The charming garden city of the olden days, Bangalore or Bengaluru has transformed into one of India's most happening cyberspaces and has gone so far to become the 'Silicon Valley' of India. Also known as 'Pensioner's Paradise', Bangalore has many sobriquets attached to its name like 'IT Capital of India' and 'Pub City'. With a legacy dating back to the Vijayanagara Empire, the city still holds its conventional charm and presents a perfect blend of traditionalism with strikes of modernism thrown in.
Being the third largest metropolitan city in India and the capital of Karnataka, Bangalore has surely carved a niche for itself and has its own internationally acclaimed landmarks. One should not miss out on the fact that Bangalore has the maximum number of young individuals bustling with hoards of aerospace, biotech, telecom, defense organizations, IT and ITES professionals and students. Bangalore, in the last few decades, has grown exponentially and this growth has been seen in all sectors. Initially celebrated for its educational and research institutes, the city of Bangalore has evolved into one of the major IT hubs of the country. As rightly said development breeds development, the city today boasts of housing some of the most elite IT, ITES, pharma and biotech companies. Considering the fact that Bangalore is blessed with a pleasant climate and myriads of career opportunities, the city is just so appropriate for students pursuing higher education or for employment. Bangalore has recently seen a huge boom in the real estate sector owing to the fact that there is a huge influx of emigrant students and employees and they and the corporate houses are in constant search of residential accommodation and commercial properties respectively.
Bangalore is an abode of cultural confluence and embodies a fine blend of numerous traditions. It is an interesting fact that you can find people belonging to various races residing in Bangalore. It also presents different shades of culture in its numerous suburbs. The city area can be seen painted with beautiful gardens and parks whereas areas like Whitefield, Sarjapur Road, Bannerghatta Road, Hosur Road, Hebbal, Yelahanka and other suburbs portray contemporary sketches. These areas are the hot-spots of Bangalore and home to the most exquisite, state-of-the-art restaurants, hotels, clubs, malls, gyms, spas, multiplexes, convention centers and offices.
These areas also adorn some of the most amazing residential complexes, private townships, apartments, villas and duplex for a perfect lifestyle. And the most remarkable fact is that most of these establishments are architectural wonders and are laden with modern facilities. Many of these residential complexes have great futuristic modern day amenities, like superior construction quality, aesthetic design, clubs, swimming pool, gym, jogging tracks, gardens, waste management system, rain water harvesting and much more. As a matter of fact, due to these efforts these areas are the most sought after. With gigs, international singers, DJs, theatres, fashion shows and bands performing in the city; Bangalore can’t just get better in its entertainment quotient. The city has every right to attract the young and the old alike.
Bangalore also boasts of places of tourist importance in and around the city like the famous and iconic Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore Palace, Tipu Sultan’s Palace, Lal Bagh and Cubbon Park. The development of tourism facilities and hospitable nature of the Bangaloreans have made Bangalore one of the most outstanding tourist destinations in the country. The hospitality industry in Bangalore deserves tremendous credit in enhancing the tourist quotient of the city in the world. From a simple roadside eatery to a fine-dining restaurant, delectable taste and satisfaction is what you get from these bistros. The internationally renowned Art of Living Ashram attracts a lot of foreigners every year and hotels like Taj west End, Oberoi, Leela Palace, Le Meridien, Ashoka Bangalore and others ensure their comfortable stay. Restaurants like Abirami, Caesars, Ebony, Coorg, Gulmohar, Le Jardin, Lanai and various others are all dedicated to set the taste-buds craving for more.
Bangalore has grown into a cosmopolitan city, no doubt, but it still has retained its laid back charm which makes it a haven for the Bangaloreans. And if your life gets dull, one can pack his bags and plan a getaway to Hesaraghatta Lake, Chunchi Falls, Nandi Hills, Halenijagal, Kanva Reservoir and Mekedatu for a wonderful scenic and adventurous weekend. Proximity to various weekend hot spots also makes Bangalore a splendid and comfortable place to reside in.