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What’s up Bangalore?

Pompey Chakravarty


What’s up Bangalore?

First things first. If you are new to Bangalore or are moving to Bangalore anytime soon, we have to tell you about the traffic. Yes. Traffic. Now, if you took that ride from the airport to your place of stay then you might have already noticed how long it took you to get there; in that case, we don't need to tell you more :)

NOW, that we have talked about the elephant in the room, let's move on to everything else that makes living in this city completely awesome.

Needless to say, after you have noticed the bad traffic situation, the next thing that strikes you is the good weather! When most of the country is sweating it out in temperatures of 45degree celsius in June-July, we are probably wrapped up in blankets cosying up with chai and pakoras! Can one ask for more?

What comes next? Considering the beautiful weather outside, you can most definitely try the endless no. of cafes and restaurants with beautifully crafted decor and outdoor seating. Great music and a menu that spoils you for choice is, of course, the default setting. There is definitely no dearth of the types of cuisines here in Bangalore, from the most loved and popular Chineses to exquisite Burmese food! 

And if you are perhaps a little hesitant to go try these places on your own, Conosh will get you started. A great way to acquaint yourself to the city and make friends for sure. It gives you the option of eating freshly cooked home crafted meals, creating a  home away from home atmosphere, which probably means you aren't going to get home-sick anytime soon :)

Alternatively, if all you want to do is go bar-hopping on a lazy Saturday afternoon, Conosh finds you food buddies with similar tastes and food interests to keep you company and swap life stories while trying an array of delicious food and cocktails!!

The next thing that you can indulge in if you are a travel junkie, is to make short weekend trips/treks to places in and around the city. Coorg, Coonor, Chikmanglur, Mysore, Gokarna, Pondicherry and an early-morning drive to Nandi hills to watch the sunrise should definitely be part of your “places to see” list.

And if you have a great thirst for learning new things continuously, you are in the right city for sure! Short weekend/weekday workshops to keep you occupied when new in town is not only a great way to learn a new skill, but also get to know people. Carpentry, weaving, baking, knitting, pottery, painting, calligraphy, block-printing, photography ...the list is endless!

To say the least, like most metropolitan cities around the world, Bangalore has it is good and bad, but it undoubtedly is a land of opportunities and it gives you a long list of things to do and try! Give your life a new leash and try living the Conosh life to get better acquainted to the people and places of Bangalore!