In 2017, JLL’s City Momentum Index (CMI) report ranked Bengaluru as the fastest growing city in the world, outstripping even Silicon Valley, the world’s technological nucleus. The last few years has seen the evolution of Bengaluru from being the Garden City of India to a growing corporate hub and a preferred investment destination. But even as the landscape of the city continues to change, Bengaluru’s roots still remain firmly grounded in its original identity. This city has a long and colourful history right from the days of the Chola Empire to the colonial rulers which ultimately settled in Bengaluru. These historical influences converge perfectly with the modern aspects of the city, creating a unique identity that is undeniably Bengaluru.
As Bengaluru becomes one of the most important metropolitan cities in the country, it has come under almost everyone’s radar. But how much do you really know about this city? Here are 35 lesser-known facts about Bengaluru that you might not have heard about before.