Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore) is one of India’s largest cities, with a population of around eight million people. Lying in the south-east corner of Karnataka state, it is one of fastest growing and wealthiest parts of the country, offering Lonely Planet, “a benevolent climate, a modern metro system, and a burgeoning drinking, dining and shopping scene”. Often referred to as India’s ‘Garden City’, Bengaluru benefits from numerous local scenic spots including the Lalbagh Botanical Garden (laid out in the 18th century), Cubbon Park, Hesaraghatta Lake and Chamaraja Lake Reservoir.
The reference to a benevolent climate reflects the consistency of the temperatures which arise from the city’s elevation at 950m above sea level. Daily maximums rarely rise above 35°C and rarely fall below 25°C with plenty of sunshine throughout the year.
Our campus is being constructed on a large greenfield site to the north of the city centre, near to the international airport and very close to the main ring road. It therefore benefits from being away from the busy central area, yet close enough to be easily accessible to the city, with both traditional Indian and modern global attractions within a stone’s throw. Both the brand new JW Marriott Hotel and its Prestige Golfshire Resort can be found within a few miles, as can be Devanahalli Fort, which was originally built in 1501.