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Cityscapes Bangalore -- Part 1

Namma Ooru Bengaluru -- "our Shining Bangalore":
the City of Gardens, the City of Campuses, the Silicon Valley of India and the state capital of Karnataka.

Its home to a million people and a huge number of hi-tech and computer-related industries, often within huge corporate campuses. It also is home to a plethora of world-class universities, colleges and schools, with their own in-city campuses. Bangalore boasts some of the oldest and most stunning architecture in India as well as explosion of new development and beautiful new buildings.

-Jai

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Bangalore Medical University




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Centennial (under construction)




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Du Parc Trinity




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Electronics City

Electronics City is an new development industrial park located off Hosur Road, on the outskirts of Bangalore. Reserved exclusively for electronics companies, its spread over 330 acres, and is home to over a hundred industries including Motorola, Infosys, Siemens, ITI, and Wipro. Though it's still under construction but already many great-looking buildings are located here.













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Embassy Heights




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I-Flex HQ

I Flex Solutions' new headquarters accommodates 1,500 employees and has two wings comprising of Development and Corporate Blocks. The Corporaate Block is a cable stayed structure, the only one of its kind in the whole of South East Asia. The unique design eliminates columns inside the building, which provides greater space inside. The Development Block will house the product development and support infrastructure.




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IBM Building




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International Technology Park (ITPL)

The ITPL its a world-class tech park established in 1997. It is a joint project between the Karnataka the State Government, the TATA Group and a Singapore Consortium.












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Indian Institute of Management (IIM) - Bangalore

Another example of Bangalore being the City of Campuses, the IIM at Bangalore was established in 1973, and the 100 acre campus is located on Bannerghatta Road. The buildings are built of stone, and are encircled by lush verdant woods and beautiful, fragrant gardens.



















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Great pictures Jai, especially the IIMB pictures. Our IIMs are so much in the news but we rarely get to see what they look from inside.

The same with with the IITs.
 

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Indian Institute of Science (IISc)







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Infosys Campus

Some Residential Blocks-








Corporation Building-


Development Blocks-


Education and Research Block-


Foodcourt and Pool-



Conference Hall-




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Insignia Business Park (under construction)






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Knowledge Park (under construction)












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Leela Palace Hotel




















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Mantri Elegence




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Millenia






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Motorola Building






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Palm Medows

American-style subdivisions are popping up all around Bangalore, with houses reflecting the indigenous Bungalow style. One such example is Palm Medows






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Oberoi Hotel






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Prestige Obelisk (under construction)




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RMZ Ecoworld Campus (under construction)










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RMZ Titanium




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Sri Sathya Sai General Hospital

This huge, state-of-the-art specialty hospital specializes in heart and eye surgery, and provides free health care to the poor. Its built like a temple and is completely non-commerical, by devotees of Sathya Sai Baba.




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Shankar Narayan Tower




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Sheshadri Iyer Memorial Hall

Home of the state central library, the historic building is located in Cubbon Park




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South City






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Sri Radha Krishna Temple

This huge ISKON temple is one of the largest in Bangalore. Its located on top of a small hill, and is known for its carvings and beauty.








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The Estate




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U.B. Group (planned)






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Vayudooth Chambers




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Wipro Campus

Yes, its really that green ;)











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Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri

Built in 1956 in Bangaloreian Granite, the Vidhana Soudha houses the State Legislature and the Secretariat. It is located next to the Attara Kacheri, home of the Karnataka High Court, and is built in the neo-Dravidian style of architecture.

This picture gives a sense of how huge the Vidhana Soudha (white) and the Attara Kacheri (red) is-




















Attara Kacheri- This elegant two-storeyed building is directly opposite the Vidhana Soudhaa and was built around the same time.





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Jai......keep bring them. I'm loving it.

Bangaloooore....The garden city/Silicon Valley of India.

I like those American style mansions that have come up. Love to see the interiors of them. They look so posh.
 

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Cityscapes Bangalore -- Part 2

Namma Ooru Bengaluru -- "our Shining Bangalore":
Part 2 of the photo-thread. (Part one can be found here)


Now for some pictures that show you the Bangalorean essence


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Bangalore Arials






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Bangalore Night Shots








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Brigade Road

One of the main arteries of Bangalore, Brigade Road is one of the largest shopping avenues in Asia, and is a beehive of activity 24 hours a day.














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Bugle Rock and Kempegowda Temple

Bugle Rock is a unique rock outcropping located in the city that is formed from some of the oldest surface rocks in the world, over 3000 million years old. The rock got its name from the watchtower erected by Kempe Gowda, the founder of Bangalore, which warned the people of the city of the advent of intruders by a bugle call.






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Lalbagh Gardens




















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"M. G." Road





















Mahatma Gandhi Park-




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A Few Bangalore Temples







Temple next to Jumma Masjid, the largest mosque in Bangalore, with its exquisite Sultinate architecture-









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Ramohalli Banyan

The suburb of Ramohalli has a famous sacred banyan tree. Spread over four acres, the tree is more than three hundred years old and is the largest tree of its kind in Karnataka. It has an impressive root system and houses a whole city of monkeys.








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Bangalore Street Scenes




















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Hope you liked :drunk:

-Jai
 

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Thanks guys, respect goes out to the original photographers (not me)

Obviously this is the same thraed I had posted in the skyline forum, except, now I broke it in 2 so that your computer needn't commit hara kari trying to load it... that and I got those original images the hell of my own personal sever :p


I have some more new Bangalore pics, which I'll post in a third thread tomorrow

Peace,
Jai
 
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