June 28, 2022


We love our city Bengaluru and as locals would love to share a few places that we have personally grown up seeing and being a part of.
This list is ever-growing and updating, so feel free to comment on any place that you love in Bangalore.

Things to see in Bangalore.

LalbaghRun/Climb the ‘Peninsular Gneiss’ – 3000 million year old rock formation
 See the Kempegowda Tower located on the rock. Marked the boundaries of Bengaluru when Kempegowda established the city. Three other towers are in Ulsoor, Mekhri Circle & Kempambudhi Lake
 Stroll in the Bonsai garden opposite the rock
 See the Glass House that was built keeping in mind London’s Crystal Palace which was burnt in 1930s. The glass house was built in Spain & was brought to India in parts and assembled here. Checkout some award winning plants & trees generally kept around the Glass House garden. Go see a flower shows that happen on Republic & Independence Day.
 Walk around the paths & soak in the beautiful gardens that were commissioned by Hyder Ali in the 18th century
 Spot a 200 year old  White Silk Cotton tree
 Spot Snow White in her cottage with the seven dwarfs around a HMT Clock. Spot Krishna Wodeyar statue
 Listen to a Band that sometimes plays the national anthem on Sundays in the historical Band Stand
 Smell (from far) and see the plenty of roses in the Rose Garden
 Shop local fruits & veggies from the Horticulture center or vendors near the West Gate
 Sit and see birds & lotus in the Lalbagh Lake
 Eat breakfast at MTR or afternoon’s famous Thali
Cubbon ParkHistorically the great beautiful green “Wall” to divide the Bengaluru city residence & the British settlements
 Sheshadri Iyer Public Library
 Statues of Dr. Ambedkar, Queen Victoria, Sheshadri Iyer, Chamarajendra Wodeyar, Sri Mark Cubbon
 Experience the Toy Train (if operating)
 Stroll around and chill in the gardens
Kempegowda Tower outside Cubbon ParkSampangi Rama Nagar
Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological MuseumPretty good stuff, great for kids too. Loads of activities for them to try
 HAL Aircraft
Vidhana Soudha and High Court (Attara Kacheri)Neo-Dravidian style of architecture ( British, Dravidian, and Indo-Islamic architectural styles). Miss the days when we could walk inside and eat hot hot Murmure & peanuts
 Also checkout Vikas Soudha next to it.
India Coffee HouseGo down the road from Vidhana Soudha and drink filter coffee. Also add an egg omelet to the order
Sree Kanteerava StadiumOpen for Sunday walks
Venkatappa Art Gallery and Government MuseumArt gallery for all art lovers
Chitrakala ParishathAgain a Paradise for Art lovers! HAVE to attend their yearly festival where the streets are filled with paintings from local artist. AMAZING
ISKCON TempleHave to go!!
PlanetariumAttend a show of your choice. Checkout the timings of different shows and plan accordingly. The star-y night sky at the beginning of each show is like a dream
Nandi hillsView from there, small fort
Bangalore FortHistorical Landmark
Tippu’s Summer PalaceWood palace, see colors and wood carving. Cool all the time.
Victoria HospitalHistorical Landmark
Sri Someshwara Swamy TempleChola Period temple. Vijayanagara style.
Bull TempleLargest Nandi in the world
Sanky LakeStoll around, eat bhel, spot Shivaji’s statue
Kadu Malleshwara TempleSri Kaadu Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple, name of temple means ‘The god on top of the forest hill’ – Mallikarjuna or Lord Shiva Spot a rock with Chhatrapati Shivaji picture. Venkoji (Shivaji’s brother) warning about the protection of temple. See Nandi.
