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Bangaluru (Bangalore)

Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka, is a veritable melting pot of various races and cultures. This Garden City has well - laid out parks, gardens, long avenues of blossoming trees and salubrious climate. Emerging as the hi-tech capital of India, it still retains a charm that is totally Indian. Founded in 1537 by a local Chieftain Kempe Gowda, Bangalore has changed dramatically over the years. There are numerous 'not-to-be-missed' sights in Bangalore like the magnificent Vidhana Soudha, sprawling Cubbon Park. Colourful Lalbagh etc. - and the convenient an exciting way to explore these sights is to take the KSTDC conducted Bangalore Sight-seeing tour. Bangalore -"Garden City...Silicon Valley ofIndia...Fastest growing city in SE Asia...A place to come back home...Mini Subcontinent" Founded by KEMPE GOWDA more than400 years ago, Bangalore is special in every respect - a SalubriousClimate, Beautiful parks, Avenues, Old and New Buildings, Museum, Theatre, above all theCultured People - a standing testimony for Secular INDIA. An air-conditioned city, a garden city, the Silicon Valley of India, the fastest developing city in the world, these are some of the attributes used to describe this beautiful city which has a lot to offer you.

A dynamic Happening city, with innumerable cultural events organized every evening, you can choose from a Hindustan vocal concert, of a Carnatic Veena recital, or fusion music to pure western classical music, a play, or an exhibition of a famous painter. You can taste of Bangalore. But the connoisseur can take his pick from any of the multicuisine restaurants of the city, Bangalore is also known as the city of Golf Courses. Bangalore has a population of more than 56 lakhs. Besides Kannada, which is the official language of the state, Bangaloreans are also comfortable with English, Hindi, Tamil, Telegu, etc.
What to see in Bangalore
Vidhana Soudha:
A magnificent building of the Neo-Dravidian style ,houses the State Legislature. It was conceived and executed by Kengal Hanumanthaiah, the former Chief Minister of Karnataka in 1956.
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Around Bangalore
Bannerghatta National Park :
Located approximately 22 kms away from Bangalore, this park has a mini zoo, Elephant ride, lion and tiger safari and crocodile farm.
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How to reach
Bangalore is very well connected by Air, Rail and road, with all metros of the country. Bangalore air-port has also become an international Air-port.

Distance from Bangalore to

Trivandrum: 761km
Chennai : 334km
Hyderabad : 566 km
Goa : 570km
Mumbai : 1033km

Road : Kempegowda Busstand is the central Bussatnd, a 24 hr hub for buses plying all over Karnataka and other states
KSRTC Busstand, Subashnagar Tel: 080-2873377, 2871261

City Railway station is 8km from MG Road.
Cantonment Railway station is 3 km from MG Road.
Yeswanthpur Railway station is 10 km from MG Road.

HAL Airport is 10km from MG Road
Where to stay

ITC Hotel Windsor Sheraton & Towers
No. 25, Sankey Road,
Opposite Golf Course,
Bangalore - 560 052
Tel: 080-22269898bangalore_where
Fax: 080-22264941
Tariff Range: Rs. 10000/- to
Rs. 75,000/ +Tax

The Taj West End
No. 23,
Race Course Road,
Bangalore - 560 001
Tel: 080-22255055
Fax: 080-22200010
Web site: www.tajhotels.com
Tariff Range: Rs. 15,000/- to
Rs.50,000/- +Tax

The Park
No. 14/7, Off M G Road,
Bangalore - 560 042
Tel: 080-25594666
Fax: 080-25594029
Email: resv.blr@theparkhotels.com
Web site: www.theparkhotels.com
Tariff Range: Rs.1400/- to
Rs. 25,000/- +Tax

Le Meridien
No. 28, Sankey Road,
Bangalore - 560 052
Tel: 080-22262233
Fax: 080-22267676
Email: leme@vsnl.com
Web site: www.lemeridien-hotels.com
Tariff Range: Rs. 13500/- to
Rs. 22,000/- +Tax

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