Bangalore is known by many names. Some call it the Garden City of India. Some say it’s the Silicon Valley of India. Filled with tree-lined avenues, a large number of lush green parks and gardens, and lakes, Bangalore is an ecological city. The city is also home to multinational software companies, IT giants, public sector heavy industries, and so on. And it’s no wonder that many visit this beautiful city.
Where you stay in Bangalore should depend on the reason for your visit. If you're coming for a business visit, there are a lot of business hotels in Bangalore. If you're coming for a personal visit, the hotels in Whitefield offer both business amenities as well as a luxurious stay. Whatever your reason, Bangalore is a city you will not forget.
Some of the things that make Bangalore the city it is today are:
- The green spaces: Aptly called the ‘Garden City’, Bangalore is one of the few metropolitan cities that has places where you can take a breath of fresh air. Cubbon Park, one of the largest parks in Bangalore, is spread across 100 acres of area. It has various species of plants and trees.
- The theatre: Bangalore is one of the few cities in India that has a thriving live theatre scene. It promotes theatre in all languages: Hindi, English, Kannada, Tamil, and more. Ranga Shankara is one of most well-known theatres in Bangalore. It has shown more than 2,700 performances so far. Some other popular theatres are Jagruti Theatre, Ravindra Kala Kshetra, and Chowdiah Memorial Hall.
- The city walls: Walking around the streets of Bangalore, the first thing you’ll notice are the beautiful wall paintings. These wall paintings give you an insight into the rich culture and heritage of Bangalore.
- Brigade Road: Brigade Road is the perfect example of how diverse the city of Bangalore really is. You can find anyone, from a young group of North Indian students to a group of foreigners. A walk down Brigade Road shows that Bangalore is a truly cosmopolitan city.
- Ancient monuments: The oldest temple of Bangalore is located right in the middle of the city. The Chokkanathaswamy temple, located in Domlur, is considered to be the oldest temple in the city. Some other monuments that should not be missed are Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, the Bangalore Palace, and the pre-historic sites at Hejjala and Savanadurga.
- Work hard, party harder: Bangalore is said to have the highest number of pubs, not just in India, but also in Asia. Almost in every street, you're sure to find a cozy little pub to serve your favourite drinks.
- The weather: There is only one word that can describe the weather of Bangalore - perfect. There is no sweating buckets in the summer, or freezing to death in the winter. And it is the same pleasant weather throughout the year!
Whether you're staying in Bangalore, or just paying a visit, you will never run out of things to do. A beautiful city, Bangalore is very easy to fall in love with, because of everything it offers.