Bengaluru Tourism

Also known as Bengaluru, Bangalore is the capital city of state of Karnataka. Popular as “The Garden City”, it is dotted with gardens and green retreats that are definitely a treat to eyes. It is a teeming metropolis which is home to many industries from both, the private and public sector. But its main claim to fame is its worldwide significance as an IT Hub and a favored BPO city. Bangalore is on par with the other metropolises in the country as far as industry and infrastructure are concerned. Situated on the Deccan plateau in south eastern Karnataka, Bangalore is a rich city, both culturally and economically. With so many tourist attractions and places to visit of diverse fields, this South Indian city will awe you.

Endowed with a beautiful weather that remains constant throughout the year, this city today looks enticing with its dazzling dining, drinking and shopping scene. Representative of the modern face of India, this city is strewn with many attractions that consist of historic, cultural, religious and scenic. The colonial era heritage stands well preserved and glimpses well amidst the modern day skyscrapers and neon lit buildings. It is because of its overwhelming IT presence that this city has earned the title of being the Silicon Valley of India. The highlights here include: Cubbon Park, Vidhana Soudha with its gigantic Neo-Dravidian legislative building, Bangalore Palace and Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, to name a few. Each one of you must take Bangalore tour at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Bangalore.

Essential travel information and Bengaluru tips for your visit

Essential Information

  • Time Zone: Indian Time Zone, UTC+05:30hours. Daylight Saving Time (DST) changes do not necessarily occur on the same date every year.
  • Currency: Currency used in Bangalore is Indian Rupees.
  • Electricity: 220-240 volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second.
  • Internet: 3G connections are available in almost all the hotels in the city.
  • Languages: Language spoken in Bangalore is Kannada but English and Hindi is also understood.

Security

  • Police Control Room: 100
  • Fire: 101
  • Accident: 103

Tipping

  • Tipping is generally expected for the services rendered.

Customs

  • If you are visiting any of the temples, please leave your footwear well outside the temple (most temples have designated places for the same), wash your feet and only then enter the temple.

Tips

  • Do not carry water bottles into Jain temples. They do not allow the same in.
  • Do not be surprised if you walk into a restaurant and order food and they serve it without any cutlery, we in India are very used to eating with our hands.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Bengaluru

  • Know the pollution level of Bengaluru before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 73.75 (High)
    • Water Pollution 79.03 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 65.1 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 71.89 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 62.57 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 78.26 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 68.89 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50.45 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Bengaluru for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bengaluru.

    • Burglary and Theft 45.72 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 49.83 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 44.94 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 78.19 (High)
    • Car Stealing 44.02 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 47.95 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 47.9 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 42.08 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 69.66 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 41.91 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 46.24 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 35.84 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 51.37 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Bengaluru is 112.96 (High)

    • Safety Index 50.52 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 89.39 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 82.96 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 53.1 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 27.13 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 66.64 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.09 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 64.77 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bengaluru

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.19 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 48.62 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 32.36 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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