Known variously as the "Silicon Valley of India", "Garden City of India" Bangalore is the fastest growing city in the continent of Asia.
Presently the capital of Karnataka, it is situated at an altitude of 920 meters above sea level and famous for its tree-lined streets and profuse greenery. A magical Dream Destination for every tourist, Bangalore has to offer a lot to everyone. Modern marvels combined with stunning nightlife make it an ideal destination for everybody.
In such a short period, Bangalore has carved a special niche for itself in the Infotech world. And is India's call to Silicon Valley. So as corollary to this it is a place frequented by the technology Czars from all over the world. Added to this the salubrious climate of the place and its other interesting attractions make it a captivating destination for leisure vacationers too. Bangalore is accessible by air, road, and rail.
Bangalore Airport is 13 km east of the City Station. There are number of daily flights to important cities like Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Goa, Kochi, Mangalore, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram. Bangalore has direct international flights to Muscat, Sharjah and Singapore. Bangalore is also a stopover for many international flights.
Travel to Bangalore by Rail
Bangalore has 2 railway stations called Bangalore City and Yeshwantpur. Trains from all major cities of India travel to Bangalore. Daily express trains connect Bangalore to the other major cities of India.
Travel to Bangalore by Road
There are good bus services from Chennai, Hyderabad and other important south Indian cities to Bangalore. Bangalore has a large bus terminus, which is near the railway station. Bangalore is well linked to Mysore (3 hours), Hospet (9 hours), Chennai (8 hours) and Mumbai (24 hours). The KSRTC conducts a number of tours and excursions around the Bangalore city.
Travel in Bangalore
For local transport, taxis and auto-rickshaws are your best bets. Cycle rickshaws are also available.