Bangalore is considered to have the best climate among all the cities in India. Bangalore is the capital of Karnataka. Located on the Mysore Plateau in southwestern Karnataka, Bangalore has an estimated metropolitan population of 6.1 million (2006), making it India's third-largest city and fifth-largest metropolitan area. Kempe Gowda I who was regarded as the architect of modern Bangalore, built a mud fort in the city and established it as a province of the Vijayanagara Empire.
Bangalore is the fastest growing city in South Asia. In a span of two decades, the city attracted a population of 18 lakh migrants.
The rapid growth of electronics and subsequently IT related industries and the excellent academic atmosphere of the city have been responsible for the rise in population. Professionals and students have come from across the country to be part of the city's industry and academia.
The city has the finest and perhaps the most expansive corporate set-up in the country, which includes IT units numbering more than a thousand.