Bangalore, is the capital of the state of Karnataka and is the seventh largest city of India. Also known as the Garden City because of its many beautiful gardens and parks and the silicon valley of India because of the high concentration of IT industry in this city. The city of Bangalore is known for being one of the most techno savvy cities of India. This city is thronged with budding software parks and major national and global IT firms having their offices in the city. Though the origin of Bangalore city is ancient, this modern city was founded way back in the 16th century and has since been acting as an important administrative and a business center.
Bangalore lies in the southeast of the South Indian state of Karnataka. It is in the heart of the Mysore Plateau (a region of the larger Precambrian Deccan Plateau at an average elevation of 900 m (2,953 ft). It is located at 12.97 degree North 77.56 degree East and covers an area of 741 km2 (286 sq mi). The majority of the city of Bangalore lies in the Bangalore Urban District of Karnataka and the surrounding rural areas are a part of the Bangalore Rural District. The Government of Karnataka has carved out the new district of Ramnagara from the old Bangalore Rural district.
Bangalore is home to many well-recognised educational and research institutions in India, such as the Indian Institute of Management (IIM-b), India Institute of Information Science (IIS-b), National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT ), Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous, C.M.R Institute of Management Studies(CMRIMS) and National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences(NIMHANS). Numerous public sector heavy industries, technology companies, aerospace, telecommunications, and defence organisations, such as Bharat Electronics Limited(BEL), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), BHEL, ISRO, INFOSYS and WIPRO are headquartered in the city.
Also the city of Bangalore is well known for its nightlife with lots of discos and pubs that have come up in and around the city.
Bangalore city has a number of tourist places. Apart from the numerous gardens, it also has some historical sites and other places of interest. The Vidhan Soudha or the State Secretariat, built in 1954, is the main attraction of this city. It is a marvel of modern architecture and is a fine amalgamation of traditional Dravidian and modern styles.
Places to see in Bangalore
The Bull Temple
The Bull Temple
(Basavanagudi), The Vidhana Saudha, Tipu Sultan's Palace, Lalbagh, Cubbon Park, Bal Bhavan, Sri Gavi Gangadhareswara Temple, The Planetarium, Aquarium, Ulsoor Lake, Government Museum and Venkatappa Art Gallery, Visveswariah Industrial and Technological Museum, as the city is called the garden city there are several other gardens that are a must visit when visiting Bangalore.
Known variously as the "Silicon Valley of India", "Garden City of India" Bangalore is the fastest growing city in the continent of Asia. Presently the capital of Karnataka, it is situated at an altitude of 920 meters above sea level and famous for its tree-lined streets and profuse greenery. A magical Dream Destination for every tourist, Bangalore has to offer a lot to everyone. Modern marvels combined with stunning nightlife make it an ideal destination for everybody.
In such a short period, Bangalore has carved a special niche for itself in the Infotech world. And is India's call to Silicon Valley. So as corollary to this it is a place frequented by the technology Czars from all over the world. Added to this the salubrious climate of the place and its other interesting attractions make it a captivating destination for leisure vacationers too. Bangalore is accessible by air, road, and rail.