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Bengaluru
Travel Guide

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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.

Taj Bangalore
Taj Bangalore
5 out of 5
Near Kempegowda International Airport, Devanahalli, Karnataka
The price is Rs7,000 per night from 17 Apr to 18 Apr
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! (395 reviews)
"Very courteous and friendly staff. Made our stay a excellent experience from the time we arrived at the Airport. Our room had an amazing view and the staff accommodated our needs during our short stay."

Reviewed on 29 Mar 2021

Taj Bangalore
The Leela Palace Bangalore
The Leela Palace Bangalore
5 out of 5
23 Old Airport Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka
The price is Rs5,600 per night from 18 Apr to 19 Apr
This family-friendly Bengaluru hotel is located in the business district, 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from M.G. Road, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cubbon Park and UB City. ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (206 reviews)
"Good stay"

Reviewed on 8 Apr 2021

The Leela Palace Bangalore
Taj MG Road, Bengaluru
Taj MG Road, Bengaluru
5 out of 5
41/3 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka
The price is Rs3,800 per night from 17 Apr to 18 Apr
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! (358 reviews)
"Nice"

Reviewed on 5 Apr 2021

Taj MG Road, Bengaluru
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.
Oakwood Premier Prestige Bangalore
Oakwood Premier Prestige Bangalore
5 out of 5
Vittal Mallya Road, UB City, Bengaluru, Karnataka
The price is Rs4,725 per night from 19 Apr to 20 Apr
Located in Bangalore City Center, this luxury aparthotel is 5.7 mi (9.2 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
Tranquil Serviced Apartments
Tranquil Serviced Apartments
3 out of 5
No. 73 Devarachikkanahalli Main Road, Muneswara Layout, Bommanahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Situated in Bengaluru, this apartment building is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Christ University ...
5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
"Hospitality of the owner is really good and we had an extremely good stay."

Reviewed on 20 May 2019

Tranquil Serviced Apartments
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 mi (17.7 km) from Shri Shiva Temple. Aster CMI Hospital and Bangalore ...
Prestige Golfshire Club
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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