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.
Submitted by Raghunath
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.
Submitted by Raghunath
Shopping at Brigade and MG Road
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.
Submitted by Chris Valentine Dias
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The left of Koshy's is the heart of the restaurant, serving very decent snacks and meals, coffee and beer.
Drive around in Bangalore
Whenever I have to make any important decision, I go for a drive in the city. At nights. Around Ring Road, the Mysore highway, on that beautiful stretch on Cubbon Road or the new airport road. Bangalore is beautiful at nights and driving helps me clears my mind and think. I just love driving. Robin Uthappa
Tips for Travellers
Traffic is a major issue in Bangalore especially on match days with thousands converging to the venue at nearly at the same time. The best way to avoid traffic is to stay at a hotel nearby and walking to the venue. Arrive at the stadium at least two hours before the start time as security procedures may delay your entry in to the stadium. Coming early will also allow you to take the best seats of the stand.