Bangalore Tourist Guide - City of Gardens & Silicon valley of India

Bangalore Tourist Guide - City of Gardens & Silicon valley of India - Destination Overview
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    Staring from Rs 8999/- including 2 nights/3 days hotel stay and full site seeing and excursions
  • Location: Karnataka,India -560002
  • Altitude: 920 m
  • Longitude: 12.9716° N, 77.5946° E
  • Latitude: 12.9716° N, 77.5946° E
  • Nearest Airport: Bangalore international airport
  • Nearest Train Station: Bangalore Railway station
  • How to reach: Bangalore is one of the famous metro cities which is conncted with all metro city. International & Domestic routes are available. Bangalore railway station is located in the heart of the city. Various trains from all over India come to Bangalore. People who decide to go on a Bangalore trip by bus can board at least a semi sleeper on any given day from major cities located nearby and it connect with various cities like Chennai, Ernakulam, Goa and Hyderabad these are nearest city who connect with Bangalore
  • Season to Visit: November – March is best time to visit and explore your holiday in freezing environment.

Bangalore Tourist Guide - City of Gardens & Silicon valley of India

Bangalore Tourist Guide: Overview

Bangalore, recently renamed as Bengaluru, is the state capital of Karnataka and one of the most attractive modern cities in India. It has grown into the fifth largest metropolis of India. The city is famous for its beautiful parks, avenues, impressive buildings, heritage centers and excellent shopping. These qualities make it a magnificent place to visit, a delightful destination in its own right as well as the gateway to Southern India.

The city has forts and palaces from the 16th century that will give you a clear idea of efficient town planning and splendid architecture observed at the time of some of the earliest dynasties in India. This is demonstrated in the ornately carved Islamic style arches on the gate walls, in the  luxurious palace of Tipu Sultan, Lal Baug with its sprawling greenery and Bungle Rock which stood as a watch tower for the city.

What is unique in Bangalore and why?

Bangalore is one of the fastest growing cities in the world and it is the proud of Karnataka state. It is the most vibrant and Asia’s fastest growing cosmopolitan city in Karnataka. It is home for the most tech firms in India. Bangalore is ornate with beautiful gardens, lake and fountains out of which Lal Bagh gardens is one of the most visited attractions in Bangalore for its rich Flora. 

Banglore - The Silicon Valley of India

Bangalore is  also known as the Silicon Valley of India because of its role as the nation's leading Information Technology. The mother of IT softeare companies are based in Banglore making it an outsourcing hub of the world for IT & Software solutions. Some of the top companies include Tata Consultancy Services, Wipro Technologies Limited, Trigent Software Ltd, Infosys Technologies Ltd. Today banglore is the Mecca for aspiring IT and software engineers.

How to reach Bangalore

By Flight: Bangalore is one of the famous metro city which is conncted with all metro city. International & Domestic routes are available.  Bangalore International Airport which is located at a distance of 40 km from the city center, Flights to Bangalore are available from all major and minor cities in India.

By Train: Bangalore railway station is located in the heart of the city. Various trains from all over India come to Bangalore.

By Bus: People who decide to go on a Bangalore trip by bus can board at least a semi sleeper on any given day from major cities located nearby and it connect with various cities like Chennai, Ernakulam, Goa and Hyderabad these are nearest city who connect with Bangalore

Best time to visit Bangalore

Best time to visit Bangalore in winter season when climate began to freeze and temperature falls below 10°C during this season. November – March is best time to visit and explore your holiday in freezing environment.  October is a very good time to visit as the weather is invigorating and because it heralds the festive season

Places to visit in Bangalore

Vidhana Sabha : Vidana Soudha is a landmark of Bangalore. This enormous building is a massive example of neo-Dravidian architecture, with four domes on its four corners. as well as accommodates many government departments. It's stunningly illuminated at night.

Lalbagh Botanical Garden: This enchanting garden is set on 240 acres with a rare collection of tropical and sub-tropical trees and plants, and a majestic glasshouse built on the lines of London's Crystal Palace. It derives its name "Lal Bagh" from a collection of red roses that bloom throughout the year there.  Lalbagh takes on a festive look during India's Independence Day and Republic Day, with a captivating show of over 200 varieties of flowers.

