About Bangalore

Best known for the Victorian-era style of architecture, Bangalore is a lovely place to visit. Being a large metropolitan city, Bangalore interests a lot of travelers and immigrants. Not just architecture, this city has a lot to offer to the tourists. Name any interest of yours, you will find it here. The beautiful nature, aesthetic sights, Historical monuments, shopping, are all examples of what this city has lots to offer. Come fall in love with this place and make wonderful memories here. Bangalore is the capital city of Karnataka, and is also known as the 'Garden City' of India as it has two famous botanical gardens: Cubbon Park and Lal Bagh. One can find lots of gardens and parks throughout the city. Bangalore gets its name from the Kannada word 'Benda Kalluru', which means 'the land of boiled beans'. The city was founded about 400 years ago by Kempe Gowda but gained prominence during the rule of Tipu Sultan. It is one of the fastest growing city of India and is also called the Silicon Valley due to a large number of Information technology companies building their headquarters here. It also has a number of notable institutions such as DRDO, ISRO, IIS, and NAL. The city is well connected with other cities. The weather and the climate of the city are ideal to stay in. 

Public Transport System

Bus, Metro, Cab, Auto Rickshaw

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Efficiency: Moderate. Cleanliness: Moderate.

Mode & Cost of Transports

BMTC buses have a wide network covering all parts of the city. The starting bus fare is Rs. 8 and varies depending on the distance.

Metros run every 15 minutes from 6 am to 10 pm, and the fares are between Rs.10 and Rs.22  depending on the distance.

Private taxis are available at the rate of around Rs.2000 / 8 hours.

Ola and Uber services are also available.

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.14
Cup of Coffee USD 1.62
Milk Carton Pack USD 0.55
Rice/Kg USD 0.76
White Bread USD 0.47
Eggs (12) USD 0.86
Combo Meal USD 3.38
Fine Dining USD 13.50
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.46
Domestic Beer USD 2.03
Imported Beer USD 3.78
Bottle of Wine USD 8.10
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 4.05
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 0.20
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 0.41
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 229.52

Do:

  • Party lovers can enjoy night life in the city until 1:00 pm. Otherwise, the clubs, pubs, and restaurants are normally only open until 11:30.
  • Leave early to avoid traffic delays and save time.
  • Watch your belongings to prevent theft.
  • Watch plays at the Rangshankara theatre, the shows date and timings are available on Book My Show.
  • Enjoy the local south Indian dosa available at the many roadside vendors or stalls
  • Carry cash as most places do not accept credit cards

Don’t:

  • Drunken driving is strictly prohibited and the police keep a check on the people.
  • Do not board crowded buses as pickpocketing is very common.
  • Don’t just accept a sreet vendor’s price. Bargain well before purchasing souvenirs as the prices are overpriced
  • Watch the roads while you walk. Be careful while walking on the streets as the roads are busy and chaotic.
  • Don’t just pay for a local cab. Try to hire pre-paid cabs to avoid being overcharged.
  • To prevent sunburns, remember to use sunscreen.

Night Life

If you are looking for some popping night life, Bangalore is the place for you. It has a lively and energetic nightlife that provides tourists with parties and enjoyment. After a long day of touring the city, energize yourself with top numbers from the best DJs in the city. Tap your feet with your besties and have fun together. The people in Bangalore are from all corners of the world, so there are lots of options available for nights out. Clubs in the city offer ambience with live performances, musical nights, DJs and fine dining and drinking options. The bars offer amazing drinks and services, and are the best options to hang out with friends on holidays and weekends to relax.

Must See

  • Enjoy the Microlight flying experience to have an amazing view of the city from the sky.
  • One can go trekking as there are many trekking sites available in the city.
  • Enjoy bowling at Amoeba.
  • Try a cycling trip to Nandi hills to watch the sunrise or sunset.
  • Take a shot at go-karting!
  • Plan a trip to the Wonder La amusement park.
  • Visit the Vidhan Sabha of Karnataka on Sunday evenings or on Public holiday evenings to see some amazing lights.
  •  Drive through the electronic city or Whitefield to see the pulse of technological hotspots of the city.

Experiences

  • Savour the original taste of the filtered coffee of south India.
  • Shopping at the MG road.
  • Take an evening walk at the Cubbon Park.
  • Enjoy some coconut water. Vendors for coconut water are found on every corner of the city.
  • Experience the winter in the Snow City.
  • Gaming cafes are there for visitors to try out virtual reality gaming.

