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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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