A recent report ranked Bangalore as one of the cheapest cities in the world. But those of us who live here know that it can be quite a challenge to find a place to dine out on a Saturday while still fitting into our end-of-the-month-budget, especially if you are a student.
I recently shifted to Bangalore to do my Masters, and as planned, one of the first things I did here was explore the city. The good thing about the city is that you will always find a place to fit your mood and taste. The bad thing is, more often than not, it leaves you broke. But if explored wisely, Bengaluru can take you by surprise and ask very little in return. Here are some ideas on how to explore the city without completely emptying your wallet.
Where to Eat:
There is no escaping from Tibetan food in this city. And if you're going to try it, you might as well have the best version. Tibetan Mother's Kitchen, a quiet, yet surprisingly full restaurant is a treat for those who like the cuisine. Hidden in a corner of Kormangala between some of the most lavish restaurants, TMK won’t let you feel that you’re missing out. Needless to say, Thukpa and Momos shouldn't be left out.
Price: Thukpa starts from Rs 75 and Momos start from Rs 70. All in all, a good full meal shouldn’t cross Rs 200.
TT Salads and Grills, Koramangala
Who said healthy food should be expensive? Hop into TT Salads and Grills for a salad or sandwich during lunch. If you are feeling adventurous, try one of their sumptuous burgers. The Classic Texan Burger is a favourite here, coupled with a refreshing fruit juice or Iced Tea all within a budget of Rs 200! If you think all of this still isn't enough reason to go, they have a breakfast menu that will brighten up your morning!
Price: A full meal should cost you between Rs 100 – Rs 180