Beware of strangers
Please be careful of people trying to offer you more than u request you.Beware of Auto drivers.Always insist on metered autos.Do not talk to strangers who offer you food or cold drinks to be " friends".
You can ask people on the streets for any address/directions etc.People are friendly in Bangalore, but there are "overfriendly" type of people too.
Dont walk on lonely streets in the night.Keep away from drunkards
People won't tell you if they don't know
Indian people have a tendency to be unable to admit they don't know something, especially if you ask them directions. They will tell you they know exactly how to go where you want to go and in fact invent a route on the spot. If you ask another person, you will probably get a widely different answer. They don't do this out of malice but I believe that, culturally, it would be a loss of face for them to admit they don't know.
Unique Suggestions: Ask several people and go for the most probable answer. Have a map with you as well. Don't hesitate to nicely tell them you have been told something widely different by the previous person you asked. At the end of the day, they will get out of their way to help you.
Don't depend on any unknown...
Don't depend on any unknown person. Be careful about picpocketers.
Mysore was the political capital of the Wodeyar dynasty which ruled the state of Karnataka for some 150 years till the independence of the country from the British. These kings were great patrons of art and culture and Mysore was the cultural capital of the south under the rule of the Wodeyars. The Wodeyars made the Dasara festival an event.
City of Palaces
To showcase the rich culture and heritage of the town. Even to this date this celebration of the Dasara which is a 10 day celebration during the month of Oct/ Nov is a spectacular event to watch.
Mysore is a city of palaces, gardens, shady avenues and sacred temples and retains some of the charm of the old world with its many institutions that propagate Carnatic Classical music and dance.
Although cheap accommodation...
Although cheap accommodation is on most backpakers lists...beware of the location in Banglaore. Make sure it's not near the area surrounding the train station - unless ofcause you are able to sleep with lots of noise going on. The traffic, horns, music, talking, shouting etc etc just continues all through the night as most shops close very late and open very early. I think there was a brief half hour of silence between 2:45 and 3:15am I'm not quite sure when the locals acutally sleep.
1 . Do not keep your valuables...
1 . Do not keep your valuables unattended during your stay at anywhere.
2 . Don't beleive any new fellow who is trying to help you suddenly.
3 . Don't open your whole amount infrount of any one. keep a necessary amount only in your hand.
4 . City Taxi is best thing to travel in and arround bangalore.
5 . count your change after purchasing an items
Don't eat food that is offered...
Don't eat food that is offered to you on the street. The food was laying there for a long time or isn't warm enough. You will surely get stomachproblems from it.
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