About Bangalore

Bangalore also known as Bengaluru, is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. Located on the Deccan Plateau in the south-eastern part of Karnataka, Bangalore is India's third most populous city and fifth-most populous urban agglomeration. Though historical references to the city predate 900 CE, a modern written history of continuous settlement exists only from 1537, when Kempe Gowda I, who many regard as the architect of modern Bangalore, built a mud-brick fort at the site and established it as a province of the imperial Vijayanagara Empire. During the British Raj, it became a centre of colonial rule in South India. An apocryphal, though popular, anecdote recounts that the 11th-century Hoysala king Veera Ballala II, while on a hunting expedition, lost his way in the forest. The grateful king named the place "benda-kaal-uru" (literally, "town of boiled beans"), which eventually evolved into "Bengaluru".

General Profile

Number of Taluk Panchayat    3
Villages     668
Muncipal Coorporation    17
Geography: Bangalore lies in the southeast of the South Indian state of Karnataka. It is in the heart of the Mysore Plateau at an average elevation of 920 m.Due to its high elevation, Bangalore usually enjoys moderate climate throughout the year, although occasional heat waves can make things very uncomfortable in the summer. Bangalore has a handful of freshwater lakes and water tanks, the largest of which are Madivala tank, Hebbal lake, Ulsoor lake and Sankey Tank. Groundwater occurs in silty to sandy layers of the alluvial sediments.Vegetation in the city is primarily in the form of large deciduous canopy and minority coconut trees.

Tourism

Nandi Temple,Lal Bagh,The Vidhana Soudha,Bangalore Palace, ISKCON Temple and Cubbon Park
Nandi Temple- is named after the large granite Nandi monolith placed on a plinth in the temple shrine (garbhagriha) which has become blackened from years of being rubbed with charcoal and oil. Lal Bagh or Lal Bagh Botanical Garden- is a well known botanical garden in Bangalore, India The garden was commissioned by the ruler of Mysore, Hyder Ali. It has a famous glass house which hosts yearly flower show. It also has an aquarium and a lake, and is one of the tourist attractions in Bangalore. The Vidhana Soudha, located in Bangalore (Bengaluru), is the seat of the state legislature of Karnataka. It is an imposing building, constructed in a style sometimes described as 'Neo-Dravidian', and incorporates elements of Indo-Saracenic, Rajasthani Jharokha and Dravidian styles. Bangalore Palace- a palace located in the city of Bangalore , India, was built to look like a smaller replica of the Windsor Castle in England.It was built by Rev. Garrett, who was the first Principal of the Central High School in Bangalore, now known as Central College. The construction of the palace was started in 1862 and completed in 1944. Cubbon Park- It is another famous centrally located park of the City known for its toy train. ISKCON Temple - (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) Built in an ornate architectural style, the Krishna Temple is a blend of modern technology and spiritual harmony. The 7-acre (28,000 m2) temple is situated on west of chord road, Rajajinagar and finest fusion of modern and traditional elements of architecture. Bannerghatta National Park- is situated 22 km south of Bangalore. This hilly place is the home for one of the richest natural, zoological reserves. The 25,000 acre (101 km�) zoological park makes this a major tourist attraction of Bangalore.

Art And Culture

The city will celebrate which is known to be Bangalore's most important and oldest festivals called "Karaga Shaktyotsava" or Bangalore Karaga.Bangalore is home to the Kannada film industry, which churns out about 80 Kannada movies each year. One of the most notable contributors to Sandalwood, as the Kannada Movie Industry is referred to, was the late Dr. Rajkumar. The city also has a vibrant Kannada theater scene with organizations like Ranga Shankara leading the way. Bangalore is also sometimes called as the "Pub Capital of India" and is one of the premier places to hold international rock concerts.

Bangalore Urban in Karnat

Bangalore
Subdistricts
Bangalore North, Bangalore South, Anekal
Headquarters
Bangalore
Population
6,537,124
Density
741 /km2
Time zone
IST (UTC+5:30)
Area
7,166 km2
Code
Pincode : 560001 Telephone +91 0 (80) Vehicle KA-01 - KA-05
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