12 Unique Things You Can See and Do Only at Bangalore: Come Discover the Hidden Wonders of India's IT Hub (2019)

12 Unique Things You Can See and Do Only at Bangalore: Come Discover the Hidden Wonders of India's IT Hub (2019)

Bangalore, a city where people come from all over the world, some call it a home, some call it a work place. Regardless of this, Bangalore has a lot to offer whether you are into history, nature, shopping, party, and such. Our guide would definitely help you explore Bangalore in a better and fun way.

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Bangalore: The Megacity

The megacity of Bangalore, which is officially known as Bengaluru, is the capital of state of Karnataka.
It is located in the southern part of India, on the Deccan plateau.

The foundation of Bangalore was laid by a ruler of the Vijayanagara Empire in the year of 1537 CE. Since it's establishment, the control of the city has been passed from ruler to ruler. In the year of 1799, the city was captured by the British and in the year of 1809, the cantonment of British was shifted there and from there, Bangalore started to grow up.

The megacity of Bangalore is also known by the name of "Silicon Valley of India" because of its major role as the nation's leading Information Technology exporter. Major Indian technology giants, such are ISRO, infosys, Wipro, and HAL are headquartered in this megacity. Bangalore has one of the most educated workforces in India, and the world and it is also the second fastest growing metropolitan in India.

What it has to Offer?

The megacity of Bangalore, evolved from being called as the "Garden City" to being called as the "Silicon Valley of India". It is one of the largest cities of India and it is also one of the most livable places.

The megacity of Bangalore is loved by everyone for its Incredible Transportation System, Rich Culture and Food, Aero Shows, Beautiful Weather, Shopping Malls, and most for its party life. It is one of the best tourist attractions which is also the safest places for women and children.

In Bangalore, one can choose to take a look through the greenery of the beautiful Cubbon Park, shop in Orion Mall or Majestic Market, party in Monkey Bar, eat at the beautiful Hunger Camp restaurant. There's everything for everyone - Bangalore never disappoint anyone.

Although, the recent rise in the growth of IT sector in the city has caused a little pollution, Bangalore offers one of the most beautiful and pleasant weather in the country.

Aside from the commercial places, the neighborhood of the city also offers a lot of things. One can do trekking in the mountains of Savandurga or Narayangiri; Parasailing in Jakkur; Rafting in the incredibly beautiful rivers of Bheemeshwari and Daneli; Or if not any of the above, they can have a peaceful time of exploration at Belum and Antharaganga.

Incredible Transportation System

Compared to other metro cities of India (namely Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai), the Megacity of Bangalore might look to you as unreliable and cost ineffective. However, it is actually better than what most of the people think.

There are the two main Public Transport Operators in Bangalore, BMTC (Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation) and BMRCL (Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited).

BMTC looks after the transport system of buses and BMRCL looks after the system of Mero Rails. Both of them are very efficient and reliable.

BMTC already developed its own app based on Android OS, which can be used to find out the bus one should take to reach the desired destination and the nearest Bus Station at any given point of time. BMTC also owns 900 AC Volvo buses, if you prefer a more relaxed and comfortable journey, you can choose them to travel.
BMRCL is equally good. The city's metro line is wide spread and is very punctual and more comfortable than the buses. It has two lines running North to South and East to West.

Probably the best part of public transport in Bangalore is that both the corporation work together by BMTC taking off buses from the metro's route lines and exactly providing them at the place where Metro isn't available.

Rich Culture & Amazing Food

This megacity has plenty of incredibly beautiful cultural heritage, which is combined within its very own technological and industrial accomplishments.

This amazing blend of old traditions with new modern technologically advanced ones has made Bangalore one of its kind. On one side, the Dynamic City is achieving new feats in IT sector as the Technology Hub, on the other side, there is a revival of old traditional arts and heritages. The fusion of the old and new, the past and future, is visible in every aspect in Bangalore and it's culture.

