Few weeks back I was in Banglore for a conference and had a weekend to spend some time alone in the city. During one of the evenings my friend took me to UB City and the whole place was in celebration mood. Brilliant decorations, special arrangements in all pubs and restaurants, music and what not. This post shares few moments captured at UB City in Bengaluru, Karnakata (India).
I had been to UB City a few years back and I had some great images from the past. I had an impression that the place is only for visiting and not for shopping or eating out. This time, it was quite different. I found it quite comfortable with brilliant set of restaurants in open area and Farzi cafe on other corner. Interiors and open places were all decorated for Christmas celebrations.
After a round and checking out menu of Toscano, Rosavara, Singkong, we settled at Sancho's. There was better variety of beers at relatively pocket-friendly prices :). Food was quite good and it's located well around the open area in UB City.
Whole place was very well decorated for Christmas and there was huge tree in open area of UB City. We reached at around 6pm which was early as people start coming around 8/9pm. I had meet another friend in Indiranagar after few drinks, so we hanged around for 3-4 hours and then headed back. Restaurants were empty when we entered and there were long waiting queues after 9:30pm.
Kids were having funs around the Christmas tree and there were lot of folks who were taking selfies with this huge tree. Although I doubt any one of them could capture the whole tree :) .
Parking at UB City was 100 Rs and we managed to get change for 2000 Rs note. Initially the person manning parking denied, but then on another request he figured out to give us 1900 in 100 Rs notes. That was biggest achievement for us during demonetization phase in India.
UB City is India's first Luxury Mall and still it's one of the best Luxury malls in India. UB City has four towers namely, UB Tower with 20 floors, Comet having 11 floors, Canberra having 17 Floors and Concorde with 19 Floors. The later three towers are all named after aircrafts. Concorde & Canberra have retail space on the lower floors and office space in the higher levels, while Comet has serviced apartments. It houses commercial offices, banks, high-end retail stores, a five star hotel, serviced apartments, restaurants, food courts, pubs, health clubs and cafes.
Overall a very well spent evening with Rohin at UB City. It's certainly one of the best places in Banglore for eating out with friends. And during festivals there are special arrangements all around.
If you liked this post and found it helpful, I would request you to follow these things when traveling -
- Manage your waste well and don’t litter
- Use dustbins. Tell us if you went to a place and found it hard to locate a dustbin.
- Avoid bottle waters in hills. Usually you get clean water in hills and water bottles create lot of mess in our ecosystem.
- Say big no to plastic and avoid those unhealthy snacks packed in plastic bags. Rather buy fruits.
- Don't play loud blaring music in forests of jungle camps. You are a guest in that ecosystem and disturbing the locals (humans and animals) is not polite