Visit the Cauvery Arts and Crafts emporium where you can buy handicrafts, artefacts and famous wood/sandalwood toys. It's owned by government and prices are reasonable. It's walking distance from the stadium: on MG Road, just off Brigade Road.
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Eateries near the stadium
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Relax at Cafe Mocha on Lavelle Road
It's an ideal place to lounge around with your friends. It has a relaxing vibe about it. You'd enjoy just sitting there and talking about this and that. Robin Uthappa
Koshy's is a city institution: The air-conditioned half on the right serves food that's a throwback to an earlier era.
Coconut Grove (Tel 91 80 25596149) specialises in Kerala dishes: try the wafer-thin appams with a fish or mutton stew.
South Indies, as the name suggests, does south Indian food, all vegetarian. Be prepared to be surprised.
A cheaper option is Hotel Nandhini (from Rs 2100) on St Mark's Road.
I145 (from Rs 4250) is well located for the stadium, economical and stylish.
Museum Inn (from Rs 3000), with comfortable rooms and earnest service, is very close to the stadium.
A short walk from the stadium, the Chancery (from Rs 5000 for early birds) is a well-equipped hotel that's complete value for money.
Windsor Pub (Tel 91 80 22258847) has a great vibe, super food and serves only beer.
The 13th Floor cocktail lounge (Tel 91 80 41783333), as the name suggests, lets its magnificent view set the tone for a night of partying.