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Saturday, November 9, 2013

10 things to do in bangalore if alone during long weekend / festivals

Did your frenz go to their native for Diwali leaving you behind?
What do you do ? 
Can't stop sulking about how boring it's in bangalore ? 
Well whatever the issue usually bangalore weather makes up for everything ! Doesn't it ? 
Not so much this Diwali ?
bangalorexpress brings to you the 10 things you can do if you are alone this extended weekend.

Bored in Bangalore ?
Home alone ?
That's good news
No Honking . No Shouting . 
No one to stop you from sleeping 
Or kick u if u can't stop snoozing or snoring

Tip 01
curl up in your bed and don't set that alarm. 
Enjoy the solitude 
Don't worry about the latitude or longitude 
Coz there is no body to show you attitude !

Tip 02
Enough of sleeping already!
Wake up and go see the city through your lens !
A picture speaks thousand words so you don't need anyone to speak to!
Go clickin around the city
Bangalorexpress recommends
lalbagh , malleshwaram temple complex , vidhana soudha , high court , tipu & bangalore palace , markets like Russell , sampige , Gandhi bazaar or head to bannerghata for safari ride and some wild life photography .
If non of the above excites you .
Deck up and take selfie s  
Best part u won't catch anyone staring at you from behind or call u weird 

Tip 03 
Photography not your cup of tea?
Then head to a book cafe , choose your drink and may be buy a book /comic or read one
Gorging on your cupcake and gulping down ur fav cuppa all the while reading a book or comic ! How does that sound to u? 
Bangalorexpress recommends
1) Atta galata - Bookstore with a focus on Indian Vernacular Writing, and venue for literary, art and cultural events
2)Cafe thulp, comic cafe , cafe terra all at kormangala
3) crossword with attached ccd near brigade - residency road junction

Tip 04 
For the Girls , how about signing up for all women travel package.
Go make some new frenz .
Women on wonder lust is one such exclusive travel agencies for women

Tip 05
Retail therapy .
Yes u might wanna wait for discounts to begin but trust me u get great collections during Diwali time. Totally worth every penny 
Spend some money revamp your wardrobe!
U don't need a company to shop trust me !
It's gonno be all about u 
Shop till u drop 

Tip 06
Self invite yourself to your local friend 's home to see how Diwali is celebrated 
Even better invite people to your room / house for a game of cards and of course potluck 

Tip 07
Go spend some time @ a orphanage, old age home or a rehabilitation centre.
Buy them bhajis and kaapi ( coffee) 
Share smiles and laugh together

Tip 08
You did few things bangalorexpress suggested and lot of other things , still you feel time is going as slow as a snail?
I am sure u called ur parents and siblings and wished your friends on whatsapp or Facebook .
But how about calling people up . Your close relatives ,family friends ,your college bunking partners , your cricket playing partners , your hide and seek partners , your street food testing partners , your club hopping partners .
So on so forth !
Buy urself a ring and give others a ring ring tring tring 

Tip 09
Hit a alfresco restaurant / bistro/ resto bar .
Awkward doin it alone ? 
Carry you phone , tablet,lappy , book etc
Try a new cuisine , sip on your drink may be a cosmopolitan 
You can ring tring people or write post cards to people from there 
Even reflect and think about your goals and dreams.
Doin something like this alone could be weird at first specially for the ladies but empowering by the end of this experience 
bangalorexpress recommends 
1)UB city - Tascano , cafe noir , city bar , sky bar etc
2) Orion mall resto-bars by the water body
3) many stand alone restaurants on 100 ft indranagar

Tip no - 10 
There is something wonderfull about making something yourself all handmade isn't it?
How about using this wonderful leisure time at your disposal to D-I-Y candle or a candle holder and light it on the beside table and celebrate Diwali in your little Diwali corner 
Go on make something . Get on with your lil arty party .

Cheers to holidays and wish for more such holidays , India is amazing for no of holidays right ?Lol

10 things to do in bangalore if alone during long weekend / festivals comes to an end so does the long weekend .

On a last note ..
Home is where the heart is &
Heart is inside of you.
So make it your home where ever you are 
Love. Laugh . Eat . Sleep and of course read and stay tuned to bangalorexpress 


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