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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.
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.
Popularly known as the 'Comm Street' to the locals, Commercial Street has been a favorite with many for a long time now. From higher end stores to the stalls with knick-knacks; everything is sold in abundance on this street. The wide stretch of road has several shops with trendy clothes, interesting accessories, pretty jewelry and just about anything you would want to pick up for your house. Shopping in Bengaluru could just not get any better, and Commercial Street is a shopper's paradise. This pedestrian mall is a must visit when in Bengaluru city.
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.
When in Bengaluru, you are sure to spot a 'Total Mall' in most of the prime locations you may visit. With a variety of products on offer, the buyers at this chain of malls are completely spoiled for choice. Meticulously planned floors stock the best of domestic and international brands which encompass products like clothes, home decor items, cosmetics, furniture, appliances, food and a lot more. This mall is busy throughout the week, but weekends get especially frenetic. Seasonal sales and discount offers are a definite attraction, when discerning buyers in the midst of a recession, throng in to grab whatever they can. With so many malls in the city, Total Mall is another delightful option for the mall rats and a respite for the leisure-seekers in a metropolitan city like Bengaluru.