Bite Size City Guide: BANGALORE

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Bangalore is synonymous with its tagline as the Silicon Valley of India but is also a melting pot of traditional and cosmopolitan culture. This can be seen in the love that the locals have for their history, language and cuisine as well as the ease with which they embrace newcomers in the city. Whether you are tourist or someone that has moved to Bangalore, you will begin to fall in love with its people and its hospitable weather in no time at all.

When you travel to Bangalore, you should book your stay at Movenpick and experience luxury at its finest. Enjoy the hotel’s breathtaking view of the city at the rooftop club, rejuvenate at the exquisite spas, laze around in the comfortable rooms and gorge to your heart’s content at chic restaurants. You can request the hotel for sample itineraries on Bangalore or hire a guide to give you a sneak peak of the city.

Another luxurious hotel that checks all the boxes is the Shangri la Hotel. You can enjoy a gymnasium that is open 24 hours a day, an outdoor pool and a host of other features that accompany your stay. As a guest of the hotel, you can enquire about the events and activities that are happening around the city.

Here are the top five reasons that make Bangalore sensational:

  1. Not another walk in the park

Bangalore is famously known as the Garden City and boasts of huge, open grounds as well as parks. Cubbon Park spans 100 acres and is rich in fauna and flora. It has a large aquarium, the park touches the High Court Grounds and it also has one of the oldest libraries in Bangalore. Lal Bagh hosts flower shows on Independence Day and Republic Day and plays host to millions of visitors each year. The Bannerghatta National Park is a nature reserve and a zoo that is spread on 25,000 acres. It also has an indoor butterfly park and a tiger safari.

  1. Dance is a way of life

Karnataka is rich in dance and music and as a part of tradition, children learn at least one form of dance. Some of schools in Bangalore offer training in Odissi, Mohiniattam, Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi and Kathakali. Not to forget, the nightclub scene is big too – which means more reasons for you to fall in love with dancing!

  1. Eats, sleeps and breathes theatre

Ranga Shankara has nearly 2,700 performances planned across the year and performed in all major languages. You can catch live performance of popular musicals and plays at the Jagruti Theatre, Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Ambedkar Bhavan and the Ravindra Kala Kshetra.

  1. Ancient monuments

There are several prehistoric sites in Chikkajala, Hejjala and Savanadurga. The Bangalore Palace is well known and is built in a Tudor style and similar to the Windsor Castle in the UK. The Chokkanathaswamy Temple in Domlur is one of the oldest temples in the city. Around the city, you can visit the Bangalore Fort and the Devanahalli Fort.

  1. Shoppers Paradise

Shopping in Bangalore is an experience on its own. Indulge yourself in the more affordable factory outlets in Marathalli to the shopping streets of Avenue Road and Chickpet. For high end brands, you can visit malls like VR Mall, Forum Mall and UB City. You can shop for handicrafts, kid’s wear, arts and crafts at popular shops on Commercial Street, Brigade Road and MG Road.

Bangalore has a lot in store and calls for planning to ensure that you get a glimpse of the city’s history, enjoy popular clubs, feast on its unique cuisine and party hard at any of its night clubs. Bangalore is a city that will simply grow on you and make you come back for more.

 

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  1. Pratikshya Mishra
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    I have been to Bangalore twice but never seen these age-old temples you have mentioned, neither have I been to the theater. I hope I would travel again to visit the theater especially. I have nil experience on watching stage performances live. I don’t know whether I would like them, but very very curious.

    3 May, 2017

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