Bengaluru (Bangalore) attractions

Top Choice Gardens in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Cubbon Park

In the heart of Bengaluru’s business district is Cubbon Park, a well-maintained 120-hectare garden where Bengaluru’s residents converge to steal a moment from the rat race that rages outside. The gardens encompass t…
Top Choice Gallery in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

National Gallery of Modern Art

Housed in a century-old mansion – the former vacation home of the raja of Mysuru – this world-class art museum showcases an impressive permanent collection (and exhibitions). The Old Wing exhibits works from pre-Ind…
Historic Building in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Opera House

Recently restored to its former glory thanks to the financial might of Samsung, the British-era Opera House has been transformed into a temple of tech, complete with virtual-reality experiences and gleaming displays…
Museum in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

HAL Aerospace Museum & Heritage Centre

For a peek into India’s aeronautical history, visit this wonderful museum past the old airport, where you can see some of the indigenous aircraft models designed by HAL. Interesting exhibits include a MIG-21, home-g…
Gallery in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath

A superb gallery with a wide range of Indian and international contemporary art, as well as permanent displays of Mysuru-style paintings and folk and tribal pieces from across Asia. A section is devoted to the works…
Market in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Krishnarajendra Market

For a taste of traditional urban India, dive into the bustling, gritty Krishnarajendra Market and the dense grid of commercial streets that surround it. Weave your way around the lively, colourful stalls, past fresh…
Museum in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Janapada Loka Folk Arts Museum

A worthwhile stopover between Bengaluru and Mysuru, this museum is dedicated to the preservation of local rural culture. It has a wonderful collection of folk-art objects, including 500-year-old shadow puppets, fest…
Gardens in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Lalbagh Botanical Gardens

Spread over 98 hectares of landscaped terrain, the expansive Lalbagh Botanical Gardens were laid out in 1760 by famous ruler Hyder Ali. As well as amazing centuries-old trees, it has very diverse species of plant – …
Hindu Temple in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Iskcon Temple

Built by the Hare Krishnas, this impressive hilltop temple, inaugurated in 1997, is lavishly decorated in a mix of ultra-contemporary and traditional styles. There are many food stalls here, so bring an appetite, an…
Hindu Temple in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Bull Temple

Built by Kempegowda in the 16th-century Dravidian style, the Bull Temple contains a huge stone monolith of Nandi (Shiva’s bull), which is always embellished with lavish flower garlands. This is one of Bengaluru’s mo…