Bangalore - where every season carries a holiday mood, a city called the Garden City of India, a city which has identified it self as the Manhattan of India, a city which keeps pace with the latest trends and fashion. Bangalore, is now what we call India's Silicon Valley and the country's pub capital, along with aerospace research, biotechnology and dozens of premier education institutions it is perhaps the most westernized city in India. But very few actually know much about the history of this pleasant and beautiful city. Bangalore is fast emerging as one of the most industrialized city in India. The present capital of Karnataka, Bangalore was founded by the local Chieftain Kempe Gowda in sixteenth century. But Bangalore never came up on the scene till it was converted into the summer capital of Mysore by Tipu Sultan. The Wodeyars also contributed in developing the city through gardens and palaces they built. To the British goes the credit of making it into an administrative center.
The pleasant climate of Bangalore has been an attraction for one and all. Capital of a state which is rich in Sandal wood, Rose wood and Silk, certainly has more to offer than a day or two of sight seeing. Bangalore has always tried to keep itself peppy and jazzy. The numerous pubs and night clubs can compete with any modern city of America or Europe. It is a city which has adopted to the changing fashion trends in the world. A city which not only has large number of cinema halls but is also famous for its night life. The modern shopping malls full of brightly lit shops and showrooms not necessarily invite prospective buyers but are treat for the window shoppers too.
The greenery of the city
is an added attraction with the climate. The numerous gardens and
parks, streets lined with trees are very soothing in what would have
been a jungle of concrete. The golf course, Tennis lawns and the
Stadium are always the venue for some or other activity. Bangalore
is a regular host to many events in dance, music and other
exhibitions. Bangalore attracts a major chunk of Foreign investment
in India. Already it was called electronic city for India but the
establishment of the Silicon park on the out skirts of the city has
converted it into the Silicon city of the world. With major players
in the IT industry gaining footholds here, Bangalore is destined to
emerge as the electronic hub of the world.
SHOPPING: Bangalore is famous for the shopping malls which have some of
the finest and biggest showrooms in India. This electronic capital
of India has been attracting people for Sandal wood, Silk and hand
woven materials. The Karnataka Handloom Development Corporation's 'Priyadharshini'
Handloom House is located at various places. Bangalore is a good
place to buy specialities from all over the state. Here one can find
the fine Mysore silk and Sandalwood & Sandal wood items. The inlay
work from Karnataka in Brass, Rosewood are any collectors hunt.
Ivory artifacts and the Lambani Jewellery make good decorative as
well as gift items.
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