Everybody who lives in Bangalore or shifts to live in the city ends up never wanting to leave the place. The unpredictable and beautiful weather, warm people, easy access to everything and the general pleasantry of the city is quite comforting. The city is now a blend of people from many different backgrounds, cultures and traditions.
This overwhelming love that the citizens have for Bangalore can only be felt and understood by living in the city. However, not everyone can do so. If you're in Bangalore for a small period of time and wish to get a little essence of all the fuss about the city, then here's your itinerary to spending a day in this Silicon Valley of India.
Jog Around The Sankey Tank
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Start your day by going for a morning walk or jogging around the beautiful Sankey Tank, which is a man-made lake present in Malleswaram. You can observe that the place is one of Bangalore's favourite spots to go for an early morning warm up. Spend some time at this small escape into nature.
Have Breakfast At Any Darshini
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Darshini is a very common name for small hotels that serve quick breakfasts in Bangalore. Malleswaram is lined with some of the city's best Darshinis or small restaurants, so, head straight to one of these places after a refreshing jog.
Try out idli and vada with a cup of fresh filter coffee or a plate of delicious masala dosa for a typical South Indian breakfast experience.
Pique Your Scientific Interest At The Planetarium And Museum
Visit the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, where you can learn about the solar system and all about the space. Don't miss out on the daily shows that are at 12.30 pm and 4.30 pm.
Situated at a distance of about 3 km is the Visvesvaraya Museum, where you can see exhibitions of several cars, machinery, engines, scientific displays of math, perception, etc. The museum remains open from 10 am to 6 pm.
Witness The Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace
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To witness a classic example of a fine Indo-Islamic architecture, visit the Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace. It was built entirely of teak wood and has beautifully designed pillars and balconies. As the name suggests, it was built during Tipu Sultan's rule and was his summer palace. It is open from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm everyday.
Watch A Movie At A Multiplex
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Bangalore is spread with innumerable shopping malls which have huge multiplexes that screen many movies on a daily basis. An experience as a Bangalorean is probably incomplete without watching a movie in any of these places. Have an authentic South Indian lunch and head to a multiplex for your afternoon.
Stroll Through Lalbagh
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Lalbagh, which literally means red garden, is the city's most popular botanical garden. It was laid out in 1766 and commissioned by Hyder Ali, which was later completed by his son Tipu Sultan. Lalbagh is home to many species of beautiful and exotic flowers, which are usually displayed in a stunning arrangement during flower shows.
Shop At The Streets Of Bangalore
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Bangalore has many popular shopping streets, like Brigade Road, Commercial Street, Jayanagar 4th Block, etc., that are lined with innumerable shops. Right from cheap street shopping to high-end clothing brands, you can find everything at these streets of Bangalore. While you're at it, stop at any of the street food centres and try out delicious chaats.
Pub-hopping Or Fine Dining
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Pubs are another thing that Bangalore is famous for. Places, like Indiranagar, MG Road, Brigade Road, etc., are dotted with many pubs where you can end your night partying with your friends. Have a proper Bangalore nightlife experience to end your day.
If pubs aren't your thing, the city also has many restaurants with fine dining that serve all kinds of cuisines. Head to places, like UB City or Lavelle Road, for a wonderful fine dining experience.