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How to Spend 48 Hours in Bangalore!

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HolidayIQ Travellers share the best things to do in Bangalore.

How to Spend 48 Hours in Bangalore!:

  1. Cubbon Park, Bangalore (Karnataka)
  2. Commercial Street, Bangalore (Karnataka)
  3. Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore (Karnataka)
  4. Bangalore Palace, Bangalore (Karnataka)
  5. Bangalore (Karnataka)
  6. Ulsoor Lake, Bangalore (Karnataka)
  7. Bannerghatta National Park, Bangalore (Karnataka)
  8. Nandi Hills (Karnataka)
  9. Taj Bangalore, Bangalore (Karnataka)
  10. Bangalore International, Bangalore (Karnataka)

1. Go For An Early Morning Walk At Cubbon Park

Go For An Early Morning Walk At Cubbon Parksource: craniumbolts.blogspot.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Sachin Jadhav shares, “The park is well maintained, eatables are allowed inside and you can take photos all through Cubbon Park. It's a great place to hang out with family and friends.”

2. Go Street Shopping At Commercial Street

Go Street Shopping At Commercial Streetsource: travelnonu.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Aishwarya shares, “Commercial Street is heaven for shopaholics. There are innumerable number of shops, both branded and non branded.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller AS, “Commercial Street is a super cool shopping destination in Bangalore. Originally, it used to be a complete flea market but now you can find even the bigger brands making their way. Best time to visit Commercial Street is during the day when the market is in its full bloom. You will find people from every ethnicity hanging around here. Bangalore is famous for Mysore Silk, you will find a lot of good and cheap silk stuff in and around this area. There are also a lot of eating joints and pubs in and around this area therefore even if you are not into shopping this is a very nice place to just chill out.”

3. Walk To Vidhana Soudha

Walk To Vidhana Soudhasource: kar.nic.in

HolidayIQ Traveller Excel Marmo shares, “The palace in grey granite midst the lust green gardens is by far one of most beautiful palaces in the world. Now converted into state assembly house, manifests the architectural excellence we have had. You cannot go inside but good to make a drive around.”

4. Travel Back In Time By Visiting The Bangalore Palace

Travel Back In Time By Visiting The Bangalore Palacesource: wikimedia

HolidayIQ Traveller Nishitha K n shares, “Bangalore Palace is one the oldest palace in Bangalore. It's famous for his own history. Bangalore palace is like a hidden jewel inside the heart of the city. It had splendid architecture, amazing stories, etc. Everybody who visits Bangalore must visit the palace.” 

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5. Head To V V Puram For The Ultimate Street Food Experience

Head To V V Puram For The Ultimate Street Food Experiencesource: mithunonthe.net

HolidayIQ Traveller Satyendra Dwivedi shares, “Enjoy south Indian veg food at VV Puram.” HolidayIQ Traveller Rahul Ghelani adds, “We had visited the famous Khao Gali in Bangalore. It was a fabulous experience as we enjoyed having dishes from chatpatta chaats to idli.”

6. Relax Peacefully By Ulsoor Lake

Relax Peacefully By Ulsoor Lakesource: tourmet.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Chandu Shankar shares, “Ulsoor lake is cleanly maintained and you can have a walk with your loved one or alone for a peace of mind. There is a walking path to walk and jog and the main attraction of this lake is Island. This island is very beautiful with trees and grass and you can see different kind of birds. There is a boating facility available here. Parking facility is also available and you can get many buses to reach this place. This place is protected with military services.”

7. Grab A Beer At A Local Brewery

Grab A Beer At A Local Brewerysource: liveinstyle.com

HolidayIQ Traveller G Bhat shares, “Bangalore is a beautiful city, once it was a retirement people's paradise but now a busy capital city of IT and computers. Bangalore has plenty of malls, gardens, parks to roam around. Lot of restaurants, freshly brewed beer pubs, micro-breweries etc.”

8. Have Hot & Crispy Dosas At MTR

Have Hot & Crispy Dosas At MTRsource: dosaboston.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Ujjawal Kumar shares, “Near Lalbagh Botanical Garden there is a MTR restaurant, which is heritage hotel. Good South Indian food but you need to wait in queue, which is worth it.” 

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9. Take A Wildlife Safari At Bannerghatta National Park

Take A Wildlife Safari At Bannerghatta National Parksource: onedaypicnic.in

HolidayIQ Traveller Jamuna shares, “Pack up to Bannerghatta National Park. The grand safari, main zoo and Butterfly Garden are the main attractions. I was thrilled at viewing bears freely walking, white tigers lying under the tree shade, Asian tigers jay walking and lions sitting relaxed by the roadside.”

10. Drive Down To Nandi Hills & Catch The Beautiful Sunrise

Drive Down To Nandi Hills & Catch The Beautiful Sunrisesource: nikhilchandra.in

HolidayIQ Traveller Karan Goswami shares, “Nandi Hills is a best place to see the sunrise in Bangalore. This place is very good for those who love bike riding. I have visited this place twice and its only 60 km from the Bangalore. The Nandi Temple on the top of the hill and beautiful garden adds to the mood. Don't forget to carry your camera along.”

11. The Theatre Scene - Plays at Rangashankara and Jagriti

The Theatre Scene - Plays at Rangashankara and Jagritisource: HolidayIQ

Bangalore has a very strong art and culture scene. It is home to various theatre groups; theatre platforms like Rangashankara and Jagriti and numerous art galleries that showcase established and emerging artists. Although Bangalore is a city rooted in tradition, it has a modern side to it.

12. Appreciate Art at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat or The National Gallery

Appreciate Art at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat or The National Gallerysource: flikr

Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath has  13 museums with some of very interesting and rare collections.  The museums consists of the collections ranging from traditional Mysore Paintings, Leather Puppets, Sculptures and Russian artists Roerichs’. Among the  other collections Kejriwal, Kukke, and Krishna Reddy collections  are note worthy. 
HolidayIQ Traveller Srinivas says, “Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat is about the traditional culture and lifestyle.”

You could also head over to the National Gallery of Mordern Art and soak in some of the country's best contemporary talents! Housed in an old mansion this sprawling gallery isn't one to miss. You could even chill in the cafeteria and have some coffee.   

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