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Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace Tours

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Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace
Built in the late 18th century, Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace served as a retreat for Mysore’s ruler. This beautiful teak structure—once part of Bangalore Fort—attracts visitors with its beautiful Indo-Islamic architecture, interior frescoes, and selection of ephemera, including Tipu Sultan images along with his robes and a crown.
 
The Basics
One of Bangalore's most popular attractions and a major stop on most Bangalore city tours, this beautiful palace is built entirely from teak wood, with two floors of pillars, archways, and balconies. While visitors generally come to gawk at the architecture and beautifully adorned interiors, the ground-floor museum is equally worth visiting. Don’t miss the replica of Tipu’s Tiger, an automaton toy depicting a tiger eating a soldier (the original is in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London).
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The palace is a must-visit for history buffs and art and architecture lovers.
  • Families with small kids beware: There's a toy on display here depicting a soldier being eaten by a tiger that could either enthrall or terrify little ones.
  • The palace is not suitable for wheelchair users.
 
How to Get There
Tipu Sultan’s Palace is located at the intersection of Krisnarajendra and Alur Venkata Rao roads in Chamrajpet, a short walk from the City Market and Bangalore Fort. It's about a 10-minute drive to Cubbon Park and a 15-minute drive to Bangalore station. Bangalore is well-connected to airports across India and has regular international flights from elsewhere in Asia and Europe.
 
When to Get There
The palace is open daily, though arriving first thing in the morning is recommended to avoid crowds. The palace itself remains cool, but travelers planning on spending time exploring the surrounding area on foot should take weather into consideration. The coolest months are November through January, while April and May can get fairly hot. Monsoon rains in June–August deter many travelers from visiting India, though it’s also during this time that crowds are lightest.
 
Tipu Sultan: The Tiger of Mysore
Tipu Sultan was an important ruler of Mysore, notable for making numerous changes during his reign, from pioneering rocket artillery to laying the foundation for Mysore's silk industry. He used the tiger as his symbol and was sometimes referred to the Tiger of Mysore; according to legend, he killed a tiger attacking him using only a dagger.
Address: Albert Victor Road, Chamrajpet, Bangalore, Karnataka 560018, India
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Bangalore Tour By Tuk Tuk!

Bangalore Tour By Tuk Tuk!

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The best way to feel the city is a ride in the tuk tuk with the comfort of the local guide. On this tour we breeze through the traffic, looking at the top attractions.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$74.88
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8-Hour Custom Private Tour of Bengaluru

8-Hour Custom Private Tour of Bengaluru

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Go on a whirlwind visit of Bangalore's top sights or slow things down and spend time at just a few favorites with this eight-hour customizable tour. You'll have access to an air-conditioned car with a driver for eight hours along with a private guide who can help you figure out your perfect itinerary.
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  • 8 hours
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$70.77
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 Private Full-Day Bangalore City Tour

Private Full-Day Bangalore City Tour

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Explore the highlights of Bangalore with your own private guide on a full-day tour of top attractions including ISKCON Temple. You'll also take in the Tudor-style architecture of Bangalore Palace, see the tucked away remnants of Tipu Sultan Fort and Palace, stroll the lush grounds of Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and visit the rock-cut caves of Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple. Learn about the history of Bangalore from your guide as you travel in your own private vehicle on a tour that includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Private Tour: Palaces of Bangalore

Private Tour: Palaces of Bangalore

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Experience the grandeur of regal Bangalore as you visit its magnificent palaces and forts on this 5-hour tour. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide as you walk the ramparts of Bangalore Fort and learn its fascinating history. Next, tour the 18th-century Tipu Sultan's Palace, once the sultan’s lavish summer residence, then marvel over the Tudor-style architecture of Bangalore Palace. This private tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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$96.00
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Bengaluru Pete City Market Half-Day Walking Tour

Bengaluru Pete City Market Half-Day Walking Tour

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Take a deep dive into Bengaluru’s "Pete" Market on this half-day small-group walking tour. Soak in the sights and sounds of what is the city’s heart and soul, and explore areas selling rice, cotton, and other goods. Meet vendors, visit jewelry and silk workshops, absorb the scents and colors of the photo-worthy flower market, and see the Tipu Palace and Kote Venkateshwara temple. Tour includes snack stops, lunch at a local eatery, and entrance fees.
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  • 5 hours
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4-Hour Private Photowalk Tour in Bengaluru

