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BENGALURU CITY GUIDE

Bengaluru is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is known for its healthy climate which remains moderate throughout the year. The maximum temperature in July is around 320 C and the minimum around 220. C.

The spacious city of Bengaluru has many imposing structures full of historic and modern architecture. The majestic Vidhan Sabha, a magnificent post-independence structure housing the State legislature and Secretariat, stands in the centre of the city with its attractive dome and galleries.

The city abounds in picturesque parks and gardens and other scenic spots. The extensive stretch of green land of Cubbon Park and the enchanting botanical gardens with Glass-House of Lal-Bagh, both situated right in the middle of the metropolis, lend all the charming grandeur to the city.

The city has several institutions of Learning and Research. Many of them such as the Indian Institute of Science, Raman Research Institute, National Institute of Mental health and Neuro-Sciences, National Aerospace Laboratories, Bengaluru University have worldwide acclaim. The high-tech industries such as Aerospace, Electronics, Computers and now fast spreading software have made Bengaluru their home due to easy access to a vast pool of scientists and engineers in the city. In the area of art and culture too, the city boasts of a rich heritage and tradition and has several schools of classical music and dance.

About 20 Km from the city is situated the Bannerghatta National Park. It is a dry deciduous forest which has abundant variety of trees like Neem, Sandal, Tamarind, Jalari. This park is inhabited by the Asian Elephants, leopards, Sloth Bears, Chital, Sambar, Monitor Lizards, Pangolin, Vipers, Cobras, Macaques, Porcupines, Mongoose, etc and lot of bird species are also to be found in this park. Moreover the best time to visit the park is between September and October.

Bengaluru boasts of some of the oldest and most beautiful temples in the country. The Venkataramanaswamy Temple is a 300 year old temple. Another impressive temple is the Gavi Gangadhareswara temple, an unusual cave temple. It has been designed in such a manner so that the rays of the sun pass between the horns of a Nandi Bull placed outside the temple, and thereby, illuminate the image of Lord Shiva.


Places to visit

Lal Bagh Gardens

Vidhan Soudha

Cubbon Park

bangalore Palace

Venkatappa Art Gallery

Tipu's Palace

ISKCON

Shiva Statue

Bull temple

Aquarium

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium