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Bangalore India


Bangalore Travel India, The capital city of Karnataka, is known for its different names , India's Silicon Valley', 'Garden City', 'Pub City', 'Shopper's Paradise'. The present city was founded in 16 th centuary and since then it is an important administrative centre. Bangalore is the seventh largest city of Karnataka and endorses many gardens.

Vidhana Soudna State Capitol in Bangalore

History
Bangalore derives its name from an ancient legend associated with it. According to the myth, King Veera Ballala, a ruler of the Hoysala dynasty, was separated from his troupe, while hunting in the jungle. Tired, he stumbled upon a tiny shack where an old woman gave him the only food she had - a plate of 'benda kaalu' or boiled beans. The king called this place as 'benda kaalu ooru' or 'village of boiled beans'. This was later converted to 'Bangalore', an anglicized form.

Tourist Attraction
» Bull Temple : It has huge granite monolith of Nandi and was built by Kempegowda. It is a symbolic monument of the 16th century depicting dravidian style architecture. The statue of the bull is carved out from a single stone and it's original colour was grey.

» Tipu's Palace : This summer retreat of Tipu was built in Teak wood. Built in 1791, the palace houses museum that has a collection of artefacts relating to Hyder Tipu regime.

» Bangalore Palace : Built in 1187 A.D., the palace is modeled on the lines of Windsor castle in England. The palace flaunts turreted bastions, battlements,fortified towers and archways

Bangalore Palace

» Bannerghatta National Park : The 25,000 acre park houses elephant, gaur, leopard, jackal, fox, wild pig, sloth bear, sambar, spotted deer, barking deer, common langur, bonnet macaque, porcupine and the hare. North of the Park lies interesting features for tourists that includes lion and tiger safari, a herbivore safari, a mini zoo, a reptile park, a museum and a mini aviary .

Access
Bangalore is easily accessible by air, road and rail.

» By Air : The airport is 13 km from the city and flights are available to all major cities.

» By Road : The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses and Goa roadways operate here.

» By Rail : Bangalore has two major railway station and are connected to all major cities

Other Cities of South India Golden Triangle
» Bangalore
» Mysore
» Ooty




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