The city is also slowly gaining recognition as the metropolis of malls and shopping complexes.
Here is a small compilation of Namma Bangalore and its distinction. Just write in if you have more such facts. They will be included in the post.
Bangalore till recently had the distinction of being the only city in the world to have a traffic crossing with manual signaling right in the middle of a flyover-the Richmond Circle flyover.
Once known as a City of lakes,
is today labeled as the city of forsaken lakes. Bangalore has recorded the highest growth within a span of 20 years. Bangalore
It also has the distinction of reporting the highest number of two-wheeler thefts in
The city has the highest traffic density in the world.
The city also has the highest number of public sectors and government organisations in
Lalbagh is among the oldest botanical garden in the world. It is one of the largest repositories of plants and shrubs in the world.
The oldest rock formation in the world and the second oldest are in
, The first is in Lalbagh and the second is the Bugle rock. Bangalore
The Bangalore torpedo-an explosive device, was invented in
The Chitra Santhe is one of the largest open art and painting events held outdoors every year in
US information technology firm to set up shop in was Texas Instruments. Bangalore
The Ramanavami music celebrations are the largest diverse carnatic music festival anywhere. There are more than three dozen well-known venues such as
Fort High School, , Shankarapuram, Jayarama Seva Mandali, Indiranagar and Malleswaram. Seshadripuram School
The Advocates Association of Bangalore is the largest such body in
. It has the maximum number of members or rather advocates. India
The High Court once housed 18 different departments of the State and hence the name Attara Kutcheri. It is the only building in
to house all the three wings of governance-Legislature, Executive and judiciary. India
The High Court heard its first PIL against its own demolition. The then Bench headed by Justice Venkatachalaiah dismissed the PIL. Later, public pressure forced the Ramakrishna Hedge Government to retain the heritage building.
The GPO building on Ambedkar Veedhi is classified as the best post office building in the world.
Bangalore brinjal or Chow Chow was first introduced in by James Cameron, the Superintendent of Lalbagh in the 19th century. Bangalore
The electronic voting machines were first manufactured in
by Bharat Electronics. They were first used in the Kerala Assembly elections in 1982. Today, they are used in all format of elections. Bangalore
The first communal disturbance in
was in June 1928 and Sir M Visvesvaraiah headed the committee to look into the issue. Bangalore
Basavanagudi and Malleswaram localities came up as an aftermath of the bubonic plague epidemic in 1898.
Domlur is named after mosquitoes. The first settlers in the area were Telugu speaking people who looked on with horror at the rather large size of the mosquitoes and called them Domulu-the Telugu word for mosquito.