About the City
Bangalore (Bengaluru) is the capital of Karnataka State of India known as "The Garden City" located on the Deccan Plateau in the south-eastern part of Karnataka. The present day city was founded by Kempe Gowda in the year 1537. After India gained independence in 1947, Bangalore evolved into an industrial hub for public sector heavy industries, particularly aerospace, telecommunications, machine tools, heavy equipment for space and defense.
The establishment and success of software service firms in Bangalore after the liberalization of India's economy has led to the growth of India's information technology industry. Bangalore is referred to as the Silicon Valley of India and accounts for 35 percent of India's software exports. Home to prestigious colleges and research institutions, the city has the second-highest literacy rate among the metropolitan cities in the nation. From then on, the city has grown in magnitudes, emerging into what you see it and know it. Today, Bangalore is India's fifth largest and the fastest growing city in Asia.