The IISc campus sprawls across a large area; it was founded 100 years ago and at the time was on the outskirts of Bangalore. Large sections of the campus are woods, with some pleasant walking paths. The campus is green, full of trees and birds, and as we discovered today, monkeys (or some other sort of primate).
The kids loved discovering new things, especially the huge millipedes (6 inches long) and 24” seed pods from some of the huge old trees. They quickly made up some new games to play outside the house. Soon I expect they will connect with the many other children who play in the neighborhood.
There is little traffic within the walls of this campus, and lots of people out walking or biking, so it is a very pleasant oasis from the hubbub of Bangalore.
A short way across campus is the Nesara restaurant (below), which has very good Indian food, a friendly family atmosphere, and yet is inexpensive. (The five of us ate a big lunch, with dessert, for $8 total.)