Bangalore has made its mark as the Silicon Valley of India. All the hustle and bustle of the city has taken away the small joys of everyday life, such as enjoying and appreciating the natural beauty around. The lush greenery around the lakes and outskirts of Bangalore seems like a distant memory nowadays. With so much pollution and traffic, one wonders if there are any places left in this city where you can enjoy nature at its best? Here are the top five places where you can witness nature at its best.
Cubbon Park is located in the heart of the city and is affectionately called as lungs of the city. It is one of the largest open parks in Bangalore and is ideal for morning or evening walks/jogs/runs. Spread out in an area of almost 300 acres, Cubbon Park was created in 1870 by the Britishers and has a known and recorded history of having a very rich flora and fauna. The state archaeologicalmuseum, which is one of the oldest museums in India, is located within the park premises and so is the big public library which gives its readers a natural peace and quiet environment. There are a lot of health and common interest groups that conduct their activities in this park. One should not miss talking a lazy evening stroll in this beautiful park.
Nandi Hills is perfect for those weekend treks where you want to be away from all the hustle and bustle of the city and yet, want to be close enough to be able to sleep in the comfort of your own bed at night. With an altitude of around 1500m, Nandi Hills is one of the best places to witness nature near Bangalore. If you are travelling from outside Bangalore, you can book low price hotels in Bangalore and trek to Nandi Hills in a day.
Bugle Rock Park
Although not huge, Bugle Rock Park is situated atop a huge rock in Basavanagudi area of Bangalore. This park consists of an amphitheatre which is used for performances. The well laid out trails and greenery makes this park a walker’s paradise. This park also has small waterfalls and fountains making it even more attractive.
Situated on Magadi Road, just an hour drive away from the center of the city, Savandurga is a place where you will find huge monolithic rock structures and nature at its best. This is a beautiful place to come enjoy the nature and it was also the location of David Lean’s movie, Passage to India. There are a fort and temple on the top which attracts a lot of tourists and pilgrims from all around the state.
Bannerghatta Biological Park
Serving as one of the biggest Zoological reserves for wild animals, Bannerghatta Biological Park is a huge ecological forest sprawled in almost 25000 acres of land. It also comprises of a reptile farm, a zoological museum and India’s very first butterfly park with more than twenty species of butterflies in it. It is one of the most popular natural tourist attractions in the city.
Bangalore has always been called the garden city of India, and true to its name, it is home to some of the most amazing places to witness nature at its best. Although in the busy times of life we invariably forget to take a break, but with these amazing natural options around us it is cathartic to take a real walk in the park and enjoy the nature. Even if you are coming from outside the city, you can book low price hotels in Bangaloreand enjoy the garden city to the fullest.