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    Bangalore – a brief overview

    Famous as India’s IT hub, Bangalore offers a gentler introduction to India, for those put off by the colourful chaos of Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. In Bangalore’s wide streets, British-era monuments stand shoulder to shoulder with office towers and modern shopping malls and relics from the city’s former life as the summer capital of the sultans of Mysore.

    The city is more famous for food and shopping than tourist sights, but the city’s sprawling parks and gardens provide a welcome escape from the tropical heat, and trains run day and night to the palaces and temples of Mysore and Hampi and the beaches of Kerala. Come to Bangalore and ease your way gently into the Indian way of life.

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    Bangalore Palace

    Palace Road, Vasant Nagar
    560052 Bangalore
    India
    Tel: +91 80 2336 0818
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Sat 1000-1730

    Said to be inspired by Windsor Castle in England, the lavish city palace of the Wodeyars of Bangalore offers a fascinating window onto the extravagant, and often eccentric lives of India’s ruling classes. The opulent state rooms are still crammed with fading antiques and royal portraits.

    Vidhana Soudha

    Dr Ambedkar Road, Sampangi Ramnagar
    560001 Bangalore
    India
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    Opening times:
    By appointment

    The official seat of the Karnataka state legislature, the Vidhana Soudha was constructed in grand Indo-Saracenic style just a few years after India gained its independence. The grand facade, constructed from local pink granite and topped by a series of towering onion domes, is a Bangalore landmark, but the interiors are only accessible with prior permission.

    Tipu Sultan’s Palace

    Albert Victor Road, Chamrajpet
    560018 Bangalore
    India
    Tel: +91 80 2670 6836
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Sat 0830-1730

    The summer escape of Tipu Sultan, who ruled large parts of southern India before falling in battle with the British in 1799, this handsome palace is set in elegant gardens near the Jama Masjid mosque. It’s not quite as outrageous as some of the sultan’s other palaces, but the main pavilion is lavishly decorated with frescoes and carved teak columns.

    Lalbagh Botanical Garden

    Lalbagh Fort Road
    560004 Bangalore
    India
    Tel: +91 80 2657 8184
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    Opening times:
    Daily 0600-1900

    When Bangalore citizens need to escape the city crush, they come to Lalbagh Gardens for shady strolls beneath the trees and peaceful picnics among the ornamental flower beds. The garden was founded by the sultan Hyder Ali but massively expanded by the British, who constructed the Kew Gardens-style greenhouses at the heart of the gardens.

    National Gallery of Modern Art

    Manekyavelu Mansion, 49 Palace Road
    560052 Bangalore
    India
    Tel: +91 80 2234 2338
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    Opening times:
    Tue-Sun 1000-1700

    Bangalore’s most important gallery is worth a visit as much for its setting (in a grand mansion formerly used as a summer house by the sultan of Mysore) as for the impressive collection of art inside. The collection is split into works created before and after independence, charting India’s progress towards nationhood.

    Iskcon Temple

    Hare Krishna Hill, Chord Road
    560010 Bangalore
    India
    Tel: +91 80 2347 1956
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    Opening times:
    Daily 0400-1300 and 1600-2030

    The towering temple of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness offers a modernist take on the traditional Dravidian style of temple building, with a central pyramid flanked by gopurams (traditional temple spires). Inside, colourful displays explore the legends of Lord Krishna and the history of the Hare Krishna movement.

    Basavani Gudi Temple

    Bull Temple Road, Basavangudi
    560004 Bangalore
    India
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    Opening times:
    Daily 0700-2030

    Bangalore’s rainbow-coloured ‘bull temple’ is famous for its monumental statue of Nandi, the mount of Lord Shiva. Built in classic Dravidian style, the temple is thronged by devotees, who also pay homage at the nearby Dodda Ganapati temple, with a similarly monumental statue of Lord Ganesh.

    Cubbon Park

    Kasturba Road
    560001 Bangalore
    India
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    Opening times:
    Daily 24 hours (garden)
    Tue-Sun 1000-1700 (museum)

    Sprawling across 120 hectares in the centre of Bangalore, Cubbon Park was founded by the British as an escape from the city heat. Today, locals throng to this green expanse for romantic walks, family picnics or just to sleep in the cool, calm grounds. The park includes a small government museum and art gallery.

