Bangalore is the capital of the state of Karnataka. The official language in Bangalore is Kannada, however, most people are also able to speak Hindi or English. Other Indian languages such as Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali, Marathi, Tulu, and Konkani are also spoken by the respective migrant communities.
Bangalore is one of the most attractive and modern cities in India. It is a vibrant, happening, lively cosmopolitan city. Bangalore recently renamed as “Bengaluru’. Bangalore is known as “the Silicon Valley of India” because of its position as the country’s leading Information Technology (IT) exporter. It is also known as ‘Garden City’ as it has several beautifully laid green spaces and parks. Bangalore is also called as “City of pubs”. Bangalore is Asia’s fastest growing cosmopolitan city and one of the world’s fastest growing urban areas.
India’s top business and technology schools are here in Bangalore. Bangalore has numerous educational institutions which offer quality education on various disciplines such as the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), National Institute of Fashion Technology ( NIFT ) and National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences(NIMHANS).
Bangalore is famous for its beautiful parks, avenues, impressive buildings, heritage centres and excellent shopping. In fact Bangalore is one of the incredible shopping destinations in Asia. The city is an awesome blend of the old and the new which which makes it more interesting.
Important tourist attractions of Bangalore include Bangalore Palace, Government Museums, Lal Bagh, Ulsoor Lake, Vidhan Soudha, Cubbon Park,and Tipu Sultan Fort, Bull temple etc. There are many things to do in Bangalore with kids, one can go to Wonderla-amusement part, Innovative film city, Big Banyan tree, Zoo, Butterfly park etc.. Bangalore has a rich tradition of Carnatic and Hindustani music which attracts many music lovers to Bangalore. The varieties of food available everywhere in the city reflects the social and economic diversity of Bangalore. Although south Indian food tops the list. Bangalore enjoys a relatively mild climate year round so it can be visited throughout the year.
In my personal opinion Bangalore is a very friendly and accommodative city which is also open to new-innovative ideas. I am experiencing Bangalore’s freshness, modern facilities and rich culture since last five years and I am enjoying it. The first thing that I loved about Bangalore is the atmosphere around the city, just awesome. Bangalore is considered as a “City of the Future” and that’s why many NRIs, immigrants etc come here and take advantage of the opportunities and make this city their home. With better infrastructure and city planning Bangalore could be the most beautiful and happening city.