Bangalore Travel Guide
Bangalore Travel Guide
Once known as the ‘Garden City of India’, Bangalore is the third populous largest city in India. Bangalore is the capital of Indian state of Karnataka and is also listed among the liveliest city in India beating the major metro cites like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai. Bangalore is also ranked on 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 increasing cosmopolitan culture and diminishing green spaces with 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 with the lush green landscape and healthy climate, the place is often called ‘Air Conditioned City’ of India. This Bangalore Travel Guide will sure introduce you a brief of this city.
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. The name was given by the King Vira Ballala. Once, when he lost his area and everything, during that time of his wilderness an old woman offered him boiled beans, and it was out of gratitude that he named the place after this gratitude offerings.
In the history of Bangalore the year 1831 was considered as 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 change took place such as new telecommunication systems were laid, rail connections were built, many Govt. buildings were constructed and many more. Post-Independence the Bangalore maintained its position being the capital of state Karnataka and till now it’s being growing and flourishing.
Culture/Traditions and Cuisine 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 expended in the mixture of religion and heritage. Bangalore is the city which has most of the migrants from all over the country, out of every 6 person in Bangalore one is a Bangalore-Ian. Being one of the most culturally diverse cities in the country the place also has vast culture.
Let’s Take a Look on Some Major Points -
1. The ratio between female to male is 908 female over 1000 men. The city stands on the 9th position in terms of literacy.
2. 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.
3. The city is a home of Hindustani and Karnatak music. And traditional dances. Along with it the famous art galleries, museum, forts are also the main attraction of the city.
4. The famous South Indian actor Rajnikant was born here in this city. Bangalore is also a home of Kannada Film Industry. Renowned personalities like Dino Morea, Vijay Mallya and Sanjay Khan were also born in this beautiful city.
5. Local people of the Bangalore mostly speak Kannada and second most spoken language is English.
Cuisine of Bangalore
Bangalore is a melting pot of many culture and traditions. This diversity can easily be seenin the cuisine of Bangalore and its food culture. If you wish to savor the delicious South Indian food, than there is dosa which has 3 medium sized dosa in it. You can also taste ‘Benne Masalae’ which is the thick rice with the pancake which is cooked with butter. Along with these, you can also enjoy the scrumptious dishes like RavaIdli, Pongal, Bisi Bele Bath, and Spicy Uttipam.
With this traditional Karnatakan food, people can enjoy an array of national and international cuisine. Ranging from Pizza to Chicken fry you can also tickle your taste buds with the delicious food of Bangalore.
Best Places to Visit Bangalore
Bangalore which is also called the Silicon Valley of India is a major stopover for various tourist destinations. Here we are going to discuss about the various places to visit in Bangalore.
Tipu Sultan Palace and Fort:
This place was built by Chikkadeva Raya as a summer home for Tipu Sultan. The architecture is beautiful example of Indo-Islamic mixture. This building has stunning figures, paintings, intricate wood carving and beautiful balconies.
Lalbagh Botanical Gardens:
This beautiful green house was built by Haider Ali and was later modified by Tipu Sultan. There premises houses 1800 species of plants, herbs and tree along with the rare collection of tropical and sub- tropical plants.
The Government Museum:
The building was built in 1886 AD. The building is in red color with 18 galleries that display rare collection of jewelry, amazing sculpture, old painting of various civilization.
This is a huge park, which offers lush green surroundings suitable for walkers, joggers and nature lovers. This park has different kind of species of plants, trees and ornamental plants.
Some Other Places That You Will Enjoy Equally as You Will Enjoy at Places Suggested Above Are -
Banerghata National Park
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 the temperature of 18 degree to 22 degree during these months.
How to Reach Bangalore
Most of the major cities of India are well connected to the Bangalore International Airport. You can get flight easily from cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and etc.
Bangalore is having 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.
A cluster of well-planned roads are connected by Karnataka State Road transportation. You can catch your buses from major cities like Goa, Mumbai, Coimbatore and Mangalore.
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