Bangalore might be well-known for the fast pace of life, pro-tech crowd, and startup hub but it has a cultural heritage that is hard to miss. Rich in royalty and dipped in art, the history of Bangalore still holds its place close to everyone’s heart. Moreover, the pleasant weather round the year makes it one of the must-visit places in the country. If you are packing your bags already, then here are a few tips for you that could make the trip more entertaining and worth remembering.
1. The Rainy Resort
Weather in Bangalore is quite pleasant all the time but you could never know when it will change from a beautiful sunny day to the heavy shower day within a matter of hours. It could certainly hinder your plans to navigate through this amazing city. Don’t forget to pack an umbrella or a raincoat in case it starts raining cats and dogs.
2. Foodie Paradise
Whether you are taking a trip to the developed gated community plots in Bangalore, a place enveloped in nature or you are shopping in the buzzing market of M.G Road, you are bound to get hungry and crave for something tasty and delightful. However, most people are under the assumption that one could much only on South Indian food in the city. Bangalore is the home of multiple, finely curated cuisine and you could get pretty much anything that you are craving for.
3. The Traffic Turmoil
With everything beautiful in the city comes an ugly face of traffic jam which could spoil even the best mood to travel around the city. The rush hour of the city could last for 12-18 hours a day which makes the commute a hectic task. In order to avoid the hassle, try to take two-wheeler if you can or always pick the metro for commuting inside the city. It will save you a lot of time and frustration due to halting traffic jams in the city during peak hours.
4. The Love for Kannada
Although you will be fine with English and Hindi in most of the places in the city, learning a phrase or two in Kannada could make you beloved among the people of Bangalore. For example, learning number from one to ten and simple greetings like namaskara (hello), neevu hegidheera (how are you), chenagiddini (I am fine), kshamisi (sorry) and dayaviṭṭu (please) will be appreciated by the locals a lot. It also shows how much you respect their culture and are keen to blend in with everyone.
5. The Spiritual Essence
While you are in Bangalore, expect to see a temple at every nook and corner. These temples are centuries old sanctuaries that boast of intricate architecture. The ISKCON temple is the perfect example of the amalgamation of contemporary build with a traditional spiritual ambiance. The only temple in the country dedicated to Pandavas is located in Bangalore too and goes by the name of Dharmaraya Swamy Temple. If you think that a visit to a temple is on your schedule for the day, try to wear footwear that you could easily take off and put on to avoid the mess.
6. Beyond The City Limits
Plan your trip as such that enough time is available to explore the city beyond its boundaries. Just a few kilometers away from the downtown, there are several destinations that will leave you spellbound and might become the main attraction of your visit. Places like Nandi Hills, Coorg, Hampi, Mysore and Hogenakkal Falls make for some of the best tourist destinations, even for the locals. Undoubtedly, this is a city that welcomes one and all and creates unforgettable memories for everyone.
7. The Green City
Bangalore is famously known as the Garden City of India because the city is drenched in green colour. It is truly a heaven for all nature lovers. Lalbagh Botanical Garden, one of the most popular gardens in the city is home to more than 2,500 species of flora and houses a 19th-century glasshouse. On the other hand, Bannerghatta National Park is the country’s first butterfly park and also shelters a variety of flora and fauna. Cubbon Park is known as the lungs of the city. Make sure to keep these on the schedule while visiting Bangalore.
Diversity and inclusivity, Bangalore has something unique to offer to everyone. One who visits the city is sure to bring some fond memories back home. It provides an unforgettable experience for everyone and embraces them with love and zest.