Useful information about the flight from Mumbai to Bangalore
Bangalore - the vibrant capital of Karnataka
Bangalore is filled with impressive sights such as the Vidhana Soudha and the Iskcon Temple. It's India's 'Silicon Valley' and Namma WiFi provides free municipal WiFi in areas such as Brigade Road and M.G Road.
Choosing the best time to travel to Bangalore
The monsoon season is from June to October, so October to March is considered the best time to visit. November to January is winter in Bangalore, and temperatures of about 15°C are average for December. Summer is from February to May and temperatures can reach 36°C during the hottest month of April. Biannual Flower Shows at Lal Bagh Gardens last for a week, and mark Republic Day on January 26 and Independence Day on 15 August. Visitors should plan to be in the city from March to April for the 9 day Bangalore Karaga festival celebrating the Hindu goddess Draupadi. The Someshwara Car festival and the Halasuru Someshwara Temple (Ulsoor) procession is also in April. Karnataka Rajyotsava on 1st November marks the foundation of Karnataka and is a public holiday.
Points to consider before you travel
Kannada is the city's official language, though Hindi is also spoken. It's inexpensive to live in Bangalore, and a cheap Thali should be about ₹ 100, while a meal in a restaurant is approximately ₹ 300. Visitors can sample regional cuisine in Udupi restaurants.
Local information for your visit to Bangalore
There are several ways to reach Bangalore from the airport, and the BMTC Vayu Vajra buses cost approximately ₹ 50-250. Pre-paid taxis are available from counters inside the terminal, and an average journey is about ₹ 1,200. Metered AC Taxis are also on hand, and cost around ₹ 700- ₹ 1000. There is accommodation to suit every budget, but 20% is added to advertised prices. A cheap room costs around ₹ 700 per night. Mid-range accommodation is about ₹ 1500, and a room in a luxury hotel is approximately ₹ 4000. Local bus services cover all parts of the city. A day pass is about ₹ 40, though it's not valid on Vajra buses. Auto rickshaws have a minimum charge of about ₹ 25 with 10% extra at night. Fares are normally around ₹ 15 by distance in km with a surcharge of around ₹ 10-20 for heavy luggage. Taxis charge a flat rate of ₹ 150 to anywhere in Bangalore, and must be booked in advance.