Born Global: Bangalore

Bangalore, capital of India’s southern Karnataka state, is a colourful megacity that radiates charm through its rich cultural heritage, stunning food scene, and its people – locals, international visitors and explorers – who are the driving force to make this city vibrant.

Meet our members in Bangalore

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Make the move

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Things to do

Feeling hungry? For the finest Indian seafood, look no further than Karavali – the wonderfully atmospheric interior is perfect for a special meal!

Feeling thirsty? Try the Lassi Shop, a kitsch-kool cafe on two levels run by a couple of smoothie enthusiasts.

Top experiences and sites? The National Gallery of Modern Art is housed in a century-year-old mansion and showcases an impressive permanent collection as well as changing exhibitions. If you are looking for something slightly different, check out Mysore Saree Udyog, a great place to buy top quality silk clothing.

Unique to this city? The Mavalli Tiffin Rooms.. A legendary name in South Indian comfort food, this super-popular eatery has had Bengaluru eating out of its hands since 1924.

Did you know?

  • The city has the highest growth rate for any city in a span of 20 years

  • With 212 software companies, 21 engineering colleges and the highest number of software professionals in the world; it is called the Silicon Valley of India

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

  • 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