India’s busiest IT hub – Bengaluru has much to offer to anybody who visits the city. You could be on business, might have gone to catch up with friends, or using the city in transit while travelling to other places, and there’d still be so much that you can do here. If you happen to have some morning time on you, visit Cubbon Park right in the centre of the city. The way it has been maintained is commendable; and will give a great start to your day. Lalbagh is another spot for some morning unwinding, and what’s more you can grab a great South Indian breakfast at Mavalli Tiffin Rooms (MTR) or Vidyarthi Bhavan, situated on the Lalbagh Road.
If you’re a learner, use your day catching up on some history and architecture. A visit to the Government Museum and Venkatappa Art Gallery is a must, where you can not only learn about Bangalore’s rich and vibrant history, but also that of the whole of India. For more historical sightseeing, check out Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, also known as ‘Rash-e-Jannat’ or ‘Envy of the Heavens.’ The palace was made for the ruler of Mysore, and still stands tall in all its glory. Hyder Ali had commissioned the construction of the palace in 1781, whereas it was completed by his son Tipu Sultan after a decade.
The colonial-style St. Mark’s Cathedral will transport you to the era of the East India Company’s control of India in the 1800s. Once you’ve explored the cathedral, take a walk around Mahatma Gandhi Road; an area where you’ll find the busiest shops, markets selling handicrafts, restaurants, and bars. For gorgeous merchandise, visit Cinnamon, a lifestyle boutique here. For sumptuous North Indian, visit Tandoor Restaurant.
End your day by grabbing dinner at Rasovera in UB City Mall. You can’t wrap up the evening in Bengaluru without sampling the craft beer at the breweries. Among some of the pubs and breweries, Arbor Brewing Company (ABC), Toit and The Biere Club, are the finest. Other great nightlife spots are Pecos, Church Street Social and Windmills Craftwork.