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Welcome to Bangalore

Bangalore

Bangalore – Where Heritage and Modernity Coexists

Bill Bryson once said: “The greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time”. Bangalore also known as Bengaluru is one destination that allows you to experience everyday things as if for the first time.

Pleasant weather, cosmopolitan culture, and dining and drinking fervour outline Bangalore’s identity as one of the prime tourist destinations in Karnataka. The IT powerhouse of India packs a punch of sights and sounds that compel people to sit up and take notice of the experiences it has to offer.

The city woos tourists with its assortment of museums and palaces, temples and churches, parks and lakes, monuments and galleries, emporiums and fun centres, wildlife reserve, and countless other attractions.

The relaxed atmosphere of the city is complemented by the vivacious eating and shopping scene. From swanky malls to streets full of outlets selling amazing items, and from lavish restaurants to wayside eateries, the city offers countless choices to indulge in. Bangalore also has a thriving theatre culture. It hosts various music concerts, dance performances and plays. 

 

Information & Facts

Activities

This fascinating city can be the ideal destination for anyone who wants to spend some time off the beaten track. Here are a few activities that can keep you engaged while you are in the c

                       ·         Take a thrilling cycle tour in the Nandi Hills

                       ·         Head over to Ranga Shankara to watch a splendid theatrical performance

                       ·         Explore the wildlife at the Bannerghatta National Park

                       ·         Head to Food Street to experience mouth-watering street food delicacies

                       ·         Experience the thrill of go karting at Grips Go Karting and Bowling

                       ·         Go for a refreshing tour of Nrityagram

                       ·         Go for a wine tasting tour at the Grover Vineyards at Doddaballapur

                       ·         Spend a day watching the horses racing at Bangalore Turf Club

 

Climate

March to June: Summer months with an average high temperature of 35 °C

June to September: Monsoon rains drench Bangalore

October to January: Winter with average low temperature of 15 °C

Getting Around

Various modes of travel include cabs, taxis, public buses, auto rickshaws and the metro trains.

While the local buses have an extensive network and are definitely a cheap travel option, they are often crowded. 

Kids Attractions

Bangalore has a lot of options to keep the little ones happy and busy including:

                       ·         The toy trains and other activities in Cubbon Park and Bal Bhawan

                       ·         Wonderla Amusement Park

                       ·         Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

                       ·         Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum

                       ·         Innovative Film City

                       ·         HAL Aerospace Museum

Language

The native language is Kannada and the other languages spoken and understood include English, Tamil, Telegu and Hindi. 

 

Money

Indian Rupee

 

Negatives

One of the problems in Bangalore is its irritatingly slow moving traffic. If sightseeing is on the cards, it is better to start a bit early.

Night Life

The city has all the options to keep you grooving till late into the night. The most happening night spots of Bangalore includ

                        ·         Skyye Lounge at Vittal Mallya Road is the right place to party till you drop

·         Eclipse at Old Airport Road is the ideal destination to sit around or dance out your heart

·         High Ultra Lounge night Club at Malleswaram and Ice Bar Night Club at MG Road are two other places             that keep the night owls happy.

Restaurants

The city has countless eateries and restaurants to cater to the diverse taste buds and pockets such as:

                       ·         If you love Mediterranean cuisine, head to 100 Ft Boutique and Restaurant at Indiranagar.

                       ·         Over The Top Terrace Lounge at Koramangala 5th Block is a must-try for people who relish a blend of                                         cool ambiance and delicious brunch.

                       ·         Mavalli Tiffin Rooms or MTR at Lalbagh Road is one place you should not if you appreciate simple and                                       fresh South Indian breakfast.

      ·         Hole In The Wall at Koramangala is a popular spot to devour a spread of English breakfast 

      ·         Visit The Egg Factory at JP Nagar if you can’t do without eggs on your plate

      ·         AB's - Absolute Barbecues at BTM is An absolute buffet delight in variety and taste

      ·         Don’t miss going to The Fisherman's Wharf at Sarjapur if you love seafood  

Shopping

The city is filled with shopping malls, streets, designer boutiques and little hubs, all of which are wonderful shopping destinations.

                      ·         MG Road is the right place to shop for traditional handicrafts and silks. The Cauvery Handicraft Emporium                                  here is a great place to  buy souvenirs.   

                      ·         Commercial Street is one of the busiest markets of Bangalore where you will get everything, from antique                                   jewellery to household articles and from book stores to apparel outlets 

                      ·         Head off to Chickpet to purchase gorgeous sarees and lehengas at bargain prices

Sightseeing

Here is the list of some of the famous and most popular tourist sightseeing options in Bangalore.

Bangalore Palace: A regal palace built in the style of the medieval castles of England; it is adorned with splendid woodcarvings and Tudor-style architecture on the inside.   

Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace and Fort: It is an ornate, two storeyed teak wood structure that was once the summer retreat of Tipu Sultan. Tourists flock to admire its intricately carved pillars, arches and balconies.

Ulsoor Lake: Spread over 123 acres, Ulsoor Lake is one of the largest lakes in Bangalore. It consists of several green islands and is a popular recreational spot.

Lalbagh Botanical Garden: This 240 acres garden is one of the main attractions of Bangalore. Visitors enjoy visiting the lovely glass house, lake and the famous Lal Bagh rock (one of the oldest rock formations on earth).

ISKCON Temple: It is one of the largest ISKCON temples of the world. The temple is dedicated to the worship of Radha and Krishna.

St. Mary’s Basilica: The oldest church in Bangalore, St. Mary’s Basilica is famous for the annual event of the St. Mary's Feast held in the month of September each year.

Venkatappa Art Gallery and Government Museum: Established in 1865, the art gallery and the museum are treasure troves of exquisite paintings and rare collections of coins, jewellery, sculptures, inscriptions, etc.

 

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