Located 949m above sea level, Bangalore enjoys a salubrious climate throughout the year. Bangalore is a city of contrasts, going by several aliases: India’s Silicon Valley, Pub City, Shopper’s Paradise, Garden City, Gourmet’s Delight and Shopper’s Hot Spot. Bangalore has been extolled in a dozen ways. The city not only plays host to several international IT companies, public sector enterprises, defence organisations, and reputed educational and research institutions, but also lays claim to being the hub of India’s emerging biotech industry.
Place of Interest
Bangalore Palace & Fort Modelled on the lines of the Windsor Castle in England, the Bangalore Palace flaunts turreted parapets, battlements, fortified towers, and arches.
Lal Bagh This 240-acre park is home to India’s largest collection of rare tropical and sub-tropical plants, as well as many centuries-old trees.
ISKCON Built in an ornate architectural style, the Krishna Temple is a blend of modern technology and spiritual harmony.
Vidhana Soudha An imposing edifice housing the State Legislature and the Secretariat of Karnataka, this is one of the best known landmarks of Bangalore.
Tipu's Palace Built in 1791, Tipu Sultan’s summer retreat is a two-storied ornate wooden structure with fluted pillars, cusped arches, and balconies. It now houses a museum that contains artefacts relating to the Hyder- Tipu regime.
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium Perfect for star gazing. Watch ‘The Sky Theatre Show’ unfold the marvels of the universe, planets, and the solar system.
Attara Kacheri, Cubbon Park, Visveswaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, IISc., Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, HAL Heritage Centre and Aerospace Museum, Venkatappa Art Gallery, Prasanna Anjaneya Temple, Bull Temple, Ulsoor Lake, St. Mary’s Church, Hesaraghatta, Sheshadri Iyer Memorial Hall, etc.