the principal administrative, cultural, commercial and
industrial centre of the state of Karnataka. The city, which is
spread over an area of 2190 sq km, enjoys a pleasant and equable
climate throughout the year. It is now home to more than 250
high-tech companies. Including homegrown giants like Wipro and
Infosys. The continuos technology boom has made Bangalore the
Silicon Valley of India.
Also known as the Garden City of India, Bangalore is a beautiful
city filled with the tranquillity of its greenery. The Lalbagh
garden is particularly beauliful and well laid out. It has one
of the largest collections of exotic Indian Tropical and
Sub-tropical vegetation, Lakes and Lotus-filled pools. Cubbon
park, Bull temple, Mysore arts & crafts centre are worth
Sightseeing at Bangalore :
Vidhana Soudha : An imposing edifice housing the State
Legislature and the Secretariat of Karnataka, this is one of the
best-known landmarks of Bangalore.
Tipus Palace : Built in 1791, Tipu Sultans summer
retreat is a two-storied ornate wooden structure with fluted
pillars, cusped arches and balconies. It now houses a museum
that contains artefacts relating to the Hyder-Tipu regime.
Bangalore Palace : Modelled on the lines of the Windsor
Castle in England, the Bangalore Palace flaunts turreted
parapets, battlements, fortified towers and arches. Entry to the
palace is restricted.
Lalbagh Gardens : Take a stroll in this 240-acre park,
which is home to Indias largest collection of rare tropical and
sub-tropical plants, as well as many centuries-old trees. It
contains one of Kempegowdas watch towers, a surreal lawn
surrounded by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, an ornamental
clock, a beautiful lake, a topiary park, a charming wooden
bandstand and a glasshouse modelled on Londons Crystal Palace.
Cubbon Park : Cubbon Park provides Bangaloreans with over
300 acres of sprawling greenery in the heart of the city. The
park houses the State Library, an impressive, red Gothic
structure, and is dotted with fountains, statues, flowering
trees and shady groves.
Government Museum : Acclaimed as one of the oldest
museums in the country, this museum houses an amazing collection
of archaeological objects, including stone carvings, pottery,
weapons, paintings, coins, textiles, sculptures, inscriptions,
stone carvings and weapons.
Gavi Gangad Hareshwara Temple : Built during Kempegowdas
reign, this unique cave temple contains a granite moon; sun-disc
monoliths; a stone umbrella; a Shivalinga; and three cave
passages. Every year, during Makara Sankranthi, this cave temple
witnesses a strange phenomenon when a ray of light passes
precisely through the horns of the stone bull outside the temple
and illuminates the deity inside the cave.
Best Season to Visit : Through out the year.
Reaching Bangalore -
Air : Ahmedabad, Calcutta, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore,
Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Madras,Mumbai, Trivandrum.
Rail : Ahmedabad, Calcutta, Guwahati, Madras, Mysore,
Road : Bangalore is well connected to all the major
cities of India by road.
STD/ISD Codes -
If dialing from India to Bangalore --- 080 (number)
If dialing from outside India to Bangalore ---- ++ 91-80
Shopping in Bangalore -
Bangalore is a right place to enjoy shopping. Bangalore has
something to offer every kind of shopper. You could find
yourself shopping for the some of the biggest brands in the
world while wandering down the Brigade Road, or you might also
like to haggle with a shopkeeper for an exquisite silk sari
somewhere in the City Market. Whether you are looking for
Kancheepuram silk or Swarovski crystal, chances are you will
find it in Bangalore