Best of Bangalore in a day excluding transport service (guiding only)

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Departs: Bangalore, Bangalore

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This tour is ideal for those who have their own transport and just need professional guiding service to visit Bangalore. Guides provided are licensed by Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India. The visits mentioned in this product can be revised to suit the tastes of the customers. The guide will also suggest a nice place to stop for lunch as per your convenience. He can also suggest nice places for shopping in case you are looking for souvenirs. Overall, he will ensure a wholesome experience since he knows the pulse of our visitors.
Please note the following on this tour:
1. The guide will join you at the first visit and leave you at the last visit.
One place in your vehicle to be made available to him.
2. Entry fee, parking fee and shoe-keeping fee to be borne by the visitors.
3. Dresses covering legs and shoulders are preferred to visit temples. Avoid shorts.
4. Shoes have to removed before visiting temples. You may bring an extra pair of socks if you wish.

What's Included

Just guiding by a Govt. of India Approved and Licensed Guide

What's Not Included

All entrances to be paid by the clients

Rs.200 per person for guide services in French, German or Italian

Tips/gratuity to the guide not included

Transport service not provided. Guide will travel in the vehicle of clients.

Vehicle toll/parking/entry fee not covered

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 5 - 85

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Lalbagh, literally the red garden, is the famous botanical garden of Bangalore. It was laid down by Hyder Ali in the 1760's. Spread out over an area of 240 acres (about 100 hectares) this garden boasts of 800 genera, 2,100 species of plants and nearly 8,500 trees. Some other highlights of Lalbagh are - a 3 billion year rock; a 20-million year old fossil; the iconic Glass House modeled after the Crystal Palace in London; a mango tree planted by Hyder Ali himself; a British-era band stand; a tree branch which appears like the face of Ganesh; a 200-year old and most ominous-looking White Silk Cotton tree; a 300-ft tall Cook Pine tree named after the famous Captain Cook; trees planted by famous visitors to the Park over the years such as Queen Victoria, Khan Abdul Gafar Khan, Nikita Krushchev, Dag Hammerskjold, etc; and so on. A walk through the park is not only refreshing but also informative and invigorating.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Bull Temple
The Big Bull of Bangalore has been drawing visitors to himself since 1537 when he was created by the Founder of Bangalore Magadi Kempe Gowda in 1537. Apparently, Kempe Gowda found a huge monolithic rock here which looked like a bull in its natural form and so he decided to give it a real look. The Bull (or Nandi) is the vehicle of Lord Shiva who is one of the three principal Hindu Gods. This is the fourth biggest among the seven monolithic big bulls found in South India. The Bull Temple and its environs are famous for Ground Nut Fair which is held in November every year. At the foothills of the hillock where the Nandi sits, there is a Ganesh temple famously called the Butter Ganesh. There are many more temples which are found in the whole complex which are worth visiting.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri
Vidhana Soudha is the most important landmark of Bangalore. It is the Parliament of the State of Karnataka and the seat of power. It was built in 1956 by Kengal Hanumanthayya, the then Chief Minister. It is very interesting to note that a critical remark made by a Russian delegation member in 1950 prompted the CM to initiate this building. And he chose to build it right across the British vestige in a way to dominate it. Built in neo-dravidian architecture, Vidhana Soudh can be considered as one of the Top 10 parliament buildings in the World. This building can only be seen from the outside since entry is not allowed.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Tipu Sultan Fort and Palace - Bangalore KR Market
Tipu Palace is a 220 year old palace which served as the summer residence of the King. It is built in teak wood and in typical Islamic architecture, showing the diwas-e-am and diwan-e-khas. A brief history of Tipu Sultan, his trysts with the French, the Anglo-Mysore wars, his contributions and controversies are all worth discussing at this venue. A visit to the Museum in the premises throws more light on how he came to be known as the Grandfather of Rocket Science in the whole world!

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

KR Market
If you ever wanted to see typical India in action, the Krishna Rajendra Market is the place. There is enough and more in this Market and its environs for all your sensory organs. Vendors, workers, coolies, hawkers, buyers, cows, dogs, cylces, rickshaws, bikes, scooters, etc jostle for space with each other. Heaps of vegetables, fruits, flowers, spices, etc are found everywhere. But there is order, in this disorder! Come and experience this pulsating and throbbing Indian Market of essentials.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The Government Museum of Bangalore was established in 1865 by the Mysore State with the guidance of Surgeon Edward Balfour. It is one of the oldest museums in India and the second oldest in South India after the Egmore museum in Chennai. It is now a State museum and has a rare collection of archaeological and geological artifacts apart from old jewellery, sculpture, coins and inscriptions. The museum is also home to the Halmidi inscription, the earliest known Kannada inscription dated to 450 AD. If you do not have time to visit Belur or Halebid or Hampi, pay a visit to this Museum to see the extraordinary sculptures belonging to these periods.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Bangalore Palace
The Bangalore Palace, built by Rev. Garett in 1878, is reminiscent of the Windsor Castle of London. Its facade, turrets and architecture is classical Tudor style. The Palace was bought by Wodeyar king in 1887 and since then the property belongs to the Mysore Royal family. The Government has barred any permanent construction around the palace and so its stands alone in the midst of a vast area of 475 acres of land close to Central Bangalore!
Over the years, the palace grounds have been hosts to major music artists like: Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Backstreet Boys, Elton John, Deep Purple, Lamb of God, The Rolling Stones, Metallica, Roger Waters, Guns N' Roses, Scorpions, Cradle of Filth, etc., Several temporary Wedding Halls dot the edges of this ground and hosts the Weddings of the Who's who of Bangalore.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included


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