According to historians Bangalore city is around 1000 years old and they have found proofs too. It is believed that the city was built by Kempe Gowda, a King. After passing in many hand the city of Bangalore went in the hands of Tipu Sultan, who was killed by the British in a fierce battle. The British captured the city. During the rule of British, there were many changes incorporated in the city, but one thing is special about Bangalore and that is, the city was the first city to receive electric power in India and the power was generated in the Sivanasamudra.
Geography of the area
Bangalore is located in the South Western part of the country, and in the South Eastern part of the State of Karnataka. It is situated on the Mysore Plateau at a height of 920m above the sea level. Many lakes were built by the king in 16th century to meet the requirements of the city. However, at present this is also inadequate and a new water works has been commissioned at Kaveri river to meet the present requirements.
Bangalore city is playing an important role in the economy of the whole country and it is primary destination of people working in the field of Information Technology. Apart from this there are major public sector organizations such as the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., BHEL, NAL, Indian Space Research Organizations, etc. which have established their headquarters in the city. The city is also emerging as a major Biotechnology hub in the country with about 47% companies bei ng hosted in it. The city has an established reputation in the tourism industry and earns a lot from it.
Travel and Attractions
The city is well connected with the railways, roadways and airways. There is an international airport in the city and is one of the busiest in the country. A mass transit system such as a Metro project is being constructed in the city to facilitate the transport capabilities further. There are all types of tourist places in Bengaluru.he city such as historical places, parks, amusement parks, Museum and Galleries, and religious places. The Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan is visited by thousands of tourists every year; it is the place where Tipu Sultan spent his summers. The Royal Palace of Bangalore is one of the largest structures in the state of Karnataka and the King lived here. People who are interested mainly in preserved facts can go to the Bangalore Museum. The Yediyur Lake and the Hebbal Lake are center of attraction for nature loving people. The list is endless as the whole of the city is a major tourist attraction.
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