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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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The Bangalore Palace

Bangalore Palace, a palace located in the city of Bangalore, India, was built to look like a smaller replica of the Windsor Castle in England.[1][2] It was built by Rev. Garrett, who was the first Principal of the Central High School in Bangalore, now known as Central College.[3] The construction of the palace was started in 1862 and completed in 1944. In 1884, it was bought by the Maharaja of Mysore, Chamaraja Wodeyar.[3] Now owned by the current scion of the Mysore royal family, Srikanta Datta Narsimharaja Wadiyar, the palace has recently undergone a renovation. The sprawling grounds surrounding the palace are used for holding public events including music concerts. Some of the well known international music bands and rockstars that have performed here include heavy metal legends Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Sting, Scorpions, Deep Purple, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, Bryan Adams .[4][1][5][6]


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Aerial view from the 23rd floor of Public Utilities Building, Public Utilities Building, Bangalore

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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. ^ a b Habib Beary. "Stones prepare for India concert". Online webpage of the BBC, dated 2003-04-03. BBC, MMVII. Retrieved 2007-06-27. 
  2. ^ N. Niranjan Nikam. "Restoring royal glory". Online Edition of The Deccan Herald, dated 2007-06-04. 2007, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd. Retrieved 2007-06-27. 
  3. ^ a b "Wadiyar to restore Bangalore Palace". Online Edition of The Hindu, dated 2005-07-22. The Hindu. Retrieved 2007-06-27. 
  4. ^ "Now, C. Ashwath will enthral Bangaloreans". Online Edition of The Hindu, dated 2005-04-14. The Hindu. Retrieved 2007-06-25. 
  5. ^ "‘Come back to you’, Bryan’s promise to Bangaloreans". Online Edition of The Deccan Herald, dated 2006-02-06. 2006, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd. Retrieved 2007-06-27. 
  6. ^ "Bangalore rocks to Aerosmith's heavy metal". Online webpage of DnaIndia.com, dated 2007-06-02. © 2005-2007 Diligent Media Corporation Ltd. Retrieved 2007-06-27.