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Travel to Bangalore
Bangalore, officially known as Bengaluru is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. It has a population of about 8.42 million and a metropolitan population of about 8.52 million, making it the third most populous city and fifth most populous urban agglomeration in India.
There are myriads of things to do in Bangalore, which guarantee an amazing time for you. Whether you are looking to spend some quality time with your family; a hangout with friends or with loving partner, there is something for everyone in the pocket. From myriads of lavish resorts, malls, pubs and much more, your can never get bored of this elegant city.
Here are some reasons why you shoudl visit Bangalore.
As the capital city of Karnataka, Bangalore is the third-most populous city in India – and quite possibly the most modern and cosmopolitan. There’s a reason Bangalore is known as the “Silicon Valley of India;” the large number of technology firms in the area rivals only Northern California, and as a result, many of the residents of the city are young, forward-thinking and modern. By most accounts, the atmosphere of Bangalore makes it cleaner and calmer than most other cities; you won’t find many crowded outdoor markets, but more shopping in modern malls, for example.
Bangalore’s nightlife is calm by some standards — you won’t find the same packed clubs as you would in a city like Mumbai — but there is still plenty to do after the sun goes down. Local laws require all bars and clubs close by 23.30, meaning you won’t be dancing into the wee hours of the morning (most people have to be at work in the morning, anyway.) However, whether you’re into the latest pop music, international sounds like salsa, American music from all eras or simply want to sit back and enjoy a cocktail and conversation, there is a nightspot for you.
In recent years, Bangalore has earned yet another nickname: “The City of Pubs.” Many of the younger people have enthusiastically embraced pub culture, spending hours enjoying conversation with friends and drinks in the friendly atmosphere of British-style pubs. Another trend started by the city’s younger residents? Darshinis, which are small, self-service style restaurants serving local specialties. These spots allow for a quick and affordable meal while you’re exploring the city.
Bangalore is home to some of India’s most modern shopping malls; you could spend days exploring the many shopping centres and districts throughout the city — and still not see everything. For a truly modern experience, try the brand-new UB City on Vittal Mallya Road, which showcases high-end offerings from India and Europe inside its glass-and-steel structure. You’ll find the latest from Indian fashion designers at the Embassy Chambers and Embassy Classic shopping malls, while the Leela Galleria offers just about anything you’d want set against the backdrop of live piano music.
If it’s Western-style clothing and brands you’re looking for, than Brigade Road is the place to shop. This street is lined with shopping centres and fast-food restaurants from popular American companies, including Starbucks, McDonald’s, Levis, Reebok and more. For more traditional wares, visit the Majestic area, known for its great bargains, Commercial Street, lined with clothing shops or Residency Road, where you’ll find locally made handcrafts as well as art and home goods.
While on the surface, Bangalore appears exceptionally modern, the city has a rich and diverse history. One of the best ways to explore that history is via a guided walking tour. Experienced, local guides lead tours every weekend throughout the city, with themes varying from ancient and medieval history to Bangalore’s natural history, with a nature walk through the legendary Lal Bagh Gardens. By using a guide to help you explore, you’ll learn new and fascinating facts about the city while making connections between the past, present and future you may not have otherwise known.