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Focus Bengaluru

Bengaluru (previously called Bangalore) is the capital of the flourishing southern state of Karnataka. This city has been known as the garden city since a long time because of the unpolluted environment and lush greenery. Currently, the boom of the Information Technology (IT) and various other sectors in the city is giving enough reasons to feel that in this city the beauty of the past has wedded the wisdom of the present. Bengaluru city is one of the prime attractions for the tourists of India.

Climate of Bengaluru

This city is situated in the peninsular India (south of the deccan plateau). The climate of the city is moderate all over the year. The summers are not excessively hot and the winters are not too chilly. The ideal time for touring the city is from October to February.

Civic Administration in Bengaluru

The Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP) administers the city effectively. This council has elected representatives (approximately 100 in numbers). They are called “the corporators”. There are roughly 100 wards. One representative is elected from each ward. Elections take place once in every four years.

Places to see in Bengaluru

This is a city of gardens. The main tourist highlights of the city are undoubtedly the Cubbon Park and the Lal Bagh Gardens. The natural beauty of Bengaluru is not complete without the number of water bodies which dot this well-planned city. The Ulsoor Lake and the Sankey Tank attracts crowds of people. The Bull Temple and the Bangalore Palace are on the top of the chart of destinations to be visited by any tourist in Bengaluru. If time permits, the tourists can visit many more places of interest which abound the city.

Where to stay in Bengaluru

There are plenty of hotels in Bengaluru to suit all budget types. The top rated hotels of the city are The Chancery Pavilion, The Atria Hotel, Fortune Select JP Cosmos, E-Inn, Vinayak, Pleasant Stay Inn, The Raj Residency, MEL's Service Apartments Bangalore. You may also find comfort in many other medium range hotels which charge you less.

Where to eat in Bengaluru

In Bengaluru, you can find different types of restaurants. The city boasts of the Chinese, Continental, South Indian and Multi-cuisine delicacies. According to the foodies who have tasted the cuisines of the Bengaluru restaurants- the best places to satisfy the taste buds are Jamavar, Samarkand, Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs, Karavalli, Mainland China, Tandoor, Sahib Sindh Sultan, Empire, MTR and Chandni Chowk.

How to reach Bengaluru

The city, being the IT hub of India is accessible from all major cities and other places. There are three main modes to travel to Bengaluru. They are briefed as below.

The city is linked with various other cities via numerous national highways. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) renders the road transport services to the commuters. The bus terminus is conveniently situated opposite the City Railway Station. Taxis are easily available to and fro from the city, as well as for intra-city transportation. Read more >>
The railway station of Bengaluru connects the city with all key cities of the country (and many small towns and villages). Numerous express and daily express trains ply round the clock. The Kempe Gowda Bus Terminal is in the vicinity of the station. Taxis and auto-rickshaws are available near the station. Read more >>
Almost all domestic airways have their planes landing in Bengaluru from various destinations in India. Major cities like Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata are linked to Bengaluru by direct and hopping flights. Moreover, there are many international flights connecting this city with the prime locations abroad. The airport is situated merely 6 kilometres away from the heart of the city. Read more >>
Fast Facts of Bengaluru
Literacy Rate85.74
Area2,190 sq km
Population Density22,719/ sq km
Population65,37,124
Population- Female31,10,525
Population- Male34,26,599
Temperatures during SummerMax temperature 33° C
Temperatures during WinterDrops to 14° C
Longitude77°33′ E
Latitude12°58′ N
Altitude920 m above sea level
Annual Rainfall (Average)859 mm approx.