Bangalore is the fifth largest city of India- the emerging economic powerhouse in the world. It is a vibrant cosmopolitan city with a rich history and a fine blend of traditional Indian culture and modern technological advancements. Despite being one of the fastest growing cities in the world, it remains one of the most elegant metropolises in India- with well planned tree-lined roads & avenues, large number of parks, gardens, lakes and abundant greenery. Bangalore is aptly called India's Garden City.

With cool winters and warm summers Bangalore has the best climate among India's metropolitan cities. Located at a altitude of 920m it enjoys a pleasant and moderate weather throughout the year with a highest temperature around 35°C (100°F) and the lowest around 12°C (54°F).

It is a major industrial and commercial centre of India and is the nerve - centre of India's high technology industries-namely Information Technology, Aeronautics and Electronics. It has the highest concentration of hi tech industries and multinational corporations. Rightly it is called the “Silicon Valley of India” “Technology Capital of India” and the “IT Capital of India”.

It has many tourist attractions inlcluding the Vidhana Soudha-the splendid granite structure housing the State Legislature, sprawling parks like Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park, famous temple like Venkataramanaswamy Temple, Bull Temple, Gavi Gangadhareswara Temple, Someshwara Temple, ISKON Temple, picturesque lakes like Ulsoor Lake, Yediyur Lake and Lal Bagh lake.

Bangalore, with its brand new international airport is easily accessable from all major cities of the world. It is also within a short distance to other international airports within India like Chennai (350Kms), Hyderabad (560Kms), Cochin (365 Kms), Mumbai (998Kms). Within India it is connected to all major cities with super fast luxury trains.

Area 2190 square kilometers
Altitude 920 m above sea level
Geographical Location Latitude: 12 degree 8' N
Longitude: 77 degree 37' E
Climate March to May (warm)
December to January (cool)
June to September and November to December (rainy)
Rainfall 859 mm (annual)
Best Time to Visit October to February
Languages Kannada, English, Hindi, Telugu and Tamil
Religions Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Sikhism
and Zoroastrianism
Population Around 7.2 million
Literacy 85.74%
Major Festivals Diwali, Navratri, Ugadi, Pongal, Varamahalakshmi and
Tourist Attractions Cubbon Park, Ulsoor Lake, Bangalore Palace,
The Fort & Tipu Sultan's Palace, Bull temple and
Sir M. Visweswaraiah Industrial & Technological Museum
Currency Rupees
STD Code +91 80