Must-see shopping in Karnataka

  • Sri Sharada Grand Musical Works

    Specialist store selling a variety of traditional musical instruments, including tabla (drum) sets and assorted percussion instruments.

  • Gangarams Book Bureau

    Excellent selection of Indian titles, guidebooks and Penguin classics. Has a knowledgeable staff and author-signing sessions.

  • Fabindia

    Offers a range of stylish traditional clothing, homewares and accessories, as well as quality skincare products.

  • AEF

    At the rear of a family home, this little shop sells lovely handmade paper products such as notebooks and cards.

  • Garuda Mall

    Modern mall in central Bengaluru with a wide selection of clothing chains and an Inox multiplex cinema.

  • Forum

    Shiny mall complex in the happening district of Koramangala with lots of fashion stores and a cinema.

  • Indiana Crockery

    Good spot to buy thali trays, brass utensils and chai cups for that dinner party back home.

  • Fabindia

    Sells traditional clothing, homewares and accessories in cotton prints and silks.

  • Fabindia

    Has a range of stylish traditional clothing, homewares and accessories.

  • Bookworm

    Secondhand bookshop filled with contemporary and classic literature. Hosts author evenings, too.

  • Leela Galleria

    A glamorous shopping mall with high-end shops. It’s in the south of the city.