# No 3, Raj Bhavan Road, Bangalore 560001 +91 080-2228 1234 / +91 – 080 - 22267076

About Bangalore City

Bangalore is the Capital City of Karnataka, is located in South-Eastern part of the State. A demographically diverse city, Bangalore has developed into one of India’s major Economic hubs and is the fastest growing Metropolis in India. Bangalore is known as the Silicon Valley of India because of its pre-eminent position as the nation’s leading IT Employer and Exporter. The City is home to numerous public sector Heavy Industries, Software companies, IT Giants, Aerospace, Telecommunications, & Defense organizations. The Climate of the City remains pleasant and mild throughout the year.

A well-planned city with tree-lined avenues, large number of lush green parks, gardens, and lakes, Bangalore is aptly called as ‘’Garden City of India’. The city is also gaining the status of “The Floriculture Capital of India” due to the presence of blossoming Flower Exports from the city.

The official language of Karnataka State, of which Bangalore is the capital, is Kannada. Additionally, most people can speak Hindi, Urdu or English. Road signs are written in Kannada and English

– Currency/Banking
The official currency of India is the Indian Rupee (INR) (Rs). Banknotes are available in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 2,000; coins are available in denominations of 1, 2, 5 and 10. Foreign exchange services are available at the Hotel In Bangalore, at Banks or at Local Travel Agents.

– Useful Telephone Numbers
Police: 100 | Ambulance: 102 | Fire: 101