The multicultural and cosmopolitan city of Bangalore has plenty of things one can do while visiting for 48 hours. Since the city is known as India’s pub capital, there’s no doubt that there is a never ending list of places you can go to for food and drinks. The best part is that you can never tire of the food because the variety ranges from South Indian to Mexican to Korean, all of which are a treat to your taste buds. Added to that, Bangalore has more than enough sites for your exploring needs.
Since 48 hours isn’t the longest of exploring time, we suggest waking up a little earlier and hitting up a breakfast spot. Luckily for you, no matter where you stay, you are most certainly going to have a delicious South Indian breakfast place nearby.
9 am – Find a local breakfast spot (Adigas, for example) that serves Idlis and Dosas because who doesn’t like a South Indian breakfast?
10 30 am – If you’re not an early riser, or not much of an early breakfast person, Bangalore has a number of places that serve all day breakfasts. Whether you’re staying in the city centre or HSR Layout, you have a number of all day breakfast spots to pick from. You could opt for a typical South Indian breakfast, a Full English breakfast, or even the classic American breakfast.
12 pm – Now that your hunger has been curbed, why not get ready for some exploring? One extremely busy and bustling area of Bangalore – Commercial Street – is something you must see. As the name suggests, it is filled with stores and eateries, local and international. If you truly want to experience Commercial Street, take a stroll into the side lanes that are filled with little trinkets and troves and sellers who are trying to tempt you with their deals. You could even walk down the street and take in the hustle and bustle.
1 30 pm – Somewhat famished after all that walking? Head on over to Sunny’s for lunch – an oldie but a goldie. This restaurant has been an old favourite for Bangaloreans and even travellers because of its delicious European food.
4 pm – Now onto more exploring, we suggest visiting the beautiful Bangalore Palace located in city centre (Palace Road). Owned by the Mysore Royal family, the palace features Tudor style architecture whereas the furniture is neoclassical, Victorian, and Edwardian.
5 30 pm – The palace closes at this time for visitors, so ensure you finish your tour by then. Next you could opt for a typical South Indian filter coffee at one of the local coffee houses or you could go back to your hotel to rest.
8 30 pm – After you have rested perhaps you could go to Indiranagar, which comes alive on the weekend. The area’s notorious 100ft Road is a strip of restaurants, pubs, and bars. All you have to do is take your pick.
10 30 pm – Post dinner at 100ft road, we recommend going to One Night in Bangkok for some retro tunes, which you can sing along to all night long. Well, until 1am. You could even call it a night after dinner because Bangalore Sundays can be very hectic!
1 pm – Make your way towards the notorious Bangalore Sunday brunches! They take place all over the city, so the choice is yours, but perhaps opt for Shiro, located in UB City.
5 pm – Following brunch, a “sundowner” takes place on a rooftop bar, where you can watch the sun set and continue the party. This can go on until 11 pm at night. We recommend experiencing it for a while and then calling it a night, which would conclude your 48 hours in Bangalore.
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