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Bangalore Info

  • State: Karnataka
  • Famous for/as: City
  • Altitude: 920 m
  • Pincode: 560001
  • District: Bangalore
  • Language: Kannada,English
  • 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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Pitla bhaskar

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  • Pitla bhaskar
  • 7 Reviews
  •  66 readers

"Joyful family tour" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
Bangalore tour was exclelent. Visit to veshweshwarya musem, Lalo bagh, bull and iskon temple was very good.
Good climate.
Cool breeze. Knowledge gaining. Culture study of metro city by visiting malls and enjoying the urban culture.
Over all it is a combination of knowledge, entertainment and relaxation.
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Ganesha ku

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  • Ganesha ku
  • 4 Reviews
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"Nandi hills - exhilarating" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Nandi hills it was finally. Many years my longed for destination.
Still covered by pristine forests, rural backdrop.
Surrounded by families and college love birds who come visiting for a days getaway.
Vedic chants fill the air from the handful of temples that dot the hills.
Monkeys and believe me, snakes also can be spotted.
A few careful steps though:
Take your own food. The canteens and ice cream parlors are not good.
Select places where you are not likely to be challenged for food. Half of my food got handed over to monkeys. Luckily we had filled ourselves reasonably before this happened.
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Mohammad

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  • Mohammad
  • 2 Reviews
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"Worst traffic"

  • 2.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Literally it was hot like Chennai. Double room is almost like a single bedroom too cramped for family with kids. Kettle was not clean and we had to wash multiple times. Swimming pool is much smaller with no options for less than 3 yr kids. Too much of traffic
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Kishorethota

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  • Kishorethota
  • 1 Review
  •  1063 readers

"Bangalore INN near Samsung R&D"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It is a good place to stay because it is located a bit away from the road. The service provided by the hotel is the best I have seen. The restaurant has all the varieties as it provides all types like chinese, italian, South and North Indian, American.
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Priyadarshi Singh

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  • Priyadarshi Singh
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  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1243 readers

"Amazing city"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 8, 2017
Bengaluru is famous for its party people, numerous food places and high number of weekend getaways. The people here work hard during weekdays and then party harder on the weekends. In addition, all kind of food will be available at here with high number of restaurant.

Weekend gateways like Pondicherry, Chennai, Kodaikanal, Coorg, Ooty, Shimoga, Chikmaglur are popular destinations.
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Ramsanthosh

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  • Ramsanthosh
  • 1 Review
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  1340 readers

"Chikmangalur"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Feb 23, 2017
Located in foot hills of mullayanagiri range the town with its favourable climate and coffee estates attracts tourists from around the state. Its has hill stations such as kudremukh, kalasa, koppa, sringeri. The temperature of the city varies from 11-20c during winter
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Indu Eby

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  • Indu Eby
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  •  3 helpful votes
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"Buzz of business"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Feb 10, 2017
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
  •  2 helpful votes
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"Dazzling city I witnessed during my evening walks."

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Feb 10, 2017
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
  • 5 Reviews
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"Best trip"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 8, 2017
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
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  • 37 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  29494 readers

"Very good city for travel in South India"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 4, 2017
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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