| Latitude: || 12 8' North |
| Longitude: || 77 37' East |
| Altitude: || 3000 feet above Sea Level |
| Area: || 368 Square kilometer |
| Climate: || Temperate and Salubrious |
| Season: || OCTOBER - MARCH |
Mild and Salubrious climate
| Rainfall: || 940 mm |
| Population: || 60 Lakhs |
| Language: || Kannada, Hindi and English |
| Literacy: || 75.42% |
| Green Cover: || 40% |
Airport Bangalore Airport is 35 km from the Vidhana soudha.
Citizens of other countries need to have a valid passport and an entry , transit or tourist visa obtained from the Indian Embassy in their country. Tourist visa is normally valid for 120 days. Those wishing to visit a neighboring country like Sri Lanka or Nepal, and returning to India, should obtain a double/multiple entry visa.
Currency is Indian Rupees. Major credit cards are accepted at large stores and hotels but it is recommended to carry some money in Rupees. Indian Rupee has limited convertibility; to convert back to your original currency, you need to have the evidence of original conversion to Rupees. It is recommended to keep all the receipts given at the time of conversion.
American Express, Master Charge, Visa and Diners Club credit cards are generally accepted by large establishments including hotels, shops, and airlines.
Porters and bellboys expect at least Rs 10 per bag. Taxi Drivers, barbers and hairdressers expect 10-15%. Service charges are not normally included in the bill. When the service has been pleasant a 10-15% tip based on the price of the meal would be ideal.
Police - 100
Fire - 101
Ambulance - 102
Traffic Police - 22256242 Extn. 280/103
Bangalore Medical Service , Tel : 25287903
Karnataka Red Cross , Tel : 22264205, 22268435
Lions , Tel : 22266807
Rotary Ttk , Tel : 25287903, 25293486
Victoria - 26701150
Lady Curzon - 25591362
St. John's - 25530724-34
Sindhi Charitable - 22237318/ 7117
Yellamma Dasappa - 22225643
Mallya - 22277991
Manipal - 25266646
Hosmat - 25593797/5593796
Nimhans - 26642121
Institute Of Naturopathy & Yoga Sciences - 28396337, 6338, 4926/27
Bhagwan Mahavir Jain Hospital - 22260944, 22281258,22254641
Bangalore Institute Of Oncology - 22222267, 22225644, 22225698
Bangalore Children's Hospital & Research Centre Rajeshwari Nagar, 5th Stage - 28600552,712
Manipal Heart Foundation -25287749/ 50/ 51
Kidwai Memorial Inst. Of Oncology - 26632302-08
Mallige Medical Centre 31/32 Crescent Rd. - 22261135, 22204115/ 116
Wockhardt Hospital & Heart Inst. - 22261037
Martha's - 22274541, 22275081
Philomena's - 25577046, 25577048
Oxygen Service - Rotary Domlur - 25297991/ 92
24 Hrs. Chemists
Janata Bazar - Victoria Hospital, Near City Market.
Sindhi Charitable Hospital - 3rd Main Sr Nagar - 22237318/ 7117
Mallya Hospital - 2, Vittal Mallya Rd. - 2277991 Extn. 520
Yellamma Dasappa Hospital - 25, Andree Rd., Shantinagar - 22225642/43 Extn. 254
Khoday's Pharma - 214westminster, Cunningham Rd. - 22281540
Manipal Hospital - 98 Rustom Bagh, Airport Rd. - 25266646
Hosmat - 45, Magrath Road - 25593796 , 25593797
Mallige Pharmacy - 31/32 Crescent Road - 22267662
Al- Siddique Pharma - Opp. Jamia Masjid Near City Market
Women & Children In Trouble Helplines
2124 16th B Main, 1st A Cross Hal 2nd Stage B 560008
Tel : 5269307, 5296191
Ambika Mahila Sangha
1982 Behind Rama Temple, N-Thippasandra, Hal 3rd Stage.
Children In Trouble - 1098 (Toll Free) - Tel : 22256242 Extn 398
Supply of electricity for industrial use is made at 400 volts, 50 cycles, 3 phase (4 wire system),while of domestic use it is supplied at 230 volts, 50 cycles, single phase.
The most important cause of illness of travelers in India is food and waterborne diseases.
IST (Indian Standard Time) is 5 hours 30 minutes ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).
The normal business hours are from 10.00 am to 5.30 pm on weekdays. Saturday and Sunday are closed days for several business establishments and all government offices.
1 Jan Idu'l Zuha/Bakrid (Feast of the Sacrifice).
20 Jan Muharram (Islamic New Year).
26 Jan* Republic Day.
16 Feb Mahashivratri.
31 Mar Mahavir Jayanthi.
1 Apr Milad-Un-Nabi (Birth of the Prophet).
6 Apr Good Friday.
9 Apr Easter Monday.
2 May Buddha Purnima.
15 Aug* Independence Day.
4 Sep Janmashtami.
2 Oct* Mahatma Ghandi's Birthday.
13 Oct Id ul Fitr (End of Ramadan).
21 Oct Dussehra (Vijaya Fashami).
9 Nov Deepavali or Diwali (Festival of Lights).
24 Nov Guru Nanak's Birthday.
25 Dec Christmas Day.
Bangalore is endowed by nature with a very salubrious and equable climate. The mean temperature in the warmest month (April) is 27.1°C (80.8°F) and in the coldest month (January) is 20.4°C (68.8°F). The temperature during the day rarely exceeds 34°C (93°F) in summer (April and May) and seldom falls below 15.5°C (60°F) on winter nights (December, January and February). The atmosphere is neither very humid nor very dry. The mean values of the relative humidity in the wettest (September) and driest (January) months are 76 and 63 percent respectively.
Early morning fog occurs between October to February but mainly in December and January. An important feature influencing the climate of Bangalore is the low cloud which covers almost the entire sky during greater part of the day from June to September. The morning hours in these months, with overcast skies, little or no rain and a fresh breeze with temperature of the order of 21°C to 25°C (70°F to 77°F) are the most pleasant in the year. The period from June to September considered the "Season" in Bangalore.
Informal. Skimpily dressed women (no matter how normal by western standards) will be stared at. Wear suits for business meetings. The only dress code Bangaloreans subscribe to is the one dictated by the weather. Laidback, cosmopolitan and trendy-Indian and Western clothes are worn with equal élan. Weddings, of course, bring out traditional splendour in jewellery, flowers and clothes.
GDP Growth Rate
Garments, leather goods, silk fabrics, electronic and engineering goods form the bulk of exports
electronic goods and computer hardware, accessories, watches, clocks and components
United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Saudi Arabia
Communications equipment, machine tools, aircraft, electric motors, printed materials, textiles, footwear, and timepieces, information technology
15 per 1,000 people
Bangalore city is located in the southern part of the state of Karnataka, in South India. It is 3,113 feet (949 m) above sea level, on top of a ridge in the Karnataka plateau. Bangalore is 998 km from Mumbai (Bombay) and 562 km from Hyderabad. The climate is moderate and pleasant. Summers are mild (April-June) and winters are cool (October-February). The city experiences southwestern monsoon rains in June-August.
India: 1 billion
Bangalore: 5.2 million
Kannada 31%, Tamil 27%, Telugu 17%, Hindustani/Urdu 15%, other languages 10%
Hindus 85.92% Muslims 11.05% Christians 2.96% Sikhs 0.02% Buddhists 0.11%