Bengaluru might be infamous for its traffic and the IT companies, but it is known for its gardens as well. However, there is much more to the city than that. So, whether you are put up at a homestay or a 5-star hotel in Bengaluru, do not miss out on these experiences.
The gardens of the city
Bengaluru is called the garden city of India for the number of gardens that the city has. You cannot afford to miss the greenery that this city has to offer. The most notable places among them are-
Lal Bagh houses the largest collection of tropical plants in the country. Also, you need to witness the annual flower show that this place organises. The Cubbon Park is reportedly spread across 300 acres and houses a variety of plant and animal species. The Bannerghatta National park is a biological reserve with a variety of flora and fauna. It is one of the major tourist attractions in the city. You can take a tour of the park to see the wild animals in their natural habitat. The park also has a butterfly conservatory and a zoo. Bengaluru hotel packages usually come with a trip to one amongst these. You can confirm this with the hotel before opting for them.
The vibrant markets
Shop at the Brigade road for everything electronic- right from MP3 players to mobile phones and household items like refrigerators and Air conditioners. The Krishna Rajendra or the KR city market is a famous market where you can pick things in wholesale rates. MG road is where the International brands are at. You can find the classiest of boutiques as well as shops selling traditional merchandise on this road.
The Street food
Bengaluru has its version of Khau Galli. Locally known as Thindi Beedi, the narrow street is lined with food stalls on both sides. You can get all sorts of street food here, right from traditional south Indian to Chinese and cuisine from the other parts of India. The street is known for Holige, a version of the jaggery Puranpoli from Mumbai, and akki roti, a thin rice roti eaten with chutney. You can also find hot idlis, and wadas and Mysore bondas, Mirchi bhaji and paniyaram. There are stalls selling pav bhaji and Wada pav, as well as Chinese Indian food.
Close to nature
The city does have its natural getaways cherished by the residents. The serene Ulsoor lake is the perfect place to spend the evening alone or with your loved one. Apart from bird-watching, you can also indulge in boating or go for a walk around the lake. The Nandi hills located on the outskirts of the city are amongst the best places where you can watch the sunrise. Be at the vantage point right on time to witness the morning as the hilltop gives you a feeling of floating above the clouds. Resorts in Bengaluru arrange night treks and transportation on request.
The Leela Palace Bengaluru is a one-of-its kind 5-star palace in Bengaluru. Luxurious rooms, classy restaurants, and other rejuvenation avenues are some of the things that the hotel offers. Besides, The Leela has some of the best hotel deals in Bengaluru with packages inclusive of must-have experiences in and around the city.