The cosmopolitan and diverse city of Bengaluru is home to millions of people who have come from all over the country to make a life for themselves. Often referred to as the ‘Silicon Valley of India’, Bangalore as it’s also known, leads in IT development but is also known for its many universities and research institutes. Bengaluru tourism takes you to several places in old Bangalore where the charm hasn’t abated even though the traffic may have increased manifold. Also known as the Garden City of India, Bengaluru still has many gardens and green trees can often be seen lining several roads.
Bengaluru is in South India and lies in the centre of Mysore Plateau. It’s the capital of Karnataka, one of the major South Indian states. Most of the city is flat and doesn’t have many high peaks. Bengaluru is also known for its numerous freshwater lakes and water tanks.
Bengaluru tourism is definitely influenced by its climate. Cool and pleasant, the weather here is moderate, although in recent times summers have become rather hot. Bengaluru has two distinct seasons – wet and dry. Bengaluru receives moderate rainfall and the wettest months are September, October and August. However, do check the rain situation before embarking on a Bengaluru tour during these months. Low lying areas are prone to flooding if there’s a heavy rainstorm.
Bengaluru is a city with a vast number of people from different parts of the city who have adopted it as their home. So it’s quite obvious that all these different cultures will have a significant say in the city’s overall culture. Whether it’s festivals or events, everything is celebrated with joy. Bengaluru is also a culture hub thanks to the numerous art galleries, theatres and literature events that are held across the city regularly. Before planning your Bengaluru tour, do make it a point to check the dates of these events.
In recent times, Bengaluru has become infamous for its traffic snarls and jams as commutes have put people in a bind. But if you peel away these layers, you’ll find that at its heart, Bengaluru continues to remain a small and closely knit city. Nevertheless, Bengaluru tourism would be incomplete without mention of places such as Bangalore Palace, Cubbon Park, Lalbagh and Bannerghatta National Park.