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About the Bengaluru (Bangalore), India Program

The Bengaluru program is a USAC specialty program. Learn more about on-site program elements and the city itself below.

About Bengaluru

A student standing in the tea fields of Bengaluru, India. Students exploring the historic sites in Bengaluru, India.

  • Distance from Mumbai: 610 miles
  • Distance from Kolkata: 1,173 miles

Bengaluru is the third largest city in India. It was founded in the sixteenth century by a Hoysala king and was ruled by the maharajas of Mysore throughout much of its history. Today it is the capital of the state of Karnataka and one of India’s most modern cities with malls, bargain shopping centers, espresso shops, nightclubs, and multi-cuisine restaurants. Bengaluru’s Electronic City Industrial Park has also become the world’s second largest producer of software. Bengaluru is at the heart of the information technology and business outsourcing boom in South Asia and many multinational high-tech companies have offices here: Oracle is located right next door to Christ University. Its abundance of parks and gardens, many built by the British Raj, has earned it the nickname "Garden City." It also is endowed with a pleasant sub-tropical climate (55°-80°F). March through May is the warmest season and most of the rain falls between June and September, leaving the air clean and fresh.