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Situated on the Deccan Plateau in the Southern Region of India, Bangalore (officially: Bengaluru), is the third most populous and one of the most popular among the major cities in India. Located at an overall height of about 900 m above the sea level, the City enjoys a pleasant and moderate climate all around the year. There are some best places to visit in Bangalore for sightseeing & attraction.
The city’s name is sometimes considered a result of a fictitious story. As the myth goes, King Veera Ballala II once lost his way in a deep Forest. The King got hungry and eventually grew tired , later, he encountered an old poor woman, she served the hungry King some boiled beans. The King felt grateful as his hunger got satisfied, out of his happiness he named the place as “benda-kaal-uru’, which literally means “ Town of Boiled Beans”. A series of iterations in the original name down the years led to its final variation ‘Bangalore’. The city had an official name changeover in 2006, but the former name is still more popular among masses. A form of physical finality of the city can be considered as the merging of two major settlements, The Cantonment and The City, in 1949.
Often regarded as the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore is considered as the capital of India because of its role as the nation’s leading information technology (IT) exporter. Many premium institutions in India, such as Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), National Institute of Fashion Technology, National Institute of Design (R&D Campus), National Law School of India University (NLSIU) and National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS). Aerospace and defence organisations, such as Hindustan Aeronautics and National Aerospace Laboratories are located in the city.
Bangalore witnesses an amazing amount of tourists as it houses some of the most marvelous construction and a lot more attractions. Spread over an area of 240 acre, Lal Bagh, is a botanical garden famous for its two annual Flower shows. Famous species of Birds, including Parakeets, Brahmani Kite and Myna, are sighted near the garden. Other famous parks are the Cubbon park and the Jayaprakash Narayan Biodiversity Park. The city also hosts classically built government buildings including the Vidhana Soudha, famous for its Neo-Dravidian style construction and the High Court of the State, Attara Kacheri, famous for its Greco-Roman construction style.
The City homes historical monuments comprising of the Bangalore Fort, The Bangalore Palace and the famous wooden construction of Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, which also hosts number of historical artifacts in the Museum of the Palace.Other famous Museums in the city are the Kempegowda Museum, Karnataka Folk Museum, The NIMHANS Brain Museum, Legends Motorcycle Museum and the HAL Aerospace Museum amongst the many.
Amongst these many attractions, the Nature in Bangalore doesn’t fail to hold its importance with heritages like the Dodda Alada Mara, a 400 year old humongous Banyan Tree spread over an area of area 3 acres, the Hill Forest Nandi Hills and the cave temples of Kaivara to name among a few.
Bangalore also has a vibrant theatre culture and is home to the Kannada film industry. The culture is diverse in Bangalore and dance forms like Bharat Natyam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali and Kathak are popular.
Other famous places include The Wonderla Amusement Park, Butterfly Park, Art of Living International Center and Bannerghatta National Park. The hotel industry is quite active due to the tourists and corporate visits throughout the year. Frotels has an amazing spread of hotels in Bangalore which provides variety of Luxurious as well as budget Hotels with customer friendly options of Full day as well as Hourly booking for Transit or economic stays.
The Kempegowda International Airport of Bangalore is third busiest in India. The city is a divisional headquarters in the South Western Railway zone of the Indian Railways.