Bangalore has become more popular in recent times as the Silicon Valley of India and of course, the traffic jams. But there’s more to this city and Bengaluru, as it’s officially called now, is charming and alluring in its own way. Bangalore has a vibrant history and culture apart from brilliant infrastructure, amazing restaurant scenes and night-life.
Once you’re here, you may get confused by the mind-boggling variety of so much to see and do. Which is why, we have listed here for you below the top must-dos in Bengaluru to make your visit to this city truly complete in every way. Let’s start with the food!
Start Your Day With Authentic Bangalorean Breakfast
Now that you’re in the heart of the beautiful state of Karnataka, why not begin your day in a true Kannadiga style! Yes, we mean fluffy idlis, golden masala dosas, crispy vadas, sugary pancakes, delicious omelettes and more. You can head to Sri Sagar at Malleswaram for a quick breakfast with the famous Benne (butter) Masala Dosa.
The Mavalli Tiffin Rooms (MTR) in Lal Bagh is also a popular name which has been dishing out savoury and hygienic South Indian food since 1924. If you’re craving for a fine English breakfast, then try Koshy’s Restaurant on St. Marks Road. A range of delectable egg dishes and favourites Bombay toast and Spanish Omelette give this place a character of its own.
Apart from these, there are a number of top restaurants in Bangalore, including theme restaurants, for a fine dining experience. Some of them are Sunday Brunch at Rajaji Nagar and Serengeti at Madiwala.
Take a Wine Tour
For all those who love wine, there is nothing more exciting than a trip to the vineyard. And when you’re in Bangalore, you will be spoilt with choices in wine tours. Charming vineyard tours, including wine-making and tasting sessions as well as grape stomping are all that you will find on a wine tour. Take a sip of the most exquisite wine brewed and developed at Heritage Vineyards or enjoy the wine that will be served along with cheese followed by a delectable three course lunch.
Try Adventure Sports
If you are looking to try something different and thrilling, then Bangalore has plenty of options in adventure sports. You can go for parasailing through the vast space at Jakkur Aerodrome and feel light as a feather as you enjoy panoramic view of the surroundings. You can also try microlight flight flying and feel yourself literally floating in the clouds as you head out into the skies. For those interested in trekking and enjoying nature, the Siddara trek is a perfect opportunity with its uneven path and breathtaking views of mountains.
Explore the Local Art and Culture
Bangalore is a booming cosmopolitan city today with an unforgettable and unique cultural heritage. Don’t forget to visit the mesmerising 13th-century Chennakeshava temple at Somnathpur and the Vaidyanatheswara Temple at Talakadu. Also behold the 58-foot tall monolithic statue of Gomateswara Bahubali at Shravanabelagola. Situated on the Indragiri hills, this monolith was built during the reign of Western Ganga Dynasty in the 10th century AD. It happens to be an important pilgrimage destination for followers of Jainism. You can partake in a good, simple and satisfying Jain meal in the end.
Although slightly away from the city, include Lepakshi in your culture tour if possible. This town is home to gorgeous Lepakshipura inscriptions, paintings and temples dating back to the ancient times.
Explore the City’s Famous Silk Weaving System at Nagarpet
You can go on a visit to the last surviving weavers of old Bangalore who have been practising the process of reeling and dyeing silk yarn and weaving it as well.
For a comfortable stay, there are many options in hotels in Bengaluru India, including the luxurious The LaLiT Ashok Bangalore conveniently located at the centre of the city.