Once famous as the baston of Tiger of the south, Tipu Sultan, Bangalore in Karnataka today is known as the Silicon Valley of India. This town experiencing a pleasant climate throughout the year offers a beautiful contrast between nature and man-made architecture. The city of Gardens as it is known as, Bangalore is dotted with innumerable parks and is always in bloom; true to its name, which, the scholars believe has been derived from the innumerable trees of Benga. The name founds a mention as Bengaluru in the 9th-century inscription. Though the town is an ancient town, it developed only after it was gifted to Kempe Gowda, a chieftain in the Vijayanagara Empire. He used the revenue from the land to develop the town encouraging foreign merchants, artisans, and people to settle down here.
Later it was further developed by Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan who fought valiantly against the British in vain. Thus the city today has become the hub of old with new. It has ancient temples like the bull temple, magnificent forts, beautiful gardens like the Lal Bagh, one of the oldest museums of India, and the most modern structures suitable to hold the IT hub of India.