Set Fire To The Rain With Our Ultimate Monsoon Guide

The rains are here and brace yourselves for untimely showers, thunder and a whole lot of potholes in the city. It is time to pull out your raincoats, umbrellas, gumboots and my favourite vinyl tote bags. Warm up with good old some chai and pakodas or a bowl of steaming ramen. Thinking of where to find them all? Don't look any further. Check out this ultimate monsoon guide and fight the rains (if you dislike them, like me) or just enjoy it while it lasts.

Warm Up With Some Chai, Maggi and Momos

Keep yourself warm with a glass of hot chaya/chai from Chai & Kadi in Indiranagar along with onion, banana bajis, and masala pakodas. Not a chai person? Happy Belly Bakes' hot chocolate would keep you warm and cosy. If rains mean a hot bowl of Maggi, then head to Tea Brew for some Garden Maggi and Wai Wai. Gobble up on bowls of not just plain Maggi but also Cheese Maggi, Egg Maggi, Chicken Sausage Maggi, and Mutton Kheema Maggi at these places in the city. A hot plate of steamed momos in the monsoons is pure love. Check out Mama Mimi Momo in RR Nagar that serves vegetarian momos in generous sizes and prices.

Bakeries

Happy Belly Bakes

6/2, Primrose Road, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru

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Waterproof Dressing To Keep Yourself Dry

Stock up on raincoats and gumboots for your fam jam and yourself from Versalis in BVK Iyer road. If you like cute umbrellas, then head to Ilahui on Church Street. This Korean store stocks up on cute umbrellas and raincoats with fun prints in pastel colours to satisfy the K-POP fan in you. Looking for some more options, fun prints, and pop coloured umbrellas? Then check out our picks here. With rains comes the cold weather. Keep yourself warm and cosy with sweaters, pullovers, cardigans, overcoats and beanies from Auve Gava. Get yourself some handknitted socks, caps and scarves from She Who Knits. Rains mean Vinyl bags and shoes emerging back in fashion (internally screaming). Check out Zara and The Label Life for some cute vinyl tote bags that would keep your essentials rainproof and rewind back to the 90s with pop colored bags and shoes.

Department Stores

ilahui

RR Building, 55 & 51, Near Starbucks Coffee, Church Street, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru

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Bath And Body Products For The Season

Is wearing make-up a part of your daily routine? Don't want to end up looking like you are out of a horror movie or just dressed for Halloween? Don't let monsoon do that to you. Check out water-proof makeup from Colorbar (if you are looking for vegan options) and Sephora and look flawless despite the rains. Stock on the coconut milk variant shampoo bars from Organiq Soaps made from sweet almond, jojoba, and rich coconut milk to keep the frizz in check and have good hair day. Monsoon brings along a herd of mosquitoes with it and if they love you as much as they love me, then Organiq Soaps' natural bug-off (mosquito repellent) bars would come in handy. 

Keep Your House Monsoon Ready

Leave those cotton durries and throws behind and bring out the warm and fuzzy blankets in different hues of greens, blues, and yellows to brighten up your room. Check out Home Center's range of flannel blankets and stay warm. Make a trip to the Eco Store in HSR layout and add some citronella essential oil to your basket to keep your living space pest-free.  Keep your home sweet home free of insects, bugs, and hoards of mosquitoes with natural home care products from Herbal Strategi. And, to make it extra comfy, just buy yourself a book from Blossoms to curl up with.

Department Stores

The Eco Store

1018, 13th Cross Road, 1st Sector, HSR Layout, Bengaluru

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Go On A Weekend Getaway

With the heavy rainfalls and floods in Karnataka and Kerala, it is best advised not to risk it and head out to most places here. Instead, go to Pondicherry and take your very own beach vacay with bae. With beaches, sunshine and good food (cheap booze as well!), you are sure to enjoy a getaway to relax and rejuvenate. Not really a beach person? Head to Kodaikanal to enjoy the beauty of the hill station with some hot cups of chai and cycling around the lake. It is perfect for a two day trip from Bangalore.