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Glimpses of Bangalore’s History: Forts, Palaces & More

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Duration

8 hrs

Cancellation

No Cancellation

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on a captivating journey through the annals of Bangalore’s history with the “Glimpses of Bangalore’s History” tour. This full-day adventure immerses you in the city’s vibrant past, beginning with the grandeur of Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, a regal retreat that once hosted royalty. Marvel at the colossal Nandi Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva’s sacred bull, and witness the botanical brilliance of Lalbagh Botanical Gardens. Traverse through time at the Tudor-style Bangalore Palace, resplendent with opulent interiors, and explore the storied Bangalore Fort, bearing witness to centuries of historical events. Conclude your day at the Venkatappa Art Museum, a repository of India’s artistic heritage.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the intricate woodwork and frescoes at Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace.
  • Stand in awe of the colossal Nandi statue at the ancient Nandi Temple.
  • Stroll through the lush greenery of Lalbagh Botanical Gardens.
  • Admire the opulent interiors and regal history of Bangalore Palace.
  • Uncover centuries of history and heritage at Bangalore Fort and the Venkatappa Art Museum.

Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 137
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 238
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 375
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 476
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 596
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 733
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 870

What you will do

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Indicative Pick-Up: 9:00 AM from your hotel

Indicative Drop-Off: 6:00 PM at your hotel

Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace (Daria Daulat Palace):
Begin your day by visiting the iconic Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, also known as the Daria Daulat Palace. This beautiful palace was the summer residence of Tipu Sultan, a prominent ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore. Admire the stunning architecture, intricate woodwork, and beautiful frescoes that depict scenes from Tipu Sultan's life. Your guide will provide you with insights into the history and significance of this palace.

Bull Temple (Nandi Temple):
Next, head to the Bull Temple, also known as the Nandi Temple. This ancient temple is dedicated to the sacred bull Nandi, who is believed to be the vehicle of the Hindu god Shiva. Marvel at the giant statue of Nandi, which is carved from a single granite block and stands at 4.6 meters tall and 6.1 meters long. Your guide will explain the religious significance of Nandi and the temple's history.

Lalbagh Botanical Gardens:
From there, proceed to the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, one of the most beautiful parks in Bangalore. Spread over 240 acres, this botanical garden is home to a stunning collection of exotic plants, flowers, and trees. Take a leisurely stroll through the lush greenery, visit the famous glasshouse, and learn about the various plant species from your knowledgeable guide.

Lunch Break:
Take a break for a leisurely lunch at a local restaurant where you can sample delicious Tamil Nadu cuisine. Your private guide can recommend local specialties and provide insights into the flavors, spices, and cooking techniques of the region.

Bangalore Palace:
After lunch, visit the Bangalore Palace, which was built in the Tudor style and modeled after Windsor Castle in England. This grand palace is known for its opulent interiors, exquisite woodwork, and beautiful paintings. Explore the palace's many rooms and halls, including the Durbar Hall, the Ballroom, and the Throne Room, which showcase the grandeur and elegance of the erstwhile royal family of Bangalore. Your guide will share stories and anecdotes about the palace's history and its royal occupants.

Bangalore Fort:
Next, head to the Bangalore Fort, which was built by Kempegowda in the 16th century. This historic fort served as a stronghold for many rulers, including the British East India Company. Learn about the fort's history and architectural features, including its unique Delhi Gate and the Ganapathi Temple within the fort complex. Your guide will also tell you about the various battles and events that took place at the fort.

Venkatappa Art Museum:
Visit the Venkatappa Art Museum, which is one of the oldest museums in Bangalore and home to a vast collection of art and artifacts. The museum displays a wide range of art forms, including traditional paintings, sculptures, coins, and artifacts from various regions of India. Admire the rich cultural heritage and artistic traditions of India as your guide provides insights into the exhibits.

Drive by Vidhana Soudha:
Drive by the Vidhana Soudha, which is the legislative building of the state of Karnataka, and admire its imposing architecture.

Cubbon Park:
Visit Cubbon Park, which is one of the most beautiful parks in Bangalore and home to many gardens, fountains, and statues. Take a walk or relax by the beautiful artificial lake.

6:00 PM - Drop off at your hotel in Bangalore:
Your guide and driver will drop you off at your hotel in Bangalore, concluding the day tour.

Included/Excluded

  • Transport by private AC deluxe car
  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel.
  • Services of a knowledgeable, government-licensed English-speaking tour guide.
  • Monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water within the vehicle.
  • All taxes
  • Any meals.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Gratuities (optional)

Languages

English

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