    Attara Kacheri

    High Court of Karnataka, Ambedkar Veedhi
    560001 Bangalore
    India
    Tel: +91 80 2295 4864
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Sat 1000-1700

    Flanking Cubbon Park, the Karnataka High Court is one of Bangalore’s most eye-catching landmarks, built by the British in 1868 in the style of the grand civic buildings of Whitehall in London. Painted vivid red, the courthouse was marked for demolition in 1982, but was saved following a vigorous campaign by local residents.

    St Mary’s Basilica

    MF Noronha Road, Shivaji Nagar
    560051 Bangalore
    India
    Tel: +91 80 2286 5434
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    Opening times:
    Daily 0600-1800

    Bangalore’s most important church was constructed in 1875 in classic British colonial style. Every September, Christian pilgrims from across South India flock to the church to celebrate the Feast of St Mary, when an ancient statue of Mother Mary is paraded through the streets in a wooden chariot.

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    Country overview

    India is a beautiful and bamboozling place, where holy cows amble along the streets, bask on heavenly beaches

    next to modern hotels and where ancient temples sit perfectly at home besides shiny new offices.

    Geography

    India shares borders to the northwest with Pakistan, to the north with China, Nepal and Bhutan, and to the east with Bangladesh and Myanmar. To the west lies the Arabian Sea, to the east the Bay of Bengal and to the south the Indian Ocean. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are Indian territory but lie off the coast of Thailand in the Bay of Bengal. Sri Lanka lies off the southeast coast, and the Maldives off the southwest coast.

    The far northeastern states and territories are all but separated from the rest of India by

    Bangladesh as it extends northwards from the Bay of Bengal towards Bhutan.

    India is separated from the rest of Asia by mountain ranges, forest, and desert -the Himalayan mountain range in the north, the Thar Desert in the west and the Chin Hills and Patkai ranges in the east. The Indus River runs through the northern disputed territory of Jammu & Kashmir. The most sacred of rivers, the Ganges, is in the east.

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    Key facts

    Population: 1208000359

    Population Density (per sq km): 371

    Capital: New Delhi.

    Language

    Hindi is the official language of India and, used by about 40% of the population, India’s most widely spoken. English is also enshrined in the constitution for a wide range of official purposes. In addition, 18 regional languages are recognised by the constitution. These include Bengali, Gujarati, Oriya and Punjabi, which are used in respective regions, and Tamil and Telugu, which are common in the south. Other regional languages include Kannada, Malayalam and Marathi. The Muslim population largely speaks Urdu.

    Currency

    Rupee (INR; symbol Rs) = 100 paise. Notes are in denominations of Rs1,000, 500, 100, 50, 20 and 10. Coins are in denominations of Rs5, 2 and 1, and 50, 25, 20, 10 and 5 paise.
    Note:
    The import and export of local currency is prohibited. Sometimes smaller vendors will not take bills larger than Rs 500. It is best to carry a range of rupee notes if you are shopping at bazaars and local markets.

    Electricity

    230-240 volts AC, 50Hz. Some areas have a DC supply. Plugs are of the round two- and three-pin type.

    General business opening hours

    Mon-Fri 0930-1730, Sat 0930-1300.

    Public holidays

    Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2016 – December 2017 period.

    Note

    Only the secular holidays of Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday are universally observed.

    (a) Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given above are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last up to several days, depending on the region.

    (b) Hindu festivals are declared according to local astronomical observations and it is not possible to forecast the date of their occurrence exactly.

    2016

    Republic Day: 26. January 2016
    Holi: 24. March 2016
    Good Friday: 25. March 2016
    Easter Sunday: 27. March 2016
    Ram Navami: 15. April 2016
    Mahavir Jayanti: 20. April 2016
    Buddha Purnima (Buddha’s Birthday): 21. May 2016
    Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan): 6. July 2016
    Independence Day: 15. August 2016
    Krishna Janmashtami: 25. August 2016
    Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice): 12. September 2016
    Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday: 02. October 2016
    Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami): 11. October 2016
    Muharram: 12. October 2016
    Diwali (Festival of Lights): 30. October 2016
    Guru Nanak Jayanti: 14. November 2016
    Milad un Nabi: 13. December 2016
    Christmas: 25. December 2016

    2017

    Republic Day: 26. January 2017
    Holi: 13. March 2017
    Good Friday: 14. March 2017
    Easter Sunday: 17. March 2017
    Buddha Purnima (Buddha’s Birthday): May 2017*
    Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan): July 2017*
    Independence Day: 15. August 2017
    Krishna Janmashtami: August 2017*
    Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice): September 2017*
    Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday: 02. October 2016
    Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami): October 2017*
    Muharram: October 2017*
    Diwali (Festival of Lights): October 2017*
    Guru Nanak Jayanti: November 2017*
    Milad un Nabi: November 2017*
    Christmas: 25. December 2017

    * Exact dates are not confirmed yet

    All information subject to change.

