More commonly known as India's Silicon Valley for being the hub of major IT companies, Bengaluru is also one of the most exciting tourist destinations with a vibrant emerging cosmopolitan culture. On top of it, the city is blessed with a salutary climate that makes it suitable for a visit year-long. The white daunting edifice of the Vidhan Soudha and the adjoining Vikasa Soudha are two becoming jewels at the city's heart.
But when it comes to showcasing a union of nature and man's efforts, Lal Bagh is the rose of Bengaluru. Commissioned by the 18th-century ruler Haider Ali, the garden has ever since been an enthralling attraction for visitors. With species of plants brought from as far as France and Afganistan during Ali's time, this attraction has got be on your itinerary.
If the English architectural flourishes of the Tudor era is something you fancy Bangalore Palace comes nearest to fulfilling your desire without actually having to go all the way to England. Built in 1887 by Chamaraja Wodeyar the palace is sure to transport you in time with its flourishing lawns, fortified towers and turreted parapets.
For the scientifically inclined kids Vishveshwariah I & T Museum is positively going to be a life-changing experience. With tonnes of scientific curiosities and interactive equipment, the Museum promises hours and hours of fun along with knowledge.
The city has a variety of lakes in its vicinity including Ulsoor Lake, Yediyur Lake and The Fort, situated opposite to the central market.
The city also boasts quite a few art galleries and the vibrant sub-culture of cafes that are known for their ambiance, food and live music. A prominent one being The Humming Tree.