[10] In 2014, Bangalore contributed US$45 billion, or 38 per cent of India's total IT exports. In 1945 when World War II came to an end, King George Royal Indian Military Colleges was started at Bangalore by King George VI; the school is popularly known as Bangalore Military School[198][199], In post-independent India, schools for young children (16 months–5 years) are called nursery, kindergarten or play school which are broadly based on Montessori or multiple intelligence[200] methodology of education. [51] New extensions in Malleswaram and Basavanagudi were developed in the north and south of the pētē. Elections will not be held until the new constituencies were drawn after the state legislature passes the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Bill, 2020. It is expected to be operational by 2021.[161]. The crisis caused by the outbreak catalysed the city's sanitation process. [77] [102][103][104] Muslims form a very diverse population, consisting of Dakhini and Urdu-speaking Muslims, Kutchi Memons, Labbay and Mappilas. [163], Buses operated by Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) are an important and reliable means of public transport available in the city. Especially during Sundays when the gates are closed to regular traffic. Located in : Central Bangalore . An urban retreat in the Silicon City The Park, Bangalore was launched in the year 2000 with a 109 rooms. [16] When Haider Ali seized control of the Kingdom of Mysore, the administration of Bangalore passed into his hands. Rome2rio is a door-to-door travel information and booking engine, helping you get to and from any location in the world. There are 4 ways to get from Hindupur to Park Palace Hotel Madiwala, Bangalore by train, taxi or car. Hyder Ali in 1761 replaced the mud fort with a stone fort and it was further improved by his son Tipu Sultan in the late 18th century. [202] Schools in Bangalore are either government run or are private (both aided and un-aided by the government). International Tech Park commonly called ITPL and ITPB is a tech park located in Whitefield, Bangalore, 18 km from the city centre.It is managed by Ascendas. Rome2rio is a door-to-door travel information and booking engine, helping you get to and from any location in the world. [132], Bangalore generates about 3,000 tonnes of solid waste per day, of which about 1,139 tonnes are collected and sent to composting units such as the Karnataka Composting Development Corporation. [57] In July 1928, there were notable communal disturbances in Bangalore, when a Ganesh idol was removed from a school compound in the Sultanpet area of Bangalore. [44] Today, Bangalore is India's third most populous city. Ideological clashes sometimes occur between the city's IT moguls, who demand an improvement in the city's infrastructure, and the state government, whose electoral base is primarily the people in rural Karnataka. It was created as a result of a joint venture between India and Singapore in January 1994. Three-wheeled, yellow and black or yellow and green auto-rickshaws, referred to as autos, are a popular form of transport. [220] In recent years, a number of FM channels have started broadcasting from Bangalore. [41] During the reign of the Vijayanagara Empire, Achyuta Deva Raya of the Tuluva Dynasty raised the Shivasamudra Dam across the Arkavati river at Hesaraghatta, whose reservoir is the present city's supply of regular piped water. Though Bangalore has no commuter rail at present, there have been demands for a suburban rail service keeping in mind the large number of employees working in the IT corridor areas of Whitefield, Outer Ring Road and Electronics City. THE Park Hotels is a five-star luxury boutique hotel chain in India with hotels in Bangalore, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Visakhapatnam, Mumbai, Goa, Chennai, Kolkata and Navi Mumbai. It is in the heart of the Mysore Plateau (a region of the larger Precambrian Deccan Plateau) at an average elevation of 900 m (2,953 ft). [214][215]Vijaya Karnataka and The Times of India are the most widely circulated Kannada and English newspapers in Bangalore respectively, closely followed by the Prajavani and Deccan Herald both owned by the Printers (Mysore) Limited – the largest print media house in Karnataka. It has a population of over ten million, making it a megacity and the third-most populous city and fifth-most populous urban agglomeration in India. Bangalore contributes four members to the lower house of the Indian Parliament, the Lok Sabha, from its four constituencies: Bangalore Rural, Bangalore Central, Bangalore North, and Bangalore South,[117] and 28 members to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. Bangalore experienced rapid growth in the decades 1941–51 and 1971–81, which saw the arrival of many immigrants from northern Karnataka. It was abolished in 1843 only to be revived in 1881 at Bangalore and to be closed down permanently in 1947, with Indian independence. [1] It includes the 450,000 square foot Park Square Mall, several sporting arenas and the Vivanta by Taj hotel. [37][39] During this period, the Bangalore region witnessed the migration of many groups — warriors, administrators, traders, artisans, pastorals, cultivators, and religious personnel from Tamil Nadu and other Kannada speaking regions. Kannada theatre is very popular in Bangalore, and consists mostly of political satire and light comedy. [229] This Internet service was, however, restricted to corporates until VSNL started offering dial-up internet services to the general public at the end of 1995. The two urban settlements of Bangalore – city and cantonment – which had developed as independent entities merged into a single urban centre in 1949. The river Kaveri provides around 80% of the total water supply to the city with the remaining 20% being obtained from the Thippagondanahalli and Hesaraghatta reservoirs