BANGA LORE, AN EPITOME OF IT HUB AND RECREATION WITH SERENITY
Bangalore is known for its IT sector, perfect location, pleasant weather (he city has pleasant weather for most of the year, so any time is a good time to visit),, super friendly environment and geography. From breathtaking waterfalls to pristine hill stations and serene beaches, there are a number of places to visit around Bangalore, the silicon valley of India has a variety of options to satisfy distinct recreational needs. From a thrilling adventure with your best friends, or a romantic escape with your other significant to relax and spend some good quality time. Bangalore has it all. India’s third largest city and one of the finest metros. Bangalore strikes a great personal and professional balance, whether you’re travelling for work or leisure. Temples, market areas, forts and more, there’s so much Bangalore tours offer, but that’s not all. There are malls to visit and gardens to stroll through. Pubs to party at till the late night hours and restaurants where you can feast on some divine delicacies. Apart from that there are so many cute cafes all around the city where you can get some freshly brewed coffee at a coffee roaster. From, National Gallery of Modern Art and the ISKCON Temple, depending on the way you plan itinerary or your trip. But, make sure to end your day with some sumptuous dinner and stop by at a quirky brewery to try some special craft beers. Your trip to Bangalore is incomplete without these. Did you know that there are many things you can do in free too in this lively city such as: be it a visit to the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath to Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens, from the Pyramid Valley International to Take a bicycle road trip to the famous Sholay Village. Do not miss, the cycle trips to the jungle safari to see Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Lions, elephants, porcupines, sloth bears, and many others. You can do get involve in lot of adventure activites from rock climbing in Savandurga to explore the French cinema at Alliance Française De Bangalore.
Best time to explore and experience Bangalore:
October to February, the winter season is the best time to explore Bangalore. The temperature and humidity take a dip during this period. As such, the days are pleasant in winter but the nights can turn somewhat chilly. December and January are the coldest months in Bangalore. The temperatures are usually between during day time 26 to 30 degree Celsius and during night time 14 to 18 degree Celsius. there are many things or opportunities which you can do during theses months. Such as Go for a wildlife safari at Bannerghatta National Park, Take a vineyard at Grover Vineyards, Heritage Winery, etc, explore historical places such as Bangalore Fort, Tipu Sultan’s Fort and Palace, Bangalore Palace, Mayo Hall, Devanahalli Fort, how can you miss the lakes and parks Ulsoor Lake, Lal Bagh Lake, Hebbal Lake, Cubbon Park, and yes go on a trek Savandurga Hills (50 km), Ramanagara (55 km), Channarayana Durga (100 km), from Bangalore. Not just it, you can attend cultural events then that would be a great exposure such as:
Groundnut Festival aka Kadalakaye Parishe (November)
Bangalore Literature Festival (November)
Annual Cake Show (December)
Chitra Santhe (January), Averekai Mela (January)
Lal Bagh Flower Show (January)
June to September, its monsoon season. The city experiences mild to heavy rainfall with cool winds blowing in. The only minus point of this season is that the humidity level rises due to the heavy rainfall, thats why if you are not someone who can endure humidity then it would b not be a good month for you to take trip. August and September are the peak monsoon months in Bangalore. Bangalore faces heavy rainfall, it is rarely of a continuous nature and it rains mostly in late afternoons, evenings or at nights. The temperatures are usually between during day time 28 to 29 degree Celsius and during night time 18 to 19 degree Celsius. But still you can indulge yourself in several other activities. Such as: explore serene and fierce waterfalls Thottikallu (30 km), Muthyala Maduvu (40 km), Chunchi (90 km), Hogenakkal (130 km), Shivasamudra (130 km) form Bangalore. Enjoy the rains sipping hot coffee or tea at the cute cafes of Bangalore. Also, its a great time to explore and make a trip to the coffee plantations in Chikmagalur (250 km) or Coorg (260 km) from Bangalore. If you get a chance the make sure to experience Ganesh Chaturthi festivities which happens in the month of September-October.
