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Often referred to as the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore is the hub of India’s IT industry. Blessed with a lovely temperate climate, this South Indian city has carefully preserved its heritage and green spaces. A gentle yet modern city, Bangalore is quite easy to fall in love with.

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National Gallery Of Modern Art
Open :3.00PM-4.00PM
Housed in a heritage mansion with whitewashed walls; the NGMA is the perfect place to admire modern Indian art. Appreciate the impressive paintings, sculptures and photographs by artists like Anjolie Ela Menon and Jitish Kallat, and end by cooling off in the beautiful gardens of the structure.
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The Hal Aerospace Museum
Open :9.00AM-5.00PM
India’s aeronautical history is well showcased at the wonderful Aerospace Museum where imposing models of HAL-designed aircraft share space with indigenous models such as the Marut and Kiran, a vintage Canberra bomber, and the now-infamous MiG-21.
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Apaulogy
This gallery, run by artist Paul Fernandes, features cartoons and illustrations that hark back to a Bangalore from another era. Expect to find watercolours of Koshy’s, Commercial Street and the elite Bangalore Club, among other iconic Bangalore locales.
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Stroll Through Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Open :6.00AM-6.00PM
Walk under the shade of ancient trees and explore one of the world’s most diverse collections of plants on a guided tour through this 240-acre oasis. The Lalbagh Botanical Gardens is one of the city’s largest green spaces, and Bangalore Walks is one of the most reputed operators to discover it with.
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Go Shop Hopping
Brigade Road is buzzing with an eclectic mix of big names and local stores. Spend a day here, and you are sure to come back with bags full of clothes and accessories. The famed street is at its prettiest around New Year, when the entire stretch is draped in rows of twinkling fairy lights.
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Climb The Walls
Open :6.00AM-11.00PM
Equilibrium, an indoor climbing centre, is the perfect place at which to try your hand at bouldering. Specialised trainers will help you get your technique right, and you can even join outdoor climbing excursions on weekends.
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Visit a Bangalore Institution
Open :10.45AM-9.00PM
The iconic Blossom Book House is one of those wonderlands where you can spend hours and never want to leave. Pick from the fabulous collection of bestsellers or, unearth some rare collectibles at a very good price.
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See a Palace And a Market
Open :8.30AM-5.30PM
Dive into the bustling and colourful K.R. Market and enjoy the glorious sights of fresh produce, heaps of spices and shining copperware. Go on to explore Tipu Sultan’s Palace nearby, a historic structure adorned in teak pillars and ornamental frescoes.
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Touch Wood
Open :10.30AM-9.00PM
You will find many a great gift at the spacious, government-run Cauvery Arts & Crafts Emporium. Not only does it stock gorgeous products crafted from sandalwood and rosewood, but it also has a vibrant collection of textiles.
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