Bangalore (now renamed as Bengalooru), the capital city of Karnataka, is rightly called 'Garden City' of India. It derives its name from an old woman who offered food to a lost Hoysala King. It is the 7th largest city of the country and was reigned by Hoysala, Hyder Ali, Tipu Sultan and British rulers.
History of this city is fairly recent as it was founded in the early 16th century. The Sultans of Mysore and British greatly enhanced the historical worth of Bangalore during their rule. It is one of the fastest growing cities with immense expansion in IT and other commercial sectors. The city is rich in gardens including two famous ones: Lal Bagh and Cubbon Park. Lal Bagh is home to the rarest and most diverse botanical species in South Asia. Regions of cultural and religious significance include temples like ISKCON, Ghati Subramanya, Shiva Temple, Nandi Temple, Dodda Ganapathi Temple, Art of Living Ashram and many more. Today, youngsters throng the city in large numbers due to its recreational atmosphere. The most frequented hangout spots in the city are Brigade road, Commercial Street and MG Road which enhance shopping spree of the city population. These apart, scenic attractions of the city are Bangalore Palace, Muthuyala Maduvu, Hesaraghata Lake and Ulsoor Lake.
1. Bangalore city has the highest number of pubs in Asia. So don't forget to go pub hopping while you are there. Sad ending though, the local law required the huge majority of the places to shutdown by 11.30pm. Bummer!
2) There is a place called 'Cilantro' at Koramangala (Drafadilla Layout). This is one of the very few places in Bangalore that stay open whole night. So you are hungry in the middle of night or at 3 AM, and want really classy delicious and reasonable food, you know where to go.