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Bangalore Info

  • State: Karnataka
  • Famous for/as: City
  • Altitude: 920 m
  • Pincode: 560001
  • District: Bangalore
  • Language: Kannada,Tulu
  • STD code: 080
  • Weather: Summer 19 to 37°C, Winter 15 to 32°C

History of Bangalore

Bangalore (Bengaluru) is the capital of Karnataka. It was Kempe Gowda I who set the foundation of Bangalore city. He was a nobleman who, with the support of the people, built an expansive mud and brick fort which later became central Bangalore.

Kempe Gowda II declared Bangalore’s independence1683 but lost the city to the Mughals. It eventually landed in the hands of Hyder Ali as part of the Kingdom of Mysore and then went under Tippu Sultan’s rule. 

People and Culture of Bangalore

Known as the ‘Silicon Valley of India’, it is home to several Multinational Companies. A number of people from the villages and towns on the outskirts of Bangalore travel to the city in search of employment. It has a good cosmopolitan mix in terms of population and culture, celebrating Hindu, Muslim and Christian festivals. Bangalore also has a strong Parsi community.

Things to Do in Bangalore

There are several historic sites and places to visit in Bangalore. Lal Bagh Gardens are home to more than a thousand species of flora and is teeming with visitors during their flower shows. Lal Bagh is best visited early in the morning or just before sunset, and is one of the most ideal Bangalore tourist places. The pure air, the placid lake and a rose garden make this walk enjoyable.

In the list of Bangalore places to visit, Cubbon Park is a popular destination for those with children, thanks to the toy train in the park. Filled with greenery and trees, this park is also a popular picnic spot for families. For famous places in Bangalore for history buffs, Tippu Sultan’s Summer Palace awaits, a quiet spot in the city’s heart, the summer palace is well-maintained. For those who want a fun day or find other things to do in Bangalore, the amusement park Wonderla is perfect. The park has a host of rides that are sure to thrill adults and children alike.

Food and Shopping in Bangalore

If you want to experience true south Indian street food, stop by Food Street at V.V. Puram after sunset. Hot jilebis, mosaru kodbales, piping hot dosas and cool glasses of juice or buttermilk are served fresh.

Places to see in Bangalore include Koramangala and Indiranagar. They have a host of both upscale and pocket-friendly restaurants that serve a variety of cuisines from continental, Mediterranean and even Thai!

Main shopping areas and commercial Bangalore attractions are commercial street, MG Road and Brigade Road.

Apart from just sightseeing in Bangalore, Bangalore has a host of options for entertainment. There are many trendy bars in the city that definitely must not be missed on a trip to Bangalore. Several cultural centres stage plays. You could also opt to attend a musical concert at select venues.

Accommodation in Bangalore

For transport options and figuring out how to reach Bangalore, travellers can choose from going by road, by train or by flight. From budget to 5 star hotels, Bangalore has no dearth of accommodation. Hotels such as the Marriott and the Taj groups cater to those with a higher budget. There are also various resorts in Bangalore as well as near the city such as the Angsana Spa resort and the Olde Bangalore resort for families and couples alike.


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Eutimio fernandes

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  • Eutimio fernandes
  • 2 Reviews
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"Charming Place" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Yesterday
First and foremost I loved the malls. Mcdonald, Kfc and other small eateries were wonderful. Most of our time was spent on Brigade Road. Liked the "Metro" but it's too crowded in the evenings. The Tandoori Joint at MG road is excellent. The Booze shop at the end of Brigade Road is a cheat. Charges well over the MRP rate, motto, take it or leave it. The traffic gives you the jitters all around Bangalore. Most travellers have no patience whatsoever. The Rickshaws over charge in most cases. Rains occasionally. Climate Good.
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Yellapu Ramprasad

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  • Yellapu Ramprasad
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"Nice place to visit" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
Bangalore is very good place. It has a historical palace and good roads to go. Also we travelled to Bangalore Palace and the Lalbagh gardens and zoo and botanical gardens. We saw all the places like Vidhan Soudha also good roads and flowers we saw very nice in monsoon season.
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Unnamalai  Palaniappa

