the garden city of India, is a modern, bustling city which is rapidly expanding into an industrial centre. Today, it is India's 5th largest city, the momentum of its industrial and commercial growth unequalled in the country. The pace of life, the intellectual and political climate, is brisk. Bangalore is a cosmopolitan city, where different cultures and customs exist. Kempe Gowda founded the city in 1537 - today it is a bustling and diverse city, with ancient arts that flourish alongside the Silicon Plateau of India!. It boasts of an amazing number of flowering trees and parks. With splendid pink cassias and golden acacias blooming, with jacarandas flowering in purple majesty and the gulmohurs lighting the roads with their flame-orange brilliance, the city is a sheer delight to simply wander around in.

Area 741 sq km
Altitude 920 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-21.0 C-34.0 C Winter- 12.0 C-28.0C
Language English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil
STD Code 081
Rainfall 1,060 mm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to March

Bangalore Map

How to get there
1. Air :- Bangalore is connected by air with Ahmedabad, Calcutta, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Mangalore, Mumbai, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram.

2. Rail:-Bangalore is connected by rail with cities all over India.

3. Road:-Bangalore is connected by road with national highways throughout the country. All types of tourist buses are easily available on hire.

Places to Visit

Lal Bagh Garden Tipu Summer Palace Vidhan Soudha
Chamundi Hill Nandi  


Janapada Arts Museum Halebid Belur
Nrityagram Village Somnathpur Sravanbelgola
Srirangapatnam Mysore  

Bangalore is a good place to purchases silk, sandalwood and rosewood items, and Lambani tribal jewellery. Shopping is a delightful experience in Bangalore. You'll find some of the most exquisite silks here. You can also take home handicrafts in sandalwood and rose wood, available in state-owned emporia and private stores. For gold and jewellery, you can visit the quaint Jeweller's Street. Some of the favourite shopping haunts are M.G.Road, Brigade Road, Residency Road and Commercial Street. Bargain hunters tend to favour K.G.Road, Malleswaram and Shivajinagar. Stunning, hand-embroidered saris are reasonably priced and fabric is cheaper here than in the silk emporiums lining MG Road.


ITC Windsor Hotel Leela Place Hotel Park
Le Meridien Taj Residency Taj Gateway
Bangalore International Comfort Vijay Nalapad Residency
Ramanshree California The Oberoi Taj Westend
Grand Ashok Comfort Infantry Hotel Rama