The blend and synthesis of many ages, cultures and people has given the megacity a cosmopolitan kind of character, which is only seen in very few number of cities in India. This blend can also be seen in communication. Bangalore mainly comprises of languages such as Kannad, English and other regional languages along with Hindi.

Bangalore does not discriminate anyone and this is why it comprises all the practiced religions, namely Hinduism, Muslims and Christians. Not just amazing culture and heritage, Bangalore has plenty of amazing food to offer. Starting from Idli Vada, which were strictly a breakfast item in past but now, hot Idlis are available at any given time of the day and it is one of the most popular food, not only in Bangalore but also in India; Masala Dosa, which is a golden brown spicy dish offered in Bangalore. It is usually served with coconut chutney and of course, a lot of butter; Puliyogare, it is also known as the tamarind flavoured rice, is one of the favorites of the local and the ones visiting Bangalore, must not miss it. The list is never ending but we would like to list the top three most popular ones.

Aero Show

Once in every two year, there are Aero Shows hosted in Bangalore, it started in 1996 and in 2019, it is the 12th one.

It is one of the largest and most anticipated such shows across Asia. The event is organized jointly by the Defence Ministry of India, Defence Research and Development Organization, Indian Air Force, Department of Space, and the Union Civil Aviation Ministry.

With its tagline "Runway to a billion opportunities", the air show is aimed at boosting business in the International Aviation and providing a platform in order to showcase India's achievements.

In the year 2019, more than 2 lakhs of people attended the event, out of which are 70,000 business visitors to see the amazing show. There were 50 new aircrafts, the highest of all, this year on display for the public. The next Aero show will be hosted in the year 2021.


The megacity of Bangalore has a very favorable weather throughout the year. The city experiences a dry tropical savana type of climate. The hottest month in Bangalore is April and the coldest is January. The summer may be hot but since the city has many geographical advantages, it does not really feel the heat like the rest of the country.

The people of Bangalore are used to have blankets during the summers and this is exactly why it is called the "Air Conditioned" city. Bangalore always experience a soothing kind of weather with warm summers and cold winters but to be honest, the summers are not really hot nor the winters are very cold. It's the most ideal place to live. Rail falls does happen very often though. If one is planning to visit this wonderful place, they should avoid the months of July to September due to heavy rail fall.
The best time to visit this city would be the months of October to February, this is when the weather is very pleasant.

Safe City

You may get to hear a lot about how unsafe everyone are, specifically women, but when it comes to Bangalore, it is different. The city has one of the lowest crime rates.

According to some reports, Bangalore ranked third in on the "Safest Cities" list beating even Mumbai. The first two are Ahmedabad and Pune. People here are far more safe than in any other part of the country. Even if something happens, the Police is highly efficient and they take effective actions within a short period of time.

Being India's IT Hub

The capital of Karnataka is the favorite destination of IT companies and job seekers. It is also known as the "Silicon Valley of India." Original Silicon Valley, which is situated in Southern part of San Francisco Bay Area of California, is home to many tech giants like Apple, Facebook and Google and new startups.

As original, Bangalore is also a hub for major companies such as Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant, etc. Even MNCs like Apple, IBM, Intel have offices here. Bangalore is also called so because it possess the same potential, qualities, and opportunities which the original one once had. Industrial infrastructure, engineering, education, politics - Bangalore has it all.

In fact, 35% of India's pool of 2.5 million IT professionals are working here and more than 750 R&D centers of different companies are located in Bangalore and thus, it has no shortage and no slowdowns of growth and development.

10 Unique Things to See and Do in Bangalore

Innovative Film City

Innovative Film City in Bangalore is an amusement park and film studio. It is considered to be one of the best and most popular sightseeing places in the city. It is a theme park, which is located around 41 Kms from the main city, in a place called Bidadi. This place falls between the way from Mysore to Bangalore.

