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Bangalore Introduction :
Bangalore is the capital of Karnataka. Today, it is India's 5th largest city, the momentum of its industrial and commercial growth unequalled in the country. It is called the Garden City for it's delicate blossoms and greenery that impart a unique beauty to this lovely city. The weather is the city's best feature, with pleasant summers and bearable winters. Bangalore is a cosmopolitan city, where different cultures and customs exist. Kempe Gowda founded the city in 1537 - today it is a bustling and diverse city, with ancient arts that flourish alongside the Silicon Plateau of India! .It boasts of an amazing number of flowering trees and parks. With splendid pink cassias and golden acacias blooming, with jacarandas flowering in purple majesty and the gulmohurs lighting the roads with their flame-orange brilliance, the city is a sheer delight to simply wander around in.

Bangalore General Info : Vidhana Soudha Bangalore
Altitude : 920 metres above sea level
Temperature : Summer : Max. : 35, Min. : 20
Winter : Max. : 28, Min. : 14
Language : Helvetica, sans-serif" Kannada 31%, Tamil 27%, Telugu 17%, Hindustani/Urdu 15%,
other languages 10%
STD code : 080
Rainfall : 86 cms (June and October)

Bangalore History :
CBangalore, 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.

How to Reach There :
Air :CBangalore is connected by air with Ahmedabad, Calcutta, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Mangalore, bangalore, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram.
Rail : Bangalore is connected by rail with cities all over India.
Road : Bangalore is connected by road with national highways throughout the country .All types of tourist buses are easily available on hire.

Festivals In Bangalore :
Bangalore celebrates regional, national and religious festivals with pomp like other parts of the country.

Dussehra : The pride of Karnataka's festivals is Dussehra. It is a celebration that lasts for ten days. The rulers of Vijayanagara Empire used to celebrate Dussehra with remarkable brilliance. The rulers of Mysore continued the tradition. The Maharaja of Mysore used to hold a Durbar for 9 days and on the 10th day went in a procession on a caparisoned elephant. With the ending of the royal rule, a picture of Bhuvaneshwari, the patron goddess of Karnataka, is taken out in procession. It is a unique and significant festival of the Hindus.

Yugadi : The Kannadiga new year day of Yugadi that falls on the second half of March or early April is celebrated with devotion and delight.

Bangalore also celebrates the national festivals of Independence Day, the republic day and the birthday of Gandhiji. Religious festivals like Makara Samkramana, Sri Ramanavami, Janmashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Deepavali, Christmas, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha etc. are celebrated in harmony.

Best Season :
Although the weather of Bangalore is pleasant throughout the year, it is best visited in the winters.

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