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Area geography

Bangalore is the capital city of Karnataka and lies in the southeast part of the state. Situated in the Mysore Plateau (a region of the larger Deccan Plateau), Bangalore is positioned at 12.97° N 77.56° E and covers an area of 2,190 square kilometres. Bangalore is a landlocked city.

Notes currencies cards

The currency of India is Indian Rupee. You can withdraw money from the ATMs in the city. Credit cards are widely accepted and you can use them at almost all the stores and shops in Bangalore.

Wifi internet

Almost every hotel and known restaurant or bar offers free WiFi services to its patrons. There are several free WFi hotspots across Bangalore too.

Drinking laws

The legal age for consumption of alcohol in Karnataka is 21.


Tipping is an important part of etiquette to be observed while touring anywhere in India. It’s a common practice to tip the waiters at restaurants and the cab drivers while sightseeing.


This city has a low crime rate and therefore considered relatively safe. However, petty crimes like pickpocketing or bag snatching are common. It’s advisable to always be cautious of your surroundings and avoid visiting isolated areas.

General information

Languages spoken

Kannada, Hindi, English, Telugu, Tamil

Time zones

UTC + 5.5 hours

Major religions

Hinduism, Islam, Christianity

Domestic international calling codes


Electricity standards

220 Volts
Plug Type: BS 546 5 A Plug

Common greetings

How are you?: Hegiddeera ?

Fine!: Chennagide!

Glad to meet you: Nimmannu bheti madi santhosha ayithu

What is your name?: Nimma hesaru yenu?

My name is Raju: Nanna hesaru Raju

Come in: Olage banni

Sit down: Kulithukoli

Stop: Nillisi

Go forward: Munde hogi

Go back: Hinde hogi

I want to get down here: Naanu illi illiyutheeni

Next stop: Mundina stop

Listen: Keli

Please: Dayavittu

Thank you : Dhanyavaadagalu

Good-bye: Hogibaruve

I want: Nanage beku

Please help me: Dayavittu sahaya maadi

Agree!: Sari!

It's good!: Chennagide!

This is very good: Iddu thumba chennagide

I am sorry: Nannannu kshamisi!

Lets go! : Hogonva!

What does this cost?:Idara bele yesthu?

Is this water good for drinking?: Ed neeru kudiyalu yogyave?

Can I make a phone call from here?: Naanu illinda phone maada bahuda?

Where can I hire a taxi? : Taxi yelli siguthade?

Where does this road lead?: Ee rasthe yellige hoguthe?

What is the time? : Samaya yesthu?

Please would you tell me where I can find this address: Dayavittu ee vilasa yellide yendu helutheera?

Have you eaten?: Ooota aayitha?


Emergency numbers

Police Control Room - 100

Ambulance pager - 9624 252316

Fire - 101

Hoysala - 103

Accident - 103

Commissioner's Office(PABX) - 2225 6242

Wockhardt Cardiac Line - 226 8888

HIV/AIDS Helpline - 1097 (toll-free) 2354 3333

Wockhardt Cardiac Line - 2226 8888

Telephone helpline - 1959

Electricity Breakdown - 2225 2035

Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Bangalore Urban District - 222 11137

Tourist Bureau - 2221 2901

City Railway Station - 2287 0068

Karnataka State Tourism Dev Corpn - 2221 5883

Bangalore Cantonment - 135

Bangalore East - 2557 1435