Thursday, May 26, 2011

Bangalore, Silicon Valley of India

Bangalore, the capital of the Karnataka state is popularly known as Silicon Valley of India as major IT players have their offices here and this place is the major source of IT man power.

The history of the city dates back to 9th century and since it has been ruled by the rulers of various dynasties till the independence of India. Most prominent among them is Kempe Gowda I, a vassal of the imperial Vijayanagara Empire and he is known as founder of the city.

The city has various historical as well as modern world attractions. The most prominent among them are:

Bangalore is also known by the name Garden City due to various gardens through out the city. There are various flowering trees on either side of the roads in most areas adding color to the city.
There are various lakes through out the city to add value to scenic beauty of the city along with gardens. Below is the glimpse of Sankey Tank.


Bangalore well connected to other city's through road, train, and air. Locally buses operated by Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation are an important means of public transport available in the city other than autos and cars.

59 comments:

kavita said...

One of my most favorite place in India.Thanks for the post.

V Rakesh said...

Bangalore is very close to my heart. I love that place.

dencia said...

i love your blog. makes me want to go to india!!

sush said...

Miss bangalore. Last july it was that we took our daughter for bangalore darshan, by bmtc- tour bus. they arrange well these days. She wrote a diary of hers. I have told her to check it with your post now! She loved it. I have one beautiful picture of a banyan tree that stands in the lal bagh.

Zuzana said...

The top picture contains buildings of such a variety of architectural styles, how interesting.;)
Lovely flowers as well.;)
xoxo

Leovi said...

Precious the two mosaics, the buildings with excellent frames, the flowers with beautiful colors, a beautiful city.

ladyfi said...

That garden city is lovely!

Indrani said...

Our own Bangalore!

Spiderdama said...

Looks like a great place. And that last picture is wonderful!
Happy weekend to you:-)

Gary said...

Wonderful post Rajesh. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Liz said...

The last photo is breathtaking. Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

Carver said...

What a beautiful city with a rich history and contemporary use too.

Pearl Maple said...

Pretty collection of photos for sky watch friday, it is nice when a city can celebrate its heritage and natural elements

Kim, USA said...

Hi Rajesh you have fantastic shots here. The flowers are beautiful some of them I am familiar with. Thanks for sharing!

Sky Watch

Sylvia K said...

Lovely place! Such a feeling of serenity! Great captures, Rajesh! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Jan Halvard said...

Nice photos!

Jan Halvard, Norway
¡Buenos dias Bolivia!

clairz said...

What wonderfully varied buildings. I love your third photo, very tranquil.

ewok1993 said...

interesting tidbit about this being the silicon valley of india.

Jenny Woolf said...

Oh how I wish we could have such beautiful trees growing along our roads here in England!

eileeninmd said...

It sounds wonderful, the garden are beautiful. Thanks for sharing Bangalore.

Barb said...

Hi Rajesh, What colorful blooms found in the "Garden City!" Sounds like my kind of place.

Arija said...

Beautiful captures of Bangalore indeed!

magiceye said...

BEAUTIFUL....

thomas said...

Love the last shot by the lake.

Bob Bushell said...

That looks like heaven on earth, good photos.

NatureFootstep said...

I had a friend there once. :)

RNSANE said...

Wonderful post. I do hope to visit Bangalore if I get to India as I've made blogging friends there!

Wren said...

An interesting city. Very different from the classic palaces and temples you've shown us in some other posts.

LauraX said...

beautiful rajesh...I love the last photo over the water, so serene!

forgetmenot said...

Lovely flowers in the city of Bangalore, as well as some interesting buildings. Have a nice weekend. Mickie :)

Jacob said...

That is so incredibly beautiful it takes one's breath away. I also enjoy your India facts! I'm learning a lot!

George said...

Bangalore is a fascinating city. I knew that it was called the Silicon Valley of India, but I didn't realize that it was so beautiful. I hope you'll share more views of this interesting city.

Kay L. Davies said...

I think I'd enjoy visiting Bangalore. The flowers are gorgeous, and the reflection in the last photo is so soft and pretty.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Sridharan said...

Interesting.. Looking forward to other links enabled..!

Francisca said...

A very different perspective of Bangalore, with fascinating history, grand architecture and colourful flowers. I do normally just think of it as software city!

eden said...

Beautiful photos and place. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great weekend.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Your soft reflections look almost like a watercolor and you have framed the tall building perfectly with the open tree branches. Very nice!

Bises,
Genie

जाट देवता (संदीप पवाँर) said...

सुंदर अति सुंदर

ros@dimaggio63 said...

La 2° foto è molto bella.
Buona domenica :)
Myriam

Snap said...

Lovely!

Mary said...

It is amazing to think that the city's history dates back to the 9th century!!! As always, such a beautiful and interesting mosaic. :)

GrandmaK said...

Flours are so very beautiful! Cathy

Liz said...

Beautiful collection of photos. Have a fabulous week!

Liz @ MLC

A Woman's Note said...

wow! 9th century?? and still beautiful...was here for MYM.

jannet said...

thanks for sharing those wonderful photos!
Please take a chance to see my Yellow Monday. Thanks!

Shahz said...

I never been to India but I watch a lot of their movies. hehehe! gorgeous place..

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Beautiful images of this intriguingly beautiful city!!! Have a beautiful week!!!

Rajesh said...

Thank you for appreciating this city. Soon we will explore more.

darly said...

ive always thought Bombay is the silicon valley since its your country's capital- anyways, my colleagues at the office who are from your country as well raves about how beautiful Bangalore is, now i know its true seeing your snaps

Here's my scenic scene entry for this week, hope you check it out too.
I Love Darly!
Food and Passion

Jeevan said...

I have covered half of the place u have mentioned here in our last week trip to Bangalore. It was a wonderful city with best climate.

Mona said...

beautiful shots, they said India is a good country to visit and i guess they were right!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

What beautiful blues, and so much historical information too. Thank you so much,

Kathy M.

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shots!

Late Visiting for WW, here's my Watery Wednesday. Drop by when you can, thanks!

Bikramjit said...

have heard a lot obout the city, yet to go there .. lets see when ..

great pics Thanks for sharing
Bikram's

Deepthi Pola said...

i love bengalooru :) thats the first place where i stayed for long after home town...feels nostalgic whenever i visit it

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

Blessed to be grown up in such a wonderful city. I proudly say " Am a Bangalore girl" :) First timer to your blog and I love the way you capture the essence of the place you travel to.

Arti said...

Beautiful city! Been there many times and love it!

Sujatha Sathya said...

beautiful post on a beautiful city, my city :)

Tea norman said...

Really enjoyed your photographs. Also enjoyed reading your profile.