Ever been so tired of humidity down extreme south of India and the chills up the north of India that you’ve had enough of weather extremes? Well you should try visiting Bengaluru (previously Bangalore)!
Bengaluru commonly known as the silicon valley of India is not just India’s cyber hub but also a place with the best weather and most amazing night life. Bengaluru (Bangalore) is the capital city of southern state Karnataka boasting top notch IT firms, magnificent parks and extremely beautiful weather, well if you are too tired of oscillating between extremes of weather and you are looking for a place to not only marvel at historic monuments and nature’s sweet gifts but to also savor the treats from exquisite pubs and bars. You need to just rush to Bangalore.
Before we get to know the Top 10 places to visit, Bangalore has narrow roads & the traffic is hectic, it is advisable to rent a bike in Bangalore or a self-driven car to make the most out of your trip. So, here is the list of top 10 places that you can visit to feel every color of Bangalore.
1. A DELIGHT TO YOUR SILK OBSESSION
We all see these south Indian actresses draped in silk sarees and always wonder where do they get them from? Well just head over to Chickpet and see those traditional South Indian silk sarees hanging everywhere. Another silk saree point is MG road where you can buy a plethora of silk. You can find a wide range of silk clothes and accessories in these markets and put an end to your silk obsession. MG road is also one of the most visited places by locals and a very famous centre of clothes and food.
2. BRIGADE ROAD AND COMMERCIAL STREET.
They call Bengaluru the fashion capital of India and sometimes even the fashion capital of the east. Well visit the Brigade Road and you will get to know why. Blending the monumental style of the old architecture with the new metropolitan architecture, Brigade road is laden with trends and fashion. If you head to Commercial Street you will find a lot of vendors moving around, selling goods and local shops selling trendy clothes.
3. FOR THE FOODIE IN YOU
On a scale of 1 to 10 how fluffy can an omlette be?
10, if you are in Koshies. Koshies is a restaurant in the St. Marks road along with oodles of others restaurants that offer oh so crispy sandwiches, puffs, coffee and a perfect breakfast. Well , the other delight to your tongue lie in Indira Nagar which has more restaurants per square kilometers than any part of India. Any kind of cuisine, just name it and you can find it. Also the streets are flooded with bars and some really good breweries. Bengaluru for sure is not leaving you sober.
4. MAVALLI TIFFIN ROOMS
When in Bangalore, go it MTR. This must be converted into a phrase. Mavalli tiffin rooms commonly called as MTR is a chain of eatery flooded by the locals. If you pass by MTR’S , you will see people waiting in queue for their turn outside and the sweet aroma of idli, sambhar, dosa , utapam hovering everywhere. About to complete a century in this business.MTR is something you should not miss.
5. LAL BAGH AND CUBBON PARK
The 250 year old Lal Bagh Park is the home to some of the most exquisite plant species. Made by the Hyder Ali, in the year 1760 the park with leave you spellbound by the gardens and the main attraction being the rock of Kempe Gowde in the centre. Bangalore takes its pride in Lal Bagh and is one of the reasons asserting the value of Namma Bangalore i.e our Bangalore. Another beautiful attraction of Bangalore is the 100 acres wide Cubbon Park. Cubbon parks boast exotic roses and plants and the beautiful old architectural buildings carrying the scent of old Bangalore.
6. BANGALORE PALACE
Want to have the feels of Windsor in india?
Bangalore palace is the place for you. Made in the 18th century to resemble the Windsor palace. It is one of a kind of architecture. A home to many high profile events and gigs Bangalore palace is a reminiscence of British era and monarchy.
7. TEMPLES, CHURCHES AND MOSQUES
Bangalore has one of the largest Iskcon temples in the world and temples with the most beautiful architectures. One of them being the Chokkanathaswamy temple in Domlur . A homage to lord Vishnu this temple is adorned with intricate scriptures and pillars with religious inscriptions. Jama Masjid is located in Bangalore city market made of beautiful marble and granite. St. Mary’s basilica is located in Shivaji Nagar area. An old architectural gem, this basilica attracts a thousand of tourists every year to marvel at its tinted windows and motifs.
8. FOR THE LOVE OF CRICKET
If the cricket fan in you can never get enough of stadiums Chinnaswamy stadium is there for you. With a capacity of holding 40000 people at a go, this stadium uses solar energy to fulfill all the energy requirements.
9. IT HUBS AND THE SILICON VALLEY
The sky touching big buildings with professionalism sprinkled on top of it, is one of the best ways to describe Bangalore. A home to thousand start ups and eye catching offices of big companies. Bangalore’s Silicon Valley skyline is surely a sight to behold.
10. JAKKUR AERODROME
What’s a trip without some adventure sport?
If paragliding is one thing you want to tick on your bucket list you should visit Jakkur Aerodrome. Paraglide like a bird in the Bangalore skyline and have a look at the most magnificent view Of India’s Silicon Valley, its serene gardens and the plush air. Given the vastness and the growth of the city. There are several locations to be and enjoy .But if you like many others want to have whole of Bangalore experience in a short span of time. These places will be the best options to avail.
Enjoy your time and Namma Bangalore!!