What to do in Bengaluru
Bengaluru Palace: England's Windsor Castle inspired the design of this palace, resulting in a Tudor style castle, complete with fortified towers, archways, and a meticulous garden. It's quite a juxtaposition to traditional Indian architecture and well worth the visit.
National Gallery of Modern Art: Housed in a historic colonial manor, this world-class art museum is a must for every art lover. The gallery features a large wing of modern and contemporary art from Indian and international artists. The old-wing features artworks from pre-independence, with some pieces dating back to the early 18th century.
Tipu Sultan's Palace and Fort: This building, constructed entirely from exquisitely carved French rosewood, was Tipu Sultan's summer palace from 1791 to 1799. Now it houses a museum where you can see antiquities from the Hyder-Tipu reign (1760-1799).
ISKCON Temple: This temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna, is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Get a glimpse into Hindu spirituality by observing one of the chanting ceremonies that are held every 15 minutes in the main hall.
Krishna Rajendra Market: This vibrant local market is a must for all photographers. You'll find flowers, fresh produce, spices and more. Arrive early to experience the best colours of this bustling flower market.
Big Bull Temple and Ganesh Temple: This famous Bull Temple dates back to the 16th century. Its main feature – and namesake – is a giant bull carved from a granite boulder.