BENGALURU (BANGALORE) City Information
Located at a height of over 3,000 feet above sea level, Bengaluru enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year, with just March to May being warm months and December and Jan being very cold months.
Kempe Gowda, the founder of Bangalore, played a very important role in the shaping of the city. With well-developed residential areas, broad roads with plenty of green cover on both sides, good shopping malls and beautiful parks developed over the years, people enjoy residing in this ‘Garden City’ permanently.
It has also come to be known as a ‘Pensioner’s Paradise’! The population in Bangalore has grown tremendously over these years and is now close to 11 million people, making it India’s fourth largest city. The chief languages spoken and well-understood are Kannada, English, Hindi, Telugu and Tamil.
Bengaluru now boasts of a very cosmopolitan (mixed culture) population, owing to the IT boom and establishment of the ‘Silicon Park’ on the outskirts of the city. Host to more than 200 software (Infotech) companies, both Indian and multinational, Bengaluru is best known within India as the unofficial hi-tech capital and as a result, the city is full of young, vibrant professionals and a sprinkling of people from all across the globe !
Travelling within Bengaluru is easy and reasonable, as local transportation is very good. The city buses run by the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (popularly called BTS) can get you to any place in the city safely, although one cannot depend on these buses keeping to their time ! Hence, the alternative mode of transport which is very popular is the Autorickshaw. A rickshaw is a three wheeler, which fits two or three people and is also a cheap way of travelling around the city. Private Taxis called City taxis and the Metro services have also recently become a very popular mode of transport for the public.
Bangalore is the home of International Standard R&D Centres, Educational Institutes like IIM, IISc & National Law School and Professional Colleges, sending out a large pool of human resource which is put to optimum use. There are a number of well-equipped Industrial and research centres like Central Power Research Institute, National Aeronautical Laboratory, Indian Institute of Science along with the Industrial centres like Electronic City & International Tech park making Bangalore a leader in Information Technology.
Tourist attractions in Bengaluru include some wonderful temples, palaces, heritage buildings and a thriving pub scene or night life !
Some of the most visited places in this city is the Cubbon Park, Lal baugh, Bannerghatta National Park, ISCKON temple, St.Mary’s Basilica, Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, Bangalore Palace and the Bangalore Aquarium to name just a few !
Some of the other wonderful places near Bengaluru for sight-seeing are Mysore, Ooty, Madikeri, Mudumalai, Coorg, Coonoor, Chikmagalur, Bheemeshwari and Kabini amongst a host of other destinations. For a pleasant stay in the city, there are numerous Bangalore Hotels, Cottages, Restaurants, Service Apartments, Resorts and Guest Houses available, ranging from Budget to Luxurious. With great summer deals on, one could get accommodation at a budget hotel with amenities, for as low as Rs.450/- per night.
At the same time, we are pleased to inform you that Abhibus.com operates several bus services to Bengaluru from various cities like Hyderabad, Kochi, Chennai, Mumbai, Ooty, Goa etc. and out of Bengaluru to several other cities too. So please avail of ongoing discounts on online bus ticket bookings and make some happy memories! Abhibus Customer Service representatives are available 24 X7, 365 days a year and are happy to help you book your bus ticket online or attend to any of your queries.
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