Having evolved gradually from being the Garden City to the Silicon Valley of India, Bengaluru is the third largest and one of the most livable cities in India.
Booming with jobs for young professionals, majorly IT, Bengaluru is a truly cosmopolitan city with people from all over the country coming in, not just for jobs but in search of a better life. In 2012, Bengaluru was declared 'The most livable city in India' according to a country-wide survey. The rise of startup culture in Bengaluru is also drawing entrepreneurs there. The city reflects a blend of old and new - some parts with historical monuments are still kept intact, and in others, you can see the high-rise corporate complexes. Lined with long stretches of trees and parks, famous heritage buildings, busy markets and newly constructed buildings, Bengaluru seems to have a bit of everything for everyone.
Various hotels and inns are available from budget to high price ranges. Self services apartments are also independently available here.
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.
Always crowded with lots of traffic in most part of the city. Language could be an issue for North Indians as Hindi and English are not so fluently spoken here. Slightly expensive. Airport is around 30 km from the main city.
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.
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. Hence, the visitors can choose from across cuisines and enjoy a flattering variety of delicacies according to their own wishes and cravings.
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, 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.
- Money exchange kiosks are not easily found in Benagluru. Its is advisable to approach travel agencies or banks for currency exchange. Kannada is the official language, however Hindi and English are widely understood.
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By Rohit Shroff
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