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GeographyJawaharlal Nehru, India's first Prime Minister termed Bangalore as "India's city of the future". Today Bangalore, known as India's Silicon Valley and the country's pub capital, along with aerospace research, biotechnology and dozens of premier education institutions, is perhaps one of the most westernized cities in India.
Bangalore is one of Asia's fastest growing cities. Situated at an altitude of 920 metres above sea level, Bangalore is the principal administrative, cultural, commercial and industrial centre of the state of Karnataka. Spread over an area of 2190 square kilometers, Bangalore enjoys a pleasant and equable climate throughout the year. Tree-lined streets and abundant greenery made it the 'Garden City' of India.
Travel to Bangalore reveals many tourist attractions. Apart from the numerous gardens, it also has some historical sites and other places of interest. Of historical, religious and contemporary interests, these tourists spots are easily accessible and worth a visit. The Vidhan Soudha makes the major attraction in Bangalore. The Cubbon Park in the heart of Bangalore city, Lal Bagh famous for the blooming red roses, and the Bangalore Palace are some of the other must see attractions of this garden city.
HistoryKempegowda, a petty ruler whose overlords were the Vijaynagar kings, founded Bangalore in 1537. He fortified his city with a fortress but chose the unhappy medium of mud. Tipu promptly rectified this when two centuries later when the city became his summer capital. During the reign of Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan, Bangalore became important as a fortress city. After their defeat of Tipu the British took over Bangalore and shifted the headquarters of regional administration here from Tipu’s capital Srirangapatnam in 1831. Karnataka joined the Republic of India in 1956 with the accession of the princely state of Mysore and adjoining areas. Balmy Bangalore became the capital city.
Bangalore’s urban growth was spurred by the government’s decision in the 1960s to situate defence and scientific research centres here.
Banglore AttractionBangalore Palace : Built in the Tudor style and inspired by the Windsor palace, a Wodeyar king built this palace in 1887. This unique edifice stands in the heart of the city.
Vidhan Soudha :- A marvel of neo Dravidian architecture and one of the most imposing building not only in Bangalore but in India, the Vidhan 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 in Teak wood. This double storeyed ornate structure was constructed in 1781-1791. This palace is beautifully decorated with floral motifs on the walls and ceilings. The structure is completed with pillars, arches and balconies. After the death of Tipu, this building was used by the British as their secretariat till 1867. In busy market place of the city are the remnants of this fort built by Tipu. What ever remains of the fort, reminds of the struggle by Tipu against the British. There is a small Ganesha temple among the fort ruins.
International Technology Park : For those that have business and more business on their minds, the International Tech Park in Bangalore offers a superb business advantage to corporations seeking a foothold in India, one of the world's biggest emerging markets. The futuristic Park is built to exacting international standards, supported by state-of-the-art infrastructure. Amidst a refreshing and aesthetically appealing environment, the Park offers a one-stop solution integrating office, production, commercial, residential and recreational needs in a single location. The International Tech Park is meticulously designed and built to suit the requirements of international hi-tech companies in the field of information technology, software development, electronics, telecommunication, research and development, financial services and other non-polluting hi-tech industries.
Banglore ClimateUnlike the simmering heat during summers of the nearby Thar Desert, Udaipur has a more tolerable and often pleasant weather. Though at times the mercury touches a sweltering 40ºC, it hovers around the 30s for most part of the year. Rainfall is scanty and the winters are pleasant.
How To Reach BangloreFlight : Bangalore Airport is 13 km east of the City Station. There are number of daily flights to important cities like Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Goa, Kochi, Mangalore, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram. Bangalore is also an international airport, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Air India, Thai Airways and Air Lanka operating direct flights..
Train : Bangalore is well connected to all major Indian cities. There are number of daily express trains from Bangalore to other cities of India.
Road : Bangalore is well linked to Mysore (3 hours), Hospet(9 hours), Chennai (8 hours) and serves as a gateway to major South Indian tourist destinations.
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- Tiger Tour with Taj
- Rajasthan Heritage Tour
- Taj With Forts & Palaces
- Inside Rajasthan Tour
- Golden Triangle with Buddhist Sector
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