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How to Reach Bangalore

Read about the best & quickest Bangalore transport routes, travel guide to save time & money.

Bangalore is well connected to all parts of the country by air, road and rail. The Bengaluru International Airport is located in Devanahalli, 40kms from the city, which is accessible through buses, taxis and helicopters. The Bengaluru City Railway Station and Yeshwantpur Junction are the major railway terminals where most trains arrive. Government and private bus services are also available to and from major Indian cities.

By Flight

Kempegowda International Airport is one of India's busiest and modern airports. It is connected to around 50 destinations across the country and plenty of international destinations as well. It hosts 10 domestic and 21 international airlines like Air India, Qatar, Emirates, Jet Airways, Etihad Airways, among many others.

By Train

Bangalore has two main rail terminals- The Bangalore City and Yeshwantpur Junction. The Bangalore City is the major terminal situated in Majestic, which is the heart of the city and most trains arrive and depart from here. The Yeshwantpur Junction is located on NH-4 and mostly long-distance trains arrive and depart from here. After arriving at the junction, you will need to take a taxi or a rickshaw to the main city which is easily available outside the station.

By Road

If you are up for a little adventure, you can travel to Bangalore by bus. There are both government and private bus that operate from all the major towns like Mumbai, Goa, Chennai, Hyderabad, etc. The bus arrives and depart from the Bangalore Bus Stand which is located opposite to the Bangalore City railway station.

Local transport in Bangalore

The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation forms an important medium of transport in the city. It connects the whole town through various routes making travel simple. The ticket fares are around INR 15 for a distance of 7 km. There are also Volvo buses available throughout the city. From the airport, you can take a shuttle bus to reach different parts of the city. The Bangalore Airport Bus Service operates buses frequently throughout the day, and there are a few buses which run in the night as well.

Ola cabs and Uber are available within minutes when booked through their app or through calls. Three-wheeled auto-rickshaws are a popular means of transport. But be wary of the auto fares here as the drivers tend to charge the highest fare possible and do not go by the fare meter. If the fares are too high, there are many app-based services like Ola and Uber that have autos as well. 

Metro services are also now available in a lot of areas in the city. There are around 40 metro stations spread over Green line and Purple line with the Majestic station (Kempegowda interchange) being the only station which connects these two metro lines. The Purple line runs from Mysore road in the west to Baiyyapanahalli in the east whereas the Green line connects Puttenahalli in the south to Nagasandra in the north-west. The metro is operational from 5 am to 11 pm in the night.

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FAQs on Bangalore

Good weather throughout the year. Good eating joints, cafes, breweries and pubs. A green city with a lot of lakes. Very well connected with rest of the country and international destinations. Good mix of historical attractions and modern city.

Always crowded with lots of traffic in most part of the city. Language could be an issue for North Indians as Hindi is not so fluently spoken here. Slightly expensive. The airport is around 35 km from the main city and is not well connected by public transport, except for buses. 

Good for people looking to travel in South India and using Bangalore as the base destination. A lot of people come here for business or because of their jobs or for studies. Bangalore also attracts people from nearby areas for shopping and the general city life.

The best time to visit Bangalore is from the months of October to February which are the winter months here. Being a populous city and an IT hub of India, Bangalore is best known for its moderate climate that is very pleasing to everyone. While the temperature hovers between 27-35 degree Celsius in Summers; Winters could be freezing with the mercury dropping below 15-degree Celsius. Monsoons, on the other hand, are pleasant and chill making Bangalore suitable for a visit throughout the year.

Like any modern and growing city, Bangalore’s cuisine is not identified with a single platter but a blend of cuisines derived from the diversity of cultures and livelihoods that the city sustains.
There is a subtle dominance of South-Indian and Udupi cuisine, other than which the city’s menu has countless options. One can relish local cuisines like a variety of dosas, Idli, Bisi Bele Bath, Pongal, Uppittu and lots more. Other than this, one can also indulge in the rich Mughlai cuisine with mouth-watering dishes like Tandoori chicken, Sheek Kebabs, Bangalorean Biryani, Chicken Kebabs and more. Also, find here, North-Indian, Muslim, Arabian, Chinese, Thai, Burmese, Lebanese, Vietnamese and Japanese cuisines to enjoy.
One can indulge in the lip-smacking local street food as well as flatter themselves with fine dining experiences with cuisines from around the world.