Car Hire in Bangalore
This information is correct as of August 2015.
Known as the ‘Silicon Valley of India’, explore the city of Bangalore in India and experience its one-of-a-kind tradition and attractions reachable via the car rental companies that serve the city. Tourist destinations in Bangalore include Cubbon Park, Lal Bagh, ISKCON Temple Bangalore, Bangalore Palace, and Bannerghatta National Park, to name a few.
Where to hire a car in Bangalore
Bangalore, as well as other cities in India, is well-served by local and international car rental providers, offering visitors and other travellers in the city with a wide range of rental vehicles and comprehensive car rental services. Local car rental companies that serve Bangalore and its immediate areas include Savaari Car Rentals, Luxury Car Rental Bangalore, Carzonrent, Bengaluru Car Hire, Active Car Mobile, Akbar Travels Of India Car Rental, Cabs India, Cauvery Cars, Travelocar Bangalore, S.G. Rent a Car, Manasa Car Rentals, Siddeshwara Travels, and Abhishek Car Rentals. International car rental agencies that have offices within Bangalore include Avis and Sixt.
Self-drive cars that are usually offered for rent include compact cars (Suzuki Swift), intermediate range cars (Ford Fiesta), standard category cars (Toyota Corolla), multi-utility vehicles (Toyota Innova), and SUVs (Ford Endeavour). Note that when renting a car, you must at least be 21 years old and have a valid Indian licence. Otherwise, you can still rent a car from car rental providers provided that you also hire a local driver with a valid Indian licence.
What to expect when hiring a car from Bangalore
Bangalore can be explored by car via its roads shared with typical road transportation options operated by Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation or BMTC, among other vehicles that reach approximately 1,250 on a daily average. Roads that serve the area of Bangalore or Bengaluru include the NICE bangalore Mysore Expressway, NICE Ring Rd, along with small roads like Magadi Rd, Mysore Road, Tank Bund Rd, 5th Main Rd, Langford Rd, Hosur Rd, and KH Road, in addition to many more.
Getting to your destination
Tumkur is home to attractions like the Devarayana Durga, Siddaganga Mutt, Goravanahalli Maha Lakshmi Temple, Siddara Betta, and more.
The industrial city of Tumkur in Karnataka state is located 70 kilometres northwest of Bangalore, along NH 4 and NH206. From Bangalore Tumkur, the total travel time is approximated at an hour and 40 minutes. Main route goes via NH4, Queens Rd, Chowdaiah Rd, Sankeys Rd, CV Raman Rd, Bangalore-Honavar Rd, among others. There are tolls when following this route.
Get to Mysore for Mysore Palace, Mysore Zoo, Karanji Lake, Brindavan Gardens, Jaganmohan Palace, and Lalitha Mahal, in addition to many more.
Driving straight to Mysore from Bangalore will take more than three hours for 144 kilometres. The roads along the way include NH275, Mysore Rd, and Nelson Mandela Rd/Sayyaji Rao Rd.
When in Salem, visit 1008 Lingam Temple, Kailasanathar Temple, Yercaud, Mettur Dam, Sugavaneshwarar Temple, Siddhar Temple, and more.
Travel for three hours and 28 minutes from Bangalore to Salem for 201 kilometres down Langford Rd, Hosur Rd, NH7, and Omalur Main Rd.