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About Bangalore

Home to more than 212 software companies, Bangalore (Bengaluru) is rightly known as the IT Hub of India. It is also referred to as the 'Silicon Valley of India' and the 'IT Capital of India'. Believe it or not, it has 21 engineering colleges and about 57 engineering colleges that are affiliated to the Bangalore University. A true cosmopolitan with people from diverse cultures, it also has the maximum number of engineers who stay there for work. It is a very clean city since people are very conscious about throwing litter in the bin. The city is very well decorated with beautiful paintings. Most of the walls and public places display the rich cultural heritage of Bangalore. The city is located at a height of 3000 ft above the sea level and that's why it enjoys a pleasant climate all the year around. Bangalore is the fifth largest city in India and the capital of Karnataka.

Interesting Facts About Bangalore

  • BMTC route 600 is the longest bus route in India. It covers a distance of 117 km in each trip.
  • Bangalore was the first city of India to use hydro-electric power to generate electricity.
  • One of the oldest rock formations on the face of the earth, nearly 3000 years ago, The Lal Bagh Rock lies in The Lalbagh in Bangalore.
  • The maximum number of people nominated for the prestigious Nobel Prize, from India, is from Bangalore.
  • The maximum number of places of worship in India for Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians are in Bangalore.
  • Bangalore is the only city in the world where the defense airport and the commercial airport operate from the same strip.
  • Very surprisingly, Bangalore is called the ‘Fashion Capital of the East’ since it has almost the same number of fashion houses as Paris.

What to see in Bangalore

Iskon Temple, Bangalore

Life shouldn’t always be about meeting deadlines and working on tight schedules. Visit the beautiful Iskon Temple to find inner peace. It is a really serene and peaceful place where you can meditate and listen to bhajans.

Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum

Small children ask various questions as they want to know how things work. The VITM is a must visit to fulfill the quest of small children and budding artists. VITM has 8 galleries, each of which is special in its own way.

Bannerghatta National Park

This is a great wildlife excursion where you get to see so many wild animals. The most amazing part of this safari is that the animals are in their natural habitat; they are not in a cage.


The Lalbagh Botanical Garden has the largest collection of tropical plants in India. It is a pleasure to visit the Lalbagh glass house during the annual flower shows.

Lip smacking cuisine of Bangalore

Cafés and posh restaurants are very easy to find and there are plenty of them in Bangalore. Here are some of the lesser known places where you must eat, while in Bangalore:

MTR (Mavalli Tiffin Room)

MTR is one of oldest restaurants in Bangalore. It has one of the cleanest kitchens you have even seen. Visit MTR for some authentic south Indian food.

Sai Ram Chats

If you are a chat lover, you must visit Sai Ram Chats. With so many innovative chats to choose from, you’ll be completely engorged in eating chats. They have amazing fusion foods that make you feel refreshed.

Shivanna Gulkand Center

Craving for something sweet after a meal? Try some divine gulkand with ice cream and fruits at Shivanna Gulkand Center. Definitely something most of us would never even have imagined together!


Those who like to experiment with new tastes must eat the authentic Karnataka style mutton from Gowdru Hotel.

How to get around in Bangalore

It is very difficult to move around in Bangalore since the traffic situation is pretty bad. One can travel by metro, city buses, autos and cabs. Hiring a taxi, although expensive, is the best option since they are much faster than buses and autos. If you need to travel to a place that is near a railway station, you can also take a train. One can also rent a car and drive.

Where to shop in Bangalore

Residency Road

This is your one shop stop for all kinds of handicrafts. There are various emporiums at the Residency Road.


There is no better place to shop for sarees than in Chickpet. You can get really affordable sarees at this place.

Brigade Road

This commercial center has various shops from where you can get handcrafted items and jewellery at dirt cheap prices.


On route to the airport, just stop at Marathahalli if you want to shop at the factory outlets.

Dubai Plaza

Bargain as much as you want and buy whatever you like at the Dubai Plaza. Get clothes, shoes, bags, perfumes, undergarments, wallets and accessories and just about everything under the sun.

Commercial Street

This is the best place to shop readymade garments. Just use your bargaining skills to the max.

M.G. Road

Tourists and locals storm this place for the stunning silk sarees. The collectibles are really reasonably placed.

There are various low fare airlines that can take you to Bangalore within a few hours.

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