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Bangalore Palace (Bengaluru Palace)

The Bangalore Palace is one of the city’s best-known landmarks and one of the former homes of the royal family of Mysore. Five generations of the Wadiyar family had ruled over a large part of South India for over 500 years during the powerful Mysore ... 

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David

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Fantastic guide in a beautiful city filled with energy and culture. The gardens were a pleasant surprise.

Doing what: Private Tour: Palaces of Bangalore

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.

Doing what: Private Tour: Palaces of Bangalore

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.

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

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.

Doing what: Private Tour: Palaces of Bangalore

SANA A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

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

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

David E

3 star rating: Worth doing
January 2017

General comment about Bangalore that has nothing to do with this specific tour - traffic in Bangalore is bad! Think big city rush hour all day. As a result, 2 hours of this particular tour were in the car Note - tour was advertised as 5 hours but we were done in 4. This is not the tour operator's fault, it's the nature of Bangalore. Taking the tour on a Sunday morning would minimize the impact of traffic. I took this trip as an individual, and for a single person I thought the tour was overpriced for what I got in return. The prices shown on Viator's main page are From and you can only get those costs if there are multiple people in your tour group. If you have 3 or 4 people in your group this trip may be worth it. The operator was very good about email follow-up confirming hotel pickup and the driver picked me up from the hotel on time. We drove for an hour to pick up the guide. She was pretty knowledgeable and I think someone more extroverted than me would have benefited more by asking her lots more questions. After the last stop, we dropped the guide off and spent another hour getting back to the hotel. The first stop was the Karnataka stake government office building, and the high court opposite. This stop comprised of stopping by the side of the road, stepping out onto the sidewalk, getting a brief history lesson, taking a couple of photos and getting back in the car again. The next stop was the Lalbagh Gardens - these are large botanical gardens which we took a walk through this is subjective but not the best botanical gardens I've seen. If you do the tour around Republic Day in January, there is a special flower show that is interesting. The next stop was Tipu's Summer Palace. Interesting architecture but relatively small and so you see everything in about 30 minutes. The last stop was Bangalore Palace. Lots of photos and interesting things to see but still done in less than 45 minutes. Only a portion is available to see as the current Queen still lives in the rest of the Palace.

Doing what: Private Tour: Palaces of Bangalore

PING SENG T

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
May 2016

This is a very lousy tour.. Pick up at 9 am and drop off at 3pm.. Tipu Sultan Palace and Lalbagh Garden got nothing to see.. Sri Bull Temple still fine, something special.. No visit to Bangalore Palace and Vidhana Soudha, just drive through and pass by, view from the car.. It cost me 102 Pound equivalent to 10K rupees.. I can did it myself less than 1/4 of the amount.. Feeling being cheated, Poor !!

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

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