Every city has its own history, like Bangalore. We all know Bangalore as India’s Silicon Valley. Yes, it is true, but the story of Bangalore is different.
Bangalore’s name is distinctive; in Karnataka, it is known as Bengaluru. There is a short story behind the name. According to the most popular stories of the origin of Bengaluru’s name, there was once an old woman living in the forest who offered boiled beans and water to the 13th-century Veera Ballala II king. Because the king was very hungry and thirsty after eating, to express his gratitude to the old woman king, the forest was named “Benda kaalu Ooru” or “Bendakaaluooru,” which translates to “city of boiled beans,” and was later renamed Bengaluru.
Bangalore is the capital city of Karnataka. It is also known as the Silicon Valley of India, but for special reasons. Bengaluru played an important role in the establishment of information technology in India. Google, Amazon, Wipro, Infosys, Flipkart, and other major corporations have their headquarters in Bengaluru.
Bengaluru is home to many start-ups, and it has the second-largest ecosystem for start-ups. Having this IT hub is why it is called the Silicon Valley of India.
Bengaluru is known not only as “India’s Silicon Valley,” but also as the “Garden City of India.”
Bengaluru is located on the Deccan Plateau, 900 metres (3,000 feet) above sea level. It is surrounded by beautiful nature and parks. The city has the perfect balance between sun and rain, and because of that, it provides an ideal environment altogether, which is very sustainable for the greenery, making it the third greenest city in India.
The city presents beautiful gardens and parks, natural lakes, architectural landmarks, shopping malls, the best restaurants, and so many other things.
Bengaluru has a population of over 11 million, making it the third-most populous city in India as well as the largest city in South India. Foreigners and expatriates make up most of the Bangalore’s population, a trend that began long before the city gained its freedom. The official language of the state of Karnataka is Kannada, although Kannada is widely spoken in the city and the majority of people are fluent in Hindi and English.
The cosmopolitan nature of the city allows everyone to live here because it has a mind-blowingly beautiful nature, and most expats love Bengaluru’s nature. Bengaluru is a combination of so many cultures and regions under one roof. In Bengaluru, you will find temples, churches, and mosques. On a daily basis, a number of devotees visit the devotional places. While the city has Hindu temples that are centuries old, there are so many temples that the oldest temple in town is Chokkantha Swamy Temple, built by the Chola Dynasty, and the other temple is Nandi Temple, built by Kempe Gowda, the founder of the city. St. Mary’s Church is among the oldest churches in Bengaluru and the first church in the state to have been elevated to the status of a minor basilica. Jumma Masjid is the oldest mosque in the city, earlier known as Sangim Jamia Masjid, located in K.R. Market. Jumma means Friday, so the name is “jumma Masjid.”
Bengaluru is one of the most traditional divers’ cities in country and city welcomes the migrants almost 31.9% from another part of country. The city is combination of traditional as well as modern on other side. The city has everything from the oldest temples to mosques and churches, as well as a thriving IT industry. Bengaluru happening cities in India, here you will find the fusion old and new culture in Bengaluru’s from its theatre to its arts and crafts.
Due to its high elevation, Bengaluru show the more moderate environment. Although in summer the heat waves make sometime uncomfortable. The hottest month is April with an average temperature of 33°C (91.4°F) and the coldest month is December with an average temperature of 16°C (60.8°F).
The rainy season is unique in that it receives rainfall from both the southwest and the northeast, owing to the fact that the wettest months are June through October. The city is more vulnerable to the floods.