Bangalore Life and Visitor Travel Tips

(Bangalore, Karnataka, India)

Vidhana Soudha building photoOne of the fastest expanding cities in the whole country, Bangalore is a busy city and full of tourist appeal. When visiting Bangalore, you will find plenty to fill your days and preparing an itinerary is always a good way to ensure that you make to most of your time here.

The city's main travel agencies and tourist offices are a good place to organise guided tours of Bangalore, rafting and kayaking trips, accommodation, flights, public transport and even high-end safaris. Travel tips about life in Bangalore.

Useful Contact Details

Government of India Tourist Office
Address: KFC Building, 48 Church Street, Bangalore, India, IN
Tel: +91 080 2558 5417
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 09:30 to 18:00, Saturday - 09:00 to 13:00

Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation
Address: Badami House, Katsurba Road, Bangalore, India, IN
Tel: +91 080 2227 5883
Open hours: 06:30 to 22:00

Karnataka Tourism
Address: 2nd Floor, 49 Khanija Bhavan, Racecourse Road, Bangalore, India, IN
Tel: +91 080 2235 2828
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 17:30

Bangalore Main Post Office
Address: Cubbon Road, Bangalore, India, IN
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 08:30 to 17:30, Sunday - 10:00 to 16:30

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Language and Dialect

Kannada is Bangalore's official language and is also spoken throughout the state of Karnataka. Other languages spoken in Bangalore include Malayalam, Tamil, Tulu, Telugu and also English, which is very much used to communicate within the city's business world and financial industry.

Some basic Kannada phrases are worth learning and this language remains the country's most important, being widely recognised.

Good afternoon / morning - namaskara
Please - dayavittu
Thank You - Dhanyavaadagalu
Please don't mention it - parvaagilla
How much is this? - idu eshtu?
Where? - elli? / yalli?
When? - yavaga?
Nice to meet you - neevu sikkiddu tumba santosha aytu
How are you? - Hegiddeera?

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