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City Information

Bengaluru is one of the few metros in the country with an expansive green cover—it is hard for one to miss the many gardens, and joggers’ parks in the city. An adopted home to a large number of people coming from various parts of the country,Bengaluru the IT hub of India has become a preferred destination for various kinds of individuals including college students and IT professionals.


Bengaluru—India’s third-largest city with a population that exceeds 84 lakhs and with a combination of its many tourist places—has also been judged by recent surveys as one of the most live-able metropolitan cities in the country.


Owing to its high elevation, the city enjoys a moderate climate throughout the year.December is the coolest month, with an average low temperature of 15.4°C (the lowest winter temperatures linger around 12°C), while April gets to become the hottest month, with an average high temperature of 36°C (summer temperatures rarely go beyond 37°C). Watch out for rains from August to October, though the heaviest downpour is usually in the month of September, further bringing down the temperature.


Guests are encouraged to carry a sunscreen and light jacket with cotton apparel, which would suffice for the city’s climate throughout the year.

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Sightseeing

Walk around in one of the numerous parks in the city—like Cubbon Park, JP Park or the Lalbaugh Botanical Gardens.But if history is your calling, draw your itinerary around Bengaluru Fort, Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace or the Mayo Hall—one of the finest designs of British architecture.


Alternatively, choose to expand your knowledge about Bengaluru by wandering around government buildings like Vidhan Soudha, the seat of state legislature in Karnataka; or museums like the Government Museum, Kempegowda Museum, the NIMHANS Brain Museum, Philatelic Museum or the Jawaharlal Nehru Museum.


Nature-lovers can get away for a weekend to hill-stations near the city. While on a nature’s trail, try not to miss Nandi Hills; the Thottikalu falls; or Dodda Alada Mara, the 400-year-old Banyan tree, located in Ramohalli, situated at a distance of about 30 kilometers from the city.


For the spiritually inclined, too, Bengaluru offers many retreats, like the St. Mary’s Basilica, the ISKCON Temple, Masjid-e-Khadria and Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha in Ulsoor.


If none of those appeals to you, take a walk down the Commercial Street, the main commercial area in the city, or another highlight of the city—the Brigade Road. You’d be a stone’s throw from the best pubs and discotheques in town.

Historical-Fact

Art and Culture

Bengaluru was the erstwhile summer city of Tipu Sultan, who chose to build his summer palace amidst its dense fiery blossom trees and avenues. With the IT boom and burgeoning international status, the ‘garden city’ soon grew into the ‘silicon valley’ of India.


Today, Bengaluru is a cosmopolitan metropolis, which still manages to retain its quintessential charm of colorful flower markets, temple tracks, colonial buildings and heritage structures that blend seamlessly with IT hubs, international retail stores and a versatile culinary scene.


It has a bustling calendar of events, with pomp and festivity throughout the year, every month. Among the local specialties are Diwali, Navratri, Ramazan, Dussehera and Christmas, when festive lights adorn the city, and cultural shows and special eateries and menus pop up all over the city.For the spiritually inclined, too, Bengaluru offers many retreats, like the St. Mary’s Basilica, the ISKON Temple, Masjid-e-Khadria and Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha in Ulsoor.

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Cuisine

The metropolitan city boasts of some of the best eateries that serve the most diverse cuisines from across the world. Get the taste of the Kannadiga cuisine, Bengaluru local speciality, which serves proud variants of South Indian dishes—from crispy dosas and other rice-based dishes that are savoury or sweet to distinctive filter coffee.


However, with a growing population of expats as well as global exposure in it, the city is a delight to epicureans, with an array of international cuisine to choose from, namely, Korean, Caribbean and German bakeries. The city even has micro-breweries, with signature beer. Also, a local favourite are ‘Darshinis’, which are standalone vegetarian fast-food restaurants.


The Leela Palace Bengaluru, listed as not only one of the best five-star luxury hotels to stay in but also one that has one of the best restaurants in Bengaluru, serves the best Indian and Pan Asian cuisines.


The fine-dining restaurant Jamavar at The Leela Palace Bengaluru serves authentic regional cuisine. And every Saturday, Citrus, the all-day dining restaurant, pays ode to the state’s local specialties hosts, with a brunch aptly named ‘Namma Bengaluru’, meaning ‘Our Bangalore’ in Kannada.


If you crave a dish—local or otherwise—all you need to do is ask our chefs to cook up those delights. You may even learn of the chef’s secret ingredient that makes his dish stand out!

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