When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Bangalore?
With Netflights, you can compare last-minute flights, direct flights and indirect flights to Bangalore easily and efficiently. Because Bangalore has a year-round moderate climate, it’s always a good time to jump on a last-minute flight to Bangalore. However, the busiest time for tourism is between October and February when temperatures are slightly cooler. The monsoon season lasts from June to September, although the rains are not often disruptive.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Bangalore?
The best time to find cheap flights to Bangalore is at least eight weeks prior to departure as you’ll have the most options for rates and airlines. Diwali in October and November and the Karaga Festival in March and April are two of the busiest times in Bangalore, so book your return flights well in advance during these months. March to May is a great time to visit as Bangalore flights are often less expensive.
Flying to KempeGowda International Airport BLR
KempeGowda International Airport (BLR) is located in Devanahalli, which is 40 kilometres from the central business district of Bangalore and 30 kilometres from the Bangalore City Railway Station. As one of India’s most modern airports, it’s light, bright and easy to navigate. You can find direct flights with British Airways departing from London Heathrow only. Other airlines offer return flights from the United Kingdom with only one or two stopovers. Compare flights to Bangalore from Air France (stopover in Paris), Emirates, Etihad Airways, Jet Airways, KLM (stopover in Amsterdam), Lufthansa (stopover in Germany), Oman Air (stopover in Oman), Qatar Airways (stopover in Qatar), Singapore Airlines (stopover in Singapore) and Sri Lankan Airlines (stopover in Sri Lanka). You can even check-in for one-stop Bangalore flights at Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds-Bradford and more.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
Terminal 1 at KempeGowda International Airport (BLR) handles both international and domestic passengers and has 12 gates with gates 25 and 26 equipped to service the world’s largest aircraft. Check-ins and baggage reclaims are found on the lower floor, while departure gates are located on the upper floor. There are signs in English in addition to all the amenities travellers expect from a modern airport: shopping, restaurant and internet facilities.
Getting to the City from KempeGowda International Airport BLR
The airport is connected to the city centre via public buses from the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC). These run every 30 minutes 24 hours a day and depart from the terminal building with routes that connect to the city’s metro lines. Air-conditioned taxis are available for hire. There are car hire offices within the airport as well.
Why Visit Bangalore?
As the country’s third-largest city, a regional capital and one of the fastest growing cities in Asia, Bangalore is going somewhere fast. Known as a green, clean and modern metropolis, Bangalore is spearheading the county’s IT boom with high-tech industries and their modern office blocks developing at a rapid rate. Cubbon Park, a tranquil oasis in the middle of the business district, is a favourite of office workers, while Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens houses one of the largest collections of plant species in the world.
Some of the city’s cultural highlights include the world-class National Gallery of Modern Art, the modern Iskcon Temple and the beautiful Bangalore Palace, built to resemble Windsor Castle. Head to Krishnarajendra Market for a taste of a quintessential Indian market: hectic, noisy, colourful and incredibly fun. Finish off your day sightseeing at one of the microbreweries that have emerged in the last decade – just one of the many signs that this is a thoroughly modern megacity.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
Indian rupees are available from ATMs and currency exchange services at the airport. British passport holders are eligible for a 60-day e-visa that can be obtained from the India High Commission website. The day you are required to leave the country (or have extended your visa by) will be stamped in your passport upon arrival. Your passport must be machine readable, include two blank pages for your visa and be valid for a minimum of 180 days from the time of your application.