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Location : South eastern Karnataka
Famous For : Gardens, Shopping
Distance : 331 kms from Chennai
Best Time to Visit : October to February
Bangalore City
Bangalore City

Famous As : Garden City of India, Silicon Valley of India.
Monumental Heritage : Bangalore Fort – Built by Tipu Sultan,Bangalore Palace – Replica of Windsor Castle.
Temple Attraction : ISCKON Temple – Standing over a hill, Bull Temple – Housing Sacred Statue of Nandi Bull, Gangadhareshware Temple –Known for its four monolithic pillars and rare idol of Agni, the God of fire.
Other Religious Places : Dargah Hazarath Tawakkal Mastan –Attend the Annual Procession, Jumma Masjid –Oldest Mosque of Bangalore, St Mary's Church –Only church in Karnataka state to be elevated to the status of a minor Basilica (Visit During Virgin's Mary Festival in September).
Garden Delights : Lal Bagh –Collection of Tropical Plants, see the Glass House modelled along London's Crystal Palace, Lake, Hill top and a Nursery.
Cubbon Park –Fairy fountains, August bandstand, Toy Train ride inside the park, City Central Library and Children's Park.
Museum Hopping : Government Museum – Oldest in India, see antiquities from Mohenjodaro period.
Don't Miss : Visiting the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium – Astronomical Center.
Shop for : Silks, wood carvings, Copperware, cane and bamboo furniture and crafts, lacquer ware, Sandal wood items.
Shopping Hubs : Commercial Street – Silk, Accessories, Jewellery, various Works of Art.
MG Road –Electronic Gadgets, Antique Items.
Chickpet –Specially for Silks.
Residency Road – Having Government Emporiums that Sell Authentic Karnataka Handicrafts.
Arcot Srinivaschari Street –Brassware, Copperware and Silverware.
Excursions : Bannerghatta National Park – 22 kms, Hesaraghatta – 25 kms,Ghati Subramanya Ghati (Pilgrimage Centre) – 52 kms,Bannerghatta National ParkSavanadurga (Trekker's Paradise ) – 61 kms.
Important Distance : Kochi – 533 kms, Mumbai – 998 kms,Chennai – 331 kms,Panaji – 592 kms, Hyderabad – 562 kms
Getting There : Air – Bangalore and its own Domestic and International Airport. Various Domestic Flight (Indian and Jet Airway) connect Bangalore to rest of the country. International Flights too are available from Muscat, Sharjah and Singapore.
Rail – Bangalore is an Important Railhead in the southern Indian region. The broad gauge is connected to major cities like New Delhi, Chennai, Calcutta, Mumbai and Hyderabad.
Road – Located at the junction of National Highway 4, 7, 48, Bangalore is connected to the rest of the country. The city is connected with the major states Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and
Museum Hopping : Government Museum – Oldest in India, see antiquities from Mohenjodaro period.

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Bangalore – The Garden City of India

Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka is also famous as the Neon City of India and Garden city of India. This famous metro of India has been rechristened as 'Bengaluru' of recent. Located at 1000 mts above sea level, Bangalore is rightly called the gateway to South India. This city is situated halfway between the coasts of Southern India. This fifth largest city of India is famous for its education centre and students from all over the world aspire to be a part of these prestigious institutes.

This is the most important place to visit in Karnataka as highlighted by the Karnataka tourism. Famous for its various monuments, palaces and forts, along with a hearting shopping experience, Bangalore has all that a tourists can dream of experience in a single visit.

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Cubbon Park, Bangalore
Cubbon Park - Famous Garden of Bangalore

Monuments in Bangalore – Making the City Large

Karnataka is a cosmopolitan where varied culture and customs have existed since times unknown. A clear reflection of this can be foubandipur-nationalpark.htmlnd in the various monumental heritage of the city. Visit the astronomical world in the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium. Another example of colonial heritage in Bangalore is the Vidhan Sabha, state secretariat which is an example of modern architecture displaying fine blending of traditional Dravidian and modern style.
The 16th-century, Dravidian-styled temple dedicated to Nandi the Bull is also a tourist attraction in Bangalore, which is also an important place of worship.
Besides the major attraction of Bangalore, there are various temples and building of ancient ans well as modern era.

