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Gateway Hotel on Residency Road  

Gateway Hotel on Residency Road

66 Residency Road,Bangalore, India

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Taj Residency Hotel  

Taj Residency Hotel

41/3 Mahatma Gandhi Road,Bangalore,India

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The Leela Palace Kempinski Bangalore  

The Leela Palace Kempinski Bangalore

23, Airport Road 560008 Bangalore India

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The Oberoi  Bangalore  

The Oberoi Bangalore

37-39 Mahatma Ghandi Road, Bangalore, India

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The third largest city in India and the fifth largest metropolitan area of the country, Bangalore is the capital city of the state of Karnataka in South India. The city, often referred to as the Garden City of India and the Silicon Valley of India, is a highly commercialised district, with many companies dealing in information technology. The city is also the growing hub of biotechnological industries in India. Although Bangalore is thus modernised, the natural beauty of the gardens such as Lal Bagh and Cubbon Park balance the city’s appearance, culture and nature.

Interestingly, the origin of the name ‘Bangalore’, given to this lively city, is debatable. One version says it’s simply derived from the native phrase ‘Benda Kaal Ooru’ meaning boiled beans. This theory is supported by a legend speaking of a king losing his way in the forest during a hunting a trip. The king arrived at a hut of an old woman, who served him boiled beans for food, as it was all she had to offer. Filled with gratitude, the king named the area as Benda Kaal Ooru.

The second theory has more ground to it, as it says it was Kempe Gawda, the creator and original architect of the city, who named the city Bangalore, because his wife and mother were from Hale Bengaluru, an ancient hamlet of India.

There are several other speculations, those not supported by any hard evidence. Incidentally, the name Bangalore is the anglicised version of Bengaluru, bestowed during the British Colonial era.

Bangalore City Facts
Bangalore Population: 6,532,000 (Source: UN Population Estimate Revision 2003)
India Population: 1,096,917,000 (Source: UN Population Estimate Revision 2003)
Currency: Indian Rupee (INR)
Time Zone: GMT plus five andhalf hours
Language: Regional language is Kannada, and English, Hindi,Telugu and Tamil are widely spoken





Hotels in Bangalore, India

Gateway Hotel on Residency Road

Gateway Hotel on Residency Road

66 Residency Road,Bangalore, India

Hotel Description: The Gateway is first-class, elegantly appointed and centrally air conditioned. Hotel facilities include s one bars and visitors to the area emphasizes friendly and hospitable service. All of the guest rooms are comfortable...




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Taj Residency Hotel

Taj Residency Hotel

41/3 Mahatma Gandhi Road,Bangalore,India

Hotel Description: This modern first class hotel was built in 1983. It is located in the heart of the prominent business and entertainment area. The hotel is equipped with a modern business centre with secretarial services. The hotel has...




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The Leela Palace Kempinski Bangalore

The Leela Palace Kempinski Bangalore

23, Airport Road 560008 Bangalore India

Luxurious fitness centre including steam room, sauna and jacuzzi. 2000 sq.m. of Spa offering Ayurvedic treatments and Western holistic therapies. Swimming pool. Extensive conference and banquet facilities. Business centre and meeting rooms. 24 hour in room dining. Limousine...




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The Oberoi  Bangalore

The Oberoi Bangalore

37-39 Mahatma Ghandi Road, Bangalore, India

Hotel Description: The Oberoi, Bangalore, a luxury hotel set amidst tropical gardens, is located in the heart of Bangalore's commercial and shopping centre. Elegantly appointed rooms have their own large balconies affording a magnificent view...




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West End Hotel

West End Hotel

Race Course Road,Bangalore,India

Hotel Description: The West End Hotel Has 129 Rooms, Which Includes 11 Suites. Each Guestroom is Elegantly Appointed With Air Conditioning, Colour Television and in House Movies. The Hotel Has a Fully Equipped Business Centre. Guests Have... more
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Le Meridien Bangalore

Le Meridien Bangalore

28 Sankey Road PB No 174 Bangalore 560 052 India

The hotel incorporates all the amenities that you would expect in a Le Meridien hotel including: 24-hour Front desk and Concierge desk 24-hour travel desk/travel and tour desk Barber shop Beauty salon Bellman... more
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Comfort Inn Vijay Residency Bangalore

Comfort Inn Vijay Residency Bangalore

18, III Main Road Bangalore India

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