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    Nightlife in Bangalore

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    Cosmopolitan Bangalore has always had a reputation for excellent nightlife, and that’s despite licensing laws that require bars and clubs to close at 11.30pm.

    To get around this restriction, nights out start early, with drinks over dinner, before revellers move onto a cocktail lounge or club.

    Skyye Lounge

    Uber level, Canberra Block, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road
    560001 Bangalore
    India
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    The rooftop bar at the glitzy UB City mall attracts Bangalore’s bright young things, who sip cocktails looking out over the bright lights of the city.

    The Biere Club

    20/2 Vittal Mallya Road
    560001 Bangalore
    India
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    Bangalore has a reputation as the beer capital of India, and this microbrewery with DJs and handcrafted beers provides the ideal opportunity to put that claim to the test.

    Pebble

    3 Princess Academy, Ramanna Maharishi Road, Palace Grounds
    560080 Bangalore
    India
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    Top DJs strike a beat and party people fill the dancefloor at this legendary dance club near the Bangalore Palace.

    Toit

    298 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar
    560038 Bangalore
    India
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    An American style brewpub, with cool brews, a globe-trotting snack menu and lively local crowd.

    Shiro

    Uber level, Canberra Block, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road
    560001 Bangalore
    India
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    Buddha statues, dangling chandeliers and flowing drapes set the scene at this stylish cocktail lounge, a favourite with Bangalore high flyers.

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    Restaurants in Bangalore

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    With its colonial heritage and international IT industry, it should be no surprise to learn that Bangalore offers some of India’s best modern European cuisine, alongside richly spiced grills from North India and fragrant vegetarian curries from the south.

    Note that chilli is used prodigiously in South Indian dishes; order a sweet lassi (Indian drinking yoghurt) on the side to douse the flames.

    Dum Puhkt Jolly Nabob

    Manekyavelu Mansion, 49 Palace Road
    560052 Bangalore
    India
    Tel: +91 80 2234 2338
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    Price: Expensive

    At Dum Puhkt Jolly Nabob, the emphasis is on Nawabi curries and grills, served in elegant surroundings that bring to mind the dining hall in a colonial hunting lodge.

    Caperberry

    Unit 203, Second Floor, The Collection, UB City, 24 Vittal Mallya Road
    560001 Bangalore
    India
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    Price: Expensive

    A little piece of Spain transplanted to Karnataka, Caperberry cleans up at the food awards most years with its groundbreaking menu of elegantly presented Spanish dishes.

    Karavalli

    The Gateway Hotel, 66 Residency Road
    560025 Bangalore
    India
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    Price: Moderate

    The restaurant at The Gateway Hotel casts its net across the seas of southern Indian, hauling in sumptuous seafood dishes from as far afield as Goa and Mangalore.

    Olive Beach

    16 Wood Street, Ashok Nagar
    560025 Bangalore
    India
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    Price: Moderate

    A secret escape in Ashok Nagar, with a private courtyard lit by flickering candles and a thoroughly modern menu that hops around the Mediterranean.

    Koshy’s Bar & Restaurant

    39 St Mark’s Road
    560001 Bangalore
    India
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    Price: Cheap

    A Bangalore institution, Koshy’s is the lunch stop of choice for journalists, artists, actors and travellers; the menu runs to tasty North Indian curries and fish and chips.

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    Calendar of events

    Karaga

    21 – 30 April 2016

    Venues: Various venues in Bangalore

    This is a 10-day festival involving a colourful procession throughout the city.

    Dussehra

    3 – 12 October 2016

    Venue: Various venues in Bangalore

    This 10-day festival celebrates the victory of good over evil. It takes many different forms depending on the locally worshipped god, but in Bengaluru and Mysore it celebrates Rama’s victory over Ravana and includes theatre performances of Rama Lila, the Life of Rama.