Cubbon Park: Cubbon Park Located in the heart of city, set on a 300 acre area, Cubbon Park is a great place to laze around in the lush green paradise.  Many ornamental and flowering trees, both exotic and indigenous, can be found in the park. It's a popular place for walkers, joggers, and nature lovers.

Bangalore Palace: Bangalore Palace Built in 1887 by Chamaraja Wodeyar, Bangalore Palace is inspired by England's Windsor CastleThis beautiful palace has Tudor style architecture, with fortified towers, arches, green lawns, and elegant woodcarvings in its interiors.

Tipu Sultan's Palace and Forts: Tipu Sultan's Palace and Fort was originally built by Chikkadeva Raya in mud This was completed by his son, Tipu Sultan, in 1791. The Hindu temple seen in the courtyard of the fort is the proof of Tipu Sultan's religious tolerance.

Attara Kacheri:  Located just opposite to the Vidhana Soudha, the two storey building 'Attara Kacheri' houses the Karnataka High Court. The construction dates back to the year 1867 under the reign of Tipu Sultan, the Emperor of Mysore He named the newly constructed building as Attara Kacheri meaning 18 offices or departments. Mr. Lewin Bentham Bowring, a British civil servant in India who served as the commissioner of Mysore (from 1862 to 1870) visualized and planned the construction of the building.

The work on the building started in the year 1864 and was completed in 1868. The red building made of brick and stone is famous for its Gothic style of architecture and is built in the European classical style. There are a number of other prominent buildings worth seeing like Public Library, Visveswaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, the Venkatappa Art Gallery and the Government Museum.

Ulsoor: The beautiful Ulsoor Lake is spread over an area of 125 acres. It was constructed by Kempegowda II. Boating and swimming pool are the great attractions of the lake.

Snow City: Snow City is located in Fun World Complex in JC Nagar. Considered to be Bangalore's first indoor snow theme park, Snow City is one of the largest indoor snow park and entertainment centre

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium: Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is located at Sir T. Chowdiah Road, opposite to the Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park The planetarium runs daily shows like Our Solar System, Dawn of the Space Age and Mars-The Red Planet in both languages, Kannada and English The aim of these events is to encourage quality education in schools and inspire students towards a career in teaching and research. There is an outdoor science park which showcases various science models

Bangalore Fort originally built by Kempegowda in 1537 A D. It is located next to the Victoria Hospital Gate in the K.R Market area.

Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace was built in 1791, is a two-storied ornate wooden structure with exquisitely carved pillars, arches and balconies. It houses a museum that contains artifacts relating to the Hyder-Tipu regime.

Bangalore Palace (1862) is located near Mekhri Circle and Cantonment Railway station and is built to look like a smaller replica of the Windsor Castle in England.

Dodda Alada Mara, a big banyan tree located in Ramohalli (28 km away). This tree covers 3 acres (12,000 m2) and is one of the largest of its kind. It is at least 400 years old.

Bugle Rock bugle is called Kahale - is a massive rock situated in Basavanagudi which is an abrupt rise above the ground of peninsular gneiss as the main rock formation and with an assessed age of about 3000 million years.

Thottikallu is a place 25 km from Bangalore off the Kanakapura road which is famous for a falls called Thottikallu falls more popularly known as TK falls.

Nandi Hills or Nandidurg is a hill fortress of southern India, in the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka state. It is located just 3 to 5 km from Chickballapur Taluq, 60 km from Bangalore. It is 4851 ft (1478 m) above sea level. Nandidurg hill, known commonly as Nandi Hills, is the source of the Penner, Ponnaiyar and Palar rivers. Nandi Hills gets its name from an ancient Nandi temple situated on this hill. This temple has a thousand year old sculpture of Nandi. An ancient lord Shiva and Parvati temple also adorns this hill.

Kaivara, cave temples 60 km away near Chikkaballapur. Tippagondanahalli Reservoir, also known as T G Halli or Chamarajsagar, is located at the confluence of the Arkavathy River and Kumudavathi River, 35 km west of Bangalore.

Lakes in Bangalore include Ulsoor Lake, DRDO Lake, Sankey tank, Hesaraghatta Lake, Yediyur Lake, Nagavara Lake (also called Lumbini Lake), Hebbal Lake, Madiwala Lake, Kempanbudi Lake, Varthur Lake among others.

