- Capital of Karnataka, Southern State of India
: 468 Sq. Kms
: 6.5 Million (Approx)
: 3000 feet above sea level
Location Latitude - 12° 8' North, Longitude - 77° 37' East
States: Tamilnadu on the South East ; Andhra Pradesh on the North East ; Goa and
Maharashtra on the North West ; and Kerala on the South West.
- Salubrious and Warm
Average annual rainfall: 859 mm Primary rainy season: June - September (South-West
Monsoon) Secondary rainy season: November - December (North-East Monsoon)
Languages spoken : English, Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Urdu and Malayalam.
Mode of Transport : Auto Rickshaws and Buses of the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport
Corporation (BMTC) and taxis.
: Ulsoor Lake, Sankey Lake and Yediyur Lake.
: 83.91 percent
Rate : Male 76.29% : Female 57.45%
Rate : 27.0 per 1000 ; Death Rate : 7.2 per 1000
is well connected by Air, Rail and Road from all parts of the country. The
International Airport at Devanahalli has become operational from
May 24, 2008, Air India operates direct flight to/from London, New York, Chicago,
Paris, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Jeddah and Kuwait providing immigration and customs
clearance facilities. Lufthansa (German Airlines) also operates direct flight
from Frankfurt, British Airways from London Heathrow, Air France operates directly
from Paris, Malaysian Airlines from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore Airlines from Singapore.
(check Flight schedules here)
420 flights land and take off in Bangalore each week, of which 50 are international
ones. Last year, Bangalore airport handled more than 3 million passengers. Delhi-Mumbai
sector tops the traffic chart, followed by Bangalore-Mumbai and Bangalore-Delhi
Indian Airlines flies to and from most of the neighbouring Countries/Cities like
Bangkok, Bahrain, Colombo, Dhaka, Doha, Karachi, Kathmandu, Kualalumpur, Kuwait,
Lahore, Muscat and Sharjah. Connecting flights are available from all the major
International Airports of India like Mumbai, (earlier known as Bombay), New Delhi,
Chennai ( formerly called Madras) and Kolkata (previous name Calcutta), except
when the flights arrive in the midnight. The more popular international airlines
flying into India are Lufthansa, British Airways, Swiss Air, Sabena, Air France,
Delta, KLM/North-West, Singapore Airlines, and Cathay Pacific. Business visitors
to India generally fly into either of the International Airports at New Delhi,
Mumbai or Chennai ). Connections to Bangalore from any of these entry points can
be easily obtained on Indian Airlines or Jet Airways, both of which have interline
arrangements with the international airlines flying into India. Checked-in baggage
has to be claimed at the international airport arrival lounges prior to taking
domestic connections. Through check-in to Bangalore is not available. At the New
Delhi and Mumbai airports visitors would also need to change terminals to board
Visitors to India and Bangalore must obtain a Tourist visa, which are valid for
six months from the date of issue. However, if you wish to extend your stay 3
months extensions are routinely issued at the Foreigners' Registration Offices
in all metropolitan cities and in all state and district capitals at the office
of the Superintendent of police. Check Travel
Guide for more details.
has two major stations: Bangalore City and Bangalore Cantonment. The City station
is the Main Station where all the trains depart and arrive to and from all parts
of the country. It is located in the heart of the City at the Majestic area. Prior
reservations is a must to travel to any part of the country and the City Station
and a small station at Mallesh-waram are the best places to make your train reservations.
The Cantonment station makes it convenient for passengers hailing from the area
around M G road to reserve seats and also to board trains easily. The reservation
system is computerized and reservations can be made at the Divisional Office that
lies to the north of the Main station. One is required to fill a form mentioning
the destination and the date of travel. During peak season, most routes are busy
and so it is better to book in advance to avoid disappointment. The reservation
and enquiry office is open from Monday to Saturday between 8 am to 8 pm, while
on Sundays it functions between 8 am and 2 pm.
of the busy and important trains leaving from Bangalore are :
Brindavan Express, Lalbagh Express and the Mail to Chennai.
Udyan Express and Kurla Express to Mumbai
Karnataka Express and Bi Weekly Rajdhani Express to New Delhi
Hyderabad Express to Hyderbad
Trains to all nearby cities like Mysore, Shimoga,Mangalore, Hubli-Dharwad Bellary,
Belgaum, Gulbarga, Raichur,Tumkur, Udupi, Cochin, Thiruvananthapuram, Calicut,
has a well-maintained bus-stand situated right opposite the railway station in
the Majestic Area, which makes it easier for the passengers alighting from trains
to catch buses to nearby cities/villages. The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport
Corporation (BMTC) handles all the buses plying within the city while the Karnataka
State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) operates the buses within the state as
well as outside. There are buses at regular intervals to almost all places within
the Karnataka State and also to neighbouring states. A number of private agencies
also run bus services to places across the country. The other transport corporations
of the neighbouring states also operate from and to Bangalore.
addition to the various state buses, numerous private companies
offer more comfortable and more expensive buses between
Bangalore and the other major cities in central and southern
India. You'll find private operators lining the street facing
onto the central bus terminal. Most private buses depart
in the evening.
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