Bangalore Tourism

Bangalore Tourism

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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Kavitha mariappan M

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  • Kavitha mariappan M
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  127 readers

"As visit place was my home town it was very good experience to visit." new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Bangalore has lots of places to visit - Lalbagh, Cubbon park, Museum, shopping malls like forum, gopalan, matri and so and so on very big list. Mysore can be planned for a day trip to see its historical places. Visiting Bangalore is pleasant.
Eat out - we will get plenty of places and all types of foods avaialble. For South indian idly or dosa - can go to V puram.
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Mukesh George

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  • Mukesh George
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 Review
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"People" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
In a very pleasant weather of the place I've been accompanied by the love of my life. We had food together in one of the typical restaurants in the locality. Food was delicious and the company was the best, of course the love of my life. I want to go again and again to the place. Being with her there is all I long for in my life.
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Rohit Kumar

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  • Rohit Kumar
  • 26 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
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"It city" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
Bengaluru (also called Bangalore) is the capital of India's southern Karnataka state. The center of India's high-tech industry, the city is also known for its parks and nightlife. By Cubbon Park, Vidhana Soudha is a Neo-Dravidian legislative building. Former royal residences include 19th-century Bangalore Palace, modeled after Windsor Castle, and Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, an 18th-century teak structure. Banglore is also known as IT city due to software engineer and software company. Climet of the banglore is awasm. You came here in any month.
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Tarini mohanty

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  • Tarini mohanty
  • 2 Reviews
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"Mining Mazma" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
As the Mining Mazma 2016 was organised in the international exhibition center Bangalore, I have the chance to visit Bangalore, This is my fourth tour to Bangalore. I had a very god time to observe the exhibition and attended the seminar. I had also good time to shop in Mall, Big Bazar, Pantaloon, Relience digital. I has visited the Science museum which is the site in my each trip.
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 satyanarayana reddy Vuppalapadu

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  • satyanarayana reddy Vuppalapadu
  • Lives in Coimbatore
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"Returned Home town before riots of are. Cavary" new review

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
We are common visitors of Bangalore.
Pothole full roads. I finally concluding, Hotel Kaniskha is best hotel @ Rs1500-00 for Double AC rooms of size double than Hotel Sairam Residency which charging Rs2200-00.
Makemytrip. Com should check and compare with reference to hotels not tied up to you before offer with discount. Your discounted rate is just equal to Rates of Direct booking rates of Hotel Kaniskha whrein I am regular customer since 16 yrs.
Please. Cheat not makemytrip customers.
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Ramya rao

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  • Ramya rao
  • 2 Reviews
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"Bangalore" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Bangalore is an awesome place to be ... It Cosmopolitan city and IT city and the garden city of India ... Climate is fantastic ... Not too cold not too hot ... Just perfect.
You go to any hotel ... The food is tasty and hygienic. You can find piratically every international cuisine out here.
People are friendly and helpful.
Party scene is mesmerizing ... Ambience is excellent .. Music is latest and updated ...
This is my favourite city in India!
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Ketan baranwal

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  • Ketan baranwal
  • 2 Reviews
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"Staff were not so much co-operative" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Before reaching to the hotel I urged to the manager regarding few arrangement which I needed at the time of check-in which was not done though they did it later on after I checked in and asked them again to do. The lift were not operational so we had to go to the 3rd floor via staircase that was painful. Food was good, but they didn't offered breakfast which was included in the package, rooms were clean and tidy but too compact, for drinking water I had to go outside and refill my bottle or else it was chargeable which seemed weired to me.
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John daniel

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  • John daniel
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"Great history and climate" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Great city with great history and climate. People are friendly. I enjoyed visiting Assembly hall and Cubbon park. Enjoyed shopping in Commercial street. Hotel I stayed was very good and great staff and they spoke good English and was very helpful. I recommend this city to anyone wishing to visit India.
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Alex Robin

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  • Alex Robin
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 4 Reviews
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"Good place for hangout and shopping" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Bangalore is an ideal place for shopping and hanging out with friends. There is lot of places to eat and dine. Best for food lovers. Transportation was pretty much costly to travel around the city. Especially from the airport to the city. Cabs are pretty much expensive. The climate is very cool. Take a one day bus pass if you like to roam around the city. Best time to visit is September to December
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Sreela Basu

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  • Sreela Basu
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 1 Review
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"Nuri & Jhun My little Princesses" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Nuri as I calk my teen aged granddaughter had been sick with fever twice last month. Ron my only son had a bad fall at Goa airport. I was worried. Very worried. Toying with my cell phone I came across a msg saying return tickets to Bengaluru from Kolkata by air would cost under Rs. 7000/ My son gifted me the same and I was on Indigo to spend a wonderful relieved ten days with a caring daughter in law son and two lovely granddaughters. Nuri and Jhunjhun as I call them.
My return 10-40 flight by SoiceJet was nostalgic but the superb smooth landing by the Captain at Netaji Shubhas at 13-05 was the icing on the cake. Looking forward to more discounted tickets specially for Senior Citizens ... And fun filled trips. Thank You so much. My Guruji Bless you.
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