The City of Bangalore – the cradle of technologies

Bangaloreis the English name for the city ofBangaluru, as it sounds in the local language. It is believed that the nameBangalorecomes from the phrase “Bendakaaluru” which means “the city of baked beans.” This name appeared because the color of local soil resembles the color of baked beans. During the first centuries in the southern part of the modern state of Karnataka a religious doctrine Jainism was rather popular. As part of the Vijayanagar kingdom, the city was founded by Kemp Gaudi in 1537. Later, the city was ruled by Tippu and other Mysore kings and British rulers. For the British this city was a major military base.

Nowadays the vast spaces of the city are controlled by the Indian defense military forces.  Visitors and public are not allowed here. After independence declaration the Indian government began to develop the important industries: defense, telecommunications, aeronautic. As the city is far from the coastal zone, it is protected from possible enemy attacks. In the early 1980s electronics began to develop under the state program and by 1990 the city became a center for software production.

Bangaloreis also known as the center of the rapidly developing industry and Internet technology. City meets more the cities of the Western type than the other Indian cities. The fact thatBangaloreis a center of high technology does not mean that there are no interesting sights. They are everywhere. You can visit thepalaceofTippu Sultan, the home of the South Indian ruler, which is known because of the fact that he defeated the British, theBuffaloTemple, the Indian Institute of Science and other research institutions,KabbonParkand 240-acre botanical garden Lyal Bach, with its spectacular ponds, terraces, fountains, trees and vegetation.

Bangaloreis also a great place to start your trip toSouth Indiaand Karnataka in particular. It is located855 kmto the south from Mumbai, it is possible to go on a day trip toMysore, the historic capital of the state during the British rule.

Many tourists considerBangalore, one of the five largest cities inIndia, only a bridge and a transit point between the other cities. They had never heard of any local attractions, which are especially noticeable in comparison with neighboring states of Kerala andGoa.

The globalization of the market helpedBangaloreto become a global consumer and business support center. The cost of real estate has risen several times over the past two decades, making a large land area inaccessible to the Indians belonging to the middle class. The rapid development ofBangalorehas attracted various international and large Indian corporations that contributed to the appearing of pubs, cafes, clubs, multi-storey buildings, highways and road bridges, the spread of Internet cafes, amusement parks, luxury hotels and resorts, large supermarkets. However, this fact has led to an increase in the level of pollution, corruption and crime, as well as to the lack of drinking water, threats of malaria, increasing of the population in the city and the expansion of slums. InBangalorebusiness interests are more important than the will of the public.

You will enjoyBangalorebecause of friendly people, international culture, pleasant climate, the availability of food and consumer goods from all over the world.


  • Filipe Ferro