    Diwali

    30 October – 3 November 2016

    Venue: Various Venues in Bangalore

    This is one of the biggest Hindu festivals. It marks Rama and Sita’s homecoming, and includes the lighting of lamps and firecrackers and the giving and receiving of sweets.

    Kadalekakayi

    November 2016
    Website

    Venue: Bull Temple

    This colourful procession celebrates the harvest at the Bull Temple.

    Holi

    23 March 2017

    Venue: Various venues in Bangalore

    Timed to coincide with the full moon, this Hindi water festival involves people throwing water, paint and coloured powders over each other and is great fun to witness.

    All information subject to change. Please check the dates on the relevant event organizer’s website.

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    Hotels in Bangalore

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    Bangalore has hotels in every price range, from the simple transit hotels loved by frugal backpackers to luxurious 5-star chains.

    Heritage options are limited to the graceful Taj West End, but modern business-class hotels abound, both in the bustling centre and dotted around the suburbs.

    Taj West End

    25 Race Course Road
    560001 Bangalore
    India
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    Category: Expensive

    Founded as a retreat for the British ruling classes, the historic Taj West End sits serenely in sprawling gardens, with rooms that conjure up the extravagance of the Raj.

    The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore

    99 Residency Road
    560025 Bangalore
    India
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    Category: Expensive

    Supreme comfort and soaring city views are benchmarks of quality at the gleaming Ritz-Carlton near Cubbon Park.

    Mövenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore

    115 Gokula Extension, HMT Road
    560054 Bangalore
    India
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    Category: Moderate

    Towering over the city near the northern ring road, the Mövenpick offers sparkling modernity, with sleek bars and restaurants and an indulgent spa.

    Iris Hotel

    70 Brigade Road
    560025 Bangalore
    India
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    Category: Moderate

    A reliable business-class hotel in a handy central location, with spick-and-span rooms, a spa and a rooftop pool.

    jüSTa MG Road

    21/14 Craig Park Layout, MG Road
    560001 Bangalore
    India
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    Category: Cheap

    Comfortable rooms with blissfully cool air-con in a prime location for the MG Road shopping strip.

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    Climate & best time to visit India

    The weather is mainly hot most of the year with significant variations from region to region. The coolest weather lasts from around the end ofNovember to the beginning of March, with fresh mornings and evenings, and mostly sunny days. The really hot weather, when it is dry, dusty and unpleasant, is between March and June. Monsoon rains occur in most regions in summer anywhere between June and early October.

    Western Himalayas: Srinagar is best from March to October; July to August can be cold and damp in winter. Shimla is higher and therefore colder in winter. Places like Gulmarg, Manali and Pahalgam are usually under several feet of snow from December to March and temperatures in Ladakh, which is a high-altitude desert, can be extremely cold. The mountain passes of Ladakh are accessible from July to October.

    Northern Plains: Cities like New Delhi, Varanasi, Lucknow and Patna experience an extreme range of temperatures and are typically warm from April to mid-June, falling to almost freezing at night in winter between November and February. Summers are hot with monsoons between June and September.

    Central India: Madhya Pradesh state escapes the very worst of the hot season, but monsoons are heavy between July

    and September. Temperatures fall at night in winter.

    Western India: November to February is most comfortable, although evenings can be fairly cold. Summers can be extremely hot with monsoon rainfall between mid June and mid September.

    Eastern India:
    Weather in states like Orissa (which is flood-prone) are defined by cooler weather from October to February, scorching heat from March to May and unavoidable drenching from the monsoons from June to October.

    Southwest: The most pleasant weather is from November to March. Monsoon rains fall anywhere between late April and July. Summer temperatures are not as high as Northern India although humidity is extreme. The coast benefits from some cooling breezes. Inland, Mysore and Bijapur have pleasant climates with relatively low rainfall.

    Southeast: Tamil Nadu experiences a northeast monsoon between October and December and temperatures and humidity are high all year. The hills can be cold in winter.

    Northeast: March to June and September to November are the driest and most pleasant periods. The rest of the year has extremely heavy monsoon rainfall.

