Bangalore

The Silicon Valley of India

Come out and play at the Silicon Valley of India, where beneath the glitterati of technology lies a city with endless entertainment options. A contrast to this are the temples and heritage buildings that lend an old-world charm to this forward city. Among its highlights are the Sri Rajarajeshwari, Dakshinamukhy Nandeeshwara and Mukti Naga temples, but the one that stands out is the Bull Temple. It dates back to the 16th century and contains a giant sacred bull called Nandi.

Architecture enthusiasts will love Vidhana Soudha, an imposing granite building featuring neo-Dravidian style. Take a closer look at the carved bases for pillars, deep friezes and chaithya arches for interesting details. Wandering a city can make you hungry, so dig into a ‘vade’, which is a spicy doughnut made out of fermented rice and lentils. Complete your meal with fresh coconut, lassi or maybe give the local Kingfisher beer a try.