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.'
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 BangaloreBangalore 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:
Major Tourist Attractions near BangaloreBannerghatta 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.