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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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Naveen Kumar

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  • Naveen Kumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  182 readers

"Golden Oak restaurant in LA Marvella hotel" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 7 days ago
I went to la marvella hotel which is located near south circle, Jayanagar, Bangalore. I had food there at the golden Oak restaurant. It is one place for both vegetarians and non vegetarians. It's a multi cuisine restaurant along with liquor facility. It has huge varies of many luxury alcoholic brands. The hospitality is also very warm and good. I enjoyed my time out there.
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Harsha v

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  • Harsha v
  • 1 Review
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"Its an awesome place to hangout with friends." new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Banglore is the best place for hanging out, pub culture, party and corporates. Apart from corporate life Banglore is known for the fun within. Fun world, snow world, wonderland and zoo parks are some of the places that everyone should visit. If you are a techie, there are some specialized places for you like vishveshwarayya museum, HAL museum and tippu's resting palace.
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Dipti shah

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  • Dipti shah
  • 2 Reviews
  •  488 readers

"Good" new review

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Very less places to see in the city.
I liked lumini garden and innovative film city was awesome experience.
Transportation is costly. I didn't try local buses.
Good food and shopping but again not easy on pockets.
I guess this was not the season to visit there.
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Naveen sikka

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  • Naveen sikka
  • 2 Reviews
  •  823 readers

"The ultimate Bangalore city"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Bangalore city is so comfortable to stay for any one can live there with total secure, the climate every one can enjoy, Bangalore has highest pubs as there budget too go. The parks in every area who old age people can relax for sometime, business persons have lot of business investments even job searches have more opportunity and most people are settled in IT and in other
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Rajkumar kakulla

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  • Rajkumar kakulla
  • 2 Reviews
  •  836 readers

"Lovely city break"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Was really great and thoroughly enjoyed watching this palace. Facility of head phones with regional language guide was helpful to understand historical moments. Must watch in Bangalore trip. Climate was good during our trip. Other places worth watching was Banneghatta national park, Tipu sultan summer fort and Commercial street for shopping.
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Vinderjit sadal

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  • Vinderjit sadal
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1681 readers

"Bangalore city"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Very nice city, broad roads, neat and clean place. Good location for a cosy break. Nice places around to visit, very beautiful gardens, open spaces. Ease of travel. Bangalore palace is very nice to see. Zoo visit is more fun with children.
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Ayesha ayaz mulla

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  • Ayesha ayaz mulla
  • 1 Review
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1827 readers

"Wrong ticket booking"

  • 1.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I had booked the ticket wrongly to the sectors I was supposed to book
BOM BLR 6TH
BLR BOM 12TH
And I self had requested to cancel the GO AIR air tickets as we were NOSHOW for the flight.
Kindly request you for waiver of service charges or 300rs PER PNR as there are two PNR with 13 person.
Self had faced a huge loss kindly request you for waiver of make my trip service charges
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Kulkarni Atul

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  • Kulkarni Atul
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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  • 10 Reviews
  •  10425 readers

"Whole city"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Was here twice with family and in a group the city was too cool and sophisticated. On the other hand the brindavan gardens was an excellent experience for me. I don't know about day time as I visited it at night time. Felt like it was a pleasant place to be with partner. Awesome.
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Mitesh kalshetti

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  • Mitesh kalshetti
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1944 readers

"Bangalore"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Have tremendous potential for a tourist hub. Roads need improvement. Animal safari, HAL Museum, science museum are a see must. Metro ride is also refreshing. Garbage disposal needs improvement and is bringing bad name to the city. Lack / non use of electronic meters by auto drivers seems common practice.
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Supritha Ks

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  • Supritha Ks
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews
  •  2501 readers

"Journey was wonderful moment"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It was good to see Bangalore airport, I was attracted to people the way they response. I like the transport facility at exit of gate and specially attracted to Dasara festival symbol at exit gate.
Visit places like Bangalore palace, gardens, temples etc.
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