Bangalore Travel Guide

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Bangalore Things to Do

  • Lalbagh Botanical Garden

    4 out of 5 stars

    We had a lovely experience. There were nursery stalls and a clay modelling workshop as we entered, the exhibition was well organised with adequate security and safety both for visitors and the exhibits, we saw many beautiful vertical gardens; the exhibits were not world class though. There were also some breathtaking topiary exhibits; bushes and...

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  • Cubbon Park

    Cubbon Park is one of the nicest open spaces in Bangalore. Not far from MG Road and the Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium, and the Vidhana Soudha, this is the place to stretch your legs and take lungsful of reasonably fresh air. There are statues to Queen Victoria and King Edward VII to be seen. Also, the park encloses the Seshadri Library, which is...

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  • Aquarium

    Requesting everyone not to appraoch this shop for your aquarium needs. Totally sub standard products are being handled here and a below average customer relationship. None of the items are worth the money spent. Please drop in elsewhere but definitely not here. Experience is speaking!!!!!!

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Bangalore Restaurants

  • Koshy's

    4 out of 5 stars

    The great attraction for me is that Koshy's is an old-established Bangalore eatery, which feels very much in touch with the city's history. Its decor reflects this. I have had breakfast there, and the food was quite enjoyable. I have eaten dinner in the fancier part of the restaurant, and I was disappointed. The food was nothing special - maybe a...

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  • Barbeque Nation

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Being Brazilian, I was surprised to see many vegetable options to the barbecue - back home we mostly have beef, some chicken and sausages for barbecue. I particularly loved the mushrooms and I must say the peppers (as mostly everything) were great and spicy too - not for the inexperienced, I'd say. This is not a complaint, I loved it. The desserts...

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  • Mavalli Tiffin Room

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    In Bangalore? This is one occasion the Lonely Planet is right in a big way. Go to Mavalli for lunch, or anytime, and prepare to wait 30min. and then be treated to numerous delicious foods that seem to never end. You will walk out with an incredibly unique experience and you Will be incredibly full; with a smile on your face. A must eat for any...

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Bangalore Nightlife

  • A Flavor for everyone!!

    To select an appropriate theme for this place is quite tough as it has almost everything at a single place. The biggest commercial property project in Bangalore has four towers namely UB Tower (19 Floors), Comet (11 Floors), Canberra (17 Floors) and Concorde (19 Floors).Located on the 16th floor Skyye Lounge is one of the most famous ones in the...

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  • Just an Average Pub in Koramangala

    The feel inside was not bad. When we ordered for the Tower Beer they bought in stale beer. My friend and I were quick to point out the problem and the staff immediately understood the problem and connected a new KEG and changed our beers. Fancy menu cards like passport. The food in general was average but a bit pricey, could be improve the quality...

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  • A unique experience....

    This is a great place where you will find a nice blend of Sports and quality food. I got to know about this place at newscollective site. A very professional and skillful video that gives a inside out view of the place and whats in store for you....

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Bangalore Transportation

  • Flight from Bangalore to Mumbai

    A companhia aérea de baixo custo Spicejet liga Bangalore a Bombaim. O voo dura cerca de 1 h 45 minutos.Viajei com esta companhia e achei o serviço bom, apesar de ter havido um atraso de 30 minutos. Chovia torrencialmente e alguns voos foram cancelados.The low cost airline Spicejet links Bangalore to Mumbai. The flight takes about 1 h 45 minutes.I...

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  • Bangalore Metro

    Bangalore has a shiny new Metro, but it is far from being completed, so it may not be the best way to get around. Typical of Indian subways, you have the x-ray and frisking to enter.Be forewarned. They don't like cameras and I had to log in my including my name and phone number. With typical Indian logic, no one seems to care about people taking...

