Named after the Mysore king Krishnaraja Wodeyar, KR market is not your ordinary market run by corporates. This market has a soul that bursts out in colorful arrays of flowers, stacks of fruits and spices and let’s not forget the words of negotiations echoing through its streets.
At the wee hours of dawn, when the city sleeps, we woke up to witness the KR flower market in all its glory. Two steps into one of Asia’s largest flower markets and out came the vendors, trucks loaded with fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers. We were initially taken aback by the mixture of human and vehicle traffic but in the end the constant sense of urgency and excitement got to us like a contagious virus and in no time we were hopping along, snapping away cheerfully.
It’s funny how when Bangalore is spoken of to an oblivious tourist, the first thing that they blurt out is Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park or Bannerghatta Zoo. We do not stand to deny the significance and beauty of these iconic places but it doesn’t really speak of Bangalore’s diversity and culture. Let’s break that generic stereotype one flower at a time!
The authenticity and the essence of the true Kannada culture actually dwells in the nooks and crannies of the state. We were lucky enough to find a charm in the not-so-little Flower Market that we fell a little in love with. There is a wistful air about the place and it’s not only the fragrance of the flowers but the passion for the business coupled with a special bond amongst the vendors. It was almost as if the Market was an old soul in the IT capital of the country.KR market is a three storied building spreading across a good number of acres and with its bustling Kalasipalya commotion and uproar.KR flower market is the hub of all canary yellows, all hues of red accompanied with stains of pink, making it a picture perfect spot.
In our opinion, it’s only fair to let the people know what they are missing out on and share these moments with us. It’s about time we stop denying the immense potential the flower market holds in the field of tourism.
Only one question remains. Are you up to take a second look at your city? To see with new eyes and fact check your knowledge of Namma Bengaluru.