Bangalore (Bengalūru) is the third largest city in India and capital of the state of Karnataka.
Bangalore is home to some of the top science and technology institutes in the nation, including the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), the Indian Institute of Science (IISC), the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
Bangalore is among the top ten preferred entrepreneurial locations in the world according to a study by the Startup Genome Project. It's sometimes known as the "Silicon Valley of India" because of its role as a leading information technology hub.
Bangalore is also a hub for biotechnology related industry. About half of India's biotechnology companies are located here and it is also the base for the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS).
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Lead image: The glass house in Lal Bagh, a garden in Bangalore, India