BANGALORE

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Introduction

Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru Kannada is the capital of the Indian State of Karnataka. Bangalore is nicknamed the Garden City and was once called a Pensioners Paradise. Located on the Deccan Plateau in the south,eastern part of Karnataka, Bangalore is Indias third most populous city. There are a number of expats from across the world living in the city, thanks to the growing presence of Multinational Companies.

Today as a large city and growing metropolis, Bangalore is home to many of the most well,recognised colleges and research institutions in India. Numerous public sector heavy industries, software companies, aerospace, telecommunications, and defence organizations are located in the city. Bangalore is known as the Silicon Valley of India because of its position as the nations leading IT exporter. A demographically diverse city, Bangalore is a major economic and cultural hub and the fastest growing major metropolis in India.

Bangalore History

Bangalore, the Garden City Of India and capital of the State 1000 m above level was founded in 1537 AD by Vijaynagar chieftain Kempe Gowda. The legend goes that the King Veera Ballala of Vijaynagar once lost his way while hunting in a forest. Hungry and tired, he came upon a lone hut in the thick of forest where he met an old woman. When he asked for food she gave him some baked beans Benda Kalu in Kannada . To the King this humble meal tasted better than those served in the palace. To commemorate the incident, he called the place Benda Kaluooru place of baked beans and this in time transformed into Bangalore. In the 18th century it was the stronghold of Haider Ali and Tipu Sultan. Today it is the fifth largest city of India and the countrys main industrial city which includes industries like aircraft, telephones, electronics etc.

Bangalore Fair and Festivals

Bangalore celebrates regional, national and religious festivals with pomp like other parts of the country. Dussehra, The pride of Karnatakas festivals is Dussehra. It is a celebration that lasts for ten days. The rulers of Vijayanagara Empire used to celebrate Dussehra with remarkable brilliance. The rulers of Mysore continued the tradition. The Maharaja of Mysore used to hold a Durbar for 9 days and on the 10th day went in a procession on a caparisoned elephant. With the ending of the royal rule, a picture of Bhuvaneshwari, the patron goddess of Karnataka, is taken out in procession. It is a unique and significant festival of the Hindus. Yugadi, The Kannadiga new year day of Ugadi that falls on the second half of March or early April is celebrated with devotion and delight. Bangalore also celebrates the national festivals of Independence Day, the republic day and the birthday of Gandhiji. Religious festivals like Makara Samkramana, Sri Ramanavami, Janmashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Deepavali, Christmas, Eid,ul,Fitr, Eid,ul,Adha etc. are celebrated in harmony.

CLIMATE

Situated at a height of 949 meters 3113 ft. above the sea level, the city is blessed with salubrious climate throughout the year. Till the beginning of the nineties, most of the homes in Bangalore didnt need fans. In summer while the rest of India wilted in the heat, Bangaloreans would snuggle under warm blankets at night. The city has a dry tropical savanna type of climate. The rains are very frequent and the summers are warm. Winters are cold. But no weather goes to its extreme. One can visit the city any time of the year and enjoy the pleasant climate. Today, in summer the maximum temperature can rise to 36C while the minimum temperature can drop to 20C. In winter the maximum temperature can rise to 27C and fall to less than 17C. In spite of the maximum weather of 36C, Bangalore is considered to be one of the coolest cities of India. The monsoons begin in July and carry on till September. This is a lovely time when everything turns lush green. About 85percentage of the rainfall is recorded between 4 and 7 in the evening. Hence carrying an umbrella would be a wise thing to do. Bangalore has a pleasant climate. The city has a lot of greenery with trees lined up along both sides of most of the roads. The numerous gardens and parks, streets lined with trees are very soothing in what would have been a jungle of concrete.

Destination Wedding in Bangalore

This high tech city is not just known for its technology hub but for its beauty too. So if you want to plan a lavish destination wedding in India, then this city offers you the best services with amazing South Indian culture. The greenery of the city will make you fall in love with the city. After all, this city is the most disciplined city in India. Big Fat Indian Weddings are known for creating an aura of extravagance. They are synonymous with luxury, hospitality and opulence. More than their grandeur, they are meant to be memorable affairs. From deciding your attire and fixing a menu to finalising the perfect destination the preparation and organisation is fiercely intense. Planning also includes accommodating inbound friends and family. There are two sky,high expectations that guests have at destination weddings food and accommodation A Wedding Day is a grand occasion and comes once in a lifetime. In an effort to make the function an extravagant affair, brides and grooms these days are opting for the best open air wedding venues that allow them to amp up the overall experience for the guests. A wedding venue could mean a lot of things to a lot of people, but most of the time it is about finding the best place to host all your wedding ceremonies and functions. The Garden City, Bangalore, is home to some of the best open air wedding venues.

