In the huge metropolis in southern India known as Bangalore we found a few green areas. One of the best parks in the city is the Cubbon Park, not known for its flowers and sculptures but for it's greenery even during the rainy season with huge trees 15 to 20 meters high. The trees of this park are full of life and small animals, and it is important to be careful with the numerous hives of huge bees that are in some branches.
The capital of the state of Karnataka is a pretty modern city and is said to be one of India's biggest metropolises. The streets are large and clean, and there's a reasonable amount of traffic and many parks and buildings. But if you get into the heart of the city, you'll see the classic Street gibberish and clamor of the people. Do not miss the Palace of Government, or Vidhana Shouda. An imposing building with a modern architecture particularly reminiscent Dravidian style.
The Garuda Mall was the first shopping mall I ever visited Bangalore. Walking down a somewhat ramshackle streetin which there was a small Hindu temple and after passing the Karnataka Football Stadium I found a clean, neat, modern building with a cinemas, various shops, some well-known brands, cafes , an area with restaurants, etc! As in the West! Thisshopping mall is Garuda Mall By the way, on my last trip, in April 2011, some cinemas were showing 4D films, not thatI know what the difference is with 3D ones.
We were in transit a couple of hours both on our inward and outward trip to Sri Lanka in Bengalore airport. It is a modern airport, mostly operated by the company Kinfisher. We really enjoyed the experience because it is a modern company with first class airplanes. A direct flight to London has recently started operating. The flights were really cheap so we made the most of this opportunity. The airport had taken precautions because of the swine flu so when you get off the plane your temperatura is taken. You then have to fill out a form stating which countries you have travelled through and where you're going. After a final baggage check (where you also searched manually as well as with a metal detector), you get to a lounge. There are a couple of restaurants, bookstore, restrooms and souvenir shops there. Cards are accepted with no minimum charge so you dont have to get rupees if you will not be staying in India.
The city Market is in the old part of the city of Bangalore. There is a mosque, the biggest one in Bangalore, but the most interesting thing is the streets full of shops, shops of all kinds, full of all kinds of goods, of the most varied and unexpected things. Streets full of people, full of color, smells, etc..! Because you imagine an Indian street! If you are visiting Bangalore it is a must to visit the city Market.
Any unobstructed field in India is a good place to escape the hustle and bustle. On weekends, some of the parks are filled with teams of people of all ages playing cricket. They arrive early cause they can spend hours playing. It is a good opportunity to learn the secrets of this sport and hopefully play with them a bit.
This mall is situated near the IT hub of Bangalore. It's the best place to hangout during the day and after office hours. You won't see many crowds on weekends. It has all the branded stores for clothes and accessories, a gaming zone, and a whole floor for its famous food joints.
Not much to explore and see, it's in the heart of the city. Average place to visit and spend some time. You'll get a headphone and recorded voice to guide you while you move inside the Palace.
No Royal family or anyone live here anymore.
It's a traditional market in the city centre. a very crowded place with loads of people and traffic all through the day.
Has been recently connected by metro and also has a big bus terminal located at its place. Get also sorts of things from salt to steel around and a bit of bargain has always done good.
Also have their weekend side of entertainment with various gigs and performing artists. Great cinema experience as well inside but does get a little too crowded on weekends.
It's located a little away from the city in the IT HUB of Bangalore and can be accessed using metro or suburban connecting with a short bus ride or cab hire.
This is a city full of magic and charm, like many big cities in India whose main feature is the presence of a completely different culture than any other in the world. India won't leave anyone indifferent; that being said, you'll either love India or hate it, there's no middle ground. Bangalore is known as the Garden City of India because of its widespread vegetation and the presence of many public parks, including Lal Bagh Park and Cubbonson Park, some of the most representative things to see in Bangalore. Bangalore is the center of the Kannada film industry (film Karnataka), which produces about 80 films each year. Many tours and Bangalore activities are organized around the film industry so tourists can get to know the city's studios. Here's some examples of what to do in Bangalore today: visit the Ganesha Temple, the city market or Garuda Mall. The city market is one of the most interesting places to visit in Bangalore in the old part of the city. There's a mosque, which is the largest in the city, but the most interesting part are all the streets full of shops and stores with all kinds of goods. For those who like huge shopping centers, Garuda mall is one of the main attractions in Bangalore that you'll want to visit. As for cuisine, the diversity that exists in the city reflects the social and economic diversity of Indian society. Bangalore is home to a varied mix of types of restaurants and cuisine. You'll find anything from western vendors, tea stalls, and Chinese fast food, all of which are popular in the city. There are plenty of Bangalore attractions to discover, and by just moving to a different neighborhood you'll see new things. By taking a short walk and exploring the city, you'll find more things to do in Bangalore. For more information on stuff to do in Bangalore, look on Minube to discover everything in this wonderful city in such an exciting country like India.