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  • Bus from the city centre to the airport

    There is a shuttle bus from Kempegowda Bus Station (Majestic) to the airport provided by Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC). Duration of TripAbout 60 minutesFareINR 210DistanceAbout 40 kmLine: KIAS 9

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Bangalore Shopping

  • Great groceries

    Nilgiris operates a chain of food stores all over southern India.The branch in Brigade Road is very convenient for visitors to Bangalore as it is close to the much visited MG Road. Slightly old-fashioned, it offers a wide variety of foodstuffs from the mundane to the luxury. FULL ADDRESS171, Brigade Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru,...

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  • Cover your legs!

    This is a shop that has existed for a long time, and rightly so. It specialises in casual trousers (jeans, chinos, etc.) for both men and women. As I write this review I am sitting wearing a pair of chinos that I bought at Vashi's. The shop offers a good range of casual trousers at reasonable prices. The service offered by the salespeople is...

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  • Samsung Plaza in Forum mall sucks, Lazy...

    NEVER VISIT THIS SHOP, if you are looking for a better service/skilled sales team.I was in full good mood to buy samsung phone on samsung showroom and had enquired in almost all shops like universal/sangeetha etc before entering in to samsung showroom.I was looking for someone, who can guide me to buy this phone.But to my surprise, most of them...

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Bangalore Local Customs

  • Electronic City

    Electronic city from the 8km long elevated Road flyover that the software companies privately built. Infosys, Satyam Computer Services, Tata Consultancy Services and Wipro.

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  • Eating with our hands

    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. However most hotels will give you the same if you request for it. But Indian food is meant to be eaten without knives, forks and spoons. Eating rasam rice can never be as much fun if the same is...

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  • Temple etiquette

    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.We pay our obeisance by bowing to the deity, and we believe it is disrespectful to show one's back to the deity.We walk around the deity thrice as we pray for...

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Bangalore Warnings and Dangers

  • Acommon1 Principles of Common Sense

    Common sense Acommon Travel rules as to where ever you go.#1. Don't go where you shouldn't go.#2. Follow the rule of law in the country that you reside.#3. Adhere to the rule of law from your home country.#4. Respect and "pre-" read up on the culture(s).#5. Gain some familiarity with the country's national language prior to your trip.#6. Practice...

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  • TOURIST SOUVENIRS, WHERE TO BUY IT?

    I almost got scammed at a shop on M.G. Road - the place tried to sell me a ceramic box for Rs4500. I knew something was wrong from the way the fella tried to hardsell to me.I left and walked further up the street to 144 M.G Road Central Cottage Industries EmporiaPhone : +91-80-25584083, 25584084 and found the exact same thing for Rs500! - a Rs4000...

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  • Autorickshaw travel in Bangalore

    If you are arriving in Bangalore via train then ensure that you do not get tempted by the various offers for an autorickshaw as soon as you get off the train or once come out of the train station. Most people who solicit could take you to the cleaners.Go down to the pre-paid autorickshaw stand, get a ticket for the location / hotel that you are...

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Bangalore Tourist Traps

  • AutoRickshaw- Go by the meter

    Autorickshaws are supposed to follow the charges as per their meter. So do not go by the price they quote. In most cases for non-residents they quote twice or more the actual rates.After 9:30 PM or before 6:00 AM, the autorickshaw charges are 1.5 times the meter charges. This is as per the rule. If you are in a situation where you are not getting...

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  • Transport from Airport

    There will be plenty of taxi and auto drivers at the new airport who will try and entice you into taking their service just say no thanks and carry on to the BMTC volvo bus stand- there's one to every corner of the city, board the one that takes you to your destination, the maps are all displayed there for your ready reference

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  • Auto drivers asking a rate for the ride

    Do not encourage auto drivers to specify a fixedr ate for a ride from anywhere to anywhere! They are supposed to charge as per meter reading only. What shows on the meter is what you give them, no addition, subtraction or multiplication factored in. A minimum of Rs 14 for 2 kms and Rs 7 for every km afterward. If not go to prepaid counters i the...

