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Bangalore was incorporated into the British East Indian Empire after the death of Tipu Sultan. Later, it was incorporated into the Madras Presidency under the British rule. In 1831, the Kingdom of Mysore shifted its capital to Bangalore from Mysore. The city developed further and in 1906 it became the first city in India to have electricity, powered by the hydroelectric plant. Since 1927, the city was entitled with the name 'the Garden City of India'. It was included in the dominion of Mysore State, after India became independent in 1947. By 1961, Bangalore became the sixth largest city in India.
Tourist Attractions : Known as the garden city, Bangalore has a number of gardens and parks that are well maintained.The number of industries in the city also welcomes plenty of tourists to the city.
|LOCATION||Located in the heart of Mysore Plateau.|
|GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATES||12.97° Latitude N, 77.56° Longitude E|
|AREA||741 sq. km.|
Hotels : The city hotels provide diversity of cuisine that attracts people from far and wide. Udupi restaurants that serve traditional dishes are very common in the city. Some of the famous hotels in the city are Leela Palace Bangalore, Ashok Hotel Bangalore, The Grand Magrath, St. Mark's, The Oberoi, ITC Hotel Windsor Sheraton and Towers, Shreyas Retreat, Ista, Taj Kuteeram, Chancery Pavillion, The Chevron Hotel, Taj Residency, Taj West End and Le Meridien. The city is known for its number of pubs and nightclubs that make the city awake throughout the night.
Places of Attraction : Bannerghatta National Park- the wildlife park, Belur Temple, State Government Museum, Vidhan Saudha- the legislative building, Lal Bagh- the glass house is the heritage monument and the landmark of the city, the number of lakes like Ulsoor lake, Agara lake, Sankey lake, Yediyur lake and the various parks like Cobbon Park and MG Park attract tourists to the city.