Bangalore Do's and Dont;s
Bangalore Do's and Dont;s Bengaluru Reviews
Sep 26, 2007
The cultural differences and some general tips when you come to Bangalore.
The main language spoken is Kannada, you will however find most people speak at least some English, so you should not have a lot of problems with the cab driver/waiter/at a store etc.
The weather is usually pleasant, it does not get extremely cold during winter, summer are not over the top hot! So need of heavy clothing in winter and also don't expect that you can get a complete tan in summer ;)
General Tips :
-Take off your shoes before you enter someone's home/religious place.
-Shaking hands is the most formal way of greeting someone in business meetings, you will embarrass people if you try to kiss them on the cheek as a greeting. If its informal event, just say a Hi/Hello.
-There are American fast food chains in Bangalore-Pizza hut, Subway, KFC, Mcdonalds to name a few.. You will not find any place than will serve beef! Cows are sacred in India!
-Get prepared to experience some horrible traffic jams and cows blocking your way on street sometimes :)
-People can get curious sometimes and ask irrelevant questions, if you do not wish to answer, shrug them off gently.
-Try to hire pre paid cabs to go site seeing/shopping to make sure you are not over paying.
-Auto rickshaws are also available, pay as much as the meter shows. Otherwise you be looted with their exorbitant demand for fares. If it is after 10pm, you are required to pay the fare+50%.(thats the norm)
-Most places will not accept credit cards for small amounts, carry a few hundred rupees..
-There are lot of clubs, pubs near the M.G. Road, Brigade road area. Try to leave these places before 10pm as it is not safe after that time.
-One more surprise all pubs,bars, discotheque close by 11pm in Bangalore
so if you planning for late night party, then plan it at your home without disturbing neighbors.
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