HAL Aerospace Museum is the India’s first aerospace museum which is located at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited premises, in Bangalore. This museum is a paradise for aviation enthusiasts where the indigenous aircraft models, choppers and flight simulators are available for display. Visitors can engage themselves in mock dogfights and take strolls through orchids in the museum premises. The museum is open on all days and spread over 4 acres of lush green land. If you are in love with aerospace and aeronautics and have the zeal to learn and explore more about it, then pack your bags and head on to HAL Aerospace Museum by booking bike rentals in Bangalore from Ziphop.in.
How to reach
The HAL Aerospace Museum is situated near HAL Police Station at HAL Old Airport Road in Marathahalli, which is about 10 kilometres from Bengaluru City Railway Station. The Museum is open to public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on all days. Entry Fees is about 50/- for adults and 30/- for kids.
What to see and do
As the tour to HAL Aerospace Museum can be completed in 3-4 hours, here is an itinerary which will help you to club up few nearby places of tourist interest along with your museum visit to make it a complete 24-48 hours exciting tour.
On the very first day of your tour you can start from the HAL Aerospace Museum which is a repertoire of knowledge for the academicians and students. There are two major halls, one displaying the photographs to showcase the growth of aviation from 1940 till date. The second hall displays motorized models of aero engines and various types of Aircraft models. There is also an ATC Radar, PSLV model and PSLV Heat shield on display to give a glimpse of inventions made by the country in the space technology. Apart from this, an Orchidarium, herbal garden, children’s play area, a Souvenir shop and a sustainability development park are the added attractions inside the HAL premises.
After finishing your museum visit, you can opt for Tipu Sultan Fort and Lalbagh Botanical Gardens both of which are heritage places.
On the second day of your tour you can head on to places like Government Museum, Malleswaram, Sri Suryanarayan Temple, Pearl valley waterfalls and Bangalore Palace or else spend your whole day at Wonderla Amusement Park and have fun.
What to eat
There are lots of options in vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian restaurants near by the HAL Museum. One chu, Satkar Refreshments, Panchlingeshwara Bar and Restaurant, located at old airport road and Thippasandra main road, are few good eateries to satisfy your taste buds.
Where to stay
There are all sorts of options from budget hotels to luxurious suites for your comfortable stay around HAL Aerospace Museum and its nearby tourist attractions. The Leela Palace, Octave Hotel and Spa, Nandhana Palace and Sunray Hotel are few to choose from providing good accommodation facilities.