The Leela Palace, Bangalore

The Leela Palace Bengaluru has been ranked 10 among the top ten city hotels in Asia by Travel and Leisure Readers choice award 2019. The hotel is nestled amidst seven acres of lush gardens and a sparkling lagoon, built in an art,deco form drawing inspiration from the architectural style of the Royal Palace of Mysore. Its copper domes, arches and ornate ceilings reflect the grandeur of palaces of a bygone era. From the hand,woven carpets to the priceless brass antiques, from the hand,picked crystal to the finest bone china, everything is the best the world has to offer. Situated on Old Airport Road, it is in close proximity to the Embassy Golf Links and convenient to Whitefield and Electronic City business districts and an easy stroll from the KGA golf course. The Leela Palace Bengaluru has all the attributes of comfort, technology and design associated with one of the leading hotels of the world. State,of,the,art facilities and its regal ambiance combine to provide outstanding service that is synonymous with The Leela Group. 5 award winning restaurants including a bar.

Distance from Airport , 39 KM
Travel time , 45 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 357
Deluxe , 284
Club Rooms , 44
Suites , 29
Swimming pool , 1
Restaurant , 4
Lounge and Bar , 1
Parking , 200

Event Venues,

Grand Ballroom , 600 Pax
Royal Ballroom , 200 Pax
Diya Terrace , 100 Pax
Nithya , 70 Pax
Kamal , 60 Pax
Sitara , 60 Pax

ITC Gardenia, Bangalore

ITC Gardenia is inspired by the beautiful garden city of Bengaluru. The hotel is conceived as a building set in a garden, where interiors and exteriors amalgamate into each other with the realm of architectural aesthetics and landscaping sensibilities. The spaces are organized around a sequence of gardens and landscaped areas. The Lotus pavilion set in the central court echoes the spirit of the historic Srirangapatna. The sloping roof that expresses different levels, breaks up the building block and places the hotel in context by their reference to the traditional architect Bengaluru. The whole facade is in clay bricks which go hand,in,hand with the garden environment and subtly merge with it. The ethos of ITC Gardenia is Forward to Green, Back to Nature. The hotels environment friendly practices such as Energy Efficiency, Zero Solid Waste management goes hand in hand with aspects of the hotel that blend well with a green garden ambiance. Each of the exquisitely designed and magnificently appointed 292 rooms and suites, including the Presidential Suite with one indoor pool, blend seamlessly with the garden setting.

Distance from Airport , 38 KM
Travel time , 60 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 292
Deluxe , 272
Suites , 20
Swimming pool , 1
Restaurant , 6
Lounge and Bar , 1
Parking , 200

Event Venues,

Mysore Hall , 500 Pax
Magnolia , 120 Pax
Jacaranda , 15 Pax
Cassia , 13 Pax
Plumeria , 50 Pax
Botania Terrace , 250 Pax

Shangri , La Hotel, Bangalore

Shangri,La Hotel, Bengaluru, is the perfect place to take in the charm and character of Indias Garden City. Perched high above the horizon, offering a birds,eye view of Bangalore Palace, the hotel is ideally located between the business district and historic attractions. With panoramic views of the city from both the Horizon Club and rooftop lounge, Asian,inspired dining options and luxurious facilities, the hotel provides a peaceful escape for business and leisure travelers alike.

Distance from Airport , 34 KM
Travel time , 47 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 397
Deluxe , 367
Suites , 30
Swimming pool , 1
Restaurant , 7
Lounge and Bar , 2
Parking , 250

Event Venues,

Grand Ballroom , 900 Pax
Krishna Hall , 300 Pax
Pennar 1 , 60 Pax
Pennar 2 , 80 Pax
Kaveri , 100 Pax
Kabini , 150 Pax

The Ritz Carlton, Bangalore

The design of The Ritz,Carlton, Bangalore combines the intricate Jali design native to the land with lush natural foliage, fresh water and the elemental characteristics of fire and stone to evoke Indias vibrant landscape. Featuring stunning panoramic views of the upscale Residency Road commercial area, this luxury Bangalore hotels 277 spacious rooms and suites provide business and leisure travelers alike with the perfect home base from which to explore Indias Silicon Valley and beyond. Seven luxurious dining establishments, the stunning Ritz,Carlton Spa, a Rossano Ferretti and tastefully appointed meeting spaces ensure that we exceed your expectation, whatever your needs may be. The Ritz,Carltons legendary personalized service, meanwhile, anticipates your expressed and unexpressed wishes.

