4 Things To Do At MG Road, Bangalore


The centre of India’s high tech industry, Bangalore is also known as the Silicon Valley of India. The city has majorly become the dwelling of millennials and young professionals in the recent past. It bursts of energy and has an electric vibe to it. It has something to offer for everyone. Be it outdoor activities, shopping destinations, arts, musical gigs, party places or outlets for food enthusiast, the city never disappoints. Another major metro city of India, Bangalore’s multi-ethnic, secular and cosmopolitan character is reflected by the large number of temples, mosques, churches, Parsi temples, and Buddhist viharas.

One of the most popular places in the city is the Mahatma Gandhi Road. It is the hub of all commercial and recreational activity. It was known as South Parade before independence. MG Road was once home to old buildings but now it is flocked with fancy glass buildings with some old structures providing the old vibes. This place has some of the best hotels in Bangalore to cater to your taste buds. Nights at MG Road call for excessive partying and dancing. It is also home to some of the exclusive and elite pubs of the city. Shopaholics love this place too, given the plethora of options available from high end stores to flee markets for everything.

We have complied a list of things you could do at MG Road to explore this place to its full extent.

1. Coffee @ Matteo

A favourite among people who visit Church Street, Matteo is the place to be for coffee aficionados. The place functions as a lounge as well as a café which attracts different kinds of people. It offers its own blend of coffee perfectly paired with their in house baked offerings. The Shekarato cold coffee is one of the most popular drinks of the place.

2. Shopping @ Commercial Street

The ultimate shopping destination, Commercial Street offers you high end boutique options as well as street shopping arcades. About a kilometre away from the metro station, you can shop for everything ranging from shoes, clothes, jewellery, accessories and toys. The best part of the outlets here is that quite a few of them allow you to personalise and customise your purchase. This makes for the perfect place to buy gifts for your loved ones. You can shop from your favourite brands or the local market to get your hands on the latest trends without having to splurge a lot of money.

3. Beer @ Arbor Brewing Company

The city has no shortage of places to chill with your friends. But for those who absolutely love beer, it doesn’t get better than Arbor Brewing Company. Located near Garuda Mall, it offers six flavours of beer to choose from. Although famous as a microbrewery, it also has a unique collection of cocktails and drinks. To provide a complete experience, the ambience and food are flawless. Given its popularity, it is advised to make prior reservations when visiting this place.

4. Handlooms @ Cauvery Emporium

If you are one of those who is interested in handicrafts and exquisite traditional paintings, silk, bronze and metal ware among other things. You can also find cosmetics made from natural products. The ever famous sandalwood can be obtained in a number of forms such as perfumes, incense sticks, cosmetics and sachets to protect your clothes.

They are a number of other places on MG Road that you can explore as per your interest and mood. Plan your next trip accordingly and book your stay at The LaLit Ashok Bangalore. One of the best hotels near Airport in Bangalore, The LaLit redefines luxury vacations. You can avail their immaculate services and enjoy delicious meals prepared by their chefs at the renowned restaurants.

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