Why is Bengaluru called the Silicon Valley of India?
Bangalore has been the IT capital of India since the late 1980s.
In many ways, the culture, climate and progressive nature of
entrepreneurs of Bangalore are conducive to innovative business,
much like the San Francisco Bay Area, specifically Santa Clara and
San Jose. This region of California is known as Silcon Valley owing
to the predominance of semiconductor manufacturers, which paved the
way to the high-tech and IT dominance of the area. Bangalore has
been likened to this region and is hence known as the Silicon
Valley of India. I also suspect it has something to do with the
geography - Bangalore is actually on a plateau, but is also
somewhat nestled between some mountainous regions, lending veracity
to the 'Valley' part of its moniker.