The city with a cool atmosphere, the city that fascinates a casual visitor to move in permanently is the city named Bangalore.
The Mecca to the IT Crowd, Bangalore is a city that attracts people with their eyes full of dreams and heart full of hope and courage and mind full of ideas. The coolest place on the planet is the rare city that just not attracts a visitor for explore itself but it captivates it to the extent that one can make this city their permanent residence.
Being the Capital of the Karnataka State, Bangalore houses a pleasant and cool weather throughout the year that makes it one of the best places to live in. Named after its weather, Bangalore is proudly known as ‘Pensioner’s Paradise’. The only city that welcomes everyone with an open heart and an extremely warming hospitality of the Bangaloreans. Finding its place on the world map, Bangalore is the only city of India which is famous for its export of software and software professionals.
With quiet an interesting History, the city was named Bangalore which is an anglicized version of ‘Bangalooru’ a Kannd Term that means the ‘town of boiled beans’ by King Ballala of the Hoysala Dynasty who was once lost in the jungle and while he was carving for food, one old lady of the city offered him some boiled beans and as expressing the gratitude towards the old women, the king named the city as ‘bende kaalu ooru’ later was combined to ‘Bangalooru’.
Since the king Ballala gave this city a name, the city was founded by the Kempe Gowde who just didn’t found the city but also played a vital role in giving it the shape. Kempe Gowde was himself a feudal lord who served under the Vijaynagara Kings. As being an hunting freak, he while once on hunt saw a dog being chased by a hare which left him in shock for some time. This impressive yet shocking incident made him start calling the city as ‘Gandu Bhoomi’ that means the Heroic Place. Later he built a massive mud fort under the supervision of King Achutaraya and inside he founded the towns of Balepet, Cottonpet, and Chickpet. As the city was constructed, his son in the later period built four watchtowers on the boundaries of the city which are till today very much visible.
As the empire of Vijaynagara was defeated by the Sultan of Bijapur, Mohammed Adil Shah in the year 1638, the city was then ruled by the Sultans for the next sixty years and Later the city was taken over by the Mughals. Mughals sold the kingdom to the King Chikkadevaraja Wodeyar of Mysore who got another fort constructed in the city and later the city was gifted to Hyder Ali as a jagir in 1759 by Krishna Raja Wodeyar II.
With the death of Tipu Sultan, the city was given back to the Krishna Raja Wodeyar II by the British. However with a change of mind, British took over the city again in 1831 as the reason was the misrule by the Krishna Raja Wodeyar II. As under the rule of British, the city got its kick start for development into a modern city and the constructions of the elite facilities like the railways, telegraphs, posts and plenty of them was carried away. With the British Commissioners being based in the Bangalore, the city was given back to the Krishna Raja Wodeyar II. Yet the city’s development didn’t stop till now. Later post independence of the country, the city was regarded as the capital of Karnataka and since then this magnificent city saw a large-scale development and growth in every sector.
One can pay their visit to this prominence consumed city any time of the year, however commencing from the month of October to the end of March is regarded as the most-convenient and best-suited duration [the city of Bangalore should definitely be the spot of your upcoming vacation trip].
There are ample number of Hotels serving the presence of keen travellers; plentiful houses of stay adorned with comforting amenities and services varying from the basic ones to the luxurious ones. Well-outlined accommodations, multi-cuisine restaurants, wellness and spa centres etc. Pick the one, which suits your interest and spend quite a few days in the happening city of Bangalore.
Ideal Duration to spend in Bangalore - 2 days are quite sufficient to explore the major attractions of Bangalore. Here are the names of some tourist destination one must definitely visit – Lal Bagh, Bangalore Palace, Cubbon Park, Bannerghatta National Park, Vidhana Soudha, Ulsoor Lake, Halasuru Someshwara Temple etc.
The capital city of the southern state of Karnataka is truly wondrous [the third most populous city of India]. It’s located on the Deccan Plateau, at an altitude of over 900 meters above the sea level, which makes it the Highest of India’s major cities. This megacity is exceptionally appealing, it not only attracts a remarkable population by the strength of tourist destinations it acquires but the well-known fairs and festivals also play a major role in driving more footfalls. Here are the names of some prominent fairs and festivals that are great fully celebrated in the city of Bangalore – Bangalore International Film Festival, Ugadi, Bangalore Ganesh Utsava, Bangalore Karaga, Vijayadashami, Habba etc.
This is where you can watch the theatrical presentation of Yakshagana [a theatre art of Coastal Karnataka]. The Praiseworthy city of Bangalore has its own literary festival, referred as the “Bangalore Literature Festival. It’s also equipped with a spot of amusement – Indian Cartoon Gallery; this impressive cartoon gallery is situated in the core of Bangalore devoted to the art of Cartooning.
The Indian Cartoon Gallery is the first of its kind in India; it preserves and promotes the work of prominent cartoonists in India. The imposing city of Bangalore is home to the Kannada Film Festival, it’s also a remarkable centre of Indian classical dance and music. One can easily spend several days visiting the spots organizing varied Music Concerts, plays and dance performances. Do make sure to give all ears to the Bangalore’s own subgenre of music addressed as “Bangalore Rock”. Bangalore follows a diversified sort of taste – here are some of the most famous dishes: Masala Dosa, Bisi Bele Bath, Rava Idli, the spicy Uppittu, Kebabs etc.
Inspired by the England’s Windsor Castle, this magnificent Bangalore Palace was built by Chamaraja Wodeyar in 1887. Constructed with the Tudor-style architecture and fortified towers, arches, green lawns and elegant woodcarvings in the interiors make its unique in its own self. With the royal family that still lives here, this magnificent palace is open for public to explore. With various kinds of memorabilia, family photos and portraits on display, this place is on the top on the list of must see places of Bangalore.
The most fascinating attraction for the art lovers is this National Gallery of Modern Art, on of the three that India houses. Housing the Colonial Mansion with garden settings and two interconnected wings, this Gallery is one of the best attractions of Bangalore. With the café on the corner makes it the best place one should visit in Bangalore.
Initially built by Chikkadeva Raya in mud, this beautiful Tipu Sultan Palace is located inside the Bangalore Fort area. Later reconstructed by Hyder Ali, this fort built in the Indo-Islamic Architectural Style. The construction was completed by the son of Hyder Ali, Tipu Sultan in 1791 and thereafter the palace was named after him.
Established by Hyder Ali in 1760, this magnificent garden served as a private Mughal Style Garden to the Royal Rulers of the City. Later the garden was extended by his son, Tipu Sultan. Named after the red roses that bloom in heavy numbers throughout the year, the garden also houses diverse species of plants. The main attraction of this garden is the Mesmerizing Glasshouse which was constructed in 1889 to commemorate the visit of the Prince of Wales.
Blessed with the magnificent views this alluring Ulsoor Lake is situated in the heart of the city. Built by the Kempe Gowde II, this is one of the best place in the city for the ones who wish to relax on their way back from the hectic work life. With activities such as boating, one shall have the best evening here.
Dedicated to the vahana of Lord Shiva, this Bull Temple of Bangalore houses a great mythological and religious significance. The famous Worship location of Bangalore city is the calm, peaceful and oldest shrines of the town built in the Dravidian Style of architecture, this temple was built during the ruling period of the founder of the city, Kempe Gowde. Apart from these attractions, as per the point of interests of Bangalore, once can opt for Bangalore Sightseeing Tour and explore one of the fastest growing cities of the world.
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