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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

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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Amit Chaudhary

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  • Amit Chaudhary
  • Lives in Pune
  • 155 photos
  • 11 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  28794 readers

"A modern city" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
A modern city. It's a garden city and silicon valley of India. It's also the Pub capital of India. Highest elevation among million plus city. Sexy and romantic weather throughout the year. There are nice place for nightlife and pubs, shoppings like MG road and brigade road etc. Good malls, masti modern. There are gardens all around the city. Weekend gateway to a city like Ooty and many more. Foggy morning and cool morning. Nandi hill is must visit in early morning for sunrise. It's a education city. There is a national park and many more, just visit the city and enjoy.
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Sanket Thorat

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  • Sanket Thorat
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
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"It has very good public transportation" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I went out for a Office meeting to Vidhan Soudha area. Bangalore city has very good public transportation. And very good support of feeder services. Rickshaws are pretty cheap compared to city in which I reside now i.e Pune.

Climate was very bad this time which was unexpected for me. Because Bangalore is famous for its chilled summer climate. But this year and for last few years climate have changed to become more hot in the city.

On my way to meeting destination I crossed HAL, Chinnaswamy Stadium. Vidhana soudha (it's a peculiar design building, designed by he great engineer Late Mr. Visvesvaraya). I too was unaware of the fact that it was designed by my alumini. Proud moment for me.

While travelling through the city you have to be lot dependent on maps. Local rickshaw or cab drivers don't know any other language than Kannada ( most of them actually). Even if your driver knows the place he may take u from long route just to pack some extra money from you.
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Akshay  Upadhyay

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  • Akshay Upadhyay
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  619 readers

"A good place to visit" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Bangalore has cool climate, do not overload yourself with engaging in autos etc. It has good bus service and more ola will add a fine experience, also you can use meru, taxi for sure, uber, easy cabs, mega cabs and airport taxi, for convenience kstdc operated.

From airport A/C bus service is available for many locations please check that before you need a taxi because its convenient and cost saving.
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Sagar

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  • Sagar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  484 readers

"Good city" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Amazing city for all kind of people. This city has got all the things. The only negative part is that it shuts too early in the night. People are very friendly and good places to hang out. If one knows the perfect way to travel to particular places then there is thing as traffic.
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Prabhu

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  • Prabhu
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  735 readers

"A very good place to visit" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It's a very good place to visit with family or friends, you gonna enjoy the environment and make yourself free from all tensions and gonna feel relaxed. Location and services are excellent, food and drinks are average. Plan for a week so that we gonna have enough time to explore in and around.
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Biswajeet Mishra

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  • Biswajeet Mishra
  • Lives in Bhubaneswar
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  • 21 Reviews
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"Spend a week in happiness" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It is the city of skyscrapers you can see many building and malls crowded place with grownup guys. You can check it out for sightseeing places such as Iskcon Temple, Bangalore Palace, Visvesvaraya Museum, HAL, Mg Road, Ice World etc you can spend weeks in happiness.
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Samridhi Mittal

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  • Samridhi Mittal
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 12 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  12992 readers

"Nice place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Bangalore trip was short but fulfilling with its share of fun and adventure. The temperature was little higher than expected in the month of February. Snarling traffic is another challenge that can limit the sightseeing options for a traveler. Any place needs at least one and a half hour to reach if you are staying in Marathalli or Whitefield hotels.

But it has a lot of places to go to on weekends like Nandi Hills and Mysore. In the city also there are several places to visit like Iskon temple, Brigade road, commercial street, St. Mary's Basilica.
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Vijay Kumar

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  • Vijay Kumar
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2364 readers

"Beautiful city"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Bangalore means Rose. Rose flowers blossoms only in this place. Since this city is situated at an higher altitude, pleasant weather prevails here around the whole year. Coastal living peoples always use to stay here to enjoy the cooling climate. Now a days this place had been modernised with huge Malls consisting of all types of entertainments. If you enter a Mall such as Pheniks one day will not be enough to view it. Beautiful ISKON Temple is there in which everthing is constructed with milk white marble stones. Touist spots such as Lalbagh, Cupponbagh, Rose garden, Vidhown Sowdha, Infant Jesus Church, Banarghatta Zoo, etc, etc. One week will enough to go through it. Excellent Hotels Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Cake & Walk Center, Bars and so many leisure items are there to refresh ourselves from routine work burden. So don't miss to visit the latest fashionable city Bengaluru.
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Jyothsna Shenoy

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  • Jyothsna Shenoy
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  • 4 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  2837 readers

"Bengaluru, incredible destination"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Went to Lal Bhag, Cubbun park, ISKON Temple, Bannerghata National Park. Speaking of which, how we miss the famous malls around the city. Yes, did all the shopping and enjoyed a lot in namma Bengaluru! Oh and don't forget to visit UB city as well.
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Likhitha Lucky

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  • Likhitha Lucky
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1474 readers

"Nice trip"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This destination is one of the best destination ever I have visited. I just loved all the places and enjoyed a lot. My family and friends too enjoyed a lot. It is the destination where everyone should visit without missing. Shopping in Bangalore is one of the best moment there. Railway would be a best choice to everyone. I hope everyone will visit this and have a lot of fun.
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