Developed after the Plague in 1898, Malleswaram is one of the oldest localities in Bengaluru. The region is well known for its vintage architecture, old houses, authentic and filling South Indian street bites as well as its charm that draws many to it, in the city as well as outside the city. Come discover the old world charm of Malleshwaram with us as we tell you what to do here and what to do and what to eat here in this episode of Tere Gully Mein. And while you’re here, check out the famous Donne Biryani too.
But before we set out exploring the streets of Malleshwaram in Bengaluru, we chose the perfect spot to set up in and that is the immaculate Holiday Inn located in Yeshwanthpur. Why Holiday Inn? Well, it is only a few minutes away from Malleshwaram, is compact yet super comfortable, great amenities and service and to top it all, perfect for solo women travellers.
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1. Visit The Kadu Malleshwara Temple
Our first stop in Malleshwaram has to be the Kadu Malleshwara temple. It is where this area got its name from! Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple was built all the way back in the 17th century. Pay your respects and admire the old-time architecture and symbolism on the temple’s walls all around.
2. Stop At Veena Stores For Breakfast
This wildly popular joint in Bengaluru serves lip-smacking food every day to a loyal fanbase of customers who line up at even 6 in the morning. Popular dishes like idli vada with delicious chutney is served here along with a variety of Bisibelle bath such as Khara bath and even Kesari Bath. We loved the authentic flavours!
Address: Veena Stores, 183, Margosa Rd, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560003
Contact: 080 2334 4838
Avg cost for 2 people: Rs 150
3. Sampige Road
Bengaluru’s famous flower market at Sampige road is a sight to behold. You will be met with colourful flower garlands and soothing flowery scents all around as soon as you step into the market. Take some back to pin up your hair with, traditional south Indian style.
4. Try The Benne Dosas At CTR/Sri Sagar
Benne, meaning butter in Kannada, is the star in ingredient in these special Dosas as they are all drenched in butter. Buttery AND crispy, this is filling, south Indian delicacy at its best. Don’t forget to grab a hot Filter kaapi too ! Check out this video for more information:
And when in Bengaluru, you have to try the 99 varieties of Dosas available here. Not 1 or 2 but 99! How many can you try?
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Address: CTR Sri Sagar, 7th Cross Rd, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560003
Contact: 080 2331 7531
Avg cost for 2: Rs 150
5. Sri Sairam’s Chats And Juice Corner
Chaat in Bengaluru? Indeed. We are sure you have never eaten the kinds of chaat prepared here like Ting Tong Chaat, Kiss Chaat, Floating Pani Puri etc. However, it did not live up to our expectations and we’d rather just grab our chaat in Mumbai. But give it a try, maybe you’ll find something you like?
Address: Sri Sairam’s Chats And Juice Corner, 83, 2nd Temple Street, 15th Cross, Near Kadu Malleshwaram Temple, Malleshwaram, Bangalore
Contact: +91 9449880933
Avg cost for 2: Rs 100
6. Taste Authentic Delicacies At Hallimane
Holige is the star at Hallimane. It’s the Puran Poli of Bengaluru guys, a sweet Indian flatbread. There are 2 mouthwatering fillings available to try here, one is made with Toordal and the other a refreshing coconut filling. We recommend you try both, which will be served with a more than generous amount of ghee.
Address: Hallimane, 3rd Cross, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560003
Contact: 080 4113 9523
Avg cost for 2: Rs 250
7. Gowduru Egg Rice Adda For Lunch
Our first pick was MTR for lunch but unfortunately, they are closed on Mondays and so, Gowduru Egg Rice Adda it is. It is an extremely popular joint for their yummy Egg Rice which the locals swear by. We would also recommend the Egg Masala which is simply out of this world! Be prepared for the long lines and crowd though.
Address: 151, 8th Main Rd, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560003
Contact: 099021 43123
Avg cost for 2: Rs 300
8. Take A Stroll At Sanky Tank
Built-in 1882 as a safeguarding measure against famines, this is a great spot to just chill and enjoy the amazing Bengaluru whether. The lakeside is beautiful, there is a park with fun rides for children and jogging tracks for all you fitness freaks. Even just taking a stroll is so relaxing.
9. 8th Cross Market For Shopping
Known for their beautiful Ethnic wear, this market is a shopper’s paradise. You will get some really cool designs and quirky prints here so grab that perfect sari before it’s gone.
10. Have A Refreshing Glass Of Badam Milk At Asha Sweets
Mind you, the crowd is crazy here but the tall glass of refreshing Badam Milk is worth it. And what’s more, one glass is served at just Rs 50. It comes with the added flavours of a lot of Kesar and Pista along with the Badam.
Address: Asha sweets, CA-37, 24th Main Rd, R.K Colony, TMC Layout, 1st Phase, J. P. Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560041
Contact: 084969 53533
Avg cost for 2: Rs 250
11. Iyer Mess For A Banana Leaf Meal
For a homely Banana Leaf Meal, choose Iyer Mess. Started in 1959, the mess is still running strong. The Banana Leaf meal here comes with a wide assortment of authentic South Indian dishes. There is rice, roti, rasam, dal vadi, papad, chutneys, sambhar, kadhi. Wow, that sure is a mouthful.
Address: Iyer Mess, No 4/3, West Park Road Between 7th and 8th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560003
Contact: 098860 78290
Avg cost for 2: Rs 150
Note: Be warned that the autos here do not run on meters like in Mumbai and you might get charged exorbitant amounts for your travel! Especially if you do not speak Kannada.
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And that’s a wrap with the charming old town of Malleshwaram. When are you visiting this quaint part of Bengaluru? And do let us know in the comments below if we missed out any other important places.