Bangalore, considered as the ideal gateway to India, offers something for everyone. It is a paradise for tourists with architectural landmarks, natural lakes, gardens and parks. Bangalore is an ideal place for job-seekers, particularly in the Information Technology field. There are enjoyment opportunities aplenty for the visitors.
Bangalore has several aliases. It is known as the “City of Gardens” because it has number of gardens and parks. It was once known as Pensioner’s paradise due to the peaceful atmosphere prevailing in the city then. Now it is known as “The Silicon Valley of India”. Bangalore is the major exporter of Information Technology from India.
Bangalore was earlier known as Bengaluru. According to legends, Hoysala King Veer Ballala lost his way in the forest during his hunting expedition. A hungry king was served boiled beans by an old woman. The king was happy and named the place Benda-kaal Uru (Town of Boiled Beans). It later came to be known as Bengaluru. The colonial rulers named it Bangalore. Now it has got its original name Bengaluru.
Among the major attractions in the city are Bangalore Palace and Tipu Sultan Palace.
Bangalore has large number of churches and temples. St. Mary’s Church, the oldest in Bangalore, was elevated to the status of basilica. Dargah Hazarath Tawakkal is visited by both Hindus and Muslims. Jumma Masjid was an imposing structure. The city is also dotted with large number of temples.
Vidhan Soudha, where Karnataka legislature is situated, is a major attraction in Bangalore. Among other attractions are Lalbaugh, Bull Temple, Cubbon Park, Ashoka Pillar, Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium and Film City.
Being a major city, all types of accommodations are available in Bangalore. It has about three dozen five-star hotels and more than four dozen four-star hotels. Besides, there are a number budget and low-end hotels.
Among the five-star Bangalore hotels are Alila Bangalore Hotel & Residence, Taj Westend, Lalit Ashok, The Pride Hotel, Hotel Royal Orchid, Lemon Tree Hotel, Clarks Exotica, Shreya’s Retreat, Oberoi, ITC Gardenia, Leela and Angsana Oasis Spa and Resort.
Bengaluru AyurveaGram Heritage Wellness Centre, Atriya Hotel, Adarsh Hamilton, Best Western La Marvelle, Fortune Select Trinity, The Capitol, The
Solitaire and Regaalis are among the four-star Bangalore hotels.
Among the three-star Bangalore Hotels are 12th Avenue, 16 Square Service Apartments, 18 Woods Inn, 24 Tech Hotel, 37th Crescent, 6th Avenue, and 9 Marks Inn.
Most of the luxury Bangalore hotels provide all modern amenities to the visitors. Facilities available include room service, swimming pools, party halls, conference rooms, spa and gyms.