Situated at a height of 949 m above sea level in the state of Karnataka, the city of Bangalore is often referred with various names such as India's Silicon Valley, Pub City, Shopper's Paradise, Garden City, Air-conditioned City, Gourmet's Delight, Pub Hopper's Paradise, Shopper's Hot Spot and many more! Each name has something to tell about the city.
With a pleasant climate throughout the year, Bangalore is a place that can be visited any time of the year. The city is a hub of various multinational companies and one of the most important word in IT field. However, the city has much more than pleasant climate and It companies.
Upteen numbers of parks, rows of trees by the street sides, wide range of malls and cinema halls, historical monuments,national park, entertainment parks along with mouthwatering cuisines make Bangalore a place worth visiting at least once in lifetime.
Some of the popular sightseeing places in Bangalore are Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park, Vidhan Soudha, Bangalore Palace, Tipu Sultan's Palace, Bull Temple , Ulsoor Lake, Sankey Boat Club, Lumbini Gardens, ISKCON Temple, Venkatappa Art Gallery and Government, Seshadari Iyer Memorial, Thippagondanahalli Reservoir, Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Venkataramana Swamy Temple, Gavi Gangadeshwara Cave Temple, Bangalore Aquarium, Dodda Ganapathi Temple, Jawahar Lal Nehru Planetarium, Maha Bodhi Society Temple, etc.
There are various interesting options around the city as well. Bangalore does have umpteen numbers of places suitable for weekend getaways. From a one day trip to four - five days vacation, the city of Bangalore has something for everyone. Some of the places around Bangalore are Pearl Valley (38km), Savanadurga (60km), Sangama & Mekedattu, Ramnagara (50km) called as Mecca for rock climbers, Ghati Subramanya (45km), Kolar (70km), Magadi (40km), Sri Siddalingeswara Yoga Vana Hills (30km), Manchanabele Dam (45km), Janapada Loka, Shivaganga, Devrayanadurga, Nandi Hills, Pyramid Valley, Chunchi Falls, etc.
If looking for some fun and entertainment, places such as Wonder La and Innovative Film City are perfect options. Bannerghatta National Park, Nrityagram Dance Village at Hessarghatta, Brindavan, Big Banyan Tree at Ramohalli Village are few other interesting options.
The best time to plan your Bangalore tour is during the months of September to February. Reaching Bangalore is also not at all a difficult task. Bangalore International Airport is connected to all the major cities of the country and the world. Bangalore Majestic, Bangalore Cantonment and Yeshwanthpur are three railways stations connecting to the other parts of the country. there are KSRTC buses connecting it to the rest of the state. There are also bus services available from Hyderabad, Cochin, Trivandrum, Chennai, Mumbai, Goa and Mysore to Bangalore.