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Bangalore Information

 

Weather

The average daily temperature in Bangalore in August is low-to-mid 80°F. Check the current local forecast here.

 

Currency

The official currency in Bangalore is the Rupee. Click here for currency conversion.

Credit cards are becoming more and more common in Bangalore, but they are not accepted everywhere. Carrying some cash is recommended, especially in restaurants and smaller stores. ATMs are the easiest way to withdraw cash from your home account - ensure you inform your bank before traveling abroad and be aware that you may be charged for cash withdrawals. It is advisable to exchange some cash before traveling to Bangalore. 

 

Electricity

The power supply in Bangalore is 230 volts at 50 Hertz. Plugs and sockets have either 2 pin connections (Type C) or 3 Pin connections (Type D). If you travel with a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need to bring a voltage converter with you. You may also need a plug adapter if your appliance's plug has a different shape.

 

Top Attractions in Bangalore

  • Bangalore Palace - Built in 1887 and inspired by England's Windsor Castle, this palace showcases fortified towers, arches, green lawns, and elegant woodcarvings in its interiors. The royal family still lives here today, and the palace is open to the public for visitors.
  • National Gallery of Modern Art - If you're an art lover, don't miss the National Gallery of Modern Art! You'll find it located in a Colonial mansion with a garden setting and on display work from a large number of modern and contemporary artists.
  • Krishna Rajendra (KR) Market - Located in the middle of this traditional, local market is Bangalore's bustling flower center. You'll also find plenty of fresh produce and spices from various vendors. 
  • Lalbagh Botanical Garden - This expansive garden covers 240 acres and has the most diverse species of plants in the world. Its focal point is a majestic glasshouse, built to commemorate the visit of the Prince of Wales, designed similar to the Crystal Palace in London.

 

Other Places of Interest

  • Tipu Sultan's Palace and Fort
  • Cubbon Park
  • Vidhana Soudha
  • Attara Kacheri and Surroundings
  • Ulsoor Lake