March to May, is the summer season in Bangalore. This city enjoys a generally pleasant summer. The season starts in March and extends till May. During this period, the weather remains quite agreeable, mainly because the mercury level does not rise excessively. Bangalore also experiences frequent thunderstorms during this period. April and May is definitely not a great time to explore. The Maximum Temperature goes up to 33 to 34 degree Celsius during day time, And the Minimum Temperature 18 to 21 degree Celsius during the night time. But yes, there are still some activities you can definately get indulged in such as: drive to Watch the sunrise at Nandi Hills, Visit the art galleries and museums in Bangalore such as Government Museum, Gandhi Bhavan, Kempegowda Museum, National Gallery of Modern Art, Go on an overnight camping trip to Manchinbele Dam, Kanakapura, etc, go to Wonderla, Water World, Lumbini Gardens, Snow City, to beat the heat of summers, Attend the Mango Mela at Lal Bagh and last but not the least, Enjoy an Iftar meal during the Ramadan season at Shivaji Nagar, Tilak Nagar, Empire Street, Mosque Road, etc.
Places to explore in Bangalore:
Bangalore Palace, the central attraction in Bangalore, the palace was built in 1878. Chamarajendra Wadiyar's British Guardians bought the original property in 1873 from the principal of Bangalore Central High School, Rev, J Garret, from his funds. The palace is extraordinarily vast and spread across 45,000 square feet. A mixture of Tudor and Scottish Gothic architecture. Also, this palace is a host to different cultural events, rock shows, and marriages. As per beliefs, King Chamarajendra Wadiyar drew his inspiration for building the palace from the Windsor Castle of London. This palace gives you a chance to witness the elegant and lavish splendour of one of the most powerful dynasties of South India. Truly opulent, sophisticated and meaningful.
Bannerghatta National Park, is a sanctuary for a large variety of flora and fauna. Spread over a massive area of around 104.27 sq. km, this national park was established in the year 1971. The park itself has a number of establishments within its confines, which includes the country's first butterfly park as well. Also thi sis a good place for your kids to celebrate good time in children’s park. Not just that you can visit Crocodile Farm, Snake Park and Prehistoric Animals' Park too. he best part about Bannerghatta National Park is the small well-defined zones for animals that almost guarantees that you will spot the animals.
Innovative Film City, paradise for movie junkies. You must visit this place, and its huge so it will take almost half of your day. Innovative Attractions to enjoy amusement park rides and museums and enjoy the countless sections, such as Wild West Wind and Cartoon City; and the Innovative Studio to witness the world of movies and glamour. Visit the Innovative Style in between to enjoy shopping and gorge on cuisines from all around the world. A high-quality amalgamation of different themes, the Innovative Film City beckon to both: kids as well as grownups.
Lumbini garden, its public park and a perfect place to spend the weekend. It is Located near the Nagawara lake, and a huge place of attraction. The Lumbini Gardens is a very beautiful kid's park and has a boating club which the visitors enjoy very much. Apart from all these the garden has beautiful fountains and a stretch of 1.5 km to walk through with a view of the lake and gorgeous greenery on the other side. And yes you can find some good amount of flora and fauna here. Also, during evening stroll or after that you can enjoy food stalls and famous eateries nearby.
Cubbon Park, It is Spread over an area of 300 acres. is an ideal place for nature lovers and those seeking a calm atmosphere. Having been laid down by Lord Cubbon, the park is named so in his honour. It is home to more than 6,000 trees that support a vibrant ecosystem. Another famous attraction in the Cubbon Park is The Bangalore Aquarium, which is the second largest aquarium in India. At present, the Cubbon Park is under the control of the Department of Horticulture. The Deputy Director of Horticulture (Cubbon Park) is responsible for the administration and maintenance of the park.
Lalbagh Botanical Garden, It is known for its botanical artwork, scientific study of plants and also conservation of plants. A haven for all nature lovers, Lal Bagh covers an area 240 acres in the heart of the city and has nearly 1,854 species of plants. It was commissioned by Hyder Ali in 1760 and completed by his son Tipu Sultan. The Lal Bagh Rock which is over 3000 million years old is found here and is a major tourist attraction. It is a a delight for photographers, also consists of the famous glass house where an annual flower show is held every year and is also a home to an aquarium and a lake.
