Bengaluru, India Meeting Planning Overview
Bangalore, now officially known as Bengaluru, the capital of the state of Karnataka, is one of the most enterprising and forward-looking metropolis of India. The "Garden City" is popular for its year-round pleasant climate, greenery, and monuments. It has emerged as a giant IT hub and the business nerve center that had contributed exceptionally to the globalization of India. The most common language amongst the Bangaloreans is Kannad, however a significant part of the city speaks English.
With a highly educated population, remarkably advanced IT infrastructure, first-rate education and research institutions, conducive state policies, and enjoyable climate, Bangalore is the city that engendered the IT revolution in India and hence is popularly known as the Silicon Valley of the country. Well-constructed roads, gorgeous parks and gardens, lavish shopping malls, busy marketplaces, ancient monuments-all add to the charisma of this city and makes it one of the most developed cities in South India in terms of tourism business potential.
To add to its glory, Bangalore offers a wide range of premier meeting venues suited to host events of any scale and size. Some notable venues include Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), with exhibition space of 60,000 square meters and conference space of 2,500 square meters, MLR Convention Centre at JP Nagar and Whitefield with world-class facilities for all types of corporate and social gatherings, Vivanta by Taj at Whitefield offering 199 sleep rooms and a unique 5-star hotel experience, Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway with 2,000 square meters of banqueting space and 230 sleep rooms, The Ritz-Carlton Bangalore, a 5 star luxury hotel with a very strategic location offering more than 1,700 square meters of meeting space, and The Leela Palace Bengaluru with 357 rooms and suites and close to 2,000 square meters of banquet space.