Shopping in Bangalore
Bangalore is known as the Silicon Valley of India given the rise of IT related jobs and the city’s vibrant youth culture. Apart from this, the southern city is also a shoppers paradise as many big as well as small brands have made their way in the city. From clothes to jewelry to electronics, one can find anything he or she wants in this city.
Apart from these, various traditional items like sarees and sandalwood handicrafts can be found in various markets spread across the city. If you are looking to buy something exquisite for your home, make sure to visit the ‘Grasshopper’ studio on Bannerghatta Road. Here, you ccan pick up various artworks and items ranging from theater products to accessories.
Brigade Road is another famous commercial shopping district. Here you can find a string of shops selling major brands like Nike, Pepe Jeans, Tommy Hilfiger and many others. A couple of smaller shops sell stationery and accessories. There is a tatoo parlor located on the street for those who really want to experiment with themselves. Brigade Road is one of Bangalore’s hotspots during Christmas and Diwali. The whole street is lit up with lights and festooned with decorations. If you are looking to grab a bite while shopping, various eat outs like Cafe Coffee Day and KFC are present on this street.
The UB city mall is more of a tourist attraction as compared to a shopping mall, but one can find worthwhile stuff over here. Many expensive brands and shops selling exclusive items are present in the mall, so if you are looking yo spend big on brands, look no further than UB city mall. Due to its popularity and aura of class, you may spot the who’s- who of Bangalore shopping here.
If you are looking to buy some traditional items, the M.G. Road market is the best place to go. This is a popular tourist spot and one can see shops lined on both sides of the street selling various items. Heavy bargaining is advisable here as the shopkeepers start with a quote higher than the real value.
Shopping in Bangalore can be an experience in itself as you can find something new in almost every nook and corner of the city.