Did you know?

Bangalore was the first city in India to receive electricity.

Bangalore has produced the highest number of professionals in USA – almost 60% of Indian population abroad are from Bangalore.

Bangalore’s Lalbagh botanical gardens is credited to have one of the most diverse man made collection of flora.

Bangalore has produced the maximum number of scientists considered for Nobel Prize nominations (from India).

Bangalore is the only city in India with maximum number of temples, mosques, churches & gurdwaras.

Bangalore University produces maximum number of doctors in India.

And this is the most amazing:
Bangalore was founded in 2nd Century and still has the same infrastructure drainage & sanitary systems – the oldest in the world.

Facts courtesy: http://www.karnataka.com/tourism/bangalore/facts.shtml

4 Comments so far

  1. shek (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 9:06 pm

    I never knew that Karnataka tourism would fib to this extent to promote Bangalore.All this can hardly be believed.Makes for a good comedy movie.

  2. rubic_cube (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 9:13 pm

    Hmmm.. no wonder we see so many drains leaking when it starts drizzling. :-)

    Caught all this info at the Tourism Fair @ Kanteerava Stadium?

  3. Prashanth (unregistered) on July 17th, 2006 @ 11:59 am

    Bangalore is the only city in India (or is it Asia?) where Railway station, Interstate road transport and local transport are at the same place.

  4. kris (unregistered) on July 17th, 2006 @ 5:05 pm

    Are they proud to say that “oldest drainage system in the world”.
    Is it promotion or demotion. Drainage system to withstand 1000 people still being used for 1million people.

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