I was hoping to get some help from here... So here´s the story, next december i´m gonna travel to Bangalore with my husband and my son (1yrs old).
My husband gonna work there and i´ll take care of the "baby".. We´ll stay there for about 6months..
Now the thing is that even though i have tried to read books and stories about India, i can´t imagine how´s it gonna be and i thought that maybe u people here could tell me your experiences from Bangalore or southhern India?? And specilly about living over there with a small child... i know this is not probably the kinda travelling u are interrested in but i didn´t know where else to write...
Welcome to Bangalore. Bangalore is a lovely place. You will love it. Weather is great .
City is a bit expensive and if you have money, nothing like Bangalore.
As you will be here for only 6 months and no need to look for child's education, it is fine.
The city has good gardens, people are cordial and now you have a friend (me !!!)
Will you be having a company provided accommodation? Else, it is a bit expensive. Howver there is plenty of choice to live in residential areas. Shopping areas are posh and you will enjoy.
I do not belong to Bangalore , but lived here for the last 23 years and have decided to settle down here.
Please feel free to wrtie to me or contact me for any help/info
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I am from Bangalore working here. I don't know what exactly you are looking for.
You will miss a lot of things you have in finland like a snowy winter. And you will have many things that you can't imagine in Finland (like a maid for 8 euros a month who will wash clothes, clean utensils and clean house)
There are many foreigners in Bangalore and you will not find it hard to have company. May be you can let us know which firm your husband works for and what kind of work he does?
I don't know if you are specifically worried about somethings, then please let us know, because otherwise Bangalore is quite a nice place to be.
Somethings that you will not like is pollution and traffic congestion. And you will surely enjoy the diversity and inexpensive services
don'worry about Bangalore, it's a nice city to live may be you have just to forget some things of your country ... like snow but you'll have a lot of sun !!!
It's a quite big city so you'll find everything and it's quite cheap compare to your country !!!
Be happy and take it easy !!
Thanks a lot for helping me!
Yes i know it´s gonna be soooo differend from my country but that´s one of the things i like, i love to meet people from differend countries.
i´m just little worried about travelling with so young child, i´ve travelled a bit before my son was born but never outside Finland with him... Well probably it´s gonna be ok!
And what it comes to snow and winter, i HATE it. That (december) is the best time to leave this dark, cold, depressing and snowy place....
And about the sun, is there any places that u can swim, a pool or something? And where r the "nearest" beaches (yes i know, it´s far away from the cost)? Or r there any beaches that u can swim in?
What do u do there on your free time?
Is it safe to fly inside the country? Is it cheap, like i have heard?
There are plenty of clubs around here where you can go for a swim in pool. Nearest beach is around 600 km (Mangalore). Plenty others in West Coast of Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Goa etc.
Free time, you can explore the temples, go to pubs (I dont do that coz I dont drink), disco etc. There are few adventure clubs around
It is pretty safe to fly (I think it is safest to fly). There is a lot of competition going on in air segment and many new non-frills airlines are going to pop up in a few months. Deccan Airways based in Bangalore is offering great deals but I think most of it is already booked up for next 8-9 months
I was just wondering... do u have Malaria overthere, my doctor said that we need to take malaria pills for the whole trip... And i´ve heard that some of the malaria pills can make u sick in ur stomach....
bye for now!
One other thing;
how to get to Sri Lanka from Bangalore?
Do u know if it´s the kinda place u should see?
ok now i´m gone
As a break from snowy Finland, remember to get to Kerala. A neighbouring state that will surely have you asking for more. the thing with any place in India is what you see on the surface is not all that it really means. Bangalore and India will make their demands on you, but the more you put into seeing the country, the more richly you will be rewarded. But get to Kerala, get to another place called Coorg. These are holidays you wont forget!
My girlfriend and i are both going to Bangalore next year and hoping to work there too.I was last in India 10 yrs ago but didn't get down to Bangalore.
I agree with the guy above who said there is much more to India than meets the eye. Spending time getting to know the people is the most rewarding and enriching aspect of my memories. We both can't wait to leave the stresses of modern living for something completely different. We hope to go to China and SriLanka too, have a great time.