Bangalore is one of India’s most attractive cities with beautiful parks, avenues and impressive buildings. Parts of the city are amongst the most modern and westernised areas of India, replete with modern shopping malls, bars and fast food restaurants.

Recently, Bangalore has developed into an important economic centre, particularly in the field of software and information technology and it is therefore called the Silicon Valley of India.

What to see

Acquarium: (Timmings: 1000 hrs to 1930 hrs, closed on Mondays and second Tuesdays of the month) Bull Temple; Cobbon Park; Fort & Tipu Sultan’s Palace; Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium; Lalbagh/ Botanical Gardens; Sankey Tank (9 Km); Ulsoor Lake (0900 hrs to 1800 hrs, closed on Wednesday); Vandhana Soudha; Govt. Museaum & Venkatappa Art gallery; Viaveswaraya Industrial & Technological Museum.

Getting There

Air: Indian Airlines and private airlines connect Bangalore with important cities.

Rail: Bangalore is well connected by rail with major cities in India.

Road: Bangalore is connected by road with Aihole 483 Km, Badami 516 Km, Bandipur 220 Km, Belur 322 Km, Bijapur 581 Km, Chennai 334 Km, Gulbarga 519 Km, Halebid 214 Km, Hampi 353 Km, Hogenakkal 179 Km, Hyderabad 555 Km, Jog Falls 377 Km, Kochi 525 Km, Kodaikanal 430 Km, Madikere, 256 Km, Madurai 420 Km, Mangalore 357 Km, Mudumalai 239 km, Mysore 140 Km, , Nagarhole 236 Km, Ooty 290 km, Panaji 595 Km, Pattadakal 509 Km, Puttaoarthi 171 Km, Sravanbelagola 60 Km, Tirupati 250 Km and Yercaud 228 Km.

General information

Area: 272.12 Sq. m Temperature: Summer - Max: 35 Deg.C Min: 20 Deg.C Winter: - Max: 28 Deg.C Min: 14 Deg.C Altitude: 920 meters Rainfall: 86 cm (June - October) Season: Throught the year. STD code: 080

Excursions

  1. Whitrfield (16 Km): The Ashram of saint-philisopher Satya Sai Baba, is located here.
  2. Bannerghata National Park (21 Km): The park covers an area of 104 sq. km. In additition to different enclosures it also has a Lion Safari Park and a Crocodile and Snake farm.
  3. Hessaraghatta (29 Km): A man-made lake spread over 1000 acres.
  4. Maduvu or Pearl Valley (44 Km) : A picturesque location with a 91 meter high waterfall and a small Shiva Temple.
  5. Ghati subramanya (52 Km): A popular pilgrimage centre.
  6. Nandi Hills (60 Km): A popular summer resort, perched at 1479 meters above sea level, it was the summer retreat of Tipu Sultan.
  7. Shivaganga (60 Km): Famous for its fresh water spring called Patala Ganga.
  8. Kanva Resevoir (69 Km): A popular picnic spot.
  9. Devarayandurga (79 Km): A fortified hillstation amidst extensive forests.
  10. Kaivara (79 Km): A religious centre known for temples dedicated to the Pandavas.
  11. Viduraswatha (89Km): A place of religious & historical interest.
  12. Kolar Gold Fields: (98 Km): The deepest working gold mine in the world is located here.
  13. Mekedatu (98 Km): A quite place for a day’s outing.