It has been nearly 10 days of my romance with the city of Bangalore, often now and legally so called Bengaluru, Bean Town. It is coming to an end as I write this and I can safely say it was a trip of my personal achievements. I got an opportunity to be with three of my cousins. Met Ani, visiting then on a business trip from Mumbai and there was wine and dining at five star hotels. My schedule was packed between family, friends, food and some work .
I got a feel of the city weather and it was amazing in this receding summer and for a few hours in the afternoon the city would get hot weather and then suddenly the rain would come for a few hours in the evening to cool things down and this was a repetitive cycle that went. I was told that this was just happening recently and the last few weeks had been arid hot and I definitely did not see anything higher than 34 degrees centigrade maybe. It’s like the city has a natural thermostat that keep’s the temperature between a certain level. I enjoyed eating and strolling down 100 ft road and the Jyoti Niwas College street.The crowd here is always exceptional .
I fully used the services of my Prestige card , be it airport pick up’s , Sunday Brunches or free airport lunge facility . Along with that my Jet Privilege card which gave me fee tickets and instant web check in and my Taj Inner Circle card which helped me get into Circle special event’s . Of course their was Arun my cousin , i enjoyed Breakfast with him at ITC Gardenia and got a massage done their too. I must say i have been a tad self indulgent in this trip ,i mean i got dropped to my house in a Mercedes Benz .
But it is a unified vision of Bangalore that i carry with myself . It’s lovely pre programmed weather , Ola and Uber cabs, it’s distinctive auto drivers, it’s delicious food and free flowing liquor , it’s bus sling start up culture.
It feel’s like the San Francisco of India. Yes i want to keep coming to this city it gives me energy and strength not me mention a very good time too . But that’s obvious this is the city of Mallya The King of Good Times and it sure felt that way for me in Bangalore this time around.