Bangalore is a lot more than just the Silicon Valley of India.
Whether you are an indulgent dreamer or just another adventure junkie, the city has enough to surprise visitors with its rich variety of museums, gardens and luxurious resorts.
If you are planning to visit Bangalore anytime soon, these are the top 10 things you shouldn’t miss out on!
1. Fly a Microlight Flight
Always dreamt of flying? Make it happen now!
Try Microlight Flying and cherish the high at 4000 feet in a special 2-seater STOL (Short Takeoff and Landing) plane. Icing on the cake? An amazing aerial view of Namma Bengaluru.
2. Read a book at Atta Galatta
Literature enthusiasts, THIS is your thing! Atta Galatta is an absolute delight for all literature lovers with a whopping 10,000 titles in over 5 languages!
With regular book reading sessions, poetry interpretations, book launches, art exhibits and a super cool cafe that serves great coffee and munchies, Atta Galatta is a must-visit.
3. Quench your shopping thirst at KR Market
Always wanted the ‘shop-till-you-drop’ experience? With shops selling products ranging from home decor to kitchen essentials, KR Market is the best place to keep you hooked.
To avoid overwhelming congestion, we’d suggest you to visit the market as a part of a guided tour. That’ll not only help you get around, but also get you awesome deals and an insight into the rich history of KR Market!
4. Indulge in quality time at the glasshouse of Lal Bagh
The Lal Bagh Botanical Garden is an iconic national treasure, and a reservoir of all things romantic and peaceful. Be it by the lake, near the Kempegowda Tower, under the 100 year old trees, or in the absolutely beautiful golden-lit glasshouse (our favourite!), having a cozy picnic or date at this place can feel truly blissful.
5. Indulge in the richness of vineyards
When in Bangalore, WINE, don’t whine!
With almost a 100 acres of land surrounded by mountains where you get to sip the finest wine - the Soma experience is one of a lifetime! It starts with a refreshing welcome drink, followed by a guided tour of the vineyard and winery.
6. Breathe in the beauty of Nandi Hills
Are aesthetic sceneries, perfect backgrounds and stunning stories what you’re looking for? Your search ends here! The drive to Nandi Hills is filled with winding roads and sharp bends, along with clean, cold winds - basically the perfect ride to put your head outside the window and act like you’re in a movie! Once you get to the summit, get ready to be amazed by the spectacular views of the countryside. Ideally, plan your visit during sunrise or sunset…or both.
7. Take a bicycle road trip to the famous Sholay Village
Time to unleash the Bollywood junkie in you! Located a little over 40 km south of Bangalore, the town of Ramnagar is undoubtedly one of the most iconic locations in India! Take a road trip to this quaint little village and discover Ramdevarabetta aka the Sholay hill. Guess what? You might just get to fulfill your dreams of re-enacting the ever-so-iconic “kitne aadmi the” scene!
8. Dig into VV Puram Street Food
Hello, foodies! This is what you’ve been waiting to know. Decked with numerous food joints that offer everything from South Indian food to North Indian street delights, VV Puram Street Food is a must try! Our personal favorites are Hollige (South Indian sweet parathas), Bath Masala Dosa, Gulkun Ice-cream and Paniyaram (fried maida sweets) or paddus…
(Sorry, our mouths are watering already!)
9. Set up base at the uber luxurious Calista Châteaux
If you’re an indulgent dreamer who craves vacations that can make the world jealous, Calista Châteaux is just what the doctor ordered! Customised and curated to your liking, our vacation villas offer you an opportunity to experience the joy of sleeping in a tree house, lazing in a whirlpool jacuzzi, hosting a barbeque under the stars, swaying to the rhythm of cascading waterfall...and much more!