Bangalore is the IT hub and host to various public sectors heavy industries, aerospace, telecommunications, and defense organizations. It’s also known as Silicon Valley of India as it contributes being the nation’s largest IT exporter along with enormous IT dominance.
Bangalore was ruled by Western Gangas and post the capture of Bangalore by the Cholas in 1024, Chalukya-cholas took over the reign in 1070. In 1116, the Hoysala Empire took over the Cholas and ruled over Bangalore. In 1537, the modern Bangalore was founded by Kempe Gowda I who built a brick fort and a Nandi temple near modern Bangalore. Kempegowda built the city of Bangalore and referred to it as "gandubhūmi" or "Land of Heroes".
Bangalore was divided into smaller divisions called “pete” and was divided into two main streets called Chikkapete Street and Doddapete Street, and their intersection formed was called the Doddapete Square, which forms the heart of Bangalore.
Bangalore was also referred to as "Devarāyanagara" and "Kalyānapura during the Vijayanagara rule.
Weather and Topography:
Weather in Bangalore is just like the one can dream about in fairy tale. Bangalore has a moderate climate throughout the year as it is placed on a higher altitude. The summer heat is compensated by fairly frequent thunder showers.
The topology of Bangalore is flat except for a central ridge running NNE-SSW. Vidyaranyapura Doddabettahalli is the highest point which is 962 m.
Bangalore is also known as the city of lakes. Bangalore has a handful of freshwater lakes and water tanks, the largest of which are Madivala tank, Hebbal lake, Ulsoor lake and Sankey Tank. The groundwater occurs in salty to sandy layers of the alluvial sediments.
Bangalore is also sometimes called as the "Pub Capital of India" or Pub city and is one of the premier places to hold international rock concerts.
The new International Airport in the booming technology hub is a must see for every visitor as it shows the high class infrastructure and development which adds pride to each and every soul residing here.
Must see in Bangalore:
- Lalbagh Botanical Garden
- Nandi Temple
- Vidhana Soudha
- Attara Kacheri (High Court)
- Cubbon Park
- The Government Museum
- Visweswaraiah Industrial & Technological Museum
- Venkatappa Art Gallery
- Karnataka Folk Museum
Do not miss the shopping malls, coffee shops, multi-cuisine joints, sports alleys, theme parks, IT parks and tantalizing discotheques and pubs which are the most favorite hangouts not only for the hip and happening crowd but it caters to every resident or traveler visiting this lovely city. Bus booking is fairly easy; you can search bus tickets and do online bus booking at several OTA’s website.