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Bangalore: Walking Tour of Fort, Palaces, and Market

Bangalore: Walking Tour of Fort, Palaces, and Market

Meet your guide at the meeting point at the designated time. Dive straight into the history of the city as you navigate the streets. The bustling market areas with narrow streets are bursting with stories that reflect the real soul of Bangalore. Depending on the starting time of the tour, have an indulgent breakfast or snack of the locals' favourite Masala Dosa and South Indian Filter Coffee. With a true Bangalorean as your guide, navigate the older parts of the city as you learn about its origins, including the fascinating history of the Mysore rulers and the British. Explore some of Bangalore's oldest neighbourhoods. Enjoy delicious snacks for a memorable day to an area often ignored by other travellers. Proceed to KR Market, which is the largest flower market in Asia! Walk through the busy market as you take in the smells and sights of colourful flowers and fresh produce. Next, head to the ruins of the Bangalore Fort, built in the 1700's and listen to the glory days of the South rulers with references to old photographs and sketches. Our final stop will be outside the Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan. Marvel at the teak wood columns and the influence of the Indo-Islamic culture on the frescoes. At the end of the memorable walking tour of Old Bangalore, your guide will assist you with booking a taxi or finding public transport for you to head back.

Bangalore: Private Car Hire and Driver with Flexible Options

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

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.

Half-Day Cultural Tour of Bangalore

Half-Day Cultural Tour of Bangalore

Start you journey with hotel pick-up at around 9:00 in the morning as your guide and chauffeur awaits you. From here head to the neo-classical styled Iskcon temple. You'll stay here for 30 minutes after which you continue to the ornate teak-covered Tipu Sultan’s Palace. This historic two-story royal home was recently converted into museum, offering unique insight into Bangalore history. Stay here for 40 minutes. Visit the lush Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens, a facility that houses more than 1,000 unique floras. Your stay of time over here would be around 45 minutes as later you proceed to enjoy a local south Indian lunch. After lunch, admire the beauty of city’s Bangalore palace from outside. Before the tour ends, visit the Bull temple built in the Dravidian style into the surrounding rocks. After this your tour ends with hotel drop-off you are free to explore the city at your own.

Bengaluru through it's market - the "Pete" Walk

Bengaluru through it's market - the "Pete" Walk

The heart of Bengaluru lies in its markets, locally called “Pete”, this is where the locals come each morning to ferret out the freshest vegetables, spices, silks or maybe even plan a wedding. These are the epicenter of business for local and migrant traders in the city. We’ll walk around the many markets that dot the old quarters and take breaks to fuel up on delicious local treats. This half-day walking tour will give you a new perspective into Bengaluru’s many flavors and photo opportunities are unrivalled.

Bengaluru: Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace Tuk Tuk with Brunch

Bengaluru: Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace Tuk Tuk with Brunch

Riding in a tuk tuk is a unique experience in itself. Weave your way through the hustle and bustle of the city as we take you on a memorable tuk tuk journey exploring the cultural diversity of Bengaluru. It’s going to be quite like a local breakfast dish called “chow chow bhath” (we’ll teach you how to pronounce it) which includes a sweet dish and a savory one, eaten together to get the best of both worlds in one go!

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.

Bengaluru Unveiled: A Journey through the Garden City

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.

From Bangalore: Mysore guided day tour with transfers

From Bangalore: Mysore guided day tour with transfers

The tour starts with a pick up and drive to Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace. Back in the 1700s, this palace used to be the summer residence of the Mysorean ruler, Tipu Sultan. Hear about Tipu Sultan and his rebellion against the British regime from your guide. Notice the Indo-Islamic architecture from up close before moving on to your next destination i.e. Mysore Palace. The Mysore Palace is the official residence of the Wadiyar dynasty in present times. This palace is a mix of Indian and Saracenic design. From the royal wedding hall to the museum, your guide will show you everywhere around the publicly open palace. Next up, you will stop by Chamundeshwari Temple. It is believed that Goddess Durga, a fierce form of Shakti, slayed demon king Mahishasura on this temple's spot. After seeking blessings at the temple, you will be served lunch on a traditional banana leaf. Then for the last part, you will see St. Philomena's Cathedral which is a remarkable gothic-style Catholic church built by the old Wadiyar king. You will be sent back to your hotel as the tour ends.

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Deepti was an excellent guide as we explored the old city centre of Bangalore. She explained the history , culture and food and traditions to us as we went. We had an amazing lunch at a place we would never have found ourselves . We only had a few hours in Bangalore and this tour along with Deepti’s expert knowledge meant we used what little time we had to great use exploring and seeing as much as we did. We really enjoyed all aspects of the tour. Thank you!

This tour was amazing. The level of information given was fantastic and taught us all about the beautiful city of Bengaluru. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to explore Bengaluru and learn about the history of the city.

Absolutely loved walking through the markets, fort and to the summer palace with Deepti. Dosa and Coffee break was divine and the sights and history great to see and listen to. really informative. Really recommended.

What a fantastic experience, highly reccomend. Tour guide was super knowledgeable and went out of her way to give me such a wonderful experience.

I really enjoyed it!!! The guide was super friendly and knowledgeable! Great tour!