Call it the ‘Silicon Valley of India’ or the ‘Rock capital of India’ or the ‘City of Gardens’ or the ‘pub capital of India’, Bengaluru today has many faces. Earlier name ‘Bangalore’ is still used by many inspite of it being renamed as Bengaluru.
This metropolitan city is the capital of the state of Karnataka and is famous for being not only the I.T. hub of the country but also for hosting a large number of rock concerts. Several industries like aerospace, telecommunication and defense are located in this city. It is claimed to be the country’s biggest exporter of information technology services too. Besides, it also houses the popular Kannada film industry.
What to See
The Bangalore palace is a must see along with several other beautiful buildings and gardens. There are many temples on the outskirts that are known for their architecture and significance in Hinduism.
Famous parks like the LalBagh and the Cubbonpark make it known as the garden city.
Bengaluru was ranked amongst the world’s top ten cities to visit by the lonely planet. Night life in Bengaluru is as entertaining with its many pubs, restaurants and movie theatres. One can find multi cuisine foods right from the street stalls to udupis to posh restaurants.
Apart from hosting rock concerts, the city also hosts events of Indian classical music every year, especially during the festivals of Ganesh Chaturthi and Ramanavmi.
Best Time to visit
Bengaluru is one city in India that is known for its pleasant climate throughout the year. Unlike the northern cities, Bengaluru’s maximum temperatures go upto 34 degrees Celsius. June to January are pleasant with temperatures ranging between 16 degrees to 28 degrees Celsius. Rains in August and September can be an issue though, causing obstruction in sightseeing.