Bengaluru, also known as Bengaluru (Kannada) is the capital of the Indian State of Karnataka. Bengaluru is nicknamed the Garden City and was once called a Pensioner's Paradise. Located on the Deccan Plateau in the south-eastern part of Karnataka, Bengaluru is India's third most populous city.


Bengaluru has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw) with distinct wet and dry seasons. Due to its high elevation, Bengaluru usually enjoys a more moderate climate throughout the year, although occasional heat waves can make summer somewhat uncomfortable.


It has a population of more than 8 million and a metropolitan population of around 11 million, making it the third most populous city and fifth most populous urban agglomeration in India.


Bengaluru's diversity notwithstanding, the city's primary spoken language, lingua franca, and chief administrative language is Kannada, the state language of Karnataka, listed in the 2011 Census as the mother tongue of 44.62% of the city's population


Transport in Bengaluru consists of several intracity commute modes such as BMTC buses, Namma Metro rail services, taxis and auto rickshaws, as well as several intercity forms of transport: Government operated KSRTC, NWKRTC, KKRTC, other states RTC buses, Private bus operators, trains, and flights.