Having evolved gradually from being the Garden City to the Silicon Valley of India, Bengaluru is the third largest and one of the most livable cities in India.
The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation forms an important medium of transport in the city. It connects the whole town through various routes making travel simple. There are also Volvo buses available throughout the city. From the airport, you can take a bus to reach different parts of the city. The Bangalore Airport Bus Service operates buses frequently throughout the day, and there are a few buses which run in the night as well.
Ola cabs and Uber are available within minutes when booked through their app or through calls. Three wheeled auto-rickshaws are a popular means of transport. They are metered and can accommodate up to three passengers.
Metro services are also now available in a lot of areas in the city. There are around 40 metro stations spread over Green line and Purple line with the Majestic station (Kempegowda interchange) being the only station which connects these two metro lines. The Purple line runs from Mysore road in the west to Baiyyapanahalli in the east whereas the Green line connects Puttenahalli in the south to Nagasandra in the north-west. The metro is operational from 5 am to 11 pm in the night.
The majestic Bangalore palace, enclosed by beautiful gardens, is a famous tourist attraction in Bangalore. It is now owned by the Mysore Royal family.
This park is a major sightseeing attraction, with 300 acres of green foliage. Having been laid down by Lord Cubbon, it is an ideal place for nature lovers an those seeking a calm atmosphere. It features a bandstand that hosts concerts. The Bangalore Aquarium is also situated in this park, and is a must visit area in Bengaluru, being the second largest aquarium in India.
MG Road is one of a most popular shopping and entertainment hub of Bangalore. Swarming with people at almost all the time, one must visit the place if in Bangalore.
This botanical garden is a haven for all nature lovers. It was commissioned by Hyder Ali in 1760 and completed by Tipu Sultan, with a spread of 240 acres. The garden features rare plants of French, Persian and Afghani origin and has attained status of a Government Botanical Garden. The Lal Bagh Rock which is over 3000 million years old is found here and is a major tourist attraction.
Located in the CBD (Central Business District), this luxury mall is the one stop destination for all your high-end needs. Assimilation of four towers as a whole, the mall is spread in a mind-boggling area of 13 acres. The place takes care of all your exclusiveneeds, whether it is shopping at some high-end store, or dining, or even taking a Spa after a hectic day of work, this place has it all.
Housing the country's first butterfly park, this park has a huge variety of fauna, making it one of the most enjoyable tourist attractions in the city. Tourists can also opt for Safari rides through the park. One can spot Lions, Tigers, Crocodiles amongst numerous others in the park.
Wonderla is said to be the best amusement park in the city (and also one of the best in the country), and attracts all those looking for a rush of adrenaline. While it is most famous for the high-thrill dry rides, it also features some relaxed, fun rides, hence providing something for every visitor.
Take a day trip to this theme park, just a little away from the main city, which keeps the promise in its name. Spend a day here enjoying the countless sections such as the Wild Wild West, Miniature City, Cartoon City, Water rides, Wannado City, Fashion Cafe and more.
Constructed by Kempe Gowda II in the 2nd century, this lake was earlier known as Halsur or Alasur. Although not fit for swimming, boating can be enjoyed at the lake.
Apart from a religious temple, ISKCON is a cultural complex accommodating dedicated deities of Sri Sri Radha Krishnachandra, Sri Sri Krishna Balarama, Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga, Sri Srinivasa Govinda and Sri Prahlada Narasimha.