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Bangalore (About this sound [ˈbæŋgəloːɾ] ), officially Bengaluru (Kannada: ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು, About this sound ['beŋgəɭuːɾu] ), is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. Located on the Deccan Plateau in the south-eastern part of Karnataka, Bangalore is India's third most populous city.

Today as a large city and growing metropolis, Bangalore is home to many of the most well-recognized colleges and research institutions in India. Numerous public sector heavy industries, software companies, aerospace, telecommunications, and defence organisations are located in the city. Bangalore is known as the Silicon Valley of India because of its position as the nation's leading IT exporter. A demographically diverse city, Bangalore is a major economic and cultural hub and the fastest growing major metropolis in India.

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Originally Attarakacheri now the High Court of Karnataka in Bangalore at the entrance to Cubbon Park

Cubbon Park (ಕಬ್ಬನ್ ಪಾರ್ಕ್) is a landmark ‘lung’ area of the Bangalore city, located (12°58′N 77°36′E / 12.97°N 77.6°E / 12.97; 77.6) within the heart of the Central Administrative Area. Originally created in 1884, when Major General Richard Sankey was the British Chief Engineer of Mysore state. At first, t covered an area of 100 acres (0.40 km2) although subsequent expansion has taken place and the area reported now is about 300 acres (1.2 km2). It has a rich recorded history of abundant flora and fauna plantations coupled with numerous impressive and aesthetically located buildings and statues of famous personages, in its precincts.[1][2] This public park was first named as “Meade’s Park” after Sir John Meade, the acting Commissioner of Mysore in 1884 and subsequently renamed as Cubbon Park after the longest serving commissioner of the time, Sir Mark Cubbon.

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Shiva Statue at Old Airport  Road.
Credit: Luna Park

This is a tall Shiva statue at Old Airport Road, Bangalore

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...that there are no dustbins used in Bangalore and that has led to many sanitation issues?
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Leela Palace
Credit: User:Rajesh dangi

Hotel Leela Venture Ltd is an Indian hotel company, currently with four deluxe hotels, located in Mumbai, Bangalore, Kovalam and Goa. The above picture is of Leela Palace at Bangalore.

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  1. ^ http://www.bgci.org/educationcongress/proceedings/Authors/Nareshwar%20Meena%20-%20AS.pdf Urban green spaces: Lungs of the city and centres of biodiversity education
  2. ^ http://www.bangalore-karnataka.com/travelinformation/cubbonpark.htm Cubbon Park
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