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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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Arun Kumar

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  • Arun Kumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review
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  •  66 readers

"Best city" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
One of the best city in India. Filled with loads of traffic though. Can't see the entire city in one day. You need a couple of days to tour the entire city. There are many temples located in Bangalore. Many lakes tooo. It's one of the best cities to live in.
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Joseph joseph

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  • Joseph joseph
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"Charm of the city is melted in the heavy traffic" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
The city is fully traffic blocked. You may loose the way in the heavy traffic. Hence it is very important that you have someone with you to guide you to the correct destination. Hotels also may be allowed to display the charges for rounding the city. If you leave your vehicle to trip the city it will be costly, the auto charges are high.

The charm of the city is melted in the heavy traffic.
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Sanjay Chandra

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  • Sanjay Chandra
  • Lives in Bhopal
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"A city of traffic snarls" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
I visited Bangalore after leaving the city in 1990. I had taken the 7.30 PM Jet Airways flight from Delhi. The Captain had announced the temperature as 38 degrees, which is not very hot after bearing the Delhi heat. I caught the bus from the airport to IISc. The ride was comfortable but the moment I stepped down the heat caught up. The traffic during the day can make you miss appointments. A distance of forty kilometres to Jain Farms near Hosur took 2 hours. And same distance to airport took one and a half hours. The metro might relieve the traffic congestion. Shall dare to visit after the metro starts. The city has changed from being an air-conditioned city to being a city of traffic snarls.
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Mayur  Dvivedi

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  • Mayur Dvivedi
  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Tech City" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
A city with a new pulse. The old and new of Bangalore brings out varied facets of the city. Palaces and pubs nearby, IT parks and large city parks nearby, open spaces and crowded streets, a city of variety in close proximity. Also an all year round pleasant weather city. A definite city of the future. A claimant of IT capital of the world!
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Ritesh Khajuria

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  • Ritesh Khajuria
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"Nothing so great" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I went to Bangalore Palace after I visited Mysore Palace. Expectation was high and what we got was below par. Please visit Bangalore Palace if you have never been to Mysore Palace. The fee is Rs 300 which is way higher than Mysore Palace that charges Rs 40. Nothing so great to see. Mostly damp and dark. Not well maintained. Yes, they provide audio guides included in the fee that really acts like a guide. But who will listen whole thing. Go to this place if you have Rs 300 and dont know how to spend and have 1 hr of free time :)
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Varun simon

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  • Varun simon
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"It depends on what you need" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Places to visit are according to once like and dislike. We tried Snow World, it was fun but the quality of dress they provide was too bad. Lal Bagh for nature lovers and those who got time. Commercial Street for whatever you want (TIP- in commercial street one might get lost, so make sure what you want to get before reaching there for a better experience).

Chickpet is the place where you need to shop dress, materials and related things. What I hated was the traffic on the day we reached. Even Bangaloreans told that, it was higher than the usual. May be because of the beginning of holidays.

Plan what you want from the Bangalore trip and book your stay accordingly. We stayed near to MG Road, as our Banglore days was limited and as it was easy to roam around.
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Krishna Kumar

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  • Krishna Kumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Cool place to visit" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Bangalore has many good places to visit. Metro rail is a convenient mode of transportation to see the central part of Bangalore. Cubban Park, Vidhana Soudha are some of the attractions which can be visited by metro. Other attractions are various shopping centres in and around Bangalore.
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Amit Chaudhary

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  • Amit Chaudhary
  • Lives in Pune
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"A modern city"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month 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
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"It has very good public transportation"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 month 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
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"A good place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month 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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