Bangalore, Bengaluru, "Silicon Valley of India" or the Garden City. This is a city of many names and many faces.
As an ancient city Bangalore is believed to be settled as early as 4000BC. Archeologistics have found coins from the Roman emperors Augustus, Tiberius, and Claudius indicating that the city was an active trading city. Rulership of Bangalore changed hands many times before coming under British rule in 1791. After Indepence Banglore saw rapid population growth which has continued to today making Bangalore India's third most populous city.
It's location at almost one kilometre above sea level and its balmy climate have led to its moniker of the "Garden City". The most famous garden in Banglore is Lal Bagh (The Red Garden), a 240 acre green space in the south of the city. The park was established in the 1874 and today has trees that are more than 100 years old.
Bangalore established itself as a major IT hub in the 20th century. The propsperity of the IT industry has seen that city become home to over 10,000 (dollar) millionaires.