Everyone has a different reason to love Bangalore.
Legend goes that King Veeraballa of Vijayanagara once lost his way in forest. Hungry and
tired, he came upon a lone hut in the thick forest where he met an old woman.When he asked
for food, she gave him baked beans ('Benda Kalu' in Kannada).The King found this humble
meal taste better than the richest fare.To commemorate this incident, he called the place
"Benda Kalu Ooru" (place of baked beans). Bangalore today is getting popular
though for a different variety of Beans-JavaBeans.
Capital of the Southern
state of Karnataka, Bangalore today is Asia's fastest growing cosmopolitan city. It is
home to some of the most high tech industries in India. The I.T industry views Bangalore
as the 'byte-basket' of India. Bangalore is also home to some of India's premier
scientific establishments. Blessed with a salubrious climate, gardens & parks, natural
lakes, architectural landmarks, shopping malls, the best restaurants and pubs in this part
of the globe, business opportunities, Bangalore is the ideal gateway to India and beyond.
Bangalore offers something for everyone-music and dance concerts (Western and Indian),
dramas, exhibitions, carnivals, conferences and more. Go disco-hopping or pub-crawling,
shop till your feet give away,relax in the swankiest restaurants or with your favourite
movie stars-in the movie hall or simply tee off to glory. Welcome to Bangalore.
is booming, and a look at some of its nicknames says why: "India's Silicon
Valley," "Fashion Capital of India," "The Pub City of India," and
on. Home to well over 6 million people, and a base for 10,000 industries, Bangalore is
India's fifth largest city and the fastest growing city in Asia.The capital of the state
of Karnataka, Bangalore is situated halfway between the coasts in southern India. The city
was founded in the 16th century, and witnessed great southern dynasties like the Kadambas,
the Hoysalas and Vijayanagar emperors. Legend has it that the name Bangalore comes from
"boiled beans" (Benda Kaluru), which were served by a humble old lady to a
hungry ruler in the 10th century.
despite some adverse environmental impact of industrial development in Bangalore, another
of its nicknames is "The Garden City." That's thanks to many local parks, along
with pink cassias, golden acacias, and jacarandas which bloom throughout the city.
international visitors come to Bangalore for its excellent schools and universities, such
as the Indian Institute of Science. While enjoying the warm weather year-around, tourists
can also use the city as a central base for day trips to other Karnataka attractions. And
Bangalore doesn't only produce fine silk and software. "The Fruit Market of the
South" is great for grapes, mangoes and guavas.
not the least, Bangalore is even gaining the status of the "Floriculture
Capital" due to the present boost of the flower export from the city. Due to the rich
stone resources Bangalore is also known the "Stone City", especially for its