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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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Bangalore Traveller Reviews

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Chandan Rathaur sisodiya

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  • Chandan Rathaur sisodiya
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews
  •  411 readers

"Wonderful city" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Bangalore is wonderful city except traffic conditions which are horrible.

Climate is so cheerful and malls are so attractive that we couldn't resist visiting atleast 1 mall everyday.

Best for malls, shopping, multi cuisine food, night life and adventure..
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Rakesh fofandi

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  • Rakesh fofandi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  597 readers

"Busy City" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Good overall experience. Bangalore is a very hectic city as far as traffic is concerned. Uber should offer cabs outside of Bangalore too. Surroundings outside Bangaluru are good only that you have to book third party taxis for trips outside Bangalore. Sri Ashram Was Best.
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Bhooma venkatesh

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  • Bhooma venkatesh
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"Trip to Bengaluru and Coorg." new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Bengaluru is a vibrant, throbbing, lively city. The people are warm and friendly. But Bengaluru city traffic snarls are a bit unsettling and tiresome. But may be, in the years to come, the upcoming Metro services would provide some relief. Coorg of course is a true delight, even more so during the monsoon months of July and August. The whole of Coorg is a soothing, serenading, comforting, relaxing magic blanket of Green. The tall leafy green trees and the lush green coffee plantations are a cool, comforting and refreshing delight, for the eyes to behold, for the jaded city dwellers on a leisurely, relaxing holiday. The sweet sounds of the bird calls and the sounds of the lively insects are an exotic music to the ears used to the rumbling noises of clogged city traffic. A walk through the dense trees and the thick coffee and spice plantations is truly therapeutic and healing to the tired mind and bodies of the city dwellers and it would not be an exaggeration to say that a one hour walk through the dense green trees and lush plantations is truly soothing and serene to the sublime succor seeking soul. The thick, gushing, cascading, fierce Abbey falls with pure milk white water rushing down the slope, with a ferocious roar is sweet, healing to the ears and a cool and soothing visual to the tired eyes of the hectic and exhausted city dwellers. If anything can compete with this wonderful sight and sound, it is the breathtaking and the senses soothing visual of the panoramic vast green, sprawling virgin vista of the Rajaseat viewing deck, with a never ending spread of greenery far and wide, covering the entire range of the length and breadth of the human vision, and as far as the human eye can behold. The view is so natural that the entire expanse of the green undulating hills and the vast green landscape is untouched by any sign of civilization and human activity. The only difference here at Rajaseat compared to the Abbey falls is that the sound of the roaring thunder of the Abbey falls is replaced here by the deafening silence of the nothingness of the vast green sprawling, undulating panoramic vista. Madekeri and Virajpet in Coorg (Kodagu to the locals) was definitely worth the seven hour enjoyable drive ( including an one hour break for lunch on the way), from Bengaluru to Virajpet. Also, it is highly recommendable to visit the ancient Renganatha swamy temple at Srirangapattinam on the way, (About half way from Bengaluru to Coorg) on the banks of the sacred river Cauvery, with its beautiful temple tower. Do visit the beautiful banks and steps of river Cauvery too, adjoining the temple, just a couple of minutes drive. A must see, just a five minutes drive away is the historic summer palace of the former famous ruler Tipu Sultan, which has now been converted into a museum displaying historic artifacts of the bygone era of the local ruler Tipu Sultan.
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Vipin Kumar

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  • Vipin Kumar
  • Lives in Amritsar
  • 1 Review
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"Best Services With A Complimentary Wide Smile. Guaranteed !!!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Couldn't stop myself from posting a review on the very first day of my fourth visit to Lemon Tree Hotel Just can't stop complimenting the hospitality of the staff at the reception desk. I reached here after a long journey and I was so tired and the smile and welcome note of each and every person from the gate till I reached my room is to be appreciated for sure. Lemon Tree Have never experienced such a warm welcome ever !! People at lemon tree never misses a chance to greet you with a charming welcome and hassle-free check-in irrespective of the time you arrives. That's the best thing I love about this hotel chain. The rooms are neat and very well maintained, best among all the places I've ever been to. Overall I'm totally in love with this place and that the reason I keep coming by again and again. Thanks for the wonderful even though I know I can't hank you guys enough.
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Akhilesh kumar jaiswal

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  • Akhilesh kumar jaiswal
  • 3 Reviews
  •  810 readers

"Lot of places to visit" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
To explore the city at least 3 days are required.

