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Bangalore Tourism | Essentials

Getting Here

Bangalore is well connected by air, rail and road to all the major cities such as Delhi, Madras, Bombay, Calcutta and to most other important cities and towns.

There are regular train services from Madras(4 trains per day), Mysore(7 trains per day), Calcutta(weekly twice), New Delhi(1 service daily). Bangalore Airport is used for both domestic and international flights.

Prepaid Calling Cards

Please visit for details on Airtel Calling card: http://airtel.co.in/Common.aspx?path=1/104/173
These calling cards are available at all Airtel outlets in Bangalore city.


Shopping is a delightful experience in Bangalore. You'll find some of the most exquisite silks here. You can also take home handicrafts in sandalwood and rose wood, available in state-owned emporia and private stores. For gold and jewellery, you can visit the quaint Jeweller's Street. Some of the favourite shopping haunts are M.G.Road, Brigade Road, Residency Road and Commercial Street. Bargain hunters tend to favour K.G.Road, Malleswaram and Shivajinagar. The main shopping areas of Bangalore are:

  1. Brigade Road
  2. Commercial Street
  3. M.G. Road
  4. Residency Road

Some of the popular Shopping Centres at Bangalore are:

  1. M.G. Road: Public Utility Building, Shrungar Shopping Centre, Bombay Store
  2. J.C. Road: Unity Building
  3. Residency Road: Pinto Towers and lots of furniture shops
  4. Brigade Road: Curzon Complex, St.Patricks Complex,Mota Chambers & 5th Avenue.
  5. Infantry Road: Safia Plaza and Copper Arch
  6. St. Mark's Road: Sophia's Choice
  7. Shoppers Stop
  8. Lifestyle (near Football stadium)

Money Changers

Given below is a list of some moneychangers in Bangalore.

107 Raheja Plaza
17, Commissariat Road, D'Souza Circle
Ph: 5587931/5300996
Fax: 5587931
7 days a week. Timings: 0930-1930 hrs.

Pheroze Framroze & Co.
G-2, Richmond Plaza
Richmond Circle, Raja Ram Mohan Roy Road
Ph: 2227194, 2211025
Fax: 2211064
Timings: 0930-1900 hrs. Sunday till 1300 hrs.

Thomas Cook
70, M. G. Road
Ph: 5581337