Bangalore, the capital city of the Karnataka region is often referred to as the silicon valley of India owing to its fast paced growth in high-technology industries and Information Technology. Bangalore has experienced the fastest growth in comparison to the rest of Asian cosmopolitan cities. The predominant city is situated on the Deccan plateau and lies on the South-eastern side of Karnataka. Since the city is built on a plateau, it has an average elevation of 920 m. The city has a major river flowing by the name, Vrishabhavati.
Since the city is largely elevated, it experiences Salubrious climate all through the year. This climate is characterized by moderate summers with the highest temperature reaching 39 degree Celsius. The summers are often accompanied by thunderstorms and rainfalls. The winters too are mildly cold with the minimum temperature hitting just 8.1 degree Celsius. Bangalore receives considerable downpours from the south west winds replete with humidity. The wettest moths are August through October.
Bangalore is home to beautiful forts, palaces and parks. Bangalore Fort, the city’s central fort is the most visited spot of tourists. Built in 16th century, it was occupied and expanded by the famous king, Tippu Sultan. Bangalore Palace has rich preserves of Tudor art with beautiful Gothic windows and battlement reserves. Lal Bagh, a famous botanical garden exemplifies horticulture wealth. With several trees, herbs, plantation imported from myriad countries, the garden is a haven to thousands of species of flora. The Glass House built on the base of Crystal Palace in London, is yet another attraction for tourists.