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BengaluruIndia

India’s Garden City is famous for its public parks, colonial-era architecture, bustling bazaars and heritage museums.

Fast-paced Bengaluru, also still known as Bangalore, blends traditional life with a contemporary identity. In this bustling capital of Indian’s Karnataka state, you’ll find history museums and modern art galleries and centuries-old temples vying for space with new office blocks and traditional bazaars.

This is India’s third-biggest city, where locals speak English as well as their official language Kannada. It’s well-served by the country’s extensive bus and train network and the international airport is 25 miles (40 kilometers) from the city center.

Get around by using low-cost taxis, auto-rickshaws and the metro. The city boasts one of India’s most appealing climates, which makes exploring on foot an option. April is the hottest month; June to October is the monsoon season.

Bengaluru’s architecture showcases the city’s heritage. Marvel at the Tudor-style Bengaluru Palace, built in 1887. Visit the opulent ISKCON Temple and watch movies about the Hare Krishna movement. Admire the Dravidian-style Bull Temple, built in the 16th-century and often the setting for wedding processions. Spot the giant elephant statue at the Dodda Ganesha Temple.

See ancient coins and archaeological relics at the Government Museum. Some of the museum’s artifacts date back 5,000 years.

Find work by national artists, including Raja Ravi Varma, at the National Gallery of Modern Art. Learn about India’s aeronautical history at the Hal Aerospace Museum. Enjoy interactive exhibits at the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum.

The Garden City got its nickname from its many green spaces, most notably central Cubbon Park. Find one of India’s biggest collections of tropical plants at Lalbagh Botanical Gardens. Join a safari at Bannerghatta National Park and spot a deer, bear or bison.

Rise early and visit City Market to let the flower, spice and fruit stands awaken your senses. Experience the organized chaos of Gandhi Bazaar, with spices, jewelry, fabrics and electronics everywhere. Finish your day in the Shanthala Nagar area, where traditional teahouses and restaurants have the same appeal as Westernized bars and cafés.

Where to stay in Bengaluru

Top hotels in Bengaluru

Taj MG Road, Bengaluru
Taj MG Road, Bengaluru
5 out of 5
41/3 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs4,500 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan

This family-friendly Bengaluru hotel is located in the business district, within 1 mi (2 km) of M.G. Road and Garuda Mall. Vidhana Soudha is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) ...

4.3/5Excellent! (350 reviews)

"i liked the location which is very central to reach all places in bangalore"…"

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2021

Taj MG Road, Bengaluru
ITC Gardenia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bengaluru
ITC Gardenia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bengaluru
5 out of 5
No.1, Residency Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs4,860 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan

This family-friendly Bengaluru hotel is located in the business district, within a 5-minute walk of UB City and Cubbon Park. Government Museum and Sree Kanteerava ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (247 reviews)

"Choosing ITC Gardenia as ‘staycation’ for 2 nights is a decision that we will cherish forever. The stay was during September of 2020 when the COVID-19 lockdown was relaxed. It was very reassuring and pleasing to see the level of hospitality and facilities provided that assured safety of the guests ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2020

ITC Gardenia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bengaluru
Taj Bangalore
Taj Bangalore
5 out of 5
Near Kempegowda International Airport, Devanahalli, Karnataka
The price is Rs6,250 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan

Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is 8.6 mi (13.9 km) from Devanahalli Fort and within 20 miles (32 km) of Bangalore Palace and Indian Institute of ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (382 reviews)

"Due to construction, directions signs from Airport to the hotel not viable. The charges for a single night is very high. Otherwise hotels very good"…"

Reviewed on 30 Dec 2020

Taj Bangalore
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Bengaluru

Oakwood Premier Prestige Bangalore
Oakwood Premier Prestige Bangalore
5 out of 5
Vittal Mallya Road, UB City, Bengaluru, Karnataka
The price is Rs4,722 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan

Located in Bangalore City Center, this luxury aparthotel is 5.6 mi (9 km) from ISKCON Temple, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Indian Institute of Science and Embassy ...

4.1/5Very Good! (69 reviews)

"The hotel is near great places to eat and very central in the city. The staff are extremely helpful and genuinely interested in you having a pleasant stay."…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020

Oakwood Premier Prestige Bangalore
Prestige Golfshire Club
Prestige Golfshire Club
5 out of 5
Kundana Hobli, Devanahalli Taluk, Devanahalli, Karnataka

Situated near the airport, this luxury villa is 5.5 mi (8.8 km) from Devanahalli Fort and 11.8 mi (19 km) from Shri Shiva Temple. Aster CMI Hospital and Bangalore ...

Prestige Golfshire Club
AMC Comforts at Brigade Homestead
AMC Comforts at Brigade Homestead
3.5 out of 5
No 500, 40th cross, 8th Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka
The price is Rs2,125 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan

Located in Jayanagar, this aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Ragigudda Anjaneya Temple, Lalbagh Botanical Gardens and Bannerghatta Road. Bull Temple and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (17 reviews)

"Very friendly and customer oriented staff, the first room they gave me was not in good condition, on telling them they upgraded me to next category which was much better. The hotel is very well located with easy access to any place in south Bangalore."…"

Reviewed on 20 Nov 2019

AMC Comforts at Brigade Homestead
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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