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Introducing Bangalore

Best time to visit : October to February (in winters)
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Bangalore (Bengaluru) is the city that endlessly entertains its residents and visitors. With an urban layout and rich cosmopolitan environment, the city aptly paints the picture of a fast-developing India. Even after sharing huge space with IT industries, Bangalore reserves considerable area for tourist places like green parks, amusement parks, historical buildings and religious structures. In the close vicinity of the city, you can find the adventure-themed attractions with great opportunities for outdoor fun. Tourists to Bangalore are lured by bustling shopping complexes, English-speaking population, imposing architectural blend and astonishing monuments and caves. Every single expedition in and around the city can be heart-warming and experience-gaining. Entertainment quotient is high with lively nightlife and unlimited venues in the form of cinemas, theaters, pubs, bars and clubs.

Facts

Bengaluru, earlier known as Bangalore, is the capital city of Karnataka. The city attained limelight when it earned the designation of being the ‘Silicon Valley of India’. One of the most popular cities in South India, Bangalore enjoys moderate climate for the entire year and off-season showers are not uncommon here. It has the highest number of pubs in Asia and is considered as the fashion capital of the India.

Continental and South Indian cuisines are served at many popular restaurants Like Jamavar and MTR. Bangalore has famous venues like The Egg Factory that serve variety of continental dishes. Seafood can be enjoyed at Karavalli, a popular restaurant on Residency Road. Some of the most famous pubs in the city include Guzzlers Inn, The Banana Beach, Hint, Pecos and many more.

Traditional handicrafts, fashion clothes and sandalwood carvings are among the top items worth purchasing. Commercial Street, UB City, M.G. Road and Sampige Road are the famous shopping areas. Bengaluru has unlimited shops where beautiful silk sarees (a type of Indian ethnic wear for women) can be purchased. Modern shopping malls dot the city and offer everything from books to electronics. Forum Mall and Bengaluru Central accommodate some of the most prestigious retail stores and big brands.

Nearby Places:
  • Bannerghatta National Park at the distance of around 25 km. is popular for lion and tiger safari expeditions. The park also has designated areas for butterfly, snake and crocodile farms.
  • Tourists interested in the Indian classical dance forms can visit Nrityagram Dance Village which is 30 km. from Bangalore.
  • Climbers and bikers can take the route to reach Nandi Hills located around 60 km. away. Tipu’s Spot and Yoga Nandishvara Temple are the top attractions of the place also known for marvelous sunrise and sunset views.
  • Karnataka Folk Museum is another perfect tourist attraction located near to the city. Ancient carvings, temple chariot and huge collections of puppets, utensils, masks and jars are the interesting exhibits at this complex.
  • Cave exploration at Savandurga Hills (about 51 km. away from Bengaluru) is an exciting activity for the tourists. The hills also are an interesting opportunity for rock-climbers and hikers. Temples of Savandi Veerabhadreshwara Swamy and Narasimha Swamy at this place are important pilgrimage centers.

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