The capital of the state of Karnataka is located around 2000 km southwest of the capital of India, New Delhi. It is the 5th Metropolitan City in the country and is graced by a heady blend of history and technology.
Bangalore has been called by many names. At first it was the "The Garden City of India", then, "The Neon City", "The Pub City of India", "Fashion Capital of India" and lately it has been known as "India's Silicon Valley". Bangalore is also known as "Stone City" thanks to its huge granite deposits. It is famous for fine silk, flowers and fruits such as grapes, guava and mangoes.
Bangalore is famous for its rich, fragrant sandalwood, available just about everywhere. You can also buy idols and perfume in charming little wooden boxes.