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Bangalore - India’s Silicon Valley



Bangalore:
Bangalore or Bengaluru, the IT hub of India, is a thriving metropolitan with a bustling urban lifestyle. Since 16th century, the capital city of Karnataka has remained a center of regional power under the Sultans; then shaped up as an important garrison town under the British. A city of mix culture, Bengaluru has everything to dazzle any visitor with the cool, calm attitude, making him a part of this buzzing metro culture.
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Climate :
Summer: 35 C (Max) - 25 C (Min)
Winter: 25 C (Max) - 15 C (Min)
Rainy Season: May to October, 1000 mm, moderate humidity
Best time to visit: October to March

Main Attractions: Cubbon Park & museums, Lalbagh Botanical gardens, Nrityagram, Nandi Hill.

Location :
Geographic : Located in the south-eastern part of Karnataka, Bangalore has far outgrown its reputation as a quiet 'Garden City' to become a major global hub of technology & science.
Famous As: Silicon Valley of the east.

How to Reach Bangalore :
By Air : It is served by the newly constructed Bengaluru international airport.
By Road : Mysore three hours, Ernakulum 16 hours, Chennai Eight hours.
By Railways : Bangalore is served by two train stations: Bangalore City & Bangalore Cantonment.

Attractions :
Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka, is a thriving business center with a bustling urban lifestyle. Established in the 16th century, Bangalore has remained a center of regional power under the Sultans & then took form as an important garrison town under the British. However it was in the '90s that Bangalore emerged as a hub of cutting edge technology, a visit to the famous Electronics city as part of a Bangalore city guide is well worth a visit. Some of prime tourist places in Bangalore are-

Cubbon park & museums :
Planned & laid out in the 1864, this vast garden area is spread over a massive 300 hectares. Laid out by Lord Cubbon, the park in its modern times is a green hub of Central Bangalore.
The impressive High court, Public library & Public Museums are reminiscent of the grand architectural styles of the British era. South of the garden, you may also visit the imposing Jama Masjid as part of Bangalore city guide.
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Lalbagh Botanical gardens :
Established by the Golconda sultans, Haider Ali & Tipu, the garden contains a collection of rare botanical treasures, including rare plant species & some tree specimens which are hundreds of years old. It also hosts gala flower displays on the weeks preceding the Independence Day & the Republic Day.

Fort & Tipu Sultan’s Palace :
The oldest foundations to the fort can be traced back to the 16th century. Under the rule of Haider Ali & Tipu Sultan, the fort became a formidable bastion; however it was sacked & badly damaged during the wars of conquest by the British. Tipu Sultan's palace has certain historic memorabilia & modest architectural grandeur.

Bull Temple:
This ancient 16th century temple is situated on the picturesque Bugle Hill & showcases the beautiful Dravidian architectural style. It derives its name from the huge granite statue of Nandi, Lord Siva's bull. Evenings can be lively as the atmospherics are filled with performances by temple musicians & artists.

Nrityagram:
A unique attraction for any cultural enthusiast, Nrityagram was established as a University for the study of elegant Indian dance forms. The study involves not just its performance but also understanding its nuances of choreography as well as musical, philosophical & mythological connotations.

Nandi Hill: : Nandi Hill is another bastion of Tipu Sultan as also his summer retreat. It presents a grand panorama of the surrounding countryside & also has two ancient Chola temples in its vicinity.

Cities near Bangalore
  • Hyderabad (562 km)
  • Kurnool (352 km)
  • Mysore (140 km)
  • Chennai (330 km)

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