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Bangalore City Travel Guide, India

Bangalore (now called as Bengaluru) is the capital of Karnataka (which is a state in India). Bangalore is located in south-east section of Karnataka and on the famous Deccan Plateau of India. Bangalore is also the IT capital of India and it is also known as Silicon Valley of India. Bangalore happens to be the third largest city of India and also the second highest in terms of literacy amongst all cities of India.

Bangalore was the center of British Rule in Southern part of India of those years. British established the Cantonment in Bangalore which resulted in a huge number of immigrants from the rest of India to Bangalore. Bangalore slowly grew after Indian Independence in 1947 to become the capital of Karnataka and a hub of many famous institutes of India. As of today, a huge chunk of population from the rest of India migrates to Bangalore either for higher studies or for white collar / blue collar jobs.

Public sector companies which specialize in software, heavy industries, aerospace, machine tools, telecommunications, and defense related products are booming in Bangalore and providing living to many locals of the city. Bangalore has also been considered as the Silicon Valley of India and same is the reason why CNN once called Bangalore as the best city for business when compared to rest of the cities of this weird planet.

Bangalore is spread over an area of around 740 square kilometers and is located right in the center of Mysore Plateau (which is part of the larger Deccan Plateau). there are two rivers South Pennar and Arkavathi that merge into each other near the Nandi Hills which are around 60 kilometers north of the city. A tributary of Arkavathi River, Vrishabhavathi, flows through the city and this happens to be the only water body which carries all the sewage of Bangalore.

Bangalore’s economy hit US $100 billion mark in the year 2002 - 03 and this proves the importance of Bangalore in India. Economical growth of Bangalore every year is over 10 percent and this is the highest economical growth which is being experienced by any city of India. Bangalore also happens to be the fourth largest FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) markets of India.

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