Bengaluru, also known as Bangalore, is the capital city of Karnataka state in India. At 3,000 feet (914.4 m) above sea level, Bengaluru is known for its pleasant climate throughout the year. It is among the top entrepreneurial cities in the world. With a gross domestic product (GDP) of US$83 billion, Bengaluru is among the top five cities contributing to India's overall GDP.
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Rooms: VAT – 12.5%; Service Tax – 7.42%
F&B: VAT – 14.5%; Service Tax – 4.94%
*Service charge is at the discretion of the hotel. Usually between 10 – 12.5%
Tipping is permitted, usually between 10 and 12.5%
Bank Hours 10am - 4pm
Office Hours9am - 6pm
Shop Hours11am - 7pm
When visiting religious places it is recommended to dress conservatively and cover up.
Generally, smart casual or formal business attire is normal, depending on the occasion.
Bangalore has one of the mildest climates in India, but the weather can be unpredictable. Typically the monsoon season lasts from June to September.
Bangalore residents are used to carrying both an umbrella and sunglasses to be prepared for all eventualities.
LanguageEnglish, Hindi, Kannada
Time ZoneGMT + 5.5 hours
Mobile PhonesGSM 900 / 1800 / 1900
No 56-6B Palace Road, Bengaluru, 560052, India
T:(91 80) 4512 6100
F:(91 80) 4512 6199
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