Bangalore – Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore

Bangalore – Silicon Valley

Welcome to Bangalore

Bangalore (Bengaluru), the capital of India’s state of Karnataka, combines old-world elegance with a modern ambience. It is one of the few cities in India that feels like an international metropolis and buzzing as India’s high-tech industry, known as the Silicon Valley of India” (or “IT capital of India”) 

How To Get There

By Air: Most international flights land at Bengaluru International Airport, approximately 40 kilometres from the centre of Bangalore, serving as a central international hub offering frequent flights to and from Delhi, Mumbai, and most other Indian cities.

By Bus: Bangalore is well connected to cities like Goa, Mumbai, Pune, Coimbatore, and Mangalore by a network of buses. The choices range from regular buses to AC buses, Volvo and sleeper coaches. Several private bus companies also operate inter-city buses to and from the city, even though the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation drives some buses.

By Train: Bengaluru City Railway Station and Yeswantpur Junction are two major rail hubs in Bangalore. Regular trains from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and other leading cities arrive at both railway stations. 

Places Of Interest

cubbon park Bangalore

Cubbon Park

This park is like fresh air breath in the hectic city. The 300-acre park is an excellent choice for an enjoyable day with the family or a relaxed wander with that special someone. Surrounded by greenery and tranquilly. With over 6000 trees and plants representing almost 100 species, it is also a veritable treasure trove of biodiversity. Book tickets here.

nandi hills Bangalore

Nandi Hills

Also known as Nandi Betta or Nandidurg is a picturesque hill fortress set in magnificent mountain settings that offers a beautiful view and joy as you visit various temples. From Tipu’s Drop, a high-altitude cliff location well-known for its historical legends, take in the entire city’s panorama. Book tickets here.

Bangalore Palace

Bangalore Palace

A magnificent palace in the heart of Bangalore city built in 1878 by Chamarajendra Wadiyar X, the palace is known for its stunning architecture that blends Gothic and Indian styles. Book tickets here.

Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens

Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens

This sprawling 240-acre park located in the heart of Bangalore was established in the 18th century by Hyder Ali, Mysore’s ruler, and later expanded by his son Tipu Sultan. Book tickets here.

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

The planetarium is named after India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, and is dedicated to promoting astronomy and space science education. You can attend daily shows at the planetarium’s dome-shaped theatre, which features a state-of-the-art projection system that creates a realistic simulation of the night sky. Book tours here.

iskcon temple


In honour of the birth anniversary of ISKCON founder Shri Prabhupada, its foundation was set in 1997. The Temple is notable for its neo-classical design, the ethereal statues of Radha and Lord Krishna and the elaborate archway at the entry. Book tours here.

fun world Bangalore

Fun World

As the name implies, Fun World is a fun-filled place. This lovely theme park has exciting attractions that appeal to thrill-seekers and rides the whole family may enjoy. The park also has an indoor snow park where visitors can enjoy activities from the mountains, like sledging, while the temperature is below freezing. Book tours here.

Where To Stay

Luxury Hotels

The Leela Bhartiya City Bengaluru

Settled within the luxurious  designed township of Bhartiya City, the hotel is the pinnacle of contemporary luxury in the Namma Bengaluru city.

Mid-Range Hotels

The Curzon Court

Guests can enjoy the hotel’s central location, which provides easy access to popular tourist attractions. The hotel is also located near central business districts, making it a popular choice for business travellers.

Budget Hotels 

Hotel Swagath

Hotel Swagath Bangalore offers affordable accommodation with modern amenities in central Bangalore. Guests can enjoy Indian and Chinese cuisine at the on-site restaurant and nearby attractions.

Four Seasons Hotel

A return Bangalore airport shuttle, a poolside bar, and a balcony are available at the Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru at Embassy One, close to the World Trade Center.

 Justa Mg Road Hotel

A boutique hotel on M.G. Road Bangalore situated close to popular shopping and entertainment destinations and significant business districts.

Signature Inn

A budget-friendly deluxe hotel in Majestic Railway Station. The destination’s centre of commerce and connectivity. 

Where To Eat

The Only Place: This popular restaurant is known for serving various classic American and Continental dishes in a casual and welcoming atmosphere with a spacious and well-lit interior, comfortable seating and decor reminiscent of a classic American diner. The menu features many dishes, including burgers, sandwiches, steaks, salads, and seafood. 

Truffles Koramangala: Truffles is a popular chain of casual dining restaurants in Bangalore, with several locations throughout the city. One of its most well-known outlets is in Koramangala, a trendy and upscale neighbourhood in Bangalore. It is well-known for its delicious burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, and milkshakes, including vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. The portions are quite large, and prices are reasonable, making it a popular spot for casual dining.

Koshy’s Restaurant: This is a famous restaurant in the heart of Bangalore with a long and rich history, operating since 1940. Koshy’s is known for its old-world charm and classic English pub-style decor. The menu features a mix of Indian and continental cuisine, with a wide range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. The restaurant is trendy for its breakfast dishes, which include a variety of pancakes, waffles, and eggs.

Shiro’sThe restaurant is known for serving contemporary Asian cuisine in a modern and stylish atmosphere. The menu at Shiro’s features a wide range of dishes inspired by various Asian cuisines, including Chinese, Japanese, and Thai. It is mainly known for its sushi, sashimi, delicious cocktails and mocktails. The prices at Shiro’s are on the higher side, but the food quality and the overall experience make it a popular choice for special occasions and upscale dining.

Final Thoughts

There are many more places to visit, in the vibrant metropolis in Karnataka. The city combines traditional and global cultures. Bangalore is also considered the city of opportunities for its citizens. Once a little South Indian town, it has expanded into the nation’s IT centre, where thousands of young people from all walks of life move daily in search of employment.

The contrast of current city life’s young, explosive vitality with the rich historical and cultural context results in a colourful and passionate mosaic. The area’s kindness and warmth are the icing on the cake and will undoubtedly make your trip here unforgettable

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