Bengaluru

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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 kilometres) from the city centre.

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 organised chaos of Gandhi Bazaar, with spices, jewellery, 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

The Oberoi, Bengaluru
The Oberoi, Bengaluru
5 out of 5
37-39 Mahatma Gandhi Road, MG Road - Residency Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560 001
The price is ₹10,212 per night from 27 Nov to 28 Nov
₹10,212
per night
27 Nov - 28 Nov
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Bengaluru. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (375 reviews)
"Oberoi Bengaluru is awesome! All the staff was extremely polite and helpful, and they made our stay memorable. Strongly recommending the unique experience offered at Oberoi hotels!"

Reviewed on 11 Nov 2022

The Oberoi, Bengaluru
Taj Bangalore
Taj Bangalore
5 out of 5
Near Kempegowda International Airport, Devanahalli, Karnataka, 560300
The price is ₹12,000 per night from 25 Dec to 26 Dec
₹12,000
per night
25 Dec - 26 Dec
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Devanahalli. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (492 reviews)
"Fantastic staff and great service"

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2022

Taj Bangalore
The Leela Palace Bengaluru
The Leela Palace Bengaluru
5 out of 5
23 Old Airport Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560008
The price is ₹16,800 per night from 9 Dec to 10 Dec
₹16,800
per night
9 Dec - 10 Dec
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Bengaluru. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 restaurants and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (258 reviews)
Best Hotel (Palace) to stay in Benagalore!!!!
"This is indeed a Palace and you are treated like royalty. If you are in Bangalore, there is only once place you should pick!!!"

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2022

The Leela Palace 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.
Tristar Service Apartments
Tristar Service Apartments
3 out of 5
1216, 100 ft Road, Indiranagar, HAL II Stage, Bengaluru, 560 008
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Bengaluru. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the WiFi ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (20 reviews)
"Ideal location"

Reviewed on 17 Apr 2022

Tristar Service Apartments
Oakwood Premier Prestige Bangalore
Oakwood Premier Prestige Bangalore
5 out of 5
Vittal Mallya Road, UB City, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 56000
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Bengaluru. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the breakfast and the spacious rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (77 reviews)
Poor breakfast, great front desk and IT
"For starters I was appalled by the poor quality breakfast - Indian and Western. The food was downright unpalatable. You need a new chef and team in charge of Food and Beverages. Great front desk and IT support from Tapas and Nelson respectively. They made sure all support was provided in a timely ..."

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2022

Oakwood Premier Prestige Bangalore
Prestige Golfshire Club
Prestige Golfshire Club
5 out of 5
Kundana Hobli, Devanahalli Taluk, Devanahalli, Karnataka, 562110
Stay at this 5-star luxury villa in Devanahalli. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attraction Devanahalli Fort is located nearby. Discover ...
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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