Lalbagh Botanical Garden
The widespread 240 acre botanical garden houses some over 1,000 species of plants including some 100 year old trees. Currently the park hosts aquarium, a deer park, a lake and a small rocky hillock. Lal Bagh’s the Rose Garden is another highlight, which has almost all the species of roses available worldwide. The Lal Bagh Rock is one of the oldest (3000 million years) rock formations on earth. Flower shows are exhibited every year to educate people. The Glasshouse was built in the year 1840. A huge Electronic Quartz Flower clock which was built by HMT is also in this garden.
A huge public space, covering some 300 acres. This park is arranged in 1860s, this park lies in the very heart of the city. So, It has become an essential part of local life. It is suitable for jogging, plenty of seasonal flowers, lush greenery, a children's playground, and large area with grass is suitable for recreational activities. Many people visit the park for its wealth of top tourist attractions, which include the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technical Museum, Government Aquarium, State Central Library, the Government Museum and the Venkatappa Art Gallery.
Bannerghatta National Park
Located over 20 km from central Bangalore and easily reached by either bus or car. The Bannerghatta National Park makes for a good day out. This safari park offers you the chance to observe animals at home in a natural habitat. Highlights include lions, tigers, elephants, bison, deer and many other exotic creatures. There is also a popular crocodile farm.
Timings: 9am to 5pm.
Ulsoor Lake or Kensington Park
Ulsoor Lake is located on the northeastern border of the city center, near M. G. Road. This lake was constructed by Kempe Gowda II. the Ulsoor lake of Bangalore is dotted with islands, spread over an area of 1.5 square kilometers. Highlight of the lake is boating.
Bugle Rock Park
The name came to the rock because of Kempe Gowda's watch tower that stands on it was used by his men to warn the people of the city to the advent of intruders by a bugle call. This huge rock is 3000 million years old.
The Coles Park, in the Bangalore East is located in Fraser Town in Bangalore on Promenade Road. There is a jogger’s path and play corner for children to play. This 'Park' had three tennis courts.
One of the oldest Parks in the City. The Swings, fountain and sculptures of animals and birds inside the park, not only add to the beauty of it, but also make it a favorite amongst the children.
Cariappa Memorial Park:
This is situated in the heart of Bangalore city as a part of the Parade Grounds on M.G Road. The uniqueness about this park is it provides games and play area in military themes, enabling the children to improve their physical, mental abilities with fun and excitement. The other attractions are the manned waterfalls, tarzan swing, burma bridge, zig zag tunnels, spider webs, sand pits, ponds and balance bars.
Fun World, which is a famous amusement park is located at the Palace Ground in Bangalore. It’s spread over an area of 12 acres. The Fun World is an ideal destination for kids. Wide range of rides like the Atlanta Roller Coaster, Caterpillar Rides and the Rounded Train Rides provide perfect merriment for the visitors. Safety is an assured fact for all the rides.
Timings: 11 am to 9.30 pm on all days.
Wonder La, is located between the charming hillocks near Bidadi on the Bangalore-Mysore highway. It is around 30km from Central Bangalore. It is one of the largest water parks in the country. It’s covering some 82 acres of land. This park has been set up with International standards. The rides at the park cater to people of all age and follows the system of pay once and enjoy unlimited rides. It’s very clean, hygienic and extremely well managed amusement park in India. Highlights are Dry rides, Wet Rides, indoor musical fountain, a giant wheel, virtual reality theatre and 26 water-based attractions