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Gardens – the Pride of Bangalore

It is solely the beautiful gardens that have earned Bangalore, the title of being the 'Garden city of India'. Visit the Lal bagh, where you can see a host of trees, flowers and bushes. Besides the flora tourists can also enjoy spending some idyllic time around the lake, a sit-out on a hill-top and a fascinating nursery. This is an artistically designed garden that is in possession of expansive lush lawns, cornucopia of flowerbeds, lotus pools and reverberant fountains.
On Bangalore tours, do not miss seeing the Cubbon park, where the most famous attraction is the illuminated fairy fountains that light up in the evenings. The flora abundance is incomparable while traveller will also be delighted with the quaint old toy train called the Puttani Express which takes you on a ride all around the park. City Central library, containing rare books, and a children's parks are the other attractions inside the park.

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Flower Market in Bangalore
Flower Market in Bangalore

Shopping in Bangalore – Explore the Flooded Markets

Shopping is a another major attraction of Bangalore as this is one city where you can find everything under the sun. The busiest shopping street is Commercial street where one can shop for various decorative items along with garments, accessories, jewellery and many other things. To buy silk sarees and equipments of photography the place to be is Mahatama Gandhi Ckowk. Electronic goods, footwear and crockery can be bought at Brigade Road. To buy some exclusive and authentic habdicrafts in Bangalore, visit the Residence road. This road is filled with government emporiums where you can buy antique jewelry, brassware, wooden furniture, ethnic printed fabrics, saris and a whole lot of decorative items. The market famous for silk sarees and dress material is Chickpet. Other shopping markets are Avenue road, Arcot Srinivaschari street and B.V.K Iyenger road.

Shopping in Bangalore
People Shopping in Bangalore

Getting There to Bangalore – Reaching the Silicon Valley of India

Air : Bangalore is the most important city of India as well as South India, and thus can be conveniently reached from any part of the country and the world. It has its own airport, domestic as well as International. Situated at a distance of 6 kilometers from the center of the city, the Bangalore airport is connected with the major cities of India like Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai and other cities as well. It has international flights to Muscat, Sharjah and Singapore.
Rail: Direct trains from all the part of the country ply to Bangalore. There are 2 major railway stations in Bangalore – the city railway station and cantonment railway station. The broad gauge is connected to major cities like New Delhi, Chennai, Calcutta, Mumbai and Hyderabad. If you are planning how to reach Bangalore, Karnataka then take a train to Bangalore.
Road: The National Highways 4, 7, 48, connect Bangalore to the rest of the country. Good network of roads connect the city t o the major states like Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Goa. Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation also offers special transport to different parts of the country. Local transport includes buses and auto rickshaws.

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Lal Bagh, Bangalore

Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka is a famous city that is popularly called as the 'Garden city of India' and the 'Silicon Valley of India'.

On the city tours of Karnataka sojourn in Bangalore to explore the famous Lal Bagh known for boating, various historical monuments, Jawahar Lal Nehru Planetarium, Government museum famous for items from Mohenjedaro period and the famous gardens of Karnataka that forms the major attractions of Bangalore. The ISCKON temple and the 16th century Bull Temple are a must visit for the travellers to Bangalore. In the Bull Templ, tourists can see the popular Nandi Bull image.

Do not miss visiting the Bangalore palace that is the replica of the Windsor castle. The Bangalore fort is also an important Tipu Sultan fort in Karnataka.

Shopping is the most exciting option in Bangalore. Look for Silks, wood carvings, Copperware, cane and bamboo furniture and crafts, lacquer ware, Sandal wood items in the various shopping markets of Bangalore.

Bangalore, the gateway to South India highlights various excursion trips to the nearest wildlife sanctuaries and pilgrim destinations.

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