to a zoo can be a vastly different experience from seeing
animals in the wild. Although the Bannerghatta park
is not on the scale of Big Zoos or Safari Parks, it
does give nature lovers a glimpse of wild animals in
their natural habitat. The Bannerghatta National Park
was opened in the year 1974. This park is situated in
a picturesque surroundings. Situated 25 kms from the
heart of the city, its main attractions are bisons,
lions, elephants and panthers among other wildlife.
It also has a Serpentarium and a crocodile farm. Being
a picnic spot it is always teeming with people. It also
has a Lion Safari through which one can have real free
view of Lions in the forest. The other attractions are
the Lion tailed monkeys, the snake park, the museum,
the collection of birds, the cheetah and other wild
animals, it has also a very old ancient temple of Champakadharmeswara
built by the Hoysalas in the 12th century AD. Very close
to the National Park is the Pearly Valley where one
can enjoy a refreshing bath. It is also surrounded by
pictursque valley.. The park officials organise a Lion
Safari for those interested.
Bannerghatta National Park (BNP) will now be home to
31 lions and lionesses and a sloth bear which were rescued
from circuses in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. After travelling
the 2,300-km long journey from the nations capital,
the animals were given a fresh lease of life, away from
the pathetic conditions in circuses.The BNP, which started
a lion safari park as back as 1979 and a tiger safari
park in 1987, has planned to start bear and white tiger
safari parks from this year.
recently launched a year-long environmental programme
at Bannerghatta Biological Park. The initiative, Intel
for a better Bannerghatta, is in collaboration
with World Wide Fund for Nature , India (WWF) and the
park. The objective is to make the park a litter-free
is the only combination of an amusement park and a water
park in the city. It's the place to ease out your tensions
and amuse yourselves in a fun-filled atmosphere. Spread
over 30 acres of splendid landscape, the park consists
of 45 different mind boggling fun rides, a video games
arcade, Roman type amphitheatre, restaurants, ice cream
parlours and chaat stalls. The water park even provides
locker facilities to the visitors.
amidst a rocky landscape, this Water Park provides you
the right kind of thrill, splash and excitement. Children
and Adults can have a rollicking time in the pool, tunneling
down the fibre tunnels on imported, colourful floats.
The Park also provides swim costumes for rent.
newest amusement park to entertain Bangaloreans of all
age is the Wonder La Amusement Park. Situated on the
Bangalore Mysore Road, Wonder La has already been ranked
India's biggest amusement park. The reasons for this
distinction are many. It incorporates the latest technologies
including a number of water rides and latest imported
land rides never seen elsewhere in the country. Maverick,
Y-Scream, Drop Zone, Insanity and so on are some of
the high-thrill rides, where riders can experience a
maximum thrill of up to 3 G's. Wonder la also boasts
of India's largest Indoor Musical Fountain & Laser
Show apart from the Virtual Reality theatre that offers
a complete multi-sensorial movie experience. Families
can enjoy a number of water-based amusements that include
two Wave Pools, two Play Pools, Lazy River and a variety
of Water Slides. Wonder la is the only amusement park
to provide heated water during winter months.
La meets the highest levels of Safety & Hygiene
standards an amusement park can. The water used throughout
the park undergoes multi-level purification processes
that include the advanced Reverse Osmosis. Regular maintenance
and inbuilt safety features of the various rides ensure
safe and enjoyable experience for the riders. Six multi-cuisine
restaurants spread across the park offer a veritable
spread of tasty and hygienic Veg and Non-veg food.
unique amenities available at Wonder La include First
Aid Counter, ISD / STD Telephone Booths, Locker Rooms,
Baby Changing/Nursing Room, Credit Card Payment facility,
parking space for over 1500 cars with restrooms for
drivers all manned by efficient and friendly personnel.
Park assistants and Life Guards are always at hand,
for the help of visitors. For more details Phone : 08113-394441/2/3/5
or visit their website
& LUMBINI GARDENS
newest Water Park that is bringing joy and respite to
Bangaloreans from the hot summer is the Lumbini Gardens
on the Nagavara Lake.
