Bangalore is sometimes referred to as the "Silicon Valley of India" (or "IT capital of India") because of its role as the nation's leading information technology (IT) exporter. Indian technological organisations ISRO, Infosys, Wipro and HAL are headquartered in the city. A demographically diverse city, Bangalore is the second fastest-growing major metropolis in India. It is home to many educational and research institutions in India, such as Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore) (IIMB), National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore, National Institute of Design, Bangalore (NID R&D Campus), National Law School of India University (NLSIU) and National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS). Numerous state-owned aerospace and defence organisations, such as Bharat Electronics, Hindustan Aeronautics and National Aerospace Laboratories are located in the city. With huge prospects for with jobs for young professionals, majorly IT, Bengaluru is a truly cosmopolitan city with people from all over the country coming in, not just for jobs but in search of a better life. In 2012, Bengaluru was declared 'The most livable city in India' according to a country-wide survey. The rise of startup culture in Bengaluru is also drawing entrepreneurs there. The city reflects a blend of old and new - some parts with historical monuments are still kept intact, and in others, you can see the high-rise corporate complexes. Lined with long stretches of trees and parks, famous heritage buildings, busy markets and newly constructed buildings, Bengaluru seems to have a bit of everything for everyone.
A scenic palace which bears striking resemblance to England’s Windsor Castle, Bangalore Palace is a scenic tourist hotspot with a majestic castle-like structure set amidst lush green environs.
The huge palace grounds are used for organizing various types of events and musical shows, most of which include rock concerts. While you are here, don’t miss the immaculately designed interiors of the palace filled with magnificent paintings and stained glass windows.
Lal Bagh is the most famous tourist attraction in Bangalore and is spread out over 240 acres. The botanical garden was built in the 18th century during the reign of Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan.
This enchanting garden has preserved some of the rarest species of flora and fauna and also houses a lake and a glasshouse. Flower shows held at Lal Bagh is something you wouldn’t want to miss out on!
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The grand summer palace of Tipu Sultan has now been converted into a museum, and it is a must-see attraction in Bangalore. Magnificent figures, paintings and other artwork adorn this palace. A unique feature of the palace is that it had been constructed using pure teak wood, something that is hard to find in today’s world
This is one of the most important structures in Bangalore. The 46-metre tall imposing building comprises 300 rooms, each of which reflects the impressive Dravidian style of architecture. Housing 22 departments of the Government of Karnataka, Vidhan Soudha also happens to be one of the one of the largest legislative buildings and is a must-see tourist attraction in Bangalore