Bengaluru Tourism & Travel Guide

If you live in a hot part of the country, Bangalore's good weather will immediately put you into a good mood. While the centre of the city has remained as it was during the British Raj, the area encircling it is on a constant boom with a vibrant student culture, popular pubs and a major electronic and industrial lifestyle. As a tourist, you can go see the Bangalore Castle. Modelled on the lines of the Windsor Castle, the one on Bangalore is a great example of the Tudor architectural style. It has beautiful gardens and the wooden carvings. The glass house at Lal Bagh and its botanical garden is a good place to relax while taking a walk. Cubbon park is one of the primary reasons why Bangalore was formerly nicknamed as the Garden City. The picturesque greenery in the middle of the city is stupefying. You can visit the Peninsular Gneiss to witness the oldest granite formations and also the look at the city from an elevated land. For a perfect end to the day, grab a beer at Toit or Peco’s. Follow it up with a grand meal at Koshy’s or Ebony, or the hundreds of other quirky restaurants in the city.
Best time to visit

Peak Season to visit Bangalore is from October to February, although the weather is pleasant all-year round.

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For Budget Travellers: INR 600 - 1000 a day
For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1000 to INR 3000 a day
For Luxury Travellers: INR 6000 and upwards
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Top Places To Visit in Bangalore 597 Spots

60 km west of Bangalore, off Magadi Road, Dabguli
We were planning for this trip from long time, first we planned it on Diwali but it got cancelled due to heavy rain. After two weeks we finally managed everything, we started at early morning 4.30 am from Indiranagar (Bangalore). Thumping sound of royal Enfield and the cold whether at morning refreshed us We took the Mysore highway and taking a small cut road at right which pass through Kumbalgodu state forest was exciting but bit scary at early morning because we couldn't find more than one or two vehicle in our entire trip. Then we reach savandurga- Manchnabele road by taking a left, on the way we saw the beautiful view of Manchnabele dam. Then through magadi-Ramanagara road and then savandurga road which passes through savandurga state forest we reach our destination. Savandurga which is considered as the largest monolith hills in Asia was giving us a delightful view from the down. There is a Veerabhadraswamy temple situated at the foot of the hill. we parked our bike there near by and started climbing right away. But the way we choose was hard and steep so we went back and find out there is a better way which are marked with yellow paint which is very difficult to notice at low light. After few steps itself we find out that it is not going to be an easy task, your shoes should have good grip. In some places slope is almost 80°, we have to do spider crawl. There are the remains of the fort build by kempegowda on the top of the hill as well as on the way were you can take rest in between trekking. We didn't get much exhausted as we were taking pics and videos of the mesmerizing views around in every 10-15 minutes.
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Palace Road, Bengaluru (Bangalore)
This palace is the Palace Gardens located in the heart of the city was constructed in 1887 by the Wodeyar Dynasty. The look of the palace is just like one of those medieval castles of England. It is said that this Tudor style palace was inspired from the Windsor Castle of England. The design and beauty of the Windsor Castle is said to have impressed Raja Chamarajendra Wodeyar so much that he decided to make this palace. The palace, though it has lost much of its previous grandeur, still manages to stand stunning. The garden and lawn around the palace is well maintained and the castle is now used for exhibitions and large cultural programs. As you enter the palace, it is the ballroom of the king and on the first floor is the assembly halls. The walls are intricately decorated and Yellow seems to have been a favorite of the king. There are ornate walls and also a place with a veil where the ladies used to sit while the assembly was in progress. The castle is mainly carved in wood and the paintings of Raja Ravi Verma, a court artist adorns many of the walls here.
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Best Time to Visit Bangalore

Peak Season is from October to February, although the weather is pleasant all-year round.

Shoulder Season: Summers (March to June)  to  are warm, but bearable and the temperature barely ever crosses into the thirties. This is the high season for families with young children on their summer break.

Off-season: Bangalore doesn’t really have an off-season, per se. Monsoons bring persistent showers from July to September, although sporadic, torrential rain is not uncommon throughout the year. Prices are a little lower this time of the year, and crowds are thinner than usual. For backpackers and travellers who don’t mind the rain, the rainy season is the best time of the year to explore Bangalore.


Budget for Bangalore

One of the biggest metropolises of India, the city has both expensive and budget options for every kind traveller. Street eateries and cheap-eats are abundant. A great Thali costs under INR 70 at most local cafes. For travellers looking for the finer things,  Bangalore has some of India’s best cafes and restaurants serving hearty meals starting from INR 450.  The local transport comprising of the metro and buses, is inexpensive and reliable, starting from a mere INR 5. Rows of autorickshaws and local taxis can be found on every street, and cab-hailing apps like Uber are widely used within the city.

For Budget Travellers: INR 600 - 1000 a day

  • Accommodation in hostels and basic fan rooms in guesthouses: INR 300-750
  • Food in local tiffin-houses and street eateries: INR 100-200
  • Public Transport in metro and buses: INR 5 - 100
  • Sightseeing (Entry-tickets & shows): INR 10 - 200 (INR 500 and upwards for foreign nationals)

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1000 to INR 3000 a day

  • Accommodation in mid-range hotels and homestays with air-conditioning and TV sets: INR 600 - 1500
  • Food in mid-range cafes and restaurants: INR 250 - 500
  • Local transport in auto-rickshaws and local taxis: INR 250 - 400
  • Sightseeing & Tours: INR 10 - 1000 (INR 500 and upwards for foreign nationals)

For Luxury Travellers: INR 6000 and upwards

  • Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels: INR 5000 and upwards
  • Food in upscale restaurants and bars: INR 1000 and upwards
  • Local transport in cabs: INR 500 and upwards
  • Sightseeing, Guided Tours: INR 500 and upwards


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