Where to stay in Bangalore

What is the best area to stay in Bangalore?

Fondly called the Garden City owing to the numerous parks it hosts, Bangalore is the bustling and vibrant capital city of the southern state of Karnataka, India. With a plethora of high-tech startups and multinational companies, Bangalore is well known as the Silicon Valley of India across the globe. The year-round breezy weather & enchanting lakes all across the city add a very nice natural charm to an otherwise happening & energetic city rich in food, bar & shopping culture. Given its perfect blend of natural & city vibe, Bangalore is perfect for solo travellers, couples and families alike.


Bangalore is a widespread city with many areas and a wide array of accommodations to choose from. Undoubtedly, the Bangalore Central Business District (CBD) is the best area to stay. It is because of its central location as well as proximity to the most iconic and historic landmarks of the city, including Cubbon Park, a 300-acre garden boasting abundant flora with tens of thousands of trees. Located in the heart of the city, this posh district also offers unparalleled access to luxury shopping and some of the best places to dine & drink in the city.

Hotel   Avg price
Octave Suites
65, Toucan Plaza
44€ - 47$
Hotel   Avg price
St. Mark's Hotel
4/1 Saint Marks Road
96€ - 103$
Radisson Bengaluru City Center
Gangadhar Chetty Rd
107€ - 114$
Hotel   Avg price
Taj MG Road Bengaluru
Mahatma Gandhi Rd
200€ - 214$
The Oberoi Bengaluru
37-39, Mahatma Gandhi Rd
240€ - 257$
The Ritz - Carlton, Bangalore
99, Residency Rd
248€ - 265$


If you are interested in where to stay in Bangalore, you may also be interested in where to stay in New Delhi or in where to stay in Mumbai.

Bangalore Central Business District (CBD), the best area to stay


Luxury Hotels, Tourists, Iconic city landmarks



Bangalore Central Business DistrictCBD is the best area to stay in Bangalore, with all the exemplary landmarks of the city just at walking distance or a quick tuk-tuk ride away. This area also has good Metro rail connectivity. For nature and peace lovers, Cubbon park and Lalbagh botanical gardens are a must-visit for their ample green space and clean & fresh air. They are ideal for skating, cycling, walking, jogging or taking your pets for a walk. Nearby are two astounding monuments which will leave you in awe - Vidhana Soudha and Bangalore Palace.


CBD is also the place to be for luxury shoppers. It has the most upscale mall in the city, namely, The Collection - UB City, with stores of leading global luxury brands. The mall also boasts lavish dining experiences, the most famous being the Pan-Asian restaurant called Shiro. For nightlife, visit Lavelle Road in the neighbourhood for more options of posh bars & restaurants.



Hotels in Central Bangalore





Other areas to stay in Bangalore


MG Road


Shopping, Tourists, Well Connected



MG RoadMG Road is an ideal option for budget shopping lovers and people wishing to stay on the city's trending street. Located centrally near CBD, MG Road has good connectivity, with a metro station of its own. One of the oldest streets in the city, it is always buzzing and is the best place to get the Bangalore vibe in one place. It hosts some of the city's best rooftop bars like The 13th Floor and ShakesBierre. While the street has a wide range of luxury hotels to choose from, it also has some budget options.


At walking distance from MG Road are Brigade Road, Church Street and Commercial street. They are great for fashion shopping - with both outlets of leading brands at affordable prices and street vendors at bargain prices. These are all-in-1 streets where you can wander for hours. The first 2 have good small bars for quick breaks.



Hotels in MG Road






Backpackers, Couples, Cafes, Nightlife



KoramangalaKoramangala, located in the Southeastern part of Bangalore, has the best of both worlds - an enchanting residential side and a remarkable nightlife side. Hence, it's perfect for young couples and solo travellers/backpackers. It’s a very green area filled with tree-laden roads and has multiple beautiful parks for taking strolls. It has plenty of mid-range hotels & service apartments for stays.


Koramangala has some of the best cafés, restaurants and bars in town. The choices are aplenty along the 100ft and 80ft roads. Special mention to the 5th block, which gets chic post-evening running way into the wee hours of the night. It's a vibrant block with young folks hitting their favourite affordable joints - bars, eateries & street food, located very close to each other. It's the best place in Bangalore to be pub crawling. Before ending a night here, eating shawarma or dosa with chicken curry is a must in the famous Empire restaurant.



Hotels in Koramangala






Families, Couples, Shopping, Nightlife



IndiranagarIndiranagar is a locality similar to Koramangala and is placed in the eastern part of Bangalore. It is well connected by Metro to the city centre and is a good area to stay for families & couples. Nearby Indiranagar is Ulsuru lake, known for stunning sunset views.


The most famous street here is the 100 ft road, which is a long stretch of a commercial zone that is well-maintained and spaced out. It is home to numerous Indie labels and global brands in fashion that have humungous stores here, giving customers a relaxed and slow shopping experience. There are also a lot of boutiques offering artistic homeware.


The street hosts a local favourite brewery & kitchen named Toit, which is a must-visit for its lip-smacking beers & wood-fired pizzas. Three Dots and a Dash is another must-visit for being the best cocktail bar in town which serves drinks in impeccable style.



Hotels in Indiranagar




HSR Layout


Families, Street Food, Business, Peaceful



HSR LayoutOver the last few years, HSR Layout has emerged as a coveted residential area in Bangalore. This is mainly due to its well-organised sectors and closeness to important IT hubs in the city. Situated in Southeastern Bangalore, it is a calm and peaceful neighbourhood. It is apt for families and people travelling for business, with mid-range hotels and serviced apartments. Nearby is Agara lake, which is one of the best places to enjoy an evening walk while catching the sunset. The elegant Sri Basaveshwara Gayatri Temple is a must-visit.


27th Main Road in HSR Layout is the place to be for a chilled evening. Street food culture is aplenty on this street. Do not miss out on catching mouth-watering dosas at one of the many "99 Variety Dosa" counters along this street. The street also has leading fashion brands' stores & boutique shops for shopping.



Hotels in HSR Layout




Sarjapur - Marathahalli Ring Road


Business, Breweries, Residential



SarjapurLocated in Southeastern Bangalore nearby HSR Layout is the Sarjapur - Marathahalli Ring Road. It is a massive residential area, very close to the major industrial and tech hubs in Bangalore. It is the perfect area for people visiting the city mainly for business/work by helping avoid some notorious Bangalore traffic. For stays, you will find many mid-range hotels & some high-end business hotels.


The area houses one of the most beautiful lakes in the city, Kaikondrahalli Lake, which attracts a lot of unique birds. Hence the lake is frequented by bird photographers and enthusiasts.


Sarjapur Road has some of the city's best microbreweries, lined on the same road nearby each other. The best ones to try are Vapour, Aurum, Tiger Tiger & Byg Brewski. The first 3 have great rooftop views, while the last has amazing seating, with the ambience elevated by an artificial pond.



Hotels in Sarjapur