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About Bangalore
Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore is the capital of Karnataka, a south Indian State. Most of the famous IT and heavy industrial firms have their head office in this city. INFOSYS, SATYAM, IBM, HAL are some of them. This city is crowned with the glory of being the torchbearer of Indian IT revolution. It has a cosmopolitan culture. It is the home to Kannada film industry. Many prestigious institutes (IIM, II Sc., ISRO etc) are situated in Bangalore.

Bangalore has also famous relics of past. The city is beautifully decorated with ornate mosaic of palaces, gardens and many historical buildings. The Vidhana Soudha, the Lal Bagh, the Bangalore palace, Tipu's palace, Ulsoor lake are some of the places worth a visit in Bangalore.

The city is also a shopping paradise with all the leading brands having their show room in the city. Bangalore is a metropolitan city with huge corporate buildings and ancient British homes. It has a mixed population but fast changes to the Socio-cultural system are giving rise to highly polarized urban societies. Bangalore has the largest number of two wheelers in India and some of the best brands in the cars could be seen in Bangalore roads.

Get Abosrbed In
Attara Kacheri- This is a simple two storeyed building but have an elegant shape, which makes it a remarkable monument. The building houses the state high court and from this place one can easily stroll to public library, government museum and Visveswaraya industrial and technological museum.

The Lalbagh- This is a magnificent garden created by Hyder Ali in 1760 and later more decorated by his son Tipu Sultan. This 240 acre beautiful garden preserve some very rare species of plants. The main attraction is the glass house, a miniature of crystal palace of London is the venue of bi annual flower shows.

Tipu's Palace- This is a fantastic fort built by Tipu Sultan in 1791 for summer retreat. The palace is two storeyed wooden structures with carved pillars, arches and long balconies.

International Technological Park- Bangalore is also known as silicon valley of India and the credit goes to International Technological Park. There are magnificent software buildings and much to be a good tourist spot.

ISKCON Temple- The temple covered an area of 7 acre plot and took 32 crores to built this Krishna temple on the Hare Krishna Hills. The temple is beautiful because of modern technology and spiritual harmony.

Not To Overlook-Excursions From Bangalore

Bheemeshwari- It is located 100 km south of Bangalore on the bank of Cauvery. It takes around 2 hours to reach the place. Here yo can get glimpses of rare species of birds,wild elephants and sloth bears but the main attraction of Bheemeshwari is fishing. There are fishing camps are run by jungle lodges as wildlife retreats and adventure resorts. Also there are option of trekking to the neighboring hills.

Shivanasamudram- Rolling foothills and green expanses, this beautiful place is located 109 km south of Bangalore. The place is a domain of mother nature. Gentle rolling foothills,seduce with their pristine freshness. One can get a sublime experience in the the virgin wood forest. There are two famous waterfalls known as Barachukki and Gaganachukki.

Bangalore Mysore- Mysore is also known as world's heritage city, a place of magnificent palaces, beautiful gardens,boulevards and planned markets. The place is also famous for Mysore silk,the fragrance of sandalwood,incense sticks,Mysore jasmine,the aroma of Mysore masala dosa and tangy taste of Mysore betel leaf.

BR Hills - The BR hills are located 235 km south of Bangalore and take around 5 hours to reach that place. BR Hills is an excellent area for wildlife,trekking and adventure activities. The terrain is dotted by peaks and hilltop temples. The forest cover is thick,with wide range of flora and fauna. The presence of river like Cauvery and other makes it an excellent spot for professional angling,amature fishing,coracle boat rides and river rafting. The place is also good for seeing aquatic animals and tropical birds. The lush landscape is ideal for trekking,outdoor camping and trips to nearby coffee estate.

Bandipur- The place is 235 km south west to Bangalore and known for its much illustrious national park. It is one of the earlier tiger reserve in the country but reptiles like python, king cobra, different type of snakes are prevalent. You can easily spot herd of spotless deer here and there in the park. The popular way to stroll around the park is on the jeep.

Travellers Factoid
Location- Situated in the heart of the South-Deccan plateau in peninsular India and on the South-Eastern corner of Karnataka State.

Climate- Bangalore is situated in the Deccan plateau and enjoys a moderate weather throughout the year. Maximum temperature can be 39 degree Celsius while the minimum could be 8 degree Celsius. However temperatures rarely go below 12 degree Celsius.

How To Reach?

By Air- Bangalore airport is known as HAL airport,which is located 6 km from the main city. The airport is busy and connected to almost all major cities of India,also Bangalore is connected with some major cities of the world also..

By Rail- Bangalore is linked to all major Indian cities by rail. Several super fast trains such as Shatabhi, Bridavan, Lalbagh express connect Bangalore to Chennai. Also Bangalore is connected with Delhi, Mumbai and other important cities of India.

By Road- Major National Highways connects Bangalore to Chennai and Mumbai. Other cities and towns of the state and neighboring states are also connected by road. The Main bus terminal in the city is opposite City Railway Station. Government and private buses plying regularly from the place.

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