The experiences one feels while traveling is just phenomenal. The crowd and faces we come across, the anecdotes we hear, the unpleasant events we cross, and so on. But at the end of the day, when we walk wordlessly, the story of each moment gives us a valuable lesson. All these lessons, experiences, and inspirations we love to give back to people.
I guess, on my journey to the South, I had many challenges and new experiences that would help my fellow travelers.
Bengaluru, is known as the Silicon Valley of India, located in the State of Karnataka in the Southern part of India. A city that has pleasant weather, planned-architect row houses, and exotic South Indian cuisine to butter you up with rocking nightlife, which will enliven you. I was in Bengaluru during the “Diwali” time, a festive time where people lighten their houses with diyas and lanterns, it's also known as Festive of light.
The trip turned out to have a lot of experiences, challenges, and some mistakes. Experience as rickshaws are overpriced, challenging was language, and to walk my mobile in hand on a street was a mistake because random bikers snatched my phone and something valuable, all my clicked pictures. When I complain, I knew such incidents are quite common in this city. So, I can very well take you through an experience that may help you to avoid a few blunders as you travel.
Let me drive you through a wondrous experience and some mistakes which you can easily avoid.
Bangalore, was renamed as Bengaluru in 2014. The big technological players like Google, Flipkart, Amazon, and more to name are based here in the heart of the city. So, if you are a computer-engineer or want to get into an IT sector, maybe this place will suit your profile or startup.
The tourist side in the Bengaluru was reasonably busy on weekends as I visited, but if you visit some other day, you may find emptier where you can discover nicely but during odd hours. One thing that did surprise me here that the town has narrow streets, nasty roads, and traffic in Bengaluru can make your journey way slow. I realized it when I had to travel 6 km, which took around 60 minutes. You should count yourself lucky if you could book an Uber or Ola within 5 mins.
But, you will find pleasant weather in Bengaluru for most of the year's time, that's because the city's location is on the Deccan plateau at an elevation of over 3000 feet above sea level. Surprisingly, this city has seven different languages – Kannada (native language), Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Konkani, Hindi, and English. The native people are familiar with South Indian languages, besides the hoardings or signboards may not all be in Hindi or English. In my experience, I feel if you take a guide along, it will ease your journey.