Bengaluru (also called Bangalore) is the capital of India’s southern Karnataka state. 

The center of India’s high-tech industry, the city is also known for its parks and nightlife. 

By Cubbon Park, Vidhana Soudha is a Neo-Dravidian legislative building. Former royal residences include 19th-century Bangalore Palace, modeled after England’s Windsor Castle and Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, an 18th Century teak wood structure that is resplendent in it’s own glory.

Area: 709 km²

Metropolitan area: 8,005 km²

Elevation: 920 m

Weather: 27 °C, Wind E at 11 km/h, 36% Humidity

Local time: Friday, 4:14 pm

Population: 84.3 lakhs (2011)

Founder: Kempe Gowda