Bengaluru, Karnataka

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About Bangalore

  • Bangalore lies in the southeast of the South Indian state of Karnataka. After Mumbai and Delhi, Bangalore is India’s third most populated city with fastest growth in Real estate. Bangalore can be classified into five zones-North, East, West, South and Central.
  • Bengaluru (also called Bangalore) is the capital of India’s southern Karnataka state. The center of India’s high-tech industry, the city is also known for its parks and nightlife.
  • Bangalore, capital city of Karnataka got its name from Kannada word “benda kaalu ooru” which means “boiled beans.” The story behind the name was once the king Veera Ballala of the Vijayanagara kingdom lost his way when returning from hunting and stopped at a lonely cottage. The old woman, who stayed in the cottage, offered boiled beans. King loved the hospitality of old women and grateful to her, King named the city “bende kaalu ooru” which later known Bengaluru and then to Bangalore.
  • The city got many nicknames for its outstanding lifestyles such as “garden city” for well-planned open spaces and “pensioner’s paradise” for good climate. Bangalore was titled “Silicon Valley” after the IT/ITeS industries mushroomed. However, with the boom in Bangalore real estate, the city may be losing its green cover.
  • Bangalore is one of the most sought after city with the rapid growth of Industrial sector and Service Sectors in India leading to high demand for property in Bangalore. Bangalore real estate is one of the prime real estate destinations and demand is driven by the end user. The five pillars of Bangalor’s economy are Information Technology (IT), Biotechnology, Telecom, small and medium scale industrial parks such as Peenya and Jigani, large establishments by public sector companies such as Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Bharat Electronics Limited, Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) and Hindustan Machine Tools (HMT). Bangalore is India’s fourth largest fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) market.


  • The city represents the true cosmopolitan outlook with migration from all over the country that has been driving growth of population as the city witnessed highest growth of population compared to all other metro cities in India. This has led to explosive growth of property in Bangalore. Demand for Bangalore Real estate has been fueled by this large number of migrant population.
  • When compared with Bangalore’s population 2001, in 2011, the city’s population growth is 47.18%, growth of about 30 lakh. Density of Bangalore district for 2011 is 4,381 people per sq. km which was at 2,985 people per sq. km. in previous decade.
  • New job opportunities and cosmopolitan culture of the city leads to growth of population. Bangalore witnessed migration of 2.09 million people in 2001.

Information Technology

  • After US cities like San Francisco, Boston and British capital London, Bangalore stands as 4th largest technology cluster. IT/ITeS sector generates more than two third jobs In Bangalore with presence of leading IT companies of the world, including Infosys, Wipro, Tata Consultancy Services, Oracle, Dell, IBM, Microsoft, Accenture, Cognizant, etc.
  • Electronics City and Whitefield are two main cluster for Bangalore’s IT industry. Besides, the city has 27 Special Economic Zones. Due to these clusters, the pressure on Central Business District (CBD) like MG Road is reduced. The emergence of outer ring road has taken office space market to another level. The outer ring road stretch from Marathalli to Silk Board accounts for more than a 70% of grade-A office supply.


  • The city connects other parts of Karnataka and neighboring states via important roads like NH-4, NH-7 & NH-209.
  • Bangalore International Airport, 4th busiest airport in the country, is situated in Devanahalli.
  • South Western Railways, one of the 17 railway zones in India, covers most of the railway lines in the state of Karnataka. Bangalore City Railway station (station code SBC) and Yeswantpur Junction (station code YPR) are two important stations for long distance and local trains.
  • Bangalore has a large city bus service and KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation) operates numerous intercity city bus services. Private buses are also available to other parts of Karnataka and neighboring states.
  • Namma Metro, rapid transit system, part of East west corridor Phase 1, Reach 1 began its journey on October 20, 2011 between Byappanahalli and Mahatma Gandhi Road.


How to Reach

By Air – Kempegowda International Airport is located at a distance of 40 km from the main city. A number of national and international flights fly from here, making this city easily approachable.

By Train – Located in the heart of the city, Bangalore Railway Station has trains to and from Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, among other important cities.

By Road –National highways connect Bengaluru to important cities. The bus stand lies at the heart of the city, making the city easily commutable.

Best Time To Visit

September – February enjoys the maximum tourist inflow in the city as, during this period, the city witnesses a pleasant weather.


Events and Culture

Famous Delicacies

If you happen to visit Bengaluru, do try out the ubiquitous Masala Dosa, the old-school Apple Pie, the meticulously made Soft Eggs and Andouille Sausage, and the really famous Mysore Pak. Also, there is crispy hot rice idlis, vadas and the oh-so-amazing filter coffee to satiate your taste buds.


Catch Bengaluru at its lively best during Karega Festival, Makara Sakranti, Kadalekaye Parishe (Peanut Festival), Dussehra, Mahashivratri, Diwali, Ugadi, Varamahalakshmi, Christmas and Eid-ul-Fitr..

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