Bangalore (Bengaluru) is the capital of Karnataka. It is the third most populated city in India and is located in Bengaluru Urban district. It’s north and east sides are bounded by the Bengaluru Rural district, west side by the Ramanagara district and the south side by the state of Tamil Nadu.
Bangalore at a Glance
|Total Area||2,196 km2 (848 sq mi)|
|The population as per 2011 census||9,621,551|
|Talukas||Bangalore Uttara, Bangalore Dakshina, Bangalore Purva, Yelahanka, Anekal|
|Language||Kannada and English|
|Number of Villages||588|
|Number of Municipal Corporations||9|
Bengaluru, India’s major IT hub is sometimes referred to as the “Silicon Valley of India”. Apart from IT business, there are many major institutions and government organizations settling down in Bengaluru.
Indian Space Research organization ISRO,
Indian Institute of Science (IISc),
Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore) (IIMB),
International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIITB),
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore,
National Institute of Design, Bangalore (NID R&D Campus),
National Law School of India University (NLSIU) and National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS).
Numerous state-owned aerospace and defense organizations, such as
Hindustan Aeronautics and National Aerospace Laboratories
are some of the major institutions situated in Bangalore.
Bangalore generally enjoys a more moderate climate throughout the year because of its high elevation. Temperatures fall to an average of 15 0C in January and it goes a high of 39 0C and above in April Month.
The months of September, October, and August are the rainy season of Bengaluru. It receives rainfall from both northeast and southwest monsoons.
Bangalore Visiting Places.
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The Cubbon Park: This 100 years old park is located in the central part of the city. “The Cubbon Park” officially known as, “Sri. Chamarajendra Park” provides sylvan surroundings to the State Legislature building- the Vidhana Soudha and the High Court Buildings. It is far from 2.5km Bengaluru city railway station and 3km from the Majestic bus station.
Iskcon: Situated at Hare Krishna Hill is hillock far from Bengaluru city Railway station -6.9km, Yeshwanthpur railway station-2.2km, and Majestic Bus terminal-7.4kms
Morning – 4:15am to 5:00am
Monday to Friday-7:15am to 1:00pm and 4:15pm to 8:15pm
Saturday, Sunday and holidays:-7:15 am to 8:15 pm
Muthayalamaduvu: This is a tourist attraction located 5 km from Anekal Karnataka. This place is famous for its waterfalls and beautiful mountain ranges. It is away from Bengaluru city Railway station -43km Majestic bus terminal-42km.
The Big Banyan Tree: As the name indicates it is a huge banyan tree which is located at Ramohalli in Bangalore. The 400 years old tree is spread across 3 acres and has a huge circumference of more than 250 meters. It is away from Bengaluru city Railway station -32km Majestic bus terminal-31km.
Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace: It was the summer residence of the Mysorean ruler Tipu Sultan. It is an example of Indo-Islamic architecture. The Archaeology Survey of India maintains the palace is located at the center of Old Bangalore near Kalasipalyam bus stand. It is away from Bengaluru city Railway station -3.3km Majestic bus terminal-2.5km.
Bengaluru Palace: It is one of the major tourist attractions in Bengaluru. It is not very far from the city center, only 5.6km from the city railway station and 4.7km from the Majestic bus station.
How to reach Bangalore
India’s third busiest airport “Kempegowda International Airport” also known as Bengaluru International Airport is located in Devanahalli, about 40 km from the city center. It is well connected by frequent flights to and from all major cities in India.
The two major railway stations in Bengaluru are Bengaluru City Railway Station and Yeswantpur Junction. Both railway stations have regular trains to and from the rest of Karnataka and all major cities in India.
Bengaluru is well connected by a good network of private and government buses to all cities within Karnataka and also nearby cities around the state like Goa, Mumbai, Pune Kochi Chennai, etc.