Gardens on the Nagawara lake front near Hebbal is an
exclusive boating and leisure complex with a variety
of entertainment activities introduced for the first
time in Bangalore. The leisure park is set up at a cost
of over Rs 10 crore.
lifeguards enable an inexperienced boater to enjoy these
rides and also to ensure ones complete safety on waters.
One can endeavour different boats and water entertainment
here from two seaters to 15 seaters. An array of boats,
a floating coffee shop and many more form an attraction.
In the next phase one can experience the pleasure of
being virtually on a beach at the wave pool.
park has been designed to cater to all ages, children
can look forward to a rotating Carousal or enter in
a land of fantasy with the Vortex, a new invention in
is also a water-skiing device for thrill seekers, alongside
an exclusive speedboat. There are a variety of activities
catering to children who can enjoy swings, spanish bullfights
and the like. Food courts and restaurants are also a
part of this affair.
A Water treatment plant with a capacity to treat 5 lakh
litres per day is being installed. A nursery with 20,000
plants of different species is being developed.
in Cubbon Park, Bangalore's Aquarium is just the place
for a fascinateing trip to the underwater world, both
for Children and adults. Housed in an octagonal building,
it is a fresh water Aquarium, exhibiting a variety of
fishes, indigenous as well as exotic.
The building also houses the Aquarists Society of Karnataka
who are involved in the sale of fish tanks, fish and
accessories. Apart from popularising the keeping of
ornamental fish in schools and hospitals they also are
involved in organising exhibitions, seminars, slide
shows, lectures and imparting training to maintain ornamental
It is open from 10 am to 5:15 pm on all days except
Mondays and second Tuesday of every month and on general
The entrance fee is Re 1/- for children below 5 years
and Rs 2/- for others
in 1989 and located near the Raj Bhavan, the Planetarium
is a visual delight for children and adults. The sound
and light show - "The Sky Theatre Show" about
the marvels of the universe, the planets and the solar
system, is designed to be informative and entertaining.
The theatre can seat up to two hundred and ten persons.Entry
is restricted to children below 5 years. Tickets are
priced at Rs.10/- for persons below 16 years and at
Rs 15/- for persons above 16 years.
Daily shows: 3:00 pm in Kannada, 4:30 pm in English.
The Planetarium is closed on every Monday and second
Tuesday of the month.
World is a World of Wonders & created specially
for everyone in the family especially the kids. Fun
World is a 12 acre Disney Land Like Amusement Park,
tucked into Palace Grounds, Bangalore. For our littlest
visitors, Fun World has rides that are safe & good
fun, like Atlanta Roller Coater, Caterpillar Rides,
Rounded Train & Toy Rides. For Kids of all ages,
there are surprises galore at Fun World.
City Bangalore is a premier amusement destination which
promises different experience to everyone and redefining
Snow City Bangalore consists of staggering 33 foot snow
area spread over a massive 12,500 square feet at fun
world complex located in J.C.Nagar. Snow City Bangalore
serves a plethora of fun activities including climbing
a snow mountain, snow sliding, making snowballs and
dancing in snow arena. The promoters Vajra Group who
have invested around 10-15 crore in this wonderful snow
land are planning to setup art gallery of ice sculptures,
laser show and other exciting amenities to ensure a
visit to Snow City Bangalore remains memorable experience.
entire city is maintained at constant -5 to -10 degrees
with the aid of snow-making machines imported from Australia.
These machines utilize around 5,000 litres of filtered
drinking water to generate snow in natural form. The
snow prepared is free of chemicals and safe for consumption.
Snow City Bangalore glows daily using 3,000 units of
A visit during the weekdays for a 45 minute session
would cost 390/- and for Saturday and Sunday would cost
490/- only. Visitors would be provided all the protective
gear and subjected to different temperatures to avert
body shock. Snow City Bangalore, the new destination
park is open to public from 10.30 AM to 9.30 PM everyday.
Every day, nine sessions of 45 minutes each is conducted.
The entry fee is mentioned below:
On Weekdays: Rs 390 per person per session
On Weekends: Rs 490 per person per session
Address: Snow City Bangalore, Fun World Complex, Palace
Grounds, Opposite TV Tower, Jayamahal Road, J C Nagar,
Bangalore, Karnataka-560006, India.
Phone: 080 23430496 / 23543290 / 23437217
Fax: 080 23543286