Karnataka in South India has got a lot of tourist destinations. One you visit here, will be rewarded with a memorable mix of nature, history and beach. So such tourist destinations shouldn’t be missed.
Bangalore the capital of Karnataka is a fast growing and prosperous place that is home to some of the most high tech industries in India. The I T industries view Bangalore as the “byte- basket of India”. Bangalore is a relatively relaxed city that is full of greenery and interested buildings. Bangalore is India’s third largest city which has a population of 5,310,318 in the year 2009. It’s full of young professionals and has a vibrant cosmopolitan air about it so many people love Bangalore. Bangalore has earned names like ‘Silicon Valley of India’, ‘Pub capital of India’ and ’City of Gardens’. With its beautiful historical monuments, multiplexes, parks and avenues. Bangalore is breathing with life and energy.
Bangalore is India’s fifth largest and fastest growing city and Asia’s Silicon Valley because of its thriving information technology
industry. In the late 1980s, until its high-tech boom began it was known as the Garden city, with greenery flourishing in its pleasant, temperate climate. Bangalore is the ideal gateway to India and beyond and is also home to some of India’s premier scientific establishments.
Bangalore’s other name as Bengaluru
According to state historians, Bangalore got its name from Bendakalooru (the town of boiled beans). In the late fourteenth century a king strayed into the area during a hunting trip and a woman offered him a meal of boiled beans which the king enjoyed so much that he named the town after the dish. According to state historians, Bengaluru is a transliteration of the original spelling. Today Bangalore is getting popular though for a different variety of Beans variety of Beans-JavaBeans.
Local Sights in Bangalore:-
The Bangalore Palace and Fort
The fort was built by Kempe Gowda and later expanded by Tippu Sultan. Within its walls is the well preserved Ganapathi temple of sixteenth century.
The Palace was built in 1887 by Wodeyar king on the four hundred acre space. This palace was built in the Tudor style, complete with Gothic, foiled windows, battlements and a turret resembling the Daria Daulat Palace in Srirangapatanam, This summer palace has been constructed mostly of wood and is famous for its carving and paintings.
In the year June 2005 Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar decided to open the palace to the public to meet its twenty lakh annual upkeep costs. The main attractions is a gallery of nearly a thousand historical photos, including of Maharajas, Viceroys and other famous personalities inside and exquisite carvings and paintings.
The Bangalore race course
This race course is one of the finest in India, with racing events almost all year round (i.e. May to June and November to March). Some of the biggest field stakes in the country can be viewed here.
Tipu’s Palace built in 1791. this beautiful palace with two-storeyed ornate wooden structure with exquisitely carved pillars, arches and balconies was one of Tipu’s favorite summer retreats.
There are several tourist places located in Bangalore. Some are Lal Bagh, Iskcon, Bull temple, Gangadhareshware temple, Dharmaraja temple, Dargah Hazarath Tawakkal Mastan, Jumma Masjid, Ravindra Kalakshetra, St. Mary’s Church and many more.
How to reach Bangalore:
Bangalore is well connected by air, rail and road to all the major cities.
The cities such as Delhi, Madras, Mumbai, Calcutta and to most other important cities and towns.
There are regular train services from Chennai (Four trains per day), Mysore (Seven trains per day), Calcutta (Weekly twice), New Delhi (one service daily). Bangalore airport has got services for both domestic and international flights.