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Bangalore Tours and Travels

About Bangalore

Capital of the state of Karnataka, Bangalore is a thriving, progressive and liberal city dubbed the ‘Silicon Valley’ or ‘IT’ capital of India. Many trade fairs and exhibitions are held in the city, throughout the year, where the latest in information technology is displayed. Despite its nod towards modernity and the 21st century, Bangalore is all the same a very interesting city. With its mix of sky scrapers, old architecture and large, open green spaces, Bangalore is a fascinating blend of antiquity and modernity and a must for anyone travelling through India.

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The British moved their regional administration headquarters from Srirangapatnam to Bangalore in 1831. From this point, the town of Bangalore began to take on the familiar ordered look of a British cantonment. Today, the legacy of Bangalore’s British past is apparent. Many municipal buildings and gardens are from the Raj-era. Cubbon Park and Gardens is one of the main ‘lungs’ of the city. Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, a pleasant 96 hectare park laid out in the 19th century contains many labelled trees that are perhaps centuries old, one of India’s largest collections of rare tropical and sub-tropical plants and a glasshouse modelled on London’s Crystal Palace.

Tipu’s Summer Palace is a two-storey structure, almost exclusively constructed with teak, that was built in 1791. Floral motifs decorate the walls and contribute to grandeur of the building. On Bugle Hill, at the southern end of Bull Temple Road is the Bull Temple. The Bull Temple is one of Bangalore’s oldest temples and is devoted to the Hindu demi-God known as Nandi, who was a strong worshipper of Shiva. Further sites of interest can be discovered by wandering through the city.

Bangalore Hotels

If you are planning a Bangalore holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Regaalis Hotel Bangalore

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Regaalis has elegantly designed, spacious rooms and state-of-the-art facilities. An Ideal business hotel with well equipped business centre and conferencing facilities. When it comes to dining, the Regaalis boasts 3 fantastic options. Guests can choose between local and Mediterranean cuisine and whether they would like to eat inside or al fresco. The hotel is a true blend of Royal charm and modern style. The hotel is located in Bangalore City Centre.

The Oberoi Bangalore

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The Oberoi is a sumptuous hotel with spacious, tastefully furnished rooms, all set in landscaped gardens. Each room has its own private balcony, which offers stunning views out over the property. A range of different cuisines can be sampled at the various restaurants on site while a generous selection of beverages can be consumed in the bar. The spa, fitness centre and pool top off the experience, guaranteeing guests a pleasant stay. The hotel is 8 km from the airport and 14 km from the railway station.

Other Places to Visit in India

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