Mahatma Gandhi popularly known as MG Road is the heart of the city with the constant buzz and hustle around it. It is one straight road starting with Trinity circle on one end and going all the way to Anil Kumble circle on the other end. It comes within the Central Business District (CBD) of Bangalore and is one of the busiest places in the city. MG Road is now famously called the Commercial Hub of the city with the varied options available on that one stretch. MG Road houses a few of the most reputed companies in the city, various shopping outlets including traditional handicrafts. The place is also known for the tall office buildings like Raheja towers, Public utility building, Mahalakshmi Chambers, Barton centre and a few more. It is accessible with the easy availability of public transportation in and around the area and is connected by two metro stations – Trinity Circle and MG Road metro stations on the purple line between Baiyyapannahalli and Mysore Road.
Below mentioned are a few reasons why MG Road is known as the commercial hub of Bangalore
Popular shopping destination:
MG Road is the high street of Bangalore. It is situated between Brigade Road (fashion capital of the city) and Commercial street (known as the perfect place for street shopping in Bangalore). MG Road also has shopping centres like Public Utility Building, Cauvery Emporium, Garuda Mall, UB city, Central mall, 1 MG Mall. It is a suitable shopping destination for both low and high budget shopping because of the varied options it has for shoppers. They offer shops that sell traditional attire to western clothes to jewellery, jutis etc. MG Road also houses the most favourite book store of Bangaloreans- Blossom Book Store, a must try for avid readers!
There is n number of corporates, startups, VCs working in and around MG Road. There is Manipal Centre, Raheja Tower, Mahalakshmi Chambers which houses some of the most reputed companies in town! Like Universal Young minds, Group M, Coworking spaces like-BHIVE Workspace, Awfis etc. The place is also friendly among the bankers and we have Citibank, Vijaya Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and the headquarters of Kotak Mahindra Bank. The other offices in the area are Future Generali India Life Insurance Co. Ltd, 93.5 RED FM, Arvind Lifestyle Brands Limited, The Times of India, NICE Limited.
Hotels, Food joints & Nightlife:
The nightlife in MG Road is the most happening since they house the most famous Pubs and dance clubs in Bangalore. There are party places like the 13thfloor in Barton Centre, Café Felix and Tao Terrace in One MG, Ice at Taj, Church Street Social, Skydeck by Sherlock’s and many more around the area. There are famous cafes and fast food joints/ restaurants like Matteo Coffee, Hard Rock Cafe, Soul Cafe, Indian Coffee House, Koshy’s, Empire, KFC, Nagarjuna, Pizza Hut, Cafe Coffee Day, Subway, Hotel Ramanashree Brunton, Cafe Noir, Wow Momo, Mainland China, Truffles, PlanB, Olive bar and kitchen, Eat.Fit, Starbucks Coffee, Coconut Grove, The Open Box, Dunkin Donuts, Easy Tiger, Smoke House Del. MG Road also houses some of have top hotels in Bangalore like Vivanta by Taj, Oberoi, The Park and Hyatt.
MG Road also houses the famous M Chinnaswamy Stadium, which is one of the best cricket grounds in the country! There is also one of the most serene and impeccable locations-Cubbon Park spread over 300 acres and is famous for lush greenery and the popular dog park.
Therefore, this place has various things to offer, from a tourist spot to a party destination to a business park, this place has a large number of things to offer which makes it the commercial hub of the city. People are spoilt for choice here!
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