Bangalore, the capital of the southern Indian state of Karnataka, is a cosmopolitan city known for its bustling IT industry, lush greenery, and fascinating mix of history and modernity. From ancient temples to innovative startups, renowned gardens to luxury hotels, Bangalore has something for every kind of traveler. Book your stay at JW Marriott Bangalore for an amazing experience. With 5-star amenities and an unparalleled guest experience, JW Marriott Bangalore offers visitors a comfortable a home base from which to explore all that this vibrant city has to offer.
- Cubbon Park
In the very heart of Bangalore city, Cubbon Park is an oasis of green gardens and history, spread over 300 acres near the prominent Vidhana Soudha. Lush landscape gardens with expansive lawns, shady trees, and winding paths make Cubbon Park ideal for early morning walks and weekend family outings. Visitors can see exotic plants and gaze at impressive neoclassical structures built during British rule, like the red Gothic-style State Central Library. Kids will love visiting the Bal Bhavan children’s park and toy train. When it’s time for a break, grab a snack at the canteens and cafes dotting the park. Surrounded by heritage buildings and located not far from the luxury JW Marriott Hotel Bangalore, Cubbon Park is a must-see for understanding Garden City Bangalore’s past and present. The park offers a peaceful respite from the busy city with abundant greenery and historic landmarks. Come relax on the grass, snap photos, and wander the leafy pathways.
- Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens
First opened in 1760, the immaculately maintained Lal Bagh gardens showcase over 1,850 species of plants over 240 acres near Bangalore’s bustling center. Drawing botanists and garden enthusiasts from around the world, Lal Bagh features the country’s largest collection of rare tropical plants, including a centuries-old giant banyan tree and an immense 94-meter-tall bamboo grove. Visitors can lose themselves for hours winding along tree-lined paths, spotting gorgeous blooms, and gazing across flowerbeds, lotus pools, fountains, and a grassy clock tower. The beautiful botanical glasshouse inspired by London’s Crystal Palace is the centerpiece. Visitors staying at the nearby JW Marriott can easily access Lal Bagh and all its horticultural wonders via a short, pleasant walk or drive.
- Bangalore Palace
In the heart of Bangalore stands a smaller replica of Windsor Castle, known as Bangalore Palace. Built in 1887 in the Tudor style with granite turrets, fortified towers, arches, and elegant carvings, Bangalore Palace gives visitors a taste of British royal living with an exotic Indian twist. The palace interior showcases classic paintings, lavish woodwork, tile floors, and antique carvings, while the grounds feature a delightfully colorful garden perfect for photo ops. After exploring the palace and taking in views of the city skyline, visitors can indulge like royalty with dinner and drinks at the elegant JW Kitchen restaurant located inside the 5-star JW Marriott Hotel Bangalore just down the street. Don’t miss the chance to see this unique Gothic-style palace that blends British and Indian architecture and design. Wander through the beautiful courtyards, grand ballrooms, and King’s chamber to immerse yourself in regal luxury. The antique furniture, paintings, and decor transport you back in time. It’s a lovely spot for photographs in the lush garden against the striking palace facade. After your palace tour, relax on the lawn or stop at one of the palace’s restaurants for refreshments.
- Hesaraghatta Lake
Located just over 20 kilometers outside Bangalore, Hesaraghatta Lake offers a peaceful, scenic getaway from the bustling city. Created in 1894 to supply water to Bangalore, today it’s a haven for migratory birds like herons, brahmini ducks, storks, and sandpipers. Visitors can explore via pedal boating on the water, horseback rides along grassy banks, hikes around the lake perimeter, or picnic lunches lakeside under shady trees. For stunning sunsets with uninterrupted views, head to the far western side. Guests wanting to combine urban luxury with access to Hesaraghatta Lake’s natural beauty can stay at the conveniently located JW Marriott and enjoy the seclusion of its rooftop pool after busy days exploring Bangalore.
- Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum
India’s first science museum, the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, celebrates Bangalore’s history of technological innovation with creative interactive exhibits and displays. See a realistic replica coal mine, learn how airplanes and steam engines work, and explore inventions improving daily Indian life across seven galleries. Kids can try fun physics experiments with pulleys, gears, and weights at the onsite lab while adults examine historic telephones, gramophones, locomotives, and printing machines showcasing India’s manufacturing timeline. After exploring technological trends at Visvesvaraya, visitors staying in luxury at the JW Marriott can experience modern design and innovation first-hand without even leaving their guest room.
- Innovative Film City
Located about 40 kilometers outside Bangalore, near Bidadi, Innovative Film City brings Bollywood to South India with an impressive array of themed film sets. This lively amusement park spans 58 acres and is filled with realistic replicas of global icons, from the Taj Mahal to ancient Egyptian statues to the American Wild West. Visitors can explore cinema sets and costumes used in hit movies, pose with wax figures of stars, enjoy amusement, water, and go-kart rides, take in stunt shows, and tour film studios. Guests wanting resort-style accommodation near Innovative Film City can select luxury rooms at the 5-star JW Marriott Bangalore, with easy access to the park via the excellent expressway network connecting Bidadi and Bangalore. This one-of-a-kind theme park is perfect for Bollywood fans and anyone who enjoys theme parks. Ride a giant wheel for panoramic views, see unbelievable stunts, and walk through sets from your favorite Indian blockbusters.
Bangalore tempts visitors with its wonderful blend of urban energy, tranquility, tradition, and innovation. From exploring lush botanical treasures at Lal Bagh Gardens to seeking thrills at innovative amusement parks to finding serenity at spiritual centers, India’s Garden City offers memorable travel experiences for all interests. Throughout their Bangalore explorations, visitors can tap into 5-star luxuryof JW Marriott Bangalore with its sophisticated dining, and premier hospitality.