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Namma Bengaluru’s Own Hop On Hop Off Service

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If you want to visit tourist spots and malls at one go in Namma Bengaluru, hop onto a Volvo bus. From the first week of March, the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) will introduce a Bengaluru Rounds Hop On Hop Off service. The ‘Hop-On, Hop-Off‘ service is yet another innovative idea implemented by BMTC, a convenient service to empower tourists and enable quick and comprehensive tour of Bangalore city.

Seven buses with conductors and drivers will take commuters to 40 tourist places, including shopping malls.

While BMTC will charge Rs 250 for adults, Rs 150 for children, kids below five years of age can travel free. Along with the ticket, commuters will be provided a brochure which will have brief information of the tourist places and their pictures. As the bus goes past the tourist spots, the conductor will educate commuters about them.

 

Bus

 

l.No. Places Sl.No. Places
1 Kempegowda Bus Station/Majestic 12 Gurudwara at Ulsoor
2 Tippu Palace 13 Ulsoor Lake
3 Bull Temple 14 Commercial Street
4 Gavigangadhareshwara Temple 15 St. Mary’s Basilica Church
5 Lalbagh West Gate 16 Fun World/Snow City
6 Freedom Park 17 Lumbini Garden/Nagavara Lake
7 Nehru Planetarium 18 ISCKON  Temple
8 Vidhanasoudha/High Court 19 Orion Mall
9 Cubbon Park/ Museum and Art Gallery

/Bal Bhavan/UB City

20 Sankey Tank
10 MG Road Metro Station 21 Mantri Mall
11 Garuda Mall

 

Pick up & Drop off points

Sl.No. Places
1 Corporation
2 Vasanthnagar
3 Mekhri Circle
4 Hebbala
5 Sadashivanagar PS
6 Yeshwanthpura
7 Malleshwaram 18th cross

 

SL.No. Places Departure times
1 Kempegowda Bus Station/Majestic 0830,0900,0945,1010,1040,1115,1150,1155,1230,1255,1340,

