Bangalore Travel - The Silicon Valley of India
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
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
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.