphyry rocks. An interesting fact about the building is that it was designed and built to give the city a clean architectural style.

Location: Sampangi Rama Nagara, Bangalore

Attractions: Architecture, the building is illuminated on holidays and Sundays

Days Open: Everyday

Hours: 9h to 17h

Things to consider: Participation is allowed only with special permission.

4. Bangalore Fort


Built by Kempe Gowda I, Bangalore Fort was a mud fort in 1537. Haider Ali, father of Tipu Sultan and ruler of the state of Mysore, rebuilt it in stone in 1761. The fort has a church, a cemetery and also a school, although the school has now been relocated. Unfortunately, most of the structure was dismantled and ruined by the British who besieged it in 1791. What remain are the Delhi Gate and some bastions.

Location: New Tharagupet, Bangalore

Attractions: Delhi Gate, a 500-year-old Ganapati Shrine

Days Open: Monday to Saturday

Hours: 10h to 18h

Registration fees: Rs. 5 for Indian nationals, Rs. 100 per person for foreign nationals

Amenities: Parking

Things to consider: Like Tipu Sultan's summer palace, Bangalore Fort has little interest for children.

5. Ramakrishna Math


The Ramakrishna Math in Bangalore is one of the largest and oldest places in India. The center was built in 1908 by some modest followers of Swami Vivekananda, and today it is more than that. The maths has a temple, a bookstore, a library and an open air auditorium. It is located in Basavangudi, near the Bull Temple and attracts many people seeking answers to spiritual questions. Maths also has a branch in Ulsoor.

Location: Basavangudi, Bangalore

Attractions: the bookstore is full of information about Swami Vivekananda

Days Open: Everyday

Hours: 9h to 18h 30

Approvals: Parking, toilets

Things to consider: Math is not really a tourist place, but a place where you can take your children to introduce them to the concept of spirituality.

6. Mysore Palace


The Mysore Palace is one of the places to visit near Bangalore. The biggest attractions of Karnataka are the Mysore Palace or the Amba Vilas Palace, property of the Mysore Royal Family. You must set aside a day for Mysore. The palace was built in the early 1900s and opened in 1912. The sprawling mansion has spacious halls, rooms and hallways - all adorned with beautiful artwork from floors to ceilings.

Location: Mysore (140km from Bangalore)

Attractions: Palace architecture, Golden Throne, Dollhouse

Days Open: Everyday

Hours: 10am to 5:30 pm

Registration fees: Rs. 40 per adult and Rs. 25 per child, Rs. 200 for foreigners

Amenities: Parking

Things to consider: The best time to visit the palace is during Dussehra, when it is prepared for the festival. It is also the busiest time of the year.

7. Begur Fort


Many say that Begur is where Bangalore was born. The small municipality near Bangalore has a fort, which stretches for about 1 4km2. The fort is located near a small temple and is a place purely for history buffs. The fort is located on the road to Bangalore-Hosur and is one of the places in the Heritage Intach Walks (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage).

Location: Bangalore-Hosur Highway

Attractions: Naganatheshvara Temple

Days Open: Everyday

Hours: Around the day

Amenities: Parking

Things to consider: There is not much left to see. So, if you pass this route, take the time to stop and visit this tourist attraction in Bangalore.
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