Useful information about the flight from Kolkata to Bangalore
Bangalore - diverse destination
If you have business in Bangalore, the city known as the "Silicon Valley" of India, but the city also has many cultural attractions to offer visitors. The climate is pleasant year round, March is particularly exceptional with temperatures ranging from the high 20's to low 30 degrees. After work is done take a leisurely stroll along the wide streets or stop in one of the many public parks throughout the city.
Entertainment and cultural events
If you arrive in March or April and are feeling adventurous, join in the Bangalore Karaga, an annual celebration of the goddess Draupadi. This colourful festival is one of the country's oldest and brings together various faiths, providing a unique view of the area's culture. The Someshwara Car Festival is also held in April and features decorated palanquins showcasing why Bangalore is also known as the city of flower gardens. M. Chinnaswang Stadium's world class soccer players and the biannual Flower Shows are other interesting options. The cosmopolitan atmosphere offers many cafés for relaxing and a diverse selection of pubs and lounges for those who enjoy the nightlife. Bangalore is also known for hosting a variety of international musical concerts.
Tips about Bangalore
Kannada and Hindi are the main languages of this hi-tech city. Thali cuisine, various Indian and Nepalese dishes served on a round platter, is a local favourite. These inexpensive meals cost around ₹ 100. Dinner at more upscale restaurants will start at ₹ 300.
Airport to city centre and other transportation options
Taxis require reservations and the costs range from a flat rate of ₹ 150 to any point in the city, prepaid rates begin at ₹ 1,200, and metered AC vehicles will cost between ₹ 700 and 1,000. If you have heavy luggage be prepared to spend ₹ 10-20 more. Bus day passes are a bargain at around ₹ 40, but do not include travel on the Vajra bus lines. Autos have a minimum charge of ₹ 25 and are 10% more at night.