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Welcome to Bangalore

Bangalore

Bangalore
Continent:  Asia
Country: India
Population: 8,443,675 (2011)
Dialing Code: +91-22
Time zone: IST (UTC+5:30)
Language: Marathi

 

 

 

Bangalore officially known as Bangaluru is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. Located in Southern India on the Deccan Plateau at 3000ft above sea level, Bangalore is known for its pleasant climate throughout the year.

Once called the “Garden city of India” and the” Pensioner’s Paradise” , this cosmopolitan city is known today as the silicon Valley of India because of its role in leading the nations IT innovations.

Few Cities in the World have the power to attract and motivate a casual visitor to move there permanently. Blush green gardens, good weather, vintage coffee houses are some of the key things that are usually tagged along with Bangalore

Information & Facts

Activities

Picture a handy hub of beaches and temple towns all wrapped up in a cosmopolitan city and you have Bangaluru. For travelers this means plenty of modern creature comforts – gleaming new hotels, upscale restaurants, air-conditioned shopping malls, multi screen cinemas and much more.

Can abundance of activities await visitors which include but not limited to: Bike tours, Camping , Rock climbing, Kayaking, Watching cricket , hiking and cave exploration. Bangalore has a very active outdoors scene is fast becoming the melting pot for entrepreneurs, adventure seekers, expats, migrants and such. Sightseeing tours are also available. 

Climate

Bangalore has a tropical Savannah climate with its distinct wet and dry seasons.  This moderate climate ensures guests can pay a visit all year round. Enjoy comfortable summers and warm winters. However the best time to visit is between September and March when the temperature drops.

The monsoon rain falls abundantly between July and September when it’s hot and humid so avoid this period if you can.

Eating Out

Bangalore is far from the sea and as such the quality of seafood can vary. Some of the higher end and popular seafood places may not meet the needs of all.

Like any modern city, the blend of cuisine on offer is derived from the diversity of cultures and livelihoods that the city sustains. Hence visitors can choose from the across cuisines and enjoy a flattering variety of delicacies according to their own wishes and cravings.
There is a subtle dominance of south-indian and Udupi cuisine. You can also indulge in the lip smaking local street food .

Getting Around

Transport Bangalore is by road, metro or on foot, the roads can however be difficult, so your best option is to use metered auto-rickshaws or tuk-tuks which are cheap and affordable.

If you arrive in Bangalore via train, at the main train station there is an office near the taxis/auto-rickshaws which will print-out a pre-paid receipt for your ride. The service costs 1 Rs, but will save you a potentially large amount of money by giving you an accurate value for your ride. This also allows you to avoid haggling with the driver and acts as an official price agreement in the event that the driver wants to dispute the price of the ride.

Kids Attractions

Visit Wonderla, one of the famous entertainment parks that is well known for its variety of rides or the Bangalore Aquarium which is the 2nd largest aquarium in India and is located in Cubbon Park.

Language

Hindi is the official language of India and, used by about 40% of the population, India’s most widely spoken. English is also enshrined in the constitution for a wide range of official purposes. In addition, 18 regional languages are recognised by the constitution. These include Bengali, Gujarati, Oriya and Punjabi, which are used in respective regions, and Tamil and Telugu, which are common in the south. Other regional languages include Kannada, Malayalam and Marathi.

Money

The offical currency is the Rupee. In major cities, the full cadre of banks cards are generally accepted including debit cards, American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa. However, in smaller towns and villages, choice is generally narrowed to cash or MasterCard and Visa.

Negatives

Bangalore is a relatively safe city during day time. However, most of Bangalore practically shuts down a little before midnight - even very safe residential areas can be very desolate by 11 PM.

Night Life

Bengaluru has a reputation for being one of India’s most modern, cosmopolitan cities for nightlife, but local licensing laws prohibit alcohol from being served after around 2300. This means evenings out start and finish early, but locals still fit in plenty of partying.

Bengaluru drinkers are fickle and pubs, bars and lounges come and go, though a few stalwarts have stood the test of time.
 

Restaurants

The Bengaluru restaurant scene is forever evolving and it is just as easy picking up paniyarams (battered black lentil balls) from a hot plate along VV Puram Thindi Beedi (Food Street) as it is sushi with sake and edible flowers at a high-end Japanese eatery. Look out for Miltry Hotels, which once catered for soldiers but now cheap, quick eats, but be cautious of their hygiene conditions.

Shopping

Shopping in Bengaluru offers a wealth of choice, from handmade arts and crafts to beautiful silk saris. Bangalore provides a wide range of options for shoppers. One can buy many things ranging from clothing to electronic goods and vehicles. Being an IT city, Bangalore provides all kind of services but one might find things to be costlier. Many visitors come to Bangalore searching only for sandalwood carvings and silk saris and so miss out on the true Bangalore shopping experience.

The UB City and Vittal Mallya Road are Page-3 shopping areas. You'll find brands like Versace, Louis Vuitton, Kimaya in the UB City. Vittal Mallya Road's got shopping places like The Collective which is a shop only for men, too bad! Armani, Versace, Boss, you name it they have it. There's even Canary Blue and Esprit on the same road.

The M.G Road/Brigade Road area is the most popular place for tourists, and these two roads are filled with shops of every kind, whether it be traditional handicrafts or the latest western wear (this is especially true for Brigade Road).

Sightseeing

There are lots of tourist attractions and landmarks to visit. The legislative  house of the statate of Karnataka is a good place to start. Temples such as the Bull Temple, Maha Bodhi Society Temple, ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple & Gavi Gangadeshwara Cave Temple also provide attractive buildings.

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