Bangalore , Karnataka
Historical, City, Adventure
Kannada, English, Hindi
Bangalore or Bengaluru is a large, bustling, cosmopolitan city and is one of the fastest growing cities in Asia. Once known as the 'garden city', the green acres are now making way for the IT hubs that are contributing to India’s economy. Even so, the weather in Bangalore is still mild year-round unlike any other Indian Metropolitan cities. Bangalore has increasingly become as a gateway city for a South Indian trip and finds mention in most such tour itineraries.
When in Bangalore, visit Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park, Bannerghatta National Park, Bangalore Palace, Vidhana Soudha, Tipu Sultan’s Palace, and one of the numerous temples, such as the Bull Temple, ISKCON Temple, Ragi Gudda, Dodda Ganapathi and many more. Enjoy the lovely outdoors by going on a trek to nearby Nandi Hills, Rangaswamy Betta and explore caves at Anthargange and Savanadurga. Also visit shopping districts of Commercial Street, Chickpet market, Brigade Road, MG Road and UB City.
Bengaluru formerly called as Bangalore is the IT hub or Silicon Valley of India and enjoys the luxury and pampering of a metropolitan life through its amicable weather. With numerous green parks, historical structures, lakes and a wonderful climate Bengaluru easily catches your heart with its beauty and life. Apart from these, Bengaluru, with its numerous shopping arcades and Malls is one of the top destinations for shopping.
There are many museums worth visiting in Bangalore. HAL Aerospace Museum and Karnataka Government Museum would be top choices. ISKCON temple is another must visit place in Bangalore for those interested in religion and culture. The architecture that encompasses contemporary style with traditional design will surprise you.
Bangalore is also any foodies delight. Thanks to cosmopolitan culture you can savour all kinds of cuisines here, from South Indian to Chettinad to condiments from Old Bangalore's classic bakeries and amazing non-veg food at mosque road.
Exploring local food, thousand of pubs and many of the nearby places around Bangalore are the top activities for most tourists as well as young locals. There are many options for day trips and excursions around Bangalore. You have waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries, vineyard and wine tour experience, plus many adventure spots options. Best part is you don’t have to travel long distance for all this; most of these popular things to do are present within 100 km of Bangalore. There are ample activities options for kids too.
If you are looking for a weekend getaway from Bangalore then you will be spoilt for choices for places to visit near Bangalore. A beautiful city with its vibrant culture and thriving life, Bengaluru is a city that could inflict anyone with its charm and magic.