1405,1435,1510,1630,1645,1735,1800,1830,1905,1950,2100

2 Tippu Palace 0845,0915,1000,1025,1055,1130,1205,1245,1310,1355,1420,

1450,1525,1610,1645,1715,1750,1815,1845,1920,2005,2115,2135

3 Bull Temple/Ganapathi Temple 0855,0925,0930,1010,1035,1105,1140,1215,1255,1320,1405,

1430,1500,1535,1620,1655,1725,1800,1825,1855,2015,2125,2145

4 Gavigangadhareshwara Temple 0830,0905,0935,1020,1045,1115,1150,1225,1305,1330,1415,

1440,1510,1545,1630,1705,1735,1810,1835,1905,1940,2025,2135,

2155

5 Lalbagh West Gate 0840,0915,0945,1030,1055,1125,1200,1235,1315,1340,1425,

1450,1520,1535,1640,1715,1745,1820,1845,1915,1950,2035,2145

6 Corporation* 0840,0915,0945,1030,1055,1125,1200,1235,1315,1340,1425,

1450,1520,1535,1640,1715,1745,1820,1845,1915,1950,2035,2145

7 Freedom Park 0830,0905,0940,1010,1055,1120,1150,1225,1300,1340,1405,

1450,1515,1545,1620,1705,1740,1810,1845,1910,1940,2015,2100,

2210

8 Nehru Planetarium 0845,0920,0955,1025,1110,1135,1205,1240,1315,1355,1420,

1505,1530,1600,1635,1720,1755,1825,1900,1925,1955,2030,2115,

2225

9 Vidhanasoudha/High Court 0850,0925,1000,1030,1115,1140,1210,1245,1320,1400,1425,

1510,1535,,1615,1640,1725,1800,1830,1905,1930,2000,2035,2120,

2230

10 Cubbon Park/ Museum and Art Gallery/Bal Bhavan/UB City 0900,1015,1040,1125,1150,1220,1255,1330,1415,1435,1520,

1545,1615,1650,1735,1815,1840,1915,1935,1940,2010,2045,2130

11 MG Road Metro Station 0830,0905,0940,1020,1045,1130,1155,1225,1300,1335,1420,

1440,1525,1550,1620,1655,1740,1820,1845,1920,1945,2015,2050,

2135

12 Garuda Mall 0840,0915,0950,1030,1055,1140,1205,1235,1310,1345,1430,

1450,1535,1600,1630,1705,1750,1830,1855,1930,1955,2025,2100,

2145

13 Gurudwara at Ulsoor 0845,0920,0955,1035,1100,1145,1210,1240,1315,1350,1435

,1455,1540,1605,1635,1710,1755,1835,1900,1935,2000,2030,2105,

2150

14 Ulsoor Lake 0850,0925,1000,1040,1105,1150,1215,1245,1320,1355,1440,

1500,1545,1610,1640,1715,1800,1840,1905,1940,2005,2035,2110,

2155

15 Commercial Street 0855,0930,1005,1045,1110,1155,1220,1250,1325,1400,1445,

1505,1550,1615,1645,1720,1805,1845,1910,1945,2010,2040,2115,

2200

16 St. Mary’s Basilica Church 0830,0900,,0935,1010,1050,1115,1200,1225,1255,1330,1405,

1450,1510,1555,1620,1650,1725,1810,1850,1915,1950,2015,2045,

2120,2205

17 Vasanthnagar* 0830,0900,0935,1010,1050,1115,1200,1225,1255,1330,1405,

1450,1510,1555,1620,1650,1725,1810,1850,1915,1950,2015,2045,

2120,2205

18 Fun World/Snow City 0840,09100945,1020,1100,1125,1210,1235,1305,1340,1425,

1500,1515,1605,1630,1700,1735,1820,1900,1925,2000,2025,2055,

2130

19 Mekhri circle* 0840,09100945,1020,1100,1125,1210,1235,1305,1340,1425,

1500,1515,1605,1630,1700,1735,1820,1900,1925,2000,2025,2055,

2130

20 Hebbala* 0840,0910,0945,1020,1100,1125,1210,1235,1305,1340,1425,

1500,1515,1605,1630,1700,1735,1820,1900,1925,2000,2025,2055,

2130

21 Lumbini Garden/Nagavara Lake 0830,0855,0925,1000,1035,1115,1140,1225,1250,1320,1355,

1440,1515,1530,1620,1645,1715,1750,1835,1915,1940,2015,2040,

2110,2145

22 Sadashivanagar P S * 08:30,0855,0925,1000,1035,1115,1140,1225,1250,1320,1355,

1440,1515,1530,1620,1645,1715,1750,1835,1915,1940,2015,2040,

2110,2145

23 Yeshwanthpura * 0830,0855,0925,1000,1035,1115,1140,1225,1250,1320,1355,

1440,1515,1530,1620,1645,1715,1750,1835,1915,1940,2015,2040,

2110,2145

24 ISCKON Temple 0900,0925,0955,1030,1105,1145,1210,1255,1320,1350,1425,

1510,1545,1600,1650,1715,1745,1820,1905,1945,2010,2045,2110,

2140,2215

25 Orion Mall 0905,0930,1000,1035,1110,1150,1215,1300,1325,1355,1430,

1515,1550,1605,1655,1720,1750,1825,1910,1950,2015,2050,2115,

2145

26 Sankey Tank 0830,0915,0940,1010,1045,1120,1200,1225,1310,1335,1405,

1440,1525,1600,1615,1705,1730,1800,1835,1920,2000,2025,2100,

2125,2155

27 Malleshwaram 18th cross  * 0830,0855,0925,1000,1035,1115,1140,1225,1250,1320,1355,

1440,1515,1530,1620,1645,1715,1750,1835,1915,1940,2015,2040,

2110,2145

28 Mantri Mall 0855,0930,0955,1025,1100,1135,1215,1240,1325,1350,1420,

1455,1540,1615,1630,1720,1745,1815,1850,1935,2015,2040,2115,

2140,2210

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Travelling KL the economic way – Tip 2

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Try the Hop on and Off City Tour. You could get yourself a 24 Hour or a 48 Hour ticket and visit KL’s most famous tourist destinations. The air conditioned buses would take you round the city and you could spend your time and again hop onto the next bus once you are done.

Try the below link to book your bus.

http://www.visit-malaysia.com/kl-tours/kl-hop-on.htm

Attractions list of the stops

01. MTC (Malaysian Tourism Centre) 16. Central Market 31. Islamic Art Museum
02. KL Tower 17. Sri Mahamariamman Temple 32. National Mosque
03. Aquaria 18. National Palace 33. KL Railway Station
04. Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre 19. KL Sentral 34. Merdeka Square
05. Karyaneka 20. National Museum 35. Royal Selangor Club
06. Craft Cultural Complex 21. Parliament Building 36. Sultan Abdul Samad Building
07. Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman 22. National Monument 37. Jamek Mosque
08. Sungei Wang Plaza, BB Plaza 23. Asean Sculpture Park 38. St Mary’s Church
09. Starhill, Lot 10, Pavilion 24. KL Lake Garden 39. Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman
10. Bintang Walk 25. Orchid Garden 40. Istana Budaya
11. Berjaya Times Square 26. Bird Park 41. Titiwangsa Lake Garden
12. Ain Arabia 27. Butterfly Park 42. National Art Gallery
13. China Town 28. National Planetarium 43. National Library
14. Merdeka Stadium 29. Tun Abdul Razak Memorial
15. KLCC 30. Petronas Twin Towers

 

hop-on-map

 

 

Exploring KL an economic way

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Planning a  budget trip to Kuala Lumpur and don’t know how to save? Here’s a quick tip. Try using the net of awesome rail system that literally coves the city. Economic yet reliable ans safe. It connects most of the must visit places in KL. Best part you can actually plan your trip on-line and get the best possible route to your destination. Trust me , being a solo traveller I have tried and tested it. Try the following link to get the best possible routes.

http://www.myrapid.com.my/#

Kuala_Lumpur_LRT_Monorail_Map

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