Namaskara. I’m Raksha Nagaraj, thrilled to welcome you to Bengaluru Prayana. I’m a product manager, but my passion lies in travel blogging and vlogging. I have a penchant for writing and enjoy sharing captivating stories, valuable information, and stunning visuals from my adventures around the globe. Join me as I explore the world one destination at a time, uncovering hidden gems, sharing travel tips, and inspiring fellow wanderers to embark on their transformative journeys.

Raksha Prasad

As a passionate globetrotter, I’ve explored over 50 countries across all seven continents. I embrace the solo travel lifestyle and go by the moniker Solopassport, documenting my adventures and experiences on my travel website. Living by my rules and seeking thrills, I thrive on the edge, whether trekking through rugged terrain or diving into the depths as a certified Rescue scuba diver and free diver.

Believing in the transformative power of travel, I’m dedicated to sharing my knowledge and insights, offering tips and tricks to fellow adventurers eager to explore the world. Through my website, I aim to showcase the beauty and wonders of our beloved city, Bengaluru, sharing everything I’ve learned along the way. Join me on this journey as we uncover the treasures of Bengaluru together.

Where Have I Lived in Bengaluru?

I hail from our beloved city, having been born and raised amidst its beauty. With roots deeply entrenched in Bengaluru, my parents also share this cherished connection with the city.

Caricature, Indian Cartoon Gallery, Bangalore

Throughout the years, I’ve had the privilege of residing in various neighbourhoods:

  • Malleshwaram/ Rajajinagar – These neighbourhoods hold the memories of my upbringing and formative years.
  • Sadashivnagar – Though brief, my time in this charming locality left a lasting impression.
  • Indiranagar – I’ve called Indiranagar and its surroundings home for most of my adult life, embracing its vibrant atmosphere and diverse culture.

Why Bengaluru Prayana?

Upon relocating from Australia to India a year ago, I noticed a glaring gap in Bengaluru’s social landscape: the absence of community groups facilitating meet-ups for like-minded individuals to connect and explore the city together. Additionally, despite Bengaluru’s vast array of attractions, locals often overlooked the hidden gems within the city itself, instead recommending popular destinations like Nandi Hill and Skandagiri Hill.

Motivated to address these shortcomings, my friend and I embarked on a mission to foster community engagement and showcase the richness of Bengaluru’s urban fabric. Thus, Bengaluru Prayana meet-up was born in November 2021. Since then, we’ve orchestrated over 20 immersive walks, welcoming over 50 strangers who have since blossomed into cherished friends.

Bengaluru Prayana conducts guided heritage and art walks. To learn about the scheduled walks, visit the Bengaluru Prayana Facebook Group or Instagram Page. Alternatively, you can write to us at
You can also join our WhatsApp community.

In January 2023, recognizing the need for a platform to celebrate and promote all things Bengaluru, I launched this website. Here, I strive to provide valuable information and insights while shining a spotlight on the city’s diverse offerings. Join me on this journey as we delve into the heart and soul of Bengaluru, uncovering its hidden treasures and celebrating its vibrant spirit.

Why Do I Blog About Bengaluru?

Malleshwaram (About me)

Despite having lived in and visited numerous cities worldwide, Bengaluru holds a special place in my heart as my beloved hometown. I am deeply passionate about showcasing the rich history and heritage that our city has to offer, and I am committed to ensuring that travellers and tourists who visit Bengaluru have the opportunity to explore and appreciate its cultural treasures.

Join me in uncovering the fascinating stories and landmarks that define Bengaluru’s unique identity, as we embark on a journey to discover the beauty and charm of our cherished home city.

Why Should You Spend Time on Bengaluru Prayana?

Delving into the world of Bengaluru through my website offers a multitude of enriching experiences and valuable insights:

  1. Explore Hidden Gems: Discover lesser-known attractions, hidden gems, and off-the-beaten-path destinations within Bengaluru that are often overlooked by tourists.
  2. Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in Bengaluru’s rich history, vibrant culture, and diverse heritage through engaging narratives, informative articles, and captivating visuals.
  3. Practical Tips and Recommendations: Gain access to insider tips, practical advice, and recommendations for exploring Bengaluru like a local, from dining hotspots to transportation hacks and everything in between.
  4. Community Engagement: Connect with fellow travelers, locals, and like-minded individuals through interactive forums, meet-ups, and social media platforms, fostering meaningful connections and sharing valuable insights.
  5. Inspiration for Exploration: Be inspired to embark on your own adventures in Bengaluru and beyond, whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a first-time visitor, with curated itineraries, travel guides, and suggested activities tailored to different interests and preferences.
  6. Celebration of Diversity: Celebrate the diversity, resilience, and spirit of Bengaluru’s people and communities, as we highlight stories, events, and initiatives that showcase the city’s dynamic and inclusive ethos.
Cubbon Park Heritage Walk - Bengaluru
Picture from one of the walks

You’ll also receive information pertaining to:

  1. Local Expertise: Benefit from my firsthand knowledge and insider insights as a Bengaluru native, providing you with authentic and reliable information about the city’s attractions, culture, and lifestyle.
  2. Unique Perspective: Experience Bengaluru through a unique lens, as I share personal stories, anecdotes, and experiences that offer a deeper understanding and appreciation of the city’s essence.
  3. Comprehensive Coverage: Access a comprehensive resource hub that covers all aspects of Bengaluru, from must-visit landmarks and hidden gems to practical travel tips and cultural nuances, ensuring you have everything you need for a memorable and immersive experience.
  4. Interactive Community: Join a vibrant and engaged community of travelers, locals, and enthusiasts who share a passion for exploring Bengaluru and exchanging valuable insights, tips, and recommendations.
  5. Inspiration and Empowerment: Be inspired to step out of your comfort zone, embark on your own adventures, and experience the joy of discovery and exploration, empowered by the knowledge and resources shared on my blog.
  6. Support Local: By engaging with my blog, you’re supporting local initiatives, businesses, and communities in Bengaluru, contributing to the city’s growth, development, and sustainability.
Malleshwaram Street Art
Malleshwaram Street Art

Whether you’re planning a trip to Bengaluru, seeking inspiration for your next adventure, or simply eager to learn more about this dynamic city, my blog offers a valuable resource that promises to enrich your experience and deepen your connection with Bengaluru.

Bengaluru Travel Resources

Bengaluru Travel Resources
Don’t have the time to read the complete post? Here are some useful links for your bookings:
Cheap Flight Bookings? Use Skyscanner
Good stay and accommodation? Use Agoda or Stay22
Hostels? Use HostelWorld
Comprehensive Travel Insurance? Use SafetyWing
Tours and Activity Bookings? Use Viator, GetYourGuide or TripAdvisor

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Review of Taj Westend Bangalore (5-Star Hotel)
Review of Jayamahal Palace Hotel (4-Star Hotel)
Transport in Bangalore: Getting Around the City

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