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The Garden City of Bangalore

I've heard from friends that Bangalore isn't much of a city to visit, it is the kind of place you live and work in. Nonetheless, I kept an open mind as I wandered around the city.

Bangalore on Foot

I met with an Indian friend through a common friend I met while traveling around Indonesia. I've stayed in contact with my friend, Naresh, before my actual trip to India. He gave us sound advice and tips on traveling around India, which were helpful.

Bangalore reminded me of the big cities back home, where shopping centers and restaurants abound. Bangalore was different from the other cities I've been to in India. This place seemed more organized and cosmopolitan. I didn't see any wandering animals, there wasn't as much trash on the streets, and people didn't mind you as much. All these differences were a welcome relief.

If you want to go shopping, there's plenty of branded and local stuff on sale in Bangalore.

I wasn't really a shopping person as I could do that back home. So my friend and I decided to explore the city and see what it has to offer. I admit that I didn't explore the city much as we only got to see a handful of places. I really wasn't up to doing much in Bangalore after I've researched on things to do and places to visit.

There were nearby attractions that were 3-4 hours from the city one-way, but after darting to and from cities the past few weeks, I wasn't up to doing it again towards the end of my India trip. We ended up seeing a handful of old colonial buildings turned into government or commercial offices.

I've read that Bangalore was also known as the garden city. There were several gardens in various parts of the city. I made it to one of the more popular gardens, Cubbon Park.

It was nice to have a lush and vibrant garden right in the middle of a bustling city. It was a welcome getaway to the usual craziness of India. I didn't do much while in Bangalore as I was no longer in the mood to move around too much. I'm sure there are plenty of things to do in the city for those willing to go out and explore.

1 comment:

  1. I've not made it to Bangalore, but if you say there are no stray animals on the streets (no baka??) it's very different indeed to the cities in northern India. :)