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Bangalore: Full-Day Private City Tour with Lunch

1. Bangalore: Full-Day Private City Tour with Lunch

The first stop of your Bangalore day tour is the 240-acre Lalbagh Botanical Garden. Home to more than 1,800 species of plants, shrubs, and trees, see why the garden serves as the lungs of the city and what makes it such a prominent landmark. Escape the concrete jungle of Bangalore as you take refuge here before heading to your next destination. Continue on to Bull Temple, dedicated to Nandi Bull the vehicle of Lord Shiva. Admire the temple's architecture and presence as one of the oldest temples in Bangalore that draws devotees from all over the country. Enter the temple to see the huge idol of Nandi Bull and learn about its mythical origins.  After the temple, visit Vidhan Soudha, one of the most famous buildings in Bangalore. As it houses the legislative chambers of the state government and is a working office, be impressed by the massiveness of the building while viewing it from outside. Hear about its construction and fine architectural details from your guide.  Head to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Bangalore temple cultural complex and learn about this interesting branch of the Hindu religion. Then go to Bangalore Palace which belonged to the Wodeyar Kings of Mysore. Built-in the Tudor style, the palace has fortified towers, battlements, and turrets. Its interior houses elegant wood carvings, floral motifs, relief paintings, and furniture in Edwardian and Victorian themes. Take an audio tour of the palace and hear in rich detail about the lives and times of the kings. During your tour, enjoy a stop for lunch that is included.

Bangalore: Private Car Hire and Driver with Flexible Options

2. Bangalore: Private Car Hire and Driver with Flexible Options

Charter a private, air-conditioned car with a professional chauffeur to make the most of your day in Bangalore. Choose from flexible options and pay according to your usage. Sit back and relax as you drive around the entire city according to your convenience, and make as many stops and visit as many places as you wish. Bangalore is the technological capital of India, also known as the Silicon Valley of India. With this private charter, take advantage of the opportunity to see all the city has to offer. Go sightseeing to iconic cultural and modern landmarks, or set off on a discovery of the city in the comfort of your car. Make sure to pay a visit to the Tipu Sultan Palace and Bangalore Palace. Nature lovers can visit the botanical gardens or the Bannerghatta National Park located close by. Get off the beaten track at the K.R. Market, one of the largest flower markets in Asia, or the Indian Music Experience Museum. Multiple car sizes, as well as time and distance options, are available for couples, families, or small groups. It is highly recommended that you start the tour before 8 AM or after 10 AM and plan a draft itinerary in advance to avoid driving back and forth through the heavy Bangalore traffic. Your driver speaks basic English and will be happy to help you with some local tips and itinerary.

Bangalore: Private Full Day Sightseeing Tour

3. Bangalore: Private Full Day Sightseeing Tour

Benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off and a comfortable air-conditioned car that will take you from one place to the next. Visit the temples, palaces and gardens of Bengaluru for a better understanding of the city's past and present. Make a pleasant start to your day by visiting one of the largest ISCKON temples in the world, revered by Hare Krishna followers. Proceed to Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, an elegant complex built for the former ruler of Mysore. Get an insight into the life of a man revered in India for fighting against British rule. A combination of Indo-Islamic architecture is visible here, with teak wood arches, pillars and balconies. Take a pleasant walk through the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, spread over 240 acres in the middle of the city. Home to several ornamental plants and centuries-old trees, take a relaxing break from your sightseeing here. Enjoy a local, vegetarian South Indian meal for lunch. Your tour will then take you to the Bangalore Palace to explore the sprawling grounds and royal facades. Entrance here is optional, and you can purchase your ticket directly at the site. Admire the High Court, and the seat of the state legislature at Vidhana Soudha from the outside. End with a look at the historic Bull Temple (Nandhi Temple), which holds great significance for devotees of Lord Shiva.

Private Full Day Bangalore City Tour

4. Private Full Day Bangalore City Tour

Begin your 8-hour tour with a stop at the ISKCON Temple, a blend of tradition and modernity. Continue to the Tipu Sultan Fort and Palace. The two-story palace was built entirely of teakwood. Head to the Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and admire the glass house built to commemorate the visit of the Prince of Wales. Have lunch at a local restaurant (at your own expense) before visiting Bangalore Palace. Afterwards, visit the Bull Temple, a fine example of Dravidian-style architecture. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu demi-god Nandi, who was an attendant of Shiva. Finally you’ll visit Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple that houses a unique image of Agni, the God of Fire.

