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18 Illustrations That Will Make You Want To Visit Bengaluru

Garden City, Namma Ooru, whatever you want to call it, it’s a pretty cool place to be.

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This is 30-year-old Bengaluru-based illustrator, Shikha Nambiar.

Inspired by the #100Days projects all over Instagram, she decided to pay tribute to her home for the last five years by starting a series on Bengaluru. "I wanted to remind people of my love for the city. I had been trying to do this for a while. But, people have been asking me to compile it in a book and it feels nice that people have reacted so positively," Nambiar told BuzzFeed.
Shikha Nambiar

Inspired by the #100Days projects all over Instagram, she decided to pay tribute to her home for the last five years by starting a series on Bengaluru. "I wanted to remind people of my love for the city. I had been trying to do this for a while. But, people have been asking me to compile it in a book and it feels nice that people have reacted so positively," Nambiar told BuzzFeed.

1. The series takes you on a literal trip through the city in the bright green rickshaws...

2. Or ride the BMTC buses to get through the city.

3. You'll probably see the majestic Vidhan Soudha.

4. Or encounter the roaring crowds at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.

5. Watch the Ulsoor Lake that keeps the city together as it flows right through its heart.

6. Browse the never-ending piles of books you could lose yourself in at Blossom's.

7. Hang out at some of the best bars in the country.

8. Marvel at the glorious architecture of St. Mary's Basilica.

9. Catch a gig at The Humming Tree.

10. Be the lucky one to catch a glimpse of a tiger at Bannerghatta National Park.

11. Get lost in the maze of traffic around the city as the bright yellow signs show you the way.

12. Take an early morning stroll through Cubbon Park.

13. Shop through the gallis at Commercial Street.

14. Drive around Majestic watching the buses enter and leave the city.

15. Catch a sight of the cowboy hat-donning cops at every turn.

16. Have your fill of art at the National Gallery Of Modern Art.

17. Drink that insane Koshy's coffee, Benne Masala Dosa at Shri Sagar, breakfasts at Hole In The Wall... the list is endless, tbh.

18. And don't forget to catch a sight of this fella as you cross the ORR.

You can follow the entire series here.