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Once known as the 'Garden City of India', Bangalore is India's third populous largest city. Bangalore is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is also listed among the liveliest city in India, beating the major metro cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai. Bangalore is also ranked in 12th position in India in terms of cleanliness. In the present time, Bangalore is commonly known as 'The Silicon city of India', and there are huge numbers of IT companies and a hub of MNCs. Due to increasing cosmopolitan culture and diminishing green spaces with a large working population, the place has lost its monikers like 'Garden City of India' and 'Prisoner's Paradise'. One can enjoy the amazing amalgamation of urban and traditional cultures in this city which gives a real picture of Bangalore and its people. Surrounded by the lush green landscape and healthy climate, the place is often called the 'Air Conditioned City' of India.

This Bangalore travel guide on Bangalore tourism will help you explore the city easily and inform you about the places to visit in Bangalore, Bangalore tourist places, the history and culture of Bangalore, and the best time to visit Bangalore.

History of Bangalore

It is believed that the name 'Bengaluru' is an adaptation from Kannada name 'Benda Kaaluuru', which means "The Town of Boiled Beans". King Vira Ballala gave the name. Once, when he lost his area and everything, an old woman offered him boiled beans, and it was out of gratitude that he named the place after these gratitude offerings.

In the history of Bangalore, the year 1831 was considered the turning point for the city. When the British took control of the Mysore Kingdom and made their administrative capital to Bangalore. During their rule, many developmental changes took place, such as new telecommunication systems were laid, rail connections were built, many Govt. buildings were constructed and many more. However, post-Independence the Bangalore maintained its position being the capital of state Karnataka, and till now, it's been growing and flourishing.

Culture of Bangalore

With so much diversity, the city is flourishing with rich culture and traditions. Bangalore is not only confined to being an air-conditioned city or the pub city. With its expansion in the field of IT, Education and Business, Bangalore is also expanded in the mixture of religion and heritage. Bangalore is the city that has most of the migrants from all over the country, and out of every 6 people in Bangalore, one is a Bangalore-Ian. Being one of the most culturally diverse cities in the country, the place also has a vast culture. Let's take a look at some major points -

There are two nationally recognized botanical gardens, namely Cubbon Park and Lalbagh. Different festivals like Dusserah, Diwali, Holi and Eid are celebrated with all zeal and enthusiasm.

The city is a home of Hindustani and Karnatak music and traditional dances. Along with it, the famous art galleries, museums, and forts are also the city's main attraction.

The famous South Indian actor Rajnikant was born in this city. Bangalore is also the home of the Kannada Film Industry. Renowned personalities like Dino Morea, Vijay Mallya and Sanjay Khan were also born in this beautiful city.

Local people of Bangalore mostly speak Kannada, and the second most spoken language is English.

Cuisine of Bangalore

Bangalore is a melting pot of many cultures and traditions. This diversity can easily be seen in the cuisine of Bangalore and its food culture. If you wish to savor the delicious South Indian food, Dosa has 3 medium-sized dosa in it. You can also taste 'Benne Masalae', the thick rice with the pancake cooked with butter. Along with these, you can also enjoy delicious dishes like RavaIdli, Pongal, Bisi Bele Bath, and Spicy Uttapam.

With this traditional Karnataka food, people can enjoy an array of national and international cuisine ranging from Pizza to Chicken fry.

Bangalore Weather and best time to Visit


Language Spoken

Hindi, English

Bangalore Map


Places to Visit Bangalore


Bangalore, also called the Silicon Valley of India, is a major stopover for various tourist destinations. Here we are going to discuss the various places to visit in Bangalore. Tipu Sultan Palace and Fort, Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Cubbon Park, Government Museum, and Nandi Hills rank on the top Bangalore tourist places. Some other Bangalore travel places are Vidhana Soudha, Ulsoor Lake, Bannerghatta National Park, and Bangalore Palace.

Tipu Sultan Palace and Fort:

Chikkadeva Raya built this place as a summer home for Tipu Sultan. The architecture is a beautiful example of an Indo-Islamic mixture. This building has stunning figures, paintings, intricate wood carvings and beautiful balconies.

Lalbagh Botanical Gardens:

This beautiful greenhouse was built by Haider Ali and was later modified by Tipu Sultan. The premises houses 1800 species of plants, herbs, trees, and the rare collection of tropical and sub-tropical plants.

The Government Museum:

The building was built in 1886 AD. The building is red, with 18 galleries displaying a rare collection of jewellery, amazing sculptures, and old paintings of various civilizations.

Cubbon Park:

This huge park offers lush green surroundings suitable for walkers, joggers, and nature lovers. This park has a different kinds of species of plants, trees and ornamental plants.

 

Best Time to Visit Bangalore


The capital of Karnataka has a mild climate throughout the year. The best time to visit Bangalore is generally during the winters. The months of October and November offers travellers a pleasing climate with a temperature of 18 degrees to 22 degrees during these months.

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Getting In Bangalore

BY AIR
BY ROAD
BY RAIL

By Airways:

Most of the major cities of India are well connected to the Bangalore International Airport. You can get flights easily from cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, etc.

By Roadways:

A cluster of well-planned roads is connected by Karnataka State Road transportation. You can catch your buses from major cities like Goa, Mumbai, Coimbatore and Mangalore.

By Railways:

Bangalore has two main stations in the city first is Bengaluru City Railway Station and Yeswantpur Junction. Both are well-connected through planned rails of Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Pune and other major cities.

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You will love your Bangalore tour, and our Bangalore travel guide will help you out to explore the city and Bangalore tourist destinations. 

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