Walk on Tales of Bangalore (2 hours guided walking tour)

5. Walk on Tales of Bangalore (2 hours guided walking tour)

1. St.Lukes Church, Chamrajpet, Bengaluru 2. Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Bengaluru 3. Tipu Sultan's Armoury, Bengaluru 4. Kote Venkataramana Swamy Temple, Bengaluru 5. Bangalore Fort

Bangalore: Private Full-Day City Tour w/ Lunch

6. Bangalore: Private Full-Day City Tour w/ Lunch

In the morning after breakfast, you will be picked up between 8:30 – 9:00am, a chauffeur and guide will pick you up from the hotel for Bangalore sightseeing. With its beautiful gardens, boulevards, wonderful cinema and shopping complexes, the city is full of life and vigor. Start your tour by visiting the ISKCON temple which offers a truly commendable experience to visitors and devotees from a spiritual and architectural perspective. A happy blend of tradition and modernity, the temple is built in a neo-classical style. Later, proceed to the Tipu's Palace which has now been converted into a museum. The two-storied palace is entirely built of teakwood with exquisitely carved pillars, arches and balconies.  Afterwards, move on to visit the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens which houses over 1000 species of plants. You will also find a glass house inspired by the Crystal Palace of England which was built to commemorate the visit of Prince of Wales. After Lalbagh, enjoy lunch at Local Restaurant and then drive to Bangalore Palace. Bangalore Palace was built by Rev. Garrett, who was the first principal of the Central High School in Bangalore, now known as Central College. This tour only includes the outside view of Bangalore Palace. You will also drive past through High court, Cubbon Park & Vidhan Sabha to take a look at this magnificent building. Vidhan Sabha houses the legislative chambers of the state government and presently accommodates around twenty-two departments approximately. Later, visit the old Bull Temple and Gavi Gangadhareshwara. Bull temple is dedicated to a sacred Hindu demi-god, Nandi who is a close devotee and attendant of Shiva and is a fine example of Dravidian-style architecture. Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was cut out from rocks in the 9th century but later renovated by Kempe Gowda. It houses a unique image of Agni, the God of Fire, probably the only one of its type in all of South India. After visiting the temples, you will be driven back to the hotel/ your residence. Tour order can be changed based on your hotel location.

Touristic Highlights of Bangalore (Tour with food tasting)

7. Touristic Highlights of Bangalore (Tour with food tasting)

Experience Bangalore's charm with our Guided Sightseeing Tour coupled with delightful Food Tasting! Explore the city's prominent landmarks like the magnificent Bangalore Palace, where the regal heritage of the Wodeyar dynasty comes alive. Wander through the serene beauty of Cubbon Park, a lush expanse steeped in history, adorned with architectural marvels, and offering a tranquil respite from the city buzz. As you traverse these iconic spots, indulge in a culinary adventure sampling local flavors. Taste the authentic street food delights at bustling marketplaces, savor traditional snacks at renowned eateries, and experience the rich tapestry of Bangalore's diverse cuisine. Highlights of the Tour: Bangalore Palace: A regal spectacle showcasing opulent architecture and royal grandeur. Cubbon Park: Explore serene landscapes and historical monuments within this green oasis. Food Tasting: Dive into the city's culinary scene, sampling delectable local dishes at various stops.

Bangalore: Full-Day Historical Guided Tour

8. Bangalore: Full-Day Historical Guided Tour

After hotel pick-up, stop at the ISKCON temple, a religious place known for its beautiful paintings and Vedic exhibitions. Do not forget to check out the artificial waterfall while you are here. Move on to the Tipu Sultan Palace to see the Indo-Islamic architecture, the famous painting of Tipu Sultan, and learn the history of the palace. Visit the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens to see 1000 species of trees, plants, and flowers, and the beautiful glasshouse, inspired by the Crystal Palace of England. Savor lunch at a local restaurant before your visit to Bangalore Palace, a Tudor-style architectural marvel, known for its graceful interior work. Check out the High Court, Cubbon Park, and the Vidha Sabha. See the highly popular Bull Temple dedicated to Nandi, believed to be a vahana (vehicle) of Lord Shiva, carved from a single rock. Visit the Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple, a religious place dedicated to Lord Shiva, before you head back to your hotel.

