Popular by the names of Garden City and Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore is one of the hippest cities in the country. Serving as the capital of the southern state of Karnataka, Bangalore beautifully merges modernity in its historic traditions and culture. For a Muslim visitor, Bangalore offers an excellent range of Halal friendly services. The cosmopolitan spirit of Bangalore is quite visible in the city. It is a great place for people of all age groups to have fun. Bangalore is also a great base for exploring nearby areas and historic destinations. The city features a pleasant climate and is great to visit at any time of the year. However, the months from November to January are the best as the temperature is cool but still enjoyable. There are a few historic structures in the city that attract the attention of visitors; namely the Tipu’s Palace and the Bangalore Palace.
Bangalore also features some good museums like the Venkatappa Art Gallery and Government Museum and the HAL Aerospace Museum. The city is mainly known for its parks and bustling restaurants and café culture. Some of the best parks worth visiting in Bangalore include the Lalbagh Gardens, Cubbon Park, Ulsoor Lake, Lumbini Park and the Saney tank. Wonder La is an exciting theme park that has some of the best rides.
Bangalore has several shopping hubs and streets where visitors can find a variety of things to buy. The city also showcases numerous shopping malls. Some good places to shop in Bangalore include Commercial Street, Brigade Road, MG Road and Vittal Mallya Road. Some of the prominent shopping malls in the city are The Forum, UB City,Gopalan Mall, Phoenix Market City, Mantri Square, Bangalore Central, Sigma Mall, etc.
Bangalore is served by the Bengaluru International Airport, which is located about 40 Km from the city center in Devanahalli. There are several ways of getting to the city from the airport. Regular buses operate from the airport to different parts of the city. Tickets can cost around INR 50-250 depending on the destination. Post-paid taxis are available from the airport. Government operated taxis are also available from outside the arrivals area. Pre-paid taxis and car rentals are also available from the airport. Taxis usually cost around INR 500 to 1000 depending on the destination.
Bangalore features a range of Halal restaurants serving authentic Indian and Mughlai cuisine. Some of the best Halal restaurants in Bangalore include the Empire Restaurant, Raham’s, Aquarium Restaurant, Imperial Restaurant, Banana Leaf, etc. There are an array of Halal restaurants lined across the streets of Shivajinagar and along the Mosque Road in Frazer Tower and Coles Road.
Bangalore has a number of mosques and locating one is not an issue. Some of the main mosques in Bangalore include Jamia Masjid, Jumma Masjid, Hajee Sir Ismail Sait Masjid, Masjid-E-Khadria, Masjid-e-Muazzam, etc.