Bangalore- The Exotic Garden City of India

A bustling metropolis of modern India, Bangalore perfectly preserves the old while embracing the new. Its magnificent palaces, gardens, temples and, timeless traditions denote its glorious past while its lofty sky scrapers & glamorous pubs symbolize the changing face of the city. Officially known as Bengaluru, this glitzy state capital of Karnataka is quite popular with the millennials for its craft beer, stand up comedians, embracing culture and a vibrant nightlife.

Major Attractions of Bangalore

Bangalore Palace

The Tudor architecture of this magnificent palace is reminiscent of the medieval castles of Britain and Normandy. Rounded arches, artistic turrets, tall towers and fortified battlements grace the façade while the interiors are embellished with exquisite wooden carvings, painted ceilings and elegant stained glass windows. Set amidst massive grounds, the opulence of this Wodeyar dynasty palace is beyond words.

Lal Bagh Botanical Garden

Sprawled in an area of over 240 acres, this garden houses a striking collection of rare plants, stunning bonsais, giant silk-cotton trees, and exotic Japanese gardens. Established during the reign of Hyder Ali, these gardens are a treasure trove of horticultural wealth.

Tipu Sultan's Palace

Located within the walls of Bangalore Fort, this magnificent palace is a spectacular specimen of Indo-Saracenic architecture. Built entirely with teak as a summer retreat, the palace boasts of ornamental frescoes, magnificent arches, elegantly extended balconies and brilliant motifs. The structure now houses a public museum that gives you a glimpse into the life & rule of Tipu Sultan.

Cubbon Park

This artistically landscaped urban green space with its beautified lawns, exotic flowers, jogging tracks, bandstand, and library is a popular jogger’s park, picnic spot and a hot cultural zone of Bangalore.

Ulsoor Lake

A popular picnic-place known for its scenic boat rides, Ulsoor Lake offers much-needed escape from the grind of the city life.

ISKCON Sri Radha Krishnachandra Temple

Embodying a unique blend of spirituality and modernity, this opulent temple denotes the spirit of Bangalore. Dedicated to Lord Krishna and his consort Radha, this temple attracts Hare Krishna devotes from all parts of the world.

Bangalore's Buzzing Nightlife

Bangalore’s pulsating spirit is evident in its vibrant nightlife. Elite nightclubs, brewpubs and grooving discotheques- take your pick! Grab some craft beer and groove to some retro chill wave music. Enjoy live bands, stand-up comedians and various gigs as you indulge in the party scene in Bangalore.

Other Attractions of Bangalore

  • Bull Temple
  • National Gallery of Modern Art
  • Opera House
  • HAL Aerospace Museum & Heritage Centre
  • St. Mary's Basilica
  • Shree Surya Narayan Swamy Temple

Fairs and Festivals of Bangalore

  • Kadalekai Parishe- Celebrating the groundnut harvest at the Bull Temple
  • Bengaluru Habba- Arts & Crafts Festival
  • Varamahalakshmi Festival - Devoted to the Goddess of Wealth
  • Storm Festival- Camp-out Music Festival
  • Echoes of Earth Music Festival- Ecologically crafted Music Festival

Shopping in Bangalore

Bangalore is a perfect place to pick up the handicrafts of Karnataka. Buy some sandalwood souvenirs; ranging from incense sticks to sandalwood figurines & rosaries; artistic wooden toys, gleaming Mysore Silk Sarees, exquisite rosewood inlay paintings, and Coorg coffee powder to gift your friends & family a little slice of Bangalore.

Food in Bangalore

This cosmopolitan city offers you cosmopolitan cuisines! However the local culinary delights include Masala Dosa, Dal Obattu, Idly-Vada, Neer Dosa, Mangalore Fish and Reva Fry.

Best Time to Visit

Bangalore enjoys ambient climate all through the year and thus is a year-round destination. However, the peak tourist season here is in the winter months from October to March.

How to Reach

By Air- Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore, around 40kms from the main city, connects Bangalore with major international cities.
By Rail- Bengaluru City Railway Station and Yeswantpur Junction are the two railheads that connect Bangalore to the rest of the country by an extensive network of Indian Railways.
By Road- A well-maintained network of roads and highways connect Bangalore to the major cities in India.

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