4-Hour Private Photowalk Tour in Bengaluru

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See beautiful Bangalore with a photographer’s eye on this private photowalk. You’ll begin early morning in the lively Grand Flower Market, where trucks arrive laden with fresh blooms and petals. Next you’ll visit the centuries-old Bangalore Fort, Hindu Temple Kote Venkataramana, and Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace. Your guide will lead you from site to site with careful attention to safety.
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  • 4 hours
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Legend of Tipu Sultan, a day tour in Bangalore

Legend of Tipu Sultan, a day tour in Bangalore

Follow in the footsteps of Tipu Sultan with this history-themed day tour. Visit the Lalbagh Botanical Garden, built by Tipu Sultan’s father; the armory where he stored weapons for his battles against the British; and his ornate Summer Palace. See the Kote Venkataraman Temple and the Bangalore Fort before concluding your tour in the lively KR Market. Your guide will share colorful stories from Tipu Sultan’s life as you explore.
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  • 3 hours
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$41.03
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Private Tour: Bangalore City Tour Including Bangalore Palace and Vidhana Soudha

Private Tour: Bangalore City Tour Including Bangalore Palace and Vidhana Soudha

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Get an up close look at the beauty of Bangalore City on this full-day private tour that includes stops at Bangalore Palace and Vidhana Soudha. Visit Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, where lush gardens and colorful plants provide the perfect urban oasis. Then make your way to Vidhana Soudha—a stately government building located on the edge of Cubbon Park, before stopping to admire the splendor of Bangalor Palace and Tipu Sultan’s Palace. Your expert guide will provide insight into the historic Bangalore Fort and you’ll enjoy private air-conditioned transport (with an option to upgrade to include lunch) to all of the sites.
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  • 8 hours
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$101.94
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Bangalore Full Day Sightseeing in Private Cab

Bangalore Full Day Sightseeing in Private Cab

8 hours tour to discover Bangalore’s famous gardens, magnificent architecture and historic monuments on this private Bangalore city sightseeing tour in a private car. A convenient hotel pick-up and drop-off make your travel around the city comfortable and safe.
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  • 8 hours
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Bengaluru by Tuk Tuk

Bengaluru by Tuk Tuk

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Riding in a "tuk-tuk" (Autorickshaw) is a fun experience in itself and very unique to Asia. You can hop on and hop off at places of interest. You will be visiting some truly local and significant "Must see" spots along with a few off the guide book spaces that range from ancient temples, gothic churches, crafts markets, artisans, and a beautiful summer palace. This tour also includes a traditional southern Indian Brunch or Lunch which you can choose as you trail along. This is a guided experience and includes a meal. Note: Some of the tour attractions cannot be experienced on Sundays/ Public holidays as they would be closed, that being the silk weaving and dyeing units. However, we do have an alternative option to walk about the jewellers & crafts/fabric street/market and visit a unique temple known for black magic and voodoo.
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  • 6 hours
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$93.00
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$93.00
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Private Tour: Palaces Of Bangalore

Private Tour: Palaces Of Bangalore

On this half-day tour, experience the grandeur of regal Bangalore. Visit magnificent palaces and forts and learn about their history from your private guide. From the ramparts of Bangalore Fort to the elegant eloquence of the wooden palace of Tipu Sultan, a treasure trove of discoveries awaits you. Highlights ● Bangalore Fort ● Palace of Tipu Sultan ● Tudor-style Bangalore Palace ● Historical commentary from your guide
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  • 5 hours
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Bangalore City Tour

Bangalore City Tour

Comprehensive tour of the city Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences Free hotel pickup and drop-off included Perfect introduction for first-time visitors Private guide for a more personalized experience Get to know about passionate history of Bangalore
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$85.13
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$85.13
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Bangalore City Tour Full-Day Private

Bangalore City Tour Full-Day Private

Explore the highlights of Bangalore with your own private guide on a full-day tour of top attractions including ISKCON Temple. You'll also take in the Tudor-style architecture of Bangalore Palace, see the tucked away remnants of Tipu Sultan Fort and Palace, stroll the lush grounds of Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and visit the rock-cut caves of Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple. Learn about the history of Bangalore from your guide as you travel in your own private vehicle on a tour that includes hotel pickup and drop-off
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  • 8 hours
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  • Taking safety measures
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Half Day Bangalore City tour

Half Day Bangalore City tour

Discover Bangalore on this Half Day tour by visiting the most important places of sightseeing. Visit Lal Bagh Botanical Garden, Bull Temple, Tipu Sultan Palace & Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri.
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  • 6 hours
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Touristic Highlights of Bangalore (Guided Sightseeing Tour with Food Tasting)

Touristic Highlights of Bangalore (Guided Sightseeing Tour with Food Tasting)

