Asia, Australasia & Indian Ocean Awards Ceremony 2007

2 November 2007 – Bangalore

Asia, Australasia & Indian Ocean


Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka ranks as one of the fastest growing cities in Asia. A refreshing mix of the latest technology and time-honoured traditions, located 949m above sea level in South India on the Deccan Plateau, Bangalore enjoys a salubrious climate throughout the year. The city boasts of spacious gardens, parks, tree-lined avenues, a profusion of flowering trees, lakes, and parks, earning it the sobriquet of "Garden City." The once-sedate cantonment settlement of the British has now spread way beyond the mud fort and the four towers constructed by Kempegowda in 1537. With its booming economy and racy lifestyle, the capital of Karnataka has metamorphosed from a sleepy Garden City into one of India's fastest growing, accommodating, technophiliac, and cosmopolitan cities.

Bangalore is a city of contrasts, going by several other aliases: India's Silicon Valley, Pub City, Shopper's Paradise, Garden City, Air-conditioned City, Gourmet's Delight, Pub Hopper's Paradise and Shopper's Hot Spot. Bangalore has been extolled in a dozen ways. Bangalore has lots to offer - a rich cultural heritage, historic monuments, cultural centres, traditional arts and crafts stores, exotic cuisine, and friendly people. Amusement parks, country clubs, resorts, golf courses, cyber cafes, pubs, discos, bowling alleys, billiard halls, pool parlours, bustling shopping malls, high-rise apartments, and sophisticated hotels together form the new face of Bangalore. Infotainment, entertainment, science and technology parks, and wildlife safari parks all merge into a vibrant, richly textured modern metropolis.

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