Things to do in Bengaluru
June 6, 2019 9
Things to do in Bangalore –
Most of the times our travel plans are entangled with our work and are travelling to metro cities without realizing that there is so much hidden in the fast-moving, always changing scenarios in the metro cities. This series is going to take you through the things to do in popular metro cities.
Bangalore, before becoming the Silicon Valley, was known as the garden city of India. With rich heritage and history, the city is home to some of the best lakes and gardens to spend your evenings in the middle of the hustle of a busy city. City also boasts of a number of eateries, brewpubs and shopping centres. Let us dive into the city and know more about Bengaluru –
Places to visit –
- Lal Bagh – Spread over 240 acres right in the middle of the city, Lal Bagh is unrealistic green space in Bangalore. With rare plant species from around world, this place also houses the annual flower show. This is an ideal place to spend your time for morning walks just before your meetings or relax in the evenings post your stressful day. The huge Lal Bagh Rock, Lake, huge garden, chirping of birds is an ideal place to unwind your day.
- Bull Temple – One of the oldest temples in the City located in Basavanagudi. The area derives the name from the same temple – ‘Basava’ – Bull and ‘Gudi’ – Temple. Temple constructed by the Kempe Gowda, Founder of Bengaluru. The famous Kadalekai Parishe (Groundnut Fair) also happens in the same area. There is also a temple of Ganesha made up of butter in the same premises. The statue of Ganesha is remodelled every 4 years with butter and it has been a notable point that butter doesn’t melt or change during those four years.
- Bangalore Palace – The reflection of admiration that Wadiyar’s had for architecture and beauty is seen in Bangalore Palace. Inspired by the popular Windsor Castle, Bangalore Palace sees a lot of Tudor and Gothic architecture design and the place is spread over 45,000 square feet. The royal heritage is a place to witness fairytale ballroom, the famous paintings by Raja Ravi Varma, the royal durbar hall. Palace also hosts spree of cultural events, rock shows and marriages.
- Cubbon Park – The jungle in the middle of the city is an ideal place to spread your mornings. Spread over 300 acres, the park is home to over 6000 trees and walking trails are the best in here. One can walk into the park and get lost in the greenery and spend hours admiring the beauty of the greens in the middle of all the concrete. Cubbon Park also has Museum, Attara Kacheri and Aquarium.
There are a number of other things that one can visit on their short visit like Flower Market in KR Market, Sankey Tank, Ulsoor Lake, Heritage Walks, etc. Since you will be mostly out and don’t need your room for a full day, you can book your room for the time that you plan to stay in the room using bookbyslot.com and spend the rest of the time exploring the city without having to worry about the money spent for the entire day on accommodation.
Places to Eat –
Bangalore provides an unlimited number of options for food craving ranging for street food to luxury fine dining restaurants with all the cuisines that can be counted. MG Road, Indiranagar, Koramangala and HSR Layout have loads of cafés, breweries and restaurants. Some of the places not to miss are –
- Vidyarthi Bhavan – Located in Gandhi Bazar, Basavangudi. An iconic landmark and standing example of the old Bengaluru. Started in 1943, this place was home to some famous personalities. A lot of writers during their time used this place as a brainstorming area. Masala Dosa and Vada Sambar are the must try at this place. Beware of the long waiting time which goes as high as 1 hour during weekends. The restaurant is closed between 11:30am to 2pm.
- Shri Sagar (CTR) – Located in 7th Cross, Malleshwaram. Popular for the Benne Dosa and Mysore Bajji, this place is always crowded. It was started as Central Tiffin Room (CTR) in 1920 which later changed hands and was renamed as Shri Sagar. The restaurant has ensured that the quality of the food and service never came down irrespective of the changes it had to undergo. It is operational only between 7:30am to 12:00pm and 4:00 to 9:15pm.
- Toit – Located in Indiranagar. The brewpub serves one of the best craft beers in Bangalore. They are also ideally located, close to the metro station. Toit has an amazing food menu to satiate your hunger. If you love your beer and you are in Bangalore, Toit is a place that one shouldn’t miss.
- Hotel Sagar – Located in Yeshwanthpur. Sagar Hotel is very popular for its Mango Shake which is generously topped with mango slices and Tawa Pulav. They have dine-in and option to eat by the roads. Extremely crowded place on the weekends serves delicious food which reignites your taste buds and makes you crave for more.
- Food Street – Located in VV Puram. This is the best place to experience food in Bangalore. You don’t have to travel places to shift to different cuisines. You find South Indian, Chinese, Chats, North Indian, etc in one single road. Vasavi Restaurant is the place to try your dosas and idlis. There is no chance that one can run out of options in this street.
These are few must-try options to eat in Bengaluru but don’t hesitate to explore and experience the food options in Bengaluru.
Every city has a story to tell and food to feed. It is important to explore and understand the city irrespective of the travel motto. Nowadays, you don’t have to burn a hole in your pocket to make bookings when travelling. You can book your rooms for the required slot and pay accordingly. Use bookbyslot.com for best options for slot booking in Bangalore.