Desi City Guide for Columbus

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June 20, 2013 By desi-city

Desi Guide to Columbus

Columbus is the capital city of the state of Ohio. With a population of 787,033 approximately, it is the largest city in the state. The south Asian population in Columbus is close to 1.56% of the total city’s population.

The climate of Columbus swings between humid continental to humid subtropical. The city enjoys hot humid summers and cold, dry winters.

Desi attraction in Columbus

With a healthy South Asian population in the city one can choose from a number of popular desi restaurants in and around Columbus. With Columbus having a wide diversity in its population with its people coming from different countries and cultures one can enjoy the varied range of cuisines that the city has to offer.

  • One of the Desi attractions in the city includes the very reputed Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The Columbus zoo is famous worldwide for its collection of animal and aquatic exhibits. Home to over 5000 animals of more than 700 species the zoo is a must see for visitors of all ages. The zoo attracts nearly 2.3 million tourists annually and has earned the reputation of being the number one zoo in America.  Other attractions also include a Golf course, different amusement rides and a water park all within its premises. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium surely guarantees a fun filled day for adults and kids. 
  • The Franklin Park conservatory is another delight to visit, when in Columbus. Spend a quiet afternoon and let yourself relax while being surrounded by nature. This botanical garden and conservatory is opened daily with no admission fee. Showcasing exhibits such as exotic plants, horticulture, art and butterflies, it is a place that can truly amaze you with its natural beauty. Built in 1895, the conservatory is one of the Historical places in the country.
  • If you enjoy spending time getting to know things, Columbus is no short of good museums. The Centre of Science and industry is an enormously popular museum to visit in the city. It provides the visitor the experience of combining leisure and learning with many hands on exhibits which makes the museum unique and fun. With over 300 interactive exhibits spread over 116,000 sq. ft. the COSI is a museum worth visiting. Among the popular exhibits are the ones where you conduct your own water experiment and watch yourself age.
  • Go antiquing in one of the many markets in and around Columbus. You can find both high end markets as well as small independent shops that can give you a good bargain. Columbus if filled with shopping malls with independent stores to shops that specialise in unique and custom made goods. Other market places which have historical and local importance are the North Market and German village. The former is open since 1876 and one can shop for farmer fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers, wine and beer, cookware and unique gifts at the stores.  The German Village is of historical importance and is known as the neighbourhood for early German settlers. The village also offers a range of product and unique mementos to remember your stay at Columbus.

Transportation modes in Columbus

You can commute comfortably around Columbus. The city is well connected by its bus services. These can be both a quicker and more economical option.

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