Karnataka’s capital city Bengaluru (earlier Bangalore) has evolved from a laidback old-world city of gardens, second-hand bookshops, and nostalgia-evoking filter coffee shops to a glittering hub of India’s IT industry and mecca of the upwardly mobile. The city has expanded, glitzy malls have sprung up. Chrome and steel buildings welcome IT workers; pubs, nightclubs, fabulous restaurants, world class hotels make the city more vibrant…even as traffic is chaotic.
Amidst these transformations, Bengaluru has stayed remarkable for the way it has managed to retain some of its earlier ambience, protect its green spaces, and preserve its striking colonial heritage. Old temples and colonial-era churches, bougainvillea-wrapped bungalows, traditional South Indian breakfast and coffee homes (must try MTR or the Mavalli Tiffin Room), heritage homes, friendly Anglo-Indian neighbourhoods, crowded old bazaars, flowers in full bloom everywhere, and a vibrant culture of literature, theatre, music (especially jazz and contemporary rock), cinema, dance, crafts, and art.
Bengaluru is blessed with a pleasant climate all year round and is considered one of the most progressive and cosmopolitan cities of India. A sights tour of the city has plenty to offer – such as the Vidhan Soudha (Legislative House), Cubbon Park, Lal Bagh, Bengaluru Palace Grounds (host exhibitions, festivals, crafts fairs, and concerts), Ranga Sankara (if you love theatre), Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath (art school), and the Visvesvaraya Museum among other attractions.
Holxo Tours in Bengaluru