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Bangalore – The City of Gardens, Techno Parks and Many Languages

Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru (Kannada) is the capital of the Indian State of Karnataka. Bangalore is nicknamed as the Garden City and was once called a Pensioner's Paradise. Located on the Deccan Plateau in the south-eastern part of Karnataka, Bangalore is India's third most populous city. There are a number of expats from across the world living in the city, thanks to the growing presence of multinational companies.

Bengaluru Is India’s Most Linguistically Diverse District

Bengaluru is known as a thriving IT hub that attracts people from across the country. The diversity of people moving to Bengaluru for education and better work opportunities has led to it becoming one of the richest cities in terms of culture. One of the key indicators of this is the number of languages spoken in the city. A recent analysis of the 2011 census showed that Bengaluru is one of the few cities in India where more than 100 languages are spoken. In fact, Bengaluru citizens speak in 107 languages including 22 scheduled and 84 non-scheduled languages.

Bengaluru Is India’s Most Linguistically Diverse District

Bengaluru is called the 'Silicon Valley of India' because of the growing IT sector and start-ups. It is the home of the several prestigious industries headquarters and universities.



Kempegowda International Airport - Bengaluru, is located about 40 kilometres north of the city near the village of Devanahalli and connects to all important cities of India.



Bangalore comes under the South Western Railway zone of the Indian Railways. Bangalore City Railway Station and Yeshwanthapur Junction connect the city to the rest of the country. Bangalore is also connected by rail to most cities in Karnataka, as well as other metros like Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, and other major cities in India.


The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation operates buses connecting Bangalore with other parts of Karnataka as well as other states. The main bus depots are the Kempegowda Bus Station (popularly known as Majestic) Shantinagar Bus Depot and Shivajinagar Bus Depot.


Local Transportation

The Bengaluru Metro train (called Namma Metro) connects the commercial and residential areas of the city. The Metro started operating in 2011 and is Bangalore's first rail-based public transport system. It's punctual, faster and more comfortable than riding the bus. Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) operates various ordinary and special bus services in the city. There are more than 6,000 buses on 2,000 routes! About 825 of them are air- conditioned. The bus is popularly used by commuters in Bengaluru.

Nearby Tourist Attractions


Nandi Temple

Constructed in 1537 by Kempe Gowda, the founder of Bengaluru, is a temple dedicated to the Hindu demi-god Nandi. It houses one of the largest monolith statues of Nandi in the world. The temple is constructed in the Vijayanagara architectural style.



Hampi, the city of ruins, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Nestled amid a cratons and hills, the city is home to 500 ancient monuments, beautiful temples, bustling street markets, bastions, treasury building and captivating remains of Vijayanagara Empire, Hampi is a backpacker’s delight. Hampi was the capital of Vijaynagara Empire around 1500 AD, and by some accounts was the largest city in the world.



Famous around the world for the Mysore Dussera festival, Mysore served as the capital of the Wodeyar dynasty. The palace is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the country after Taj Mahal. Apart from the palace, one could visit the famous Mysore zoo and many ancient temples nearby such as Srirangapatna and Nanjangud. The city is also famous for its rich and delicious Mysore Pak, a sweet made of clarified butter, sugar and gram flour.


Bandipur National Park

Bandipur National park is a famous tiger reserve in Karnataka. Apart from being home to Asiatic Elephants, Bandipur is also known for a sizable number of tigers. It is one of the 15 sanctuaries selected for the Project Tiger by World Wildlife Fund for Nature. It hosts several day and night safaris to catch a glimpse of the rich wildlife and fauna.



Nestled amid imposing mountains and lush greenery, Coorg is a favourite place for nature lovers. This popular coffee growing hill station is known for the local clan, the Kodavas and their inimitable hospitality. Coorg or Kodagu, as it is known locally, is known for its exotic scenery replete with aromas of coffee and spices affluent in the air. The Kodava cuisine is very popular, with pandi curry (pork curry) being one of the favourites among the locals. There are many homestays that will make your stay a memorable one.

City Attractions


Cubbon Park

This is the oldest and largest park in Bangalore. It is a beautiful green oasis in the heart of the city and is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. The park is home to a variety of trees and plants, as well as several attractions, including the Cubbon Park Museum, the Government Museum, and the Lalbagh Botanical Garden.


Vidhana Soudha

This is the seat of the Karnataka State Legislature. It is a magnificent building in the Neo-Dravidian style. The Vidhana Soudha is open to the public for tours.


Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace

This palace was built by Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore, in the 18th century. It is a beautiful example of Indo-Islamic architecture. The palace is in the heart of Bangalore and is a popular tourist destination.


Lalbagh Botanical Garden

This is one of the largest botanical gardens in Asia. It is home to a wide variety of plants, including a few rare and endangered species. The Lalbagh Botanical Garden is a popular spot for picnics, as well as for educational tours.


Bannerghatta National Park

This is a wildlife sanctuary located on the outskirts of Bangalore. It is home to a variety of animals, including lions, tigers, elephants, and leopards. The Bannerghatta National Park is a popular spot for safaris and other wildlife-viewing activities.


ISKCON Temple Bangalore

This is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is in the heart of Bangalore and is a popular spot for worship and meditation. The ISKCON Temple Bangalore is also a popular tourist destination and offers a variety of cultural programs and events.


Bull Temple

This temple is dedicated to Nandi, the bull vahana (vehicle) of Shiva. It is in the heart of Bangalore and is a popular spot for worship and meditation. The Bull Temple is also a popular tourist destination and is known for its unique architecture.


M.G. Road

This is a famous shopping street in Bangalore. It is home to a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and cafes. M.G. Road is a popular spot for both locals and tourists and is a great place to find souvenirs and other items.


Commercial Street

This is another famous shopping street in Bangalore. It is home to a wide variety of shops, selling everything from clothes and electronics to spices and handicrafts. Commercial Street is a popular spot for both locals and tourists and is a great place to find bargains. With its rich history and culture, Bangalore has something to offer everyone.


Shopping Attractions

  • Commercial Street
  • Brigade Road
  • MG Road
  • Chickpet
  • Avenue Road
  • National Market
  • Malleshwaram
  • Gandhi Bazar