Temple in Malleshwaram

The best way to see and explore a place is by walking around that place. Walking is definitely my most favourite way of traveling and experiencing the local life. In that quest of exploring the city more, I did a walk from Malleshwaram to Mahatma Gandhi (MG) Road. The walk is a easy and relaxed walk even though it is a bit of distance.

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14 Places to See from Malleshwaram to MG Road

The walk from Malleshwaram to MG Road is very easy as it is just around 13 kilometres in total and is a flat surface mostly. It can be divided into two parts:

  • Part 1 – Malleshwaram to High Court of Karnataka.
  • Part 2 – High Court of Karnataka to MG Road.

Here are a few things to remember while walking in Bangalore:

  • Remember to watch out for ongoing traffic and vehicles.
  • Vehicles do not stop at red signals. Always watch out for both sides continuously before crossing the roads.
  • Bangalore does not have good pavements and often, they are broken. So, definitely watch where you go.
  • Even though Bangalore is relatively safe, I still suggest not walking alone after dark.
  • Bangalore has many things to do and it is best to know a few things before visiting the city so to have a nice holiday.

Logistics of the walk

  • Total distance: 13 kilometres.
  • Time taken: 2 to 3 hours.
  • Grade: Easy to Moderate.

Part 1 – Malleshwaram to High Court of Karnataka

The walk from Malleshwaram to the High Court of Karnataka is around 9 kilometres and is easy as the path is flat throughout. There are many buildings and things to see on the way. However, the main places and historical buildings are listed below.

Sankey tank

Constructed in 1870s by Chief engineer Col. Sankey, Sankey tank is a man made lake in Malleshwaram area. The lake has a beautiful walkway and is perfect for walkers and joggers.

  • There is no entrance fee to get inside Sankey Tank.
  • You can also go for boating for INR 20 per person. [Update} Boating is not allowed inside the lake any more.
  • The lake is open between 6 AM and 10 AM and 4 PM and 8 PM.

Be careful of the water snakes. I saw one during my walk, but that was a very long time ago. Just ensure not to harm them in anyway and they will not come near you as well.

Sankey Tank Bengaluru
Sankey Tank

Cauvery theatre

One of the oldest cinemas in Bangalore is the Cauvery Theatre. I have had so many beautiful teenage memories with friends in this cinema. The cinema still shows all kinds/languages of movies and is an affordable cinema in Bangalore.

Bangalore Palace

Opened in 1944, Bangalore Palace is a royal palace in Vasanthnagar and one of the homes for Wadiyar family. The palace is open for visitors between 10 AM and 5:30 PM every day except Monday, and there is an entrance fee of INR 230 for Indian and INR 460 for Foreign nationals.

Bengaluru Palace
Bangalore Palace’ Picture taken by Divya

National Gallery of Modern Art

Opened in 2009, the National Gallery of Modern Art is a museum hosting modern and contemporary paintings by Indian artists. The complex also has a café and an auditorium. It is open every day except Monday between 11 AM and 6:30 PM. There is an entrance fee of INR 50 for Indians and INR 500 for Foreign nationals.

Bangalore Golf course

Established in 1876, Bangalore Golf Club is the oldest club in its current location in India. The golf club is open between 7:30 AM and 11:30 PM every day. One can play golf on the golf course, and the prices vary between weekdays and weekends.

Bangalore Golf Course
Bangalore Golf Course

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

Established in 1989, the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is one of the most beautiful places to visit. It is a planetarium with a science centre for educational activities. The planetarium is open every day except Monday between 10 AM and 5:30 PM. There is an entrance fee of INR 35 per person and INR 20 per child.

The planetarium is one of the places where you can see a celestial event if it is visible from Bangalore. The last time I was in Bangalore, there was a solar eclipse, and this is the place where I saw the event.

Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain

Opened in 1995, Indira Gandhi musical fountain is a computerised fountain park in Bangalore. The park is open in various time slots every day except Monday: 10 AM to 4 PM and 5 PM to 8:30 PM (only on Tuesday is the park open until 6:30 PM). There is an entrance fee of INR 30 per person.

Vidhana Soudha

Constructed in 1956, Vidhana Soudha is a seat of the bicameral state legislature of Karnataka state. It is open on weekdays between 9 AM and 5 PM. Unfortunately, one cannot go inside the building without prior permission from the government or for official purposes.

Vidhana Soudha - Bengaluru
Vidhana Soudha

High Court of Karnataka

Opened in 1884, High court of Karnataka is a working judicial court. As this is a working government building, make sure to respect the rules, and it is not for tourism. The court is open every day except Sunday between 10 AM and 5 PM. On Saturday, the court is open only till 2 PM.

High Court Bangalore
High Court of Bangalore

Part 2 – High Court of Karnataka to MG Road

The walk is an additional 4 kilometres and is easy as well. Some of the main places or landmarks to see along the way are listed below.

Bangalore GPO

Bangalore General Post Office (GPO) is an administrative working office. It is the main post office with pin code 560 001. The GPO is open for business on weekdays and Saturdays between 8 AM and 4 PM. There is no entrance fee to go inside.

Bengaluru GPO
Bengaluru General Post Office (GPO)

Cubbon Park

Cubbon Park is a historic park in the city of Bangalore. It is famous among the locals and is a photographer’s delight during the spring season. The park is open every day between 6 AM and 6 PM, and there is no entrance fee.

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Cubbon Park
Cubbon Park

Government aquarium

Established in 1983, the Government Aquarium is the second-largest aquarium in India. Adjacent to Cubbon Park, the aquarium is home to various fishes. The aquarium is open every day except Monday from 10 AM to 5:30 PM. There is an entrance fee of INR 10 per person and INR 5 for students. It is free for children.

M Chinnaswamy stadium

Established in 1969, M Chinnaswamy Stadium is a cricket stadium first used for First-class cricket matches. You cannot go inside without buying tickets for a cricket match.

MG Road

MG Road is one of the main streets in Bangalore, running from Trinity Circle to Anil Kumble Circle. It is a great place to shop and spend an evening at the bars and pubs.

If you like exploring heritage buildings, then you will like to explore the churches on MG Road.

MG Road Metro station Bengaluru
MG Road Metro station

Closing Notes

I love Bangalore and walking in the city. A few of the patches are green and beautiful. I have not explored Bangalore as much as I would like to, and that has surely been on my list of things to do. Hopefully, I can walk around the city more and explore the heritage and historical places.

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