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Bangalore Travel Guide

The capital of Karnataka, Bangalore is a fast evolving and contemporary place. Home to high-tech industries, royal palaces, multicultural population, and lip-smacking cuisines to serve, this city has much more to offer to its visitors. Here is some essential information about Bangalore tourism every tourist wants to know comprising the weather condition, local delicacies, and some other interesting facts.

History of Bangalore:

Founded in 1537, the city has experienced a massive transformation over the years. In 1831, as the British Raj took hold of it, there erected many significant infrastructure under their rule. However, post the independence of India, the place has emerged as an important center for science, education, and information technology.

Airport Information:

With its international airport opened in May 2008, it has been quite easy for every traveller to hop on an excursion to Bangalore. The airport is located at a distance of 40 kms from the city centre. The distance can be covered in around one and a half hour.

Local Connectivity in Bangalore:

With the availability of metro train and cab facility, it has become quite easier to travel in and around Bangalore. One can also choose to hop on a bus for a mini city tour. However, besides these transport facilities, tourists can also opt for a Bangalore Darshini bus service, operated by the government, for a city tour.

Weather in Bangalore:

The city of Bangalore is known for its soothing and pleasant weather all year around. The climate in Bangalore is classified as a tropical Savanna type. With moderate temperatures during all the seasons, the weather of Bangalore is quite moderate. Summers last from March to May and the maximum temperature reaches about 35-degree celsius. Monsoons are also moderate with average showers between the months of June and September.

Talking about the weather condition in Bangalore during the winter, one can say that it is the best time to explore the city. The weather in Bangalore during the months of October to February is quite soothing with temperatures ranging in between 16 to 28-degree celsius. Winter season is the best season to visit this city as the pleasant weather makes sightseeing, and outdoor activities even more enjoyable.

Shiva Temple, Bangalore:

The city of Bangalore is adorned with numerous religious places such as Ganapati Temple, Iskcon Temple, Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple, Banashankari Temple and some of the most popular Shiva temples in India. There are a number of Lord Shiva temples in Bangalore, Karnataka, the most important of them being the Shivoham Shiva temple. It is one of the top tourist attractions of the city that lures numerous pilgrims who visit this place to offer prayers to the almighty.

The history of this temple dates back to 1995 when the construction of this temple actually started. Known for its marvelous architecture, and great historical and religious importance, Shivoham Shiva Temple Bangalore housing a 65-feet tall Shiva statue and a statue of Lord Ganpati, serves as the main attraction of this auspicious place. Also known as the Kempfort Shiva Temple Bangalore, this religious place hosts a daily aarti, rituals, and special bhajans which feature various artists from all corners of the country. The festival of Maha Shivaratri is also celebrated with huge pomp and show at this temple. On this auspicious day, this temple witnesses a large number of visitors who flock to this place to offer prayers to Lord Shiva.

Location: Shiva Temple, Old Airport Road, Bangalore

Entry Fee: There is no Kempfort Shiva Temple entrance fee for the visitors but INR 150 is charged for the aarti.

Food in Bangalore:

The cosmopolitan culture of Bangalore reflects through its spectacular gastronomy. The multi culture of the city and variety of Bangalore cuisines strike a perfect relationship with one another. From continental to American, Italian, authentic South Indian, Mughlai, and various other cuisines, Bangalore food sector is largely diverse.

Talking about street food in Bangalore, the list of delicacies is so vast that one will surely be spoilt for choice. Dishes like Mangalore Buns, Dal Obbattu, Idli, Vada,Vada Pav, Kebabs and Rolls are Bangalore famous food items that rock the streets of the city. One must try these Bangalore special food items to savor the authentic and fusion flavors of the city.

Bangalore traditional food is something that one must not miss. Culinary delights such as Dosa, Handi Biryani, Fried Fish, and Kesari Bath form an important part of the original Bangalorean cuisine, and reflect the true taste of South Indian food.

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    Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value We booked package from Bengaluru to Coorg for 4 days. Ms. Jigyasa helped us with booking and made sure that each place in our iternary is covered. She was even connected with us during our tour through phone/whatsapp and comforted us when one of the place was closed due to pandemic (Golden Temple). She extended herself and helped us with other alternative place which we can visit. I would also highly recommend Mr. Amjad (our tour driver) who was well informed about the place and guided us in entire tour. His driving skills are excellent and drives very safely.

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    My Family was travelling with my mother in law (a senior citizen) and 2 kids and they had expected a good stay at booked hotels and lovey travelling experience. · We have had very uncooperative driver and the matter was even discussed with Mr. Narendra Maurya. · Driver is not just a driver but is also supposed to be a tour guide to the traveller. In this case, our driver used to drop us to the point far from the location giving excuse of the parking challenge and then we had to locate the car when we are back. Many at times, his number was not reachable and we had to wait for long. Once I had called Mr. Mueen to help to locate his car. · He was not even interacting with the Kids just because my elder son had puked in the car and he had to clean it up. · In Coorg, we had to wait for 45 mins at time of check-in due to some booking issue. However, the resort as such is good and so was our stay there. My family's overall experience was not good at all and they found the trip totally waste of money especially with an uncooperative Driver.

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