Besides the magic atmosphere that old Indian traditions have created around the city, Bangalore is also a metropolitan hub, constantly changing. Buildings are rising up at a fast pace while a new city center has come into the world in a clutch of skyscrapers in the area surrounding Cubbon Park.
The city is split into two main districts, ’Urban’ and ’Rural’. Within the city itself, Mahatma Gandhi Road (M.G. Road) running from Trinity Circle at one end to Anil Kumble Circle at the other, is the main thoroughfare filled with banks, smart shops and restaurants. The city’s other main hub, Gandhinagar, in the western part of the city, is where you will find the central bus stand and the main railway station. Nicknamed “Majestic”, the area is crowded, busy and and full of shops, cinemas and budget hotels. In the northern part of town reside the Raj-era buildings, the High Court and the racecourse. Bangalore Urban district contains the city itself and many of the main sights. This is further divided into the North, South and also the Anekal districts, comprising more than 600 villages in total.
The Bangalore Rural district comprises in excess of 1.000 different villages and it is ideal if you fancy escaping from the chaos of the city life.
Outside the city, Savandurga is a famous hilltop with temples dedicated to Gangadeshwara, Hanna Devi and a cave spring called Pattala, in a bull-shaped figure that has enchanted tourists for years.