A city of many epithets - the Garden City, the Electronic City, the IT city, the Pub City and the City of Beautiful Girls! The city is growing at an alarming rate. The traffic is heavy and pollution is unchecked. It is, otherwise, a beautiful city of gardens! With its equable climatic conditions, a lot of people have chosen this to be their abode after retirement! Bangalore’s tree-lined avenues are a sight in itself! If you are one of the persons who has sympathy for the place, please call a newspaper office and convey your sadness that the government has not done anything to check pollution in the city’s roads.
How to reach?
Bangalore is a major city and hence is accessible by all means (air, rail and surface) from all major places.
Bangalore is a semi hill-station, at an altitude of 950 meters above mean sea level. Hence, it enjoys an equable weather throughout the year. It rains during the months of June, July and August. You may need a pull-over during the months of November and December when it is a bit cold.
What to see?
The Lalbagh Gardens - It is a lush green paradise of 240 acre spread. It houses some of the rare tropical and sub-tropical plants and trees. Seedlings and plants can be purchased from here.
The Cubbon Park - It is an amusement park, located right in the heart of the city. A children’s park entertains children with toy trains and plenty of dolls.
Vidhan Soudha - It means in the local language, Kannada, legislature bulding. It is a collosal construction and houses the state legislature and secretariat. It looks more beautiful on Sundays when it is illuminated.
Sultan’s Palace - Tipu Sultan, the local ruler, constructed this during
the 18th century.
Bull Temple - It has a very big monolithic bull measuring 4.5mts in height and 6.5 mts in length. Mythologically, this bull was the vehicle of Lord Shiva.
Apart from all these, Bangalore is famous for its gorgeous pubs which serve beer to music! A number of resorts are coming up on the outskirts of Bangalore. Brigade road and Commercial street offer plenty of shopping of fashionable dresses to everything!
You get anything edible here! Procure a copy of the magazine 'Bangalore Fortnightly' for more information. It can be collected free from any standard hotels or call us for a copy.
What to wear?
Woolen may be needed in November and December. Other months, anything is okay!
Caution - Do not use autorikshaws during odd hours. Use them only in broad day light. Go to eliable, established companies for all your travel and other needs. Do not flaunt cash, gold, etc.