Bangalore is one of the preferred destination for industrial visit, bengaluru offers industrial visit to almost all the streams of professional education ranging from Architect to space research. Numerous public sector heavy industries, software companies, aerospace, Biotechnology, telecommunications, and defence organisations are located in the city. Bangalore is known as the Silicon Valley of India. Bengaluru has twenty seven Special economic zones for industrial setups, The headquarters of several public sector undertakings such as Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) and HMT (formerly Hindustan Machine Tools) are located in Bangalore. Bangalore is also hub for biotechnology related industry in India. The major industrial players in Bengaluru includes Biocon, Philips, BOSCH, Pepsi, Oracle, UB Group, Mind Tree, General Motors, ABB, HAL, Boeing, Parle, HMT, Infosys, wipro, ITC Infotech etc.
Capital of Karnataka State, Bengaluru, also known as the ‘City of Gardens’, is one of the most attractive cities in India with its beautiful parks, avenues and impressive buildings. The once-sedate cantonment settlement of the British has now spread way beyond the mud fort and the four towers constructed by Kempe Gowda in 1537. With its booming economy and racy lifestyle, the capital of Karnataka has metamorphosed from a sleepy Garden City into one of India’s fastest growing, accommodating, technophiliac, and cosmopolitan cities.
Bangalore is a city of contrasts, going by several other aliases: India’s Silicon Valley, Pub City, Shopper’s Paradise, Garden City, Air-conditioned City, Gourmet’s Delight, Pub Hopper’s Paradise and Shopper’s Hot Spot. Surrounded by weekend getaways, Bangalore makes an ideal hub for visitors who want to travel to the many hill stations and coastal towns of South India.
Sights to See
Forts and Palaces Fort & Tipu Sultan’s Palace The historic fort was originally built in mud by Kempe Gowda, a local chieftain in 1537. Rebuilt in stone two centuries later by Haider Ali, it was improved upon by his son Tipu Sultan. Tipu Sultan’s Palace, inside the fort, is a two-storeyed ornate structure in wood, with a museum on the ground floor tracing the life and times of Haider Ali and Tipu Sultan. Open from 0600-1800 hrs, Entry Fee: Rs. 100 or USD 2 for foreigners and Rs. 5 for Indians.
Bengaluru Palace Entry restricted
Places of Worship Bull Temple Built in the Dravidian style on the Bull Temple Road, Basavanagudi, it enshrines a huge bull carved out of a single grey granite stone, polished black with a mixture of peanut oil and charcoal powder. (Timing: 0600-1300 & 1600-2000 hrs, Entry free)
Gavi Gangadhareswara Temple: Srinagar
Someshwara Temple: Ulsoor
ISKCON: This magnificent temple and cultural complex is situated on a seven acre hillock, in Rajaji nagar IST Block
St. Mary’s Basilica: Shivaji nagar
Parks and Gardens Cubbon Park The lawns laid out in 1864 and spread over 3,000 acres is named after the 19th century British representative in Bengaluru, Lord Cubbon. Tel: 080 22864125, Timing: 8 am to 6 pm, Entry free
Lalbagh Botanical Gardens These gardens were laid out by Haider Ali and further developed by his son Tipu Sultan more than 200 years ago. Today, it is one of the best botanical gardens in the country and is spread over 240 acres with over a thousand different varieties of trees and plants. There is a fine exhibition house known as the Glass House built on the lines of the Crystal Palace of London which is the venue for various public exhibitions especially the fruit, flower and vegetable shows organized in January and August every year. Timings: 0800-1830 hrs. Entry fee: Rs 10 (adults), Rs. 5 (children).
Water Features Aquarium Tel: 080 22867440 Timings: 1000 to 1730 hrs. Closed on Mondays, festival days & 2nd Tuesdays of the month, Entry Fee: Adult Rs. 5 & Child Rs.2
Musical Fountain: Raj Bhavan Road, 1800-1830 hrs on weekdays & 1800-2000 hrs on Sunday, closed on Monday & 2nd Tuesdays, Entry fee: Adult Rs 10 & Child Rs5
Sankey Tank (9 km): The ideal place for lazy boat rides and leisurely walks
Ulsoor Lake: Provides Boating and swimming facilities. Timings: 0900-1730 hrs.
