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Bangalore Tourism

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As you hear of the name Bangalore, it can be only thought as IT gaint. It has got most the of the beautiful building including Leela Palace, BTP Tech Park. The architecture of Leela Palace is mind blowing. The climate of Bangalore add additional value to the city and attract visitors more. The transportation service of Bangalore is good but costly. It has got big big malls where people can just stroll around and pass time. On the whole, Bangalore has got everything for an interesting life style :)

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Dont miss the Bisi-bela bath served in Bangalore. The Gobi Manchurian near Malleshwaram is mouth watery.
Leela Palace, Shiv Temple, Malleswaram Sanky Tank are the best places to go with family inside city. Outside Bangalore city we have many lakes and cauvery delta which could be a remember-able experience.
Central, Brigade road, Commercial Street are must visit places for shoppers

Activities & things to do: Snow Bowling, Disc, parks, lakes are the best activities in Bangalore.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: You can go by train. Road Transport is the best way since the roads are constructed very good there.
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Laxmi Angel
  • Laxmi Angel
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review

"Marvelous places and good transport facilities" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
We choose this because of weather and superb city. We visited so many places like Mysore, Wonderla, Brindaban Garden, National parks, temples like Bull Temple, Camfort and malls. I loved the Chinese food here. We all enjoyed momos and noddles. Here transport facility was very good, mostly the bus service. This was one of my memorable visit.
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Sandip Maji
  • Sandip Maji
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 4 Reviews

"A little costly, but enjoyable city" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
Enjoyable place, food and shopping is not much costlier, quality is preferable. Traffic is a hectic thing. A little costly city but it was good. Cleanliness is a factor here, positively clean city. Transport system is also very good. Secure place to visit.
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Sushil Kushwaha
  • Sushil Kushwaha
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  • 2 Reviews

"Beautiful city with heavy traffic" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
I think it was a better city. The weather was perfect. All day the temperature was 28 degree celsius. Bus facility was good. We visited many places like colleges and hotels. Traffic was the only problem. Roads were good. People nature was good. Food facility was awesome. You must visit Wonderla.
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Vinay Gollapudi
  • Vinay Gollapudi
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review

"Unexpected rains and cool climate" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
With trees and greenery around, it's the coolest city to live in with less pollution. Of course the traffic is very bad in this city but it is a very pleasant and best place to live. Rains in this place are very unexpected. So, its better to carry an umbrella when you go around. There are a lot of malls to visit. The best place for shopaholics. I love this place a lot.
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Jay Soren
  • Jay Soren
  • 2 Reviews

"Beautiful places and temples to make your day" new review

  • 4/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It's really a beautiful place with beautiful weather. The only problem is with the local people language as you cannot understand it. However, it offers few good places to visit like the Kings Palace in Mysore. It also has few of the oldest temples of India. If you are an adventurous or religious person then you will definitely have a great time here.
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Faisal Shafik
  • Faisal Shafik
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review

"Beautiful but expensive place" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
A clean place with great infrastructure. The climate is really amazing. A little expensive place with good tourist spots. The people are friendly and helpful. Overall, it's a great place if you are willing to spend some money.
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Manoj Kumar
  • Manoj Kumar
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 5 Reviews

"A city with lot of entertainment options" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It was a nice city. The public transport facility was really good. Night life rocks and hangout places are really good and plenty to choose from. Entertainment options too are plenty. The traffic jams, however are a huge dampener.
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Veenutha   R
  • Veenutha R
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review

"Fantastic place with a fabulous ambience" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Bangalore is also known as Silicon city and Garden city. Overall view of the destination was fantastic with fabulous ambience. Interesting places to visit were malls and parks. The Lal Bagh was an attractive place with variety of flower decorations. The food at Taj Hotel was fabulous, especially the Taj Biryani which I would recommend everyone to have at least once during their visit. I would say that it was a unique experience which I would cherish forever.
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Lokesh Kumar
  • Lokesh Kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 Reviews

"An expensive city" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Overall, the experience was good. The climate was awesome. There was no need of A/C in the room. Bus facilities were good from airport unlike in Delhi. In auto rickshaws, there wasn't proper usage of meters. It was a little expensive than other cities. Fruits were too expensive and not at all in our budget.
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Puneet Gupta
  • Puneet Gupta
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 3 Reviews

"City with good places and a bad traffic" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Bangalore is a very good place but due to traffic jams it gets a little agitated. The weather is good even during summer. The airport is located 40 km away from the city but due to good connectivity it wasn't hectic to travel. It was a nice experience. I had visited this place earlier. My family was visiting for the first time. We explored only some parts of Bangalore due to lack of time. We are planning to visit it again some time.
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Bangalore Info

  • State: Karnataka
  • Famous for/as: City
  • Altitude: 920 m
  • Pincode: 560001
  • District: Bangalore Urban
  • Language: Kannada,Tulu
  • STD code: 080
  • Weather: Summer 19 to 37°C, Winter 15 to 32°C
Bangalore or Bengaluru, popularly known as the Silicon Valley of India, is the capital city of the South Indian state of Karnataka. Situated on the Deccan Plateau, in the south-eastern part of the state, the city experiences a moderate climate.

