About Bangalore

A fast growing metropolis, the garden city is the capital of the southern state, Karnataka. It is situated at about 1000 m above sea level, and the temperatures remain moderate throughout the year. The maximum temperature in December is around 24ºC and minimum 12ºC. Bangalore is well connected by air, rail and road to all the major cities of the country, and has direct international connections to many cities worldwide.

Bangalore has many structures with historic and architectural value. The majestic and grandiose Vidhana Soudha, the seat of the State Legislature and the Secretariat, is a magnificent post-independence building with its attractive dome and galleries. Picturesque parks and gardens dot the city, famous among which are the sprawling Cubbon Park and the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens. Art and culture in Bangalore is still vibrant in its music, dance and theatre, with an eclectic mix of traditional and modern forms.

The city boasts of several eminent institutions of higher learning and research. These include the Indian Institute of Science, Raman Research Institute (after the Indian Nobel Laureate in Physics, Sir CV Raman), Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, National Aerospace Laboratories, National Institute of Advanced Studies, etc. Numerous high-tech industries and R and D institutions in aerospace, electronics, and information technology have made Bangalore their home. These include Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., laboratories of the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) of CSIR and Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO).more