The City of Garden

Trip from Bangalore

Bengaluru (previously called Bangalore) located in Karnataka is its capital city. Bangalore is one of the metropolitan cities of India and is the centre of information technology in India which has also earned it the sobriquet of 'Silicon Valley of India.'

Bengaluru often is referred to as the 'Garden City' because of the greenery around the place though the growing commercialization has taken a toll on the green surroundings of the city. The 3rd most populous city in India, Bangalore is growing at the rate of 10.3% per annum and has earned itself prestige of being the fastest growing metropolitan city in India.

This city has an interesting mix of traditional and modern. On the one hand it is known for the traditional music and dance forms and on the other it is called the 'Pub Capital of India owing to the presence of large numbers of pubs in the city of Bangalore.

Demographics of Bangalore

  • State: Karnataka
  • District: Bangalore Urban
  • Area: 709.5 sq kms
  • Time Zone: IST (UTC+05:30)

Cities Located near Bangalore

Bangalore not only has beautiful tourist destinations within and around but it is surrounded by some excellent places in India from a tourist point of view. If you can take the trouble of traveling within 500kms from Bangalore following are the options for you:

Bangalore to Mysore

Located at a distance of 140 kms from Bangalore, Mysore is frequently visited by tourists all across India. Mysore is situated in Karnataka and the city is worth a view during the famous Dasara Festival. It is 128.42 sq km in terms of geographical area. One can find various popular palaces, Churches and gardens in Mysore among other things.

Bangalore to Ooty

Hill-Station lover should make it a point to visit Ooty. Ooty is located at a distance of 252 kms from Bangalore. The green surroundings of this place are a treat to the eyes. There are several lakes and gardens adding to the beauty of the place. The absolute serenity and simplicity of the place has earned it sobriquet of 'Queen of Hill Stations.'

Bangalore to Tirupati

Tirupati is located at a distance of 258 kms from Bangalore. It is a place of pilgrimage for many tourists from India and abroad as there are many temples located in the city. Tirumala Venkateshwara Temple is one of the richest temples in the world and attracts lakhs of tourists every year. Besides, there are also some wonderful parks and museums located in the city.

Bangalore to Chennai

Located at a distance of around 330kms from Bangalore, Chennai is a very popular metropolitan city of India. The city has some excellent beaches and temples. Given its metropolitan status you can also find various shopping options in the city.

Bangalore to Goa

Travel 484 kms from Bangalore towards North -West and you will reach the Sun-Kissed beaches of Goa. Goa is a paradise for holiday makers. The carnivals and festivities in Goa are absolutely mind-blowing. Goa also boasts of some beautiful churches and waterfalls.

Major Tourist Attractions near Bangalore

Bannerghatta National Park: Located in an area of 25000 acres, this national park is situated 22km to the south of Bangalore. The park houses a tiger and a lion reserve where many varieties of Indian tigers can be found. There is also a butterfly park which has honor of being the first butterfly park in India. Another major attraction of the park is the Biological reserve dedicated to Elephants, Leopards, Deers and various other animals.

Nandi Hills: Located in Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka state, Nandi hills are at the distance of 60 kms from Bangalore. It is one of the very popular tourist places in South India. Activity of Paragliding in these hills attracts many tourists. Tourists also visit temples of Sri Bhoga Narasimha, Sri Ugra Narasimha and Sri Yoga Narasimha. There also is a palace of Tipu Sultan who is historically associated with the place.

Omthara kala Kuteera: Often described as a 'Heaven on Earth', this beautiful temple is a paradise for the peace lovers and has capacity to revitalize the senses. The temple depicts the ancient heritage and culture of India through paintings and sculptures.

Savandurga Hills: Savandurga hills are known to be the largest monolith hills in the world. These hills are located 60 kms to the west of Bangalore and are famous among the pilgrims who come to visit the popular Narasimhaswamy Temple. One can often spot the beautiful yellow throated Bulbuls and The White Backed Vultures at the hills.

Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary: Also known as the Pakshi Kashi of Karnataka, Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary is a very small bird sanctuary. It is home to several birds and animal species including Bonnet Macaque, Flying Fox, Marsh Crocodile, Asian open bill Stork, Common Spoonbill, Black Headed Ibis, White Ibis, Lesser Whistling Duck , Indian Shag and many others.

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