9 Things That Makes Bangalore Different and A Darling City
Bangalore, a city which might be famous for its beautiful weather round the year and for being a favourite town for young IT professionals, hides a lot more gems under its feathers. If you are living under the bright, sunny sky of this town thriving with life and pace, then you should be aware of the factors that make Bangalore standout from other major cities of India. It is differentiated on a number of grounds and all these factors come together to build for the soul of the "Silicon Valley of India". Here are a few that you just cannot miss:
1. Namma Bengaluru
It means "Our Bengaluru" in Kannada is one of the most popular phrases you could hear in the city. The people of Bengaluru are proud of their culture and are not afraid to show it by vocalising their phrase again and again. It is used in mainstream local pop culture and even Bengaluru Metro is known as Namma Bengaluru.
2. The South Indian Food
Being in Bangalore and loving its South Indian food is unheard of till now. Whether one cooks at home or visits a restaurant, delicacies like Mysore Dosa, Idli, Mangalore Buns and Medu Vadas are forever favourite of this beautiful city. The street South Indian cuisine is a must-try for anyone visiting the city.
3. Silicon Valley
This is the most popular name of Bengaluru in the professional world as it houses a number of leading IT corporates and start-ups that lend wings to the dreams of youngsters who aspire to make big in career and bring a positive change in the world. It is one of the factors in which the city takes pride. It welcomes new concept and ideas, like gated farmland at an affordable price by Agrocorp, and gives them a chance to fly high.
4. Snow City
A snow-themed park located on the Jayamahal Main Road offers an experience of -5 degree temperature and allow the crowd to play with snow which is made from drinkable water. It hosts snow basketball games, toboggan rides, snow castle and snow dance floor to enjoy the time with your loved ones.
5. St Mary's Basilica
The oldest church in Bangalore is located in Shivaji Nagar and holds the status of a minor basilica. It is one of the favourite spots visited by tourists and locals. It was built by Tamil refugees in the 17th century and the current architecture was developed in between 1856-1882. The stained glass windows speak volume about gothic arches and ornamental motifs adorning this church.
6. Aerospace Museum
The city boasts of museums but this is the only one which pictures the growth of Indian aviation over time. It makes the use of photographs and static displays along with motorized cross-sections of models of aero engines and their functions. If you have curiosity and flair for aircraft then you can sneak a peek at Garret (Dornier) Ardour (Jaguar)and Orpheus (Kiran). It is a 4-acre campus housing an Orchidarium and a children's park.
7. Ranga Shankara
For the love of art that Bengaluru holds deep in its heart, it boasts about the most dramatic place in the city, Ranga Shankara. If you understand the language of acting and expressions, this is the place to be. It promotes the theatre in all languages and you can catch a live performance too. You can check the website to get the hand of the upcoming performances.
8. Silk Sarees
The fashion on the streets of Bengaluru holds the head high with pure silk sarees drenched in culture and colours. The city is the house of the best and most authentic silks. You can find an exceptional collection of gorgeous silk sarees at M.G Road and Chickpet where excellent craftsmanship is observed while curating every attire while aiming for it to be the best of the lot.
9. Lal Bagh
A 250-year-old park which deserves a distinction in the city of Bengaluru which covers 40% of its landscape as gardens. Built in 1760 by Hyder Ali, this beautiful garden is sprawling with flowers and greens which date back to approx 250 years telling stories that they have seen. A bulged rock placed in the middle of the garden is supposed to be 3000 million years old.
If you haven’t experienced these features of the city yet then start making plans for the upcoming weekend with friends and family to have the time of your life in the city sparkling with life, Namma Bengaluru!