I will be living in Bangalore during my Exchange program at IIMB. The city seems to be exciting and cosmopolite (i.e. mix of people from all parts of India). The only downside: Bangalore's nightlife has recently been curtailed by police and all bars and nightclubs must now close no later than 11.30pm.
Bangalore is the capital and largest city of the South Indian state of Karnataka. Unlike other parts of India which are extremely hot in the summer months, Bangalore enjoys a relatively mild climate year round.
With about 5.7 million inhabitants (2001 Census), Bangalore is India's fifth largest city. Besides Kannada, Karnataka's official language, other major languages spoken in Bangalore are English, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.
After India gained independence in 1947, Bangalore evolved into a manufacturing hub for heavy industries. Nowadays, Bangalore is known as the Silicon Valley of India because of its position as the nation's leading IT exporter.
Update: In December 2005, the Government of Karnataka announced that it had accepted a proposal to rename Bangalore to Bengaluru.