Activities

Shopping

Balaji's Antiques and Collectibles
Antique Markets
#64 BALAJI Silk Complex, Avenue Road, Opposite Raymonds Showroom
Distance From City Center
4.0 Km
Qurio City
Antique Markets
101, Kamaraj Road, Near Shree Eye Hospital, Bharati Nagar
Distance From City Center
1.5 Km
Navrathan's Antique Art
Antique Markets
39, MG Rd
Distance From City Center
1 Km.
Vintage Shop
Antique Markets
HAL Airport Rd, Rustam Bagh Layout
Distance From City Center
6.9 Km.
Saanchi Antiques & Treasures
Antique Markets
Langford Rd, 5th Phase, Langford Town, Shanti Nagar
Distance From City Center
2.7 Km.
Sunday Market
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Arcot Srinivasa Char Cross St, Jaishree Market, Old Tharagupet, Mamulpet, Chickpet
Distance From City Center
5 Km
Kitsch Mandi
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Temple Tree Apartment Road, Indra Nagar, Sahakar Nagar, Jogupalya
Distance From City Center
16 Km.
Sunday Bazaar
Flea Markets and Bazaars
399-1, 4th Cross Rd, Veerbhadranagar 1st Phase, Opp Crystal Wines, Basavanagara
Distance From City Center
10 Km.
Sapna Arts
Handicrafts and Souviners
No 573 Avenue road, next to Banaras sweet
Distance From City Center
4.3 Km
Srinivasa Handicraft Emporium
Handicrafts and Souviners
Raja Market,Mari Munianna Lane, Avenue Rd, Dodpete, Nagarathpete
Distance From City Center
4.8 Km
Ratan Jaipur
Handicrafts and Souviners
Phoenix Market City Mall, Mahadevpura
Distance From City Center
11 Km.
Vandana Arts
Handicrafts and Souviners
#73, 21st Main, Banashankari 2nd Stage
Distance From City Center
9.2 Km
Sai Bags-SaiHandicraft
Handicrafts and Souviners
Shop No:#169, 7th Main, Near Sainik Public School, Laggere Road, Vidhana Soudha Layout, Laggere
Distance From City Center
14 Km.
Phoenix Marketcity
Shopping Malls
Whitefield Main Rd, Devasandra Industrial Estate, Mahadevpura
Distance From City Center
10.9 Km
Mantri Square Mall
Shopping Malls
Sampige Rd, Malleshwaram West
Distance From City Center
4.7 Km.
Royal Meenakshi Mall
Shopping Malls
Cave Temple Road, Hulmaue, Bannerghatta Main Rd
Distance From City Center
11.6 Km.
Orion East Mall
Shopping Malls
10/34, Dodda Banaswadi Main Road, Banaswadi Layout
Distance From City Center
5.5 Km.
  • Mysore silk sarees are famous all over the world and make great gifts.
  • Channapatna wooden toys are unique and look very beautiful.
  • Sandalwood products such as perfumes, agarbattis (incense sticks), and oils.
  • One can buy the quality spices like cardamom, pepper, and elaichi (cardamom).
  • Mysore Pak is a very famous type of candy.
  • Bronze and brass idols.
  • Rosewood inlay work paintings.
  • Wooden handicrafts.
  • Coffee powder.

Official Language

Kannada

Other Language

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Currency

Indian Rupee (INR)

Population

12.34 (Millions)

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Weather

Broken Clouds 22.65°C

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TimeZone

18:51 PM (GMT +05:30)

 

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Ambulance

100

 

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Police

102

 

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Type C
Type C ( 220 V 50 Hz)
Type D
Type D ( 230 V 50 Hz)
Type M
Type M ( 230 V 50 Hz)
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Airport Name / IATA Code

Kempegowda Bangalore International Airport - BLR

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Best time to visit

November, December, January, and February: As it is the onset of the winter season in Bangalore, the temperatures are lower, making the days not hot/humid. It is the perfect time to plan outings for tourists.

Moderate time to visit

March, April, May, and June: As the winter season is over and the temperature starts to rise, the heat might be a bit hotter than a pleasant temperature. However, the weather is still quite pleasant.

Worst time to visit

July, August, September, and October: As the monsoons start with mild to heavy rainfall, it becomes difficult to explore destinations for tourists.

Taxi

Start Tariff: INR 50.00

1 Km. Tariff: INR 15.00

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: INR 60.00

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