Planning a Trip to Bangalore

Planning a Trip to Bangalore? Here’s all you need to know!

Bangalore City, now called Bengaluru, is the capital of the state Karnataka in South India. The once peaceful and tranquil Bengaluru is now the hub of India’s Technological Industry. The city where people come from all over India to make their IT dreams a reality. It is known for its budding entrepreneurs and start-ups around every corner just as it’s known for its parks, Victorian-era architecture, and nightlife. It is one of India’s most progressive and developed cities. Blessed with a beautiful climate all year round, it is a cult favourite destination and has been for decades.

Here’s all you need to know about getting to and around Bangalore (Oops, Bengaluru!):

By Air: Bangalore has its own International Airport at Devanahalli, approximately 40kms from the central business district M.G.Road and 30kms from the Bangalore City Railway Station. Kempegowda International Airport is the busiest airport in South India with direct flights to most Western countries flying daily. If you need help finding the best deals for your trip to Bangalore, do check out New Delhi to Bangalore Flights Schedule on major travel portals.

By Train: A major transport hub, Bangalore has trains running to and from various parts of the country. There are 2 major train stations and 2 minor train stations. Bangalore City Junction is the biggest and most popular with most trains leaving and departing from here. It is situated in the heart of the city opposite to Majestic Bus Stop. Yeshwantpur Junction is another major train station. Bangalore Cantonment and Bangalore East are the 2 smaller train stations in Bangalore.  Travelling to North India is very time consuming with the fastest train to Delhi running for 35 Hours and the train to Mumbai running for 24 Hours. Travel within South India however is extremely convenient with most major cities only an overnight travel time away,

By Road: If for some reason, you choose not to travel by air or train, the next option would be to travel by road. Connections from major cities such as Chennai, Mysore and Hyderabad are pretty good whereas North Indian cities would take around 18-20 hours by road. You can choose to travel in your own transport or board one of the numerous buses that travel to Bangalore every day. There are government and private run buses. Most of these buses are Air-conditioned with berth facilities and the cushion suspension of the Volvo buses make for a very smooth ride to the city of dreams.

Getting around Bangalore:

Once you reach Bangalore, you can choose to travel by a variety of transportations.

  1. By Cab/Taxi: This is the most popular way to commute in Bangalore and most people including locals choose to travel this way. Uber and Ola are the major cab companies, which rule the roost in Bangalore. These are reasonable and reliable. Most importantly, you can book them with just a click of your finger.
  2. By Auto: This is another way to travel in Bangalore given you can haggle as the auto drivers tend to overcharge quite a bit. If you do decide to travel this way, insist on a meter being used.

These are the few ways in which you can travel to and within Bangalore. Hope you have a wonderful trip to the city of dreams.

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