Bengaluru the capital city of Karnataka is the most sought out cosmopolitan city in India. Bengaluru is known as the "Silicon Valley of India" because of its role as the nation's leading information technology (IT) exporter. Indian technological organizations ISRO, Infosys and Wipro are headquartered in the city. A demographically diverse city, Bangalore is the second fastest-growing major metropolis in India. It is home to many educational and research institutions in India, such as Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Indian Institute of Management -Bangalore) (IIMB), National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT),National Institute of Design, (NID R&D Campus), National Law School of India University (NLSIU) and National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS).
Bengaluru has become an amalgam of modernization and development with a hint of its glorious history. Bengaluru is best known for making all over the world a home. Bengaluru has an active night culture and is home to over 800 clubs and bars. The city is also referred to by many as the "Pub Capital of India". Eating out is another passion for Bangaloreans. The variety in terms of cuisines, types and themes that Bangalore restaurants offer is diverse and caters to every taste.
Bengaluru is also recognized as a medical tourism hotspot with the array of state of the art hospitals dotting the horizon. On the tourism front, Bengaluru is a perfect base camp from when one can organize a tours ranging from a day to a week. As it is a cosmopolitan and global city, it is a shopper's delight.
Bengaluru us well connected to rest of the country and the world by air, rail and road. Locally Bengaluru has one of country best transport systems be it bus, autorickshows, taxis, metro trains, etc. Bengaluru has 2 important Railway Stations – Bengaluru City Railway Station and Yeswantpur Junction with both stations have regular trains running to all major cities in India. Bengaluru is also well connected by Road to all major neighboring states with options ranging from Air Condtioned Volvo and Sleeper coaches. The Kempegowda International Airport which is located 40 kms away from the main city is extremely well connected by regular flights within and outside India
Geographical Location of Bengaluru: Latitudinal Parallels: 12 degree 8' North Longitudinal Meridians: 77 degree 37' East.
CLIMATE: The city of Bengaluru experiences a very favourable weather through the year. The city is located in the Deccan plateau of souther peninsular India and is situated at a height of 949 meters above sea level. Temperature – highest maximum of 34-36 degrees Celsius in peak summer and lowest minimum of 14-16 degree Celsius in winter. The average annual rainfall in Bengaluru is 859mm. The weather in Bengaluru is neither too humid nor too dry. The warmest month in Bengaluru is April and May and coldest in December and January.
Bengaluru is nicknamed the Garden City is famous for its beautiful parks and was once called a Pensioner's Paradise, city has several beautifully laid green spaces that help you take a break and relax in the lap of nature and the city is also known for its avenues, impressive buildings, heritage centres, excellent shopping and pleasant Climate. These qualities make Bengaluru a magnificent place to visit, a delightful destination in its own right as well as the gateway to Southern India.
Kannada is the main language of Bengaluru, Karnataka. As it is a cosmopolitan city all other languages are also spoken fluently. The official language of the conference is English.