Mahatma Gandhi Road popularly known as the M. G. Road is the lifeline of Bengaluru city and is well connected to all the places within. Many prominent establishments and attractions like the Bible Society of India, Mahatma Gandhi Park, Cariappa Memorial Park and Field Marshal Maneckshaw Parade Grounds, all lie along this busy stretch of road. The M. G. Road bus stop is one of the busiest bus stops around. In fact, the upcoming 'Namma Metro' too will be routing through Mahatma Gandhi Road. Named after the 'Father of the nation', there is at least one M. G. Road in most of the towns and cities in India. And Bengaluru is no exception to this popularly proven fact.
Belonging to the UB Group, UB City is probably one of the biggest landmarks of Bengaluru in present times. This sprawling and urbanized property consist of offices, residential spaces, service apartments and a mall. The towers are namely UB Tower, Concorde, Canberra and Comet. Parking is taken care of completely as there are different levels of parking available to accommodate the heavy car traffic, a problem that the city knows all too well. The property also has been built keeping the green nature of the city in mind, and the architects have done a commendable job with the landscaped gardens that provide much respite to tired eyes. UB City is one of the most expensive spaces in the city, given its prime location but once you enter it, the world seems beautiful and fresh again.
Brigade Road is located between MG and Hosur Road. It is a busy road outlined with numerous commercial centers, shopping complexes, retail outlets, pubs, cafes, cinemas, restaurants and many other venues of interest. It also transforms as the hub for New year celebrations every year. Its the place to be, where despite the heavy traffic, for a stroll while watching out for the happening places of Bengaluru.
Characterized by narrow roads and cul-de-sacs that are brimming with local vendors, Chickpet is one of Bengaluru's oldest shopping districts. This bustling street market goes back to the 16th century and is surrounded by several peripheral trading districts. If you happen to venture into Chickpet, sarees and dress materials are what you'll find here at wholesale prices. Team it up with some good ol' street-style trinkets and jewellery. A reasonable dose of haggling may be required if you want to get a good bargain.
Set on a historical battlefield location dating back to the eighteenth century, the K.R. Market is now used for more genteel purposes. K.R Market is short for Krishna Rajendra Market, named to honor one of the erstwhile rulers of the princely state of Mysore. The market is known to be the largest flower market in all of Asia, besides also being recognized for its wholesale commodities trading. This bustling marketplace was first established in 1928 and can be easily recognized today by the swirls of flower garlands that dot the streets everyday.
The Collective brings 60 luxury brands under one roof, making it one of the best luxury shopping destinations in the country. The Bangalore outpost of the chain is located in UB City, where brands like Vivienne Westwood, Ted Baker, Michael Kors, Hugo Boss, Fred Perry and Simon Carter occupy the sprawling space. Peruse through vast collections for men and women, across categories such as jackets, shirts, sweaters, scarves, footwear, hats and several more.
Have a really big sweet tooth? Wish to satisfy those mid-day dessert cravings? Well then, Sheetal's Homemade Brownies is just the place to be. Offering a plethora of delectable delights, including Walnut Brownies and Bombay Mawa cake, this modest bakery will not let you down. These moderately priced goodies are wrapped in the most beautifully decorated paper bags. However, you will have to patient and eat the items at home, as the outlet is exclusively for take-away.
Kimaya is a store which spells opulence, elegance and high fashion. Located in Bengaluru's single luxury mall at UB city, Kimaya is the only Indian fashion retailer included in the mall. This branch also happens to be the company's biggest and has various collections showcased. For example, Kimaya Bridal, Kimaya Amore, Kimaya Ayamik and many more. About one hundred and forty six designers including top designers like Rohit Bal, Rocky S, Suneet Verma, Anamika Khanna display their designs here. A designer couture epitome, this store promises to flourish even more as a retailer.