Museums and Galleries Government Museum: Situated next to Cubbon Park on Kasturba Road, the museum displays sculpture, coins, inscriptions, paintings, excavated items, bronzes, etc. It has a gallery on natural history
Venkatappa Art Gallery: The Venkatappa Art Gallery has on display the works of K. Venkatappa, the noted artist at the court of the Mysore rulers. Timings: 1000-1700 hrs. Closed on Wednesdays. Entry fee: Adults Rs 4, Child Rs 2, closed on Mondays
Visveswaraya Industrial & Technological Museum: Timing: 10 am to 6 pm, Entry Rs 20. Open on all days. Situated next to the Government Museum on Kasturba Road, it is dedicated to the memory of M. Visveswaraya, the architect of modern Karnataka. The exhibits highlight the various applications of science and technology in industry and human welfare
HAL Heritage Center & Aerospace Museum: Timings: 0900-1700 hrs, Entry fee: Rs. 20 for adults & Rs. 10 for children
Others Vidhana Soudha House of State Legislature & the Government Secretariat
Attara Kacheri Houses the State High Court
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath: Timing: 10.00-17.30 hrs, Saturday Half day, Closed on Sundays & other Government holidays, Entry fee: Adult Rs. 10; Child Rs. 5
Industries ◾Hindustan Aeronauticals ◾Hindustan Machine and Tools ◾ITC Infotech ◾Parle Biscuits
And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries
Lord Shiva Statue: (65 ft) Behind Kemp Fort. Situated on the Airport Road.Behind Kemp Fort, a shopping complex. Awesome 65 ft. high depiction of Lord Shiva seated in Lotus position. Backdrop of Mount Kailash. Ganga flowing from matted locks
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium: Situated at T. Chowdaiah Road, Tel: 080 22266084, 22203234, Show Timings: Kannada-1445 hrs, English-1545-1630 hrs. Closed on Mondays & 2nd Tuesdays of every month. Rs. 25 per show.
Whitefield (16 Km) Brindavan, the ashram of saint-philosopher Satya Sai Baba, is located here. It houses an enormous meditation hall, Hospital, Univerisity, living quarters etc.
The Art of Living International Ashram Ved Vignan Mahavidyapeeth, 21st Km, Kanakpura Road
Bannerghata Biological Park (21 Km) In addition to the enclosures for different animals and birds, the park also has a Lion Safari Park and a crocodile and snake farm. Timings: 0930 to 1730 hrs. Closed on Tuesdays
Nrityagra the dance village started by Protima Bedi is also located here. Its biggest attraction is Vasantahabba or spring festival celebrated on the first Saturday in February.
Kanva Reservoir (69 Km) A popular picnic spot.
Muthyala Maduvu or Pearl Valley (44 Km) A picturesque location with a 91 metre high waterfall and a small Shiva Temple.
Ghati Subramanya (52 Km) A popular pilgrim center with a temple dedicated to Lord Subramanya.
Nandi Hills (60 Km) A popular summer resort perched at 1479 mts. with enchanting scenery.
Shivaganga (56 Km) Famous for the temples of Gangadhara and Honna Devi and also a fresh-water spring called Patala Ganga.
Hessaraghatta (29 Km) A popular picnic spot with a man-made lake spreading over an area of 1000 acres.
Devarayanadurga (70 Km) Devarayanadurga situated amidst extensive forests, is a hill station perched at a height of 1188 metres.
Kaivara (79 Km) Kaivara is a religious centre, known for its temples dedicated to the Pandavas, heroes of the Hindu epic ‘Mahabharata’.
Viduraswatha (88 Km) The place has both religious and historical associations. The large peepal tree here is said to have been planted by Vidura of the epic Mahabharata
Kolar Gold Fields (98 Km) The deepest working Gold mine in the world is located here. Prior permission is necessary for visiting the mines.
Mekedatu (98 Km) On the Kanakapura Road, Mekedatu is a quiet place to go for a day’s outing. At Sangama, where the rivers Cauvery and Arkavati meet, there is a Sangameswara Temple.
How would you like to travel?
Air India & private airlines connect with important cities. Airport is 13 Kms from City Railway Station.
Bengaluru is well connected by rail with major cities in India.
Bengaluru is connected by road with :
◾Aihole 483 km ◾Badami 516 km ◾Bandipur 220 km ◾Belur 322 km ◾Bijapur 581 km ◾Chennai 334 km ◾Halebid 214 km ◾Hampi 353 km ◾Hogenakkal 179 km ◾Hyderabad 555 km ◾Jog Falls 377 km ◾Kochi 526 km ◾Kodaikanal 430 km ◾Madikere 264 km ◾Madurai 420 km ◾Mangalore 357 km ◾Mudumalai 239 km ◾Mumbai 998 km ◾Mysore 140 km ◾Nagarhole 236 km ◾Ooty290 km ◾Panaji 595 km ◾Pattadakal 509 km ◾Puttaparthi 171 km ◾Sravanbelagola 60 km ◾Tirupati 250 km ◾Yercaud 228 km
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