What to see in Bangalore
There are plenty of tourist places to visit in Bangalore. Nature lovers can visit Cubbon Park and Lalbagh Botanical Gardens to see the beautiful and scenic side of Bangalore. Cubbon Park, spread over 120 hectares, is nestled in the center of the city and has been attracting tourists since 1954. Founded by Hyder Ali, Lalbagh covers 98 hectares and is home to a variety of plants and trees like bonsai, giant silk-cotton trees and Japanese gardens.
HAL Aerospace Museum & Heritage Center is a first of its kind museum established in 2001. Models like the MIG-21, Marut, Kiran and Canberra bomber offer a glimpse of India’s aeronautical history. Another cultural and historical landmark, the Iskon Temple, which opened in 1997, is one of the largest temples in the world and offers a spectacular sight of blended contemporary and traditional styles.
What to do in Bangalore
Bangalore features some high-octane theme parks like Wonderla Amusement Park and Fun World for adrenaline junkies to jump into. 8-hour tours of the city let you explore some of its most iconic heritage spots like The Vidhana Soudha and Tipu Sultan Fort and Palace. Those looking to get away from the city life can check out the many resorts located around the city like Palm Meadows and Royal Orchid.
The city’s love for sports is evident as there is always a sports arena within a few minutes of you where you can have an invigorating session of your favourite games like football, basketball, badminton, tennis, and more.
Where to eat in Bangalore
To get a delightful taste of the orient, you can indulge yourself at Fatty Bao, Mikusu, Shao, or Yataii. JW Kitchen, Toit, Lush and The Black Pearl are some restaurants that offer a taste of the international palate. You can dive into some delicious seafood at Karavalli, The Fisherman's Wharf, Mangalore Pearl and Caraway Kitchen.
You can also head over to Mavalli Tiffin Room, Vidyarthi Bhavan, Brahmin’s Coffee Bar and Anna Kuteera for some local flavours while Opus, Skyye Lounge and Pecos are some of the more ‘buzz’ing places to be at.
Where to shop in Bangalore
Bangalore is a burgeoning city of not only technology but retail as well. Filled with malls and shopping streets, the city is a shopaholic’s paradise. Popular destinations like Commercial Street, Vittal Mallya Road, Chickpet Market, Brigade Road, Malleswaram Market and MG Road infuse a dash of vibrancy to the city and are ideal to get some much-needed retail therapy.
Getting around Bangalore
The growing AC metro services in Bangalore are steadily cooling the traffic congestion the city has been so infamous for. Though not far reaching, the metro majorly connects the core of the city and is a boon for many commuters. Dubbed ‘Namma Metro’, it is the fourth longest operational metro network in India with two operating lines - purple and green - and is expanding into many more lanes.
The bus network, known as Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), is well connected throughout the city. However, it is slowly being replaced by taxi services like Ola and Uber and auto rickshaws.