Bangalore, or Bengaluru among Kannada speakers, is a sleepy South Indian village that got hit with the Silicon Valley stick! Now a city of 8.5+ million people, Bangalore has outgrown its infrastructure and gained a cosmpolitan vibe without losing its warm and laid-back Southern spirit. Modern Bangalore is India’s Startup Central and IT hub, with hundreds of small to medium
The former French colony of Pondicherry is just a short 3-hours by road from Chennai, with good bus and hire car connections (the train takes forever, don’t do it) Pondicherry is a beautiful and peaceful getaway from the big city. The heritage section by the sea, called “White Town”, is a joy to walk around in, from the Promenade, a
We get many enquiries from interns asking about visiting Kerala. Vinay Vimalan, head of our great partner team at Capital Placement, is a Kerala native. We’ve found his recommendations to be a great itinerary, and well worth 3 days. Day 1- Kochi– Check out the Fort Kochi area where you will see the Bolgatti Palace and the famous Chinese fishing nets.
Mysore is a great weekend out from Bangalore, with good train and bus service, or, you can rent a car-with-driver for about $45 per day including fuel. Mysore is definitely worth a visit, to the Palace, Tipu Sultan’s summer home, and the Chamundi Hills (the Brindavan Gardens are a bit of a tourist trap and can be skipped). If you don’t
Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu, and “The Queen of the South”. Formerly known as Madras, Chennai is both historic and industrial, a small sleepy sea-side village of 9 million people and also 1/3 of the entire economic output of the state. There are heaps of fun things to do in Chennai. Here’s just a few: Visit Kapaleeshwara Temple in
Delhi is not just the capital of India, it’s a city of tremendous history, power, war, and evolution. The Mughals and British created vast tracts of new city from whole cloth; both Old Delhi and New Delhi (which is not that new) are littered with tombs, forts, temples, and monuments. A few fun things to do: Visiting heritages like India