Even if you are on a whirlwind tour, you will fall in love with Bangalore. In fact, the city has so much to offer that it becomes very difficult to choose your destinations on a 24-hour trip.
Bangalore is truly a livable metropolitan city in India. You will love to stroll and hang out on the streets as the weather is quite pleasant. Just like a Western city, it is dotted with the pubs that serve chilled handcrafted beers.
You can choose OYO rooms, which are quite affordable budget hotels in Bangalore and you can get a decent room in just Rs. 700. So, if you are in the Koramangala area, you can go to Hotel Red Mount Aquilla for approximately Rs. 1150, and in Marathahalli, you can find an OYO room for as little as Rs. 650 for one guest at Hotel Nash Inn, which is located at Halli Bellandur, Outer Ring Road.
These hotels are not just affordable, but also quite homely. With exceptional hospitality and service-oriented attitude, you will find them value for money as they try their best to make your stay comfortable.
Au Bon Pain, Brigade Road
If you are an early riser, you can grab some amazing morning snacks freshly served by the bakery at 7 AM. Mango smoothie, cheese croissant, and Basil pesto are something that you must try in your breakfast.
Enjoy an experience of a lifetime cycling on the outskirts of the city Enjoy cycling on a 5 kilometer stretch on the outskirts of the metropolitan city and it will change your perception of Bangalore forever. It might turn out to be a mini nature tour as you will pass along the scenic nature, farms, lakes, wine groves and mango orchards.
Bicycle rides are often available on the weekends and they start from RT Nagar. The bikes are usually in excellent condition and come with safety vehicles. They charge Rs. 3000 per person, which is on the higher side. But the ride is fun and you will enjoy it to the core.
Outlets for lunch
A. BonSouth Koramangala
This is a place where you can eat an unlimited buffet for just Rs. 500. Make sure that you are hungry when you go there because even the vegetarian starters with South Indian flavors can be too much for you and it will hardly leave any space for the main course. It is highly recommended once you are in Bangalore.
B. Meghna Foods, Residency Road
If you are fond of vegetarian biryani, this can be an experience of a lifetime for you. The biryani offered at Meghna is tasty and is served with curry and raita. Furthermore, it will be served on a banana leaf in line with the South Indian tradition. You will simply love it.
C. Starbucks, Church Street
It’s one of the best places to hang out in the heart of the city. This is also the first Starbucks of Bengaluru. It is quite spacious and an ideal place to listen to podcasts, watch videos, write a journal, compile a to-do-list and make your business plans. It comes with free Wi-Fi not to mention a plethora of charging points. You will love its yummy frappuccinos. This is the best place to spend time on weekends.
Places to unwind and chill
Theory Cafe, Convent Road
If you are tired by the hustle and bustle of the city life, you can visit Theory Cafe, which is surrounded by lush green trees and offers vegetarian nachos and pizzas, which are prepared using organic stuff.
Matteo Coffea, Church Street
It is also a place to spend some quality solo time. This place is a favorite hangout space for locals. You can also enjoy free Wi-Fi facility over here.
The beer bars
The Biere Club Lavelle Road
Working professionals love hanging out here after a hectic day at work. With eye catchy wall paintings and lively and cheerful ambiance, you can try various in-house brews here.
Toit 100 Feet Road
It is worth considering on a whirlwind tour of Bangalore, as it is highly recommended on social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter.
Must try dinner joints
A. Mavalli Tiffin Rooms Lalbagh Road
If you want to enjoy some of the most delicious South Indian food in Bangalore, visit Mavalli Tiffin Rooms, which is highly recommended by locals.
B. The Glass House Lavelle Road
There is a glass back upstairs, so even if you are waiting for the starters, you will never get bored.
I’m sure if you visit the above-mentioned outlets and engage in the recommended activities, you will want to repeat it on your next trip to Bangalore.