India's pride, Bengaluru is nearly 500 years old and has grown from a small time settlement when Kempe Gowda, the architect of Bengaluru, built a mud fort in 1537 and his son marked the city boundaries by erecting four watch towers. Today Bengaluru has grown well beyond those four towers into a sprawling metropolis of more than 6 million people and is referred to as the Silicon Valley of India - accounting for more than 35 percent of India's software exports.
Bengaluru's temperate climate, high quality educational, scientific and technology institutions coupled with a thriving IT and Bio-Technology and manufacturing industry makes Bengaluru one of the most sought after global destinations. India's pride and widely regarded as the Silicon Valley of the east, Bengaluru is now a metropolis of unusual characteristics, also the Knowledge Capital of the country. Bruhat Bengaluru is at the van guard of cultural, intellectual and social developments.
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike is keen to establish a durable and wholesome relationship with all the constituents, who are proud to call the City of Bengaluru as their "own".