Bengaluru: The Silicon Valley of India

Bengaluru is the largest city in the southern state of Karnataka. The city is located in the Deccan plateau and is one of the most populous cities in India. 

Bangalore is known as the “Silicon Valley of India” for its advancement in the information technology sector. The city itself is another world and resembles western culture at its core. 

PLACES TO VISIT

  1. Lalbagh Gardens: One of the oldest botanical gardens in India, and also the first of its kind with glasshouses and ornamental flowers. The garden covers an area of 240 acres and houses many exotic flowers originally from France, Arabia, and other countries. Many rare birds can be seen in the garden and the Lalbagh rock which is over 3000 years old, is another famous attraction of the place. 
Lalbagh Gardens
  • Bangalore Place: The Bangalore Palace is an architectural marvel created in 1873. The palace is the epitome of splendour in which the royal dynasties of India lived. The palace holds many priceless artworks. 
Bangalore Place
  • Vidhan Soudha: Housing the state legislature and the Secretariat of Karnataka, the building is the largest legislative building in the country. The facade is known as the “Taj Mahal of India” owing to the craftsmanship and the majestic Neo-Dravidian architecture. The Vidhan Soudha has over 300 rooms, and the central dome is supported by eight pillars. This is a must-visit place for history and architecture lovers.
Vidhan Soudha

BEST FOOD AND ACCOMMODATION

         FOOD

  1. Kebabs & Kurries: One of the best places for fine dining, Kebabs and Kurries offer the service of the most celebrated chefs. The quality of the food is out of the world, and it offers a menu of great kebabs and curries from all over India, just like in the name. The ambience complements the food served here and is a delight for all the senses.
  2. Cubbon Pavilion: The sky-lit restaurant offers 24*7 service, with a menu consisting of mouth-watering Indian and international cuisines. The ambience is a beautiful blend and complement of the Cubbon Park, and the most remarkable feature is the vertical garden which lifts our spirits as the food fills our tummies.

ACCOMMODATION

  1. Ibis Bengaluru: This is a walking distance from the Cubbon Pavilion, the Ibis Bengaluru city centre offers various amenities such as a restaurant, rooftop bar, and a great view of the city which just lights up to be something beautiful at night. The service is very good, and you are sure to remember your stay here.
  2. Leela Palace: The deluxe hotel is one of the best in the city. The hotel itself is a classic example of the bygone grandeur and lavishness with which the royal families lived. Situated amidst a beautiful garden that spreads across 7 acres, the Leela Palace offers a very good experience for the visitor. The service is commendable and is perfect for an expensive retreat.

HOW TO REACH

Bengaluru has its international airport which has flights landing and leaving from all parts of the world. The airport is connected to other domestic airports of the country and is one of the best means for reaching the city.

There is a rapid transition system called Namma Metro, which can take you around the city, and there are four major railway stations in the city, which are well connected to other parts of India on all sides. There are regular services in and out of the city.

The city is one of the most populous and one of the most advanced in the country, has a very developed road network and consists of many highways. There are bus services within short intervals to major parts of the city. These services include AC Volvo buses and others; you take your pick.

BEST TIME FOR VISIT

Like all major cities in South India, winter is the best choice for a trip to Bangalore. The weather is pleasant, and you don’t have to go out in the scorching heat of summer in the city, The sightseeing spots get a lot more beautiful with the winter breeze and the luscious greenery.

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