Off late, Namma Bengaluru is in the news. To begin with, the report that Bangalore (Bengaluru) has grown by more than 50% in population in the last decade, then the Metro launch, and now the report by Lonely Planet – the influential travel guide, that Bangalore is the 3rd best city to visit next year. London and Muscat (Oman) are the top two in the list.
London, which hosts the 2012 Olympics and celebrations marking the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II tops the list, followed by Muscat.
Bangalore coming on the list is something of a surprise. I am still trying to search the qualifications required for Bangalore to qualify to this. Though it is a privilege to be in this list, the current infrastructure and state-of-affairs in Bangalore leaves a lot for us to imagine Bangalore to be in the list. Nevertheless, it is a great honor for us all at Bangalore.
Top 10 cities
2. Muscat, Oman
3. Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
4. Cadiz, Spain
6. Guimaraes, Portugal
7. Santiago, Chile
8. Hong Kong
9. Orlando, Florida, USA
10. Darwin, Australia
Original link : http://news.yahoo.com/london-named-2012s-top-city-160022462.html