My Bangalore trip was a bittersweet experience.
We reached around 12 pm in Bangalore on Thursday but because of some issues could not check into the hotel until 4 pm that evening. We stayed at the Royal Orchid Hotel, Manipal Centre and I must say that they totally made our stay worthwhile. The room and food was excellent but it was the warm and helpful staff that made the stay a rewarding experience. The hotel is located in the heart of the city so MG Road, Brigade Road, and Church street were just walking distance. And St Marks, and UB City were not too far located.
Sanjeev and I found the biggest challenge in finding good restaurants in the city. There are Café Coffee Days, Dominoz and likes all around but when it comes to proper dining restaurants, we were left disappointed. We had the hotel’s in-house restaurant but when you are travelling you do want to get a taste of the local food joints. After a lot of hunting, we dined at Nandos on Day 1 (the only proper restaurant we could find), and food was just okay. Similar thing happened on day 2 and rest two days, we gave up and ate at the hotel itself. Also, the auto-walas wouldn’t go anywhere by meter . Once we got cheated too.
But despite the hitches, Bangalore did throw its chrams on me and the kinds that I am going to dearly miss for months to come. I am going to miss the super strong filter coffee. I don’t think I’d soon get to eat the authentic South Indian food for a long time now. And Danone fruit curd is something to die for (Nescafe fruit curd that we get in Delhi tastes like super-processed-rubbish infront of this now. ). And those cozy book shops, I could stay there forever. I am mighty J of the Health and Glow stores that the city houses. Gourmet– if I could, I would go there and buy fresh cheese every single day. And I loved the simplicity of the South Indian people.
*have gone through these pics so many times. That’s Bangalore from our eyes. 🙂 Enjoy the pics.:) *
*some random clicks during the auto ride*
On day 2, we sneaked out to the UB City mall. My biggest attraction for me was the endless terrace area where you could just sit around, sipping coffee and reading.
*pics from the UB City Mall*
Overall, my 4 day stay at Bangalore was both hectic and relaxing. The beautiful weather welcomed us every morning. I got to spend time with my friends. I read and slept a lot during the trip. I am about to finish ” everyone worth knowing“,which I started during my Goa trip but never got to finish it. 🙁 HE got to meet is batch-mates after aeons.
The last two days were bag full of emotions. The mehandi, pillow fights & late night talks with my friends, boat-load of happiness around, and the sweet wedding. All these beautiful memories have recharged me for many months to come.
Let’s see when wanderlust bites us again. Till then *taralalalala.* 😉
How have you guys been?
These are my two outfits that I wore during the wedding and the reception resp. You may read more about these HERE
Reception Outfit :
And that’s Sanjeev and I . 🙂
Wearing (outfit 1):
Suit, Earrings : Anita Dongre Iinter pret
Shoes, Bangles : Random
Wearing : (Outfit 2)
Suit : Radhika & Rahul
Shoes, Earrings, ring : thrifted
Haath Phool : Eina Aluwalia