Bengaluru (formerly, Bangalore), the third largest city in India is located in the south of India and the capital of the state of Karnataka. It is also known as the "Silicon Valley of India" because of its role as the nation's leading information technology exporter. Located at an elevation of over 3,000 feet (914.4 m) above sea level, Bangalore is known for its pleasant climate throughout the year. The city is amongst the top ten preferred entrepreneurial locations in the world.

Bengaluru is a city of salubrious climate, and always bubbling with life and energy, representing a potpourri of people and culture. A cosmopolitan city that is home to over 10 million people from across the country and the world, it has earned many names such as the Silicon Valley of India, Pub Capital of India, Air-Conditioned City, and the Garden City of India. Bangalore was known as Pensioners' Paradise, prior to the IT revolution. Now, the city is a wonderful blend of the past and present, while it takes a pivotal role in building the future of our world!

Around the Venue

Here is a curated list of places around the venue to hangout, get a drink and socialize.

Top places to visit in the city

Vidhana Soudha

Built in 1954, Vidhana Soudha is a landmark of the city and is the seat of the Karnataka State Government. This enormous building is a massive example of neo-Dravidian architecture, with four domes on its four corners - it’s stunningly illuminated at night.

Lalbagh Botanical Garden

This enchanting garden is set on 240 acres with a rare collection of tropical and sub-tropical trees and plants, and a majestic glass house built on the lines of London's Crystal Palace. The garden was made in the 17th century -- started by Hyder Ali, and later completed by his son Tipu Sultan. It derives its name "Lal Bagh" from a collection of red roses that bloom throughout the year there. Lalbagh takes on a festive look during India's Independence Day and Republic Day, with a captivating show of over 200 varieties of flowers. The show also features an exhibition of hybrid vegetables.

Cubbon Park

Located in the heart of the city, set on a 300-acre area, Cubbon Park is a great place to laze around in the lush green paradise. It has a treasure of different species of exotic plants. The park was named after the erstwhile Commissioner of Bengaluru, Sir Mark Cubbon. Many ornamental and flowering trees, both exotic and indigenous, can be found in the park. It's a popular place for walkers, joggers, and nature lovers. Bal Bhavan in the park is a great place for the kids to enjoy. An aquarium is also located in Cubbon Park, with many varieties of exotic and ornamental fish.

Bangalore Palace

Built in 1887 by Chamaraja Wodeyar, Bangalore Palace is inspired by England's Windsor Castle. This beautiful palace has Tudor style architecture, with fortified towers, arches, green lawns, and elegant woodcarvings in its interiors.

Tipu Sultan's Palace and Fort

Tipu Sultan's Palace and Fort was originally built by Chikkadeva Raya in mud. Later, Hyder Ali started reconstruction in Indo-Islamic architecture. This was completed by his son, Tipu Sultan, in 1791.

Sankey Lake

The beautiful Sankey Lake is spread over an area of 37 acres and was built in 1882. It has a park and a walking/jogging track around it. Less than a km from the venue (IISc), it might be a good short visit for a morning stroll/jog or an evening walk.

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium was founded in 1989, with an aim of spreading awareness among students and the public about astronomy. Two shows are held here daily except on Mondays.

Other Attractions

Apart from the above, Gandhi Bhavan exhibiting photos of Mahatma Gandhi’s life, several religious places, as well as great shopping malls, world class hospital facilities, and educational institutions attract people to this beautiful city.

Day Trips from Bengaluru

For those who have a full day to spare, we suggest the following day trips around Bengaluru:

Weekend/Two-day Trips from Bengaluru

Travel/Tourism Enquiries

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