Spend a day exploring Bangalore, known as India’s Silicon Valley and City of the Future, strolling through Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, visiting temples and palaces, and learning about the city’s rich history linking it to its colonial past. Your private guide will give you an insider’s view of one of South India’s most fascinating urban centers, including feasting on a delicious lunch of local specialties. Hotel transfers and all entrance fees are included.
Learn about the culture and history of Bangalore, one of South India’s most vibrant cities, on this 7-hour private tour beginning at your hotel between 8:30am and 9am. Your local guide will first introduce you to the ISKCON Sri Radha Krishna Temple, one of the largest Hare Krishna temples in the world. You’ll next visit Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace and museum, an example of Indo-Islamic architecture that was originally built from solid teak, including intricately carved pillars and balconies. Your tour continues at the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, home to more than 1,000 plant species and the Glass House, a conservatory modeled after London’s former Crystal Palace. After a leisurely stroll, you’ll enjoy an included buffet lunch at a popular restaurant. Drive past the Bangalore Palace, the High Court, Cubbon Park, and Vidhan Sabha where the Karnataka legislature meets. Your guide will explain the significance of Bull Temple dedicated to Nandi, and the Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple dedicated to Shiva. Your tour will conclude at about 4pm with an included transfer to your hotel.