How to Decide where to stay in Bangalore

For tourists visiting for the first time, the city can be a confusing one. There are many areas that are well known in Bangalore, but only a handful of them offer a complete staying package and experience. While some zones are closer to the nightlife, others have deeper access to shopping trips and cafes.

Start by the aim of the trip

You should always start from here. Are you visiting to stay in the luxury hotels in Bangalore, like The LaLiT Ashok Bangalore, or are you planning on a road-trip stop-by? That’s the first question you should ask yourself in this situation.

The outer-parts like Whitefield and Varthur offer you peace and quiet, while the inner zones like Indira Nagar and Koramangala connect you to the city’s heart and soul.

Depending on the aim of the trip, you can start planning areas, zones and centres where you want to visit. You can also take a vote with your co-travellers and loved ones, as to what kind of trip they’re looking for. A spiritual trip will differ significantly from a nightlife oriented one.


Comfort of stay and amenities

The next step is to book the right hotel. You shouldn’t always aim for the best deal, as there may not be adequate amenities to enjoy the city in. Bangalore’s weather is one of the best features of the city, making a pool visit or a spa session that much more appealing.

Comfort of stay will also decide where you need to book the hotel. You can go online and review a Bangalore hotels list quite easily. From there, you can start calling them one-to-one and get a good package overall. The luxury hotels near Bangalore international airport are generally the best ones.

Your concierge should also be a friendly one. That’s a good way to start the trip, when your hotel manager is nice and friendly. You can contact these hotels via the phone to understand how guest-friendly they are.

Weekend/ Weekday, traffic and what places to visit

If you’re dropping by for the weekend, then a quick visit to the local nightlife makes sense. If you’re visiting for longer durations, then staying at a luxury hotel is a good idea. You want to balance stay, rest and energy all at once.

Depending on the traffic situation of where you want to be, you should book a comfortable stay nearby. If you’re coming for a wedding or an office visit, then staying near the major hubs is a good idea.

You also want to list out all the places you want to see, so that you can map it up when it’s time to leave. For a bars and breweries trip, 100 ft road is perfect. For a café extravaganza, Indiranagar should be the place to stay.

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