Shri Balvender Kumar, IAS Secretary (Mines) Ministry of Mines Government of India
Bengaluru is known as the "Silicon Valley of India" because of its role as the nation's leading information technology (IT) exporter.
Apart from the nearby Kolar Gold Fields and Hutti Gold Mines, Bangalore is hosts major educational institutions such as the Indian Institute of Science (IISc),
the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) along with major Indian technological organizations such as the Indian Space Research Organization, Infosys and Wipro. A demographically diverse city, Bengaluru is the second-fastest growing major metropolis in India.
The city has a salubrious climate and the average temperatures in November are between 16-26 degrees Celsius (60-80 degrees Farenheit). With a modern international airport and good domestic connectivity by air, rail and road, Bangalore is a good hub for tourist destinations in South India, including locations of natural beauty and cultural/historical significance.