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Restaurant guide

This guide to restaurants around MG Road will make it easier for you to head out for a meal after the game.

Submitted by Chaithra

Stay close to the stadium

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.

Submitted by Sanmathi

Driving under the influence

Pints of beer Bangalore's traffic police frequently check motorists for their alcohol intake - especially around MG Road area, and around other places where there are many pubs - and not just on weekends. So, if you have a car, pick a designated driver for the night or be very sorry.

Submitted by KC Appaiah

Filter coffee

A server pours out coffee at the India Coffee House, Bangalore, May 16, 2008 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.

Submitted by Nicholas Williams

Wash your hands

Washing hands 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.

Submitted by Steven Jacob

Bus it from the airport

Commuters travel aboard an airport-to-city bus, Bangalore, January 25, 2010 The city is far from the airport but before heading to the pre-paid taxi counter, check out the bus routes. There are volunteers and bus conductors standing in front of the bus station, directing passengers into the correct buses. Find out if one goes close to your destination. It's a cheaper and greener way to travel.

Submitted by Nikhil Bharadwaj

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  1. Coconut Grove

    Coconut Grove (Tel 91 80 25596149) specialises in Kerala dishes: try the wafer-thin appams with a fish or mutton stew.

  2. Woodlands

    Woodlands Hotel (from Rs 1600) on Richmond Circle is another well-connected option.

  3. 13th Floor

    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.

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Cariappa Park

Take an early morning walk at the Cariappa Park.

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.

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