Bengaluru, officially known as Bengaluru, pictures the flourishing outsourcing industry of India. This modern capital of Karnataka houses some of the most booming industries, including electronics, software, telecommunications, back-office and call-centre support. It paints the real picture of modern India.
Though the city seems all concrete, it also gives you ample space to get intimate with nature. Enjoy a leisurely stroll at the Cubbon Park where you can spot many walkers, joggers and nature lovers. It is a great place to enjoy a day out with kids on a pleasant day. The botanical gardens or Lalbagh is another natural hub spreading over an area of 240 acres. Here you can spot over 1,854 species of plants, including some rare plants of French, Persian and Afghani origin. The garden is a delight for photographers who get to click some amazing facades of nature here. One can also spend some alone time at the Ulsoor Lake where boating facilities are available.
Bengaluru has a remarkable history which shows in various historical wonders dotted here. Visit the larger than life Bangalore Palace built in the year 1887 by Chamaraja Wodeyar. The palace has been built in Tudor-style architecture which can be seen in its fortified towers and graceful woodcarvings. Also, walk across the beautiful lawns around the palace which offers great pleasure. National Gallery of Modern Art of Bengaluru also lets you walk down the memory lanes by displaying works of many popular modern and contemporary artists. Those having keenness for nature can visit the Bannerghatta National Park which is known for housing the country's first butterfly park apart from a Children's park, Crocodile Farm, Snake Park, etc.
Shopping enthusiasts must check out MG Road which is the busiest roads here brimming with shops selling traditional handicrafts, silk, saris and cutlery.