Bangalore- The garden city in Bollywood movies

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The ever youthful Bangalore ( Bengaluru) is one of the preferred shooting locations in South India. The college scenes of Rancho and friends in the movie 3 Idiots were shot in IIM Banglore. There are other locations in this beautiful “Garden City” which we have seen in many movies. The movies shot at Bangalore includes:

  1. Coolie
  2. Betaab
  3. Ghajini
  4. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar
  5. Rowdy Rathore
  6. Sholay
  7. Banglore Days ( Dulquar Salmaan movie)

Location: Karnataka, India

Destination type : Leisure destination

History of Bangalore

  1. Evidence of  human settlement around 4,000 BCE was found in  Jalahalli, Sidhapura and Jadigenahalli
  2. Around 1,000 BCE (Iron Age), burial grounds were established at Koramangala and Chikkajala on the outskirts of Bangalore
  3. Modern Bangalore was begun in 1537 by a vassal of the Vijayanagara Empire, Kempe Gowda I,
  4. The Bangalore fort was captured by the British armies under Lord Cornwallis on 21 March 1791 during the Third Anglo-Mysore War 
  5. In the 19th century, Bangalore essentially became a twin city, with the “pētē”, whose residents were predominantly Kannadigas and the cantonment created by the British
  6. Bangalore’s reputation as the “Garden City of India” began in 1927 with the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the rule of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV. Several projects such as the construction of parks, public buildings and hospitals
  7. After India’s independence in August 1947, Bangalore remained in the newly carved Mysore State

Activities for tourists at

  1. Visit Bangalore palace where Rowdy Rathore and Jo Heeta Wohi Sikandar were shot
  2. Visit Ram Nagar where Sholay was pictured
  3. Visit MG Road and Brigade road where shooting of Bangalore days happened
  4. Visit ITPL which was shown as Amir Khan’s office in Ghajini
  5. Visit Cubbon park where Coolie and some regional movies were shot

How to reach there


Bangalore Airport is 40 kms from the City . There are number of daily flights to important cities like:

  1. Calcutta
  2. Mumbai
  3. Delhi
  4. Hyderabad
  5. Chennai
  6. Kochi, etc

Bangalore has direct international flights to :

  1. Muscat
  2. Sharjah and
  3. Singapore


Bangalore is connected to major Indina cities with trains. There are trains to Indian cities like:

  1. New Delhi
  2. Mumbai
  3. Kochi
  4. Chennai
  5. Hyderabad
  6. Mysore etc


Best time to visit Bangalore are winter months from October to February

Season Average temperature
Winter season (October to February) 15°C to 30°C
Summer season (March to May) 20°C to 34°C

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Nandi Hills (61 kms away)
  2. Mysuru ( 146kms away)
  3. Coorg ( 264 kms away)
  4. Hogenakkal (127 kms away)
  5. Bannerghatta National park (21kms away)
  6. Wayanad ( 279 kms away)

Some hotels in Bnagalore with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Hotel Chalukya

Hotel Rialto

Chevron Hotel

Chancery Hotel

The Fern

Lemon Tree

The Ginger

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