Bangalore Palace (Bengaluru Palace) Tours

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Among the most stunning landmarks in the city, Bangalore Palace is one of many homes of the Wadiyar family, who ruled much of South India for centuries. Portions of this palace have been open to the public since 2005, though one of the Wadiyars still lives in a private wing of the gargantuan structure to this day.
 
The Basics
Spread out on more than 450 acres (182 hectares), including a large landscaped garden, this huge palace complex is one of the most popular attractions in Bangalore and a frequent stop on cultural tours. It features an impressive mix of Tudor, Gothic, Victorian, and neoclassical architectural elements.
 
Visitors are allowed access to a large part of the palace, including gloriously decorated bedrooms, royal halls, and a ballroom. It also houses one of Bangalore's first elevators, which is operated by hand.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • An audio tour is included with admission.
  • Travelers must pay extra if they want to use their cameras.
  • A visit to Bangalore Palace is an excellent choice for history buffs and architecture lovers.
  • Wheelchair users might find it challenging to get around the palace.
 
How to Get There
Bangalore Palace is located on the Palace Grounds, off Jayamahal Road in the Vasanth Nagar area, about a 20-minute walk from the Bangalore Cantonment railway station. Getting to Cubbon Park takes around 15 to 20 minutes by taxi or auto rickshaw, traffic permitting, while Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace and Bangalore Fort take about a half-hour to reach by car.
 
When to Get There
Bangalore Palace is a year-round destination, though it’s partially outside so weather might be a consideration for some visitors. Bangalore’s climate is pleasant throughout the year, with mild winters and slightly cooler summers than many parts of the subcontinent. The monsoon rains that start in early June and continue through August or September can make getting around a bit of a soggy experience, while October through March tend to be cooler and drier.
 
Concerts at the Palace
For many years, the palace grounds doubled as a concert venue, with huge international acts, such as Elton John, The Prodigy, Guns N' Roses, Metallica, and even the Rolling Stones, performing here. However, the grounds stopped hosting concerts in 2012 due to legal issues, leaving the city without a venue capable of hosting huge crowds. Whether the palace will eventually open up again for concerts or not remains unclear.
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Private Tour: Palaces of Bangalore

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.
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8-Hour Custom Private Tour of Bengaluru

Go on a whirlwind visit of Bangalore's top sights or slow things down and spend time at just a few favorites with this eight-hour customizable tour. You'll have access to an air-conditioned car with a driver for eight hours along with a private guide who can help you figure out your perfect itinerary.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Experiential Culture Tour of Bangalore

Uncover the true essence of Bangalore on an experience-based small-group tour. Ditch the guidebook and discover the Bangalore known to the locals; experiencing markets, secret temples, slum projects, scrapyards, craft workshops, and more. Explore hidden alleyways, try pottery-making, and meet locals at a café. Your itinerary is fluid, evolving on route around your group’s wishes. Choose a 4-hour tour with breakfast (own expense), or an 8-hour tour with lunch (own expense).
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Rich Culture of Bangalore Day Tour

Get plugged into Bangalore, India’s Silicon Valley, during this 7-hour cultural- and historical-themed sightseeing trip. Discover the colonial past in this ‘city of the future’ as you explore a range of temples, museums, lush botanical gardens, public parks and government headquarters. As you wander through this unique Indian metropolis, you’re sure to get an unexpected glimpse into one of the subcontinent’s most fascinating destinations. All entrance fees, plus a driver-guide, buffet lunch, and round-trip hotel transport are covered.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Private Full-Day City Tour of Bangalore

Explore the highlights of Bangalore with your own private guide on a full-day tour of top attractions including ISKCON Temple. You'll also take in the Tudor-style architecture of Bangalore Palace, see the tucked away remnants of Tipu Sultan Fort and Palace, stroll the lush grounds of Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and visit the rock-cut caves of Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple. Learn about the history of Bangalore from your guide as you travel in your own private vehicle on a tour that includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Tour: Bangalore City Tour Including Bangalore Palace and Vidhana Soudha

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.
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Bangalore Day Tour

Bangalore is an amazing tourist destination of India. It has magnificently elegant parks, adorned with a tangle of flowering trees. Often known as the ‘Silicon Valley’ of India, Bangalore is a hub of IT sector, housing the highest deliberation of IT companies and software industry in the country. There is Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, in Bangalore an example of Indo-Islamic architecture and was the summer residence of the Mysorean ruler Tipu Sultan. Hyder Ali commenced its construction within the walls of the Bangalore Fort, and it was completed during the reign of Tipu Sultan in 1791. Bengaluru is the capital of the Indian state Karnataka. The city was known as the "Garden City of India"
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