Shopping in Bangalore

Bangalore is most famous and visited place where people must attract to visit every year to see its beauty, Bangalore have most visited places to enjoy and collect some new things with us. Markets and Shopping malls are famous places where mostly tourist attract to visit some suggestion is given below

Chickpete:  Chickpete is a large area that sells both wholesale and retail products. Don't be fooled into thinking that Chickpete only is famous for sarees. The entire region sells various items ranging from plastic products and home decor items to puja products and clothing. The usually crowded market area is ideally visited during weekdays

Brigade Road: Shopaholic’s paradise Brigade roads with its branded stores used to be one of the most stylish and glamorous areas in the city. The many smaller shops located alongside the brand outlets will provide great bargains on some rather unique products. The Tibetan Plaza is a favourite among bargain hunters in the city, products ranging from bags to clothes and fashion accessories

Marathahalli: This region in Bangalore is famous for its brand factory outlets, ranging from jeans to shoes, get your best bargain here. The many other shops in the vicinity today sell products such as home-furniture, lighting, soft furnishing and a lot more besides clothing. Marathahalii offers a vast expanse of lifestyle products to choose from at negotiable rates

Wildlife Attractions in Bangalore

Birds at Hebbal lake - The habitat at Hebbal lake is favoured by many species of water birds including large waterbirds such as the Spot-billed Pelican, Eurasian Spoonbill, Shoveller, Pintail, Garganey, Little Grebe, Coot and the Spot-billed Duck. The shallow zone supports sandpipers and other waders as well as Purple Moorhens, Purple Herons and Grey Herons.[7] Nearly 350 species of birds have been recorded from the Bangalore region[8] of which around 60 species may be seen with ease. Bangalore has an active bird watching club that meets every Sunday.

Bannerghatta National Park is situated 22 km south of Bangalore. This hilly place is the home for one of the richest natural, zoological reserves. The 25,000 acre (101 km²) zoological park makes this a major tourist attraction of Bangalore.

Butterfly Park is spread across 7.5 acres (30,000 m2) of land. It comprises a butterfly conservatory, museum and an audio-visual room. The butterfly conservatory has a polycarbonate roof and is a 10,000 sq ft (1,000 m²). circular enclosure, inside which the living environment has been carefully designed to support over 20 species of butterflies. The environment has a tropical setting — complete with the humid climate, an artificial waterfall, a narrow walking bridge and host plants and shrubs that attract butterflies.

Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary is a Bird Sanctuary in nearby Mandya district. It is a very small sanctuary, being only 0.67 km². in area, and comprises six islets on the banks of the Kaveri River.

Bangalore Aquarium is the second largest aquarium in India. It is located at the entrance of Cubbon Park in Bangalore, India, and was established in 1983. It has a variety of exotic cultivable as well as ornamental fish on display.

Hotels in Bangalore

Standard Hotel: Treebo Mayflower Hayz Boutique – TA Rank (4.0) Certificate of Excellence

Deluxe Hotel: Treebo Golden Tranquility – TA Rank (4.5) – Certificate of Excellence

Luxury Hotel: Vivanta By Taj – Whitefield – TA Rank (5.0) Certificate of Excellence

Fun Places in Bangalore for Couples

Hebbal Lake: Hebbal Lake is located in the north of Bangalore at the mouth of National Highway. the Bangalore region it was formed by the damming natural valley systems. . The spread of the lake in a study in 2000 was found to be 75 ha with plans for extending it to make up 143 ha

Nandi Hills:  Nandi Hills or Nandi betta is an ancient hill fortress in southern India, in the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka state. The hills are nestled near the town of Nandi. In traditional belief, the hills are the origin of the At a height of 4851m above sea level, Nandi Hills is a favorite destination for all nature lovers and a popular picnic spot.

Lumbini Gardens: Lumbini Gardens is a public park on the banks of the Nagawara Lake in Bangalore, Karnataka. It contains an eco-friendly boating park and a 12,500 square foot artificial beach and children’s pool

Food to Eat in Bangalore

Bangalore consist in Karnataka state and so its famous speciallity of food is always south Indian like Idli, Sambhaer, Dosa, Wade etc