Hotel Radisson Blu
Outer Ring Road, Marathahalli Junction,
Bengaluru 560037, India
Phone: 011 91 80670 76909
About Bengaluru (Bangalore)
Known as the Garden City, the city of Bengaluru (Bangalore) is located on the Deccan Plateau in the south-eastern part of the state of Karnataka in India. Home to a demographically diverse population, Bengaluru is a major economic and cultural hub and the fastest growing major metropolis in India. Many well-recognized colleges and research institutions in India are based here. Numerous public sector heavy industries, software companies, aerospace, telecommunications, and defence organisations are also located in the city. Bengaluru is known as the Silicon Valley of India because of its position as the nation’s leading IT exporter. It is the main center of the Information Technology industry in India; almost every Indian and multinational IT company has a presence here.
Below are General Travel Tips that reflect the many travel sites on the Web and also offer advice from our Indian colleagues and others who have traveled in India. The best travel tip we can offer is to confer with friends and colleagues who are from India and plan to take full advantage of this opportunity to travel to India and explore areas beyond Bengaluru, or at least beyond the conference hotel.
The supply voltage is 240V/50Hz, and also has a different plug configuration compared to US/Europe. Some hotels may already have a dual purpose plug configuration. To use the supply voltage for your device chargers, check a couple of things. You should get a plug adapter that is suited to the Indian plug model. You should also check if your device charger can work with an input supply of 240 V/50Hz. If not, you should get an adapter that can also transform the input supply voltage. Depending on your hotel, accessories such as travel adapters and hair dryers may be provided. As a last resort, you can buy an adapter from Indian airports, or within the city too. There are multiple outlets near the conference site. Some small shops that sell electrical/electronic/computer items also carry travel adapters for sale.
Local Currency & Credit Cards
The INR (Indian Rupee) is the official currency. Currently, 1 US Dollar is roughly 80 INR. Currency can be changed at airports, or at some specific banks, or at currency exchanges such as Thomas Cook. Typically, currency exchangers may require copies of your passport/ticket, so keep a couple of copies available if you plan to exchange currency in India. Most restaurants, businesses and hotels accept VISA/Mastercard credit cards. There may be a small convenience charge when you use cards issued outside of India.
Bottled water is available for sale at all hotels/restaurants, and even small local shops. When purchasing outside the hotel, make sure it is not refilled bottle; buy carbonated if you are not sure
Websites for Travel in India – In no specific order