Bangalore is the capital and the largest city of the
Indian state of Karnataka. It is also called "Garden City" for its
beautiful gardens, flowers and trees which flourish in each and every
street. It is India's fifth largest city and India's fifth largest
metropolitan area, with a 2001 population of about 6.5 million. After India
gained independence in 1947, Bangalore evolved into a manufacturing hub for
heavy industries such as Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Indian Space
the last decade, the establishment and success of high technology firms in
Bangalore have lead to the growth of Information Technology (IT) in India.
IT firms in Bangalore employ about 30% of India's pool of 1 million IT
professionals. The city is also the Training Center for the Indian Air
Force, the Madras Engineering Group (MEG) and Central Military Police, the
latter two being arms of the Indian Army. Bangalore is the scientific hub of
India and it has the world renowned and the oldest Research University,
Indian Institute of Science. The other research institutes are the Indian
Institute of Astrophysics, the Raman Research Institute, the Jawaharlal
Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, the National Center for
Biological Science and the Indian Statistical Institute.
numerous gardens and historical sites within the city to keep you occupied.
The Vidhan Soudha or the State Secretariat is the prime attraction. The
Government Museum of Bangalore and the Visvesvaraya Technological and
Industrial Museum are worth visiting. The Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens, which
holds a number of flower shows, especially during the Republic Day attracts
several tourists. The Fort and Palace of Tipu Sultan and Palace are other
important places in Bangalore. You may pray at the temple dedicated to
Nandi, the Bull besides the Venkataramanaswamy Temple, the Gavi
Gangadhareswara Cave Temple and the Someshwara Temple. The Ulsoor Lake is an
ideal spot for picnics. Tourist Information
at an altitude of 920m (3021ft) from the sea level,Bangalore has a moderate
and pleasant climate throughout the year. During summer the temparature
reach a maximum of 27o Celcius. Winters are colder when temparature goes
down to 20o C. Bangalore enjoys both southwest and northeast monsoons.
October and November are the wettest months.The Monsoons are during June -
Sept. Bangalore has a domestic airport that connects most of the major
cities of the country.
A few international flights are also
operated from here. The city is connected by rail and roads to all parts of
the country. Relevent tourist information can be obtained from Karnataka
State Tourism Development Corporation in Bangalore located at 10/4, Kasturba
Road, Bangalore 560 001. Their tourist information counters are located at
Badami House, Bangalore 560002, airport, railway stations and bus terminals.
Most of the star hotels also provide tourist information for their inmates.
For more details follow the link Tourist AttractionThe
Bangalore Palace & Fort :
The Bangalore Fort was built by Kempe
Gowda and expanded by Tippu Sultan. Within its walls is the well preserved
16th century Ganapathi Temple. The Bangalore Palace was built by a Wodeyar
king in 1887 on the 400 acre space. Inspired by the Windsor castle, this
palace was built in the Tudor style, complete with Gothic windows, foiled
windows, battlements and turrets resembling the Daria Daulat Palace in
Srirangapatanam, this summer palace has been constructed largely of wood and
is famous for its carving and paintings. ISKCON:
on Chord Road, it is a must visit temple in Bangalore. It stands over a
small hill and is a very clean and well maintained temple. Akshaya Patra
program sponsored by the temple is very popular.The
Known for its four monolithic pillars and
rare idol of Agni, the God of fire,this temple was built by Kempe Gowda. A
unique phenomena is witnessed here on Jan 13/14th every year when the rays
of the setting sun enter through the window, pass between the horns of the
Nandi and shine on the Shivalingam.