Bangalore Vacations & Travel Packages!
Adored as the ‘Startup Capital of India’ and ‘Silicon Valley of India’, Bangalore is the state capital of Karnataka (India). It is the national IT hub and the headquarters of most major Indian brands, including some famous startups, are located here. Bangalore is a cultural city and has a large number of old temples, churches, gardens, memorials and historical palaces to its credit. It would take you at least three days to completely absorb the city’s vibrant ambience but since the climate here is an exquisite delight all the year round, it would not be much of an issue.
Places of Interest in Bangalore
Dakshina Mukhy Nandeeshwara Temple
The 7000 years old Dakshina Mukhy Nandeeshwara Temple is known for the natural mineral water that flows from the mouth of Nandi (a bull demi god) and pours all over by itself over a Shiva Lingam (Lord Shiva). This water is believed to cure many diseases. People from all over the world take this water in small containers with a lot of trust and devotion.
ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple
Built on a hillock in Rajajinagar atop scenic surroundings, the ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple is a perfect blend of modern technology and spiritual harmony. The huge cultural complex is a direct reflection of Vedic culture and spiritual learning, and is flanked by numerous small shops selling devotional items and souvenirs. The world famous temple organizes the annual Krishna and Balarama Rath Yatra, which is a quite an experience to attend amidst thousand of devotees chanting ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna.’
St. Mary's Basilica
It is the oldest church in Bangalore and also the only one in the state that has been elevated to the status of a minor basilica. The basilica is built in typical Gothic style with arches, ornamental motifs and stained glass windows. It is famous for the festivities held during the St. Mary's Feast in the month of September each year, which is a famous festival in the city.