Bangalore: Full-Day Private City Tour w/ Pickup

9. Bangalore: Full-Day Private City Tour w/ Pickup

Get picked up at your hotel in Bangalore and set off on your tour in an air-conditioned car. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the city as you explore its temples, palaces, and gardens. Begin your day with a visit to one of the largest ISKCON temples globally, cherished by Hare Krishna followers. Continue your journey to Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, an architectural marvel that features a blend of Indo-Islamic styles. Delve into the life of Tipu Sultan, a revered figure in Indian history for his resistance against British colonialism. Admire the intricate teak wood arches, pillars, and balconies. Next, stroll through the serene expanse of Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, spanning 240 acres within the heart of the city. Discover a diverse collection of ornamental plants and ancient trees. For lunch, indulge in a delectable vegetarian South Indian meal. Afterward, experience the grandeur of Bangalore Palace, where you can opt to explore the expansive grounds and majestic architecture (entry not included). Marvel at the imposing structures of the High Court and Vidhana Soudha, the seat of the state legislature, from the outside. Conclude your tour with a visit to the historic Bull Temple, a revered site for devotees of Lord Shiva, steeped in cultural significance and architectural splendor. Gert dropped off back at your hotel at the end of the tour.

Bengaluru Unveiled: A Journey through the Garden City

10. Bengaluru Unveiled: A Journey through the Garden City

Commence your day trip with your pick up by a private vehicle from your hotel, railway station, or airport in Bangalore, for your convenience. ISKCON Temple: Initiate your temple visitation with a visit to the grand ISKCON Temple, situated in the vicinity of Rajajinagar. Sacred to Lord Krishna, this temple is widely recognized for its splendid architectural design, dynamic spiritual ambiance, and cultural displays. Join your guide as you explore the sacred atmosphere of this esteemed location. Cubbon Park: Proceed to Cubbon Park, an urban sanctuary tucked away in the central region of the city. Enjoy a tranquil meander amid the verdant vegetation, observing the vibrant blossoms and picturesque ambiance. Proceed with an excursion to Vidhana Soudha, the legislative capital of the state of Karnataka. Become enthralled by the magnificent Neo-Dravidian structure's architectural prowess while gaining knowledge of its historical import. Bangalore Palace: An architectural marvel modeled after England's Windsor Castle, Bangalore Palace features opulent interiors and verdant gardens that invite exploration. Captivate oneself with the regal heritage of the city through the observation of antique artifacts and exquisite furnishings. Navigate towards the Bull Temple, which is alternatively referred to as the Nandi Temple, situated in Basavanagudi. Admire the colossal monolithic statue of Nandi, the venerated bull of Lord Shiva, while strolling aimlessly through the ancient temple complex. Visit the revered Lord Shiva-dedicated Sri Someshwara Temple in Ulsoor, which is a site of historical significance. Discern the elaborately sculpted gopurams and pillars of this temple that is several centuries old, delving into its profound spiritual atmosphere. In order to culminate your cultural exploration, pay a visit to Bangalore Fort, also referred to as Tipu Sultan’s Palace. Explore the diverse buildings and structures situated on the premises of the imposing structure, which includes the Summer Palace and Audience Hall. Conclude your excursion with a serene meander through the expansive Lalbagh Botanical Garden, a verdant sanctuary situated in the urban core. Before saying your guide farewell, visit the renowned glass house and admire the varied vegetation. Commercial Street: One of the most renowned retail districts in Bangalore, Commercial Street is a must-see for those interested in shopping. Peruse an extensive assortment of retail establishments specializing in apparel, accessories, electronics, and mementos while taking in the lively atmosphere of this teeming marketplace. Your enlightening day trip, which was filled with architectural marvels and cultural immersion, will conclude with your return to your hotel or the railway station/airport in Bangalore.

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I had a fantastic day with my guide, Divakar. This was my last day in India, having traveled for 10 days. The temples were beautiful and Divakar guided me through the many traditions and rituals which make Hinduism so rich. The botanical gardens were beautiful and the trip was rounded off with a visit to a busy local restaurant, where I got to experience eating with my hands from a banana leaf. The queues for the restaurant were big, but we were able to skip the line - bonus! This was a lovely way to immerse yourself in local culture and experience some special sights, tastes and sounds.

I had a wonderful and lovely experience. My tour guide, Diwakar is knowledgeable with the information he provided, it was very helpful and informative for a first timer in India like me. He has a wonderful personality, nice and patient, it made the whole experience even more pleasant and enjoyable.

Was quite amazing. Good talk with Vignesh, he explained things very well. 8h gave enough time to see all places, also including shopping. Nice spicy meal in between.

The Tour was amazing. I experienced multiple sights in Bengaluru. The travel was also very comfortable.

This tour is great overview of the city and its history. The delicious lunch was a fun experience too.