Bengaluru (Bangalore), India

Where to Shop

Clothing & Accessories

Free Tailoring With Most Purchases
by Hacked By of youtube.com/fırlamaadam about 6 years ago

At many of the nicer shops on Commercial Street, tailoring is included in the price. You just pick out a kurti or other top, and if it needs to be fitted, the tailors on staff will take care of it, usually within the hour. Not bad for an $8 shirt.

Shopping at Mysore Top 10 Shopping Experiences
by Hacked By of youtube.com/fırlamaadam about 6 years ago
Shopping at Mysore Top 10 Shopping Experiences

Mysore sells fabric and dresses for any occasion. The building is multi-storied and is always packed with moms and daughters shopping for saris, lehengas, and other traditional Indian dress. I came in looking for something to wear to a friend's wedding and was sent upstairs, given a cup of chai, sat down on a pedestal, and brought sets and sets of pieces to approve or reject. It felt like I was shopping for my own wedding. Pieces run from 3000 r/s ($60) to 15000+ r/s. The shop can be found where Commercial Street dead ends into Kamaraj Road. Go for the experience! Note that the shop only sells fabric but will send you to a trusted tailor to have the dress made. Tailoring costs were an additional 1200 r/s ($22).

Getting Around

Other

Bangalore's Auto Rickshaws
by Hacked By of youtube.com/fırlamaadam about 6 years ago

Fares start at 20 r/s (or 17 r/s on old meters) for the first 2 kilometers and ratchet up from there. In Bangalore, you will find that many auto rickshaw drivers will not use their meters and prefer to negotiate a flat rate with foreigners. You will also see the use of faulty meters, refusal to take passengers on short distances, and drivers intentionally taking longer routes or pretending not to understand you. Getting conned is a common affair but you're usually only out a few pennies. If you want to get even, register your complaint with the Bangalore traffic police at 080-25588444/555. You'll need your driver's name and license plate.

Taxi

Taxi Ride Into Bangalore - 700-800 r/s
by Hacked By of youtube.com/fırlamaadam about 6 years ago

From the airport, you can take a bus or taxi into Bangalore proper. The airport is north of the city and the ride into town will take at least 40 mins by taxi or over an hour by bus without traffic. The bus fare is around 300 r/s and a taxi, if you find an unlicensed one--just walk toward the bus stand--will cost around 750 r/s depending on the hour and location. Try to find others to share the fare and save on cost.