20 Best Places to Visit in Bangalore With Your Kids

20 Places in Bangalore That You Should Visit With Your Kids

Are you familiar with Bangalore City – the IT capital of India? Yes, we are talking about the Silicon Valley of India, which attracts people from all over the world for its impressive tourist spots and work opportunities. Bangalore is brimmed full of rich history and heritage spots, mouth-watering restaurants, sky-high shopping places, ecstatic nightlife, and internationally rivalling business hubs, making it ‘The City’ for all types of people. From vast gardens to high-tech malls, there are plenty of attractions and things to do for kids as well. If Bangalore is next on your travel bucket list, then you might not want to miss these places with your children we are about to tell you.

Amazing Places to Visit in Bangalore With Kids

Thanks to excellent weather all year round, Bangalore can be visited any time of the year with children. So, it’s only a matter of where would you visit with your kids when you are in this city. Here is a list of some mind-blowing places that you should visit with your kids in Bangalore.

Museums and Historical Monuments

Bangalore has wonderful museums and historical monuments. Don’t forget to take your kids here –

1. HAL Aerospace Museum

HAL Aerospace Museum

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Located in Marathahalli, this museum is India’s first aerospace museum. Kids love watching aeroplanes, and we are sure your children will love the HAL Aerospace Museum.

Key Attractions: The flight simulator

Days Open: Monday to Sunday (all days except public holidays)

Hours: 9 am to 5 pm

Entry Fee: Rs. 30 – 50

Facility: There are parking areas, restrooms, and a souvenir shop.

2. Government Museum

Government Museum, Bangalore

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Government Museum was established in the year 1865 and is the second oldest museum in India. The museum is famous for its large collection of coins, artefacts, ancient jewellery, and paintings.

Key Attractions: Artefacts and ancient coins are the key attractions.

Days Open: Tuesday to Sunday

Hours: 10 am to 5 pm

Entry Fee: Rs. 5 per child and Rs. 10 per adult

Facility: There is a canteen, parking facilities, and restrooms.

3. Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath

Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath

This museum is the best place for art lovers. The gallery has museums dedicated to several Indian and International artists. It also has a section specifically for traditional Mysore paintings.

Key Attractions: Annual exhibitions are worth visiting if you are in place at the time.

Days Open: Monday to Saturday

Hours: 10:30 am to 7:30 pm

Entry Fee: Rs. 50 per person

Facility: There are good parking facilities here.

4. Bangalore Fort

Bangalore Fort

Did you know that the Bangalore fort was made of mud back in 1537? Yes, and then it was rebuilt in stone by Haider Ali in 1761. This timeless fort had a cemetery, church, and even a school. It is located in New Tharagupet.

Key Attractions: The Delhi Gate and a 500-year-old Ganapati shrine are the key attractions.

Days Open: Monday to Saturday

Hours: 10 am to 6 pm

Entry Fee:

  • For Indian nationalities – Rs. 5
  • For foreign nationalities – RS. 100

Facility: There are good parking facilities present there.

5. Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace

Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace

The Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace is one of the many royal places you must see in Bangalore. It is located in Chamrajpet.

Key Attractions: The paintings and portraits of people who were alive at that time and Tipu’s tiger replica are the main attractions.

Days Open: Monday to Sunday (open all days)

Hours: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Entry Fee:

  • For Indian nationalities – Rs. 15
  • For foreign nationalities – Rs. 200

Facility: Parking is a very important facility present here.

6. Bangalore Palace

Bangalore Palace

The Bangalore Palace was built by Rev. J. Garrett and designed by Kempe Gowda I. It has Tudor-style architecture with 35 rooms and now belongs to the Royal Family of Mysore. It is located in Vasanth Nagar.

Key Attractions: The Jockey-weighing chair and the Royal Coat of Arms are the main attractions.

Days Open: Monday to Sunday (open all days)

Hours: 10 am to 5 pm

Entry Fee:

  • For Indian nationalities – Rs. 230 per person
  • For foreign nationalities – Rs. 460 per person

Facility: You will be able to find parking there.

Hill Stations, Waterfalls, and Lakes

There are some stunningly beautiful lakes, waterfalls, and hill stations in and around Bangalore.

1. Ulsoor Lake

Ulsoor Lake

Ulsoor Lake is one of the oldest and most famous lakes in Bangalore. Located close to the happening MG Road, it has a lush green park perfect for kids to play and seniors to sit and relax. It is located at Ulsoor or Halsuru.

