Bengaluru city is also known as the Garden City of India. Bengaluru urban is one of the most important tourist attractions centers of the Karnataka. Bengaluru enjoys a cool and pleasent climate throughout the year. The city boasts spacious gardens, parks, treelined avenues, a profusion of flowering trees, lakes and parks, earning it the sobriquet of ‘Garden City’. Bengaluru is popularly known as the ‘Silicon valley of India’ as it one of the 10 hottest global IT destinations. Many magnificent historical monuments stand testimony to its remarkable culture and heritage. Bengaluru is also a popular science, industrial and educational centre. The city offers a wide range of cultural and recreational options, including traditional dance, music which goes along with multiplexes, pubs, bowling alleys, golf courses and hi-tech amusement parks. Bengaluru has always stood up to its reputation as a ‘Shoppers’ Paradise’.
The Cubbon Park, officially known as Sri. Chamarajendra park is a historic park, located in the heart of the city in the central administrative area. The park provides sylvan surroundings to the state legislature building- the Vidhana soudha, the high court buildings – the Attara kacheri and a number of other organizations located along the periphery and within the park which constitute the central administrative area. The Bannerghatta Biological Park popularly known as BBP, has been an integral part of Bannerghatta national park and emerged out as an independent establishment during the year 2002. It has different units such as Zoo,Safari,Butterfly Park and Rescue Centre.
Bengaluru Palace is in the midst of the hustle and bustle so-called electronic city of Bengaluru. The palace is situated between Sadashivanagar and Jayamahal. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, the palace attracts tourists in large numbers. Also, this is preferred destination for important events and cultural programs. Muthyalamaduvu is a tourist place located 40 km from Bengaluru. The place is famous for its waterfall and the beautiful mountain ranges it overlooks. The water from the falls slides down the flora of the place creating an illusion of a string of pearls, hence the name Pearl Valley. Another tourist place is the Big Banyan Tree which is located at Ramohalli. The picnic spot lies at a distance of 28 kms from Bangalore and is also known as Dodda Aladha Mara. The tree is spread across 3 acres. It is more than 400 years old and has a huge circumference of more than 250 meters.
ISKCON Sri Radha krishna temple is recognized as one among the famous temples in Bengaluru. It has also become a much familiar landmark in the city and this temple will surely be one of the places to visit in Bengaluru. Tipu Sultan’s summer palace, in Bengaluru is an example of Indo-Islamic architecture and was the summer residence of the Mysorean ruler Tipu Sultan. Hyder Ali commenced its construction within the walls of the Bangalore Fort, and it was completed during the reign of Tipu Sultan in 1791.
While Bangalore is known for its nightlife, shopping is something that is not far behind. Bangalore is home to swanky malls, high-end stores and culturally rich markets. The shopping destinations includes Chickpet market, Brigade road, Commercial street, Malleswaram market, Electronics market at SP road and Gandhi bazaar. Places such as Nandi hills, Bheemeshwari, Srirangapatna, Somnathpur, Shravanabelagola and Mysore are located within 200 km from Bengaluru.