Copyright 2017, Mount Carmel College, Conference, Bengaluru, Karnataka, INDIA.  All Rights Reserved Bannerghatta National Park Lalbagh Botanical Gardens Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium ISKCON Temple Bangalore Palace Vidhan Soudha Click thumbnail to enlarge Shiva Mandir Visvesvarya Technological Museum Wonderla Water Park State Central Library Bangalore Metro Train Bangalore Fort Bengaluru (also called Bangalore) is the capital of India's southern Karnataka  state. Located on Deccan Plateau, Bangalore is the third most populous city in  India and is dubbed the 'Indian Silicon Valley' due to its role as the country's  leading exporter of information technology. At the altitude of 3,000 feet, the city is renowned worldwide for its good temperature round the year and is among  the top 10 best places to invest in the world.   Bangalore is also a centre of renowned colleges, academic institutions,  important central government establishments, scientific and research institutes  and organizations such as the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Indian Institute  of Management (Bangalore) (IIMB), and National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS). Numerous public sector heavy industries,  technology companies, aerospace, telecommunications, and defense  organizations, such as Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Hindustan  Aeronautics Limited (HAL), National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Bharat  Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Indian Space Research Organization  (ISRO), Infosys, and Wipro are headquartered in the city. A demographically  diverse city, Bangalore is a major economic and cultural hub and the second-  fastest growing major metropolis in India. Bangalore is listed fourth among the  top 15 cities contributing to India's overall GDP.