Bengaluru: Bangalore officially known as Bengaluru is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. It has a population of about 8.42 million and a metropolitan population of about 8.52 million, making it the third most populous city and fifth most populous urban agglomeration in India.
Bangaloreâ€™s â‚¹523 billion (US$7.9 billion) economy (2006â€“07 Net District Income) makes it one of the major economic centres in India, with the value of cityâ€™s exports totaling â‚¹432 billion (US$6.5 billion) in 2004â€“05.With an economic growth of 10.3%, Bangalore is the second fastest-growing major metropolis in India.
â€œBangalore is known as the â€œGarden City of Indiaâ€ because of its gentle climate, broad streets, greenery and the presence of many public parks, such as Lal Bagh and Cubbon Park. Bangalore is sometimes called as the â€œPub Capital of Indiaâ€ said Sandeep Marwah Managing Director of NFTC- National Federation of Tourism And Transport Cooperatives of India Limited