Bengaluru, capital city of Karnataka state has metamorphosed from a languid city of parks, bookshops and pensioners to a glittering IT capital and Mecca of the upwardly mobile. The city has its own international airport and has expanded to entrench several malls and metros. Although traffic is choatic, there is no dearth for pubs, nightclubs and bowling alleys with a vibrant nightlife to unwind and relax. There are several coffee shops, bookstores and neighborhood chaiwallas to have a quiet evening with dear ones. Bengaluru still retains some of its earlier flavour which can be experienced in the early hours of the morning. Bungalows overladen with bougainvillea, the smell of filter coffee rising in the early hours, old temples and culture of cinema, theater, and music. Bengaluru is known for Cubbon Park, Lalbagh, Ranga Shankara for music, dance & art, National Gallery of Modern Art, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Visvesvaraya Museum and Wonder La amusement park.