You've Got To Hit Up These Places For The Most Killer Views Of Bangalore

Aakanksha posted on 18 October

Sure we love our rooftop restaurants and bars, and in Bangalore, it isn’t too hard to get a decent enough view when the sun is setting. Or even otherwise, really. But, for that spectacular view that is not obstructed by an ugly building or the neighbouring apartments laundry, we’ve narrowed it down to spots that are truly gorgeous — be it night or day. From overlooking lakes to army barracks, go have a drink and fall in love with Bangalore, again.  

HIGH Ultra Lounge

Sitting atop the World Trade Centre-Bangalore, at a height of over 420 feet, High Ultra Lounge is probably one of the tallest points {and the highest lounges} in South India. Food is global so you can snack on skewered chicken, prawns or vegetables, sushi, dumplings, before filling up on noodles, rice and curries. Try their cocktails too — the martini is a favourite, while watching the sunset. It’s truly an exciting experience that will leave you feeling like you’re on top of the world.

Casual Dining

World Trade Centre, 26/1, 31st Floor, Dr. Rajkumar Road, Brigade Gateway Campus, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru

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Tiamo

Feeling the love? This Italian restaurant at the Conrad overlooks the gorgeous Ulsoor lake {what, it is pretty. Don’t hate!}, and with the infinity pool part of the space, it just adds to the beauty. During the day, it is refreshing to see the green lake and trees in the distance. Dusk is most beautiful here, as the setting sun’s orange reflects onto the water — simply marvellous. By night, it’s as romantic as it gets with the city lights twinkling around and lighting up the lake. With Bellinis and bruschetta in hand, it’s Romance 101.

Read more about it here.

Fine Dining

Conrad Hotel, 25/3, Kensington Road, Someshwarpura, Ulsoor, Bengaluru

4.5
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Skyye

Smack in the centre of town, at the top of UB City, what makes this one a winner is that it’s higher than all the surrounding buildings. That means unobstructed views for as far as the eye can see. With Cubbon Park nearby, one side overlooks the lush green space {and at night it’s like a dark carpet with street lights dotting it}, the other in the CBD that comes alive with all sorts of lights. The contrasting sights makes it well worth a visit, and the fact that the place has good food and music, makes it a winner.

Lounges

UB City, Uber Level, 16th Floor, Vittal Mallya Road, Lavelle Road, Bengaluru

4.2
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Cafe Felix

Similar to Tiamo, but from a great height, and different angle, what we love about Cafe Felix is the glass walls. It feels like you’re walking in the air, and dining in the sky. Their cool salads and light mains, add to the chill vibes, and we were in awe of how pretty Ulsoor lake can look. Kudos to the team that helped with the cleanup, and the Madras Sappers for the upkeep. Head up to the terrace for a clear view with the balmy Bangalore breeze to add to the beauty of Cafe Felix.

Read more about it here.

Cafes

1 MG Lido Mall, Level 5, Swamy Vivekananda Road, Trinity Circle, MG Road, Bengaluru

13th Floor

After the scare of closing down last year {which, by the way, happened briefly}, 13th Floor is mercifully live and kicking. An easy breezy casual space the balcony area, literally on the 13th floor, is ideal to catch the sunset. In fact, it’s lovely as the sun hides behind the Chinnaswamy stadium and the arena looks like it’s got a halo around it. You don’t really go here to party, but be it a date or an evening with friends, this place is upbeat and eclectic. Before sunset {although it only opens at 5pm}, it’s like you’ve walked into a terrace of someone living in on a Greek island with blue and white dominating and oozing chill vibes. Also, look down on people stuck in traffic for cheap thrills!

Read more about it here.

Lounges

Barton Centre, 84, MG Road, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru

4.3
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Watson's Ulsoor

The original, and undisputed king of all the Watson’s, the pub at Skywalk on Assaye Road has it all. Good cocktails, cold beer, bar nibbles ranging from chicken tikka and masala peanuts to kathi rolls and pizza, and of course that rock music. But it’s all made infinitely better by the views of a prettier side of Bangalore. The Madras Sappers headquarters ensures greenery below you like a soft blanket, and just further is Ulsoor lake. Trees, lakes and a breeze — exactly what Bangalore used to be, and luckily in parts, still is.

Read more about it here.

Pubs

Skywalk, 4th Floor, Near Body Craft, Assaye Road, Ulsoor, Bengaluru

4.3
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