Key Attractions: Owing to its expansive greenery, bird watching and boating are some popular things people come here to enjoy.

Days Open: Monday to Sunday (open all days)

Hours: 6 am to 8 pm

Entry Fee: It does not have an entry fee.

Facility: You could park your vehicles on the road and get food from the street vendors near the park.

Things to Keep in Mind: This lake is a very nice place for photography.

2. Sankey Tank

Sankey Tank

Originally constructed to fight water shortage by Colonel Richard Sankey in 1882, Sankey Tank is an architectural marvel. This impressive tank/reservoir spans the area of 37.1 acres. It is located at Malleswaram, Vyalikaval Suburbs, and Sadashiva Nagar.

Key Attractions: People enjoy boat rides, bird watching, a play area, and a swimming pool.

Days Open: Monday to Sunday (open all days)

Hours: 6 am to 8 pm

Entry Fee: 10 per adult and Rs.5 per child

Facility: You will be able to park in that area.

Things to Keep in Mind: You can avoid crowds by visiting the park in the evenings or late afternoons in the working days.

3. Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills

The Nandi Hills is one of the nearest hiking destinations and nature trails to Bangalore. There are also a few temples which you must definitely visit. It is located 61.1 km away from Bangalore at Chikkaballapur.

Key Attractions: Tipu’s Drop, Summer Palace, and Nandi Temple are the best attractions.

Days Open: Monday to Sunday (open all days)

Hours: 6 am to 6 pm

Entry Fee: Rs. 20 per person

Facility: You can surely find accommodation facilities here.

Things to Keep in Mind: Start very early for a nice morning hike.

4. Shivanasamudra Falls, Mandya

Shivanasamudra Falls, Mandya

This is a small city situated around 135 km away from Bangalore in the Mandya district. There is a 98 metres high waterfall, and it lies on the banks of River Kaveri.

Key Attractions: Temples and waterfalls are the key attractions.

Days Open: Monday to Sunday (open all days)

Hours: 8 am to 4 pm

Entry Fee: There is no entry fee here.

Facility: You can find accommodation facilities here.

Things to Keep in Mind: You will be able to see a breathtaking view of the falls from the watch tower.

5. Yelagiri Hills

Yelagiri Hills

This picturesque hill station is only a three-hour drive from Bangalore. The trip to Yelagiri Hills from the city of Bangalore is really refreshing and is a place for hikes with the family. Your kids are going to love this place.

Key Attractions: Trekking, bird watching, waterfalls, and nature parks are the best attractions.

Days Open: Monday to Sunday (open all days)

Hours: 7 am to 8 pm

Entry Fee: 15 per adult and Rs. 5 per child in the nature park

Things to Keep in Mind: To experience the beauty properly, you will need to spend at least two days there.

National Parks, Aquariums, and Farms

Along with green spaces like parks, there are several eye-catching farms, national parks, and aquariums in and near the city of Bangalore. Do take your kids to these sightseeing places as not only they are travel-friendly, they are educating as well.

1. Nandanavana Park

Nandanavana Park is a children’s paradise. Facilitated with several unique and fun activity panels, a rock climbing wall, crawl tunnels, a playpen, a sand pit, and slides. Your kid is going to have so much fun in this park.

Key Attractions: The biggest attraction is the musical fountain which uses about 68 colours.

Days Open: Monday to Sunday (open all days)

Hours: 9 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 8 pm

Entry Fee: Rs. 5 per person

Facility: A parking facility is available at this park.

2. Martin Farm

This farm is one of the best places to visit in Bangalore. It is located off Sarjapur Road and it is an area of 2 acres of land filled with many animals and plants.

Key Attractions: The lush greenery with many species of animals is the best attraction.

Days Open: Tuesday to Sunday

Hours: 9 am to 5 pm

Entry Fee: Rs. 100 per person

Facility: There are restrooms, food and water facilities, parking, and guided tours on this farm.

3. Cubbon Park

Cubbon Park

Your kid is surely going to love the tiny train ride, and the model animals facilitated in Cubbon Park. It has a few kid-friendly carnival rides, swings, and carousel rides. It is located at Kasturba Road, Sampangi Rama Nagar.

Key Attractions: Toy train, fountain, and lush greenery are the best things to enjoy here.

