| BANGALORE CITY GUIDE
Bangalore is the "Garden City of India" with its many gardens and boulevards. Its pleasant climate and laid back charm attracted many senior citizens and thus later on came to be called at "the retired man's paradise.
As a city with colorful gardens with lakes and glittering nightlife, Bangalore has made its own attraction for travelers. One of the most charming cities in India, is the capital of Karnataka state and fifth largest city in terms of industrial and commercial growth.
Today Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka ranks as one of the fastest growing cities in Asia. Its pleasant climate, friendly people, and its highly educated population have made this the Silicon Valley of India with almost all Computer related multinationals setting up their India head office at Bangalore.
Some important facts about the city are as:
New Name: Bengaluru
Area: 484 sq km
Altitude: 3000 ft above sea level
Latitudinal Parallels: 12 degree 8' N
Longitudinal Meridians: 77 degree 37' E
Climate: Although Bangalore has pleasant weather throughout year but winters are the best time to visit the city.
March to May (warmest months)
December to January (coldest months)
June to September (rainy - South-West Monsoon)
November to December (rainy - North-East Monsoon)
Maximum: 33 degree C
Minimum: 14 degree C
Languages: Kannada, English, Hindi
Religion: Population is predominantly Hindu. But all faiths are observed here and people live with great cooperation and respect for each other's faith.
Literacy Rate: 85.74%
Population: Around 5.3 million.
Airport: Bangalore Airport is 35 km from the M.G. Road area. Transfer to the city is facilitated with Airport Shuttle service, tourist taxis, and Prepaid taxis.
Agriculture: Bangalore is often called as the 'Fruit market of the South'. Grapes, mangoes, bananas, custard apple, sapodilla, jackfruit, melons and guavas are grown here.
International dialing code: +91
Local area code for Bangalore: 080
Business: If you are making a business visit to Bangalore then you must know that there are two tech zones in the city. The International Tech Park in Whitefield and Electronic City on Hosur Road. You can get one-stop solution integrating office, production, commercial, recreational and residential needs under single roof at Tech Park. Electronic city is a hub of all electronic items.
Eating Out: You can find various continental and Mediterranean cuisines in some five-star hotels. Due to strict rules observed by local Police, most of the bars close by 11:30 in the night. There are 24-hour coffee shops that can be best place to eat after pubs are close. Except for good restaurants you can expect food to be served without cutlery as local people eat without cutlery. You can use basins available and always eat with right hand.
Tourist Enquiry Offices:
Tourist Reception Counter: Airport-2526 8012
Tourist Reception: Cauvery Bhavan-2221 5489
City Railway Station - 2287 0068
Government of India Tourist Office-2558 5417