of the Arkavathi river. It was formed in 2007 by merging 100 wards of the erstwhile Bangalore Mahanagara Palike, with seven neighbouring City Municipal Councils, one Town Municipal Council and 110 villages around Bangalore. To that 47 per cent has now been added the 47 per cent of the Tatas, with KIADB continuing to hold its 6 per cent stake. [224] Doordarshan also launched a Kannada satellite channel on 15 August 1991 which is now named DD Chandana. During the 18th and 19th centuries, Kannada literature was enriched by the Vachanas (a form of rhythmic writing) composed by the heads of the Veerashaiva Mathas (monastery) in Bangalore. [91], Bangalore suffers from the same major urbanisation problems seen in many fast-growing cities in developing countries: rapidly escalating social inequality, mass displacement and dispossession, proliferation of slum settlements, and epidemic public health crisis due to severe water shortage and sewage problems in poor and working-class neighbourhoods. During the Vijayanagara rule, many saints and poets referred to Bangalore as "Devarāyanagara" and "Kalyānapura" or "Kalyānapuri" ("Auspicious City"). [171] Bangalore is sometimes called as the "Pub Capital of India" and the "Rock/Metal Capital of India" because of its underground music scene and it is one of the premier places to hold international rock concerts. [172] In May 2012, Lonely Planet ranked Bangalore third among the world's top ten cities to visit. [238] Bangalore has a number of elite clubs, like Century Club, The Bangalore Golf Club, the Bowring Institute and the exclusive Bangalore Club, which counts among its previous members Winston Churchill and the Maharaja of Mysore. The earliest reference to the name "Bengalūru" was found in a ninth-century Western Ganga Dynasty stone inscription on a "vīra gallu" (ವೀರಗಲ್ಲು) (literally, "hero stone", a rock edict extolling the virtues of a warrior). The Park Hotel located on Mahatma Gandhi Road, the heart of the city promises the best for travelers looking for luxury hotels in Bangalore. [167] The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation operates 6,918 buses on 6,352 schedules, connecting Bangalore with other parts of Karnataka as well as other neighbouring states. [189] [201] Primary, middle school and secondary education in Bangalore is offered by various schools which are affiliated to one of the government or government recognised private boards of education, such as the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC), Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE), Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), International Baccalaureate (IB), International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). It is managed by Ascendas. It began operation on 24 January 2014. [210] University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering was established in the year 1917, by Sir M. Visvesvaraya, At present, the UVCE is the only engineering college under the Bangalore University. The Park was the first of its kind with the work-live-play environment to be built in India and has since become a role model for other IT Park-like projects in the country. Kempe Gowda was restricted by rules made by Achuta Deva Raya, who feared the potential power of Kempe Gowda and did not allow a formidable stone fort. Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner. Cubbon Park , officially called Sri Chamarajendra Park is a landmark 'lung' area of Bengaluru city, located within the heart of the city in the Central Administrative Area. This page was last edited on 23 January 2021, at 20:10. State-of-the-art technology and amenities for commerce, leisure and relaxation makes THE Park Bangalore an ideal choice for guests for business, leisure or a weekend retreat. [15] In 1537 CE, Kempé Gowdā – a feudal ruler under the Vijayanagara Empire – established a mud fort considered to be the foundation of modern Bengaluru and its oldest areas, or petes, which exist to the present day. River Vrishabhavathi, a minor tributary of the Arkavathi, arises within the city at Basavanagudi and flows through the city. [114] The BBMP works in conjunction with the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) and the Agenda for Bangalore's Infrastructure and Development Task Force (ABIDe) to design and implement civic and infrastructural projects. [58] In 1940, the first flight between Bangalore and Bombay took off, which placed the city on India's urban map.[55]. Located in Anna Salai, the centre of the business district The Park, Chennai, established in 2002 was a cosmopolitan haven with 215 rooms. A production centre was established in the Doordarshan's Bangalore office in 1983, thereby allowing the introduction of a news program in Kannada on 19 November 1983. [135] The IT hub, Whitefield region is the most polluted area in Bangalore. It was captured by the British East India Company after victory in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War (1799), who returned administrative control of the city to the Maharaja of Mysore. The new centre had its own municipal and administrative apparatus, though technically it was a British enclave within the territory of the Wodeyar Kings of the Princely State of Mysore. The institute has organised more than one hundred exhibitions of cartoons.