Bangalore, officially known as Bengaluru is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is one of the fastest growing cities in India. In fact, due to its dominant role as the nation's information technology (IT) exporter, Bangalore is called the “Silicon Valley of India” (or the IT Capital of India). Thousands of people are moving to Bangalore from different parts of India for better job opportunities. And, that has made the population of Bangalore more than 12 million (in 2018). Bangalore is in fact, not just a city, but it's a megacity now.
Due to so much migration and amalgamation of people, Bangalore is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in India. So, no matter from whichever part of the country you are, you are sure to find people from your race there. Kannada is the official language of Bangalore but the city is obviously multi lingual. Tamil, Telegu, Urdu, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Konkani, Bengali, Odiya, Tulu, Gujrati are the other languages you get to hear.
The southern and the western parts of the city are mostly the residential areas. The neighborhoods in the Northern and North-Eastern parts are both residential and industrial. However, since about 51% of the city's population constitutes of the migrants, so people generally try to live closer to their office locations once they relocate to Bangalore which has led to development of many new residential areas in Bangalore.
But, in general, the most safe and affordable localities to live in Bangalore are in Indira Nagar, Marathahalli, Malleswaram, Koramangala, Hebbal, Jayanagar, Banashankari, Ulsoor, Basavanagudi, Whitefield etc.
Bangalore is also known as the “Garden City of India” due to the presence of so much greenery, broad streets and many public parks like Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park there.
However, there are also historical monuments like Bangalore Foret, Bangalore Palace, Mayo Hall, Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace etc. You will also find museums like Government museum, Karnataka Fort museum, Gandhi Bhavan, Kempegowda museum, Law museum etc. there.
Just as you find people of various caste, class, rate, religion etc. there, food of every kind is also available there. You get to see a varied mix of restaurant types and cuisines there. Tea stalls, roadside vendors, and South Indian, Chinese, North Indian and western fast foods are very popular among the residents of Bangalore. Bangalore people are complete foodies and you will definitely get your favourite dish out there. But, the dishes that you cannot afford to miss out when you go to Bangalore are Idli, Dosa, Vada, Dal Obbattu, Mangalore Buns, Vada Pav, Gobi Manchurian etc.
In short, Bangalore is known for its diversity from all aspects. And, that is the specialty of the place which makes its unique from other cities. No matter from whichever part of India you are, you will surely get a homely feeling once you visit Bangalore.