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Bangaloremarker (Indian English: ), officially Bengaluru (Kannada: ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ), is the capital of the Indianmarker state of Karnatakamarker. It is also known as the "Garden City of Indiamarker"

Bangaloremarker is one of the most important tourist centers of the Karnatakamarker state. Central business district of Bangalore consists of places MG Road, Brigade Road, Commercial street, Vidhana Soudha etc. Bangalore has many lakes and parks. BMTC offers special buses for sightseeing in Bangalore, including Cauveri - a double-decker open roof bus.

Attractions



  • Brigade Roadmarker is one of the busiest commercial centers of Bangalore.
  • Commercial Street: Another busy commercial centre of Bangalore.
  • MG Road, Bangaloremarker: also called "South Parade" is the most important landmark of Bangalore
  • Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace Located near K R Market , Bangalore.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. Fort is located there.
  • Venkatappa Art Gallery
  • Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museummarker : 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. The temple is situated on west of chord road, Rajajinagarmarker and finest fusion of modern and traditional elements of architecture.
  • Mayo Hallmarker : It was designed in the memory of Lord Mayo and is as 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. This landmark is situated at bull temple road, Basavangudimarker.
  • Huge Shiva in old Airport Road : Built by owner of Kids Kemp-A retail outlet, is a huge Idol of Lord Shiva & Ganesha. It is completely made of plaster of paris. It is also a tourist attraction in recent times.


  • Infant Jesus Church : Established in 1979 by Rev. Dr. Lourduswamy, the then Archbishop of Bangalore, the church draws huge crowds on Thursday, the day dedicated to Infant Jesus.
  • Electronics Citymarker : The nerve of the Silicon Valleymarker 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 and is the only church in the state that has been elevated to the status of a minor basilica. It is 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, Sankey tank, hesaraghatta lake, yediyur lake, nagavara lake etc.


Restaurants and Pubs

  • Restaurants in Bangalore are the main pastime for most Bangaloreans. Tourists need not worry as the variety spans not only all Indian cuisines, but there are also a large number of specialty restaurants. There are numerous methods of finding out the best restaurants including printed food guides, services such as Hungry Bangalore, and telephone directories.
    • Traditional South Indian Favourites include MTR (Lalbagh Road) - famous for its idlys and silver plates, Vidhyarthi Bhavan — specialty Masala Dosa, Brahmins — idly,vada out of a garage, and Ganesh Dosa Camp.
    • Higher end favourites are not limited to the five stars, although many of the restaurants are excellent. Some restaurants popular with tourists include Tandoor for North Indian on MG Road, Orange Peels in Commercial Street, Watermelon Shells on MG Road, Pussi (hindi for cave) in Jayanagar, and Samarkhand (Afghani/North Indian food with authentic atmosphere, famous for fried lowdas) on Infantry Road.
  • Pubs in Bangalore - Bangalore is called Pub Capital of India.


Around Bangalore

White Tiger at Bannerghatta National Park
  • Bannerghatta National Parkmarker is situated 22 km south of Bangalore. This hilly place is the home for one of the richest natural, zoological reserves. The 25,000 acre (101 km²) zoological park makes this a major tourist attraction of Bangalore.


  • Nandi Hills or Nandidurg is a hill fortress of southern India, in the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka state. It is located just 3 to 5 km from Chickballapur Taluq, 60 km from Bangalore. It is 4851 ft (1478 m) above sea level. Nandidrug hill, known commonly as Nandi Hills, is the source of the Penner, Ponnaiyar and Palar rivers. Nandi Hills gets its name from an ancient Nandi temple situated on this hill. This temple has a thousand year old sculpture of Nandi. An ancient lord Shiva and Parvati temple also adorns this hill.