Bangalore has mix of both heritage and modernization. Experience the history that they represent from where they stand and the modernization to which they grown with our English-speaking guide and delight with amazing glimpses of the vintage Bangalore on this private guided sightseeing tour by car. If you are running short on time or just come down to explore everything (heritage, culture, food and shopping) including the tourist destinations in and around city, this full day city tour is the best option. We have picked up all the spilled pieces together and created a beautiful garland of it in our Trails of Bangalore tour, an unmatched heritage experience with awesome stories to understand a city's existence, culture and lifestyle.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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Tales of Bangalore a Walking Tour

Tales of Bangalore a Walking Tour

In this 2 hours guided walking tour, understand the historical tales of Bangalore and visit Tipu Sultan Summer Palace, Bangalore Fort, churches, temples and a bustling market. Enjoy the company of an experienced tour guide as he narrates you the tales.
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  • 2 hours
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$14.59
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Full Day Private tour of Bangalore

Full Day Private tour of Bangalore

Experience the city to its core by visiting the most amazing monuments and temples. Admire the architectural designs of the temples and discover the Tipu Sultan’s life and his struggle against British regime.
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  • 8 hours
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$96.42
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$96.42
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Bangalore City Tour

Bangalore City Tour

Comprehensive tour of the city Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences Free hotel pickup and drop-off included Perfect introduction for first-time visitors Private guide for a more personalized experience Get to know about passionate history of Bangalore
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$85.13
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$85.13
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Half Day Cultural tour of Bangalore

Half Day Cultural tour of Bangalore

Explore the best of Bangalore in the comfort of an air-conditioned cab with this tour of the city. Your driver will pick you up from your centrally located hotel and take you to sights such as the ISKCON Temple, Tipu Sultan Fort and Palace, Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore Palace, and the Bull Temple, with a stop for lunch along the way.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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$107.70
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Sunrise Bangalore Day Trip, Food & Snacks Inclusive

Sunrise Bangalore Day Trip, Food & Snacks Inclusive

Booking Crow will take you to the city In this day tour that starts from Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield. discover Bangalore’s famous gardens, magnificent architecture and historic monuments on this private 6-hour Bangalore city tour. The city right from the reign of Tippu’s times and through the ages ruled subsequently by the British, has numerous attractions to explore. Discover historic Bangalore during a sightseeing tour Explore the park that gave Garden City its very name Includes Bangalore Sightseeing with Hotel Pick up
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  • 6 hours
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$48.25
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Hustle and Bustle of Bengaluru - Guided half day walking tour

Hustle and Bustle of Bengaluru - Guided half day walking tour

An authentic tour of the heart of Bengaluru, experienced with a guide who is a true-blue Bengalurean. Soak in the fragrances and aromas of the flowers and spice markets, visit the fort, the summer palace, and an 800 years old unique temple. Learn about the great Indian epic, The Mahabharata in this tour. The maze of streets, the sights, the sounds, the smells and the people in this historically vibrant area of Bengaluru, with their hustle and bustle, leave one with an indelible impression. All entrance fees are arranged for by the guide to ensure a hassle-free, seamless experience for the traveler.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$71.80
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Karnataka Tour Package from Bangalore in 8 Days

Karnataka Tour Package from Bangalore in 8 Days

South India Tours and Travels welcome you to the land of Archaeological Richness. Karnataka, it is simply, a state with many worlds because, one can find all kinds of themes here a traveller looks for! The sophisticated state is famous for its cultural heritage, picturesque landscapes and traditional craftsmanship.
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  • 8 days
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$576.48
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Private full day tour of Bangalore

Private full day tour of Bangalore

Bangalore city is famous for its Botanical gardens, Royal palaces and old museums. We will provide you this full day tour which covers all the major highlights of Bangalore city like ISKCON Temple, Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Tippu’s Palace, Bull Temple, Cubbon Park, Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Vidhana Soudha, Venkatappa Art Gallery, Vishweshwaraiah Technological Museum. At the end of the tour we will drop you back to your hotel.
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  • 12 hours
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$163.47
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Bengaluru in a Nutshell - Full Day Tour Traditional Breakfast and Lunch Included

Bengaluru in a Nutshell - Full Day Tour Traditional Breakfast and Lunch Included

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A full-day tour of Bangalore that covers some of the most prominent “Must see” sites and yet takes you through the back alleys to give you an insight into the local way of life. Soak in the prominent green spaces of Bengaluru along with visiting beautifully architectured temples, that stands as a testament to the beginnings of the city. Ride in the comfort of your car to beautiful palaces of the Royals listening to little known stories of their quirks and thrills. Local breakfast and a delicious plantain leaf lunch culminate this tour where you sit back to allow us to introduce you to our city the way we know best.
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  • 10 hours
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$167.18
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