Bangalore is the capital of Karnataka, a state in India. It is a modern city, with a population of around 5 million people, which makes it the third largest city in India. The city is located in the southeastern part of Karnataka, and is about equidistant from the Bay of Bengal on the east and the Arabian Sea to the west, and is a little more than 300 miles from the southern tip of India. The weather in Bangalore is for the most part pleasant year round.
Over the past few years Bangalore has become a city known for its tech industry, and is sometimes called the Silicon Valley of India. This has also caused the city to become a bit more westernized than other cities in India.