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The Garden City of India
A visit to India would not be complete without a stop at Bangalore. This city is located one thousand meters above sea level. Being the capital of the state of Karnataka, Bangalore, is an exciting cosmopolitan city. It is also a major industrial and commercial center of the country. Kempe Gowda founded the city in the early 16th century. Two centuries later, it became an important fortress city under Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan.
The ruins of those periods can still be seen on the Bellary Road, at Lal Bagh, Ulsoor and Gavi Gangadhareswar Temple. You could spend many hours exploring the numerous ruin sites in this area. After a day among the ruins, you come away with a strong feeling of knowing the history of this area and understanding how it grew to its present glory. Bangalore is known as the Silicon Valley of the country, the nerve center of India's software industry. Its other major industries include aircraft and electronics and machine tools.
Despite being one of Asia's fastest growing cities, Bangalore remains one of the most elegant metropolises in India. The sense of class will cause you to stop and wonder at what you see. Bangalore is a well-planned city, sporting tree-lined avenues, a large number of parks, gardens and lakes, Bangalore is aptly called India's garden city. The city attracts people in large numbers, from all over the country, and abroad. Most people come for the peaceful atmosphere of the gardens, while others come to look for better job opportunities and higher education. Surprisingly, all this frenzied industrial expansion and the large increase in the population, has not robbed Bangalore of its vital old-world appeal. It is a true blending of old-world class and modern-day industry, a place for everyone. Nature and industry reside side by side and thrive on this blending in a way not found in many other places. .
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