Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka, is the third most populous city and fifth most populous urban agglomeration in India. The megacity is positioned on the Deccan Plateau and has an elevation of over 900 million. Marāthās conquered Bangalore in 1638 and ruled it for almost 50 years. The Mughals then captured it and sold to the Mysore Kingdom of the Wadiyar Dynasty. After they had conquered the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War (1799), the British started managing the administration of this city. It, however, existed as a nominally sovereign entity of the British Raj. Bangalore was serving as the capital of Mysore State during the independence on India. It remained the capital of Karnataka when this new Indian state was formed, in 1956.
What are the famous names of Bengaluru?
- The Silicon Valley of India
- The Pensioners Paradise
- The Electronic City of India
- The Space City
- The Garden City of India
- The Science city of India
- The IT Capital of India
What is the best time for travelling to Bengaluru?
As it is blessed with high elevation, the people living in Bengaluru enjoy a moderate climate throughout the year. April is the hottest month with an average high temperature of 35°C. January is the coldest month with an average temperature of 15.1°C. August, September, and October are rainy months. The heaviest rainfall recorded in a day is 179 millimetres.
What are the nearest airports of Bengaluru?
- Bengaluru International Airport
- Coimbatore International Airport
- Calicut International Airport
- Mangalore International Airport
- Chennai International Airport
What are the special things to see in Bengaluru?
- Innovative Film City
- Wonderla Amusement Park
- Bellandur Lake
- Genesis Art Gallery
- Art of Living International Center
- Brain Museum
Why is Bengaluru called the Silicon Valley of India?
This South Indian city is often referred to as the IT capital of India or Silicon Valley of India. It is playing the role of nation’s leading IT (information technology) exporter. The second fastest-growing major metropolis in India has one of the most educated workforces in the world. It presents Indian Institute of Management, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Indian Institute of Science, National Institute of Design, International Institute of Information Technology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), and National Law School of India University. There was a time when Bengaluru was a paradise for the pensioners. In 1980, IT giant Infosys had shifted its headquarters from Pune to Bengaluru. Another giant Wipro set up an office in this city. The introduction of Computer Science as an engineering branch was another exceptional thing happened. Till the 1980s, CS wasn’t a branch in most of the engineering colleges. It was only offered by the IITs, NITs and a few other engineering colleges. Bangalore Institute of Technology became the first private engineering college in the country to offer Computer Science as a separate branch in engineering.