| Bangalore is the capital of Karnataka. Today, it
is India's 5th largest city, the momentum of its industrial and commercial
growth unequalled in the country. It is called the Garden City for
it's delicate blossoms and greenery that impart a unique beauty to this
lovely city. The weather is the city's best feature, with pleasant summers
and bearable winters. 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.
| Facts and Figures
||920 metres above sea level.
||Summer : Max 35 º C, Min 20 º C
Winter : Max 28 º C Min 14 º C
||Helvetica, sans-serif" Kannada 31%, Tamil
27%, Telugu 17%, Hindustani/Urdu 15%, other languages 10%.
||86 cms (June and
| Bangalore was founded by Kempe Gowda I, a chieftain of Vijayanagar in 1537.
The four limits of this town were decided by the extent to which four carts
could be pulled by their bullocks. This town he named after a village which
was called Bengaluru, a colloquialism of "Benda Kalu" which means "boiled
beans" in Kannada. Local folklore has it that a 10th century ruler, Veera
Ballala lost his way in the forest while on a hunt. He arrived at the
cottage of an old woman who offered him her simple meal of boiled beans.
Since then it was called "Benda Kalu Uru", The anglicized version -
naturally is Bangalore.
In 1687, the Mughals captured Bangalore from the Bijapur Sultanate and gave
it on lease to King Chikkadevaraya Wadiyar of Mysore, eventually selling the
city to the Mysore rulers for a paltry five lakh Rupees! The 19th
century saw Bangalore grow from a mere military station to a flourishing
administrative center and a prime residential locality with an aura of
graciousness that sets it apart from other cantonments.
Tourist Places In
Chamundi Hill, 3km southeast of the city, is topped with a
temple to the chosen deity of the Mysore rajas; the goddess Chamundi,
or Durga, who slew the demon buffalo Mahishasura.
This 240 acre expanse of greenery forms one of India's
most beautiful botanical gardens. The credit for this goes to the
rulers Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan, who laid out an 18th
century paradise with rare trees brought from far off Persia,
Afghanistan and France. At the heart of the gardens is situated the
Tipu's Summer Palace
It is a two-storey structure built in 1791, mostly of
wood. It is situated in the southwest of the City Market and 3km
from MG Road.
How to Reach Bangalore
|Air: Bangalore is connected by air with Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Chennai,
Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Mangalore, bangalore, Pune and
Rail: Bangalore is connected by rail with cities all over India.
Road: Bangalore is connected by road with national highways
throughout the country .All types of tourist buses are easily available on
Best Season to Visit
| Bangalore can be visited any time of the year, (Sep to March is the best