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Bangalore: Walking Tour of Fort, Palaces, and Market

2. Bangalore: Walking Tour of Fort, Palaces, and Market

Meet your guide at the meeting point at the designated time. Dive straight into the history of the city as you navigate the streets. The bustling market areas with narrow streets are bursting with stories that reflect the real soul of Bangalore. Depending on the starting time of the tour, have an indulgent breakfast or snack of the locals' favourite Masala Dosa and South Indian Filter Coffee. With a true Bangalorean as your guide, navigate the older parts of the city as you learn about its origins, including the fascinating history of the Mysore rulers and the British. Explore some of Bangalore's oldest neighbourhoods. Enjoy delicious snacks for a memorable day to an area often ignored by other travellers. Proceed to KR Market, which is the largest flower market in Asia! Walk through the busy market as you take in the smells and sights of colourful flowers and fresh produce. Next, head to the ruins of the Bangalore Fort, built in the 1700's and listen to the glory days of the South rulers with references to old photographs and sketches. Our final stop will be outside the Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan. Marvel at the teak wood columns and the influence of the Indo-Islamic culture on the frescoes. At the end of the memorable walking tour of Old Bangalore, your guide will assist you with booking a taxi or finding public transport for you to head back.

Bangalore: Full-Day Private City Tour with Lunch

3. Bangalore: Full-Day Private City Tour with Lunch

The first stop of your Bangalore day tour is the 240-acre Lalbagh Botanical Garden. Home to more than 1,800 species of plants, shrubs, and trees, see why the garden serves as the lungs of the city and what makes it such a prominent landmark. Escape the concrete jungle of Bangalore as you take refuge here before heading to your next destination. Continue on to Bull Temple, dedicated to Nandi Bull the vehicle of Lord Shiva. Admire the temple's architecture and presence as one of the oldest temples in Bangalore that draws devotees from all over the country. Enter the temple to see the huge idol of Nandi Bull and learn about its mythical origins.  After the temple, visit Vidhan Soudha, one of the most famous buildings in Bangalore. As it houses the legislative chambers of the state government and is a working office, be impressed by the massiveness of the building while viewing it from outside. Hear about its construction and fine architectural details from your guide.  Head to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Bangalore temple cultural complex and learn about this interesting branch of the Hindu religion. Then go to Bangalore Palace which belonged to the Wodeyar Kings of Mysore. Built-in the Tudor style, the palace has fortified towers, battlements, and turrets. Its interior houses elegant wood carvings, floral motifs, relief paintings, and furniture in Edwardian and Victorian themes. Take an audio tour of the palace and hear in rich detail about the lives and times of the kings. During your tour, enjoy a stop for lunch that is included.

Bangalore: Mysore Tour with Lunch and Guide

4. Bangalore: Mysore Tour with Lunch and Guide

The first stop is at the Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan, often called the Tiger of Mysore for his valiant fight with the British. Dariya Daulat Bagh, the Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan, is built in Indo-Sarcenic style and has a few magnificent murals depicting the war of Tipu with the British. The next destination is the notorious Bailey's Dungeon. Colonel Bailey's Dungeon is the famous dungeon where Tipu imprisoned several British Officers during the war. Tales about this notorious location will also be told throughout the tour. The magnificent Mysore Palace beckons you next. The Palace is a 3-storied stone structure, with marble domes and a 145-foot, five-storied tower. Your guided tour of the palace will take you through the Public Hall, Private Hall, Dolls Pavilion, and the Royal Wedding Hall. Next in our tour to Mysore, we visit Devraja market, the charming old bazaar of Mysore. Its a sensorial delight made up of flowers, vegetables, fruits, jaggery, onions and potatoes, puffed rice and coconuts!

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Bengaluru: Guided Full-Day Trip to Mysore with Lunch Option

7. Bengaluru: Guided Full-Day Trip to Mysore with Lunch Option

The tour starts with a pick up and drive to Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace. Back in the 1700s, this palace used to be the summer residence of the Mysorean ruler, Tipu Sultan. Hear about Tipu Sultan and his rebellion against the British regime from your guide. Notice the Indo-Islamic architecture from up close before moving on to your next destination i.e. Mysore Palace. The Mysore Palace is the official residence of the Wadiyar dynasty in present times. This palace is a mix of Indian and Saracenic design. From the royal wedding hall to the museum, your guide will show you everywhere around the publicly open palace. Next up, you will stop by Chamundeshwari Temple. It is believed that Goddess Durga, a fierce form of Shakti, slayed demon king Mahishasura on this temple's spot. After seeking blessings at the temple, you will be served lunch on a traditional banana leaf. Then for the last part, you will see St. Philomena's Cathedral which is a remarkable gothic-style Catholic church built by the old Wadiyar king. You will be sent back to your hotel as the tour ends.

