The multifaceted capital city of Karnataka, dotted with modern marvels,
lush boulevards, historical monuments & bustling shopping plazas,
Bangalore, aptly called the Silicon Valley of India, is every tourist's
dream travel destination.
Bangalore, the fifth largest city in India, is the perfect blend of natural
beauty and man-made marvels of architecture and technology. Blessed with a
salubrious climate and dotted with beautiful parks, its tree-lined avenues,
its trendy, yuppie downtown, and the software flood, Bangalore truly offers
one a picture of striking contrasts.
Bangalore - located 1,000m above sea level is one of the most 'happening'
places in India. Bangalore, which literally means the 'town of baked beans',
was founded by Kempe Gowda, a chieftain of the Vijayanagar Empire, around
the 16th century. He built four towers in four directions to specify its
boundaries. However, Bangalore has far exceeded these limits since.
Travel Attractions / Places to see :
The Bull Temple -
The 4.57m high and 6.10 m long image was built by
Kempe Gowda, in the 16th century.
» Vidhaan Soudha -
A marvel of neo-Dravidian
architecture and one of the most imposing building not only in Bangalore but
in India, the Vidhaan Soudha houses the state legislative assembly of
Karnataka and part of the Secretariat.
» Tipu's Palace -
The summer palace of Tipu Sultan
was built in Bangalore. The entire structure is built of teakwood. This
double-storeyed ornate structure was constructed in 1781-1791 AD.
Shopping in Bangalore :
Bangalore is famous for the shopping malls, which have some of the finest
and biggest showrooms in India. This electronic capital of India has been
attracting people for Sandal wood, Silk and hand woven materials.
Excursions from Banglore :
This picnic spot is located 28 kms from Bangalore on the
Mysore road. Ramohalli is a beautiful picnic spot with a KSTDC restaurant.
» Mysore -
The erst while capital of the Wodeyars is
140 kms from Bangalore. This city has retained the charm it had acquired
during the reign of Wodeyars. Mysore is also known as the 'City Of Palace'.
» Hassan -
194 kms from Bangalore is Hassan, from
where one can go to Belur, Halebid and Sravanabelagola. Sravanabelagola is a
famous Jain pilgrimage with a 17m high monolith of lord Bahubali standing