Bangalore bus stand is well-maintained and conveniently located opposite the city railway station. Officially named after the founder of Bangalore, 'Kempegowda' but more commonly known as 'the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus stand,' it handles buses that connect Bangalore to all major cities and states in south India. T
The main bus stand of 'the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) ,' which maintains bus services within the city, is located next to the 'Majestic Bus stand'
There are 4 major Bus stands: Majestic Bus stand near Gandhi Nagar is close to the railway station and is quite neatly organised and is easily navigable. City Market is around 2 to 3 kms away from Majestic and could daunt newcomers, since it is very disorganised. Shivajinagar in the north and Jayanagar 4th Block in the south have Bus stands as well. Most Bus stops in the city are undergoing a revamp and have good display depicting the buses that frequent the stop and the name of the stop.
Commuting by bus is an experience. I would reccommend boarding the bus at the starting point eiter Majestic or Shivaji Nagar and buying a fare to the last stop. This way you get a mini tour of Bangalore but you will also get to actaully see the real people that live in Bangalore - the traditional middle class .
A NEW ADDITION TO THE BANGALORE BUS SERVICE ARE THE AIR CONDITIONED BUSES .THEY ARE UNDOUBTEDLY MORE EXPENSIVE BUT WELL WORTH THE MONEY U PAY AS U TRAVEL IN COMFORT :)
I HAVE VISITED BANGALORE OFF AND ON HOWEVER HAVE NOT CHECKED THE CITY SO WELL ALL I KNOW IS THE RAILWAT STATION ,MAJESTIC BUS STATION AND AROUND MG ROAD...THATS ALL THE KNOWLEDGE I HAVE HOWEVER BELOW IS SOME INFO ON THE CITY.......................
The name Bangalore is an anglicised version of the city's name in the Kannada language, Bengaluru. The earliest reference to the name "Bengalooru" was found in a 9th-century Ganga Dynasty stone inscription on a "veera kallu" (literally, "hero stone", a rock edict extolling the virtues of a warrior). In this inscription found in Begur, "Bengaluru" is referred to as a place in which a battle was fought in 890. It states that the place was part of the Ganga kingdom until 1004 and was known as "Bengaval-uru", the "City of Guards" in Old Kannada. An article, published in The Hindu, states:
“ An inscription, dating back to 890 CE, shows Bengaluru is over 1,000 years old. But it stands neglected at the Parvathi Nageshwara Temple in Begur near the city...written in Hale Kannada (Old Kannada) of the 9th Century CE, the epigraph refers to a Bengalooru war in 890 in which Buttanachetty, a servant of Nagatta, died. Though this has been recorded by historian R. Narasimhachar in his Epigraphia of Carnatica (Vol. 10 supplementary), no efforts have been made to preserve it. ”
A popular anecdote (although one contradicted by historical evidence) recounts that the 11th-century Hoysala king Veera Ballala II, while on a hunting expedition, lost his way in the forest. Tired and hungry, he came across a poor old woman who served him boiled beans. The grateful king named the place "benda kaal-ooru" (Kannada: ಬೆಂದಕಾಳೂರು) (literally, "town of boiled beans"), which was eventually colloquialised to "Bengalûru". There are also theories that the name has a floral origin and is derived from the tree Benga or "Ven-kai", also known as the Indian Kino Tree (Pterocarpus marsupium
Area: 365.6 sq.km.
Altitude: 914.4 m (3000 ft) above sea level
Latitudinal Parallels: 12° 57' N
Longitudinal Meridians: 77° 37' E
Unlike other parts of India which are extremely hot in the summer months, Bangalore enjoys a relatively mild climate year round.
February to May (warmest months)
June to August (Windy - South-West Monsoon)
September to November (rainy - North-East Monsoon)
December to February (coldest months)
Highest maximum of 38 degree Celsius to lowest minimum of 14 degree Celsius
Regional Language: Kannada
Spoken Languages: Kannada,Tamil,Telugu,English and Hindi