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Bangalore is the capital of Karnataka. It is also known as the
Garden City and has many tourist attractions to enjoy during your
visit. Bangalore was founded in 1537 AD by Kempe Gowda.
ATM's are available, making cash withdrawal easily accessible. American Express and Thomas Cook change travelers checks.
Bangalore has a population size of 6.1 million, making it the fifth largest city in India.
Indian Standard Time (IST) UCT + 5:30
A diverse range of languages are spoken in Bangalore including Tamil, Telegu, Kannada and Hindi. English is spoken, especially in tourist areas, and it should be enough to get by.
268 square miles
About 80% of the population consists of Hindus, making it the majority religion. The
rest of the population consists of Buddhists, Muslims, Sikhs and
Christians. There are many religious sites and temples to visit in
Bangalore to learn more about the religions practiced in the area.
Bangalore is at an altitude of 920m (3021ft) above sea level.
The climate is mild and temperatures are pleasant. During summer, temperatures reach 27C whilst winter is colder with temperatures of 20C. Monsoon season is from June until September and Bangalore experiences heavy rainfall during this time.
Bangalore has a domestic airport
so it is possible to fly from other cities into Bangalore. Some
international flights land here. The airport is located 15 kilometers
from the city center and is well connected to public transport. The
City Railway Station of Bangalore is a good way to get to Bangalore as
it is connected to most of the major cities and offers express trains.
The bus terminal is close to the City Railway station and offers
transport from many other major cities in India. Buses are operated by
the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation.
Bangalore is reasonably safe to
walk around during the day time, however tourists should always take
necessary precautions and be aware of their surroundings. At night do
not walk around the cities and avoid alleyways or deserted areas. Do
not get into taxis or auto rickshaws if there is another person inside besides the driver. Be aware of pickpockets in crowded areas.
There are internet cafes, and if you have your own computer wi fi is available in some areas.
January 26, 2010 change by schitti
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