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Discovering the Heart and Soul of Bangalore

Shavi | 14th May 2021

The legend goes that King Veeraballa of Vijayanagara once lost his way in the forest. Hungry and tired, he came upon a lone hut in the thick forest where he met an old woman. When he asked for food, she gave him baked beans (‘Benda Kalu’ in Karnataka). The King found this humble meal taste better than the richest fare. To commemorate this incident, he called the place “Benda Kalu Ooru” (a place of baked beans). Bangalore today is getting popular though for a different variety of Beans-JavaBeans.

Capital of the Southern state of Karnataka, Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru, today is Asia’s fastest-growing cosmopolitan city. It is home to some of the most high-tech industries in India. The IT industry views Bangalore as the ‘byte-basket of India. Bangalore is also home to some of India’s premier scientific establishments. Blessed with a salubrious climate, gardens & parks, natural lakes, architectural landmarks, shopping malls, the best restaurants and pubs in this part of the globe, and business opportunities, Bangalore is the ideal gateway to India and beyond. Bangalore offers something for everyone-music and dance concerts (Western and Indian), dramas, exhibitions, carnivals, conferences, and more.

Go disco-hopping or pub-crawling, shop till your feet give away, relax in the swankiest restaurants or with your favourite movie stars in the movie hall, or simply tee off to glory.


Bangalore offers a wealth of attractions for visitors. Some of its top attractions include the Lalbagh Botanical Garden, a stunning 240-acre garden that is home to thousands of plant species. The city also boasts the Bangalore Palace, a majestic royal palace built in the 19th century that features stunning architecture and beautiful gardens.

Other popular attractions in Bangalore include the Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, a beautiful wooden palace that showcases the life and legacy of the famous ruler, and the Cubbon Park, a sprawling 300-acre park that offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. Whether you are interested in history, culture, nature, or entertainment, Bangalore has something for everyone to enjoy.

Bengaluru Palace

Bengaluru Palace is a grand royal palace located in Bangalore, India, built in 1878 by the Wodeyar dynasty. It features a blend of Tudor and Scottish Gothic architectural styles and covers an area of 45,000 square feet. The palace’s interiors have intricate wooden ceilings, stained glass windows, and elegant chandeliers, and it houses a museum displaying royal artefacts. The palace’s notable features include the Durbar Hall with a wooden throne and the Ballroom with a glass floor. It is a must-visit destination in Bangalore for its stunning architecture, rich history, and cultural heritage.

Lalbagh Botanical Garden

Lalbagh Botanical Garden is a 240-acre garden located in the heart of Bangalore, India, commissioned by Hyder Ali in the 18th century. It boasts over 1,000 species of plants, a Glass House modeled after London’s Crystal Palace, and the Kempegowda Tower with stunning views of the garden and the city. Other attractions include Lalbagh Lake and landscaped gardens such as the Japanese Garden, Rose Garden, and Rock Garden. The bi-annual flower show in January and August is a major draw. It is a serene and beautiful escape from the city and a must-visit attraction in Bangalore.

Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace

Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace is a historical palace located in Bangalore, India, built in 1784 as a summer retreat for the famous ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore. The palace features beautiful Islamic-style architecture, intricate wooden carvings, colourful murals, and a collection of artefacts and weapons from the era. It is surrounded by a serene garden and houses the Durbar Hall with a throne decorated with ivory and gold and the Gumbaz with the tombs of Tipu Sultan and his family. The palace is a must-visit attraction in Bangalore for its cultural significance, rich history, and stunning architecture.

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