Bangalore is called as a traveller’s delight and famous for multiple things! Located 3000 feet above sea level, this city is situated amidst the Serene greenery filled with loads of fun and colorful delights. It is also known as the “Garden City Of India” and recently got the crown as the “Silicon Valley of India”
Bangalore is the capital of ‘Karnataka’ and one of most Scenic and Pristine Metropolitan cities in India.
Founded by Sri Kempegowda, who was a feudatory ruler of the Vijayanagara Empire founded Bangalore. Its history dates back to the 15th century A.D.
Today, this city boasts everything right from the pre-historical Temples at one end to technologically advanced research institutes like “The Indian Institute of Science (IISC)”.
Bangalore is famous for multiple things! Cricketers to shopping!
This beautiful city is unlike any other cities in India. Here you will see richest persons to poorest persons at the same time on the same street! Not only that this city is culturally diverse, multi-faceted and a true experience in itself.
Its a booming marketplace for the Real estate, healthcare, startups, services – you can say that its a launchpad of sorts for almost anything and everything.
This city evokes emotions like none other. Experience the crowded K.R market to the serene Cubbon park and then the posh UB city mall, Bangalore has a niche for everyone. You will never ever feel out of place because there is at least one spot in this city which you will feel made for you!
Bangalore makes you feel at home, the people are warm and welcoming making the culture diverse. So as the culture the climate is also diverse, you can feel the summer, winter and rain in a single day!
Its city where if you look in the area of 5 kms, you will surely find at least a sinlge place which has got a historical importance. And surely a good shopping street nearby. From Jayanagar B.D.A complex to the very famous commercial street, shopping is almost a hobby for some Bangaloreans.
And another thing is that it is suited for people of all income groups and it is not hard to find jobs here despite the humongous population.
Bangalore is also famous for Masala Dosas and Bisibele Bath.You should try it at either MTR or MAIYAS or ADIGAS.
Bangalore has the pride of producing many personalities –
- Roger Binny – On July 19th 1955, famous Indian cricketer Roger Binny was born in Bangalore, Karnataka.
- Anil Kumble – On October 17th 1970, famous Indian cricketer Anil Kumble was born in Bangalore, Karnataka.
- Narayana Murthy – Father of Indian IT Sector
- Azim Hashim Premji – A Billionaire Philanthropist, chairman of Bangalore’s Wipro Limited
- Deepika Padukone – Queen of Bollywood
- Kiran Mazumdar – Biocon Founder is India’s Fourth Richest Women
- Bansals of Flipkart The Indian E-Commerce Giants
- H.D. Devegowda, Ex PM & A Champion of Farmers
- Sudeep – Latest Heartthrob of Kannada Film Industry, a phenomenal actor cum producer.
Bangalore is famous for Shopping, food, culture!
1) Commercial Street
- best budget shopping place.
- A paradise for shopaholics for weekend shopping.
- One of the oldest shopping zones.
- Value for money goodies.
- Items sold : Bags to shoes, jewelry to trinkets and, of course, clothes.
- Stores selling factory rejects, party-wear, dupattas, ethnic outfits, home decor and antiques.
2) Avenue Road
- Budget shopping places in Bangalore for books.
- From text-books to novels.
- Over 300 street vendors, dealing with used books in excellent condition.
- School and college textbooks.
- Buy trinkets and raw materials for DIY projects.
- Also you can get fabrics, garments, and jewelry.
3) Malleswaram Market
- Old-world charm of Bangalore.
- mouth-watering street food.
- From the sweet fragrance of flower garlands to the freshness of herbs and veggies.
- Biggest flower market.
4) Gandhi Bazaar – Basavanagudi
- Oldest shopping areas in the city
- Best shops to visit in Gandhi Bazaar – Mayuri’s Novelties, National Novelties, Greeting Gardens and Jai Shree Novelty.
- Many textile retailers can also be found in Gandhi Bazaar.
- Most popular fabric stores are Vittal Dresses, Rajaram’s, Mysore Saree Emporium, Indu Fashion.
