Bangalore is popularly known as the IT city or silicon valley of India. It’s one of the few metropolitan cities of India and has a mixed population from different parts of India. It is the capital city of Karnataka, a southern state in India.
My memories of the city –
I relocated to Bangalore after marriage and it has been almost 10 years now since I came to this beautiful city. It feels more like my city in law than my actual in-law’s place as I have stayed here more than any other city after marriage. Slowly and patiently, I got used to it and I have seen it changed over the years. I still remember the time when I hailed Rajdhani from Delhi to Bangalore and came here to join my husband.
I love the weather here and it’s the major attraction for many people to stay here. Since there are people from different parts of India here, language is not a barrier in Bangalore. In Bangalore, almost everyone, including the auto drivers, vegetable vendors, maids, shopkeepers, etc. know basic Hindi and English.
My kids did most of their schooling here and I love the level of education and the quality of educational institutions here.
We also love the authentic south Indian food here and relish the famous Karnataka thali. We have tried everything here, from dosa at MTR to corner house ice cream and from chicken biryani at empire restaurant to coffee at Indian coffee house.
About Bangalore – The silicon valley of India
Bangalore is a multicultural city in the true sense. It has many eating joints, pubs, and of course many good career opportunities for everyone. There are a lot of people who are IT engineers and stay near IT corridors here.
There are a lot of beautiful places to visit around the city like Lal Bagh, Cubbon park
The BMTC has a great web of the buses. There are Uber and Ola options if you don’t want to drive or take a bus. Traffic is a problem and that’s the only thing which needs attention. But the main reason is the population which has soared high significantly in the last decade in the city. Good news is that soon Bangalore will get good connectivity as Metro work is going on with full speed in different parts of the city.
In short –
Transport is not a problem.
Weather is the biggest plus point here.
Language is not a concern even if you are from any other part of the country.
A lot of options for foodies.
It is the IT hub of India with a lot of opportunities for everyone.
Good educational institutions for kids.
Once you stay in Bangalore, it’s not easy to stay anywhere else in the world as you won’t get similar weather anywhere.
I love namma Bengaluru as its lovingly called and overall life is good except traffic jams.
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A for Amritsar
April 2, 2019 at 9:42 am
I agree..I love the .city
B for Bugs Bunny
April 2, 2019 at 10:44 am
So agree with all you’ve said about Bangalore, Deepa. What made me comfortable instantly was that most people spoke Hindi and English. Love the pic of you both newlyweds.
April 2, 2019 at 11:28 am
I lived in this city for 7 years before moving back to Kolkata. It will always be my second home. Thank you for this trip down memory lane.
April 2, 2019 at 12:35 pm
I haven’t been to Bangalore yet but really want to someday. Have heard a lot about Lal Bagh and want to see it for real.
April 2, 2019 at 1:04 pm
I have lived here for more than a year. Great palace.
April 2, 2019 at 1:15 pm
Bangalore is indeed a world-class city and I have many friends who love living there. I’ve visited only once but hope to go back soon!
April 2, 2019 at 2:05 pm
You look lovely as a new bride Deepa? and so loved your memoir. I have been to Bangalore once for a vacation and had loved it too dear
April 2, 2019 at 3:01 pm
I have been there many times. One of the best city.
April 2, 2019 at 3:16 pm
I have never been to Bangalore so wanna go there. My Dad quite liked the city too and always wanted to take us there but somehow it never happened. Hopefully soon.
April 2, 2019 at 3:22 pm
Banglore is such a beautiful place and I would love to visit and explore it. I think good weather and best education level are highlighting factors of this awesome city.
April 2, 2019 at 5:49 pm
I love Bangalore, the city that changed and transformed me into the person I am today. City where I met my love, which gave me an identity and direction. I would love to back in Bangalore anyday. Lovely post Deepa, made me nostalgic.
April 2, 2019 at 5:57 pm
that’s a great post on Bangalore i have not been there yet but have heard a lot.
April 2, 2019 at 6:03 pm
I think most of our posts are going to b similar Deepa 🙂 Even I call Bangalore my city in law as I started my married life there 🙂 Your post made me nostalgic. Love your newly wed picture.
April 2, 2019 at 6:12 pm
I want to visit there. Lovely post
April 2, 2019 at 8:51 pm
I’m from Bengaluru. Everyone will be loved in this city, everyone feel it’s their own place 🙂
April 2, 2019 at 9:32 pm
It’s a great and informative post on Bangalore and throws lights upon important facts there
April 2, 2019 at 10:56 pm
It’s very rare to see a post on Banglore with such a different perspective.
April 2, 2019 at 11:15 pm
I have been to Bangalore many times for work trips and love the cosmo culture of the city. Though traffic is a major sore point for me, but love the weather and unique and amazing shops and cafes of Bangalore. You look so sweet in that picture!!
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April 2, 2019 at 11:52 pm
I’ve never been to Bangalore but read a lot about it online. Your post makes me feel like visiting it once for sure.
I love south indian food too, this makes me think about this city 🙂
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April 3, 2019 at 8:55 am
Bangalore is a lovely place, I too love it’s weather the most. Good to see you pic when you came from delhi to Bangalore.
April 3, 2019 at 1:48 pm
Definitely go there ..thank you sharing with us