With its lush green parks, Victorian architecture and blissfully pleasant weather, it is no wonder that Bangalore was christened the Garden City of India. Well groomed men and women in business attire seated next to scraggy-haired youths headbanging at a bars and clubs, sums up the melting pot ethos that is Bangalore. Though initially was not considered one of the metropolitan cities with the likes of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, Bangalore has grown and developed quickly into a cosmopolitan city.
As the hub of the Indian Information Technology industry and a center of learning, with numerous institutes of higher education, Bangalore is one of the most attractive cities for young adults and students. The vibrant night life, with music concerts, plays and lots more, only adds to the city’s appeal among youngsters. Convenience, comfort and culture merge seamlessly in the city of open spaces and great distances, making it a favorite not just for tourists, but for those looking to find a new home. Starting the evening early at a restaurant or pub, and winding it up on a friend’s terrace, enjoying the nip the air, is how many a Bangalorean spends his days.
With the city’s pleasant climate, it’s always open season for visitors. Bangaloreans are spoilt with brilliant weather throughout the year—there is always a nip in the air that keeps you upbeat through the day. Even at the peak of summer, the weather is quite pleasant, and music festivals and concerts are aplenty. Opt for a guided city tour to explore this up-and-coming metropolitan to witness Bangalore’s fusion of modernity and tradition. Age-old Victorian style bungalows stand rubbing shoulders with tall commercial edifices. You can choose to visit the palace, built by Reverend Garrett in 1944, to soak in some of the luxury.
If you’re with your better half, go for a stroll or even sign up for city walks across the many verdant and well-maintained parks in the city, especially in the monsoon, when nature brightens them up. Do a pub-hop of all the most happening bars and restaurants in the city. Shop till you drop on MG Road or Brigade Road for the latest in fashionable apparel and accessories. In fact, because of the welcoming nature of the city and its mild climate, many international restaurants, labels, and performing artists prefer to enter India first through Bangalore.
There are also a number of smaller towns or beach destinations in the neighborhood that you can head to once you’re done with Bangalore, such as Gokarna, Hampi, and Karwar.
Buses in Bangalore are frequent and rather comfortable, but the fares are higher than other parts of the country, and the bus numbers are most often displayed in Kannada, which may be a problem for tourists. While auto rickshaws are also easily available, they will not charge by the meter. The metro is the most convenient, fastest and cheapest way to get around the city.
Bangalore has one of the busiest airports in India. On a daily basis there are approximately 0 flights that operate at Bengaluru International Airport. Jet Airways, JetLite and IndiGo are the most popular airline brands that fly frequently to this airport.
Besides flying you can also reach Bangalore through train. Yesvantpur Jn, Krishnarajapurm, Bangalore Cy Jn are some of the most popular train stations in Bangalore. On an average about 200+ trains pass through Bangalore on a daily basis. Bangarapet to Bangalore, Dharmavaram to Bangalore, Katpadi to Bangalore are some of the most popular routes to Bangalore with 130, 126, 123 trains weekly respectively.
By road Bangalore is surrounded by Hosur, Chik Ballapur, Sidlaghatta which are 21.28 km, 32.97 km, 34.09 km away respectively. These places are ideal spots for people to plan their short weekend break.
Bangalore has a total of 733 hotels.
There are 733 hotels in Bangalore with the popular ones being The Leela Palace-Bangalore, ITC Royal Gardenia, Bengaluru, The Oberoi, Lemon Tree Hotel Electronics City, Sheraton Bangalore at Brigade Gateway, The Taj West End etc.
Looking for hotels around Bangalore airport? Currently, there are 36 hotels near the airport with popular ones being The Leela Palace-Bangalore, Moevenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore, Hotel Royal Orchid, Clarks Exotica etc.