Bangalore (Now re-named as Bengaluru) is the capital city of Karnataka and is a cosmopolitan city which symbolizes rapid growth, modern outlook, cradle of technological development.
Vidhana Soudha in the eveningThough the title of this page is Bangalore holiday and travel guide, you can find information about the history, culture, places to see, the weather, location, transportation and much more about Bangalore.
Whether you're want to holiday in Bangalore, or going on a short tour, or want to go sightseeing in this city or just want to know about tourism in Bangalore, you can read, print and email these pages to your friends and take it along with you as a guide for knowing, enjoying and experiencing Bengaluru's sights and sounds.
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Bangalore (Bengaluru) was founded by in 1537 by a local chieftain, Kempe Gowda. It became a fortress town under Tipu Sultan and later turned into a British Cantonment during the British rule.
Know where Bangalore is located, and make your traveling easier.
Find out what is the current time in Bangalore through this interactive map
Bangalore (Bengaluru) has many attractions. One can spend good time going around these places along with the family or friends.
Conducted tours are run daily by Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corpn. (KSTDC), and also by other private tour operators.
More than Bangalore itself, there are lots of tourist attractions around the city. Whether you want a relaxing getaway or some adventure there are places like Mekedatu, Nandi hills and much more.
You can reach Bangalore by air, train, bus or car. It is well connected with various other Indian cities.
Shop for Saris, beautiful antiques, paintings and more.
Bangalore hosts local festivals like Bangalore Habba, Karaga. You can also witness rock concerts conducted here.
Use the quick links below to see and experience Bangalore: