Visit the Nandi Hills
Go for a drive to Nandi Hills (57km from Bangalore, off National Highway 7) and catch the breathtaking scenery of the surrounding countryside. It's 600 metres above the surrounding plateau and has steep cliffs on the sides, as well as the summer fort of Tipu Sultan. Be there at 6am to catch the sunrise while standing above the clouds.
Submitted by Ajith Unni
Visit Lal Bagh. Eat biryani at the military mess near the Banshankari bus stand. Eat Punjabi food at Bobby Da Dhaba near the Ulsoor police station. Drive over the Electronic City flyover.
Submitted by Vaibhav
Take an early morning walk at the Cariappa Park.
Submitted by Pavan Mehra
Tell us about your town
Do you live in one of the IPL host cities? Here's how you can contribute to ESPNcricinfo
More in Bangalore
If you miss north Indian food, head to Samarkand for a smorgasbord of kebabs and curries.
Must have masala dosa
Try masala dosa (rice pancakes with potato stuffing) and have coffee anywhere in the city. The better hotels are in Jayanagar. Also go to Pecos for beer with some amazing chicken tikka and good music.
Tips for Travellers
This applies to all cities: carry soap strips with you if possible, and wash your hands before every meal. Tourists, especially from western countries, tend to be susceptible to upset tummies and diarrhoea in India. Washing your hands can go a long way in making your trip a sick-free one.