Established in the late 1800s and an integral part of Bangalore (also known as Bengaluru), Whitefield is located in India’s state of Karnataka. Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Center is surrounded by numerous multinational information technology companies. Well connected with Whitefield via the Outer Ring Road that bypasses the city, Bengaluru International Airport (BLR) is just an hour’s drive away.
Gather and explore the “Silicon Valley of India.” Among Bangalore’s most engaging landmarks is Cubbon Park. Dating back to 1864 and filled with plants, buildings, and statues, this historic park offers a serene respite from the bustling metropolis. Nearby, Vidhana Soudha is the seat of Karnataka’s Legislative Assembly. Also noteworthy is the 16th-century Bangalore Fort. Originally made of mud, it was built by the city’s founder, Kempe Gowda.
For another engaging glimpse into the past, visit Tipu’s Palace. Called the “Envy of Heaven,” this medieval-looking wooden palace features five ornate arches and minarets. Bright paintings adorn its walls and ceilings. History enthusiasts will enjoy Gandhi Bhavan, a comprehensive gallery on Mahatma Gandhi, while nature lovers might prefer a stroll through the diverse botanical gardens laden with exotic foliage and flora at Lalbagh Gardens. Built in the 16th century to worship the sacred bull Nandi, Bull Temple is also worthy of a visit.
International Tech Park, Bangalore (ITPB), the first high-tech park of its kind in India, offers an abundance of retail and recreational facilities in Whitefield. Retail culture abounds here, as seen in its futuristic shopping centres like the Forum Value Mall. Retaining old-world charisma, other historical and cultural sites of interest in Whitefield include St. Joseph’s Convent, its oldest school; the picturesque Our Lady of Lourdes Church and the Stations of the Cross statue, both of which are set upon a hill; and the ashram Brindavan, once the summer home of the revered religious leader Sri Sathya Sai Baba.