Visiting Bengaluru? 5 Local Travel Hacks for You

Bengaluru Local Travel Hacks
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Welcome to Bengaluru.

As you are about on your journey to explore the ‘Silicon Valley of India, it’s important to get used to some handy travel hacks to make the most of your time in Namma Bengaluru. Whether you’re a local or a first-time traveller these five hacks will help you navigate Bengaluru’s streets like a pro and experience the city like never before.

5 Bengaluru Local Travel Hacks

Choose Public Transport:  Bengaluru’s traffic can be notoriously heavy,  travelling by public transport is a smart choice. Utilize the extensive network of buses and metro to move around the city quickly and economically. The best part is that you can book your BMTC bus passes online on Tummoc. Get yourself a day pass or a weekly pass and explore the city without any worry.

You should also consider purchasing a ‘Namma Metro’ card to avoid long queues and get discounts on metro fares. If you want to know the metro schedule, just check on Tummoc. The metro will be useful for covering longer distances without getting stuck in traffic jams.

Book Rides Online: When public transport isn’t feasible or if you prefer door-to-door service, rely on app-based rides  These services are readily available in Bengaluru and offer a convenient and hassle-free way to navigate the city. Moreover, they provide fare estimates upfront, eliminating the need for negotiation. You can book autos, bike taxis and cabs too, all on the Tummoc app!

Learn a Little Kannada: Learn some local phrases or ask a local friend to help you negotiate the fare in Kannada (the local language) to ensure you don’t overpay for anything. We’ve put together a beginner’s guide to Kannada to help you 🙂

Avoid Peak Traffic Hours – To make your commute smoother, plan your travel schedule to avoid peak traffic hours. Bengaluru’s traffic can get intense during morning and evening rush hours, so try to plan your sightseeing or work-related visits during off-peak times. You’ll not only save time but also enjoy a more relaxed journey. And if you’re looking for the best routes to reach somewhere, you can check on Tummoc.

Be Prepared for Any Weather: Bengaluru is a beautiful city with a vibrant personality, and anyone who has visited the city cannot stop raving about the weather. However, there’s no denying that the weather is unpredictable. Just be prepared for a sudden drastic change in weather. Carry an umbrella or a jacket if you can, and just be mentally prepared that the weather will be completely different than what you expected. 

As you travel through Bengaluru, these five local travel hacks will undoubtedly enhance your experience.

From navigating the public transport system to embracing the culture these tips will empower you to explore the city with confidence and ease.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to get around Bengaluru to avoid traffic congestion?

To avoid traffic congestion in Bengaluru, it’s recommended to use public transport, such as buses and the metro. The ‘Namma Metro card can be beneficial for discounted fares and faster access to the metro. You can check Namma Metro timings, routes and more online on Tummoc. Alternatively, you can use app-based ride-hailing services for door-to-door convenience and transparent pricing. You can book autos, taxis and bike taxis online on Tummoc in just a few taps.

How can I learn the local language to communicate better with the locals in Bengaluru?

Learning a few basic Kannada phrases can significantly improve your communication with locals in Bengaluru. You can find language apps or language classes online to help you grasp essential phrases for negotiating fares and interacting with people during your travels. Additionally, we’ve put together a quick guide for beginners here.

What are the best neighbourhoods to explore on foot or by cycle in Bengaluru?

Bengaluru has several vibrant neighbourhoods that are ideal for exploring on foot or by cycle. Some popular options include Basavanagudi, Malleswaram, and Indiranagar. These areas offer bustling markets or historical landmarks or a chance to experience the city’s unique charm at a leisurely pace.

Are there any specific off-peak hours to plan my sightseeing in Bengaluru?

Yes, to avoid heavy traffic during rush hours, plan your sightseeing or work-related visits during off-peak hours. Typically, the morning and evening rush hours can be congested, so aim for early morning or early afternoon to enjoy a smoother commute.

How can I book autos, bikes and taxis online in Bengaluru?

To maximize your experience with app-based ride services in Bengaluru, ensure you have the Tummoc app installed on your phone. It will allow you to book autos, bike taxis, and cabs, offering convenient and hassle-free transportation options with upfront fare estimates.

If you aren’t already using Tummoc, join the smart commute revolution and download it here! 

With Love,
Team Tummoc



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