Known as Bangalore from the time of the British Raj up to 2006 when its name officially changed to Bengaluru, the city still embraces certain British characteristics. The city which is fondly nicknamed the Silicon Valley of India, is a lively and exciting place to visit. Gardens and palaces dating back to the 18th Century stand proudly amidst the glittering shopping and nightlife options favored by its younger residents and visitors making it one of the most popular cities in Southern India to visit. As India’s third most populous city, popular with tech companies, universities and the Kannada film industry alike, there really is something here for everyone.
Places to visit in Bengaluru
- To experience the city’s rich cultural history, a visit to the Tudor-styled Bangalore Palace is not to be missed. As you walk around and marvel at the opulent interior design, try to keep in mind that the palace was purchased for the ruling Maharaja of Mysuru (Mysore) when he was only ten years old.
- Any horticulturalists will be keen to make a visit to the home of India’s largest collection of tropical plants, Lalbagh Botanical Gardens.
- Bengaluru also holds a number of other pleasure gardens to provide a welcome retreat from the metropolis’ hustle and bustle.
- As you would expect in any modern city there are a proliferation of bars and microbreweries. Cocktails concocted with Indian spices served in chic rooftop bars are abundant, while an endless selection of local craft beers will tempt even the staunchest Heineken fan.
The best way to see Bengaluru
If you would like to visit Bengaluru, why not take a look at one of our wonderful ATOL and ABTA protected holidays? Please remember all our private tours are designed to meet your exact requirements, and the tours mentioned are just examples to help inspire you. Contact our travel experts on 01792 315499 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.