Known as the Garden City, the city of Bengaluru (also called Bangalore) is located on the Deccan Plateau in the south-eastern part of the state of Karnataka in India. Home to a diverse population of over 10 Million residents, Bengaluru is a major economic and cultural hub and the fastest growing major metropolis in India.
Bengaluru is also known as the Silicon Valley of India because of its position as the nation’s leading Information Technology industry (IT) exporter. Almost every Indian and multinational IT company has a presence here, and there is an active startup ecosystem. Many well-recognized colleges and research institutions in India are based here. Numerous public sector heavy industries, software companies, aerospace, telecommunications, and defense organizations are also located in the city.
Close to city-center: VidhanSoudha, Cubbon Park, Church Street/MG Road/Commercial Street, Lalbagh, ISKCON Temple (little further away)
Half-day trip: Bannerghatta National Park