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11. Posted by gurdeep101 (Budding Member 46 posts) 12y

hi there,

just got back from b'lore. was there for a week on work. I'm from Bombay originally. What I'm gona do is give you the tourist's version of bangalore and a few tips I can think of.

the people are nice and will go out of their way if u ask them nicely.

there are a lot of places to shop and generally hang out. they are all concentrated in and around central bangalore. the places of interest are MG Road, Brigade road for shopping.

The areas around these are replete with pubs and discs for people to go out. The flipside is that all of bangalore closes by 11 or 11.30 tops. so if you are going out anywhere get there early.

If the company isn't giving you acco then look out for acco near your place of work. There's loads of traffic in the city during rush hour so minimize commuting time to 10-15 minutes tops. If you are working in Hosur or in Electronics city (South B'lore) then J P Nagar, Kormangala, Banerghatta are good places to stay. Im not too sure of the North.

Flying is cheap in India. With the low cost airlines you can fly for less than the cost of a train ticket if you plan your trip right.

The chief mode of transport for those who don't have their own vehicle are the auto rickshaws. these are primarily 3 wheeled cabs. good fun to ride. the guys who drive these are prone to take you for a ride. So be sure of how much will the ride cost you approximately before you hire one.

Use only mineral water for drinking and cooking. I'm saying this coz ur new to India and have a baby with you. Check the packaging date on the bottles to make sure it's not repackaged bottle.

There are a lot of gardens and quite a few places to visit. the place has amazing work culture though. the people are thorough professionals.

I am sure it will be a pleasant experience.

Mail for any further details.



12. Posted by ruska (Budding Member 8 posts) 12y

Hi Gurdeep!

Thanks a lot for ur help. I think we´re gonna be just fine! My husband´s firm will arrange us accomodation near mg road, so it´ll be easy to walk around the city center with my son. I think the people are very conservative over there, are they? Maybe it´s gonna take a while to feel ok there...
Why everything closes at 11 pm overthere??

And what about New Years eve? do they have big "fiesta" over there???


13. Posted by gurdeep101 (Budding Member 46 posts) 12y

hello Ruska,

The people are not really conservative. I would rank Bangalore as one of the most cosmopolitan societies in India after Mumbai. They are friendly and accomodating; if you choose to make a scene and a lot of noise then it will get you in trouble in any part of the world.

there is a park on mg road near brigade road which should make for a nice evening trip. do visit the India Coffee House. Its promoted by the Indian Coffee Board which is a semi-govmt body. The filter coffee is great there. The place may not look to nice but has very good food.

There is some government regulation that by 11.30 everything has to close. There are a few discs that stay open until 2 but they are very few indeed. Do try and visit the surrounding areas outside the city. Ooty is a nice hill station near Bangalore. Definetly worth a dekko.

New years I'm not too sure. You would find out when you get there.

Would be glad to help in any other way.



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