When you think of shopping in Bangalore, Commercial street is always a good option for people of every category, starting from localite, outsiders, tourists or even foreigners.
There are good garment shops, leather shop, decorative items, food places and almost everything is available withing this 400 meter long street. Almost all famous brand shops and showrooms are available in this street. KFC and McDonald are standing almost face to face. The street is always full of heavy slow traffic during the evening time. Better to park the vehicle somewhere little far from that place and go there by walk always. Obviously, its a good place to walk along with the crowd and do some window shopping as well .
The beautiful lighting reflects on the shining car. This nice lighting decoration is done during the time of Christmas and continues till the new year celebration.
We all have at least one time experience of roaming on empty road at 4 or 5 AM. At that time we think that whole of the city is sleeping and I am walking on so called in a lovely dawn(or even before). No, that’s not right. I will show you a market which start after midnight and close before sunrise. That’s the KR market of Bangalore. KR market is famous for flower selling and one of the oldest markets in Bangalore.
Women selling the flowers
One gracious lady checking the freshness of flower
When I reached here at 4 AM, this market was over-crowded unlike any other markets. Mostly small buyers were getting the stuff from bigger buyers. People were all around busy, running here and there. Tea stalls were all open(that was a good relief for me ).
Loved to see that work was happening on such a fast rate. Slowly big buyers were moving out after finished off their job. Though they sell flower whole day there only. Some small buyers were also leaving the place. Probably spreading themselves into the city.
FYI, Wiki Information: It is named after Sri Krishnarajendra Wodeyar the former ruler of the princely state of Mysore. Its the first locality in the whole of Asia to get Electricity.
This is something mostly an unknown place for the people living in Bangalore even for a long time. When I ask people, have you ever visited musical fountain in Bangalore? They react strangely and ask me in return, are you talking about the Musical Fountain in Brindaban Garden (Mysore)!!!
This beautiful attraction of Bangalore is located in Raj bhavan road. If you are able to locate Bangalore planetarium, in front of the main gate of that (crossing the road), there is something “Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain”, a park.
There will be 6-7 songs (not full songs) played in a show (mostly patriotic) Hindi and Kannada alternately. Something I do not like there is the Music system. The quality of the sound is really bad and they should change it.
One of the good musical fountain show I have seen is in Wonderla. I can rate this one as the second best and then comes Brindaban garden one. Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain is bit crowded if you land there on Sunday evening. On Sundays, there will be children group (school outing) from different schools. Its good to see the children singing the songs alongwith and clapping together after every song gets over.
There is parking place inside for 2 wheelers and 4 wheelers. There is a nice children play area, sitting place inside this park. They run two shows daily, 7:00 to 7:30PM and 8:00 to 8:30PM. Monday is holiday. Ticket price is Rs. 10/- for adult and Rs. 5/- parking charge for 4 wheeler (quite affordable).
Bangalore International Airport has awesome view. One of the most recent developments of Bangalore.
Bengaluru International Airport
My night photography continued . Vidhana Soudha – Pride of Karnataka is one of the most tourist attractions in Bangalore. The day view of the architecture is obviously attractive. On every Sunday night, it gets a more charming look as it is lighted fully in and out.
It is not possible to capture it fully from the road in front of it due to its length. This second view can give an idea about its complete structure.
NICE Road at 4.45 AM
After reading Prathima’s blog, I thought its worth to visit NICE Road. I like to do photography at night around 4-5 AM, as it is much challenging to get proper stuff. Photo taken at 4.45 AM.
Light beams of different Vehicles
Worth to visit the place. More better pictures can be taken. This is a perfect time for challenging the speed limits on road .