Bengaluru is extremely well-connected by regular flights from Delhi, Mumbai and most other important cities in India and also has international carriers flowing in and out of the Bengaluru International Airport, which is located about 40 kilometres from the main city. A taxi from the airport would take about 45 minutes to reach the city.
Bengaluru is well-connected by a network of buses from cities like Goa, Mumbai, Pune, Coimbatore and Bengaluru and various states of India. The options range from regular buses to air-conditioned, Volvo and sleeper coaches. While some of the buses are run by Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation, there are also a number of private bus operators who run inter-city buses to and from Bengaluru.
Bengaluru has two important railway stations - Bengaluru City Railway Station and Yeswantpur Junction. Both railway stations have regular trains running from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and other major cities. For travelling within Bengaluru, there is Namma Metro (with limited connectivity), which an intra-city rail network is set up by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation.
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Transportation in Bangalore
Travelling around the city by bus is perhaps the cheapest and one of the most convenient ways. The bus ticket prices are somewhat costlier than most of the other states but the service is top-notch.
You can avail buses to and from any part of Bangalore. The buses display the route number in English while the destination of the bus and the route information is displayed in Kannada. You would need to know the route number of your destination before boarding the bus.
You can find route numbers on the official website of Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation. The ordinary city buses are white and blue in colour. The red buses ply to and from the adjoining suburbs while the black display board buses run within the city.
You can hire a car or taxi from the airport, the railway station or one of the car rental agencies in the city. Hired cars or taxis are a good way to move around the city and explore all that it has to offer. However, parking might be a problem in some of the crowded market areas.
One of the simplest and best ways to travel around the city is in an auto rickshaw. Auto-rickshaws are easily available throughout the city at all hours of the day.
Bangalore is the capital city of Karnataka and lies in the southeast part of the state. Situated in the Mysore Plateau (a region of the larger Deccan Plateau), Bangalore is positioned at 12.97° N 77.56° E and covers an area of 2,190 square kilometres. Bangalore is a landlocked city.
Notes currencies cards
The currency of India is Indian Rupee. You can withdraw money from the ATMs in the city. Credit cards are widely accepted and you can use them at almost all the stores and shops in Bangalore.
Almost every hotel and known restaurant or bar offers free WiFi services to its patrons. There are several free WFi hotspots across Bangalore too.
The legal age for consumption of alcohol in Karnataka is 21.
Tipping is an important part of etiquette to be observed while touring anywhere in India. Its a common practice to tip the waiters at restaurants and the cab drivers while sightseeing.
This city has a low crime rate and therefore considered relatively safe. However, petty crimes like pickpocketing or bag snatching are common. Its advisable to always be cautious of your surroundings and avoid visiting isolated areas.
Languages spoken: Kannada, Hindi, English, Telugu, Tamil
Time zones: UTC + 5.5 hours
Domestic international calling codes: 080
Electricity standards: 220 Volts
Plug Type: BS 546 5 A Plug