Once you’ve arrived at the Bangalore Airport (BLR) in Karnataka India, your next step is searching for a suitable car rental company.
Tourists arriving at BLR just need to walk towards the arrival terminal where car companies stand ready with their fleet.
###Car rental companies at BLR
Carzonrent and Akbar Travels offer car rental services at the Kempegowda International Airport and have their ranks right outside the terminal.
###Rates and reservations
Eligible drivers can hire hatchbacks, sedans, and vans. If tourists book their cars via the car rental company website, then they might get a discount on rates. The rates listed are for 1 day for an average A/C 5-seater car with boot space for 2 bags. These prices are exclusive of fuel rates. For more information, tourists can access the car rental companies’ websites. All prices are correct as of August 2015.
Akbar Travels: ₹6,000+ (with GPS)
###Driving from BLR
BLR is located in Devanahalli in Bangalore and is accessible via the National Highway 7 from Hebbal area.
Bangalore is the capital of Karnataka and the city is around 40 km from the airport. Tourists should take the Bangalore-Hyderabad Highway and take the exit from NH 7 to reach the airport.
In Bangalore, driving is on the left side of the road with the steering wheel on the right of the vehicle.
Parking and traffic congestion are big issues in the city and tourists are recommended to check for parking facilities in the hotels they’re staying at.
Do not use mobile phone while driving
Wearing the seat belt in compulsory.
The blood alcohol content limit is 0.3‰ and punishment is severe
###Car renting tips
Cars can be picked up at one place and dropped off at another. However, tourists need to check the list of pickup and drop-off points for each car company.
When entering any other state, extra taxes are levied
Limit your mileage by mapping your route beforehand to avoid paying extra charges/km
Ask for an English speaking driver if you are hiring one.
###Legal requirements for driving in Bangalore
Driving licence / Registration certificate, Taxation Certificate, Emission Test Certificate and Insurance Certificate should always be carried.
Drivers must be above 18 years of age. International driver’s licence in mandatory for drivers who doesn’t own an Indian driving licence.
###Places to visit
Often called as ‘Garden City of India’, Bangalore is a major tourist destination in Karnataka. The all year round pleasant Bangalore weather makes it conducive to enjoy a long drive at any time of the year. Some of the most popular places to visit in Bangalore are Cubbon Park, Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bangalore Fort, Vidhana Soudha, Lal Bagh, Bangalore Palace, ISCKON Temple, Bannerghatta National Park and Wonderla Bangalore. The city of Bangalore is as popular for its food and nightlife as it is for its monumental heritage and there are many pubs in Bangalore, where you can enjoy great drinks. The city also serves as gateway to nearby destinations in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu as well as Kerala. You should plan a trip from Bangalore to Mysore or from Bangalore to Chennai.
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