History of Bangalore

From the 50s, this beautiful city of gardens, also known as the Garden City, with its temperate climate, lovely bungalows, tree-lined broad avenues and laid back ambience was a pensioner's paradise.

Bengaluru derives its name from the Kannada words ‘benda kalluru’, which means the land of boiled beans. According to legend, Veera Ballara, the Hoysala king, once lost his way during a hunting expedition. Wandering around, he met an old lady who gave him boiled beans to eat. In order to show his gratitude, he named the place, Benda Kalluru. Some historians believe that the name was derived from the ‘benga’ or ‘ven kai’ tree.

Bangalore, as we know it today, was formed by Kempe Gowda. Formerly, Bangalore was ruled by a number of rulers and dynasties, including the Vijayanagara Empire and Tipu Sultan. A number of temples and monuments, which were built in the earlier days, are still a part of the city’s landscape. Major towns and subdivisions were formed during various rules. The city was sold to the rulers in Mysore in the earlier days and was later in the hands of the British whose rule continued till Independence.

People & Culture of Bangalore

Bangalore has always seen a very diverse population, especially since modern times. It is a multi-cultural city permeating class, religion and language. Even though it is a cosmopolitan city, Bangalore holds on to its traditional features. Major festivals like Dasara, Deepavali, Ugadi, Sankranthi and Ganesh Chaturthi are celebrated with great pomp and fervour. There are a lot of festivals & events hosted in Bangalore like Karaga, Kadalekaye Parishe, Bangalore Habba, Lalbagh Flower Show and more. Bangalore is also a centre of renowned colleges, academic institutions, important central government establishments, scientific and research institutes and organisations.  
Bangalore has a very strong art and culture scene. It is home to various theatre groups; theatre platforms like Rangashankara and Jagriti and numerous art galleries that showcase established and emerging artists. Although Bangalore is a city rooted in tradition, it has a modern side to it. The city’s nightlife best reflects that. Various restaurants, lounge bars and pubs have been mushrooming across the city. Also, as it is a major IT hub, the city also has a huge population of expats.

Things to do in Bangalore

The city also comprises a number of attractions, among which are the two botanical gardens, Lal Bagh (Glass House) and Cubbon Park. Other attractions include Tipu Sultan’s Palace, Bangalore Palace, Nandi Hills, Bannerghatta National Park and Mayo Hall. Vidhana Soudha, Visvesvaraya Museum, HAL Aerospace Museum, Bull Temple and ISKCON Temple draw a large number of tourists. The city is also home to one of the country’s biggest malls - Mantri Mall in Malleswaram.

Food & Shopping in Bangalore

There are two distinct facets to shopping in Bangalore. Areas like M.G. Road, Brigade Road and Commercial Street are the lively places in the city and also paradise for shoppers. Apart from street shopping, Bangalore has a number of malls that house national and international clothes and accessories brands such as UB City, Mantri Mall and Garuda Mall among others. These brands range from high-end fashion houses to affordable labels. On the other hand, the old city has areas like Majestic, Chickpet and Cottonpet where a string of shops sell the most affordable gadgets, textiles and other items.

Tourists have a host of food options to choose from when visiting Bangalore. The city has innumerable ‘Darshinis’ in every nook and corner where South Indian treats like idlis and dosas are offered. Bangalore also has a strong food culture, which is why it has restaurants serving world cuisine, right from French to Vietnamese.

Travelling to Bangalore

Travellers can reach Bangalore from any destination in India by air, rail and road. The Bangalore International Airport is connected with almost all major cities of the country and the world. The city has three major railway stations – Bangalore City Junction, Bangalore Cantonment and Yeshwanthpur Junction. The city is also well connected by buses run by the KSRTC and other private operators to regions within the state as well as neighbouring states.

Travelling within Bangalore

The best way to explore Bangalore is by public transport. For a more organised tour, tourists can sign up for Bangalore holiday packages. The city has many Volvo buses too that ferry passengers to different areas within the city. Tourists can go on a ‘Bangalore Darshan’ organised by the State Tourism Department where they will be shown all the major attractions of the city. Local tour operators too organise such tours. Another option to travel within the city is by auto rickshaw or by hiring a taxi. The city also has the new Metro which connects M.G. Road to Byappanahalli, which itself has become a tourist hotspot.

Accommodation options in Bangalore

There are numerous hotels in Bangalore. Areas like MG Road, Old Airport Road or Ulsoor have luxury hotels and suites. For more budget options, tourists can opt to stay in hotels near residential areas like Whitefield, Jayanagar or even near the Bangalore Railway Station. Another alternative is to book a number of service apartments located in localities like Indiranagar, Kormangala and Residency Road among other areas.

Although, Bangalore is known for its pleasant weather throughout the year, winter is the best time to visit Bangalore.

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