Spread across a massive land of 58 acres, this is the place that should be in your list if you want to experience eating out, shopping, doing some adventures, etc. This place is so big that it will take you a whole day to explore in detail.

Cubbon Park

Officially known as the "Sri Chamarajendra Park", the Cubbon Park is a landmark area of Bangalore within its heart, having beautiful greenery all around it.

It was created in the year of 1870, when the Major General R. Sankey was the then Chief Engineer of British in Mysore State. The park covers an area of 300 acres. It has a very rich history of flora and fauna plantations.

Bangalore Palace

The Palace of Bangalore, known as the "Bangalore Palace" was owned by Rev. J. Garrett, the first principal of the Central High School in Bangalore, which now is famous by the name of "Central College". This place also has an amusement park inside it in the Palace grounds which has various joy rides , water parks, snow room, etc.

Iskcon Temple

Sri Radha Krishna Temple or the ISKCON Temple of Bangalore has many idols of Radha and Krishna. The temple is located at Rajajinagar, in the northern part of Bangalore. The temple, which is a huge cultural complex, was inaugurated by Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma in the year 1997. It is under taken by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, also known as ISKCON, which was founded in 1966 in New York by A. C. B Swami Prabhupada, the spiritual master and Guru of the organization.

Ulsoor Lake

Halasuru Lake, or Ulsoor Lake, is one of the biggest lakes of Bangalore located on the eastern side of the city. The name "Halasuru Lake" is derived from the name of it's locality.

It is a wonderful lake where you can have your mind at peace and spend your time in silence. People often come here from their busy schedules to find inner peace. The wonderful lake was actually created by the then Commissioner of Bangalore, Sir Lewin B. Bowring.

National Gallery of Modern Art

The National Gallery of Modern Art is the premier art gallery under the Ministry of Culture. This place has a collection of more than 14,000 art works which includes works by artists such as Jamini Roy, Nandalal Bose, Rabindranath Tagore, etc as well as foreign artists.

Some of the works preserved here are very old, which can date back to 1857. This big art gallery is 12,000 square meters of land. One who take interest in art, must not forget this place when visiting Bangalore. It never fails to make impression on those who love art.

Shopping And Partying

Orion Mall

Orion Mall is the biggest mall in Bangalore, it is spread over an area of 14,000 Square Feet. The place is extremely posh and luxurious.

It would be the best place to hangout with friends and have some food at the classy restaurants inside the gigantic mall. This place is so big and peaceful that you will never feel overcrowded and you will be able to enjoy your time. The best view here is the pond, which will surely be a delight to eyes.


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This place is the oldest shopping area of Bangalore. It is just a little over 2 Kms from the city, Chickpet has been around for the last 400 years in business.

Apart from super awesome saree and other amazing apparels, precious metal made jewelry from gold and silver can also be found here. Due to its immense popularity, this place can be very crowded but it is worth taking a trip down here.

Majestic Market

This is the famous place that deals in local and exported fancy perfumes, electronics, clothes, etc.
Majestic Market is a dream come true for every shopaholic. This place has so much to offer that you will be lost. Not just generic things but also branded things can be found here.

Yes, you can get anything and everything here and that too at such a price that will be hard for anyone to even believe. It's totally worth to visit here.

Malleswaram Market

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This place is a one stop for all the our needs, ranging from Groceries to luxury items. This is where both locals and tourists travel for their shopping requirements and experiences. It is said that you can find here what you couldn't find anywhere in Bangalore. You will certainly be amazed of this place

The Bangalore Night Life

The city is full of pubs, clubs, and restaurants that covers every single aspect of parties and nightlife.
The aspect that make Bangalore's nightlife awesome and much better than anywhere, are the people who live here. The city has people from different corners of the world and those busy people know exactly how to party.

There are many places in Bangalore to have fun and party but the best of the best and the most popular are Sanctum, BlueFrog, The Humming Tree, Hard Rock Cafe, High Ultra Lounge.

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