Finding cheap flights to Bangalore can help you to enjoy your trip that much more. Bangalore, also known locally as Bengaluru, is the capital of Karnataka, a state in India. The main access for Bangalore flights is the Bengaluru International Airport (BLR) in Devanahalli. It is about 38 kilometres from the downtown area of Bangalore and about 30 kilometres from the Bangalore City Railway Station. This is a modern airport opened in May of 2008. Kingfisher Airlines' hub is located here. India flights and airlines at this airport comprise of 21 international airlines, 10 domestic airlines, and connects to more than 50 destinations throughout the world.
The largest airlines flying into and out of the airport are Air India, Qatar Airways, Emirates from Dubai and Etihad Airways. British Airways provides access from London and Air France provides access from Paris. You can find cheap flights to Bangalore from many of these companies.
Bangalore flights will bring you into the city. From the airport, take a bus to the part of town you wish to visit. Once you are in Bangalore, bus tends to be the easiest and cheapest method of getting around in the city and surrounding area. Those buses with a black display board stay within the city limits and those with a red display travel into the suburban areas.
You can also travel through the city by taxi. You must make an appointment or reservations to obtain a taxi. You cannot hail one from the street. These vehicles are not marked with "taxi" on them, but rather have the operator's name displayed. It's also possible to travel by private car and bike. Rentals are available locally.
With cheap airfares into the city available, you'll find plenty of time and money to spend seeing the city's attractions. This is not a tourism-centric city, but there is a rich history here worth exploring. Visit the Vidhana Soudha, the legislative house in the state. You may wish to visit the Tipu Sultan's Palace, which dates to 1790. The Bangalore Palace is also worth visiting. The Maharajahs of Mysore constructed it and though it was once run down, it is now better maintained to a semblence its former glory. The Vikasa Soudha is built in the same style as the Vidhana Soudha, but is far more modern.
A large number of temples here will keep you busy. Visit the Bull Temple, with a boulder carved into the shape of a bull and the Maha Bodhi Society Temple, a newer structure and a shrine to Bodh Gaya. You can also enjoy shopping, cycling, go-carting, or watch a cricket match.
Getting cheap tickets to Bangalore allows visitors to have more in their pocket for the shopping. There are several shopping districts here, including UB City. You will find international name brands here including Versace and Kimaya. Other options include the MG Road and Bannerghatta Road areas. For meals, you could stop in at any of the South Indian vegetarian, fast food restaurants. There are many of these. You will find local restaurants serving traditional Indian cuisine, but plenty of western favourites as well.
As for the nightlife, Bangalore has a few options. There are numerous clubs and bars, but it is also just as common to take in a movie or to visit a fair instead.
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