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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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Vinderjit sadal

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

"Bangalore city" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks 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
  •  1 helpful vote
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"Wrong ticket booking" new review

  • 1.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks 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
  • 8 photos
  • 10 Reviews
  •  7098 readers

"Whole city" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks 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
  •  1029 readers

"Bangalore"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 1 month 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
  •  1270 readers

"Journey was wonderful moment"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month 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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Mayank Gupta

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  • Mayank Gupta
  • Lives in Nainital
  • 5 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1710 readers

"Decent"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I always like this city. Energetic just like Pune. Lots and lots of college students. Young people around always makes one feel young and happy.
Its the traffic which is a big disappointment. Takes ages to travel a short distance. Its always recommended to take a Uber or a Ola and avoid the auto waalas, especially if you are not a Kannad.
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Vinay  Singh

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  • Vinay Singh
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  3113 readers

"My Bangalore Business trip at Domlur Layout"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It was a great trip for me I had to reach Domlur Layout near Indira Nagar from Kempegowda international Airport at sharp 10 am and reached their by 9:30. I took uber cab it took us to reach Domlur 1 hour 10 minutes. The traffic was very smooth but got confused in the evening. The city is lacking smart traffic management like in Delhi. No Fob's, underpasses and Flyovers. Metro work has to be done by adopting fast measures.
The weather was amazing it had rain on 12 and 13 Oct. Very fresh air in the city first time I experienced. While is very much green large trees on the both sides of roads.
The food was nice besides Idly, dosa, especially The Andhra Based dum Biryani at Pot Britain at Domlur. It was very tasty showing the great food culture at Banglore. Indira Nagar is the best place to live around. Each and everything at walking distance. Traffic police is very Hardworking and Disciplined. All infrastructure is very good people are very well behaved and supportive. The Evolution of city is going on at its own space. The Real Estate is developing as jobs are creating in the city. I completed my work on 14 Oct took uber taxi and reached at Banglore Airport by 6 pm took my flight at 9:30 pm reached Delhi by 12:20pm. It was really great trip.
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Vinay  Singh

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  • Vinay Singh
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  3113 readers

"My Bangalore Business trip at Domlur Layout"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It was a great trip for me I had to reach Domlur Layout near Indira Nagar from Kempegowda international Airport at sharp 10 am and reached their by 9:30. I took uber cab it took us to reach Domlur 1 hour 10 minutes. The traffic was very smooth but got confused in the evening. The city is lacking smart traffic management like in Delhi. No Fob's, underpasses and Flyovers. Metro work has to be done by adopting fast measures.
The weather was amazing it had rain on 12 and 13 Oct. Very fresh air in the city first time I experienced. While is very much green large trees on the both sides of roads.
The food was nice besides Idly, dosa, especially The Andhra Based dum Biryani at Pot Britain at Domlur. It was very tasty showing the great food culture at Banglore. Indira Nagar is the best place to live around. Each and everything at walking distance. Traffic police is very Hardworking and Disciplined. All infrastructure is very good people are very well behaved and supportive. The Evolution of city is going on at its own space. The Real Estate is developing as jobs are creating in the city. I completed my work on 14 Oct took uber taxi and reached at Banglore Airport by 6 pm took my flight at 9:30 pm reached Delhi by 12:20pm. It was really great trip.
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G subramanian

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  • G subramanian
  • Lives in Adyar
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  • 8 Reviews
  •  16 helpful votes
  •  5561 readers

"Hustle and Bustle City"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The Garden City, with pleasant weather, places of interest and Technology Spearhead is spoilt by the absence of good roads and orderly traffic movement. It is every traveller's nightmare to move around the city and precious time is wasted on commutation. Additionally, it saps one's energy levels to a great extent, that execution of any work gets hampered. Metro Trains and plenty of Call Taxis offer some solace, but mostly get consumed by the chaotic conditions prevailing on all roads, even in distant suburbs. Reaching the Railway Stations or the Airport needs so much time that one may lose half or a full day of work to achieve this.
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Animesh dolui

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  • Animesh dolui
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1839 readers

"Not so much good"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Bangalore is good city but too much language problem. Locals don't understand hindi or english. English pronunciation is totally different. Traffic is very bad. Try Ola or Uber if you are first time in Bangalore. You can stay at Veeky tourist home which is very near to Yesvantapur railway station.
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