City Guide

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
  • 080-43434343
  • Police
  • 100
  • Fire
  • 101
  • Ambulance
  • 102
  • Traffic / Accidents
  • 22943131/1062
  • Commissioner of Police
  • 22943131/1062
International
INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES
  • American Airlines - 012-42567222
  • Cathay Pacific - 011-43544700
  • Lufthansa - 011-23724215
  • Singapore Airlines - 0124-4310999
  • British Airways - 18001801213,1473951
  • Domestic
    DOMESTIC AIRLINES
  • Indian Airlines - 1407
  • Indigo - 18001803838
  • Jet Airways - 080-39893333
  • Hospital
    AMBULANCE SERVICE / HOSPITALS
  • Hosmat - 255937967, 25543797
  • Philomena's - 080 40164433
  • Bangalore Hospital - 26562753 / 41187600
  • Red Cross - 22264205 / 22268435
  • Blood Bank
    BLOOD & OXYGEN BANKS
  • Medi - 22268435
  • Lions - 22266807 / 2208148
  • Mallya Hospital - 22277979
  • Manipal Hospital - 40119000 / 25024444
  • Internet
    INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS
  • Airtel Broadband - 45554444
  • BSNL Ltd. Broadband - 18003451500
  • Reliance Infocom Ltd - 30386000
  • Loptop
    LAPTOP HELPLINES
  • ACER - 26383170/75
  • HP - 25633555
  • Foreign Exch.
    FOREIGN EXCHANGE
  • AMEX - 22255415
  • CITY BANK - 41366327/ 49008522/ 22272484
  • THOMAS COOK - 41206985
  • Indian
    RESTAURANTS : INDIAN
  • The Pink Poppodam (Hotel Ista) - 25558888
  • Dumpukht (Hotel ITC Windsor) - 22269898
  • Jamavar (Hotel Leela) - 25211234
  • Non-Indian
    RESTAURANTS: CHINESE/Thai/Japenese
  • Zen (Hotel Leela) - 25211234
  • Pinx (Hotel Royal orchid) - 25584242
  • Mediteraniean
    MEDITERRANEAN
  • Italia(Hotel Park) - 25594666
  • Mynt (Hotel Taj Western) - 66605660
  • Via Milano - 41309997
  • Gaze At Vivanta By Taj - 66604444
  • Mynt At The taj Westend - 66605660
  • Le Jardiin at the Oberoi - 25585858