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.
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′N77°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. 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.
Shivajinagar (Shivajinagara) is a locality in Bangalore, India. It has a major BMTC bus station, and is also a commercial centre. Its proximity to M. G. Road (less than one kilometer) and Cantonment Railway Station make it an important transport hub. Also, several government offices are located off Shivajinagar.