The lush green environs of Lal Bagh Botanical Garden

The lush green environs of Lal Bagh Botanical Garden

Public Library, a treasure trove of knowledge

Public Library, a treasure trove of knowledge

Vidhan Soudha, the majestic state legislature building

Vidhan Soudha, the majestic state legislature building

Destination Snapshot

  • Travel Style

  • First Timers
  • Culture Vultures
  • Adventure Buffs
    • Language

      Kannada, Hindi, English, Telugu, Tamil
    • Altitude

      920 metres (3,018 feet) above sea level
    • Time zone

      UTC + 5.5 hours
    • Theme


A delightful city with as many facets to it as sobriquets… Welcome to Bangalore – the cosmopolitan metropolitan!

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  • Weather

    You will fall in love with the weather in Bangalore; the pleasant climate, the cool breeze, the intermittent drizzles.

  • Liveliness

    When in Bangalore, you are sure to be impressed by the ‘full of life’ attitude of the city. Plenty of bars and pubs to keep your nightlife buzzing!

Be prepared

  • Crowds

    With everyone from across the nation trying to become a part of the bustling metropolitan, Bangalore is quite a crowded city.

  • Traffic

    Like any metropolis, the traffic in Bangalore is a force to reckon with. However, the Bangalore Metro has certainly helped ease commuter woes.

Describing It

A city that boasts of an interesting mix of well-planned infrastructure and scenic landscapes; Bangalore, now known as Bengaluru, is the capital of Karnataka. A bustling IT hub, this vibrant city is known by many names - Silicon Valley of India, Garden City, Pub City and the Pensioner’s Paradise are just some of them. Call it what you may, Bangalore is a city sure to enthrall you with its multifaceted charm.

Bangalore undeniably woos the ardent traveller with a host of tourist attractions coupled with year-round pleasant climate. In spite of heavy industrialisation, the city has kept its heritage in perfect harmony with the evolving modernity. There are picturesque palaces, gardens, parks and boulevards in all parts of the city.

There is plenty to see and do within Bangalore itself, and it also serves as a good base to explore nearby tourist destinations like Koli Hills, Kalpetta, Bheemeshwari and Kabini.

Bangalore balances the old and the new in an incredibly good manner. As multinationals aim for the sky with spiralling workplaces all around Bangalore, some of the most beautiful gardens in the country and a monumental palace, which was once the summer retreat of the great warrior Tipu Sultan, adorn the city and add to the cultural heritage. Bangalore is also famous for its youthful vibe and pub culture. From interesting historical structures to the most modernistic lifestyle, Bangalore is fascinating, to say the least.