Sep 15, 2011

First week in Bengaluru

This is an expensive city. Accommodation and transport can be fairly expensive here. However, I love the climate here. Afternoons  can be very sunny, but the rest of the day experiences a cool and breezy weather. The BMTC bus service is really good and well-connected. One can get bus passes on a daily/monthly basis and fares are very reasonable. The buses are well-maintained and service is frequent and fast.

Communication can be a barrier at times, but most people are quite generous and willing to help here. While I was on my lookout for a PG accommodation, I had to travel around 20kms to-and-fro. The first day I travelled by auto and Vajra(AC Volvo) buses and it was a bit expensive. The second day I got a daily non-AC bus pass for Rs 45 and I travelled throughout with it. These passes let you board and travel on any BMTC bus all through the duration of 1 day. Quite convenient. There are monthly passes too, on a discounted rate.

The roads are good and the traffic is thick during peak hours. But not too miserable. There are a lot of Tech Parks everywhere. Quite expected of Bangalore. The food is mostly South Indian, although you do get all sorts of cuisines. I like South Indian cuisine, so I don't think I'll have any problem.

My EVDO conenction (BSNL mobile broadband Internet) isn't working here, so I might have to reconfigure it. But I don't know when will I get the time. My office starts tomorrow, so I will get a little busy now on. Good for me. My PG is 15mins by bus from my office so transportation isn't an issue. The locality is good and well-connected and is in Kammanahalli. I got a Vodafone prepaid connection here, people say its got a better network and coverage. The tariff and offers are quite nice too :)

So far so good. I'll post more soon.

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