Say "city of baked-beans".
This is an the English translation of the Indian ''Bengalooru'' or otherwise Bangalore. Apparently this name was given to the city by King Vira Ballala when he got lost in the area. The first he met there was old women who offered him boiled beans, thus legend says this is how the name Bangalore appeared.
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There is also a belief that the first origins of Bangalore were found in the 9th century when the feudal lord Kempe Gowda was hunting there and a rabbit turned and attacked his dog. It caused a great impression on the lord and he said: ''This is a place of heroes'' therefore in 1537 he constructed there a fort.
Since then Bangalore has changed hands several times, but a turning point occurred in 1831 when the British took control. With them arrived telecommunication systems, rail connections, government buildings and the most of today's architecture. Attractions include;
- Vidhana Soudham, the legislative House of the State of Karnataka was built by Sri K. Hanumanthaiya, Chief Minister of the Mysore state
- Bangalore Palace, a child of Maharajahs of Mysore
- Tipu Sultan's Palace, a place to rest for Tipu sultan since 1970
- The Bull Temple, a typical Dravidian style temple that is famous for its bull statue
Architecture is not the only thing that the British brought. They laid the foundations for the industrial prosperity of Bangalore. Today it is booming with heavy industries, telecommunications and aerospace even more the city is recognized as Silicon Valley of India – this status signifies the city to be a hub for IT technologies.
This concentration of business within city's walls made it the most fast-growing area in India listed as a Global city alongside Geneva, Boston, Berlin and on. Consequently, migration from other parts of India and the world started as people decided to relocate to Bangalore for business and the city’s face become increasingly multicultural. About 5.8million of the population is composed of Muslims 13.37 percent, Christians 5.79 percent, and Jains 1.05 percent and so on.
Despite being industrial hub, Bangalore is still a place of interest for tourists as millions of them come annually to participate in the establishment of what is an up and coming spa destination. This is a side of the city that is just on the way to prosperity that will obviously take place due to climate peculiarities. Unlike other Indian cities, Bangalore is temperate in climate even during its summer days with temperatures rarely reaching 30degC.
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