Bengaluru, the IT hub of the country and a popular tourist destination of south India, offers an insight into the golden past of our country. The city is blessed with beautiful weather and is known for its culture, tradition and wonderful gardens. The city is exceptionally well linked with major cities in the country via air, road and rail.
Kempegowda International Airport or Bengaluru Airport connects the city with all prime Indian cities. The airport is about 33 km away from Bengaluru city center and autos and taxis are easily available from outside the airport.
One of the most cost-effective and convenient ways of commuting to/from the airport is using the Bengaluru Airport Bus Service better known as ‘Vayu Vajra’ run by BMTC. These buses operate across the city via various routes. The buses run at a frequency of about 30mins throughout the day and is the perfect alternative to hiring a cab,especially for solo travelers. You can check out the bus routes and timings on http://www.mybmtc.com/en/airportservices.
Bengaluru City Railway Station (900 m away) and Yeswantpur Junction (7.1 km away) link the city of Bengaluru with all the prime Indian cities. Once you reach the station, you can take prepaid taxis or avail local bus services/taxis to get down in the city.
Bengaluru is well connected with various cities via excellent network of state and private buses. While Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) connects the city with maximum nearby places, there are several private buses too that you can hop on. You can choose from air-conditioned coaches, luxury buses or state transportation buses, depending upon their budget and requirement.
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.
Bannerghatta National Park
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 other animals in the park.
The majestic Bengaluru palace, enclosed by beautiful gardens, is a famous tourist attraction in Bengaluru. It is now owned by the Mysore Royal family.
MG Road is one of a most popular shopping and entertainment hubs of Bengaluru. Swarming with people at almost all the time, one must visit the place if in Bengaluru.
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 and those seeking a calm atmosphere. It features a bandstand that hosts concerts. The Bengaluru Aquarium is also situated in this park, and is a must visit area in Bengaluru, being the second largest aquarium in India.
13th Floor Overview
A beautiful restaurant-cum-bar located at the 13 Floor of Barton Centre, MG Road, with a menu so tempting that it’s going to spoil you with choices every time you visit the place. Beautiful decor and the warm ambience will make sure to compliment your evening further.
UB City Mall Overview
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,the mall is spread in a mind-boggling area of 13 acres. The place takes care of all your exclusive needs, whether it is shopping at some high-end stores, or dining, or even taking a Spa after a hectic day of work, this place has it all.
Innovative Film City
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.
Landmarked by a huge white monolith of Lord Shiva in an artificial pool of water and Himalayas all around, is the Shiva Temple of Bengaluru. This temple is located at the Old airport road behind Kemp Fort Mall.