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Private Full Day Bangalore City Tour

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.

Bangalore: Basavanagudi Walking Tour with Bull Temple

Bangalore: Basavanagudi Walking Tour with Bull Temple

On this private walking tour, explore the rich history and culture of Bangalore’s Basavanagudi neighborhood. After meeting your guide at Vidyarthi Bhavan, one of the best local restaurants in the area, enjoy some coffee, snacks, or breakfast. Afterwards, head into the Gandhi Bazaar to explore a variety of shops, stalls, and local purveyors selling bountiful arrays of produce and fresh flowers. Next, you’ll head to the Bull Temple, a 16th-century Hindu temple featuring a monolithic statue of a bull and an elaborate collection of statues studding the pyramidal temple. Afterwards, you’ll head to the 10th-century Gavi Gangadeshwara Temple, located within a cave, to uncover the mysteries held within.  You’ll end your tour by walking through the oldest section of the neighborhood, glimpsing structures dating back 100 years and meeting locals who define the neighborhood’s culture.

Bangalore: Private Full-Day City Tour w/ Lunch

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.

Bangalore: Full-Day Historical Guided Tour

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.

Good Morning Bengaluru

Good Morning Bengaluru

Wake up with Bengaluru and explore the city’s residential quarters and old alleys. At this early hour the city bears its soul and is a peaceful symphony, with its residents prepping for a day of hustle. Ride with us through the city, and witness traditions and old school routines of starting the day. Learn how the locals get their milk delivered, how they begin their morning routine visiting ancient temples, frequented by the locals and even stop by for some delicious Bengaluru breakfast that is raved about. This is the calm before the storm and its best experienced with a cheery “Good Morning, Bengaluru”. On this trail, we introduce you to “Ben-da-kaal-ooru” our city of Boiled Beans before it became Bangalore and now Bengaluru. Come relive the city’s history while you feast on scrumptious breakfast in old quaint joints that have been legendary and significant to the city of Bengaluru.

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Thank you for this tour! What an amazing way to experience a little bit of the history, culture, and character, of this fantastic city, couple of its neighborhoods, and also two of its beautiful and historic temples. Navitha was a fantastic host and guide for my tour and I thoroughly enjoyed the time and conversation with her. From the time spent with her for a quick bite at the historic Vidyarthi Bhavan - which was delicious - to the amazing and informative background and perspectives she offered as we strolled through that part of the city and then on to two temples, I learned a great deal about this community and its rich heritage as well as some general knowledge about India as a whole. I would highly recommend this tour, this tour agency, and Navitha in particular! John Sneed, USA, Tennessee

Hi Sri, I would like to thank you once again for your profesional services and very interesting and insightfull Bangalore city tour. During more than 8 hours spent together I had a chance with you and professional driver to explore the city with it’s monuments, religious places and parks. You are passionate tour guide and very pleasant companion as well. I wish you lot of success in your private life and professional carrier as well.

Wow! What a great way to spend a Sunday morning in Bangalore. Our guide was very knowledgeable and kind and even spent extra time with us to tell us about Hinduism. In addition to the temples and market tout, it was great to visit the inside of someone's home, try amazing dosas and coffee and get shopping tips. I would highly recommend this tour!

Peter was the best guide we had so far. Thank you and stay healthy. BR, Caro & Flo

Very interesting! Super nice tour guide, can highly recommend it!