Must-Visit Places For History Buffs In And Around Bangalore

If you are fond of visiting historical places, love peaceful destinations, and enjoy a rich heritage, then Bangalore can be a perfect destination for your next vacations. While Bangalore is named as the “City Of Gardens” due to numerous colorful gardens included in it, you will also love to relish the amiably cool climate and spiritual atmosphere of this city. In order to make your task easy while planning for Bangalore day outing, take a quick look at the list of places you must visit in and around Bangalore.

Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace:

Owning the crown of being the best example of Indo-Islamic architecture, Tipu Sultan’s summer palace was the summer residence of the ruler of the Kingdom Mysore in the olden days. Built in 1791, this place serves as a museum depicting the life of Tipu Sultan to the present generation. You must visit this historical place to taste the dazzling prosperity and royal artifacts of the bygone days. While the palace is open for visitors during all days, you can experience the richness of this royal palace from 8.30 AM to 5.30 PM in exchange of a negligible entry fee.


Situated just 137 km away from the City Of Gardens, Somanathapura is a well-known town that encompasses ancient Keshava temples, which are also called as Chennakesava temples. The small town was constructed under the rule of the Hoysala Empire and offers a glimpse of the Hoysala dynasty’s architectural expertise. Somanathapura is one of the best places to visit in Bangalore due to its religious significance. While visiting this destination, you will be fascinated by the rustic ambiance of the temple, the chiming bells, and the divine fragrance of ‘dhup’ together with the rituals and prayers carried out inside the holy premises. In addition, if you are trekking enthusiast, don’t miss to visit Somanathapura as this is the best place to showcase your love for trekking.

While you can feel the richness and beauty of nature spread over this region of South India anytime and plan to visit Somanathapura during any season of the year, the best season to visit this place is during the period of October to March of every year. The temple is open for devotees and tourists every day between 9 AM to 5.30 PM.

Devanahalli Fort:

Devanahalli Fort is one of the famous tourist places near Bangalore and is easily accessible from nearby resorts such as Discovery Village, Nandi Hills. Discovery Village is one of the best options for Bangalore near resorts to take a halt where you will get all world-class amenities if you are planning to visit Devanahalli Fort.

This is a small fort situated about 35Km away from the city of Bangalore.  You can experience the thrill by visiting the famous century-old temples and the historical & architectural combination of an extreme level in this fort.

While Devanahalli Fort covers the area of about 20 acres, you will be overloaded with the spiritual and mental bliss once you visit this idyllic place. The fort reminds you of the majority of other South Indian structures. The main Dwar of the fort pleases your eyes with a range of cut plasterwork on both sides. If we go deep into the history of Devanahalli Fort, it highlights that this fort was restructured by Hyder Ali in the late 18th century. Moreover, it is also considered as a great symbol of the extensive battles in history. You can visit this fort between 7.00 AM to 6.30 PM throughout the year.

Chola Temples

The Chola dynasty is known as one of the longest-ruling dynasties all over the world. It holds the credit of building various religious places nearby today’s Bangalore over 1500 years ago. The list of these divine and historical temples includes the Halasuru Someshwara temple, the Old Madiwala Someshwara temple, and Sri Ananda Lingeshwara. These temples from Karnataka are of affluent cultural importance and are the center of attraction for archaeological hunters and researchers.

While these holy temples are crowded by devotees throughout the year, you can visit these temples anytime between 6.30 AM and 7.30 PM. The attractive sculptures and architecture remind us of the golden age of South Indian temples. Chola temples are the best destination when visiting places around Bangalore and nurture your mediation process.

We hope this blog flooded you with the latest options and vital information needed to plan your next vacation. So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and book your space in any of the good resorts in Bangalore to cherish your love for history.