Visit Bengaluru - Best of Bengaluru

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.

Bengaluru Travel Tips

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.

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Facts and Stats for Bengaluru*

  • Pollution Statistics in Bengaluru

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

    • Air Pollution 73.76 (High)
    • Water Pollution 78.06 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 63.4 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 70.85 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 61.78 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 78.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 68.78 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 49.88 (Moderate)
  • Bengaluru: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Bengaluru for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bengaluru.

    • Burglary and Theft 42.14 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 47.51 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 41.34 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 77.08 (High)
    • Car Stealing 41.96 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 46.71 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 44.84 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 37.63 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 44.14 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 44.45 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 32.33 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 48.67 (Moderate)
  • Living in Bengaluru - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Bengaluru is 126.97 (High)

    • Safety Index 52.89 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 89.39 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 82.5 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 53.7 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 26.29 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 68.04 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.36 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 90.88 (Moderate)
    • 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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Bengaluru

    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 4.16 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.05 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 49.77 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 33.87 USD

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

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