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"Garden city of India"

Bangalore Tourism

Having evolved gradually from being the Garden city to the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore is India's third-largest city. Bangalore is loved for its pleasant weather, beautiful parks and the many lakes here. Bangalore is renowned for its eateries, street food corners, quirky cafes, coffee roasters and pubs dotting every corner of the city, serving cuisines from all over the world. Brunches, buffets, burgers, rooftop cafes, late-night eats - Bangalore has it all.

Here, one can choose to take a long stroll through the beautiful Cubbon Park, shop in the many malls or street markets or hop into one of the many acclaimed breweries for a cold and refreshing drink. There are a huge number of beautifully decorated parks in the city that are ideal for going on a morning stroll or a jog. One walk through the 300-acre Cubbon Park, or the botanical gardens of Lalbagh, and you'll know precisely why Bangalore is so famously called India's 'Garden City'.

But just like every big city, the unprecedented growth of IT in Bangalore has reshaped quite a few things including rising temperatures, polluted lakes and heavily congested roads, especially in the newer areas. Aside from the central business and commercial districts (and the roads leading up to them), the neighbourhoods of Bangalore are mostly quiet and serene, especially the older parts of the city like Jayanagar and J.P Nagar.


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Nightlife in Bangalore

Apart from being a hub of IT professionals, Bangalore has the best nightlife in India. It has amazing dance floors for you to groove on and many pubs and clubs which will surely guarantee a fun-filled night after sundown till a little past midnight.

Abiding by the early curfew i.e. 1 AM, this is when all the pubs and restaurants in Bangalore shut down. But fret not, there are other afterparties which you can head over to.

Read more about the exciting Nightlife in Bangalore and where you should head to when visiting this city. 

Language

Though Kannada is the regional language of the city, people have a good hold of the English language as well. Hence, you won't face any difficulty while speaking to the natives. Apart from Kannada and English, a few other languages spoken here are Telugu, Tamil and Hindi as there are many migrant residents here.

Tips

1. The streets are busy and chaotic hence; you need to have a good hold of time. The traffic never lets you reach your destination on time. Be wise enough and leave early.

2. Travelling via rickshaws is considered to be an ideal choice. Be a good negotiator as the driver might charge you a higher fare.

3. Do not roam around alone after 11:00 PM unless you are in a group or with a trusted guide.

What Makes Bangalore An Amazing Tourist Destination

Music in Bangalore

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The music space in Bangalore is an experience that is hard to forget. There are year-round concerts happening all across the city, and Bangalore has previously played host to bands such as Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, The Rolling Stones, Lamb of God, and a lot more. The city has plenty of local bands of its own, and Bangalore’s music is a distinct mix of healthy rock fused with classical sounds.

Backpacking in Bangalore

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If you’re a backpacker who likes to be on the move, Bangalore is the perfect stopover point for you, because this city is the gateway to a plethora of South Indian tourist destinations – you can choose from ancient temples, jungles, historic sites to even scenic countrysides for a quick weekend getaways

Bangalore Culture

Bangalore is a multi-cultural city, and it transcends religion, class and language. While the advent of liberalization has completely turned the face of the city around, it has still held on to its culture, traditions and moral values. Music and dance have always been an inseparable part of the culture of Karnataka, and they still hold a very important place in the city.
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Compared to a lot of other cities in South India, Bangalore is a comparatively newer city, seeing as its technological boom began quite late in the mid-1990s. It is owing to this very reason that Bangalore’s lifestyle is starkly different from other metropolitan cities. The city lets you be; whether you want to take things slow, or run the rat race, or even find a place in between – the city gives you the freedom to do what you want to, and to be who you want to be.

Shopping in Bangalore

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If you’re a shopaholic, Bangalore is the place for you to be. Be it brand shopping or street shopping, Bangalore has plenty of shopping destinations scattered throughout its perimeter, where one can buy everything from clothes to footwear to jewellery, and even priceless antiques. From the simplest of trinkets to the trendiest of outfits, Bangalore has it all.

Restaurants and Local Food in Bangalore

Like any modern and growing city, Bangalore's cuisine is not identified with a single platter but a blend of cuisines derived from the diversity of cultures and livelihoods that the city sustains.


There is a subtle dominance of South-Indian and Udupi cuisine, other than which the city's menu has countless options. One can relish local cuisines like a variety of dosas, Idli, Bisi Bele Bath, Pongal, Uppittu and lots more. Other than this, one can also indulge in the rich Mughlai cuisine with mouth-watering dishes like Tandoori chicken, Sheek Kebabs, Bangalorean Biryani, Chicken Kebabs and more. Also, find here, North-Indian, Muslim, Arabian, Chinese, Thai, Burmese, Lebanese, Vietnamese and Japanese cuisines to enjoy.
One can indulge in the lip-smacking local street food as well as flatter themselves with fine dining experiences with cuisines from around the world.

Rich in a variety of cuisines, Bangalore also offers pocket-friendly restaurants which are of great help to the backpackers. Here is a list of few restaurants which without emptying your pockets offer delicious food at minimal prices possible.
Famous budget restaurants in Bangalore:

South Indian: Darshini (serves delicious vegetarian food within INR 100), TaazaThindi (INR 200 for 2), Shri Sagar(INR 100 for 2) and Indian Coffee House (INR 200 for 2)

Continental: Papi Chulo (INR 200 for 2), My Cinnamon Box (INR 250 for 2), Chaiywaala (INR 150 for 2), Fork and Food (INR 200 for 2), and The Breakfast (INR 200 for 2)

Do try these low budget restaurants while keeping in mind your health and hygiene. Guide the person in services about the spices and things you are allergic to so that you can have a happy meal.

