Fast-paced Bengaluru, also still known as Bangalore, blends traditional life with a contemporary identity. In this bustling capital of Indian’s Karnataka state, you’ll find history museums and modern art galleries and centuries-old temples vying for space with new office blocks and traditional bazaars.
This is India’s third-biggest city, where locals speak English as well as their official language Kannada. It’s well-served by the country’s extensive bus and train network and the international airport is 25 miles (40 kilometers) from the city center.
Get around by using low-cost taxis, auto-rickshaws and the metro. The city boasts one of India’s most appealing climates, which makes exploring on foot an option. April is the hottest month; June to October is the monsoon season.
Bengaluru’s architecture showcases the city’s heritage. Marvel at the Tudor-style Bengaluru Palace, built in 1887. Visit the opulent ISKCON Temple and watch movies about the Hare Krishna movement. Admire the Dravidian-style Bull Temple, built in the 16th-century and often the setting for wedding processions. Spot the giant elephant statue at the Dodda Ganesha Temple.
See ancient coins and archaeological relics at the Government Museum. Some of the museum’s artifacts date back 5,000 years.
Find work by national artists, including Raja Ravi Varma, at the National Gallery of Modern Art. Learn about India’s aeronautical history at the Hal Aerospace Museum. Enjoy interactive exhibits at the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum.
The Garden City got its nickname from its many green spaces, most notably central Cubbon Park. Find one of India’s biggest collections of tropical plants at Lalbagh Botanical Gardens. Join a safari at Bannerghatta National Park and spot a deer, bear or bison.
Rise early and visit City Market to let the flower, spice and fruit stands awaken your senses. Experience the organized chaos of Gandhi Bazaar, with spices, jewelry, fabrics and electronics everywhere. Finish your day in the Shanthala Nagar area, where traditional teahouses and restaurants have the same appeal as Westernized bars and cafés.
Shopping, Skyscrapers and Cafes
Bangalore Palace is a well-known landmark worth seeing in Bengaluru. While in this culturally-rich area, find time to visit its shops.
ISKCON Temple is a well-known landmark worth seeing in Bengaluru. While in the area, you can find time to visit its spas.
After visiting Vidhana Soudha, make a plan to see the other sights and activities in Bengaluru. While in this culturally-rich area, find time to visit its shops.
Your tour starts with a pick up from the hotel. You will be driven towards the Bannerghatta Biological Park, which was founded in 2002as a biological reserve. It is one of the most sought after destinations and wildlife attractions near Bangalore.
Day 01: Pickup from Bangalore airport / hotels and drive to Nagarhole kabini (240 kilometers away)- In the noon, arrive at your hotel Day 02: In the morning, enjoy a jungle safari in forest vehicle for animal viewing.
DAY 01 BANGALORE On arrival to Bangalore pick up from Bangalore Airport or Railway Station and transfer to Hotel for fresh-up.
Discover the vibrant traditional heart of Bangalore that still beats inside the heart of the city, which at present is a thriving, modern, cosmopolitan capital of the state. This tour will unfold the ancient glory of the city, and let you learn fascinating stories of the past and understand the city like a true Bangalorean.
Explore the villages, hills and grape vines on Nandi hills day tour in the rural Karnataka far away from Bangalore 100 percent guaranteed Pickup by Navigers rep from city center hotel.
Early morning around 6.30 am, the chauffeur and guide will pick you up from your hotel for the tour. During this trip you will visit the Hoysala period temples of Belur, Halebeedu and witness Asia’s tallest monolithic stone statue of Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola, which is a prominent Jain pilgrimage center.