Sunday, May 23, 2010

Experienceing Bangalore!

If you are new to Bangalore and if you are coming from a city like Hyderabad, the first thing you'll notice is the weather! Bangalore has an awesome weather, atleast for me. The short drizles make the city look beautiful during the day.The cold breeze makes it even better at night! I am in love with the weather here.

Accommodation is one thing which I have not found yet. Thats scarey given the fact Ill have to vacate the guest house any day this week :( I do not know th city yet. From experiance this is what I found about locations:

* Bhannarghatta road: Not Recommended! [even if u get a palace on rent for cheap price, avoid this location if you working in E City. Travelling is such a pain!]

* Koramangla : Highly Recommend! This place has a good connectivity with the rest of Bangalore. Travelling to and from E City should be easier from here! Koramangla is slightly expesive compared to other locations Ive been to.

* E City: Not Recommended! This is one advice I have been consistently getting from every one around and from day 1! Do not stay in E City. It would look comfortable for a few months and later you get a feel that you are trapped in a corporate jungle!

* BTM Layout: Highly Recommend! I havnt been to this place personally, but who ever visited this place for searching accomodation has good words about it.

* Yellahanka: Not Recommended! Not sure if it spells correct. As far as Ive heard of this place, its easier to get an accomodation here and its cheaper, but its really very far!

* HSR Layout: Recommended! Not visited the place personally. Got lots of reccomendations about this place though :)

* Madiwala : Not sure! This place is awesome in terms of connectivity. Since I hail from Kerala, this place is awesome in terms of food as well! We have lots of Kerala messes and restraunts here. But in terms of quality of flats, this place doesnt come near BTM or Koramangla. We have old flats here an most of them have a PG kind of look [from what Ive seen]. Since I wish to get a feel of home from where I am gona live, I would rather not recommend this place!

As I said, I still havnt figured out where to stay, so if anyone of you have suggestions, I would be glad to read them in the comments section!

Travel to home town has been another thing which brought me to Bangalore! Now I am nearer to Kerala. In Hyderabad I had to depend on One train [Sabari express] which run dailey and which is full almost on any given day! The journey took almost 22 hours! Bangalore is better with atleast 3 trains and 40 plus busses going to Kerala! But booking a ticket was not as easy as I have imagined! I had to travel to Kerala this weekend [21st] and wow, no tickets available in the trains! No tickets available in the busses as well [remember the count was 40 plus!!] Then through an agent I got my ticket to kerala. Now the return journey? No tickets available on any mode of transport on Sunday night! Got special permission to be away from desk on Monday and what do I find? There is just one ticket waiting for me on a mOnday night! So I booked it - the last seat, God knows how the journey is gona be!

Now, the reason for my relocation to Bangalore: my New job! Infosys is awesome! Atlast the campus! I am yet to get a feel of the work culture and process, but the campus sure looks worthy of the change! I spent almost 18 hours in campus these days! No, not at desk, in the campus!! The job looks challenging as of now, looking forward to interact with the team and fall in now with the process :) Infy has spent so much in maintaining greenery around the campus which is GOOD! We even have monkeys and cute birds in the trees near our food courts :) so much close to nature, i say! its really refreshing! There are 50 buildings in the campus of which I guess 9 are food courts! Any one here works in E City? Lets meet :)

Oh, forgot to mention, my lazy lazy blog completed 100 posts with the last note! So this is the 101st post :)

have a happy time friends and smile! :)

42 comments:

The Show Stopper said...

I have been at Infy, blore and I sure say its awesome! :) Hope you have lots and lots of fun too at work! :) :)

and congrats on 101! ;)

Nidz said...

plan ur hols early so tht u get manpasand bus on time :P

Yalanka s on the way to new sirport so its high NOT recommended. Have fun n Blore. There s loads u wil kwn the city abhi toh bas shuruwat hai bachhu

Luscious Sealed Lips said...

Hope you find an accommodation soon and Bangalore makes you comfortable.

Congratulations, on both the job and the posts. :)

Kisses.

ANWESA said...

Hope you get a home soon !

Ria said...

hey congrats for writing 100 posts. And hope u get an acco soon in bangalore.

Ashwathy said...

congrats!! on the post, on the job, on the move! :-)

i havent stayed very long there but my impression is that b'lore is a lovely place... i've enjoyed every minute of when I was there. I m sure u will too. all the best :-)

Arv said...

hi dude... never lived there but my cousins were/are put up in koramangala and BTM layout... nice places :)

enjoy the new place :)

preeti said...

congrats on 100 :) and malleswaram rocks :)

Rajlakshmi said...

have heard about the the climate ... thats its awesome...
seems you ahve been visiting a lot of places :)

ki said...

Congrats on the job, the 100th post :)

and you suck for staying in a place with nice weather when I'm slogging it out in the heat in Delhi!!!

Mads said...

hey congrats for the job and 100 posts!!

heard a lot abt b'lore..am sure u'll love the place :)

Shaunak said...

Congrats on 100 posts! I might be joining you in bangalore soon!

Lena said...

Good luck with finding a nice place for yourself. The place looked really good to me, and I am sure climate is way better than in Hyd :D

Lena

Shas said...

Congrats! on ur 101 post.
Finding a suitable accommodation is a hell of a thing. Hope you find one soon :)

enchantinganki said...

Congrats Sawan!! :-) You will have to treat me for new job ;)
Bangalore is a nice place and I am sure you will have fun out there!!

Gayatri Shenoy said...

Bengaluru is indeed a lovely place. Happy stay!

Keshi said...

good on ya! :)

so ur in Bangi now? Send me some hot samosas wont ya? hehehe...

TC Sawan and all the best too!
Keshi.

Aparna said...

me too going to blore for doing my PG course..! same pinch

Priya said...

I loved d city though i was ther 4 few days. Started reading ur blogs recently. Im lovin it. Keep up d gud work. God Bless.

Rane (The Orchid with All Shades Pink) said...

Sawan,

:( :( :(

sawan said...

Meera, thnx grl :)

sawan said...

Nidhi, sahi mein. m sure m gona know the city more from now :)

sawan said...

LSL, i found an accomodation :) thnx grl!

sawan said...

Anwesa, I got one! thnx:)

sawan said...

Ria, thnx grl :) i got accomodation!

sawan said...

Ashwathy, thnx grl :) some how i am having a similar experiance! loving bangalore to th core :)

sawan said...

Arv, sure bro! i am stayin in BTM now :)

sawan said...

Preeti, malleswaram? :P i am stayin in BTM!! wer are u? no news :(

sawan said...

Rajlakshmi, The climate is truly awesome!! i am loving the city :)

sawan said...

Kirti, :) awee. come over to bangalore, its nearer to chennai :P

sawan said...

Madhuri, i am loving it! :) thnx dear

sawan said...

Shaunak, you din come :( thnx for he wishes bro!

sawan said...

Lena, climate is better than hyd for sure :) wen r u comin to blor next? :P

sawan said...

Shas, i found one! thnx :)

sawan said...

Ankita, thnx girl! treat - any day :)

sawan said...

Gayatri, thnx grl :)

sawan said...

Keshi, samosas for sure!! shall i email u some? :P

sawan said...

Aparna, eyyy!! pg course! wow, which course?

sawan said...

Priya, thnx Priya, do come back :)

sawan said...

Kajal, awee, dnt do that!! thu na smile karte hue zyada achi lagthi hein :)

Sweta said...

Bangalore Jindabaad!! :)

sawan said...

Sweta, zindabad zindabad :P