Travel and Vacation Guide Bengaluru | The Oberoi, Bengaluru
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Travel Information

The Oberoi, Bengaluru is located on MG Road, in the heart of the business, financial and shopping districts of the city. The hotel is conveniently connected to the major IT business park locations and is 15 minutes drive from the Vidhan Soudha (Legislative Assembly) and other government offices.

Location & Access

Flying to Bengaluru

The Oberoi, Bengaluru is 38 kilometres, or an hour's drive, from Kempegowda international and domestic terminals. The airport offers daily connections to all major cities in India, Asia, Europe and America.

The Oberoi, Bengaluru is 37km, or approximately 90 minutes' drive from the airport.

Some approximate domestic flight times are as follows:

  • Mumbai to Bengaluru flights: 1.5 hours
  • Delhi to Bengaluru flights: 2.5 hours
  • Kolkata to Bengaluru flights: 2.5 hours

We would be happy to arrange a chauffeur driven car to meet your plane.

Please contact us for assistance or further information.

Trains to Bengaluru

There are regular trains throughout the day from Bengaluru City and Cantonment Railway Stations to all the major cities in India. Please be advised that trains can be fully booked weeks in advance.

Some approximate train journey times are as follows:

  • Mumbai to Bengaluru trains: 25 hours
  • Kolkata to Bengaluru trains: 30 hours
  • Delhi to Bengaluru trains: 45 hours

The Oberoi, Bengaluru is situated 8km, or approximately 30 minutes' drive, from The Cantonment Railway station. The distance from The Bengaluru City Central Railway Station to the hotel is 14km, or approximately 45 minutes' drive.

We would be happy to arrange a chauffeur driven car to meet your train.

Please contact us for assistance or further information.

Other Travel Information

Immigration

All international visitors to India (except those with a Nepali or Bhutanese national passport), must have valid passports stamped with current visas. For more information on visa categories and applications, please visit the Government of India online portal for visa applications here .

It is mandatory for all international visitors to India to register with the Foreigners' Regional Registration Office within 24 hours of arrival. The hotel will scan your passport photograph page when you check in and take care of this service for you.

Visa on Arrival

The Visa on Arrival (enabled by Electronic Travel Authorisation) facility is available for travellers visiting India from 43 countries. For more information on the Visa on Arrival facility, please click here   to visit the website of the Government of India.

Currency

The unit of Indian currency is the Rupee. For up to date information on exchange rates, please click here.

We would be happy to help with foreign currency exchange in India. Please ask the concierge upon arrival.

There are plenty of international ATMs in all major cities in India. International credit cards are also widely accepted.

Please note: It is prohibited to take Indian currency out of India.

CUSTOMS ALLOWANCES

Currency

Visitors of Indian origin and foreigners aged above 10 years who reside in India can carry INR 45,000 (when the country of origin is Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar or China, the currency allowance is INR 6,000)

International visitors (over 18 years) from every other country can carry USD 10,000 or the value of USD 5,000 in other currencies, per person into India.

Duty Free Goods

Duty free allowances per person (over the age of 18) are as follows:

  • Alcohol: 2 litres
  • Cigarettes: 100 pieces
  • Cigars: 25 pieces
  • Tobacco: 125g

Passengers aged over 18 can also carry one laptop computer.

Customs duty is leviable at 36.05% on the valuable of dutiable goods in excess of the allowance.

Restricted Items

The following items are prohibited in India:

  • Maps and literature where India's external boundaries have been incorrectly drawn;
  • Narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances;
  • Goods violating any of the legally enforceable intellectual property rights;
  • Wildlife products;
  • Counterfeit currency;
  • Specified live birds and animals.

WEATHER IN BENGALURU

Bengaluru is known for its year-round temperate climate.

Winter lasts from November to January, during which time the temperatures are a pleasant 72-81 °F (22-27 °C).

Summers last from April to June, at which time temperatures can reach 88°F to 97 °F (31-36°C). The monsoon rains happen from July until October, with the highest average rainfall of 241 millimetres falling in September.

Autumn (September to November) temperatures range between 72 °F and 88 °F (22°C and 31°C), while spring (February to March) temperatures are from 79 °F to 90 °F (26°C to 32°C).

In Bengaluru, rainfall can happen throughout the year. As soon as temperatures rise, there is a tendency towards light rainfall, which lowers the temperature and makes it feel more pleasant again.

RECOMMENDED CLOTHING

If you are travelling to Bengaluru during the summer months, we recommend you wear loose clothing made from natural fabrics. During the winter months, you may wish to carry a sweater or shawl for the evenings.

LANGUAGE

English is widely spoken in India. Staff at the airport, hotels, restaurants and shops will most often be fluent in English.

Hindi is the official and most widely spoken native language in India. It is most concentrated in the northern states. Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada prevail in the south.