Bangalore is a place with too many things to offer, this beautiful capital city of Karnataka is a fusion of old and new. With so many best things to do in Bangalore, you can primarily focus on the heritage buildings, amusement parks, nightlife, and the galore of pompous festivals. Did you ever wonder how Bangalore got its name? Many anecdotes revolve around this, one of them being during Hoysala period. In 11th century Hoysala king, Veera Ballala was on a hunting expedition and lost his way in the forest. After a long exploration by chance, he met an old woman in the forest who gave him shelter for the night. She offered him dinner of boiled beans (benda kaal in Kannada). The hungry, tired, and grateful king labeled the place as "benda kaal-ooru" (ooru in Kannada is town/city) literal translation in English is “town of boiled beans”, which at some point called as “Bengaluru” the present day name too. The founder of modern day Bangalore or Bengaluru is Kempe Gowda I. In the year 1537, he built a mud fort. Kempe Gowda I referred it as "gandu bhoomi" or "Land of Heroes". King of Mysore, Hyder Ali, 17th century, preferred the cool Bangalore atmosphere so he planned a garden. The garden was named after his dearest sister 'Lal Bi', the present day name is Lalbagh Gardens.
During the British period, they extended green sanctuary. Another park was first named after Meade’s Park after Sir John Meade in 1870, the then acting Commissioner of Mysore. Later named after Sir Mark Cubbon as Cubbon Park, this name continues to the present day. Until the mid 21st Century, Bangalore was known for the shelters of trees that lined its bustling streets (still unmistakable in a few sections of the city). This wealth of greenery earned it the epithet, 'the Garden City of India'. It is the fifth biggest city in India and now called as “Silicon Valley” too. Due to its vicinity to The Western Ghats, Bangalore enjoys pleasant weather throughout the year. There are loads of activities to do in Bangalore. Check here the finest new year events to enjoy the nightlife of Bangalore. and other Best Things To Do in Bangalore are adventure sports, trekking, etc. Bangalore is well connected with the rest of the cities in India by air, train, and bus. Bangalore is proud to have an International Airport, so it is well-connected with the rest of the world too.