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  • Unnamalai Palaniappa
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 4 Reviews
  •  112 readers

"Nice place to visit" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Bangalore is awesome to be with. Its has cool and chill breeze throughout the whole year and cannot replace any city in India. Nothing more special than climate. If you like to be always cool you need to pick up this place. But you have to manage the traffic tats here and it is little difficult to move in and around the city. Traffic will be hectic everywhere.
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Rahul Shrivastava

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  • Rahul Shrivastava
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  297 readers

"Tips for Bangalore" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
It's always a great pleasure to head to Bangalore. The weather wins your heart right away. But road travel can be V annoying. On my way from airport to koramangala it took us 1hr flat. (Read Sunday noon time). While returning, the same route became an agony, clocking 2hrs 20mins .. For a 9pm departure, I left home at 5. 15pm and barely had any time left after check-in. So a great tip for travelers ... While trying to catch flights from Bangalore, try booking noon time flights or travel before departure time. Hope the review helps you save time, money and reduce stress while travelling.
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Zeeshan farooqui

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  • Zeeshan farooqui
  • 1 Review
  •  352 readers

"Awesome journey" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It was good place and good location we stay nice view also it was historical place it
Was to royal you fell lie buckingam place
Its to royal .. You will go definatley to
Watch that bangloro palace. Its name was as uth bangloro palace it was use in shooting films also old fils shootvin this bangloro palaceBangalore Palace, a palace located in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, was built by Rev. J. Garrett, who was the first Principal of the Central High School in Bangalore, now known as Central College.
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Kanika Pahadia

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  • Kanika Pahadia
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Amazing place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Bangalore is known for its weather. While other cities are boiling, this city calms you by its showers. The temperature is too low to cool your souls. Another amazing thing about this place being the largest pub city in Asia. One has a really hard time deciding the party place as there are plenty of superbly beautiful options. Indiranagar and Koramangala are the gems of Bangalore. They say you haven't been to Bangalore if you haven't been there. A beautiful city you can't stop exploring.
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Ranu Rai

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  • Ranu Rai
  • Lives in Varanasi
  • 2 Reviews
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"Very pleasant wether" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
City is very good because of its pleasant weather and well planned building.
Greenery is all around as that was really unexpected because generally a well planned city lack this part but banglore has. People are very helpful for new visitors. They do whatever the can. One drawback that I can add is about transportation charges, that are very much, specifically for those who visit there by air because bus that travel from airport that charges very much. In spite of that everything is very good, very clean city, very nice people, very cheap charges for fooding, and the most important thing is the weather that is awesome.
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Swapan

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  • Swapan
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  606 readers

"South sojourn" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
We went to bengaluru as a gateway to our summer sojourn Ooty. Flights to Coimbatore were more expensive and we decided to go via Bangalore and kept 1. 5 days for Bangalore.
Visited a lot of places. The ones must see are ISKCON TEMPLE, LAL BAGH, tipu sultan summer palace.
Stayed in a relatively new 3 star hotel- AKSHAY AURA, Gandhinagar ., which was good.
Weather was pleasant. Overall good experience
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Amardeep amardeep

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  • Amardeep amardeep
  • 3 Reviews
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"India's fastest growing city" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Very good city to visit but a lot of traffic there. One should plan accordingly. It is India's fastest growing city. Gardens are beautiful. A lot of greenery is worth watching. Food is amazing at MTR. Dosa and Vada are tasty. I will love to visit again.
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Pragil kk

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  • Pragil kk
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"Nice place to visit" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
So many nice places are here to visit like orion mall, iskcon temple, ayyappa temple, lalbag, cubbon park, mg road, ub city, forum mall, bannerghatta national park. Bangalore is really like its name garden city where ever we look we can see small gardens, children park like so many natural beauties.
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