Bangalore, capital of Karnataka state in India is considered to be the IT hub of India and is nicknamed as Silicon Valley of India. The city is also generally referred to as Bengaluru and has population of around 8.42 million with metropolitan population being a little more at 8.52 million. This takes the city to third position in the list of most populated city of India and 5th position in being the most populated urban area of India. Founded on the Deccan Plateau of South India with being 3000 ft (900m) above the sea level, the city is said to be on the highest elevation amongst all the other major cities of India. The airport by the name of Kempegowda International Airport is located near the area of Devanahalli about 40 km away from the center of the city and was previously referred to as the Bengaluru International Airport. The tourists can book flights to Bangalore from almost any country as the city caters for almost all the international airlines.
As per the census reported compiled in the year of 2011, demographic information of Bangalore came with following details:
As per the records of National Crime Records Bureau, Bangalore accounts for 8.5% of crimes committed in 35 main cities of India.
Bangalore climate throughout the year is perfectly pleasant to visit. It faces tropical savanna climate with specific dry and wet spell of weather. Although at times heat waves can make summers extremely hot, the weather throughout the year remains neutral due to its high elevation above the sea level. The coolest month of the year is January while April is referred to as the hottest month of the year. The highest recorded temperature of Bangalore is 39.2 °C on 24th April 2016 while the minimum recorded temperature is 7.8°C in the year of January 1884.
City of Bangalore is served by the International airport of the name of Kempegowda International Airport expanded over land worth 4,000 acres. The airport is located about 40 km in Northern direction from the city and near a village called Devanahalli in the state of Karnataka. The airport is operated and controlled fully by the BIAL (Bangalore International Airport Limited) which is a corporation of both private and public. The airport was incepted and opened in the year of May 2008 as a substitute of the original International airport for both commercial and business movement – HAL Airport. The airport is named in the honor of founder of Bangalore – Kempe Gowda 1 and offers multitude of facilities in order to fulfill all the needs of the passengers. Some of these facilities are:
The Kempegowda International Airport caters for both international and domestic airlines throughout the country and across the world. The airport connect the Bangalore city with other countries of the world by allowing top range airlines to land in its airport and caters for the foreign passengers with swift and sophisticated services. Domestic connectivity within the country with other cities of India is also quite extensive and the airline networks with all the major cities and most of the lesser known cities as well. Airlines landing in the airport along with their dedicated destinations are as follows:
Air Arabia – Sharjah
Air Costa – Ahmadabad, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
Air France – Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air India – Chennai, Delhi, Dubai–International, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Malé, Mumbai, Muscat, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram
Air India Regional – Agatti, Hubli, Kochi
Air Mauritius – Mauritius
AirAsia – Kuala Lumpur–International
AirAsia India – Chandigarh, Delhi, Hyderabad, Goa, Guwahati, Jaipur, Kochi, Pune, Visakhapatnam
British Airways – London–Heathrow
Cathay Dragon – Hong Kong
Emirates – Dubai–International
Etihad Airways – Abu Dhabi
GoAir – Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Port Blair, Pune, Ranchi
IndiGo – Agartala, Ahmadabad, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Dubai–International, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Vadodara, Varanasi, Visakhapatnam
Jet Airways – Abu Dhabi, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Colombo (begins 5 January 2017), Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jorhat, Kochi, Kolkata, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Rajkot, Singapore, Thiruvananthapuram
Kuwait Airways – Kuwait
Lufthansa – Frankfurt
Malaysia Airlines – Kuala Lumpur–International
Nepal Airlines – Kathmandu
Oman Air – Muscat
Qatar Airways – Doha
Saudia – Jeddah, Riyadh
SilkAir – Singapore
Singapore Airlines – Singapore
SpiceJet – Ahmadabad, Amritsar, Belgaum, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Srinagar, Varanasi, Vijayawada
SriLankan Airlines – Colombo
Thai AirAsia – Bangkok–Don Mueang
Thai Airways International – Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
Tigerair – Singapore
TruJet – Goa, Hyderabad, Rajahmundry
Vistara – Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkata, Mumbai
With Bangalore being one of the hot spot cities for aromatic food, the city does not lack in the restaurant department at all. Most of the restaurants have received more than 3 star rating by both locals as well as the tourists of both Indian and foreign nationality. The ambience, décor, warm staff along with perfectly cooked food by experienced chefs of different variety makes for a healthy breakfast, scrumptious lunch and relaxing dinner. Certain restaurants have also got featured in the top choice list for specific cuisines as voted by the local as well as tourist customers. Some of these restaurants are mentioned below to ensure that you do not miss out on your favorite food in what could be your favorite restaurant in Bangalore in future:
Bangalore offers much exciting opportunities in terms of tourists activities like walking through the art galleries and exploring the museums set up within the city to get you acquainted with old heritage and culture of the city. Tourists can also visit gardens, temples and palaces that were home to some incredible royal families of Bangalore. Another activity that many can opt for is the tours and excursion within and around the city that helps to get in touch with old culture followed in the old medieval era of India. Almost all the tours are guided by locals who are experienced and knowledgeable about all things Bangalore and its surrounding. Some of these tours are illustrated below for your perusal.
This excursion of 2 nights to a tour of Hampi and Hospet accompanied with an expert guide having extensive knowledge regarding the tow places in an AC vehicle from the city of Bangalore. The place of Hampi is included in the list of Heritage Site of UNESCO for its incredible structure having significant importance from the perspective of Indian archeology located amongst the boulder-strewn countryside scene. Both the sights – Hampi & Hospet, are filled to brim with incredible temples structured with various stones having intriguing designs. They both are known mostly for being the ruin sight of cultural city of Vijayanagara in the medieval era.
Take the opportunity to visit the mesmeric Wayanad in just 3 days including heart pumping trekking through Edakkal Caves, walking via Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary, relaxing and visiting the Banasura Sagar Dam and Pookot Lake. Also make a trip to the plantation sight named Spice Plantation and to view point as well as other touristy spots. The transfer from and to Bangalore will be completed in a sedan cab and accommodation is generally done in a deluxe home-stay in Wayanad’s coffee plantation sight.
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