Travel Guide: A Perfect Weekend Getaway in Bengaluru

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Bengaluru, famously known as the ‘Silicon Valley of India’, is one of the finest metropolitans in the country. It is the capital city as well as the industrial hub of Karnataka. It is also known as the ‘Garden City of India’ due to its plethora of parks and gardens throughout the city. Today, Bengaluru is home to many colleges, research centres, software companies and defence organizations.

If you are planning a two-day trip to Bengaluru, then make sure you head to the city by a bus! Travelling to Bengaluru by bus is safe, economical and hassle-free, and bus booking to Bengaluru can be done on ixigo from all major cities, such as Mumbai, Pune, Mangaluru, Coimbatore, Chennai and so on.

We’ve curated the most popular tourist spots in Bengaluru for you here, so you can enjoy the best of what the city has to offer. Here is the perfect itinerary to explore the top attractions in Bangalore on a weekend getaway:

Day 1

1. Visiting Tipu Sultan’s Iconic Summer Palace

Start your day 1 on a royal note! The Summer Palace is an architectural marvel – make sure to not miss the Palace’s museum, as it contains many interesting and significant artifacts.

Time to be spent here: 1-1.5 hours approximately

2. Central Bengaluru Awaits!

Central Bengaluru is undoubtedly the busiest and the liveliest part of the city. There are many buildings here of historical significance, including the Karnataka Vidhana Soudha, Attara Kacheri and Mark’s Cathedral, and the best part? It can all be explored on foot!

Time to be spent here: 2-4 hours approximately

3. Time to Satiate Those Hunger Pangs!

After exploring Central Bengaluru, take a break and head to some of Bengaluru’s best restaurants, all conveniently located around this area. These include Airlines Restaurant, Shiro, Rasovara and Spice Terrace among others.

4. It’s a Walk in the Park..Literally!

Enjoyed your lunch? Now head to the city’s lush Cubbon Park, counted as one of Bengaluru’s top hangout spots, and for good reason! The 300-acre park is perfect for a picnic, a stroll or simply lazing away!

Time to be spent here: 1-2 hours approximately

5. Nightlife Beckons!

From Cubbon Park, take the 10-minute walk to MG Road, home to some of the most happening places in Bengaluru. Enjoy some street food, buy some souvenirs from Cauvery Emporium and don’t forget to check out the adjoining Brigade Road and Church Street! Best of Bengaluru’s nightlife can be enjoyed at places such as Community, Ebony, Bangalore Pub Exchange, Church Street Social, among other places.

Time to be spent here: As late in the night as you want to!

Day 2

1. It’s a Botanical Wonderland!

Let’s start this second day at the Lalbagh Botanical Garden, home to more than a 1000 species of flowers and many trees that are over a hundred years old! You can also shop for plants, seeds, ornamental plants among other things here.

Time to be spent here: 2-2.5 hours approximately

2. When in Bengaluru..Eat Like the Locals Do!

It might be criminal to miss the delicious local food in Bengaluru. Situated just a short distance from Lalbagh is the iconic, 95-year old Mavalli Tiffin Room, better known as MTR, serving piping-hot local dishes. Other places to try food in Bengaluru include Vidyarthi Bhavan, Lalbagh Grand Veg, Brahmin’s Coffee Bar and Bharjari Oota.

3. It’s Time for a Royal Visit

After your lunch, soak in the regal resplendence of the Bangalore Palace. Don’t forget to explore the interiors of the Palace, including the Ballroom and the Darbar Hall, and also pay a visit to the sprawling grounds surrounding the palace.

Time to be spent here: 2 hours approximately

4. Serenity Awaits You

After marvelling at the beautiful architecture of the Bangalore Palace, head for an evening stroll to Ulsoor Lake, one of the most beautiful lakes in Bengaluru. There are lush trees to keep you company and you can go boating if you like.

Time to be spent here: 1-1.5 hours approximately

5. Shop & Eat Before it’s Time to Retreat!

Complete your perfect weekend getaway in Bengaluru by spending your evening going on a shopping spree in Commercial Street. Choose from clothing, jewellery, footwear, bags, antiques and books in the Street’s many lanes and by-lanes. Don’t forget to have a snack at the iconic eateries located here, including Shiv Sagar, Woody’s, Konark Restaurant and Sri Saravana Bhavan.

We hope you make loads of memories on your trip! Stay safe and follow all necessary precautions while travelling!

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