Bengaluru -Tourism

Bengaluru -Tourism

About Bangalore (Bengaluru)
Bangalore (Bengaluru) is the capital of Karnataka State of India known as "The Garden City" located on the Deccan Plateau in the south-eastern part of Karnataka. The present day city was founded by Kempe Gowda in the year 1537. After India gained independence in 1947, Bangalore evolved into an industrial hub for public sector heavy industries, particularly aerospace, telecommunications, machine tools, heavy equipment for space and defense.

The establishment and success of software service firms in Bangalore after the liberalization of India's economy has led to the growth of India's information technology industry. Bangalore is referred to as the Silicon Valley of India and accounts for 35 percent of India's software exports. Home to prestigious colleges and research institutions, the city has the second-highest literacy rate among the metropolitan cities in the nation. From then on, the city has grown in magnitudes, emerging into what you see it and know it. Today, Bangalore is India's fifth largest and the fastest growing city in Asia.

Best Places To Visit In Bangalore (Bengaluru)

Bengaluru is blessed with a multitude of sightseeing options, which include architectural marvels as well as spots of unparalleled natural beauty. Some of the chief attractions are mentioned below.

Lalbagh: Sprawling over 240 acres of land, Lalbagh gets its name due to the sheer number of red roses growing in it. Ever since it was built in 1760 by Hyder Ali, Lalbagh has grown in leaps and bounds. It now boasts one of the most extensive collections of rare tropical plants, topiary, and several other attractions.

Cubbon Park: Cubbon Park is synonymous with Bengaluru. Situated at the very heart of the city in close proximity to several landmarks such as Vidhana Soudha, Cubbon Park offers respite from the hustle and bustle of modern Bengaluru. Boasting a variety of flora in its premises, Cubbon Park is very popular among both fitness enthusiasts and botanical researchers.

Vidhana Soudha: This is an edifice which is steeped in the history of Bangalore, and is symbolic of the melting pot of ethnicities that Bengaluru has become. Its construction was completed in 1956 and was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The building contains elements of British, Dravidian and Indo-Islamic architecture, and is truly a marriage of cultures.

Bangalore Palace: Built in 1887 by King Chamaraja Wodeyar, Bangalore Palace is noteworthy for its Tudor style design. The beauty and simplicity of its wooden fade and lush green grounds has fascinated tourists for decades. It has an open courtyard in its ground floor which has been used for several purposes, such as concerts, weddings, exhibitions etc.

Tipu Sultan summer palace: Built in 1791 as the summer residence of the then Sultan of Mysore, the palace is still a popular tourist destination due to its exquisite and intricate architecture. There is an Islamic tone to much of the carvings and decorations. The ground floor is now used as a museum and draws a large crowd every year.

Bannerghatta National Park: Started in 1971, Bannerghatta National Park was started with the objectives of conserving endangered species, and promoting ecotourism. With a plethora of wildlife, ranging from panthers, lions, tigers, and black bears, the park draws several thousand visitors every year. It is situated 22 km from Bengaluru and is easily accessible by car.

Nandi Hills: Situated 60 km from Bengaluru, this hill station is one of the most convenient weekend getaways for people living in Bengaluru. It is extremely popular among superbike clubs and vehicle enthusiasts due to the good quality roads. The Nandi sunrise is legendary and draws people from all over the country to this eclectic and remote hill station.

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