Banglore: Guided Street Food Crawl

8. Banglore: Guided Street Food Crawl

Banglore is a classic destination, and for centuries has been known for its rich and yummy food culture. Locals are fortunate today that this rich food culture is preserved in the form of small food joints, which have been perpetuated by locals for generations.  You will begin by exploring the authentic and classic delicacies of Banglore, witnessing the preparation as you receive an in-depth understanding of the local food culture. As this is happening, your guide will fill you in on the things that influenced the development of these cuisines. You will taste more than 5 mouth-watering and authentic delicacies of royal Delhi on this food tour. Your guides have designed this amazing experience for you, with the intention of taking you to these places for food tastings. Whilst visiting the stores you will be able to cherish the food, delighting your taste buds as you receiving a fabulous and lasting impression.

Majestic Mysore - Mysore Private Day Tour from Bangalore !!

9. Majestic Mysore - Mysore Private Day Tour from Bangalore !!

We will pick you up in Bangalore at your hotel, the train stop, or the airport. Right after that, we'll start our trip to enjoy the classic old-school beauty of Mysore City. It will take around 3 hours to reach to Mysore. Arrive and visit the city. Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple: Our knowledgeable guide will greet you as we start our tour of Mysore. The Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, which is inside the Srirangapatna Fort, is our first stop. This temple is one of the biggest in Karnataka and is dedicated to Lord Ranganatha, who is a form of Lord Vishnu. It has beautiful Dravidian architecture. Mysore Palace: Next, we'll go to the famous Mysore Palace, which is a great example of Indo-Saracenic building. Be amazed by the finely carved arches, domes, and ornate interiors that are filled with beautiful artworks, chandeliers, and furniture. This 107-year-old historical landmark was built during the Wodeyar Dynasty. Its large collection of items gives us a glimpse into the luxurious life of the Royal family. Chamundi Hill: We leave the house and go to Chamundi Hill, which is just outside the city. Check out the Chamundeshwari Temple, which was built in the 17th century during the Vijayanagar Empire. This temple is very important to the religion because it is dedicated to goddess Chamundeshwari, who is a fierce form of Durga. From the top of the temple, you can see a lot of Mysore. Devaraja Market: Be a part of the lively atmosphere of Mysore's longest and busiest market, Devaraja Market. You can walk through the busy streets that are full of colorful stalls selling fresh fruits and vegetables, spices, flowers, handicrafts, sandalwood products, oils, incense, and Mysore silk sarees. You can talk to local sellers, enjoy the busy atmosphere, and try real Mysorean treats. The Krishnaraja Sagar Dam (KRS) is our last stop. It was built across the Cauvery River and is named after Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV. This dam was built in 1934 by Sir M. Visvesvaraya, who was also the chief engineer. It is an important source of water for drinking in Mysore, Mandya, and Bengaluru, as well as for agriculture. The mesmerizing musical and dance waterfall is a must-see for tourists. After a day of exploring and learning about the culture, return back to Bangalore and we will drop you at any location or hotel as per your wish. This will be the end of our unforgettable trip together.

Bangalore: Private Car Hire and Driver with Flexible Options

10. Bangalore: Private Car Hire and Driver with Flexible Options

Charter a private, air-conditioned car with a professional chauffeur to make the most of your day in Bangalore. Choose from flexible options and pay according to your usage. Sit back and relax as you drive around the entire city according to your convenience, and make as many stops and visit as many places as you wish. Bangalore is the technological capital of India, also known as the Silicon Valley of India. With this private charter, take advantage of the opportunity to see all the city has to offer. Go sightseeing to iconic cultural and modern landmarks, or set off on a discovery of the city in the comfort of your car. Make sure to pay a visit to the Tipu Sultan Palace and Bangalore Palace. Nature lovers can visit the botanical gardens or the Bannerghatta National Park located close by. Get off the beaten track at the K.R. Market, one of the largest flower markets in Asia, or the Indian Music Experience Museum. Multiple car sizes, as well as time and distance options, are available for couples, families, or small groups. It is highly recommended that you start the tour before 8 AM or after 10 AM and plan a draft itinerary in advance to avoid driving back and forth through the heavy Bangalore traffic. Your driver speaks basic English and will be happy to help you with some local tips and itinerary.

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What people are saying about Bangalore

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4.3
(118 reviews)

It was a great trip. The guide was knowledgeable and well versed. They made me feel comfortable and at ease, I would highly recommend this trip and the tour operators to all.

An absolutely incredible day out, saw so much and learned a lot. My driver and guide were both lovely and very knowledgeable I felt very safe in their hands.

Mysore was a great experience and the guides were very good. Especially our driver for the whole day Balaji was a great help.

This was a great day out with lots to see and a guide who really knew the area. He was great the whole day.

The Tour was amazing. I experienced multiple sights in Bengaluru. The travel was also very comfortable.