City in S central India, capital of Karnataka state, formerly Mysore. It was settled in 1537 around a mud fort built by a local chief, Kempe Gowda. The Marathas, warriors devoted to Hinduism, controlled Bangalore when they rose to power in southern India in the 17th century. The Muslims under Haidar Ali and his son, Tippoo Sahib, conquered the region in the 18th century. After the British defeated Tippoo Sahib at Seringapatam in 1799, the city and state were returned to the Hindu rulers. In 1831 Bangalore became the British administrative center for the region then called Mysore. The ruins of Tippoo Sahib’s palace remain a land mark. After India’s independence in 1947, Bangalore evolved into a major industrial city and India’s high technology and research center.
Known as the "City of Gardens" and "Silicon Valley of India," Bangalore (officially Bengaluru) is a paradise for technicians. It is said that there is the highest concentration of IT companies in the country. When you get tired of fun, you can take a walk on the many gardens, museums, admire the natural attractions, palaces and temples. Visit Vidhana Soudha-park "Kubbon" and Ulsoor Lake, known for its beautiful surroundings and boat stations. Bangalore - is the largest center of Indian classical music and dance, famous for its nightlife.