Apart from being the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore is also renowned for its urbanism, tall buildings, thriving pubs and plenty of lush green public places. Once known for the Vijayanagar Empire and the mud fort, it is now famous as the Pub capital of India. The transformation wasn’t overnight but is truly applaud worthy.
While in Bangalore don’t miss out on these iconic tourist attractions:
With lavish living rooms and aureate ceilings, the Bangalore Palace was built as a replica of England’s Windsor Castle, though smaller in size. Go here for the interactive audio tours through the part of the building that belonged to Mysore’s royal family. The tour is conducted in 5 foreign languages including English. For the best royal experience, hop on to the horse-chariot and take a round around the palace!
Lalbagh Botanical Gardens
While in Bangalore, begin your day with an early morning walk or take an evening stroll at the famous Lalbagh Botanical Gardens. It was dirng the reign of Mysore’s popular ruler, Hyder Ali, that Lalbagh was established as a 40-acre private garden. Later, it turned into a public garden covering a sprawling area of 240 acres. The garden homes a beautiful glass house, where an annual flower show is hosted, attracting tourists from all over the city. Among the extensive flora and fauna at Lalbagh, there are several rare Persian, French and Afghani plants here.
Poetry buff? Then this is the place for you! Urban Solace cafe welcomes established and budding poets every week for a poetry reading session, known as the “Tuesdays with the Bard”. The sessions are amazingly casual, undoing the usual characteristics of such events. Relax, sip some flavorsome coffee while lending an ear to the spectacular poets. Not only this, you too can discover the poet in you during the in-between Open-Mic sessions here.
Satiate your hunger for shopping at Commercial Street, Bangalore. From independent street vendors to high-end stores like VanHuesen and Nike, the Commercial Street is an absolute shopping therapy for all.
Experience luxury at Bangalore’s high-end luxury mall, the UB City. The mall homes some of the biggest fashion brands such as Ermenegildo Zegna, Bottega Veneta, Jimmy Choo along with 40 other Indian and International names. Not only this, the mall also has a colossal amphitheater which screens cricket matches and hosts a number of musical events.
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