Top things to do in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

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…
Top Choice Cafe in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Third Wave Coffee Roasters

A mecca for hardcore java heads, this temple to the arabica bean has a multitude of gourmet-coffee combos, including espresso classics, quirky cold brews like coffee colada (with coconut water and jaggery) and seaso…
Top Choice Street Food in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Food Street

For a local eating experience, head to VV Puram, aka Food Street, with its strip of hole-in-the-wall eateries cooking up classic street-food dishes from across India. It's quite a spectacle, with rotis being handmad…
Top Choice Cafe in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Brahmin's Coffee Bar

This terrific darshini (South Indian cafe) is famous for its filter coffee (₹16). There are only four food items on the menu: idli (fermented rice cakes), vadas (deep-fried lentil savouries), khara bath (semolina an…
Top Choice South Indian in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Mavalli Tiffin Rooms

A legendary name in South Indian comfort food, this eatery has had Bengaluru eating out of its hand since 1924. Head to the dining room upstairs, queue for a table, and then enjoy as waiters bring you delicious idli…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Olive Bar & Kitchen

A whitewashed villa straight from the coast of Santorini, Olive Beach has a menu that evokes wistful memories of sunny Mediterranean getaways. Things change seasonally, but expect Thessaloniki salad, prawns pil pil …
Top Choice Indian in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

SodaBottleOpenerWala

This terrific new place, with its brilliant menu of comfort food, Persian soups and Parsi specials like salli boti (mutton served with matchstick potatoes), is a kooky spin on a Bombay Irani cafe. The decor is semi-…
Top Choice Seafood in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Karavalli

Superior seafood restaurant with a wonderfully atmospheric interior that takes in a traditional thatched roof, vintage woodwork and beaten brassware – though the garden seating is equally appealing. Choose from fier…
Top Choice Asian in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Fatty Bao

This hip rooftop restaurant serves up Asian hawker food to a crowd of fashionable young foodies in a vibrant setting with colourful chairs and wooden bench tables. There’s sushi, dim sum, Thai curries and Malaysian …