Essential Bangalore Travel Guide

Bangalore city is known by many famous names; some of which are Modern city, Silicon city, City of Gardens and now it is called Bengaluru.It is located in the South India in the state of Karnataka. Bangalore city is famous for its ever changing climate which remains breezy throughout the year, hence another of its names is Air Conditioned City.

Bangalore City Guide

Bangalore is hub of many multinational companies and premier institutes of India and hence it is known as the Silicon City of India. Bangalore Travel Guide maneuvers you from the rap of the Electronic City to the plumes of ancient temples and palatial buildings. It also hops from a boogieing night life to the bustling clamour of the daytime.

Bengaluru lies in the southeast of Karnataka in the heart of the Mysore Plateau at an average elevation of 920 m (3,018 ft). It is positioned at 12.97 N 77.56 E and covers an area of 741 km (286 mi).The majority of the city of Bangalore lies in the Bangalore Urban district of Karnataka and the surrounding rural areas are a part of the Bangalore Rural district.

Background of The City:

Bengaluru was founded by Kempe Gowda in 1537 who built a mud fort and it was established as the Vijayanagara Empire. During the British rule, Bangalore was the center for colonial rule of the South India. Bangalore was ruled by the Western Gangas for centuries. The state was captured by the Cholas in 1024 and latter on passed to the Chalukya Cholas. Then the Hoysala Empire took over Bangalore in 1116 by overthrowing the Cholas.
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1: Sad but the truth is Bangalore is no more a city of gardens
Posted by: Nisha - 25 Apr, 2014