Distance from Airport , 37 KM
Travel time , 57 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 277
Deluxe , 252
Suites , 25
Swimming pool , 1
Restaurant , 4
Lounge and Bar , 2
Parking , 250

Event Venues,

Grand Ballroom , 700 Pax
Tasar , 64 Pax
Eri , 50 Pax
Mulberry , 35 Pax
Board Room , 12 Pax
Ritz , Carlton Lawn , 500 Pax

Taj West End, Bangalore

With 130 years of illustrious history and unparalleled heritage, Taj West End defines the iconic 36 kms from the Bangalore International Airport, Taj West End is located at the heart of Bangalore. Started by the Bronsons as a 10,room inn in 1887, this veritable oasis is now home to 117 magnificent rooms, each opening up to a space that allows you to bask in the sun and enjoy the natural environs. All this wonderfully complemented by our award winning restaurants to satiate your culinary desires including Masala Klub, Blue Ginger, Mynt and Blue Bar Add to this the eight indoor and outdoor venues, each distinct in design, location and view to suit the theme of business and private events alike, a world class concierge service, award winning spa and salon, etc. and signature experiences including the Heritage Walk, Afternoon Tea Ritual and Breakfast under the Raintree, Taj West End is second to none in structure, style, service and delivering on its brand promise of Sincere Care

Distance from Airport , 35 KM
Travel time , 45 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 117
Deluxe , 91
Suites , 26
Swimming pool , 1
Restaurant , 3
Lounge and Bar , 1
Parking , 100

Event Venues,

Grand Ballroom , 350 Pax
Cycad , 15 Pax
Gulmohar , 15 Pax
Tamarind , 60 Pax
Plumeria , 40 Pax
Mynt Lawn , 200 Pax
Prince Of Wales Lawn , 750 Pax

The LaLit Ashok, Bangalore

The LaLiT Ashok Bangalore is centrally located in Bengaluru city, adjacent to an 18,hole golf course. It operates 184 rooms and suites and offers over 59,000 square feet of conference and banqueting space for both indoor and outdoor events. The LaLiT Ashok Bangalore also features fitness facilities which include a lawn tennis court. The LaLiT Ashok Bangalore operates four restaurants, namely, 24/7, OKO, Baluchi and Sutra , The Lounge which offer various cuisines and a bakery, The LaLiT Boulangerie. OKO, which is a roof,top restaurant serving pan,Asian cuisine, received the best sushi award in 2017 from EazyDiner Foodie Awards. The LaLiT Ashok Bangalore also operates a night club, Kitty Ko. The LaLiT Ashok Bangalore won the best convention hotel, India award in 2013 at the International Hotel Awards for Asia Pacific and the best lounge bar nightlife from Times Food and Nightlife Awards in 2018.

Distance from Airport , 33 KM
Travel time , 39 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 184
Deluxe , 167
Suites , 17
Swimming pool , 1
Restaurant , 3
Lounge and Bar , 1
Parking , 150

Event Venues,

Grand Ballroom , 400 Pax
Siddhartha , 300 Pax
Magadh , 350 Pax
Kalinga , 500 Pax
Board Room , 30 Pax
Lalit 1 and 2 , 250 Pax
Lalit 3 and 4 , 200 Pax
Lalit Garden Lawn , 750 Pax

JW Marriott, Bangalore

Find quiet luxury at JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru, which welcomes guests to Bangalore, India with fivestar style and signature Marriott service. Situated steps from the green gardens of Cubbon Park and close to the UB City business district, our hotel provides an enviable location from which to explore Bengaluru. Unwind in our spacious guest rooms and suites, all of which feature thoughtful details like private balconies and marble bathrooms. Reinvigorate in our modern fitness center or make a splash in our outdoor pool, for those seeking relaxation, the JW Spa beckons with soothing treatments like bespoke massages and facials. Foodies will appreciate our curated dining options, from authentic Italian fare at Alba to poolside dining at Spice Terrace, there is something to satisfy everyone. And with nine event spaces, were an ideal location for a business gathering or wedding in Bangalore. Come discover the JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru we look forward to your visit

Distance from Airport , 37 KM
Travel time , 63 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 281
Deluxe , 255
Suites , 26
Swimming pool , 1
Restaurant , 3
Lounge and Bar , 1
Parking , 250

Event Venues,

Grand Ballroom , 500 Pax
Sapphire , 40 Pax
Topaz , 120 Pax
Quartz , 40 Pax
Board Room , 48 Pax
JW Lawn , 750 Pax
GBR Lawn , 400 Pax

Golden Palms Hotel and Spa, Bangalore

With its intimate environs, exquisite architecture and charming landscape, The Golden Palms Hotel and Spa is a breath of fresh air amidst the chaos of Bangalore. Situated off Tumkur Road, this premier hotel is a 40,minute drive from the railway station and an hour from the international airport. Tourist attractions like ISKCON Temple, Bangalore Fort, Cubbon Park, UB City, Lalbagh and MG Road are a 30,45 minutes drive away from the property.

