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. 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.
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.
Manoviraj Khosla is a trendy, upscale shop with its own in-house designer brand. Set up in 1990, this boutique still acts as a studio as well as a retail outlet for this renowned fashion designer although other outlets for the brand are now available throughout India. Along with a variety of ready-made clothes for men and women including party-wear, formal suits and even wedding garments, the shop also caters to individual orders. A range of comfortable and stylish shoes can also be found here. If you are in a mood to splurge on some trendy and beautiful clothes, this is the place to come to.
Opened in October 2011 in the Mahadevapura area, Phoenix MarketCity is a spectacular paradise for shoppers. This massive shopping center occupies everything from mid-budget to high-end brands and department stores, including global brands like Zara, Mango, Steve Madden and others. Besides having a little more than 270 stores in its sprawling confines, Phoenix MarketCity also comprises of a multi-screen cinema behemoth, a gaming arcade and varied dining options.
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.
This centrally located luxury brand paradise offers a staggering range of high-end apparel, accessories and other products. This chic, two-storied store is decorated in an industrial-chic style, and showcases designers such as Dirk Bikkembergs, Nina Ricci, Cesare Paciotti, Patrizia Pepe and more. Find everything from unique bag collections to apparel and shoes.
Located on Lavelle Road, this eponymous label offers sophisticated apparel choices for women, brought to you by one of India's eminent fashion designers. The stylish store offers gorgeous collections each season, and one can choose from exquisitely designed kurtis and salwar suits to elegant sarees and bridal lehangas. An exclusive sub-collection called The Revivalist sells a range of delicately designed weaves from Varanasi.