Do you aspire to study in Bangalore? Are in the midst of packing your bags and getting ready to chase your dreams? Then here’s a handy guide to help you navigate your new life in the Silicon City:
Top Places to stay:
Bangalore is home to many prestigious institutes like the Indian Institute of Science, Indian Institute of Management, National Law School of India, Bangalore University and the University of Agricultural Sciences. And while some of these colleges offer a hostel facility, a majority of students do have to depend on various PG in Bangalore. But don’t worry, it is not the dismal scene of yesteryears anymore! With managed accommodation providers like Stanza Living, you are guaranteed a high-quality, professionally-managed living experience that is comfortable and adaptable to your needs. Things like food, laundry, WiFi, housekeeping, security and more – all smoothly delivered to you. The fact that they are located in and around most college hubs makes them even more accessible to students.
Top Places to Eat:
We know that if you happen to be a resident of Stanza Living, you are already sorted on the food front – there are chef-cooked meals, wide menu options, and wholesome and tasty dishes to look forward to. Of course, you also get to try yummy regional cuisines with them too. But, for the street food aficionado among us there are many options to check out in the city. Located in the proximity of Lalbagh at Sajjan Rao Circle, VV Puram Food Street is a delightful haunt It houses around 15 food outlets serving an array of dishes such as Vadas, Dabeli, Uttapams, Curd Rice, Lemon Rice, Vermicelli Upma, Dosas, Rose milk, Parathas, Lassis, Pav Bhaji and much more. There are also over 500 restaurants dotted across the city. From fashionable, upscale, fusion food joints like Grasshopper (operated by renowned fashion designer duo – Sonali Sattar and Himanshi Dimri) to a wide range of cafes and lounges – there is something for everyone.
Top Things to Do:
Do shop at M.G. Road, one of the busiest destinations in Bangalore. Dotted with commercial buildings, retail outlets, street food joints, and restaurants, M.G. Road is a one-stop-shop for books, apparel, electronics, accessories, and much more. If you are into affordable shopping, you may choose Commercial Street, Shivaji Nagar.
For sports enthusiasts and nature lovers, Nandi Hills is the perfect destination that offers a panoramic view of sunrise and sunsets. There is a Nandi Temple atop the hill and a 600m cliff called Tipu’s Drop. Nandi Hills also offers adventure sports opportunities such as trekking, paragliding and cycling.
If you love strolling in malls, visit Market City. It houses 270 retail outlets ranging from luxury to moderately priced ones. Its central courtyard hosts exciting events all year round. It also has a food court with diverse outlets and a PVR complex.
Top Places to Visit:
Lalbagh Botanical Garden is among the oldest botanical gardens. Spread across 240 acres, its construction was started by Haider Ali and completed by Tipu Sultan. Lalbagh is home to exotic trees and flowers imported from countries such as Afghanistan, Persia, France, Arabia. If you like to spend time outdoors and unwind in nature’s lap, this place should be a must visit on your list of weekend haunts.
Chinnapanahalli Lake Park overlooks a lake and is a favourite hangout place for students staying nearby in PGs in Marathahalli. It boasts of well-paved walkways and neatly manicured plants and trees, where you can go for your morning jog, unwind with a book on a lazy afternoon or just get together to enjoy a nice picnic with friends.
And if you thought that’s all that the Garden City has to offer, then think again. Bangalore is also home to the Bannerghatta National Park – the first biological park in India to have a fenced forested elephant sanctuary. Covering an area of 122 acres, it is home to tigers, deer, bears, elephants, monkeys and various butterfly species. Relaxing in a city never sounded easier.
Bangalore offers a wholesome experience for holistic development of students. So, if you are still unsure of choosing Bangalore as your study destination, we hope this information has helped you make a favourable decision.