The Golden Palms Spa is one of the largest spas in India with 36 treatment rooms, wet areas of hammam and sauna, a salon, a gym and a relaxation zone. Besides a swimming pool, there are indoor and outdoor facilities for cricket, tennis, football, table tennis, badminton, squash, chess, carom, billiards and a kids play area. For corporate and social events, the hotel maintains nine well,equipped conference halls and a 31000 sq. ft. poolside venue.

Distance from Airport , 39 KM
Travel time , 84 Min
Category , 5 Star
Deluxe Total rooms , 132
Deluxe , 114
Suites , 18
Swimming pool , 1
Restaurant , 3
Lounge and Bar , 1
Parking , 150

Event Venues,

Coral , 12 Pax
Amethyst , 20 Pax
Turquoise , 16 Pax
Opal , 75 Pax
Topaz , 100 Pax
Ruby , 50 Pax
Garnet , 20 Pax
Sapphire ,120 Pax
Amber , 60 Pax
Crystal , 90 Pax
Emerald , 200 Pax
Golden Grand , 800 Pax

Clarks Exotica Resort, Bangalore

Away from the chaos that Bangalore can sometimes be, Clarks Exotica Resort and Spa is your haven of tranquility. Sprawled across 70 acres of lush green expanse, set against the magnificent backdrop of Nandi Hills, and close to the Bangalore International Airport, the hotel ensures easy commuting after a tiring journey. Proximity to myriad historical monuments, childrens parks and entertainment centers ensure you are not at a loss for things to do. Home to four multi,cuisine as well as specialty restaurants, your taste buds are in for a treat whether you are a fan of healthy main courses or decadent desserts. Ambrosia Health Cafe offers nutritious gluten,free dishes, whereas Illusion Bar offers the perfectly mixed drinks. From the Buvette, perched on the poolside, you can keep an eye on your children on the water slides, and Blue Alps lets you choose from a bulging buffet of multi,cuisine delicacies. Clarks Exotica Resort and Spa can be the perfect place for you to relax, especially because of the luxurious world class spa, Seventh Heaven. Expert therapists, modern amenities, and age old treatments ensure you leave revitalized. Spend the restful evenings gazing out at the airfield some distance away, with the sun disappearing on the horizon and forming the perfect backdrop for the places that glide in and away. Its part of the charm

Distance from Airport , 12 KM
Travel time , 22 Min
Category , 5 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 123
Deluxe , 103
Suites , 20
Swimming pool , 1
Restaurant , 4
Lounge and Bar , 1
Parking , 150

Event Venues,

Ocean , 3000 Pax
Galaxy , 850 Pax
Senate , 350 Pax
Summit , 180 Pax
Chambers , 100 Pax
Cosmo , 60 Pax
Embassy , 50 Pax
Impremium , 40 Pax
Chancellor , 40 Pax

The Windflower Prakruthi Resort, Bangalore

The Windflower Resort and Spa Prakruthi, Bangalore is located close to the Devanahalli airport. This scenic, green, well manicured 7 acre resort promises a perfect getaway for couples, families, family gettogethers, weddings and corporate events such as team building activities, off site meetings, product launches or just about anything a holiday maker or corporate may be looking for in a weekend end getaway or a weekday escape. RE,EMERGE with our signature spa or engage with the various activities organised by the resort.

Distance from Airport , 14 KM
Travel time , 22 Min
Category , 3 Star Deluxe
Total rooms , 54
Deluxe , 39
Suites , 15
Swimming pool , 1
Restaurant , 2
Lounge and Bar , 1
Parking , 350

Event Venues,

Pavillion Convention Hall , 350 Pax
Conference Hall 1 , 90 Pax
Conference Hall 2 , 60 Pax
Bistro Lawn , 150 Pax
RK Lawn , 200 Pax
DRW Lawn , 100 Pax
GBR Lawn , 600 Pax



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