[185][186]. [68] Bangalore receives 800 million litres (211 million US gallons) of water a day, more than any other Indian city. The Indian Premier League franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Indian Super League club Bengaluru FC are based in the city. This is what Bangalore is. Bangalore is forby kent as the Silicon Valley o Indie acause o its poseetion as the naition's leadin IT exporter. Find all the transport options for your trip from Chennai to The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore right here. It was formerly called Bangalore International Airport. There are four major railway stations in the city: Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna Railway Station, Bangalore Cantonment railway station, Yeshwantapur junction and Krishnarajapuram railway station, with railway lines towards Jolarpettai in the east, Chikballapur in the north-east, Guntakal in the north, Tumkur in the northwest, Hassan and Mangalore[162] in the west, Mysore in the southwest and Salem in the south. [26] The Begur Nageshwara Temple was commissioned around 860, during the reign of the Western Ganga King Ereganga Nitimarga I and extended by his successor Nitimarga II. The remaining solid waste collected by the municipality is dumped in open spaces or on roadsides outside the city. [176][177], The diversity of cuisine is reflective of the social and economic diversity of Bangalore. The highest point is Vidyaranyapura Doddabettahalli, which is 962 metres (3,156 feet) and is situated to the north-west of the city. [170], Bangalore is known as the "Garden City of India" because of its greenery, broad streets and the presence of many public parks, such as Lal Bagh and Cubbon Park. [16] After the death of Krishnaraja Wodeyar II in 1759, Hyder Ali, Commander-in-Chief of the Mysore Army, proclaimed himself the de facto ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore. People from other states have migrated to Bangalore. [196] The western system of education was introduced during the rule of Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar. [citation needed], Bangalore was hit by a plague epidemic in 1898 that claimed nearly 3,500 lives. Bannerghatta National Park has located about 22 km from Bangalore city and is a major tourist attraction in Bangalore. [219] The radio transmission was AM, until in 2001, Radio City became the first private channel in India to start transmitting FM radio from Bangalore. [62] In 1985, Texas Instruments became the first multinational corporation to set up base in Bangalore. [105], Kannada is the official language of Bengaluru, but the city is multi-cultural. The Government of Karnataka later constituted the Bangalore Development Authority in 1976 to co-ordinate the activities of these two bodies. [179] Udupi restaurants are very popular and serve predominantly vegetarian, regional cuisine. In June 1972 the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was established under the Department of Space and headquartered in the city. It is celebrated annually by the Thigala community, over a period of nine days in the month of March or April. Bangalore is a divisional headquarters in the South Western Railway zone of the Indian Railways. [133] In 2008, Bangalore produced around 2,500 metric tonnes of solid waste, and increased to 5000 metric tonnes in 2012, which is transported from collection units located near Hesaraghatta Lake, to the garbage dumping sites. [183] The city has its own literary festival, known as the "Bangalore Literature Festival", which was inaugurated in 2012. Today, there are around 10,000 Anglo-Indians in Bangalore. Other information technology companies followed suit and by the end of the 20th century, Bangalore had established itself as the Silicon Valley of India. International Tech Park commonly called ITPL and ITPB is a tech park located in Whitefield, Bangalore, 18 km from the city centre. "[138], According to a 2012[update] report submitted to the World Bank by Karnataka Slum Clearance Board, Bangalore had 862 slums from total of around 2000 slums in Karnataka. Rome2rio is a door-to-door travel information and booking engine, helping you get to and from any location in the world. [88] Roughly 10% of Bangalore's population lives in slums. Kempe Gowda I's successor, Kempe Gowda II, built four towers that marked Bangalore's boundary. Hasan, Fazlul. 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[56], Bangalore's reputation as the "Garden City of India" began in 1927 with the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the rule of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV. [144], With an economic growth of 10.3%, Bangalore is the second fastest-growing major metropolis in India,[145] and is also the country's fourth largest fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) market. [234] A significant number of national cricketers have come from Bangalore, including former captains Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble. Rome2rio makes travelling from Bengaluru Airport (BLR) to Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park, Bangalore easy. Isa sa mga pinakamabenta namin sa Bangalore Situated in Bangalore, 13 km from Forum Mall, Koramangala, Zone By The Park Electronic City features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a fitness centre and a bar. Elections to the council are held once every five years, with results being decided by popular vote. The city's history dates back to around 890 AD, in a stone inscription found at the Nageshwara Temple in Begur, Bangalore. ", "IT crowd, elite prefer international schools", "Students, parents throng PU colleges in city", "Diploma students have a chance in government engineering colleges", "St. John's High School, Bangalore-Welcomes You! [37], In 1117, the Hoysala king Vishnuvardhana defeated the Cholas in the Battle of Talakad in south Karnataka, and extended its rule over the region. [85] Bangalore was the fastest-growing Indian metropolis after New Delhi between 1991 and 2001, with a growth rate of 38% during the decade. The heaviest rainfall recorded in a 24-hour period is 179 millimetres (7 in) recorded on 1 October 1997. [47] The British found Bangalore to be a pleasant and appropriate place to station their garrison and therefore moved their cantonment to Bangalore from Seringapatam in 1809 near Ulsoor, about 6 kilometres (4 mi) north-east of the city. 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