In addition to being a tourism heavyweight, India has increasingly become one of the world’s leading economic powers. Part of this relates to its increasing influence in the technology and outsourcing spaces, both of which are centered mainly on the central Indian city of Bangalore.
Headed there on business soon? Including it as part of a trip through India in the near future? This guide will help you experience this city in the matter which you have become accustomed.
Stay: The Leela Palace Bangalore
There are many choices travellers have when visiting this famous tech hub, but for discerning types, no place but the leela palace Bangalore will do. An oasis secluding you from the busy streets of Bangalore, this beautiful hotel prides itself on the excellent service they provide each and every customer.
Business and pleasure travellers alike will love the restaurants, cafe and cocktail lounge that this resort property boasts. However, most save their praise for the large guest rooms. Complete with top of the line electronics and luxurious furniture, it is your haven away from the world at the end of a long day of meetings or sightseeing.
Do: Temple hop and shop
If you are able to work in some sightseeing during your time in Bangalore, there are plenty of temples to see within city limits. Start with the ISKCON Temple, as it is a massive Hare Krishna complex known for its elaborate Darshan ceremonies and markets.
Move on next to the Ragigudda Anjaneya Temple. This Hindu temple is dedicated to Hanuman, a god who takes on the form of a humanoid monkey. In addition to simply enjoying the serene atmosphere here, yoga classes are also taught here from 6 to 7 am, so feel free to attend if you are an early riser.
Once you are done visiting temples in the Bangalore area, indulge in some retail therapy at UB City Mall. A luxury shopping centre which counts retailers like Jimmy Choo and Louis Vuitton among its tenants, you’ll have plenty of amazing merchandise to choose from.
Running around a town like Bangalore will no doubt stoke your appetite. When the time comes to have a meal that is a cut above, we recommend going with Ssaffron. Specializing in fine Indian cuisine, this establishment is also well-known for its elevated ambiance.
Whether you choose to have the paneer tikka, butter chicken, lamb chops, or any of their other amazing entrees, you’ll be virtually assured to have a memorable dinner.
Drink: High Ultra Lounge
Satiated after supper, but not quite ready to call it a day? Head back to the hotel to get changed, then hit the town. While there are a selection of pubs, bars, and nightclubs in Bangalore, those looking for a touch of class in their drinking establishment will love the atmosphere they’ll find at High Ultra Lounge.
Located on the 31st floor of the World Trade Centre, the view over the city is far from the only draw card this cocktail bar has. From top-shelf lighting to bartenders trained to make the smoothest mixed drinks you’ve ever tasted, you’ll be hesitant to leave this party to go to another.