Specialist store selling a variety of traditional musical instruments, including tabla (drum) sets and assorted percussion instruments.
- Sri Sharada Grand Musical Works
- Gangarams Book Bureau
Excellent selection of Indian titles, guidebooks and Penguin classics. Has a knowledgeable staff and author-signing sessions.
- Cauvery Arts & Crafts Emporium
Not the cheapest place, but the selection at this government emporium is extensive and there’s no pressure to buy.
Offers a range of stylish traditional clothing, homewares and accessories, as well as quality skincare products.
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.
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.
Sells traditional clothing, homewares and accessories in cotton prints and silks.
Has a range of stylish traditional clothing, homewares and accessories.
- Blossom Book House
Great deals on new and secondhand books.
- Shree Radhakrishna Bookstore
Postcards, maps and secondhand novels.
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.