Bangalore -- Bangalore is one of Asia's fastest growing cities, and India's fifth largest city. Situated at an altitude of 920 metres above sea level, Bangalore is the principal administrative, cultural, commercial and industrial centre of the South Indian State of Karnataka. Thanks to its altitude, Bangalore enjoys a pleasant and equable climate throughout the year. Tree-lined streets and abundant greenery made it the 'Garden City' of India.

However, since local entrepreneurs and technology giant Texas Instruments discovered its potential as a high-tech city in the early 1980s, Bangalore has seen a major technology boom and is now home to more than 250 high-tech companies, including homegrown giants like Wipro and Infosys. The erstwhile garden city has now been pegged the 'Silicon Valley' of India.

The people in the city are warm, hospitable and friendly. Bangalore is generally regarded as a place that most visitors like to chill out in. Not to say that it has nothing for the people interested in history. Along with the modern day pubs, discos and hangouts, one can still see remnants of the older Bangalore. All in all, a lovely city to visit. Places to visit in Bangalore, include the Vidhan Soudha, the Cubbon Park, the Bangalore Palace and the Bull temple.

Getting to Bangalore

  • By Air – Bangalore is now a fairly busy International airport with airlines like Lufthansa, British Airways, Air France, Singapore Airlines, Air India, Thai Airways and Air Lanka connecting it with the rest of the world. All major domestic airlines serve Bangalore, connecting it with the rest of India.
  • By Rail - Bangalore is well connected to all major Indian cities. There are number of daily express trains from Bangalore to other cities of India.
  • By Road - Bangalore serves as a gateway to Southern India, for visiting cities like Mysore (150 kms ) and Ooty (285 kms ).

Best Places to Stay in Banglore

Regaalismake a booking

Regaalis is located in the heart of the Bangalore, offering modern amenities and personalized services. It is situated on posh Lavelle road and is within walking distance from MG Road, Cubbon Park and Brigade Road. The Regaalis has 52 rooms & suites with all modern amenities like Broad band, wi-fi Internet connectivity, LCD TV etc.,  In addition  the Regaalis has 3 specialty restaurants

Goldfinch, Bangalore Hotels Bookingsmake a booking

Located in the heart of the city, near the Race Course in Bangalore, the Goldfinch is a small boutique hotel.  The hotel offers 50 elegantly furnished rooms and suites that are centrally air-conditioned and equipped with mini bar, satellite TV, telephones, Wi-fi internet, electronic safes, coffee makers, weighing machine & hair dryers. In addition, the Goldfinch offers a well-equipped gym, and several bars and restaurants.

Taj Residency, Bangalore Hotels Bookingsmake a booking

Located in the heart of Bangalore, with a view of the city and the Ulsoor lake, the Taj Residency has  elegantly appointed rooms well equipped with all modern conveniences.  Recreation facilities include a Fitness Centre , Museum Arts Shop and Swimming pool. The hotel also features a large number of restaurants and bars.

Taj West End, Bangalore Hotels Bookingsmake a booking

Nestled in the midst of 20 acres of magnificent gardens The Taj West End is one of the finest hotels in Bangalore.  The hotel is centrally located - close to the city's prime commercial, banking and shopping and entertainment districts center. The hotel is opposite to Bangalore Turf Club and is next to Bangalore Golf Club.  What sets apart this heritage hotel is the stamp of old world charm and colonial architecture that's been carefully preserved for over the centuries, blended with the most modern amenities; distinctive bar and restaurants, personalized butler service, rooms and villas interspersed over 20 acres of landscaped greenery.  The Taj West End is ranked among top 10 Best Luxury hotels in India.  Sleek and stylish, all guestrooms at The Taj West End offer luxurious comfort and excellent amenities.  Leisure facilties at the Taj West End include 2 swimming pools, tennis courts and a well equipped fitness centre.

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