From the Garden City of then to the IT City of now, Bangalore has assumed several varied identities over the last few decades. Just last year, it was ranked as the 'world's most dynamic city' above contenders like London and Shanghai. Before that, it was given the title of 'India's most livable city’.

Indeed, millennials have pushed the boundaries of housing in Bangalore today. Gone are the days when a bachelor had to either stay in a cramped hostel or PG or rent an unfurnished flat and invest everything he/she had in setting it up. Today, right from cozy studios to spacious 5BHKs, shared fully furnished apartments in the city are becoming melting pots of culture as youngsters from everywhere turn them into their homes.

As young bachelors and working professionals from all over the country (and the world) flock here every day, people practising different professions and speaking different tongues will still live together as roommates to split the rent of an apartment in Koramangala, or at least enjoy a drink with each other at Watson's in JP Nagar.

The culinary scene here is as cosmopolitan as the city itself. Right from the humble but insanely popular masala dosa at Taaza Thindi in Jayanagar to high- end sushi at Shiro on Lavelle Road, Bangalore has you covered. And even as newer restaurants mushroom across the city, and taller apartments are built on every street-corner, Bangaloreans love their parks and lakes above all else! Go for an evening walk at Lalbagh or a Sunday morning run at Cubbon Park, and you’ll know why.

Bangalore has something for everyone. For every Phoenix Marketcity, there is a quaint shopping street in Malleswaram. For every cost-effective bus or metro ticket, there is a glitzy Uber XL or OLA Lux. And for every traffic-clogged lane in Marathahalli, there is a breezy, tree-lined avenue deep inside JP Nagar.

Whether it is because of the year-around pleasant weather or the high-paying jobs in the tech parks, the constantly-growing population of the city (currently just above ten million) is proof that the city only becomes more attractive to the country’s youth every year. As long as you’re here, be a responsible citizen, keep your city clean, and the people of Bangalore will always welcome you with open arms!


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Available shared flats in Bangalore

SimplyGuest Hostel: En Casa

Vijaya Bank Layout, Bannerghatta Road
women · hostel · ₹5,500/bed 3 Available

Bethel Enclave F1 (Manyata Tech Park)

Thanisandra, Manyata Tech Park
men · studio · ₹11,500/room 2 Available

Royal Palace 110

Vijaya Bank Layout, Bannerghatta Road
men · 2bhk · ₹14,000/room 1 Available

SPP 302

Opp IIMB, Next to Big Bazaar, Bannerghatta Road
women · 2bhk · ₹10,000/bed 1 Available

Kiran 1

4th Cross, Panduranga Nagar, Bannerghatta Road
men · 3bhk · ₹10,800/bed 1 Available

Jai Mata Ground Floor

17th Main, JP Nagar 2nd Phase
women · 3bhk · ₹12,500/bed 1 Available

Bethel Enclave S2 (Manyata Tech Park)

Thanisandra, Manyata Tech Park
men · 3bhk · ₹15,000/room From 31 Jul

Guru Krupa T1 (Manyata Tech Park)

Guru Krupa, Thanisandra (Manyata Tech Park)
men · 3bhk · ₹7,500/bed From 1 Aug

Sahar Palace

7th C Main, 3rd Block Koramangala
men · 4bhk · ₹12,500/bed From 1 Aug

SPP 201

Opp IIMB, Next to Big Bazaar, Bannerghatta Road
men · 2bhk · ₹9,500/bed From 14 Aug

SPP 101

Opp IIMB, Next to Big Bazaar, Bannerghatta Road
men · 2bhk · ₹16,500/room From 23 Jul

Saptagiri F1

1st A Cross, 8th block, Koramangala
men · 3bhk · ₹11,500/bed From 11 Aug

Royal Palace 101

Vijaya Bank Layout, Bannerghatta Road
men · 2bhk · ₹9,500/bed From 17 Aug

Sumukha Greenville 206(Duplex)

Sarvabouma Nagar, Off Bannerghatta Road
women · 3bhk · ₹10,500/bed From 18 Jul

Gurukrupa Sarjapur Rd 401

Near Big Bazar, Bellandur, Sarjapur Road
any · studio · ₹21,000/room From 5 Aug

Gurukrupa Sarjapur Rd 403

Near Big Bazar, Bellandur, Sarjapur Road
any · 1bhk · ₹22,500/room From 18 Jul

Guru Krupa S1 (Manyata Tech Park)

Guru Krupa, Thanisandra (Manyata Tech Park)
men · 3bhk · ₹7,500/bed From 17 Jul

Gurukrupa Sarjapur Rd G1

Near Big Bazar, Bellandur, Sarjapur Road
any · studio · ₹12,500/room From 19 Jul