Tour code: 5832BLRHDPAL
Experience the grandeur of regal Bangalore as you visit its magnificent palaces and forts on this 5-hour tour. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide as you walk the ramparts of Bangalore Fort and learn its fascinating history. Next, tour the 18th-century Tipu Sultan's Palace, once the sultan’s lavish summer residence, then marvel over the Tudor-style architecture of Bangalore Palace. This private tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off.

Highlights

  • Private half-day tour of Bangalore palaces and fort
  • Meander through Tipu Sultan's Palace and view royal garments on display
  • Visit the Tudor-style Bangalore Palace and explore Bangalore Fort
  • Hear interesting historical commentary from your expert guide
  • Private round-trip transport and bottled water included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Your guide is committed to minimizing our carbon footprint. For every tour, they pay a fee out of pocket to offset the carbon emissions created by the transportation used on this tour. Those funds go to organizations working toward a greener future.

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Palaces of Bangalore

Private Tour: Bangalore Half-Day at the Palaces

After hotel pickup by private vehicle, your knowledgeable guide will transport you to Bangalore Fort, located opposite the city market in Bangalore. Initially constructed by Kempe Gowda – Bangalore’s founder – in 1537, the fort was rebuilt and expanded by Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan, the emperor of Mysore, in the 18th century.
As you privately tour Bangalore Fort with your guide, hear anecdotes about its historical role in the sultan’s resistance to British rule. Admire the Islamic style of the gate's intricately carved arches, and glimpse the well-preserved 16th-century Ganapathi Temple within its courtyard, where Hindu devotees pay homage to Lord Ganesh.
Visit Tipu Sultan's Palace, a two-story teakwood palace completed in 1791 by the sultan as a summer retreat. Adorned with pillars, arches and balconies, it resembles the Daria Daulat Palace in Srirangapatanam. In the palace museum, marvel at the clothing and crown of Tipu Sultan as well as silver vessels given by a general to Hyder Ali.
Your guide will accompany you to Bangalore Palace, built by a Wodeyar king in the Tudor style. Ogle Gothic windows, foiled windows, battlements and turrets. Walk through picturesque gardens leading to the main entrance, and view exquisite floral motifs, cornices and relief paintings that decorate the elegant palace walls and ceilings. Then, head to the Bangalore Palace gallery to see historical photos and elegant carvings on display before your guide delivers you back to your Bangalore hotel.

Customer Reviews

Yogesh J USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent tour if you are in Bangalore for a short time. In just a few hours, we were able to see some interesting palaces, gardens, markets and forts. We also enjoyed driving through the city with an excellent commentary from the guide. We learned a lot about the history of the city as well as its current growth and progress as the Silicon valley of India.

Carlisle H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Great tour, especially if you're pressed for time. A leisurely ~4-5 hours with knowledgeable tour guides.

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