Popularly known as the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore (also Bengaluru) is a vibrant city and the capital of the state of Karnataka. It is located at an elevation of over 900 m—highest among the major cities in India, and therefore enjoys pleasant weather throughout the year. Bangalore’s abundant green spaces and its many parks give it another nickname—the Garden City of India. Its weather, and its reputation for being the IT hub and pub capital of India has resulted in people migrating from around the country to this lively yet soothing city.
Bangalore is a city with a vibrant, new-age culture blended with heritage. It has a prominent underground music scene, and is considered as a premier place to hold concerts and music festivals. Parks such as the Cubbon Park and the Lal Bagh justify its popular nickname—the Garden City. Situated inside Lal Bagh, the Lal Bagh Botanical Garden houses India’s largest collection of tropical plants. It hosts two annual flower shows on 26 January and 15th August respectively, and is one of the main tourist attractions in the city. The National Gallery of Modern Art, housed in a heritage mansion is a perfect place to admire modern-art paintings, sculptures, and photographs. Similarly, the HAL Aerospace Museum showcases models of aircrafts and takes one through India’s aeronautical history. Other cultural events like plays and literary festivals are frequently held at venues like Ravindra Kalakshetra, Chowdiah Memorial Hall, British Council, Max Muller Bhavan, the Alliance Francaise de Bangalore among others. Bangalore is also a popular shopping destination. Narrow lanes, popular streets, and giant malls are buzzing with a mix of both local handicrafts as well as big brands. Ending a long day in Bangalore is an uncomplicated task. Numerous pubs, bars, and eateries with distinctive decor flood this attractive South-Indian city.
This bustling metropolis has many moods and shades, all of which are best experienced in one of the many Taj Hotels in Bangalore.