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Handicrafts emporium

A tourist looks a toy at Channapatna toys showroom, Bangalore, November 12, 2010 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.

Submitted by Gnana Sekaran M

Shop for gifts

If there are any exhibition-cum-sale of arts and handicrafts at Chitrakala Parishat (overlooking the Bangalore Golf Course), you could do some gift-shopping there. Otherwise, visit the arts emporiums in the city - MG Road, Cunningham Road - however be warned that they are very expensive.

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From breakfast to dinner

Have a leisurely breakfast in outdoors at Airlines Hotel on Lavelle Road - walking distance from the stadium. Then take stroll on Brigade Road and/or Commercial Street - preferably between 11am and 7pm. And end the night with a fabulous dinner at Ebony on the 13th Floor of Barton Center on MG Road.

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Shopping at Brigade and MG Road

Traffic on Brigade Road, Bangalore, August 10, 2003 The cheapest and best food can be eaten at roadside carts. They are tasty, hygienic and really cheap. Travellers mustn't forget to go to Brigade Road and MG Road in the evenings for shopping. But they should also watch out for pickpockets and auto-rickshaw drivers who demand excess fare.

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Where to

  1. South Indies

    South Indies, as the name suggests, does south Indian food, all vegetarian. Be prepared to be surprised.

  2. Museum Inn

    Museum Inn (from Rs 3000), with comfortable rooms and earnest service, is very close to the stadium.

  3. City Bar

    City Bar, at the UB City Mall (Tel 91 80 42773636) has great drinks and a cool atmosphere.

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Tips for Travellers

When ordering coffee at a restaurant, especially in south Indian fast-food restaurants, ask specifically for filter coffee - it is made by mixing milk with a concentrated decoction of roasted coffee powder and water. The instant-powder coffee which you get in most places is a sorry sight (and taste) for any coffee lover, being horribly milky and sweet. But filter coffee is excellent. You may even want to buy some when you leave.

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