Bengaluru or as it was formerly know, Bangalore, is a name synonymous with such august titles as the Silicon Valley of the East and India’s largest IT hub. It is home to a fine range of 5 star Bangalore hotels such as the elegant Alila Bangalore. Equipped with contemporary amenities and stylish interiors to cater to all of Bangalore extensive tourist and business traffic, this fine choice of all the stellar Bangalore luxury hotels provides a welcome home away from home. Whether you’re in the city for business or pleasure, Bengaluru is a city that will enthral your mind and senses, leaving you coming back to experience this fascinating Indian metropolis time and again. Take a break from the trappings of the concrete jungle by exploring the magnificent gardens providing a welcome respite of green amidst the grey landscape. Featuring beautiful green lawns, impressive glasshouses, unique water features and other intriguing elements that promote tranquillity amidst the city’s turmoil, these parks and gardens are ideal for a jog, walk or simply a leisure stroll. Cubbon Park is one of the city’s largest parks built in 1864 by Richard Sankey, Mysore’s chief engineer at the time. This park is dotted with some unique statues, one of the most famous being of the 19th century ruler Chamarajendra Wodedeyar. The park also features statues of Queen Victoria and Edward VII. The middle of the park features a library that evokes elements of neo-classical architecture and is the perfect place to take a breather. The Lalbagh Botanical Garden of Bangalore was inaugurated in the 1870s by John Cannon, the superintendent at the time. He designed the famous Glass House, which drew its inspiration from the Crystal Palace in London, and it was built as a venue to host horticultural shows. The Glass House is home to a magnificent array of rare plant specimens that have been imported from the famous Kew Gardens in London. Visitors will enjoy the tranquil surroundings of some of Bangalore’s most idyllic green spaces on offer when in the city.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.