Set like a jewel on the crown that is Karnataka, the sheer magnificence of its natural beauty and modern developments sets Bengaluru apart from its other counterparts. Once ruled by a slew of South Indian dynasties, Bengaluru belonged to the noble Wodeyars before the British took over. Today, Bengaluru prides itself on its distinct South Indian heritage, yet continues to shine in its progressive garb. Also known as the Garden City of India, Bengaluru has long since shed its traditional image, and has flourished into a cosmopolitan wonderland, inviting people from all walks of life to be a part of its dynamic imagery. It has a fast blossoming bar and nightclub scene, an increase that is directly proportional to its burgeoning scene of start-ups, influx of young working professionals, and a booming IT industry. Then again, a few parts of Bengaluru lie respectfully untouched by time, and one may either find it in the landscaped gardens of Lalbagh, in an old-time dosa-wielding MTR restaurant, or in the undeniable splendor of the Vidhana Soudha.