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Bangalore, the garden city is the cosmopolitan and capital city of Karnataka. The Magadi Chieftain, Kempe Gowda, laid the foundation of Bangalore in 1537. According to local people, the word "Bangalore" is derived from ‘Bendakalooru’ or the town of boiled beans. Bangalore is the fifth largest city in India and the fastest growing city of Asia. Bangalore is also known as the garden city due to various gardens which are found here. It is also known as the computer city and the Silicon valley of the east. This city attracts tourists from all over the world. Bangalore is a major industrial and commercial centre well known for its scientific and research institutions. Its growing software industry gives it the reputation of being the ‘Silicon Valley’ of India. Various top most industries have been also established in Bangalore like HAL, the Indian Telephone Industry, Infosys, etc. The climate of Bangalore is mild and healthy climate which is neither too hot nor too cold. 

History of Bangalore
According to local people, the word "Bangalore" is derived from ‘Bendakalooru’ or the town of boiled beans. This name was given by Veera Ballala, a king of the Vijayanagar dynasty. The king lost his way in the forest and as he travelled slowly through the tall trees and thick brush he spotted a little hut. He knocked hopefully and the door was opened by an old woman, who welcomed the Prince into her home and offered him some ‘Bendakalu’, boiled beans which he ate hungrily. He asked her the name of the place, which the gracious lady misunderstood and said, ‘Bendakalu’, which means the boiled beans. The prince later decided to name the place which gave him refreshment as ‘Benda kala uru’, and thus, Bangalore got its name. Bangalore was also ruled by the several Maharajas of Mysore. 
Tourist Attractions in Bangalore
The major tourist attractions in Bangalore are the Bull Temple, Vidhan Saudha, Lalbagh and the Tipu Sultan's Palace. The main attraction in Bangalore is the bull temple. This temple was constructed in the 16th century AD. The main attraction of the temple is the sacred huge monolithic Nandi bull after which the temple has been named. The Vidhan Saudha is a four storeyed building which was built after the India's independence. The Vidhan Saudha houses the State Legislative Assembly and part of the secretariat. Another major attraction in Bangalore is the Lalbagh. Lalbagh is a botanical garden, which is spread over 240 acres of land. This beautiful garden was laid by Hyder Ali in 1760 and later developed by Tipu Sultan. This garden houses over 1,800 species of rare herbs, plants and centuries-old trees. 
Shopping in Bangalore
Bangalore is known for the Mysore silk, Silk Saris, Sandalwood items, inlay work with rose wood, brass and ivory artifacts, and lambani jewellery. For silk saris and cloth, the Karnataka Silk Industries Corporation runs show rooms at the Mahatma Gandhi Road and the Kempe Gowda Road. The other main shopping areas of the city are the Kempe Gowda Road, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Jayachamarajendra Road, Jayanagar Shopping Complex, Russel Market and Commercial Street. Bangalore is the city of Shopping Malls covering large Shopping Complexes.
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