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Bangalore What to Pack

  • You can travel relatively light

    A standard suitcase for the ordinary traveler Comfortable walking shoes are a MUST!!!You will be walking a lot around Bangalore, and thanks to the broken pavement if you don't have good shoes your feet will pay for it. As far as other clothing goes, men wear long trousers and shirts and women wear dresses or long pants... Its advisable for women...

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  • A few things for Bangalore

    - Leave space to buy some silk, pashminas, etc. Many of the places, alternatively, will deliver to the US, especially if you buy something large (like a rug) - Supportive, rubber-soled shoes: the sidewalks are either broken or non-existent, depending on the block. No heels, no leather soles, no things with poor ankle support- Jeans: Standard issue...

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  • Bangalore Packing lst for Gringas

    Don't pack more than a weeks worth of clothes. Laundry is readily available and cheap. Lightweight rain jacket or umbrella. Shoes with good traction. I wore heels to the office but they are completely impractical for walking on many or the sidewalks. Also shoes that slip on and off easily for the TSA security stops as well as removal before...

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Bangalore Off The Beaten Path

  • Wrestling with the gods - Kunjanna Garai

    NB: This is very difficult to find. I was shown it when going on a guided walk of the Nagarathpet district of the oldest part of Bangalore, which was organised by BENGALURUBYFOOT Our guide told us thast this particular place was called "Kunjanna Garai".The original city of Bangalore was a tiny proportion of what the city is today. A tiny cluster of...

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  • First a home, now a shop

    FABINDIA is a chain of stores selling a variety of goods, all supposedly exhibiting the best aspects if Indian handicraft. You can buy anything from soap to saris to sofas! And, on the whole, the quality is good.The branch in Koramangala is unusual. It was the house of one of India's leading architects, CHARLES CORREA. Designed by him, it is a...

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  • If you are thirsty in Koramangala...

    This is really off the beaten track, but if you happen to be in Koramangala's 3rd block and dying for a good coffee, then head for the modest but popular Sri Ram Darshan, which is opposite Jigesha Stores.This place makes excellent South Indian filter coffee and superb freshly prepared South Indian vegetarian snacks and meals. Do not be put off by...

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Bangalore Sports & Outdoors

  • The Delights of a Perfect Golf Drive

    Ooty is now an urban sprawl that you have to pass through on your way to Coonoor and Wellington. Except for the home-made chocolates that are a major attraction in the town-centre there is nothing much to recommend about Ooty and you are better off just looking for the road to Coonoor and pressing on. Having started at 6.15 am from home at...

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  • Fishing at Bhemeshwari

    Head to the Bheemeshwari Fishing Camp which is around 80 kms from Bangalore for an unforgettable fishing trip. You can even stay for a week at the Galibore Jungle Lodges Resort for an unforgettable trip. The Bheemeshwari camp also has log huts which make for a comfortable stay as you enjoy some fishing. You will also catch a lot of birds fishing...

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  • Climb Nandi Hills by bicycle

    Nandi is the highest mountain in the Bangalore area. Cycling or Trekking will be a great adventure. We cycled up from the base 7 kilometers in a little less than an hour.

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Bangalore General

  • What is a DARGAH?

    This is not a tip confined to Bangalore; it is relevant all over India (see illustration of a dargah in Calcutta).A DARGAH is an Islamic shrine built over and around the tomb of an eminent person. The deceased person might be a saint (often a SUFI saint, or a dervish), or some other revered person. This is my definition based on that provided by...

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  • Tourism information

    Tourist information on Karnataka is now available across the country over a toll-free telephone number. The toll free number is 1-600-44-1414 and the service is provided nine hours a day, from 09:00 hrs (IST) 18:00 hrs (IST) round the year. The office is closed on Tuesdays.

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  • Just a call away

    For any information you need while in bngalore just call JustDial services on 080-23333333 and it will be given to you instantly. You cn use this service to get taxi numbers, hospital numbers, contacts of restaurants or hotels, etc. Anything that you may need. This is a phone directory service and is the most convenient way of getting info while...

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