Shivoham Shiva TempleLarge Shiva Statue (old airport road)
Bangalore PalaceHave to goo!!
St. Mary’s BasilicaFamous church
St. Francis Xavier Church & Joseph ChurchHistorical Landmark
Hajee Sir Ismail Sait MasjidBuilt by Bangalore’s famous Philanthropist Sir Ismail Sait.
Holy Ghost ChurchHistorical landmarks
Commercial StreetWalk, shop, chill. Eat Cucumber-Pineapple-Raw Mango in Green chutney street food sold (a guys stands near Tamanna Boutique)
Safina PlazaFancy clothes, quilts, Kashmiri boutiques
Shivaji Nagar Bus stand & Bowring & Lady Curzon HospitalHistorical
Russle MarketFlowers, fruits!
OPH Road – Taj HotelOld and not very clean but try their biryani & tea
Ulsoor LakeWalk, eat Jackfruit (after all the area is named after the fruit)
Hotel EmpireCentral street or Church Street. Eat Ghee Rice, Dal & Chicken fry. Eat Bheja Fry. Eat Sharwarma, Eat Sweet Pan. Eat everything.
ChickpeteOLD BENGALURU!!! GOOO! List to Musafir Stories episode on Old Bangalore on it.
 Silk Saree, clothes, lengha, laces, fruits, bags, baskets, lights, chemicals, paints, antiques. Name it and you’ll get it here.
 Good place for Books and Stationary, wedding things from cards  – fancy packaging too.
 Can see Silk weaving being done but need to know people
 Jamia Masjid in Taramandalpet – famous rockets of Tippu Sultan were created here.
 Tawwakal Mastan Dargha
 Dharmaraya Swamy Temple
Jayanagar 4th BlockEat boiled peanuts, jackfruit and checkout the local market selling flowers, fruits, antiques, clothes, jewelry and all.
Drink juice at Ganesh Juice Shop
Grill Veg Sandwich at Cool Joint
Chocolate Cheese or Dahi sandwich at Hari Sandwich
Sugar Cane juice at Cane-o-la
Shop chips and food at Shenoy Stores
KR Puram Flower marketBe there at least by 6am
Need to see and Need to know where it is! (apart from the ones above)
M.G Road
Brigade Road
Church Street
St Philomenas Hospital
Fatima Bakery
Sapphire Toy Shop
Fanoos Kababs
Johnson Market
Anil Kumble Circle
Lakeview Milk Bar
Rangoli Metro Art Center
LIC building
RBANM School & house
Taj MG Raod, Conrad-Prestige Building
MEG Headquarters
Thoms Bakery (Plum Cake, Donuts, Cakes, banana Chips)
Albert Bakery – Mutton Samosas
KIMS Hospital
RBI Bank
Visvesvaraya College
Palace Grounds
Freedom park
Majestic Bus Stand
Electronic City
Christ College
Ashoka Pillar, Jayanagar
Azim Premji University
PES University
St Joseph Hospital
Some famous resturants
MTR                                (thali)
Vidyarthi Bhavan (Dosa)
Bhramins (idly with chutney and filter coffee)
Tazaa Thindi (idly, vada, coffee)
Janardhan restaurant (Dosa)
Airlines (Dosa, chats)
Koshy’s (fish and chips)
Hard rock cafe
Shivaji Military Hotel (Biryani)
Donne Biryani
The hole in the wall
Dyu Art Café
Egg Factory (best is St.Marks Road, widow spot)
Truffles (burgers, pasta)
Glens Bakehouse (mini cupcakes)
Street Momos in HRBR
Sugar Cane in Cane-o-la
Shiv Sagar commercial street (Good veg Chinese & sizzling brownie)
Shree Idly Corner (Soft fluffy idli in back-streets of Commercial Street, homemade style)
VV Puram Food!!!!! – MUST is Idly with Chutney puri & ghee.
then try dosa, Hollige, chats, Jelibi, corn on cob.
Also try V.B Bakery – cream bun (old fashioned recipe)
Fanoos Sheek Roll or even better is Siddikhi Sheek Roll
Chicken Nizam Roll in Siddique Kabab Centre & other Kababs
Chicken Biryani and Grape Pulpy Juice at any Kabab Corners (our fav was JP Nagar 3rd Phase near Jayadeva hospital or RT Nagar dead end)
Al-bek opposite Jayadeva
Mangalore Pearl – Seafood