Bengaluru (Bangalore), the capital of Karnataka, is one of the fastest growing cities in Asia. Bengaluru is a part of the southern part of India, located 949 m above the sea level, on the top of the ridge on the Karnataka plateau. Its salubrious climate, tree lined streets, green public parks and gardens made it the 'Garden City'. In the short span of time, the city has emerged as the high tech capital, budding with numerous software parks as well as major national and global IT firms. It is also known for its vibrant nightlife with loads of discos and pubs in the city. has a stylish high speed reputation that ensures it is quite unlike anywhere else in south India.

History of Bengaluru :

The name of the city means 'Town of Boiled Beans', which has been derived on the name of the old women who used to serve cooked pulses to the lost and hungry Hoysala king. The city was founded by the feudal Lord Kempegowda in 1537. In 1759, the Maharajah of Mysore gifted the city to to Hyder Ali by. Later on 1831 British moved their regional administrative base from Sriangapatnam to Bengaluru. In the 20th century the city emerged as the science and technology center, BY the year 1905, it became the first city in India to have electric street lights. Since 1940 it is a home to Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), India's first aircraft manufacturing company. Ever Since its foundation, has undergone many changes and till today it is dramatically changing.

Tourists Destination in Bengaluru :

Lalbagh Botanical Garden :

Spread to the total area of 240 acres of land, Lalbagh Botanical Garden was set up by the Hyder Ali in 1760. It has been named as such because of the profusion of red roses here. John Cameron, the Superintendent of the Garden imported several species from the Kew Gardens in London. Here you may find centuries year old trees and other collection of plants from all over the world. A beautiful glass house, modeled on the original Crystal Palace in London, is the venue of flowers shows that is held in the month of January and August every year.

Bengaluru Palace :

The Bengaluru Palace was built by the Wodeyar King in the year 1887. Spreading to the total area of 13, 700 sq km, the palace was earlier surrounded b the beautiful gardens in the midst of the open area, which has been considerable reduced today. Bangaluru palace is renowned for magnificent paintings and carvings. The interior of the palace boosts of the elegant wood carvings, and Tudor-style architecture, complete with Gothic windows, battlements and turrets. Tourists can also check out the breathtaking floral motifs, cornices, moldings and paintings on its ceilings. The palace remains open from 10 am to 6 pm on all days.

Cubbon Park :

This wooded, bed flowered park is named after the former British commissioner Sir Mark Cubbon. Spread to the total area of 120 hectare, Cubbon Park boosts of the red painted Gothic style State Central Library, two municipal museums, an art gallery and a bleak Government Aquarium. Latest additions to the park include fairy fountains, lush green lawns, shady flowering trees, august bandstand and a wealth of atatury.

Iskon Temple :

Located on the Chord Road, Iskon temple was built by the wealthy International Society of Krishna Consciousness, known as Hare Krishna's. Depicting the exotic mix of ultra contemporary and traditional style, it is well maintained temple in Bangalore.

Bull temple and Dodda Ganesha temple :

This temple was built by the Kempegowda in the Dravidian style in the 16th century. The temple houses the magnificent stone statue of sacred Nandi bull. It stands over 15 feet tall and is over 20 feet long . In Nov/Dec every year, when the groundnuts have been harvested, a groundnut fair is held near the temple. Near to the Bull temple, is the Dodda Ganesha temple, with an equally enormous Ganesha idol. The temple remains open to the tourists from 6 am to 1 pm and 4pm to 9 pm.

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