Rich Culture of Bangalore Day Tour
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Rich Culture of Bangalore Day Tour

Rich Culture of Bangalore Day Tour

1 day
About this activity
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.
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Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Bangalore
  • Lunch - Buffet lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Bull Temple
  • Entry/Admission - ISKCON Temple Bangalore
  • Entry/Admission - Lalbagh Botanical Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Bangalore Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple
Not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
Additional
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of nine people per booking
  • Group discount is available
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Features
Tourism
90% Cultural
75%
Reviews
4.0
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Gary G
3 | 2018-05-10

Highly recommend this tour to see many facets of Delhi. My knowledgeable guide took me to many memorable sites and locations from the very moving India Gate with the names of those who lost their lives fighting in WW1 to the amazing architecture of Old Delhi, the serene mosque and impressive Humayun's Tomb. Sadly some sites were closed - Gandhi memorial - due to diplomat visits but guide didn't check or know until we arrived and were unable to gain access.

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Russel T
5 | 2016-06-22

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.

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George H
5 | 2016-02-05

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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