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Location : Karnataka
Regarded As : Capital Of Karnataka
Formerly Called : Kempe Gowda
Hub Of

: Hindi, Kannada, English

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Bangalore, the capital city of Southern state of Karnataka is by far the fastest developing cities in India. Bangalore has been recently rechristened as 'Bengaluru' ­ its histrionic name. This city is famous for its gardens and parks thus earning it the name of 'Garden City of India'. Located at a convenient distance from Mumbai (998 kms) and Hyderabad (562 kms), Bangalore is 3,113 feet (949 m) above sea level, on top of a ridge in the Karnataka plateau.

The main highlight of the city resides in the various heritage monuments that attract tourist to enjoy a vacation in Bangalore. Bangalore which means 'town of baked beans' was founded by Kempe Gowda, a chieftain of the Vijayanagar Empire, around the 16th century. He built four towers in four directions to specify its boundaries. However, Bangalore has far exceeded these limits since. Karnataka tourism promotes its capital city Bangalore as the most popular >holiday destination in the state.

Tourist Attractions in Bangalore
Bangalore in Karnataka is the heritage destination where tourists can see the cultural monuments. This intriguing city showcases, gardens, parks museums and castles. The astronomical hub, Jawahar Lal Nehru Plaenatarium is a must place to visit in Bangalore. Colonial heritage of Bangalore highlights the Vidhan Sabha which is an example of modern architecture displaying fine blending of traditional Dravidian and modern style. Bangalore Palace, which is the replica of the Windsor castle should not be missed either.

Important religious places in Bangalore includes the 16th century Dravidian style temple dedicated to Nandi. The bull of Lord Shiva. The Cubbon park with various floral attractions is an ideal picnic spot. expansive lush lawns, cornucopia of flowerbeds, lotus pools and reverberant fountains can be enjoyed in the popular Lal Bagh.

Shopping is another travel attraction in Bangalore. On the commercial street one should buy decorative items along with garments, accessories and jewellery. Mahatama Gandhi chowk is the place where silk sarees and electronic equipments should be purchased. Other markets in Bangalore are Brigade road, Residence road and Chickpet.

Excursions from Bangalore
Bangalore is an important city for all those who want to add some spice to their trip by taking eccentric excursions. To enjoy some wildlife, travel 22 kms to Banerghatta national park. Here one can enjoy elephant ride and sight lions and tigers. 60 kms from Bangalore is Nandi hill known for its picninc spots. The pilgrimage centre of Ghati Subramanya is 52 kms away while trekking can be enjoyed at Savanadurga, 61 kms from Bangalore.

Getting There to Bangalore
Bangalore is an important destination on the Indian map. Also referred as an significant gateway to South India, Bangalore is easily accessible from all over the world. An international as well as Domestic airport located just outside the city connects Bangalore with Muscat, Sharjah and Singapore.

Direct trains also ply between Bangalore to major cities like New Delhi, Chennai, Calcutta, Mumbai and Hyderabad. There are 2 major railway stations in Bangalore.

To reach Bangalore via roads one needs to travel through National Highways 4, 7, 48, that connect it with the rest of the city. Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation also offers special transport services to different parts of the state. Local transport includes buses and auto rickshaws.

Tour Packages of Bangalore

Complete Thrill - Backwaters & Wildlife - SITP 09
( 13 Nights / 14 Days )
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Best of South India - SITP 12
( 16 Nights / 17 Days )
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South India Exotic Tour - SITP 14
( 17 Nights / 18 Days )
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The Jungle Adventure - SITP 46
( 14 Nights / 15 Days )
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