Bangalore Tourism

Bangalore Tourism

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.

Bangalore is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Mysore and Chennai.

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Robert Benjamin

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  • Robert Benjamin
  • 2 Reviews
  •  74 readers

"Great experience" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
This airport is one of the best ones for me to arrive and leave from. It is smaller but is well planned. If you are a transfer passenger, the sign on the are friendly to you. If you Bangalore is your final destination, it is easy to exit from the airport and meet your friends or family.
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  236 readers

"Stay in Bangalore" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It was nice stay. The city has a beautiful and pleasant weather with polite people and awesome food. I really enjoyed hogging the sambar vada and dosa. There is a good connectivity with plenty of buses, taxis and auto. Safe and sound. The best part was the city didn't get waterlogged even when it was raining heavily
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Krishna Dudhgaonkar

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  • Krishna Dudhgaonkar
  • Lives in Aurangabad
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  • 7 Reviews
  •  244 readers

"Superbly Extravagant City" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Wow .. I travelled with my best friend to banglore. The Silicon Valley of India ... BIts block system is entirely clear and very easy to find the addresses. I travelled for some educational experience ... It was a fun city .. People are helpful and talkative. Roads trees infrastructure cleanliness weather all the things are optimistically ecstatic.
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Kittu Sharma

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  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 32 Reviews
  •  16 helpful votes
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"A Truly Cosmopolitan city" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
If you travel south you will usually find people are apprehensive to speak in Hindi but in Bangalore at least people speak so it is easy to communicate. The places to visit are Bangalore palace but it get closed by 5:30 pm and you can view sunrise at nandi hill at early morning, hughe markets are there. Do not miss to eat MTR tiffin and coffee best for your tastebuds. Idli and dosa and you almost everything but be with south indian delicacies rather exploring north Indian.

The best way to explore is to take metro which or local transport.
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Pooja Guru

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  • Pooja Guru
  • 8 Reviews
  •  485 readers

"My new home - Explore this IT hub"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I came here to join my new company.
Explored quite a few places.
A lot of traffic - even for 6kms you need 1 hour.
Airport is 70 kms far from the heart of city so it feels like you are going on a long drive with your uber.
City transport is amazing which really helps people a lot.
But worth living to see how this small city is now the IT hub of India.
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Aditya krishna

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  • Aditya krishna
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
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"Bangalore is Heaven"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
No place in India could be as wonderful as Bangalore.
The very first thing is weather which is so pleasant that makes the travelling easy.
Foods are amazing not only idli dosa but their are varieties of North Indian food options which are actually above par as served in North India.
Had food from litti twist in btm layout and its simply amazing I. E. Highly recommended and chula chawki in Jp nagar.
Wonder la is something you need to give your whole day to enjoy the best beast rides.
Nandi hill can be a stressbuster too.
Overall looking to visit the place soon.
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Rohit talwar

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  • Rohit talwar
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"Metro connectivity enhanced during my visit"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Metro Green line also started. It's a big boon for travel connectivity. You get everything there if you are willing to pay its price.
Weather was just fine - Lalo bagh, ISKCON temple were the tourist attractions. To avoid traffic, you must leave early.
Cool breeze, nice people
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Pitla bhaskar

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  • Pitla bhaskar
  • 8 Reviews
  •  1427 readers

"Joyful family tour"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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
  • 5 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1095 readers

"Nandi hills - exhilarating"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months 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
  • 2 Reviews
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  •  1580 readers

"Worst traffic"

  • 2.0/7
  • Posted May 2, 2017
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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