5) Brigade Road – Located between MG Road and Residency Road
- Budget shopping.
- All-time favorite bookstores, Blossoms and Bookworm
- Eva Mall – Get styling casual wear, Accessories, bags, footwear, even customised goodies for reasonable rates.
6) Dubai Plaza – located on Brigade Road
- Get modern electronic gadgets to accessories for your gizmos, from trendy outfits and stylish bags to shoes.
- Starting at as low as 100 Rs
- Buy Men’s clothing and accessories, women zone which consists of both traditional and western outfits with accessories stores, footwear stores, electronics, designer bags too.
- Best known for its silk fabrics.
- Budget shopping places in Bangalore for ethnic wear like sarees.
- Best shops – Sudarshan silks, Prabhat Fancy store, Kiran Metal House and Kanchi Co-Shrinidhi Silk.
- Buy casual wear, footwear, jewelry, home decor and electronics too.
- Chickpet market has a few stores specializing in gym equipment, available for reasonable rates.
8) Jayanagar 4th Block
- Spices, sweets, herbs, flowers, handmade products, artwork, pottery, sculptures, home decor
- Apparel, footwear and accessories!
9) Basavanagudi – Located in South Bangalore
- Basavanagudi’s market is a burst of vibrant colours, smells and sounds.
- Dry fruits to vegetables, home decor to apparel.
10) National Market
- Electronics for the budget shopper.
- Quality home products and electronic gadgets which are available at pocket-friendly rates.
- Mobile phones to home appliances.
Bangalore’s South Indian Food
1) Breakfast on St. Mark’s Road & Church Street
Koshy’s located on St. Mark’s Road – a legendary restaurant, recognized as an “establishment of Bangalore”. Get excellent sandwiches and puffs for breakfast and the fluffiest omelettes. Known for being a breakfast destination of Bangalore. Cuisines – South Indian, North Indian, Chinese, Beverages [ Phone Numbers – 080 22915840, 080 22213793 ]
Church Street Social on St. Mark’s Road, Spacious and stylish cafe, bar and work space serving international bites, beverages and cocktails.. Known For Innovative drinks. A fusion of science and alcohol. Cuisines – American, North Indian, Chinese, Finger Food [ Phone Numbers +91 9152017971, +91 8041713016 ]
2) Trendy Meals at Indiranagar
Toit Brewpub – Brick-walled microbrewery offering naturally-crafted beers, hearty pub grub and brewery tours. Known for brewed beer and pizzas. You can see that it has massive 18K reviews on Google! I have not seen any other hotel with such good response! So believe me it will be crowdy at any point in a day!! So pre-booking is a must. [ Phone number – +91 9019713388 ]
There are many many other restaurants in Indiranagar, it is said you will find highest density of restaurants per square kilometre than any other city of India.
You get restaurants, serving both Indian and international cuisine [ Annnnd plenty of alcohol too! ]
3) South Indian Food at Mavalli Tiffin Rooms (MTR)
Mavalli Tiffin Room or MTR is one of the most iconic Bangalore restaurants. It was opened way back in 1924 by the Maiya family, having its origin in the city of Bangalore, it has a restaurant located on the Lal Bagh Road in Bangalore and 8 other branches in the city and other cities like Udupi, Singapore, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur.
This Udupi eatery, is set to complete a century of reminisce of its aroma, the pure ghee and the strong filter coffee with the typical South Indian breakfast fare of Idli/sambar, Dosa, Vada and Upma.
Mavalli Tiffin Room (MTR) locations in Bangalore –
1) 14, Lalbagh Road, Mavalli, Basavanagudi, Bangalore [ORIGINAL LOCATION]
2) Namma Metro Pillar 62, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar
3) Shop 8, Ground Floor, The Basil, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram
4) 29, Ground Floor, White House, St. Marks Road
5) 14A, 7th Main Road, HRBR Layout 1st Block, Kalyan Nagar
6) 44, Kutchi Bhavan, Opposite To Mini Forest, 1st Main, JP Nagar
7) 1st Floor, Forum Neighbourhood Mall, Varthur Main Road, Whitefield
8) Samvit Food Court, Kanakapura Road
Places to visit in Bangalore
1. Green Heritage Walk – Lalbagh
240 acre park alone justifies the nickname “The Garden City” boasting a huge number of species of rich flora and fauna. Know about this place on thrillopia
2. Bull Temple – Basavanagudi
Located in N.R. Colony this 15th Century temple has a Nandi God statue carved on a monolithic rock measuring 15 feet high.
