Bangalore, the fifth largest city in India, is the perfect blend of natural beauty and man-made marvels of architecture and technology. It is also known as the 'Silicon Valley of India', 'Fashion Capital of India', 'The Pub City of India'. This city is located in the southern part of the state of Karnataka. The name Bangalore comes from "boiled beans" (Benda Kaluru), which were served by a humble old lady to a hungry ruler in the 10th century. It is a beautiful city filled with the tranquillity of its greenery. Modern marvels combined with stunning nightlife make it an ideal destination for everybody. The city of Gardens as it is known as, Bangalore is dotted with infinite parks and is always in bloom. This is a city for the romantics, the poets, the dreamers, the honeymooners and their likes.
|Temprature||20°C-35°C(Summers), 14°C - 28°C (Winters)|
|Best Season||September and March|
|Language||Kannada English, Hindi,Telugu and Tamil are widely spoken and understood|
Bangalore has two railway stations, the Bangalore City and Bangalore Cantt. The major trains from and to Bangalore terminate & start from the city station. Bangalore is well connected to all the major towns of India.
By ROAD :
Being the capital city of Karnataka, Bangalore has very good motorable roads to various parts of the state. Some of the bus services are also serving the adjoining states.
Bangalore has its own airport with almost all the major domestic airlines catering services to the city. The airport is 6 kms from city centre. Few selected international carriers also operate their flights to the city.
The Garden City of Bangalore is also a shopper's paradise. The shops are filled with shoes, jewelry, art decors, stationery, novelties, travel kits and sports goods. With discotheques, bowling alleys, pubs, video game parlours and cybercafes, Bridage Road is a beehive of commercial activity. It is famous for sandalwood and rosewood items, tribal jewelry and other products which come here from all of south India. Mahatma Gandhi Road is where you should head for ethnic Indian silk saris. The best of handlooms from different states in south India can be bought here - 9 yards of colorful brocade and intricate embroidery that can be cut up to make long scarfs, skirts, evening gowns, bags.
BANDIPURI WILDLIFE SANCTUARY:
Bandipur National Park is a tiger reserve with an area of 900 square km. In 1973, Bandipur became one of the first of India's Tiger Reserves and the southernmost of the nine reserves specially established under Project Tiger. The ideal time to visit it is between the months of April and October. Bandipur has a sizeable population of wildlife - elephant, spotted deer and sambar, gaur and flying squirrel, four horned antelope, Nilgiri langur and sloth bear.
DANDELI WILDLIFE SANCTUARY :
The calm and peaceful Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is reputed as the largest wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka. It is spread over the area of 834.16 sq. kms. There are innumerable trekking trails and fishing spots at Dandeli. It is quiet rich in flora and fauna Sloth Bear, Bush Grail, Deer, Elephant, Sambar, Tiger, Gaur, Panther and Partridge are some of the many inhabitants of the sanctuary. The River Kali and its tributaries, Kaneri and Nagajhari, meander through the moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests. The best season to visit this sanctuary is from October to March.
KUDREMUKH NATIONAL PARK
Kudremukh National Park is one of the Karnataka’s most recently declared, protected areas, located almost in the heart of the hill chains of Western Ghats. The KNP stretches between Narasimha Parvatha ( in Sringeri Taluk) in the north to the Jamalabad Fort (in Belthangady Taluk) in the south. The park is quite rich in water resources. The famous Tunga, Bhadra and Netravati rivers flows through the park. The wild animals seen in the park include tiger, leopard, wild dog, jackal, lion-tailed macaque etc. The park is particularly rich in the multiplicity of birds. The average elevation of the hill chains sprawling within the park area is about 1000m and the highest peak is Kudremukh peak (1892m).
BILIGIRIRANGASWAMY TEMPLE SANCTUARY
The Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary, though the name is laborious is a place that will soak you in nature's bounties. A magnet for naturalists field biologists, nature lovers, conservationists, environmental economists, it has something for everyone. The sanctuary is teeming with varied flora and fauna. Gaurs, chitals, sambhars, bears, elephants, panthers and tigers inhabit the place in large numbers.
BHADRA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
The secrets of the jungle open themselves as you journey through the Bhadra sanctuary. The call of the wild is best heard in this unspoilt haven for nature. The Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary in the Chikmagalur & Shimoga Districts, is one of the most fascinating sanctuaries. Moist and dry deciduous forests with patches of shoal-grassland habitat are found at the higher altitudes.