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Cubbon park is amazing for a morning or evening stroll
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FAQs on Bangalore

What is famous about Bangalore?

Good weather throughout the year. Good eating joints, cafes, breweries and pubs. A green city with a lot of lakes. Very well connected with rest of the country and international destinations. Good mix of historical attractions and modern city.

What is not so good about Bangalore?

Always crowded with lots of traffic in most part of the city. Language could be an issue for North Indians as Hindi is not so fluently spoken here. Slightly expensive. The airport is around 35 km from the main city and is not well connected by public transport, except for buses. 

Who should visit Bangalore?

Good for people looking to travel in South India and using Bangalore as the base destination. A lot of people come here for business or because of their jobs or for studies. Bangalore also attracts people from nearby areas for shopping and the general city life.

What is the best time to visit Bangalore?

The best time to visit Bangalore is from the months of October to February which are the winter months here. Being a populous city and an IT hub of India, Bangalore is best known for its moderate climate that is very pleasing to everyone. While the temperature hovers between 27-35 degree Celsius in Summers; Winters could be freezing with the mercury dropping below 15-degree Celsius. Monsoons, on the other hand, are pleasant and chill making Bangalore suitable for a visit throughout the year.
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What is the local food in Bangalore?

Like any modern and growing city, Bangalore's cuisine is not identified with a single platter but a blend of cuisines derived from the diversity of cultures and livelihoods that the city sustains.


There is a subtle dominance of South-Indian and Udupi cuisine, other than which the city's menu has countless options. One can relish local cuisines like a variety of dosas, Idli, Bisi Bele Bath, Pongal, Uppittu and lots more. Other than this, one can also indulge in the rich Mughlai cuisine with mouth-watering dishes like Tandoori chicken, Sheek Kebabs, Bangalorean Biryani, Chicken Kebabs and more. Also, find here, North-Indian, Muslim, Arabian, Chinese, Thai, Burmese, Lebanese, Vietnamese and Japanese cuisines to enjoy.
One can indulge in the lip-smacking local street food as well as flatter themselves with fine dining experiences with cuisines from around the world.

Rich in a variety of cuisines, Bangalore also offers pocket-friendly restaurants which are of great help to the backpackers. Here is a list of few restaurants which without emptying your pockets offer delicious food at minimal prices possible.
Famous budget restaurants in Bangalore:

South Indian: Darshini (serves delicious vegetarian food within INR 100), TaazaThindi (INR 200 for 2), Shri Sagar(INR 100 for 2) and Indian Coffee House (INR 200 for 2)

Continental: Papi Chulo (INR 200 for 2), My Cinnamon Box (INR 250 for 2), Chaiywaala (INR 150 for 2), Fork and Food (INR 200 for 2), and The Breakfast (INR 200 for 2)

Do try these low budget restaurants while keeping in mind your health and hygiene. Guide the person in services about the spices and things you are allergic to so that you can have a happy meal.

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What is the best way to reach Bangalore?

Bangalore is well connected to all parts of the country by air, road and rail. The Bengaluru International Airport is located in Devanahalli, 40kms from the city, which is accessible through buses, taxis and helicopters. The Bengaluru City Railway Station and Yeshwantpur Junction are the major railway terminals where most trains arrive. Government and private bus services are also available to and from major Indian cities.
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What are the top hotels in Bangalore?

There are 1308 in Bangalore which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Bangalore are Mon Espacé rester, OYO 14430 Sunshine Grand, Kapoor Habitat, OYO 23055 Raintree Residences, Raghavi Palace-home with peace, Bougain Villa. You can see all the hotels in Bangalore here

What are the things to do in Bangalore?

The top things to do in Bangalore are Bangalore Palace, Cubbon Park, MG Road, Bangalore, Lalbagh, Bannerghatta National Park, UB City Mall. You can see all the places to visit in Bangalore here

What are the places near Bangalore?

The top places near to Bangalore are Savandurga which is 33 km from Bangalore, Shivagange which is located 26 km from Bangalore, Nrityagram which is located 25 km from Bangalore, Anthargange which is located 58 km from Bangalore, Nandi hills which is located 44 km from Bangalore

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Q. Please suggest a place where we camp/tent with fire n cook food. Which is safe as well.. We are ready to visit any place within 300kms around Bangalore.

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3 years ago
There are several places near Bangalore where you can go for camping. You can choose from the following options- Kalhatty, ECR Bhive, Coorg-Votecad, JenuKallu, Nachikuppam and Hingaara.

Q. Which is the best and biggest mall in bengaluru

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3 years ago
The best mall in Bangalore in ORION MALL. It is worth a visit and you should definitely pay a visit.

Q. Wt is de special of Blore

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3 years ago
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Bangalore Reviews

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Kishore Kumar

1 year ago
Thanks to the guard (in the butterfly park) who voluntarily explained the metamorphosis in butterfly and the differences between a moth and a butterfly! He was just stupendous! A nice outing for the (Read More)family during lockdown. Suggestion: Do carry food. Travelled all the way from North Bangalore to Bannerghatta National park last Tuesday only to know that it's closed on all Tuesdays. My bad! I should have checked. Went the next day with family. It's not even half as good as the Vandalur Zoo in Chennai or the Mysore zoo. If you've visited the other two zoos, keep your expectations low!

Kishore Kumar

1 year ago
Had been to Dodda basavana gudi during Kadalekai Parishe last year. Everyone liked the spiritual vibe from the largest sacred Nandi in a naturally meditative pose. Kids liked the Bugle rock garden as (Read More) well.

mahadevi totiger

8 months ago
It's very osum trip with family members.. With this app i can find very easily nice places in bangalore.. ?
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