Bengaluru, also known as Bangalore, is one of the most populous and also progressive cities in India, as well as being one of the most culturally diverse. It’s also one of the world’s fastest growing urban areas, as it continues to develop into a large and cosmopolitan city.
Bengaluru has popularly been nicknamed the 'Silicon Valley of India'. It forms a hub for tech and IT companies, who are drawn to Bangalore from around the world. This contrasts with it's other nickname, ‘The Garden City of India’, bestowed upon it because it also has broad streets, greenery and open public parks. The city is known for its botanical gardens, as well as it’s growing dining and shopping areas.