So much to see in Bangalore

Holiday spots
Last Updated 30 March 2014, 12:43 IST

With the holidays almost here, Bangaloreans are planning what to do and where to head off. While many opt to go to different and interesting spots in the country, some talk about the lovely places that are in Bangalore, which they like frequenting.

Shreya S, a seventh-grade student, loves the different educative places in the City. “Be it history or culture, I love visiting places which add to my knowledge. I love going to the Janapada Loka as it talks about the history of our State,” says Shreya, adding, “I find the interactive models at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum very interesting as my favourite subjects are mathematics and science.

I also love visiting the different temples in the City like Bull Temple and ISKCON.” She hopes that she will be able to revisit all these places with her family this
holiday season.

Many love the natural spots in the City and are mystified by their beauty. “Though the Dodda Alada Mara or Big Banyan Tree is a bit away, the mystery of this place makes one frequent it again and again. This giant 400-year-old tree, which is spread over three acres, is the first of its kind. I’ve visited it a few times and definitely plan to visit it again this season,” says Farhan Zain, a student of RV Institute of Management.

Others like Spandana Gowda, an MBA student, says that one of the most unique places in the City is Freedom Park. “Despite being located in the Central Business District, this place has a sense of tranquility like no other. It’s peaceful, not very crowded and the environment is good too. It’s cool inside and one can learn about different trees as well,” she says. Spandana adds that the place also has a lot of history to it and there are a variety of events which happen there.

The ‘Garden City’ tag makes people, who come here, want to be closer to nature. Harsha B Ramesh, a young professional, says that nothing can beat a trip to the Bannerghatta National Park especially the ‘Butterfly Park’ inside.

“This place, which is spread over acres, houses a conservatory, museum and an audio visual room. One can see a variety of butterflies there and this is the first such park in the country,” he says. Harsha also loves taking a break from work and go boating in the Lumbini Gardens, Hebbal.

With the temperatures soaring, one can head with the family to places like Snow City and Wonderla Amusement Park too.

Even parks are a good option to beat the heat. “Since summer is here, these are some of the best places that one can head to. Snow City is like one of the coldest regions in the world. Children love it and want to be there the entire day,” says Sunitha, a

“The different parks like Lal Bagh and Cubbon Park are also relaxing destinations that one can head to,” she adds.

(Published 30 March 2014, 12:34 IST)

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