Bangalore or Bengaluru is the capital of Karnataka. It is the centre of India’s high-tech industry and is renowned for its parks and nightlife. The city of Bangalore holds some fantabulous places to explore that are truly worth visiting.
What is Bangalore famous for?
Bangalore is renowned as an IT hub. Apart from MNCs, the city of Bangalore is home to several startups and Indian tech companies.
Places to visit
The Bangalore Palace was constructed in 1887 by King Chamaraja Wadiyar. The Palace is witnessed with beautiful wooden interiors and is surrounded by gardens. Paintings from the 19th, 20th century and painting by Raja Ravi Varma- one of India’s most famous painters, can be seen here.
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Lalbagh Botanical Garden is in Bengaluru and is nationally and internationally renowned centre for botanical artwork, conservation of plants and the scientific study of plants. This garden is home to rare plants of Persian, French and Afghani origin. One can indulge in photography as this place is a delight for photographers. It has a glasshouse where the annual flower show is held every year.
Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace
Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace is located in Bengaluru. It is a perfect example of Indo-Islamic architecture and was once the summer residence of the Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan. Today it is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. The Palace was constructed by teak. It has beautiful pillars, arches and balconies. The history reveals that Tipu Sultan used to conduct his durbar from the eastern and western balconies of the upper floor.
Things to do
Planning a vacation? Then Bangalore can be your best option. Indulge in various adventure activities here like- camping at Nandi Hills, enjoy sunrise trek at Uttari Betta. Enjoy night trekking in Skandagiri. Just stroll in Lalbagh, a 17th-century Botanical garden that beautifully flaunts pretty flower beds and ponds.
Head towards the Bannerghatta National Park to encounter nature at its best. The park houses animals- jackals, leopard, barking deer, mouse deer, reptiles, python and many more animals in its zoo.
Head towards the pristine Ulsoor Lake that is located in the heart of the city. Enjoy boating here. Visit the Vidhana Soudha, a very famous landmark here is the largest legislative building in India and is located close to Cubbon Park. There are other places too that truly needs to be visited like- Devanahalli Fort, Sankey Tank, ISKCON temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna.
Here is a list of some famous markets from where one can purchase items according to their likes- Krishna Rajan Market, Commercial Street, MG road, and Chikpet.
Where to stay
Bangalore is the perfect destination to escape for a rejuvenating vacation. There are several cheap and luxury hotels, resorts, and homestays available for them amidst nature. One visiting can book hotels, resorts, and homestays on reaching the site of their visits. On other occasions, one can book online in advance which will make one escape from the anxiety of the travel tour.
How to reach
Bangalore International airport is the nearest one and is located at a distance of around 40km from the city. This airport is well connected with the major cities of India.
Bangalore City Railway station and Yeswantpur Junction link Bangalore with all the prominent cities like- Delhi, Pune, Mysore, Chennai, and Mumbai.
KSRTC connects the city with several nearby places. There are numerous private buses too that the tourists can avail. One can even avail buses from Goa, Coimbatore, and Mangalore.
Distance from Major cities
Distance from Delhi- 2164.2km
Distance from Mumbai- 983km
Distance from Karnataka- 329km
Distance from Chennai- 346.7km
Best time to visit
The aptest time to explore Bangalore is from October to February as the weather is pleasant and salubrious.
March to May are the summer months in Bangalore with the maximum temperature going to 38°C. it is not a great time to visit. One eager to visit at this particular time can get a chance to attend the Karaga festival that is celebrated here with great pomp and show.
June to September are the monsoon months with the maximum temperature going to 29°C. Avoid this season as it is not a perfect time to explore places.
November to February are the winter months that are perfect months to explore places as the maximum temperature reaches up to 29°C.