Located in the centre of southern India, in the heart of the Mysore plateau at an altitude of 920m, Bangalore is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka and has 6.2 million inhabitants. Its official name is Bengaluru, with Bangalore being the anglicised version of it. Due to its high elevation Bangalore enjoys a mild climate throughout the year, one of the best climates in south Asia. The city was founded in 1537, when Kempe Gowda I built a mud-brick fort and established the site as a province of the imperial Vijayanagara Empire. Nowadays Bangalore is a major economic centre and an important high tech hub, due to the large number of IT, biotech, high tech and manufacturing companies located there. The city of Bangalore itself does not offer too much in terms of tourist attractions. In fact, tourists mainly use Bangalore as a gateway to access the interesting sites in Karnataka and Kerala. Bangalore suffers from its own economic success, as its streets were never built to cope with today's huge amount of traffic.

Vidhana Soudha building photo gallery  - 15 pictures of Vidhana Soudha building
MG road photo gallery  - 20 pictures of MG road
Lalbagh botanical garden photo gallery  - 18 pictures of Lalbagh botanical garden
15 photos of the Vidhana Soudha and Vikasa Soudha buildings and the Karnataka High Court in central Bangalore
20 photos of MG road and Brigade road, two of the main commercial roads in downtown Bangalore
18 photos of the Lalbagh botanical gardens in Bangalore
Temples and palaces photo gallery  - 25 pictures of Temples and palaces
Bangalore skylines photo gallery  - 6 pictures of Bangalore skylines
Miscellaneous photos photo gallery  - 13 pictures of Miscellaneous photos
Bangalore by night photo gallery  - 11 pictures of Bangalore by night
25 photos of a number of Hindu temples and a palace in Bangalore
6 panoramic views of the skyline of Bangalore
13 miscellaneous photos of Bangalore.
11 photos of the central commercial area of Bangalore by night
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