But I have only one day to see the city so I opted City tour bus. I saw the Iskcon temple, Lal Bagh garden, Tipu Palace, Science Museum, Big bull temple, Vidhan Sabha. Lal Baug garden is in 240 acres. It has glass Mahal which is good. In science museum, there are lots of things to see.
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Rambabu vankayalapati

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"You end up owning a slice of this city in terms of business, Friendship, or Romance with s" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
A truly cosmopolitan city of India after Mumbai, this sprawling Technopolis is awe inspiring with its vibrant surroundings, ambient business culture and diverse work force from all parts of india and hundreds of working professionals from US and Europe. Perhaps Banagalore has got more foreign working professionals than all other cities in india put together.
For commuting inside the city, AAM admi transport, AUTORICKSHAW is ubiquitous and is the easiest mode of transport, you need to cover your nose while travelling to prevent inhaling all the dust &smoke particles though. Metro rail is present in some segments of the city and is hassle & pollution free mode of transport. One can try commuting metro.
As regards the food, your taste buds will be lured to all sorts of cuisine including continental, most travelers prefer typical south Indian food with a tinge of Kannada flavor with it especially UDIPI cuisine. There are lot many places for the first time visitors. The sprawling Cubbon Park, Majestic Vidhana soudha and Indiragandhi musical fountain etc. The city also offers an amalgamation of all the south indian movie fare among its many multiplexes. The interesting fact about Bangalore diaspora is its newspapers. After Kannada language dailies the second largest read vernacular newspaper is Malayalam with sizable number of copies followed by Taelugu and Tamil newspapers. Of course English dailies have also a prominent role in the city's Reading habit.
You will feel rejuvenated and relaxed while beading good bye to this city.
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Ravi Mittal

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  • Ravi Mittal
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 69 Reviews
  •  38 helpful votes
  •  74980 readers

"One of the finest cities in India"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Bangalore is a fantastic city that embraces you with open arms, revealed in the fact that majority of the population is from outside Bangalore.
The culture of the city is amazing, young, vibrant, experimental and no wonder it is the startup capital of India.
Some amazing breweries, pubs, restaurants of all cuisines to try out.
Things to do include a range of options-
Some amazing greenery in the form of cubbon park and lalbagh.
Kids will love spending a full day at Wonderla or Bannerghatta national park.
The science museum, aquarium, planetarium will appeal to the younger audience. Smaash in one MG mall is a great gaming zone for the young at heart.
Shopping at commercial street is a must do. Apart from this there are many malls like Orion, Phoenix market city, forum mall, garuda mall, ub city etc.
Also, there are many other tourist destinations within 5-6 hours drive from the city.
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Tata Ramcharan

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  • Tata Ramcharan
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 12 Reviews
  •  60 helpful votes
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"Cool place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Bangalore with all the modern infrastructure would make a perfect holiday location, with a lot of greenary especially cubbon park is the greenest area in Bangalore, bannergatta wildlife sanctuary is a good weekend spot, nandi hills a good road trip to have.
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Ashish Nayak

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  • Ashish Nayak
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1316 readers

"Wedding Occasion"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It was a wedding occasion and it was grand. We enjoyed every bit of it. Chatting. Eating. Gossiping. Applying Mehendi. Taking selfies, group photos. It was crazy time. Met many of our relatives and thoroughly enjoyed with them. South Indian Food was excellent (breakfast & lunch) on the wedding day. Previous day we went to a nearby restaurant "ThindiKatte" in Basavanagudi and it was mind blowing. Filter Coffee was elixir! Idli, vada saambhar, masala dosa, pongs were delicious. We ate till we got content. Even bought a Kannada Monthly magazine "Mayura" to read!
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Arun Divum

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  • Arun Divum
  • Lives in Karur
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"Nice place to visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Nandhi Hills - Good place visit on weekend early morning. Visited with group friends. We started around 4 am in Saturday morning. We were 8 people and went by four two wheelers.

Should reach there before sunrise so that we can enjoy the beautiful climate. Thanks!
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