Posted on 20th August, 2015
Bangalore, the "Silicon Valley of India" is a melting pot of cultures. Once considered a Pensioner's paradise, it has metamorphosed into a bustling metropolis, with a vibrant night life that blends in with a rich cultural heritage. From a long walk in Cubbon Park to hundreds of cafes, from trails of trees everywhere to the amazing weather, you can’t help falling in love with the city. So, here are 11 reasons why Bangalore is an awesome city.
Of all the cities I've lived in, Chennai is the only one which beats Bangalore in this aspect! SoBa (South Bangalore :P) is foodie heaven, which some else might say is true for the rest of the city as well!
People say Pune comes a close second to Bangalore in terms of pleasantness of weather. As a friend once said, "Bangalore hit the jackpot when it came to the weather"! Though with the number of cars increasing on the road, don't expect that distinction to last too long for either Bangalore or Pune.
Mysore/Ooty in 3 hours, Bylakuppe (largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet and a massive Golden Temple) in 4 hours, Coorg in 5 hours, Chikmagalur in 6 hours, Hampi in 7 hours, Pondicherry in 7 hours. Don't have a vehicle of your own? No need to sweat it 'coz KSRTC is one of the best state bus services in the country.
BMTC buses are awesome. Though the AC service is quite a bit overpriced (rather take an auto or a cab if you're 3 or more people), the city is pretty well connected from one end to the other. The bus service to the airport is especially very frequent and efficient.
Out of all the millions that live in Bangalore, you'll definitely find atleast a handful of like minded, sane, normal people. If Bombay is lively and energetic, Bangalore not far behind.
Boating in Ulsoor Lake, Run in the Bengaluru Marathon, attend a Toastmasters session (brilliant, by the way!), participate in a startup-gyan session, talk to rock-climbing enthusiasts in Meetups, trek along with the guys at BANGALORE MOUNTAINEERING CLUB
The only city in the country that does any justice to this underrated pleasure! They have an active Google Group as well!
Comic Con, Concerts (Metallica, Bryan Adams, Norah Jones!), Stand-Ups, etc.
All major international artists definitely stop over at Bangalore for a performance. Unlike Gurgaon's terribly botched up attempt at hosting Metallica, Bangalore does a much better job of it!
They are the symbol of cool in Indian football and you get to be a part of the best set of football fans in the country!
No, am not talking about Crossword and other branded book retailers. MG Road has a number of small time book stores where you get all kinds of literary dope you can think of! Even during the age of e-com, these book stores have managed to carve out a set of loyal customers and readers!
The birds, who are migratory by nature, also tend to stay back coz Bangalore Is Awesomeness Personified!
PS: I have lived in multiple cities in India for more than 3 months atleast. And there are a few more I've seen for a lesser duration. You should definitely try Bangalore once atleast!
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