Located near Hebbal, Lumbini Garden is a good choice for kids places to visit in Bangalore. Lumbini Garden lies across the Nagawara Lake and offers Boating and rides for kids. It has a 12500 square foot artificial beach and children’s pool which is quite popular especially in summer. Lumbini Garden is a decent idea for a picnic in Bangalore with its waterfront, amusement rides and food court. It is fun for kids among places to visit in Bangalore.
Lumbini Garden is located in Nagawara near the Hebbal flyover on the Outer Ring Road and hence easily accessible among places to visit in Bangalore with kids.
Some of the buses that stop at Lumbini gardens are 400E from Hebbal, 500 and 500A from Banashankari, 500AA, 500Q & 501K from K R Puram, C1 from Electronic City, MBS16 & MBS17 from Jalahalli Cross, 292A from Kempegowda Bus Station and 287R from Cantonment Railway Station.
Lumbini Garden is open from 11am-7pm every day. There is an entry ticket of Rs 30 for everyone aged over 3. A good half of a day can be spent in Lumbini Garden as it is enjoyable for kids among places to visit in Bangalore.
You can take the kids to Fun World after this visit, which is also near by at Mekhri circle.
The Nagawara Lake is the biggest attraction at Lumbini Garden. A leisure ride in a Coffee Boat across the Lake is a good idea while at Lumbini Gardens. Pedal boats are also available for a little more energetic folks. Boating in the waters of the lake, makes Lumbini Park a leisure break among places to visit in Bangalore
The Kids amusement section has a dozen rides. Each ride costs Rs 20 and lasts a few minutes. The Ride in the train in the form of a Giraffe is a big hit with little kids. The rides are not as many and grandiose like at Wonderla, but nevertheless fun.
There are a number of well-crafted sculptures all over the walking path inside the Gardens. A pair of Crocodiles looks very realistic and is a big hit with the photographers.
The Wave pool towards the far side of the Lumbini Gardens is always full of action. In the absence of any Beach in Bangalore, it is such artificial beaches where Bangaloreans head towards, to beat the heat, Wonderla being the first choice. It gets pretty crowded during the summer as it is popular among places to visit in Bangalore. It is a smaller version of what is available at Innovative Film city.
The Pirate Ship and Break Dance are two rides which will get you dizzy! But kids love it.
Spanish Bull Ride, Twirling Vortex and Trampoline bungee are the other popular attractions in Lumbini Gardens. Merry go rounds in all shapes and sizes are a big hit with kids.
Outside food cannot be taken inside Lumbini Garden but it has a Food court with a variety of options for snacks and beverages. Coffee Day outlet is one of the better options at the food court. Cotton candy and Masala soda are the local favorites.
After having fun in these rides, it would make sense for some mental stimulation for the kids at Vishweshwariah Museum.
School Picnics and Birthday Parties can be organised at Lumbini gardens. The contact no is 9341031409.
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