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Bangalore Ranked 3rd among the world’s top 10 cities to visit in 2012

The city is known as the “Garden City of India” because of its many beautiful gardens and parks. It is also called Silicon Valley of India, Pub capital of India and Rock / metal capital of India. With 25 lakes around Bengaluru is a true cosmopolitan city. Number of Kannadigas in Bengaluru today are 41% of the population.


  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


  1. Go for hot ballon ride
  2. Visit Bugle rock
  3. Visit Vidhana saudha, Viseswarayya museum or Lal bagh botanical gardens
  4. Go for boating in one of the 25 lakes or visit Indian cartoon gallery
  5. Hangout in a shopping mall , pub or go shopping at Commercial street
  6. Enjoy cool weather and go for a early morning or late night walk
  7. Visit Tipu’s fort or ISKON temple

How to reach there


Bangalore Airport is 40 kms from the City . 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.


Bangalore has a large bus terminus, which is near the railway station. There are state run or private luxury buses to major destinations in South India from Bangalore


There 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.

Nearby destinations

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

Some hotels in Bangalore 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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