The Indian way of exploring the city of Bangalore
June 14, 2019
by Rakshitha Acharya
The city of Bangalore is the capital of the Indian state, Karnataka. The city justifies the title given to it; there are trees and parks everywhere making it the “Garden City” of India. The streets of the city are lively and have a sparkling energy that can be seen all day long. The city of Bangalore becomes an amalgamation for the different regions of India because of the uniting effect it has on its people. The people of the city embrace every visitor and are extremely friendly. Bangalore’s weather is one of its major attractions. People from different parts of the country reside in Bangalore for its pleasant and blissful weather. It is a weather that is stable throughout the year, it is never too hot nor too cold, it has a balance that makes everyone fall in love with it.
The must-try food of the city-
Commercial street in central Bangalore has the best Chaat centers. Chaats are Indian snacks that are spicy and flavorsome. There are street vendors in Commercial street who make the best chaat in Bangalore. The chaats you cant afford to miss are Samosa, Paani-Puri, Dahi-Puri, and Masala Puri. Cotton Candy is another popularity of Commercial street; you cannot leave the street without at least one cotton candy in your hand. Cola is another popular item on the menu of the street. Cola is made from ice, flavors are then added to make it delicious.
The Food Street in V.V Puram is another street entirely dedicated to food. The street comes to life in the evening and reverberates the sound of happy eating people all night. It has an enormous range of foods available for its hungry customers. It can be called the food heaven of the city. It has South Indian, North Indian, Chinese, a Variety of Ice Creams, Chaats, desserts, etc. One of its specialties includes ice cream rolls. There are multiple mouth-watering flavors of ice cream rolls available like- Oreo, Ferrero Rocher, Chocolate chips, Litchi, etc. It is a street any foodie visiting Bangalore must explore.
Last, but definitely, the best must-try of Bangalore are Vidyarthi Bhavan’s Dosa and Preeti Canteen’s idli. Idli and Dosa are South Indian specialties that are famous around the world. Vidyarthi Bhavan’s Dosa will make anyone fall in love with the Indian pancake. The idlis of Preeti Canteen are made with a special coat of ghee that makes it unique from the other idlis of the city. The two places are any Bangalorean’s favorite from many decades. These are places any food lover must not miss in Bangalore.
The Parks sustaining Bangalore’s greenery-
Bangalore is the Garden city of India. Lal Bagh and Cubbon Park are the two largest parks of Bangalore. There are thousands of delightful varieties of trees and plants in the two parks. Lal Bagh has a biannual flower show that happens in the Glass house of the garden. It happens respectively on The Independence and Republic days of India. It displays an array of flowers from around the world. This colorful experience cannot just be missed from anyone’s Bangalore schedule. It has the largest specimen of the Kapok trees in the world. Both parks are loved by walkers. We can see hundreds of people walking in the parks in the morning and evening. The walk around the gardens is a great way to release stress. It is a great place to hang around with friends and family.
The City guide for shoppers-
The city has numerous shopping locations. Shopping malls are the same as around the world. Some of the best shopping malls are Orion mall (Rajajinagar), Phoenix Market city, V. R Bengaluru, U.B City, and Garuda mall. But, the true joy of shopping lies in the streets. Street shopping is one of the best experiences in Bangalore.
Commercial Street is one of the oldest streets for shopping in Bangalore. It has everything from accessories and clothes to showpieces and curtains. It has the best and most vibrant collection of accessories. I would suggest that anyone in need of accessories must visit Commercial street. The street is always bubbling with people. The best thing about street shopping is the option of bargaining. A little friendly bargaining causes no harm to anybody. In Commercial street bargaining is a common sight and comes in hand with shopping.
Brigade Road and Gandhi Bazar are two historically significant shopping areas. Malleshwaram 8th Cross is another hotspot for shopping. All these areas give a holistic experience for any shopper; they have almost everything being sold on the streets. Malleshwaram is especially known for the availability of South Indian specialties like Sari, jewelry, idols, wedding essentials, spices, fragrances, etc. Malleshwaram embodies the true essence of Bangalore. Malleshwaram market also includes a beautiful flower and vegetable market which has hundreds of buyers every day. The unique culture of the city is seen on the streets of Malleshwaram. The streets of Malleshwaram complete the shopping experience in Bangalore.
Mindfulness of the city-
The city has several temples and centers for meditation. These places give you an aesthetic experience that also acts as a spiritual retreat. Iskon temple in Rajajinagar is one such place that has a calming effect aiming towards mindfulness. The temple has Beautiful paintings narrating the story of Hindu Gods.
The Wheels of the City-
Now that you know where to go its time for you to know how to go around the remarkable city of Bangalore. The accessibility from one place to another is extremely high. There are buses, auto-rickshaws, Metro, and Taxis. The buses are run by the government and reach every nook and corner of the city. The Metro is a recent addition to the city. There is metro connectivity to the major areas of the city. Not forgetting the most important ride- anyone who visits any part of India must take an Auto-rickshaw ride. It is one of the best experiences in the country. There is also the globally available cab services like Uber, Ola, Meru Cabs, etc. These will easily help you commute from any one part of the city to the other. The metro connectivity details of the city
When you visit Bangalore be sure of…
The city of Bangalore is an experience in itself. It will definitely leave a mark in your life. The beauty and aesthetics of this city will etch a way into your heart and remain as a treasured memory forever. If a trip to India or Bangalore is in your mind be sure to have one of the best experiences with the weather, food, people, and the streets of Bangalore.
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June 22, 2019
B.R. BALAKRISHNA ACHARYA
June 22, 2019
Contents are very nice and easy to understood. God bless u
June 22, 2019
Nice article ?