Located on Deccan Plateau is the city of Bangalore, the capital of the Indian State of Karnataka. Bangalore is the third most populous city in India and is dubbed the 'Indian Silicon Valley' due to its role as the country's leading exporter of information technology. At the altitude of 3,000 feet, the city is renowned worldwide for its good temperature round the year and is among the top 10 best places to invest in the world.

5 cool facts about Bangalore
5 cool facts about Bangalore

If you are planning to visit the city either to scout for business opportunities or just as tourist, you need to checkout the following cool facts about the city.

1. The city has the highest growth rate for any city in a span of 20 years. This fact points out the attractiveness of the city as a preferred investment destination. The rate of return is high and almost guaranteed.

2. With 212 software companies, 21 engineering colleges among which is the Bangalore university that has a whopping 57 engineering colleges affiliated to it, and the highest number of software professionals in the world; you can see why the city is called the Silicon Valley of India.

3. Apart from IT, Bangalore is also the fashion capital of the East. It has as many fashion companies as Paris, if not more.

4. Since being founded in the 2nd century, Bangalore has maintained the drainage & sanitary systems infrastructure that was fitted then...making it the oldest drainage infrastructure in the world.

5. 40% of Bangalore's landscape is gardens/parks and 15% lakes/ponds. It also has one of the highest per capita incomes in India, making it second only second to the capital New Delhi in terms of suitability to live.

The population of Bangalore is well spread between various communities with the Kannadigas (local population) taking the largest chunk of 42%. The rest are 20% Tamilians, 13% Telugites, 10% Keralites, 8% European-origin, and 7% from other parts of India. This makes the city truly cosmopolitan and thus viable for investments from all other parts on India and beyond. If I were an investor, I would rush to Bangalore guns blazing and try to make money when the sun still shines.

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