second tour takes you around the city and covers some of the
new wonders of Bangalore.
Departure - Daily at 8 am. Return - 8 pm.
Fare - Rs 150.
The places covered in this trip are Raja- rajeshwari Temple,
Bannerghatta National Park, Sankey Boat Club, Jawaharlal Nehru
Planetarium, ISKCON Temple, Prasanna Anjaneya temple and the
Metropolitan Transport Corporation has introduced "Curitoba"
model air-conditioned buses that takes tourists on "Bangalore
Round" The buses are fully air conditioned with vents
for airflow and have well-cushioned reclining seats and ample
legroom. As in some airlines, in front of each seat is an
LCD monitor that doubles up as a source of entertainment and
buses have a seating capacity of 35 with 22 seats branded
"Silver Class" which have a pullout tray for refreshments
as in air-conditioned railway coaches. Like the executive
class on airlines, there are three Gold Class seats which
are larger and with more legroom at the rear end of the coach.
All passengers get to hear the FM radio channel with music,
entertainment and the latest city news.
public address system is used to describe the sights they
pass through and where they next stop. The daily trip starts
at 8.45 a.m. from Kempegowda Bus Station and returns there
by 8 p.m. after covering the sights of Bangalore.
Silver Class tickets cost Rs. 200 on weekdays and Rs. 250
on weekends and holidays and the Gold Class costs Rs. 300
and Rs. 350. Children aged between 6 and 12 are charged half
the adult fare. For information about the city tours, call
22952311 or 9844263157.
Creations, a Management Consultancy Firm plans to launch City
Swaps which is an innovative new tourist sightseeing service
on open-air, double-decker buses. This service will have a
dedicated route covering 30 tourist attractions with a live
commentary on each.
tourist on City Swaps will be provided with a day pass to
travel on any of the five buses that cover a customised circuit.
They can hop on or off the bus at any of the tourist attractions
they like and spend as much time as they desire since they
can take the next bus on the circuit, which is available every
30 minutes. This provides a great deal of flexibility and
customisation to suit individual preferences and tastes.
of the other highlights of the service include accessible
seating for senior citizens and physically challenged persons
on the lower deck, an on-board cafe, flexible ticketing for
families, children and senior citizens. Besides this, City
Swaps will also offer annual memberships to corporate houses
and frequent visitors. Watch out for this innovative service