Top things to do

Top Choice Gallery in Bengaluru

National Gallery of Modern Art

Housed in a century-year-old mansion – the former vacation home of the Raja of Mysuru – this world-class art museum showcases an impressive permanent collection as well as changing exhibitions. The Old Wing exhibits…
Top Choice South Indian in Bengaluru

Mavalli Tiffin Rooms

A legendary name in South Indian comfort food, this super-popular eatery has had Bengaluru eating out of its hands since 1924. Head to the dining room upstairs, queue for a table, and then admire the images of south…
Top Choice Seafood in Bengaluru

Karavalli

For the finest Indian seafood, look no further. The wonderfully atmospheric interior is perfect for a special meal, with subtle lighting, traditional thatched roof, vintage woodwork and beaten brassware – though the…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Bengaluru

Olive Beach

A whitewashed villa straight from the coast of Santorini, Olive Beach does a menu that evokes wistful memories of sunny Mediterranean getaways. Things change seasonally, but expect Moroccan lamb tagines, prawns pil …
Top Choice Asian in Bengaluru

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 ramen, Thai curries and Malaysian street f…
Top Choice Clothing in Bengaluru

Mysore Saree Udyog

A great choice for top-quality silk saris, blouses, fabrics and men’s shirts, this fine store has been in business for over 70 years and has something to suit all budgets. Most garments are made with Mysuru silk. Al…
Top Choice Gardens in Bengaluru

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 Art in Bengaluru

Kynkyny Art Gallery

A sophisticated commercial gallery inside a stunning colonial-era building with works by contemporary Indian artists, priced suitably for all budgets. Also sells outstanding designer furniture.
Cafe in Bengaluru

Lassi Shop

Kitsch-kool cafe on two levels run by a couple of enthusiasts that's perfect for lassis, mocktails and cold-pressed juices: try the ABC (apple, beetroot and carrot). There's ample lounge seating so you can spread ou…
Street Food in Bengaluru

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…