  • Omthara Kala Kuteera is located 40 km (25 mi) from Bangalore. Just one hour from the hustle and bustle of Bangalore, Omthara Kala Kuteera is an oasis of peace and tranquility. Built as homage to India's ancient culture and its vibrant art, this masterpiece is a monument like none other. Located amidst 30 acres of lush gardens in rustic surroundings, Omthara Kala Kuteera offers an environment that soothes the soul and energizes the mind. A visit to Om Thara Kala Kuteera has been described variously by guests as "Heaven on Earth", "Temple like none other", "Place of Divinity", "Uplifts my Soul", and "Source of Peace and Happiness". See www.OmtharaKalaKuteera.com for directions and more details on this remarkable place.


  • Muthyalamaduvu is a picnic spot near Anekalmarker, 40 km from Bangalore. In the local Kannada language, Muthyalamaduvu means 'pearl valley' (muthu = pearl and maduvu = valley), apparently named for its 92 meter waterfall, whose falling water appears to look like drops of pearl.


  • Thottikallumarker is a place 25 km from Bangalore off the Kanakapura road which is famous for a falls called Thottikallu falls more popularly known as TK falls.


  • Savandurga is a hill 60 km west of Bangalore off the Magadi road. The hill is famous for Narasimhaswamy temple and is also believed to be among the largest monolith hills in the world. The hill rises to 1226 m above mean sea level and forms a part of the Deccan plateau. It consists of peninsular gneiss, granites, basic dykes and laterites. The Arkavathi river passes nearby through the Thippagondanahalli Reservoirmarker and on towards Manchanabele dam.






  • Wonderla is an amusement park located on Mysore road, 40 km from Bangalore.


  • Dodda Alada Mara, a big banyan tree located in Ramohalli (28 km away), is a picnic spot.


  • Mekedaatu, literally meaning "Goat's Jump", is 110 km away on Kanakapura Road. Nearby is another tourist attraction, Sangama, where two rivers join.


  • Pyramid valley is the biggest pyramid shaped meditation hall in the world, along with being the largest pyramid in Asia website. It stands proud at above . Its base measures by with the main meditation area spanning . Maitreya Buddha Pyramid, is the International Centre (Bangalore), of the Pyramid Spiritual Society’s Movement in Pyramid Valley. It is located 30 km from Banashankari Temple, 4 km before Harohalli and 1.2 km just after Kebbedoddi bus stop, on Kanakapura Road. image


  • Devarayanadurgamarker (Kannada: ದೇವರಾಯನ ದುರ್ಗ) is a hill station near Tumkurmarker in the state of Karnataka. It is 65 km from Bangalore. The rocky hills are surrounded by forest and the hilltops are dotted with several temples including the Yoganarasimha and the Bhoganarasimha temples and an altitude of . It is also famous for Namada Chilume, a natural spring considered sacred and is also considered the origin of the Jayamangali river. Another famous temple in the area is the Mahalakshmi Temple at Goravanahalli.


Shivanasamudra Falls
  • Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuarymarker : a Bird Sanctuary in the Mandya District of the state of Karnataka. It is a very small sanctuary, being only 0.67 km². in area, and comprises six islets on the banks of the Kaveri River. Ranganthittu is located near the historic town of Srirangapatnamarker.


  • Shivanasamudra Fallsmarker (also called Sivasamudrammarker) is an island town dividing the Kaveri River into twin waterfalls, the Gaganachukki and the Barachukki, dropping 90 m. The town is located 120 km from Bangalore, 27 km from Somanathapura and 80 km from Mysore in the Mandya district of the state of Karnataka.
  • Mysoremarker (to be renamed Mysuru) (Kannada: ಮೈಸೂರು) is the second largest city in the state of Karnataka. It is the headquarters of the Mysore district and the Mysore division and lies about 140 km (87 mi) southwest of Bangalore.A short distance from Mysore city is the Krishnarajasagar Dammarker and the adjoining Brindavan Gardens where a musical fountain show is held in the evening. One of the most visited monuments in India, the Ambavilas Palace (also known as Mysore Palacemarker) is the center of the Dasara festivities.
  • Melkotemarker is on the way to Mysore from Bangalore. The place is famous for its Vyramudi Utsava. The main deity here is "Cheluvarayaswamy-The MahaVishnu". A sacred place for Vaishnavites. Also its one of the favourite spots for kannada directors for shooting.


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