was the cynosure of all eyes across the world since 1996 when it hosted the
pageant for Miss World. Although, in recent years it has grown to the status
of India's premier industrial center. Embellished green (it's specialty),
with the appellation of "Garden City", Bangalore still lives
itself to the epithet in green joy. Lying 1000 mts above the sea level, it
has pleasant and cool climate- almost perpetual and picnic weather. Termed
recently as 'Bengluru', travel to Bangalore for the number of pubs and jazzy
discotheques it has. There are many pubs at MG Road and Brigade Roads, each
with its own special ambience, are the favourite haunts of both the 'young'
and not so young. There is a great specialty at the center of the city as it
is dotted with beautifully laid out, well maintained parks and gardens,
tree-lined avenues and shopping malls. Bangalore invites travellers for a perfect
sightseeing tour and we are there to make you friendly to this 400 years old
city and one of the most frequented travelling destinations in India.
Set out for your rubber-necking trip aiming to kibosh at Vidhan Soudha
first. The four storeyed State Legislature and Secretariat lies on the
northern side of Cubbon Park constructed in 1956. Vidhan Soudha is the
city's most spectacular modern building with traces of Neo-Dravidian style,
its largest central dome is crowned by a replica of India's national emblem-
the Sarnath Lion capital of emperor Ashoka. Its cabinet room is famous for
massive doors made up of pure sandal wood. If you happen to cris- cross this
splendorous pride of Bangalore during evening the lights will emblazon your
vision with its extra-ordinary lightings. You can never afford to miss this place while you travel to Bangalore.
After this enchanting rendezvous travel to Lal Bagh amidst the green vistas
of Bangalore. Travelling in Bangalore is extremely refreshing as you would
not know the feel of hectic roads, thanks to lay-out of this city in which
you move between the lakes and parks. A large gate welcomes you to India's
best botanical garden, the 96 hectare garden. It was laid out in 1760 by
Hyder Ali. An extra-ordinary botanical garden, you can count upto as many as
trees you want, all dating back to centuries.
After Lal Bagh bound-off to Bull Temple which is just few kilometers away
from Lal Bagh. Bull Temple was constructed by Kempe Gowda. The big black
glimmering statue of Nandi (Shiva's mount, the bull)stands atop the shrine.
Just beneath it is situated the small Lingam appealing tourists quiet
gracefully. Every year in the month of November and December a large
groundnut fair is held just after groundnut harvest is over.
In proximity to Gangadhareshwara Temple there is yet another magnificent
sightseeing attraction and that is Tipu's Palace. Not that far away and easily
accessible this was built in 1791. This beautiful two-storeyed ornate wooden
structure with exquisitely carved pillars, arches and balconies was one of
Tipu's favourite summer retreats.
It is one of the biggest travel attractions in the city. A Walking tour of Cubbon Park is like walking in a street laid out with carpets of flowers. The most important area to be seen at Cubbon park is its additional building
and cultural treasure house. During the morning time you will come across
many who are jogging and walking all over the park. Also in the Cubbon Park
are the Seshadri Iyer Memorial Hall, which houses the public library, the
High Court and the Jawahar Bal Bhavan. The Bhavan, with its toy train,
fairgrounds and theater, is a recreational, hobby and educational centre for
Constructed by Kempe Gowda and expanded by Tippu Sultan, the Bangalore Fort
quietly preserves a relic of 16th century sanctum called as Ganapathi
Temple. A major travel attraction, it is ensconced within 400 acres of space is a splendour of Bangalore
chiseled to perfection by Wodeyar King in 1887. This palace was constructed
on the inspiration base of Tudor style, replete with Gothic windows.
The splendour is not enough to wet your sightseeing spirits because you
have a pleasant surprise waiting at Government Museums. The Government
Museum is a bonsai Bangalore history preserved in the captivity of the
museum, an oldest one in India. Visveswaraya Industrial and Technological
Museum is most fascinating attraction of the place. A special tour attraction
here are the antiquities from Mohenjodaro period.
From the museum, travel all the way to ISKCON Temple, India's one of finest
Krishna Consciousness center. The temple is a behemothic construction on
hilltop area. Tourists can shop for good books and other puja commodities.
Shopping In Bangalore
A shopping tour in Bangalore is entirely enthralling. From drapes to pubs to
discotheque will leave you wanting more. Brimmed over by fashionistas,
Bangalore is floored with number of shopping stops where you can bid in for
buying fashion accessories. For apparel shopping move to places like ffolio,
Scandals, Kingfisher, Shoppers Stop, Cotton Places and Fab India. If
jeweleries are your choice, the streets of Bangalore are accurate places.
Brigade Road is famous for electronic items, Majestic Area is one place that
is all popular for bargaining goods and accessories, the Burma Market is one
joint where you can lay your hands on imported perfumes and electronic
Eating Out In Bangalore
Yes if you want to taste some of the best food then Bangalore is the best
place. Bangalore offers wide range of cuisines. If you want to taste idlis
and sambhar with different flavour each time you have it. The Peacock ,
Tycoons, Manhattans, Madison Square, The Regency, Shezwan serve the best in
terms of food. Many others like Karavali, Coconut Grove and Bankura, Mavalli
Tiffin Room, Woodlands, Kamat Hotel, Sukh Sagar Food Complex are meant to
appetise your taste buds.
Bangalore Travel (Air/Rail/Road) Information
HAL A irport, Bangalore's international airport, is located at a distance
of just 6 km from the city centre. Almost 70 international and domestic
flights land and take off from this busy airport. The airport has connecting
flights to all the major destinations of India. Once in India, travellers
can also reach Bangalore by railways; the City Railway Station is main
railhead in the city. Bangalore has direction connections with Chennai and
Mumbai through National Highways.
Tourist Preferred Hotels in Bangalore
Being the capital city of Karnataka, Bangalore offers a wide range of hotels for travellers.
You can choose from a wide range of deluxe and budget hotels in Bangalore.
Some famous Bangalore hotels are as follows.
» Hotel Grand Ashok
» Taj Residency
» The Park Hotel
» Hotel Le Meridien