Nandi Hills, it's one of the most famous and well known drives from Bangalore. Located around 60 kilometres away from Bangalore, Nandi Hills is one such tourist spot that has gradually been discovered by visitors over the years and has now become a well-known weekend getaway. Nandi Hills is scattered with shrines and monuments and is surrounded by mesmerizing views, making this place no less than a hidden paradise. Situated at a height of 4851 feet above sea level, it's a perfect place for spotting sunrise with a cup of coffee.
Ulsoor Lake, it is One of the largest lakes in Bangalore, the Ulsoor Lake is sprawled over an area of 50 hectares. Ulsoor lake was built by Sir Lewin Bentham Bowring, who was Bangalore's commissioner at that time. You can go boating here and spend hours observing its serenity. Ulsoor Lake is also an important venue for the celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi, sometime during August and September every year. So make sure to include this into your activities of your trip to relax and chill.
UB City Mall, this luxury mall is the one-stop destination for all your high-end brand needs. You can get indulged in high-end stores, ultra-fine dining, or even taking a Spa after a long day of work, this place has it all. From Louis Vuitton, Estee Lauder, Rolex, Burberry, Jimmy Choo and Canali and so much more. The dining options here are some of the best in the world and are a bit on the higher budget as well.
ISKCON Temple, apart from religious shrine, ISKCON temple is a cultural complex accommodating dedicated deities of Sri Sri Radha Krishnachandra, Sri Sri Krishna Balarama, Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga, Sri Srinivasa Govinda and Sri Prahlada Narasimha. The temple community also organises songs and recitals admiring and praying to Krishna in public processions. Lectures and prayer services are regularly conducted here as well. In addition, the ISKCON temple community conducts a wide variety of activities directed towards rediscovering spirituality on an individual level as well as creating a spirit of harmony in the community.
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, so if you are someone who is so much interested in science this place is for you. in Bangalore is a popular attraction in the city that is administered by the Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE). The entire establishment is meant for science enthusiasts with an aim to impart knowledge of the aspects of earth and space in a fun and exciting way. From how stars form to how planets evolve, from the origin of life to human's space expeditions, from how gravity works to how eclipses happen , the planetarium explains it all.
HAL Aerospace Museum , in Bangalore is , one of Asia's largest and most important aeronautical companies, had to offer - be it historical, scientific or academic. The museum proudly boasts of the giant leaps Indian aviation has taken, both commercially. This place is another paradise for science lovers, did you know that you can witness glimpse of some of the most powerful possessions of the Indian Air Force. an exhibit is an enchanting experience not only for the aviation enthusiasts but also for the layman.
Key highlights of Bangalore:
St. Mary's Basilica
Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum
Art of Living Centre
Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneya Temple
Venkatappa Art Gallery
Indian Music Experience
Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain
National Gallery of Modern Art
Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta
Local food to try in Bangalore:
Bisi Bele Bhath, also known as hot dal rice. The dish features daal, rice and vegetables blended together like a khichdi, and served with boondi, namkeen or sometimes potato chips. This has a different and authentic taste here.
Gobi Manchurian,it definitely comes under the ‘Chinese‘ or ‘Special Items’ menu at most South Indian restaurants. For the crunchiest, spiciest and yummiest Gobi Manchurian, head to RS Shiv Sagar.
Bun Nippat, sounds like bun maska? a crisp, deep-fried masala nippattu is placed in the warm confines of a fresh bun, along with chopped onions, grated cheese with a secret sauce. The best bun nippat and masala coke combination is available at Chetty’s Corner.
Craft burger, a very famous one these are handcrafted burgers. The variety of styles, ingredients and tastes available are amazing, and there’s no way that just one burger can sum up your experience. Too bad one such burger is enough to fill most stomachs.
Accessible routes for Bangalore:
By air: You can reach Bangalore via air at Bangalore International Airport which is located at a distance of 40 km from the city. From here you can take prepaid taxi services and bus services to reach the city. Many national and international flights lands on this airport named as Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru.
By train: Bangalore railway station is located in the heart of the city. Various trains from all over India come to Bangalore which includes Mysore express from Chennai, Karnataka Express from Delhi and Udyan express from Mumbai which covers many major cities in between.
By roadways: Bangalore city is connected via major national highways which connects various other cities to it. Buses from neighboring state run on regular bases to Bangalore and Bangalore bus stand also runs various buses to major cities of South India. Also if you want to do self driving, according to our plan an Dif you have time you can do that too.