I went for a short trip for three days and the first thing I did when I reached the cosmopolitan city is visit Cubbon Park. The Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, (VITM) next to it is a must-visit. It was built in memory of Bharat Ratna Sir M Visvesvaraya. Packed with exciting things on display, it is the perfect place to explore the marvels of science. You can easily spend half a day in this place and learn interesting things, right from the universe to path-breaking inventions. There are literally four floors of everything amazing!
I couldn’t squeeze time to visit the Bangalore Palace but I have heard it is worth the visit, so do put that in your itinerary.
When in B’lore, they say you must visit TOIT. They brew their own beer. That’s cool, right? A word of caution – It is so popular that you will have to book a table in advance if you don’t like waiting for your turn. I am definitely going back again to B’lore to try out this place!
I visited ‘Glocal’ in Indiranagar and danced the night away. They don’t charge any entry fee and have an interesting industrial decor. The ambiance is perfect with dim lighting. They have high metal bar stools that are a tad bit uncomfortable to sit on but who cares when you are planning to hit the dance floor, right?!
If you are a shopaholic like me, you ought to explore Commercial Street and Shivaji Nagar. You can get your western apparel and gorgeous ethnic wear both in the same place. I went on the day of Eid so the street was packed with shoppers making the most of the sales going on in the stores. If you find yourself hungry while shopping there, you can go to the good old Kamat hotel and dig into some delicious South Indian fare.
The iconic Indian Coffee House on Church Street is a must-visit for the coffee, as the name says and also for the most refreshing fresh lemon juice after a long day window shopping and exploring the city streets. I bet you will take one more glass of lemon juice when you go there! If milkshakes interest you, you can go to Keventers which is on the same street.
If you are looking for street food, you must go to Eat Street in Basavanagudi. It has a great variety of street food and the street comes to life after 6 pm. You can have street food to your heart’s content in this place.
There is no dearth of good hotel accommodation in B’lore. I stayed at The Royal Senate as it was close to the Kempegowda International Airport. It was a beautiful property and Saaga – the fine dining hotel inside it served excellent complimentary breakfast buffet, where I had my fill of Medu Wada, Idli, Chutney and much more!
However, no trip to B’lore is truly complete if you are a foodie and if you don’t visit Nagarjuna! If you are a biryani lover, this is a place you simply have to go to! They serve one of the best authentic Andhra-style Biryani on a banana leaf!
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