India : Safety by City
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Bangalore is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka, as well as India’s third-largest city.
This major industrial center of India is, nowadays, a large, cosmopolitan city with diminishing green areas and a working population that’s growing by the day.
Apart from its many other positive features, Bangalore is one of the few cities left in India which appreciates all art forms.
Bangalore has a pretty decent theater circuit, and it loves its dance forms.
To add to this, this huge city is the IT hub of the country and the home of many upcoming startups in the country.
Warnings & Dangers in Bangalore
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Bangalore is probably much safer than many other large cities in India, but given the fact that it's a large city, you must use caution all the time.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : MEDIUM
Be wary of pickpockets in public transport, and taxi drivers (as well as tuk-tuk drivers) trying to rip you off. Be especially careful in the overnight buses or trains. Keep in mind that driving is dangerous because of poor road conditions and the fact that India follows the left-hand driving system.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : HIGH
Pickpockets are pretty common in Bangalore. Be careful not to get your pockets picked and bag snatching is another very common form of petty theft. Pickpockets are especially common in public transport.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : MEDIUM
Bangalore is, at this point, notorious for its common floods. Bangalore floods are a great disturbance of daily life in the city. Roads can be blocked, people can’t go to work or schools. The economic damages are high but the number of casualties is usually very limited.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
Muggings and kidnappings aren't at all common in Bangalore, especially not towards foreigners. Still, follow your common sense and avoid deserted and poorly lit areas.
TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM
India keeps being targeted by terrorists so there is a risk of them trying to attack Bangalore. The last one was the so-called "The 2008 Bangalore serial blast".
SCAMS RISK : HIGH
Scams are a serious issue in Bangalore. This city, like many others in India, is notorious for scams performed on tourists. Taxi scams with taxi drivers convincing you to take other accommodation are very common, as are those where vendors give you less change than they should. Whatever service anyone offers you - you find out how much it costs first, because they will try to sell everything.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : MEDIUM
Sexual assaults are on the rise in Bangalore, and it is not the safest idea for women to travel alone in this country, whether by day or night. Always strive to be accompanied by someone when outside. Move-in groups and avoid poorly lit and deserted streets.
So... How Safe Is Bangalore Really?
Scams are a serious issue in Bangalore.
This city, like many others in India, is notorious for scams performed on tourists.
Taxi scams with taxi drivers convincing you to take other accommodation are very common, as are those where vendors give you less change than they should.
Whatever service anyone offers you – you find out how much it costs first, because they will try to sell everything.
How Does Bangalore Compare?
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- Visas - Most countries need a visa to enter Bangalore. Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months past your planned date of return. If you are not sure about your visa status, contact your local Indian embassy for further information.
- Currency - The Indian rupee is the official currency in Bangalore. ATMs are widespread in most areas and as for credit cards, it is advised to always carry cash as a backup. MasterCard and Visa are the most widely accepted credit cards.
- Weather - Bangalore has a tropical savanna climate characterized by both wet and dry seasons. Because of its high elevation, Bangalore usually has a moderate climate throughout the year, although occasional heat waves can make summers unbearable.
- Airports - Kempegowda International Airport is an international airport serving Bangalore. The airport is located about 40 km north of the city near the village of Devanahalli.
- Travel Insurance - Just like anywhere else, we recommend getting travel insurance when traveling to Bangalore, since it covers not only the costs of medical problems but also theft and loss of valuables.
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4 Reviews on Bangalore
This is stupid! Sexual assaults are NOT on the rise in Bangalore….it may seem like that due to the influx of so many people. Bangalore and especially South India (and not to forget North India aside from UP and Bihar) as a whole is extremely. At night, it is kind of like nyc….maybe safer.
Misleading af. Bangalore is probably the most safe compared to other metros, probably at par with Mumbai.
This is extremely misleading. Looks like they copy pasted from a Delhi guide because everything except for the weather describes Delhi lol
I am sorry to break it to you but this report is accurate and Bangalore is not safe at all.
When I visited I was followed at about 6 pm, it was just getting a bit dark and 2 men followed me, I felt like this is not going to end well and I rushed to the first store I saw, they waited for me outside, so I called my husband to come to get from there, and once they saw me talking to him when he got there they went on their way.
But, seriously this was scary and I haven’t felt safe during our stay there afterward.
We had zero issues with pickpocketing during our one-week stay. Granted, we’re always careful when traveling, especially when we explore the city at nighttime. If you like spending time outdoors, Bangalore aka The Garden City should be on your shortlist, we were very impressed.