Bangalore, officially known as Bengaluru, is a popular destination for travellers heading to India. It is located in southern India and is the third largest city in the country. Therefore, because of its size, there are plenty of things to see and do whilst visiting the area. With its rich history, dating back to the Stone Age, Bangalore is the perfect place to spend time if you have an interest in Indian history. Although nowadays Bangalore is a modern city, often called the “Silicon Valley of India” because it is the country’s leading city when it comes to IT and is home to numerous world-leading companies.
If you are planning a trip to Bangalore, here are our suggestions on what you should do and where you should visit.
Choose Great Accommodation
Choosing the right accommodation when in Bangalore is vital. Luckily, there is accommodation in the city to suit almost all budgets. From hostels, for the budget conscious travellers and backpackers through to 5 Star hotels for those who like to have a certain level of luxury when they travel. A great mid-range choice of accommodation is the Hotel Empire, located on Church Street, close to a number of the most popular attractions in the city. Wherever you decide to base yourself for the duration of your trip, be sure to book in advance as Bangalore is a popular city and you don’t want to be disappointed.
Bangalore has a tropical savanna climate with distinctive wet and dry seasons. It is also known as the “Garden City of India” because of its greenery and numerous public spaces making it the perfect place to visit, especially during the dry season. There are a many lakes including Kaikondrahalli Lake, Ulsoor Lake and Hebbal lake together with a number of parks including Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens, JP Park and M N Krishna Rao Park, which make perfect spots to relax and escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. If roller coasters are more your thing, then no trip to Bangalore is complete without a visit to Wonderla Amusement Park, which offers fun for all the family.
Make Time For Museums
If you visit during the monsoon season or during a heat wave, which are common during the summer months, and need to seek shelter from the extreme weather, then you should head to one of the many museums in Bangalore. Regardless of your interest, I’m sure you will find one to suit your taste. From the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, which has five galleries each dedicated to a particular aspect of technology. to the Jawahar Lal Nehru Planetarium, where ‘The Sky Theater’ is a must-see, and not forgetting the National Gallery of Modern Art, which showcases paintings, sculptures, prints and photography, there really is something for everyone.
Take Time Out At Temple
Bangalore is also home to a number of religious and sacred sites, which are just waiting to be explored, including ashrams, mosques, and churches. Hinduism is the main religion in Bangalore, therefore, there are numerous temples in the city. Three of the best are the ISKCON Temple, Dodda Ganapathi Temple and Bull Temple. If exploring on your own is a daunting prospect, not to worry, why not take an organised day tour of the temples with your own personal guide?
With this and so much more to see in and do in Bangalore, there really is something for everyone. Why not add it to your travel plans and enjoy a break in this bustling and vibrant city?
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