City Guide

The capital of Karnataka, founded by a Hoysala king in the sixteenth century. It later became a fortress town under Tipu sultan and finally a British cantonment. Its economic surge began in the 60’s when the Indian government set up major defense and telecommunications establishments here.

Bangalore lies in the southeast of the South Indian state of Karnataka. Bangalore experiences a tropical savanna climate. Bangalore is served by the newly built Bengaluru International Airport. With an estimated population of 5.8 million in 2001, Bangalore is the third most populous city in India and the 28th most populous city in the world.

CLIMATE

The fact that the city is 950m above sea level makes the climate of this city much more pleasant than many others. The months of January and February and again June to October are ideal for visiting. November to mid-January witnesses a mild winter, while March, April and May are the summer months, with April being quite hot. Rainfall can be expected from the end of May to October.

Carry a light sweater or sweatshirt at any time of the year as the temperature can fall suddenly with the onset of cloudy weather.

IMPORTANT NO.

Bangalore Airport 66782425
Flight Enquiry 66782251/ 2255
Railway Enquiry 139
Airport Customer Enquiries 18004254425
Radio Taxi 22352828, 22352901-03
Police 100
Fire 101
Ambulance 102
Traffic / Accidents 22943030/3131, 103108/1062
Commissioner of Police 22250373, 22942222

INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES

  1. American Airlines - 18001807300
  2. Cathay Pacific - 22259130
  3. Lufthansa - 25060800
  4. Singapore Airlines - 22867869-71
  5. British Airways - 180018012313, 1473951

DOMESTIC AIRLINES

  1. Indian Airlines - 1407
  2. Indigo - 18001803838
  3. Jet Airways - 080-39893333
  4. Kingfisher - 18002093030

AMBULANCE SERVICE / HOSPITALS

  1. Hosmat - 255937967, 25543797
  2. Philomena's - 080 40164433
  3. Manipal Hospital - 25024444/25023344
  4. Apollo Hospital - 26304051, 26304050
  5. Bangalore Hospital - 26562753 / 41187600
  6. Red Cross - 22264205 / 22268435

BLOOD & OXYGEN BANKS

  1. Medi - 22266131
  2. Lions - 22266807/2208148

24 HOURS CHEMIST

  1. Mallya Hospital - 22277979
  2. Manipal Hospital - 25266646

LAPTOP HELPLINES

  1. ACER - 26383170/75
  2. HP - 25633555

FOREIGN EXCHANGE

  1. AMEX - 22255415
  2. CITY BANK - 41366327/ 49008522/ 22272484
  3. THOMAS COOK - 41206985

INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS

  1. Airtel Broadband - 45554444
  2. BSNL Ltd. Broadband - 18003451500
  3. Reliance Infocom Ltd - 30386000

RESTAURANTS : INDIAN

  1. The Pink Poppodam (Hotel Ista) - 25558888
  2. Dumpukht (Hotel ITC Windsor) - 22269898
  3. Jamavar (Hotel Leela) - 25211234

RESTAURANTS: CHINESE/Thai/Japenese

  1. Zen (Hotel Leela) - 25211234
  2. Pinx (Hotel Royal orchid) - 25584242

MEDITERRANEAN

  1. Italia(Hotel Park) - 25594666
  2. Mynt (Hotel Taj Western) - 66605660
  3. Via Milano - 41309997
  4. Gaze At Vivanta By Taj - 66604444
  5. Mynt At The taj Westend - 66605660
  6. Le Jardiin at the Oberoi - 25585858