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Bangalore, or Bengaluru as it’s known today, is India’s 3 most populous city with 8.426 million people .
Bangalore used to be known as the Garden City, and the Pensioner’s Paradise. Unfortunately, it’s neither of those today. It’s more well-known as India’s Silicon Valley, and IT hub.
Bangalore is the capital of Karnataka, and the official language is Kannada. It would be great if you knew a smattering of Kannada to get going in Bangalore. Here are some useful phrases that you could learn to get by in Bangalore.
Bengaluru was founded by Kempe Gowda I, who built a mud fort at the site in 1537. Over the years, it has seen the rule of the Vijayanagara Empire, the Sultanate of Bijapur, the Wodeyars, and finally the East India Company.
There is really no shortage of things to do in a new city. Bangalore is no exception.
If the family seeks entertainment, here’s a list of game and entertainment centres in Bangalore.
If you’re keen on arts and culture, do check out the upcoming attractions here.
Bored on weekends? Enjoy the attractions in Bangalore City. NatGeo Traveller India has an interesting list of weekend getaways here - do check out the spiritual, wellness, and health opportunities for you in your new city.
If you fancy a long holiday, try searching on Lonely Planet Karnataka.
Here are links to Top sights in Bengaluru
If you’re moving out of a city, you may want to dispose of your old stuff - furniture, appliances, and knick knacks that you have collected over time.
You can use the top 10 classified listing sites in your city for selling your old stuff.
One of the issues with moving is that you land up in a new city and have to ask others for solutions to the small irritants at home.
For e.g., how to hire an electrician, get your house painted, repair your leaky tap, choose furnishings for the new home, find a doctor near you, call an ambulance during an emergency, get a driver, hire a mason, clean your carpets, and more.
For places to eat, read the reviews on top 10 places to eat in Bangalore on TripAdvisor.
For affordable eating, try the 20 most affordable eateries in Bangalore on Urban Cocktail.
No city is without its woes.
So understand what you’re in for when you move.
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Bangalore enjoys a relatively mild climate throughout the year
Summer, which lasts from February to May (peak temperature is during April and May)
Monsoon, which stretches form June to October (the heaviest rains are typically between June and August)
Winter, from November to January (with December being the coldest month)
Summer temperatures can reach 36°C (97°F), and early morning temperatures in the winter hover around 12°C (54°F). Check out the latest weather here.
Bangalore is well-connected.
Bangalore is well-connected by flights from Delhi, Mumbai and many other important cities of the country as well as from international cities. The airport is about 45 minutes from the main city.
Buses also ply from important cities to Bangalore.
Within the city, you have a variety of transport available to you from rickshaws, buses, and hired cars.
For the more curious, the Wiki Voyage on Bangalore is great place to start knowing the City.