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    Phone calls & Internet

    Mobile Telephone

    Dialing code: +91

    Mobile Telephone

    Roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone companies. Coverage is limited to major towns but is increasing all the time.

    Internet

    The internet can be reliably accessed from an increasing number of hotels and from internet cafés across the country, many now with Wi-Fi.

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    Shopping in Bangalore

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    Key Areas

    MG Road is the city’s shopping hub, attracting huge crowds of shoppers day and night. Dotted along the strip are some of the city’s best souvenir emporiums, selling arts and crafts from across India.

    Markets

    The city’s bustling Krishnarajendra Market (Kalasipalyam) is fast-paced and frenetic, selling everything under the sun, from saffron to saris. The rainbow-coloured flower market in the central atrium offers one of the city’s best photo opportunities.

    Shopping Centres

    With Bangalore’s rising fortunes, international-style malls are opening up all over the city, packed with global brands. The most glamorous address is UB City on Vittal Mallya Road, with plenty of India designer labels among the international fashion names. Also in the centre, the Garuda Mall on Magrath Road has lots of famous names. There are more malls in the rapidly expanding Whitefield area, east of the centre.

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    Traveller etiquette

    Social Conventions

    The traditional Hindu greeting is to fold the hands, tilt the head forward and say namaste. Indian women generally prefer not to shake hands. All visitors are asked to remove footwear when entering places of religious worship. Most Indians also remove their footwear when entering their homes; visitors should follow suit.

    Many Hindus are vegetarian and many, especially women, do not drink alcohol. Most Sikhs and Parsis do not smoke. Women are expected to dress modestly and men should also dress respectfully. Women should not wear short skirts and tight or revealing clothing, although there is a more casual approach to clothing in Goa.

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    Health

    Food & Drink

    Water for drinking, brushing teeth or making ice should first be boiled or otherwise sterilised. Milk is often unpasteurised and should be boiled. Avoid dairy products likely to have been made from non-boiled milk. Only eat well-cooked meat and fish. Do not eat salads, vegetables should be cooked and peel your own fruit. Don’t eat street vendor food unless it is piping hot. Tap water is not safe to drink, rely on bottled water which is widely available. However, do check the seal on bottled water.

    Other Risks

    Vaccinations are sometimes advised for hepatitis A and B, Japanese encephalitis, tuberculosis (for infants), polio and typhoid. Dengue and malaria are both caused by mosquito bites and are prevalent in hot and humid conditions. There are occasional, seasonal outbreaks of dengue fever. Travellers should vigilantly protect themselves against mosquito bites.

    Malaria prevention is strongly recommended so use insect repellent and wear protective clothing. Obtain anti-malarial medicine from your doctor before travelling.

    Even seasoned travellers may find themselves at the mercy of travellers’ diarrhoea. Hygiene standards vary. If possible, travel around with soap or antibacterial gel in order to clean your hands. The culprits that cause diarrhoea are often the microorganisms found in local water supplies, so decrease your chances by drinking bottled or boiled water. You can have alcoholic drinks but say no to ice. Drink carbonated beverages or those with only boiled water like coffee and tea.

    Carry rehydration solution packets, Pepto Bismol or Imodium in case you are afflicted. Before your travel, seek medical advice about what to take for self-treatment.

    Wear adequate sunscreen or do like the locals to beat the heat and avoid the sun between 1200 and 1600 when it is at its harshest; don a cotton kameez to keep covered and cool.

    Note: All visitors aged between 18 and 70 years of age wishing to extend their visa for one year or more are required to take an AIDS test.

    Contractual physician of Lufthansa

    Dr. Raghavan, Ravi
    Consulting office: # SF 8
    „White House”
    29 St. Mark`s Road
    Bangalore – 560 001
    India
    Tel. +91-9341-232524
    Manipal Hospital
    Airport Road
    Bangalore – 560 017
    India
    Tel. +91-80-25023232

    Please note that Lufthansa accepts no responsibility for the treatment nor will it bear the cost of any treatment.
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    Visa & Immigration

    IATA Travel Centre

    The IATA Travel Centre delivers accurate passport, visa and health requirement information at a glance. It is a trusted, centralized source for the latest international travel requirements. The IATA Travel Centre is the most accurate source available because it is based on a comprehensive database used by virtually every airline, and information is gathered from official sources worldwide, such as immigration and police authorities.

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