Discover Bengaluru: 8 places you have to visit when you’re at SURGE

Discover Bengaluru: 8 places you have to visit when you’re at SURGE

December 1, 2015 by Eoghan McNeill

Discover Bengaluru at SURGE. Get your early bird ticket.

Leading investors, CEOs and founders of industry heavyweights, international media and the word’s most promising startups will come together for two days of legendary networking at SURGE.

When you’re not meeting people on the exhibition floor, explore the best of Bengaluru.

Here are some of the spots on our list to visit.

UB City


A luxury mall, home to brands like Rolex, Burberry and Louis Vuitton. Five blocks within the complex named UB Tower Kingfisher Plaza, Concorde, Canberra and Comet combine to give the feel of a city within a city.



Skyye is a 16th-storey rooftop bar in UB City’s Canberra block. Take in some of the best views of Bengaluru in one of the city’s slickest nightspots and sample Skyye’s pan-Asian, European, South American and Middle Eastern cuisine.

Cubbon Park


Half a square mile of sprawling greenery, historic monuments and the perfect place to get away from the buzz of the city. Be sure to check out the Garden City’s most famous garden.

Bengaluru Central Library


Home to over 50,000 books, the Bengaluru Central Library deserves a visit for its distinctive scarlet structure alone. It’s officially named after Diwan K Seshadri Iyer – considered by many as “the maker of modern Bengaluru”.

Vidhana Soudha


The province of Karnataka’s law-makers sit in Vidhana Soudha, one of Bengaluru’s most elegant buildings. The building is illuminated on Sundays, so save this one for then.

Phoenix Market City


Bengaluru’s biggest shopping mall and houses a range of international and premium brands. You’ll find the complex on the Whitefield Main Road, approximately half an hour outside the city centre.

Lalbagh Botanical Gardens


Lalbagh Botanical Gardens boasts India’s biggest collection of tropical plants. The gardens are famous for their glass house nicknamed ‘The Jewel of the Garden City’.

Electronics City

qw Comprising some of the world’s biggest multinationals like 3M, Biocon, Hewlett-Packard, Genpact, Infosys and Siemens, Electronics City is India’s largest tech park. Its presence in Bengaluru was instrumental in the city earning the name the ‘Silicon Valley Of India’.

Experience the Garden City of India at SURGE. Get your early bird ticket.

About the Author

Eoghan McNeill
Eoghan is a former journalist from Donegal on Ireland’s north west coast. In his spare time, he enjoys reading things he hasn’t written.