Bangalore is the melting pot of a number of cultures & traditions, the city’s 62% population is considered as immigrants it is making Bangalore as one of the most ethnically diverse cities in India.
Bangalore with the advent of liberalization and the emergence IT & BPO, the culture went through a drastic change.
The most celebrated traditionl festivals in Bangalore are Dasara, Karaga, Deepavali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Ugadi, Sankranthi, Eid ul-Fitr, and Christmas.
Bangalore is also knows as Garden City of India, for its greenery and the presence of many parks in the entire city Bangalore is also a major center of Indian classical music and dance.
Classical music and dance recitals are widely held throughout the year and particularly during the Ramanavami and Ganesha Chaturthi festivals.
Bangalore has a wide and varied mix of restaurant types and cuisines, among that Udupi restaurants are very popular and serve predominantly vegetarian, regional cuisine.
Besides Kannada, other major languages spoken in the city are English, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. 80% of Bangalore's population is Hindu. Muslims comprise 13% of the population. Christians and Jains account for 6% and 1% of the population. Anglo-Indians also form a substantial group within the city. Women make up 47.5% of Bangalore's population. Bangalore has the second highest literacy rate (83%) for an Indian metropolis, after Mumbai. Roughly 10% of Bangalore's population lives in slums, a relatively low proportion when compared to other cities in the developing world such as Mumbai (50%) and Nairobi (60%).
The city has a vibrant English and regional language theater scene with organizations such as Ranga Shankara and Chowdaiah Memorial Hall leading the way. Bangalore is also sometimes called as the "Pub Capital of India" and is one of the premier places to hold international rock concerts.