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Bengaluru located 1000m above sea level, this bustling capital city of Karnataka, has a perpetual holiday atmosphere. Founded in 1537 by a local chieftain, Kempe Gowda, Bangalore has seen much and imbibed even more. Rapid industrial growth has not taken away Bangalore's old-world charm. And a trip here can be truly delightful. Known as the Garden city and Silicon valley of India. Bangalore is famous for handicraft in sandalwood and rosewood, ivory, brass, silk sarees or dress (Mysore & chanmundi silk) and scraves available in the emporia in the city.

General Information Bengaluru

  • Area: 2,190 sq. kms
  • Geographical: Latitudinal parallels: 12o 8' N
  • Longitudinal meridians: 77o 37' E
  • Altitude: 3000ft. above sea level
  • Population: 65.2 lakhs, 6.52 million
  • Literacy: 83.91 %
  • Density: 2978.6 per sq. km.
  • Language: Kannada, English, Hindi, Telgu & Tamil
  • Temperature: Minimum of 14o C
  • Rain fall: 1,060 mms


Summer - Mar to May
Winter - Dec to Jan
Monson - June to Sep southwest monsoon
Monson - Novr to Dec northeast monsoon


Summer: Light Tropical
Winter: Light Woolen

How to get there

By Air
Bengaluru International Airport is Bangalore's new airport that caters to domestic and international flights. The new airport is 40 km from M. G Road.

By Rail
City Railway station is 8 km from M .G Road, Cantonment Railway station is 3 km from M.G Road. Yeswanthpur Railway station is 10 km from M.G Road.

By Road
Bangalore is connected with major cities of Karnataka

Distance from Bengaluru

  • Bannerghatta National Park – 22 kms
  • Belgaum – 502 kms
  • Bellary - 306 kms
  • Bidar – 669 kms
  • Bijapur – 530 kms
  • Chikmagalur – 251 kms
  • Chitradurga – 200 kms
  • Dharwar – 428 kms
  • Gadag – 385 kms
  • Gulbarga 613 kms
  • Hassan -180 kms
  • Hesaraghatta – 28 kms
  • Karwar – 519 kms
  • Kolar -71 kms
  • Mandya – 100 kms
  • Mangalore – 357 kms
  • Madikeri – 252 kms
  • Mysore -140 Kms
  • Ramohlli – 28 kms
  • Shimoga – 273 kms
  • Tumkur – 273 kms
  • Bangalore – Hassan – 130 km
  • Bangalore – Ooty -150 km
  • Chennai - 334 Kms
  • Hyderabad - 566 Kms
  • Goa (Panaji)- 570 Kms
  • Coimbatore -340 Kms
  • Pondicherry - 296 Kms

Vidhana Soudha

This magnificent building in the neo-Dravidian style and built entirely from Bangaluru granite. On weekend evenings and public holidays, the building is floodlit, illuminating the surrounding gardens.

Cubbon Park

This beautiful park, sprawling across 300 acres, was laid out by Lieutenant General Sir Mark Cubbon in 1864. The park is green and dotted with fountains, statues and flowering trees. Close to the park is the Bal Bhavan and the Aquarium.

The Lal bagh

Started by Hyder Ali in 1760 and later completed by Tipu Sultan, this 240 acre landscape park is home to some very rare species of plants. The glass house, inspired by the crystal place in London, is the venue for the bi-annual flower shows.

Bull Temple

One of the oldest temples in the city built by Kempe Gowda, the founder of Bangaluru.

Tipu's place

One of his summer retreats built in 1791; this is a two-storeyed ornate wooden structure with pillars, arches and balconies.

Ulsoor Lake

Is a perfect getaway dotted with a picturesque island, you can enjoy a boat ride here or swim in the nearby pool.

ISKON Temple

Built at a cost of Rs. 32 crores on a sprawling 7 acre plot, atop the Hare Krishna hill, is a pious blend of modern technology and spiritual harmony.

Bengaluru Excursions

Nandi Hill

60 kms north, is a small hill station. It was one of the retreats of the Tiger of Mysore. Tipu's Drop - a 60 meter high cliff face- offers a magnificent view.

Bannerghatta National Park

Located 22 kms south amidst sylvan surroundings, this park has a crocodile farm and a tiger and lion safari.


120 kms away from Bangalore a small village in Ananthapur district of Andhra Pradesh, Puttaparthi and the person responsible for it is "Bhagawan Sri Satya Sai Baba" considered as a loving God by millions. Prasanthi Nilayam (Adobe of peace) is an imposing edifice at Puttaparthi built by the devotees in reverence to the living God at his birth place. People seeing peace of mind and solace make a beeline to this village from all over the world.

Bhagwan Srisatya Sai Baba

Born on November 23, 1926 Satya Sai Baba's life has been a consistent manifestation of his divinity right from his childhood. The musical instruments in the house started playing on their own & a cobra was found lying under the child's bed. Even as a toddler, he identified himself with all living beings. At a tender age of 4 he displayed infinite compassion & generosity. At the age of 14 he declared to his family that he did not belong to them and set out with his devotees to launch his divine mission in the service of mankind. Devotees overseas are spread across 155 countries covering about 1900 Sai centres and groups. In India there are over 6000 Sai Samithis and groups all over the country.

Bengaluru Shopping

Bangalore has much to offer the discerning buyer. Here one can buy the exquisite Mysore silks and handy craft item that Karnatka is famous for; namely rosewood and sandalwood carvings, ivory carvings, lacquer ware, Birdiware and wood inlay articles.

Mahatma Gandhi Road, Brigade Road and Commercial Street are the places to shop for trendy western style clothing besides traditional Indian style. For Handicraft, the Government Cauvery emporiums offer the best selections at the most competitive prices.