A lovely old building in Chickpete
Bangalore (Bengaluru) is not every tourist's favourite place, but it is full of hidden delights. Being a frequent visitor to the city, I have time to explore it slowly and thoroughly. At first glance, Bangalore may seem a sprawling, confusing, place where one might not want to linger. However, if time is taken to walk around, the visitor will discover many surprising and delightful surprises.
Mohan Building in Chickpete is one of these. To reach it, turn off Avenue Road at Chickpete Cross. Its main facade and entrance is on Old Taluk Cutcherry ROad. Best way to find it is to ask a local when you reach Avenue Road.
Its long rambling somewhat dilapidated facade hides a lovely, equally dilapidated courtyard, from the street. Built in 1909, Mohan Building contains numerous shops and warehouses connected with the textile industry. These textiles include silk which is still dyed and woven in the heart of Bangalores old City district.
This building with its lovely staircase, its crumbling architectural details, and its busy atmosphere, is a truly evocative spot in Bangalore.