The capital city of Karnataka, Bangalore also pronounced as Bengalooru in local language, is the highly developed metropolis of India today. The city is now reckoned as the important tourist hub for its captivating sights and diversity. The unique blend of ancient and modern sights & temples, beautiful gardens, monuments, palaces, and forts exemplify the exquisite and rich culture and heritage of the city which is well preserved till date.
Lakes, wildlife sanctuaries, and hill stations truly mesmerize the nature enthusiasts and lovers. Considered as the blossoming city, Bangalore with its magnificent gardens and mesmerizing sightseeing options is really a treat to the eyes of nature lovers. Bangalore is also popularly called as Garden City by many tourists just because of the captivating Cubbon Park, one of the largest park of India located right on the middle of city’s main administrative centre. The ancient temples, monuments, pleasant climate and fascinating sightseeing options make the trip to Bangalore really memorable and full of excitement. The city is well connected with diverse towns and primary tourist spots and hence it entices a large number of international and national tourists round the year.
How to Reach
By Plane: KempeGowda International Airport is the main and international airport of the city, situated Devanahalli, which is just 40 KM from the business centre of the city and only 19 KM from the railway station. This airport is one of the India’s most modern and busiest airport and hosts over 10 domestic flights and 21 international airlines, connecting more than 50 destinations across India and the world.
By Train: Bangalore has two major railway terminals, Bangalore City Railway Station and Yeshvantapur Junction. The city is well connected with all major cities and towns of India through railway.
By Bus: If you are finding difficulty in booking tickets for railway and plan, then prefer going in adventurous way with bus facilities. Both private and government buses are available that run from all major cities of India including, Hyderabad, Madurai, Coimbatore, Mangalore, Chennai, Goa, Mumbai and Tirupati. The buses range from AC deluxe to normal luxury buses for both day and night travel.
Sightseeing in Bangalore
Lalbagh Botanical Garden: The best place to spend couple of hours during your trip to the city. It comprises of amazing gardens with wide variety of captivating spots to rest. Morning tour to the garden would be the best as you will get the chance in the morning to view some of the animals and wildlife across the gardens.
Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace: This is another historic monument which is crafted with robust wood of ancient times. Visit this palace of Tipu Sultan to experience a glimpse of ancient days. Beside the palace there is a temple of Vishnu as the sultan had a soft spot for God Vishnu and thereby he constructed a temple right next door to his summer palace.
Cubbon Park: It is one of the largest parks of India which is situated right at center of main administrative centre of Bangalore. It was built in the year 1884 under the British Raj. It was designed and crafted by Major General Richard Sankey who was the Chief Engineer of Mysore State during British rule. The park covers an area over 300 acres and comprises plentiful of flora and fauna coupled with some amazing colonial buildings of the city.
Where to Stay
There are wide variety of hotels and guest houses located across the city to cater the needs of people of all classes. Some of the luxurious hotels in Bangalore which you may consider for accommodation include, Hotel Rest Inn, Church Street Inn, Silicon Suites, Stopovers Serviced Apartments, 9 Marks Inn, Hotel Presidency, Sheraton Hotel Bangalore, Taj Residency, Park Hotel, Hotel Royal Orchid and much more.