There’s more to Bengaluru than being the IT capital of India. While its tech prowess does spread throughout the city, there are many parts that retain their distinct flavor. This city allows you to experience the culture of Southern India in a modern and easy-to-navigate setting.
A walk through Cubbon Park is a good way to begin the Bengaluru experience. This is a quiet green spot in the middle of the city. Historical buildings and statues, including the State Archeological Building, surround it. The Lalbagh Botanical Garden is also a good spot to relax and explore for a few hours. The garden has rare tropical plants, an aquarium, and a lake. It’s for good reason that Bengaluru is known as the Garden City of India!
Visitors can immerse themselves in the local theatre culture by watching a live performance in the intimate settings of Rangashankara Auditorium. And early risers should taste the fluffy idlis and strong filter coffee at one of the country’s most famous breakfast spot, MTR.
Market lovers will be thrilled with the color and energy of Gandhi Market and the aroma of spices and flowers at the City Market. Book enthusiasts usually spend hours leafing through old books at Blossoms, the three-storeyed second hand bookstore that sells hard-to-find books and magazines from around the world at throwaway prices.
When you need a little break, remember that Bengaluru also has some of the best pubs and breweries in the country!