In the same yard, there is also a‘Dodda Ganapathi temple’ which houses a 18 feet high monolithic Ganesha statue which is also called as ‘Satya Ganapathi’ meaning God of Truth.
3. Ulsoor Lake
One of the most beautiful lakes in the city of Bangalore. The lake is filled with small islands and spreads across 120 acres.
4. Butterfly Park
10,000 sq feet Butterfly Park housing more than 1,500,000 species of Insects is located in the famous ‘Bannerghatta National Park’.
Do not forget to see the pictographic and informative Museum which displays the 4 stages of formation of the beautiful Butterflies. Also watch a 20 minute movie about the evolution of these creatures.
5. Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace – Royal Palace
Located very next to the Divine Kote Venkataramanaswamy temple, this Historic monument supported by classical Teak wooden pillars stands as an Indo-Sarcenic architectural genius in the heart of the city of Bangalore.
6. Pyramid Valley
Pyramid Valley is a calm and peaceful, perfect place for meditation and relaxing your mind and body.
Surrounded by lush green gardens and is one of the best places for one day sightseeing in Bangalore. Constructed using the architectural principles of the Giza Pyramid in Egypt and oriented in the North – South direction this beautiful structure is one of the seven wonders of modern Bangalore.
7. HAL Aerospace Museum
This museum in Bangalore has some of the most indigenous aircraft models designed by Hindustan Aeronauticals Limited (HAL) such as the Marut and Kiran and also a Vintage Canberra Bomber.
See the mock dock-fighting simulator machines operating at a very low cost.
8. The Vidhana Soudha and Ataara Kacheri
“The Vidhana Soudha” and the center of Justice of the city, “The Attara Kacheri ” are two monumental buildings standing right in the heart of the City. This magnificent building houses a central dome sixty feet in diameter supported by eight huge pillars and is breathtakingly amazing when it is fully illuminated.
The Neo Dravidian style Vidhana Soudha constructed using only pure Granite and Porphyry is an architectural genius of Sri Kengal Hanumantaiah, the second Chief Minister of the state of Karnataka.
9. Dodda Aalada Mara – Big Banyan Tree
This is a single ‘Big Banyan tree’ which is over 400 years old and spread across an area of around 3 acres.
Measuring a crown diameter of more than 80 meters and more than one thousand aerial roots, this huge tree offers cool shade and wonderful sight of greenery all around.
You can also visit and see the ‘Savandurga Hills’ and and the ‘Manchenebele Backwaters’ which are very close by to the tree.
10. Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad – located at Kumarakrupa Road
A premier art gallery enclosing some of the best painting masterpieces in India.
Displays some of the best Indian and International Contemporary art displayed in its galleries.
Contains Mysore architectural paintings and also folk and tribal art from all across Asia.
Also you can visit the special section devoted only to the works of Russian master Nicholas Roerich who is famous for his glorious painting of the Himalayas.
11) Film City
Movie studio & amusement park featuring reality TV set tours & several family-oriented attractions. Attractions Innovative Film City is an awesome place to have fun. It has various attractions such as Aqua Kingdom, Cartoon City.
Address: 24 & 26, Kiadb Estates,birmangla cross, Bidali Industrial Area, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562109, India
Phone: +91 80 2209 9999
Also do not miss many more places for one day sightseeing in Bangalore like the Cubbon Park, ISKCON temple, Chokkanathaswamy temple, Jamia Masjid, St. Mary’s Basilica, Bangalore Palace, Bugle Rock, The Electric M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Jakkur Aerodrome, Snow City and the famous Vishveshwaraya Museum.