Considerably more westernised than many Indian cities, Bangalore is a congenial, captivating confluence of old and new that is sometimes called the Silicon Valley of India, while at other times it is referred to as the Garden City of India. Discount Flights International can bring you to this fun and fascinating holiday destination by arranging your discount travel to Bangalore.
Bangalore, now officially called Bengaluru, is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. Located on the Deccan Plateau, its largely pleasant climate and modern-minded population make it an attractive stop for visitors on holidays to India. Bangalore offers striking contrasts with tree-lined avenues as well as streets lined with modern high-rise buildings; and traditional markets in addition to new and fashionable shopping malls. Book a discount holiday to Bangalore today with Direct Flights.
Considerably more westernised than many Indian cities, Bangalore is a congenial, captivating confluence of old and new that is sometimes called the Silicon Valley of India, while at other times it is referred to as the Garden City of India. Discount Flights International can bring you to this fun and fascinating holiday destination by arranging your discount travel to Bangalore. By using the Direct Flights website you can book cheap flights to Bangalore, accommodation in Bangalore or travel packages to Bangalore, and booking online with Direct Flights is fast, easy, safe and secure.
Bangalore's rich old-new, east-west blend is probably due to the large influx of young intellectuals employed at its many Information Technology centres. But its high tech personality does not limit Bangalore to modern sights. For example, a traveller on cheap holidays to Bangalore might want to visit the Summer Palace of Tippu Sultan, the south Indian king famous for battling the British; the Bull Temple; Bangalore Palace; and Lal Bagh Botanical Garden, with its beautiful pools, terraces, fountains and trees. With Direct Flights, you can book destination activities such as these when you book your cheap flights to Bangalore, or your discount holiday packages to India.
Tippu Sultan's Summer Palace is an ornate two storey structure with exquisitely carved pillars, arches and balconies. It now houses a museum that contains artifacts relating to the Hyder Ali and Tippu Sultan princely reigns. The Bull Temple, constructed in the Dravidian style, is famous for its huge statue of a bull that was carved from a single block of granite. See all of these and more when you book discount holiday packages to Bangalore with Direct Flights.
The Bangalore Palace is designed to look like a smaller replica of Windsor Castle in England, with sprawling palace grounds that are used for holding public events, including music concerts by rock legends such as Sting, Deep Purple, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones and Bryan Adams. Lal Bagh Botanical Garden is a meticulously cared-for botanical garden in Bangalore. Laid out in the late 1700s, the famous Glass House of Lal Bagh (originally modeled after London's Crystal Palace but since re-modeled) is its centre of attention. Bangalore is also a major centre for Indian classical music and dance, with recitals held throughout the year.
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Consistent with the city's varied personality, the shopping opportunities in Bangalore include everything from large shopping malls that offer contemporary, upscale goods, to one-off boutiques, to street markets full of traditional old-style traditional arts and crafts. Bangalore restaurants are similarly varied, offering everything from a variety of different ethnic Indian foods to Italian, Chinese and typical western fast foods. And accommodation in Bangalore is plentiful, making discount travel to Bangalore very appealing. With Direct Flights, you can arrange all of your discount hotel and accommodation options in Bangalore quickly and easily. Book hotels in Bangalore, India, individually or combine it with cheap flights and car hire for a total discount Bangalore holiday.
Bangalore was one of the centres of colonial rule in South India during the British Raj. Under the British it was the capital of the Kingdom of Mysore, a prominent Indian princely state, and at the same time it was the site of the British Residency of Mysore State. Dasara, a traditional festival of the old Kingdom of Mysore, is still the state festival and is still celebrated with great vigour in Bangalore. Deepavali, or the "Festival of Lights," as well as other traditional Indian festivals such as Ganesh Chaturthi, Ugadi, Sankranthi, and Eid ul-Fitr, are also celebrated and are a treat for visitors on Bangalore travel packages to experience.
Bangalore is served by the newly-built Bengaluru International Airport, which opened in 2008. The airport is among India's busiest, with direct flights to Bangalore from many major European and Asian destinations, including Frankfurt, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, London, Dubai, Paris, Bangkok and Hong Kong. Domestic flights are also plentiful and connect Bangalore to all parts of India such as Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Goa, Chennai, and Pune. Because of its excellent travel connectivity, cheap flights to Bangalore are easy to get, and although it's a destination in itself, Bangalore is also an excellent starting point for holiday travellers from Australia, the UK or elsewhere to explore Southern India and other locations in Asia. Book with Direct Flights today and get started on a fascinating holiday in Bangalore!