Facts & Figures :
THE CITY OF GARDENS..... Bangalore
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is the capital city of the southern Indian state of Karnataka. It is the
seventh largest city in India. It is also known as the Garden City because
of its many beautiful gardens and parks. Though the origin of Bangalore is
ancient, the present-day city was founded in the 16th century and has since
continued to be an important administrative center. Because of the high
concentration of IT industry, it also called the Silicon Valley of India.
Bangalore city is
located in the southern part of the state of Karnataka, in the southern
region of India. It is 3,113 feet (949 m) above sea level, on top of a ridge
in the Karnataka plateau. Bangalore is 998 km from Mumbai (Bombay) and 562
km from Hyderabad. The climate of Bangalore is moderate and pleasant.
Summers are mild (April-June) and winters are cool (October-February). The
city experiences southwestern monsoon rains in June-August. THE
Legend has it that the city is named after an old woman,
who lived in this area and offered a humble meal of boiled beans to a lost
Hoysala ruler. The origin of the present-day city of Bangalore can be traced
to the early 16th century, when Kempegowda, a local chief, built a small mud
fort here. Bangalore gained prominence in the 18th century, when it became
an important fort city, under Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan of Mysore. This area
witnessed the struggle between Tipu Sultan and the British. The British
defeated Tipu Sultan and took over Bangalore city. In 1831, the British made
it the regional administrative city and established a big cantonment here.SITES
TO VISIT IN SHIMLA.....
Bangalore city has a number of tourist
places. Apart from the numerous gardens, it also has
historical sites and other places of interest. The Vidhan Soudha or the
State Secretariat, built in 1954, is the main attraction of this city. It is
a marvel of modern architecture and is a fine amalgamation of traditional
Dravidian and modern styles. Cubbon Park, the 120-hectare park located near
the Vidhan Soudha, has a number of neo-classical styled government
buildings. The Government Museum of Bangalore (one of India's oldest
museums) and the Visvesvaraya Technological and Industrial Museum are
important museums within the city. The Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens, which
holds a number of flower shows, especially during the Republic Day (26th
January), is located on the southern fringes of the city. The 18th-century
Tipu Sultan's Fort and Palace are other important places of interest to the
traveler. The 16th-century, Dravidian-styled temple dedicated to Nandi the
Bull is an important place of worship. The Venkataramanaswamy Temple, the
Gavi Gangadhareswara cave temple, and the Someshwara Temple are other
important temple of this city. The Ulsoor Lake on the northeastern edge of
the city is an important picnic spot. Bangalore city is famous for it
numerous Yoga centers, where fitness freaks can learn and practice this
ancient art of keeping healthy.
TO GO SHOPPING..... T
his cosmopolitan city is a heaven for
shoppers, as it offers both traditional and modern items to the traveler. It
is a good place to buy traditional handicraft items, such as silk saris,
intricately carved sandalwood items and tribal jewelry. Bangalore is famous
for its sandalwood cosmetic products and toiletry. These traditional items
can be purchased from many outlets and emporia on MG road. There a number of
shopping arcades across the city for the traveler to window-shop and buy
things. WHERE TO STAY....
offers a range of accommodation option to the traveler. The bus terminus
area at the heart of Gandhi Nagar, the MG Road, and the City Market area
offer a number of economy hotels. MG Road area and the Racecourse area offer
mid-range hotels, while high-end hotels can be found in MR Road, Sankey Road
and the Racecourse area. HOW TO REACH
Bangalore is accessible by air, road, and rail.
Bangalore Airport is 13 km east of the City Station. There are number of
daily flights to important cities like Calcutta, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad,
Chennai, Ahmedabad, Goa, Kochi, Mangalore, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram.
Bangalore has direct international flights to Muscat, Sharjah and Singapore.
It is also a stopover for many international flights.
has a large bus terminus, which is near the railway station. The Karnataka
State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses and buses belonging to
Tamilnadu and Goa Roadways also operate from here. It is well linked to
Mysore (3 hours), Hospet (9 hours), Chennai (8 hours) and Mumbai (24 hours).
The KSRTC conducts a number of tours and excursions around the city.
are two railway stations in Bangalore. The main station is well connected to
all major Indian cities. There are number of daily express trains from
Bangalore to other cities of India.
One can get prepaid taxis and
auto-rickshaws to and from the Airport. Local Bus service within Bangalore
city is good. One can also take auto-rickshaws and avail of rented cars to
move within the city.