Bangalore now known as Bengaluru is the capital of Karnataka. It was founded by Kempe Gowda , ruler under Vijayanagara Empire by laying the foundation of the city by building mud fort at the site in 1537. This site has over the years burgeoned to industrial and technological axis of India. The city is known as Silicon Valley of India because it takes pride in being the nation’s paramount exporter of Information technology.
The city enjoys moderate and favourable climate throughout the year due to its high altitude. Summers are pretty warm and soothing with people using blankets during night and because of this the city is considered as summer retreat. Winters are cool with temperature falling near to 10° C. Monsoon season is normally windy with mild to heavy downpours. Best time to visit this city is anytime between September to February for experiencing the aura of cool and placid environment.
Bangalore has heritage of rich and vibrant culture unravelling the diversity of its population. Its culture is in fact the fusion of various cultures. The city has in its ambit own traditional festivals like the oldest event Bangalore Karaga, Dussera, Deepavali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Makara Sankranti and Ugadi. Dussera being the state festival of the city as it is the mark of victory of truth and it has great importance to Kannadiga population in city. All the other festivals like Holi, Ramzan ID, Christmas, Sri Ram Navami etc are celebrated with great pomp making the Bangalore as Cosmopolitan city.
As majority of the population are software professionals working for various multinational firms, the western culture has great influence in the lives of the locals. The Pub culture is the product of this influence. The city takes pride in preserving the traditional culture amidst such foreign interventions. The Kannada is the local language and English is the common medium of communication.
Bangalore has the flavours of many lip smacking cuisines in its lap. The staple food of the city is rice and vegetable. Rava Kichadi is another popular dish. The city also relishes with delight gamut of South Indian dishes like Idli, Vada, Dosa etc. This cosmopolitan food loving city has aura of almost all the cuisines from across globe. The food habits of the local population vary from one person to another. One can also savour with delight the street food of Bangalore.
There are spectrum of tourists attractions in the city:
- Bannerghatta National Park
- The ISKCON Temple
- Lal Bagh
- Bangalore Palace
- The Forum
- Male Mahadeshwara hills
- Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace
- Hesaraghatta lake
- Bellandur lake
- Fort and Aquarium
- Hebbal lake
- HAL Aerospace museum
- Freedom Park
- Many temples and Forts.
Bangalore is widely known for being the India’s best shopping destination. The country’s first shopping mall was built in this city. The famous shopping place is MG road. This road showcases spectrum of silk saris, handicrafts, antiques, cotton fabrics, sandalwood objects, wood carvings, paintings with gold leaf work and stone.
Stay option is never an issue in this city. You can select from Budget hotels, cheap hotels and Luxury hotels depending on your requirements and pocket. All the hotels provide necessary amenities and hygienic food along with good hospitable atmosphere.
Bangalore the Green- Clean city is the one of the most sought out city for professionals in India. A city which fulfils umpteen numbers of dreams.