Get an up close look at the beauty of Bangalore City on this full-day private tour that includes stops at Bangalore Palace and Vidhana Soudha. Visit Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, where lush gardens and colorful plants provide the perfect urban oasis. Then make your way to Vidhana Soudha—a stately government building located on the edge of Cubbon Park, before stopping to admire the splendor of Bangalor Palace and Tipu Sultan’s Palace. Your expert guide will provide insight into the historic Bangalore Fort and you’ll enjoy private air-conditioned transport (with an option to upgrade to include lunch) to all of the sites. 

Highlights

  • Private full-day tour of Bangalore
  • Discover more than 1,000 plant species at the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, aka Bangalore’s 'Garden City'
  • Tour the granite building of Vidhana Soudha, home to the state legislature
  • Explore the history and architecture of Bangalore Palace with a private guide
  • Admire the teakwood carvings on Tipu Sultan's Palace
  • Enjoy complimentary lunch at a local restaurant (if upgrade selected)
  • Private round-trip transport and bottled water included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If time permits, see the Vidhana Soudha Legislative Building lit up in the evening. The image provides a striking contrast to Bangalore Palace's greener, more natural setting.

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Bangalore City Tour Including Bangalore Palace and Vidhana Soudha

Private Tour: Full-Day Bangalore City Sightseeing Including Bangalore Palace and Vidhana Soudha

Your friendly, English-speaking guide will meet you in the hotel lobby for a full-day private tour of Bangalore City. Make stops at some of the most iconic landmarks, including palaces and gardens. Specific itineraries are dependant on traffic conditions, individual interests and hotel location. 

Make a stop at Lalbagh Botanical Gardens with your professional guide and learn about how these stunning landscapes were designed by Hyder Ali, before later being renovated by his son, Tipu Sultan. Wander through displays of tropical plants, hanging gardens and 
colorful blooms as your guide explains some of the 1,000 species that were imported here. 

After the gardens, make your way to Vidhana Soudha, where the state legislature and secretariat are housed.  The granite structure is located on the northern edge of Cubbon Park and showcases neo-Dravidian architectural style. Learn about the political and 
historical significance of this landmark as you take a closer look at the sandalwood door and cabinet room with your guide. 

Enjoy lunch (at your own expense or purchased, depending on your selected option) and then head to the city center to see Bangalore Fort. Built from mud brinks in the 1500s by Kempe Gowda, the founder of this great city, it was later rebuilt and expanded by Hyder 
Ali and Tipu Sultan. Your private tour of this impressive fort showcases the Islamic and Hindu influences. Stop in the courtyard, where devotees of Hindu pay homage to Lord Ganesh as you listen to stories about the fort’s history and significance in British 
resistance. 

Head to Tipu Sultan’s Palace and marvel at the two-story teakwood palace that was built in the late 1700s. This summer retreat resembles the Daria Daulat Palace in Srirangapatanam, with impressive pillars, beautiful balconies and stunning archways. 
Stop in the palace museum, where your guide will explain the traditional royal clothing and jewels that are on display. 

Finally, explore the Gothic windows, turrest and foiled windows of the imposing Bangalore Palace. Built by a Wodeyar king in the European Tudor style, this landmark is a true architectural wonder. Your guide will highlight the floral motifs, cornices and paintings that decorate the walls before you head to the Bangalore Palace gallery to check out galleries of photographs and hand-carved objects before returning to your hotel with your guide.

Customer Reviews

Stephanie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Wonderful glimpse of the city. Our drive , Nagesh was pleasant and capable. Our tour guide, Vinay, was knowledgeable and informative. Enjoyed the botanical gardens, Tipu Sultan's palace, Bangalore Fort and Bangalore Palace. It was a government holiday, so we were only able to view the Vidhana Soudha building from outside. Instead we stopped at Bull Temple and a silk shop. Great day, I would highly recommend this tour.

SANA A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

It was interesting to see this city and the tour was excellent

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