The capital of Karnataka state is thriving modern business center, dubbed the 'Silicon
Valley' of India, whose gracious garrison town
features are being remodelled in the image of India's mall-loving middle
class. It likes to think it's more in tune with Mumbai and Manhattan
rather than the rest of Karnataka, and has been scathingly described as a
city ' in search of a soul '.
The pace of life, like the intellectual and political climate, is brisk.
hardly a day goes by without some new controversy boiling over across the
front pages of it's also regarded as one of India's most progressive and
liberal cities, as far as social attitudes go.
Tourist brochures call Bangalore the 'Garden City', but nothing could be
further from the truth. It's attractions are limited, but it does have a
congenial climate and good transport connections, and it's a useful place
to arrange trips to Karnataka's national parks and wildlife sanctuaries.
If you need a break from life on the road, it's bars and restaurants can
provide some much-needed light relief. While you are sinking a few beers
and munching on pizza, you can contemplate the pros and cons of modern
India's confused but headlong rush into the 21st
Bangalore, the 'Garden City Of
India' and capital of the
State (1000 m above level ) was founded in 1537 AD by a Vijaynagar
chieftan Kempe Gowda. The legend goes that the King Veera Ballala of
Vijaynagar once lost his way while hunting in a forest. Hungry tired, he
came upon a lone hut in the thick of forest where he met an old woman.
When he asked for food she gave him some baked beans (Benda Kalu in
Kannada ). To the King this humble meal tasted better than those served
in palace. To commemorate the incident, he called the place 'Benda
Kaluooru' (place of baked beans ) and this in time transformed into Bangalore. In the 18th century it was the stronghold of Haider Ali and
Tipu Sultan. Today it is the fifth largest city of India and country's
main industrial city which includes industries like aircraft,
telephones, electronics etc.
- Max. : 35, Min. : 20;
- Max. : 28, Min. : 14
||86 cms (June
to March is the best time)
Destination of Karnataka
Beach :: Karwar