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Soothing weather. Sizzling filter coffee. Crispy Dosa. Expansive job opportunities. Blooming gardens. These are not the attributes of 5 different places but one – Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka. Known for multiple avenues, the city encapsulates wondrous charms inside its pocket and lets out the sparkle for every visitor who becomes a part of it. In the daylight, the city works hard for turning the courses of human lives, and the night sky is for partying harder with fresh beer and exquisite cuisine at the popular eateries. So what are we waiting for? Let’s hop in the ride to Namma Bengaluru.
Places of Interest
The one-stop adventure land for all the age groups, WonderLa is on the top of the to-do list. With a sprawling campus of 82 acres, the park has over 60+ dry and water rides. And, in case if one gets tired from all the fun and frolic, they can relish on tasty meal options inside the campus itself.
Located in the Southern periphery of the city, the mesmerizing botanical arena was founded by Hyder Ali, the former ruler of Mysore. The garden has a modern blend with a Persian twist of architecture. All the flora lovers can catch a glimpse of rare flowers that are exclusively maintained here.
Banerghatta National Park:
Moving a step ahead in love for nature, the Bangalore houses the famous national park. Home to the big majestic cats, the reserve comes under the jurisdiction of the Indian government, which controls the park management. Apart from the tigers, there’s a vibrant butterfly yard that houses the mesmerizing little tint(y), fellows. You can also plan a safari trip and witness the snake house and the other wild gems of nature.
ISCKON is a landmark temple with a completely different modus operandi. Situated in the middle of the city on a hillock, the place has a distinct vibe. The chants of ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’ adds to the peace and solitude of the space.
The famous green resort is well connected to the metro line and is a marvel to stare at. The hub to cyclists and strollers traces its roots back to the British era. It has intricate walkways with archaic buildings and sculptures that offer serenity in abundance to all its visitors.
If you are looking forward to going on a shopping spree then wait no more, the sprawling arena of commercial street waits for you with open arms. With numerous stalls and closely built market shops, the commercial street has a lot to offer. It captures the very essence of the Indian market and leaves no one disappointed.
Take shopping a notch above at the magnanimous Phoenix Market city in Bengaluru city. The area has all the prominent brands under one roof. From clothing, accessories, footwear, homecare, groceries, etc. You name it, and you will have an outlet right in front of you. This is not just it; you can also savour on delicacies at the multi-cuisine restaurant here.
For all the architectural fanatics out there, the Tudor-style palace is a standing epitome of finesse. In the British era, the palace laid its foundation under the ardent guardianship of the appointed officials. Dedicated to the Wodeyars of Mysore, the pristine embellishments, regal furniture, and ornate carvings are a sight to behold.
Tipu Sultan Summer Palace:
Tipu Sultan Summer Palace Carves a special place in the historical monuments. Popularly known as ‘Rash-e-Jannat,’ the palace was the abode of the ruler of Mysore in summers. The monument reflects Indo- Islamic architecture with creative motifs and sturdy pillars.
Your way around Bengaluru City
To move around the city in the absence of a personal vehicle can be a subtle challenge, but this is not in the case of Bangalore. The city has a well-connected commutation system where an individual can choose their travel mode as per their ease and affordability.
Popularly known as Namma Metro, the Bangalore Metro is expanded in 2 phases connecting the four corners of the city. As of now, there are two lines, namely – purple and green. The green line links the Nagasandra to Yelachenahalli, and the purple line connects Baiyappanahalli to Mysore Road. There’s a metro station nearby to all the tourist attractions and places of interest. To board it, one needs to have a metro token or a smart card. For daily commuters, it is highly recommended to have a smart card as it saves both – time and money.
The metro project is also under expansion as the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) is looking forward to a more connected transportation system. As of now, the underground expansions are going on dynamically to enhance the connectivity. The system also has special arrangements for the specially-abled people, so that every person can commute with Namma metro without any hurdle.
Apart from Ola, Uber, etc., multiple cab services run across the city. Gozo Cabs, Radiant Cabs, MapCabs are some of the popular cab services in the Bengaluru city which can be availed easily.
To all the bikers out there, don’t hold your breath anymore; you can explore the Nandi Hills, Cubbon Park, and Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium all on your own. Check out bike rental companies in Bengaluru to compare different rental companies.
Founded by passionate bikers themselves, these companies rent out various models of vehicles on an hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly basis. From tourists to daily commuters, anyone can make use of the facility. Some of the rental bike companies are listed below:
Price Range: The rental cost of vehicles differs from 12/hour to 16k/month. One can get models of Activa, Duke, Pulsar, Royal Enfield, and much more in the bike range.
This article first appeared on www.urbantransportnews.com
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