How To Reach Bangalore Air, Railways And Roadways

by Sanjana Shenoy
How To Reach Bangalore Air, Railways And Roadways

When I say, Namma Bengaluru. I speak of an experience, which cannot be expressed through words. But let’s give it a try! Bangalore – this capital city of Karnataka boasts of being one of the most developed, popular, historical and diverse cities, in not only India but across the world. Situated at a high altitude of 3020 feet above sea level, Bangalore is a city that experiences amazing weather throughout the year.

You can imagine sipping a hot cup of filter kappi while soaking in the romantic weather for 365 days in a year. Even RK Narayan took inspiration from Bangalore’s 2 neighbourhoods- Malleswaram and Basavanagudi to name his fictional city Malgudi. Now that you are having your aha! moment over this trivia, let me tell you how to reach Bangalore and the other attractions in this magnificent city.

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Attractions In Bangalore

Bangalore is home to over 25 beautiful lakes that house a vast ecosystem of flora and fauna. It has places of historical relevance like the Bugle Rock and Bull Temple to name few. From being the mecca of startup culture to the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore has been the city witnessing the fastest development in the world. Bangalore’s rich heritage of local, regional and international cuisine, as well as its upcoming beer culture, are some of the things that attract the youth of the country to this vibrant city. Think happening, it’s Bangalore. Now that you are all geared up to visit or revisit this beautiful city, let’s help you to sort out your travel plans. Here is a simple guide on how to reach Bangalore by air, railways, and road.

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Railways To Reach Bangalore

Bangalore is a major hub of the Indian Railways. Through easy online reservations and increased reliability in the system travelling by Indian Railways is often preferred. Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna Railway Station links the city of Bangalore with all the prime Indian cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Mysore, and Chennai among others. Trains like Kongu Express, Rajdhani Express, Mysore Express are few of the trains that serve the city, connecting Bangalore to other parts of the nation through meter gauge and broad gauge railway services. For travelling within Bangalore, Namma Metro, an intra-city rail network set up by Bangalore Metro Railway Corporation assists in commutation.

Airways To Reach Bangalore

Kempegowda International Airport opened in 2008, spanning over 4700 acres, located 36 km away from Bangalore is one of the best airports in the country and also the 3rd busiest airport in India. It has only one terminal, Terminal 1 that hosts both domestic and international flights. It handles over 20 million passengers every year. The airport is beautifully designed with exquisite duty-free shops and some of the best restaurants and cafes in the country. Bangalore International Aiport is currently developing Terminal 2 which will be designed like Singapore’s Changi Aiport, having indoor gardens and intricate architecture. We are already looking forward to this!

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Buses/Cabs To Reach Bangalore

Bangalore has excellent road connectivity thanks to the wide network of state and private buses. Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) connects the city to various places in Karnataka. There are air-conditioned, Volvo sleeper buses that connect Bangalore to cities like Goa, Mumbai, Pune, Coimbatore, and Chennai to name a few. Travellers can choose luxury buses, state transport buses or air-conditioned coaches based on their preferences. Majestic station is one of the main bus stations where travellers can commute. Those who wish to drive to Goa from Bangalore can take NH4 and NH63 that connect these cities in about 11 to 12-hour drive.

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Now that you know how to reach Bangalore, what are you waiting for? Make your travel plans and visit the Garden City!