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MG Road, Bangalore Overview

One of the busiest roads in Bangalore, MG Road or Mahatma Gandhi Road is a hub of recreational and commercial activity in the city. Swarming with people at almost all the time, MG Road is a one-stop destination for a perfect weekend shopping adventure. Items such as traditional handicrafts, silk, sarees and cutlery and bone china sets are easily available here among other enticing goods. And once you get tired of shopping and are looking for a quick bite to eat, a plethora of cafes and restaurants here are at your service. Nights at MG Road call for partying and dancing till you drop and it packs quite a few high-end pubs as well. One of the most popular shopping and entertainment hubs of Bangalore, MG Road is a must visit when you're in the city.

It was known as South Parade during the pre-independence era but was renamed as Mahatma Gandhi Road or MG Road on 26th February 1948. Today, MG Road is best known for its amazing shopping experience, restaurants, cafes and food outlets offering delectable delicacies. With its own metro station now since 2011, MG Road runs east from Trinity Circle at one end towards Anil Kumble Circle at the other end. Once flocked with old buildings, today the avenue is all about fancy glass buildings mixed with an old vibe exhibited by few old-time structures. Take a stroll on the street and enjoy the bright atmosphere at MG Road!

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Shopping in MG Road

Shopping in and around MG Road can be a delightful experience if you know where to look. Located about a kilometre away from MG Road lies the Commercial Street where you can find a wide variety of goods ranging from street steals to branded goods. Ethnic and fusion fashion is abundant here and you can look through a collection of accessories, footwear and jewellery. Other articles on sale here include antiques, handlooms and toys which make great gifts for loved ones. MG Road packs another delight within its premises with its Church Street, where you can find great deals on second-hand books. With topics ranging from self-help, history, bestsellers, science, maths, philosophy, photography, kids’ books, and even comics from national and international authors, MG Road is easily every book lover's paradise.

Restaurants in MG Road

Foodies will be spoiled for choice in MG Road, for the sheer variety of restaurants and eating joints here is mind-boggling! If you are looking for a fine dining experience coupled with delicious north Indian food, you can try out Tandoor, Indian Kitchen, Anupam's Coast II Coast, Cafe Mozaic - Vivanta By Taj, Smaaash and Le Jardin - The Oberoi. Seafood lovers can dig into exquisite seafood delicacies at Anupam's Coast II Coast and Fort Kochi. Other restaurants here include Monsoon Express, Sherlock's Pub, i-Bar - The Park Bangalore, On The Edge, Memories of China, Graze Restaurant and Queen's Restaurant which offer cuisines such a Chinese, Italian and contemporary Continental food.

Pubs in MG Road

MG Road is also quite famous for its pulsating nightlife where drinking and dancing are always on the high. Some of the most famous party places in the city are Arbor Brewing Company, Church Street Social, High Ultra Lounge, City Bar, Wyt, Ice - Bar & Teppanyaki, No Limmits Lounge & Club, Peco's Pub, Fusion Lounge, The 13th Floor and Sphaira Lounge Bar. All of these places have delicious drinks, scrumptious finger food and the perfect party atmosphere for you to relax and unwind.

Hotels in MG Road

Being the hub of all that's hot and happening in Bangalore, MG Road is the perfect place to stay if you are planning a holiday in Bangalore. Some of the most popular and guest - friendly lodging options here include i145 Hotel, Woodlands, The Gateway Hotel Residency Road, My Fortune, Vivanta by Taj, The Park, The Chancery Hotel and Octave Suites. Installed with plush facilities and polite staff, these places are sure to make your stay in Bangalore memorable. Besides these, a number of other options are available as well.

Tips For Visiting MG Road

The place is very crowded during peak hours and you will find the crowd even till midnight.

How To Reach MG Road, Bangalore

Reaching the MG Road is as convenient as it can get. You can hire auto-rickshaw, ride a bus or a taxi to reach the destination. Mayo Hall Bus Station, Brigade Road Junction Bus Station, Electric B Station (M G Road) Bus Station, D Souza Circle Bus Station, St Patrick Church Bus Station are the nearest bus stations to MG Road. Another recently added option of transportation of metro train is also very popular among visitors.The nearest metro stations include MG Road, Cubbon Park, Trinity, Srirampura and Swami Vivekanand Metro stations.

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ardi nusawan

on MG Road 3 years ago
It's was a good place. Will try to comeback later definitely

beaulah sahana

on MG Road 4 years ago
A visit to MG road especially during festive nights is a must! Alongside festive shopping and other activities, the series of lights that add to the ambience of the festive season is fulfilling.

beaulah sahana

on MG Road 4 years ago
Of all the excitement that holds in MG road, one thing that absolutely makes me happy about the place especially during festive seasons is the lighting. Nothing could match the ambience of the season (Read More) as much as the series of lights that brighten and deck up MG road.
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