Bangalore Tourist Guide, Hotels, Road Maps & Climate
Bangalore, now known as Bengaluru, is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. Located on the Deccan Plateau in the south-eastern part of Karnataka, Bengaluru is India's third most populous city. Kempe Gowda I, is regarded as the architect of modern Bangalore. Today, as a large and growing metropolis, Bangalore is home to some of the most well-recognized colleges and research institutions in India. Numerous public sector heavy industries, software companies, aerospace, telecommunications, and defense organisations are located in the city. Bangalore is known as the Silicon Valley of India because of its pre-eminent position as the nation's leading IT employer and exporter. A demographically diverse city, Bangalore is a major economic hub and one of the fastest growing major metropolis in India. Bengaluru is also known as the "Garden City of India" because of its greenery and the presence of many public parks, such as the Lal Bagh and Cubbon Park.
Due to its high elevation, Bangalore usually enjoys nice cool climate throughout the year, although heat waves can make things very uncomfortable in the summer. The coolest month is January with an average low temperature of 15.1 °C and the hottest month is April with an average high temperature of 33.6 °C. The highest temperature ever recorded in Bangalore is 38.9 °C and the lowest ever is 7.8 °C (on January 1884). (Under wikipedia GNU)
Tourist Spots in Bangalore:
* Lal Bagh: a well known botanical garden, the garden surrounds one of the towers erected by the founder of Bangalore, Kempe Gowda I.
* Cubbon Park: famous and centrally located park of the City known for its toy train.
* Forum Mall: It is the first of its kind shopping mall in Bangalore City and a hotspot for the city's youngsters.
* Vidhana Soudha: is the seat of the state legislature of Karnataka. It is an imposing building, constructed in a style, sometimes described as 'Neo-Dravidian', incorporates elements of Indo-Saracenic, Rajasthani Jharokha and Dravidian styles.
* Attara Kacheri, (Karnataka High Court): Overlooking Vidhana Sabha is this red brick and stone building in the Greco-Roman style of architecture. It houses the High Court for the state of Karnataka.
* Bangalore Palace (1862): is a palace located in the city of Bangalore, India and is built to look like a smaller replica of the Windsor Castle in England.
* Brigade Road is one of the busiest commercial centers of Bangalore.
* Commercial Street: Another busy commercial centre of Bangalore.
* MG Road, Bangalore: also called "South Parade" is the most important landmark of Bangalore
* Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace Located near K R Market: built in 1791, this beautiful two-storeyed ornate wooden structure with exquisitely carved pillars, arches and balconies was one of Tipu's favourite summer retreats. It now houses a museum that contains artefacts relating to the Hyder-Tipu regime.
* Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum: The museum was instituted as part of the centenary celebrations of the engineer-statesman Sir M. Visvesvaraya (1861–1962).
* ISKCON Temple (International Society for Krishna Consciousness): Built in an ornate architectural style, the Krishna Temple is a blend of modern technology and spiritual harmony.
* Mayo Hall : It was designed in the memory of Lord Mayo and is one of the finest designs of British architecture.
* St Patrick's church: Built in 1844 this is one of the oldest churches in Bangalore and is situated on Residency Road.
* Bull Temple: built by Kempe Gowda I, it is reminiscent of the 16th century Dravidian style architecture. It has a huge granite monolith of Nandi.
* Huge Shiva in old airport Road: huge Idol of Lord Shiva & Ganesha, completely made of plaster of paris, is also a tourist attraction in recent times.
* Infant Jesus Church: Established in 1979, the church draws huge crowds on Thursday, the day dedicated to Infant Jesus.
* Electronics City: The nerve of the Silicon Valley of India.
* HAL Aeronautical Museum: Museum of aircraft, aerospace, navigation and communication equipment , maintained by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
* St. Mary's Basilica: It is the oldest church in Bangalore famous for the festivities held during the St. Mary's Feast in the month of September each year, an event that attracts a number of devotees from in and around Bangalore.
* Lakes in Bangalore: Lakes including Ulsoor lake, Sanky tank etc.
Bangalore's flight traffic is served by the newly-built Bengaluru International Airport (IATA code: BLR) which started operations from 24 May 2008. The city was earlier served by the HAL Airport which was India's fourth busiest airport. A rapid transit system called the Namma Metro is being developed and is expected to be operational by 2011. Once completed, this will encompass a 33 km (20.5 mi) elevated and underground rail network.Bangalore is well connected to the rest of the country through the Indian Railways. Three-wheeled, black and yellow auto-rickshaws, referred to as autos, and taxis are a popular form of transport. Buses operated by Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) are also a means of public transport available in the city. BMTC also runs air-conditioned, red-coloured Volvo buses on major routes. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation runs 10,400 buses, connecting Bangalore with other parts of Karnataka as well as other states.
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