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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.

Highlights

  • Discover historic Bangalore during a sightseeing tour
  • See a different side of this tech hub by visiting its temples, botanical gardens and palaces
  • Feel like a king during stops at two of Bangalore's royal palaces
  • Learn about Indian spirituality at the Bull Temple and ISKCON temple
  • Great way to experience the cultural side of this business and technology hub

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What You Can Expect

Rich Culture of Bangalore Day Tour

Lalbagh Garden

Take a peek inside the historic city that’s poised to be the technology capital of the future during this 7-hour day tour of Bangalore. Think this tech-minded Indian city is all about computers? Your exploration of its rich range of colonial sites, ornate temples and fascinating landmarks is sure to delight.

Start your trip in the morning with a pickup from your Bangalore hotel. From there you’ll head to the neo-classical styled ISKCON temple before continuing on to the ornate teak-covered Tipu Sultan’s Palace. This historic two-story royal home was recently converted into museum, offering unique insight into Bangalore history.

Contrast your trip back in time by admiring the lush Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, facility that houses more than 1,000 unique flora. An on-site Crystal Palace, modeled the famous English structure, was built to celebrate a visit by the Prince of Wales. After digging into a tasty buffet lunch, you’ll discover the city’s iconic Bangalore Palace. While government rules prevent you from entering inside, the exterior itself is worth a look.

Proceed next to the area where many of Bangalore’s government buildings reside, taking a look at the Vidhan Sabha, (Legislative Assembly) High Court and Cubbon Park. Finish your day by learning about Hindu deities at the Bull Temple, an elaborate religious site built in the Dravidian style into the surrounding rocks. You’ll receive a drop-off back at your hotel at the end of the day.

Customer Reviews

Russel T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour. Both our driver and tour guide were fantastic. The guide took the time to get to know us and find out what we hoped to experience and took great effort to show us aspects of Bangalore that were insightful, fun, and rewarding. He also helped us find some great souvenirs for our kids back home. Very happy with the tour and experience.

Gina B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Outstanding tour, with driver and guide. My guide was fantastic, so knowledgeable, great discussions and point of views on all aspects of the Bangalore history, spiritualism, culture and lifestyle of the people. He was sincere and filled with so much information, I think he should write a book. Both my guide and driver were courteous, and respectful and I felt comfortable the minute I entered the car. Unfortunately I do not remember my guides name, but i fully recommend him for any one looking for a day filled with historical and spiritual knowledge.

George H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Picked up at hotel on time. The half day tour was good introduction to Bangalore. The guide, Raghu was very knowledgeable and friendly. We visited a number of temples and palaces. He explained what was acceptable, such as dress codes and footwear for various temples you can keep on our socks but the floors may be wet. He also advised me to make small financial donations 100 rupees to be placed on the plate offered by the temple staff as a matter of curtsey to them. Raghu allows me as much time as I wanted at each venue plus as a solo traveler he offered to take my photo at various sites there were quite a few. The driver, Mohan, waited patiently at every stop until we returned. As for the pre-paid lunch stop, the timing was agreed between the three of us, which was fine by me. I was taken to the New Krishna Bhavan restaurant in Bangalore. Raghu asked if I had a preference for any particular type of food vegetarian, spicy, non-Indian. There appeared to be two areas to this restaurant one for the a la carte menu and the other area which was half full. Rughu explained the menu and the tastes, thus I chose, a mild pea aloo curry with Roti bread followed by blackcurrant ice-cream. I have to admit that I nodal food is not my favourite but this meal was delicious probably because it was authentic rather that modified for Europeans. I ate about half the curry as I wasn't that hungry at the time, so Raghu asked if I would like to take the rest back to my hotel to eat later he even got two extra Roti bread to go with it. The lunch was officially the end of the tour but the guide knew I needed to go to an ATM machine, we tried four from different banks but none would accept my Visa card the travel agent at the hotel sorted out the payment for the locally booked tours for me. As a solo traveler, I'd recommend this tour even though it's a bit pricier than the similar locally run tours. It does include a guide, driver and lunch all to yourself. One point to note

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