What to see in Bangalore

Bangalore Attractions

Bangalore is not a city packed with tourist attractions, and is often used simply as a base for tourists to explore the charms of southern India. However, that doesn't mean there isn't plenty to see in the city itself. Apart from some attractive buildings and parks, what is on show here is the modern face of India: confident, brash and progressive, connected to the world at large and evolving all the time. It's a fascinating and energising glimpse into the future of this developing superpower of a nation. Having said that, the city is clean, well-organised and friendly, with a relaxed atmosphere that is almost surprising in India's most modern city.

Apart from the great shopping that Bangalore has to offer, there are also a number of interesting attractions dotted around the City. Worthwhile and popular attractions include Bugle Hill, the Bull Temple, and Vidhana Soudha. Bangalore is still affectionately known as the 'Garden City' and two of the best gardens to visit are the enormous Cubbon Park - Bangalore's equivalent of New York's Central Park - and Lal Bagh, a splendid botanical garden.

If you have time for an excursion out of the city, the nearby town of Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and boasts some awe-inspiring natural landscapes as well as 14th century ruins.

Cubbon Park

Cubbon Park is Bangalore's equivalent of Central Park: a place of relaxation, open space and some worthwhile attractions.…

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The small, relaxed town of Hampi - located in the state of Karnataka, about 220 miles (350km) from Bengaluru, and about…

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Lal Bagh

This splendid botanical garden, laid out by Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan as a private royal garden in 1760, contains…

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