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Bangalore Info

  • State: Karnataka
  • Famous for/as: City
  • Altitude: 920 m
  • Pincode: 560001
  • District: Bangalore
  • Language: Assamese
  • 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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Indu Eby

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  • Indu Eby
  • 1 photo
  • 8 Reviews
  •  67 readers

"Buzz of business" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
It is a busy city. You certainly aren't here as part of a weekend getaway or relaxation! But it has its brownies too. If you are the nature loving sorts, you should hit the cubbon park on an early morning, birdwatch, click pictures and walk a long walk to Koshys- it is hyperrated, but still good to try, there is an affordable luxury chocolate cafe opp to koshys if you are a chocolate lover. You can walk around and see the wide roads, old structures and large trees on either sides. Shopping, pub life and eateries are crazy in Bangalore. From Commercial Street to eat street v Puram and cafes and pubs - omg the list is huge. I personally loved toit and the. Irish cafe in vr mall. Absolute barbecue is another place which is gaining much popularity in Bangalore I guess. Alliance the Francois is a must try place if you are into performance arts. The British council library has lost its charm sadly :(. Atta Galatta is a nice homely place for a cup of coffee and a book.
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A.lawrance Lawrance

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  • A.lawrance Lawrance
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 4 Reviews
  •  10 readers

"Dazzling city I witnessed during my evening walks." new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
It was a pleasant experience to see dazzling shopping areas and the variety of food. Despite the sultry weather in this year's feb, Bangalore is having still its charm and beauty to offer. Despite the hindering traffic, you can enjoy the life of Bangalore in snail's pace. Let's save the beauty of Bangalore for the generations to come.
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Deepak jha

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  • Deepak jha
  • 2 Reviews
  •  33 readers

"Best trip" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
I m going lot of time going Bangalore. Lot hotel stay but hotel octave marathahalli is best. Bangalore is very net & clean city all over the India. Last time coming hotel octave jp NAGAR best hotel octave marathahalli. Best food nice staff hotel cleaning best. Over all is best city Bangalore and hotel octave.
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Umang Kardani

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  • Umang Kardani
  • Lives in Gandhinagar
  • 17 photos
  • 27 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  549 readers

"Very good city for travel in South India" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
I was been at Bangalore for my first trip to South India and visited only that botanical garden and one museum but I would surely like to visit again for completion of my sightseeing of that beautiful city.
I loved the small interaction with locals they were great.
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Rohit pathak

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  • Rohit pathak
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  • 6 Reviews
  •  467 readers

"Awesome place" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Bangalore is the most happening places to visit in india. If you are party person then please visit kormangla area its very nice place for foodie and pubs which are affordable and high ends also. You can do go carting in majestic area. If you wanna shopping then pheonix marketcity is good place. Travelling is cheap for people who prefer to travel by buses as 70rs you will get whole day pass. Nandi hills are close by 60kms from banglore. And you can also take bime on rents and zoom cars if you prefer.
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Naveen Kumar

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

"Golden Oak restaurant in LA Marvella hotel"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month 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
  •  771 readers

"Its an awesome place to hangout with friends."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month 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
  •  925 readers

"Good"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted 1 month 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
  •  1259 readers

"The ultimate Bangalore city"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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
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  •  1265 readers

"Lovely city break"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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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