Bangalore was once known as “the Garden City of India”
Capital of Karnataka state, Bangalore was once known as “the Garden City of India” thanks to its extensive parks. Now it is famous as the centre of India’s flourishing Information Technology industry.
Bangalore is a lively city whose face is turned firmly towards the future
This forward-looking cosmopolitan city is at the cusp of India’s engagement with the West, but it has a core of fine colonial and Indo-Islamic buildings. The Victorian Mayo Hall and Government Museum form a delightful contrast with Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, a teak structure embellished with pillars, arches and balconies.
A dizzying blend of architectural traditions can be seen in Bengalaru Palace, whose towers, turrets and battlements imitate Windsor Castle. Bangalore’s young community embraces the new – while respecting southern India’s centuries-old traditions – and this progress is evident in the streets and buildings of this lively city whose face is turned firmly towards the future.