Days Open: Tuesday to Sunday

Hours: 11 am to 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 5 pm

Entry Fee: Rs. 10 per adult and Rs. 5 per child

Facility: You will be able to find parking facilities, restrooms, and food and water facilities. The facilities here are friendly for differently-abled.

Gardens and Amusements Parks

Bangalore has some beautiful gardens and entertaining amusement parks.

1. Wonder La Water Resort

Wonder La Water Resort is a large water theme park and resort located on the outskirts of Bangalore on Mysuru Road.

Key Attractions: 24 dry rides, 26 different types of water slides, and two wave pools are the best attractions.

Days Open: Monday to Sunday (open all days)

Hours:

  • Monday to Friday – 11 am to 6 pm
  • Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays – 11 am to 7 pm

Entry Fee: Monday to Friday: Rs. 540 for kids and Rs.700 for adults

  • Saturday, Sunday, and Public holidays: Rs. 640 for kids and Rs. 870 for adults
  • Peak Season: Rs. 710 for kids and Rs. 940 for adults

Facility: You will be able to find parking, restrooms, food and water, and guided tours here.

2. Lumbini Garden

Unique in its concept, Lumbini Garden is famous for its eco-friendly and water-front leisure. It is located on the banks of Nagawara Lake, Ring Road, Hebbal. With som many activities and fun rides, it is a perfect place to take your kids.

Key Attractions: Kiddy rides, a wave pool, boating, landscape gardens, and amusement rides.

Days Open: Monday to Sunday

Hours: 11 am to 7 pm

Entry Fee: Rs. 50 per person for adults. The entry is free for kids below 3 years old

Facility: You can go for picnics here or guided tours. There are parking facilities and restroom facilities. Food and water are also available.

Film City

A film city is another great place to spend the day in Bangalore.

1. Innovative Film City

Innovative Film City

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Innovative Film City is a one-of-a-kind Indian movie theme park located close to Bangalore. From amusement park rides and museums to the Innovative Studio and shopping venues, it is a one-stop entertainment and fun spot for kids as well as grown-ups. If you are coming to Bangalore with kids, having Innovative Film Studio on the list of your must-visit places will make your trip worthwhile.

Key Attractions: Fossil museum, aqua city, mirror maze, teddy museum, haunted mansion, bungee jumping, roller coaster, and many more.

Days Open: Monday to Sunday (open all days)

Hours: 10 am to 6 pm

Entry Fee: Rs. 599 per person. The entry is free for kids below 3 years.

Facility: There are food and water facilities, restrooms, places for picnics, and parking facilities.

Shopping Malls

High-tech shopping malls are gems of Bangalore you must take time to explore.

1. The Forum Mall

The Forum Mall

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The Forum Mall is the biggest attraction in the Koramangala area and is a weekend hotspot for many people living in the city. From local to international brands, you will find everything here. This is also a very nice kids’ entertainment place in Bangalore.

Key Attractions: Flights 4 fantasy and timezone kids’ play area are the major attractions.

Days Open: Monday to Sunday (open all days)

Hours: 10 am to 11 pm

Entry Fee: There is no entry fee.

Facility: There are parking areas, restaurants/food court, and restrooms.

2. Phoenix Marketcity Mall

Phoenix Marketcity Mall

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This is another mall to visit in Whitefield when you are in Bangalore. This mall covers over 1.4 million square feet. There are so many play zones for your kids to enjoy.

Key Attractions: Dialogue in the Dark and the bowling alley are the most popular attractions.

Days Open: Monday to Sunday (open all days)

Hours: 10:30 am to 11 pm

Entry Fee: There is no entry fee.

Facility: There are restaurants/food court, parking, and restrooms available here.

3. Royal Meenakshi Mall

Phoenix Marketcity Mall

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It is one of the biggest malls in Bangalore and the newest shopping area in the city. Your kid will love the kid’s play area and other fun activities. It is located at Bannerghatta Main Road.

Attractions: Active kids play zone, sports unlimited, and dark house

Days Open: Monday to Sunday (open all days)

Hours: 10 am to 11 pm

Entry Fee: There is no entry fee.

Facility: You will find restrooms, parking, and restaurants/food court here.

From backpackers to leisure travellers and kids to senior citizens, Bangalore has something for everyone. The cultural diversity, nice weather 365 days, and a plethora of food options make this city suitable for all kinds of people. Now that you know about the best places to visit in Bangalore, when are you planning the travel next?

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