German beer and sausages come with authentic flavours
Get a taste of German culture through its art, food and even people. German exchange students often spend time at the Goethe-Institut which wears an interesting look with the architecture of the building.
Local secret: Check out the events for some underground gigs which feature amazing musicians from Germany!
The best acoustics come to life at this Violin-shaped music hall
Award-winning artists make it a point to stop by at this music hall which tends to be the crowing jewel of their tour!
Local secret: Each month the hall hosts renowned, global artists and most of the shows have no charge. Watch out for the local newspaper column for the latest shows before they fill-up. Head there early for a walk to the local chaat shops to fill up before attending a show!
The colonial era still resides in a beautiful bungalow that couples as a cafe
Sip coffee and chomp on chocolate cookies as you look out the window into this royal estate. The British taught us how to savour our tea and it's one of things we find hard to let go off, especially with a gem like this!
Local secret: The Bungalow also houses some of the best design labels like Anokhi, Masaba, AM PM and more. It's also a place where you can discover designers before they become popular and hit the mainstream markets
A quiet oasis exists within the crowded city walls
Speaking of old world charm and bungalows - this is a special place where designers house their collection of clothes, jewellery and furniture. If shopping isn't on your radar, then sip on one of the delicious coffees available at the indoor cafe.
Local Secret: Buy the dark chocolate that's made my a brand from Mysore - it's 99% cocoa and 100% yummy!
Bonus: If you love books, a wholesale book store is a couple of buildings away where you can purchase the latest publications before they hit the market!
The best part about these places is that they're all within a few kilometers from each other. While the city has grown and entered a fast-paced era, some parts of Bengaluru still remain untouched, leaving little nuggets of charm dwelling in the city along with her residents. And the secrets waiting to be rediscovered by people who want to call her home!
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