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

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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.
  • Private full-day tour of Bangalore
  • Discover more than 1,000 plant species at the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, aka Bangalore’s 'Garden City'
  • Tour the granite building of Vidhana Soudha, home to the state legislature
  • Explore the history and architecture of Bangalore Palace with a private guide
  • Admire the teakwood carvings on Tipu Sultan's Palace
  • Enjoy complimentary lunch at a local restaurant (if upgrade selected)
  • Private round-trip transport and bottled water included
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Private tour
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Lunch (if option selected)
Transport by private vehicle
Professional guide
Bottled water
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We Pick up travelers from all city hotels,apartments and private Residences

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Your friendly, English-speaking guide will meet you in the hotel lobby for a full-day private tour of Bangalore City. Make stops at some of the most iconic landmarks, including palaces and gardens. Specific itineraries are dependant on traffic conditions, individual interests and hotel location. 

Make a stop at Lalbagh Botanical Gardens with your professional guide and learn about how these stunning landscapes were designed by Hyder Ali, before later being renovated by his son, Tipu Sultan. Wander through displays of tropical plants, hanging gardens and colorful blooms as your guide explains some of the 1,000 species that were imported here. 

After the gardens, make your way to Vidhana Soudha, where the state legislature and secretariat are housed.  The granite structure is located on the northern edge of Cubbon Park and showcases neo-Dravidian architectural style. Learn about the political and historical significance of this landmark as you take a closer look at the sandalwood door and cabinet room with your guide. 

Enjoy lunch (at your own expense or purchased, depending on your selected option) and then head to the city center to see Bangalore Fort. Built from mud brinks in the 1500s by Kempe Gowda, the founder of this great city, it was later rebuilt and expanded by Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. Your private tour of this impressive fort showcases the Islamic and Hindu influences. Stop in the courtyard, where devotees of Hindu pay homage to Lord Ganesh as you listen to stories about the fort’s history and significance in British resistance. 

Head to Tipu Sultan’s Palace and marvel at the two-story teakwood palace that was built in the late 1700s. This summer retreat resembles the Daria Daulat Palace in Srirangapatanam, with impressive pillars, beautiful balconies and stunning archways. Stop in the palace museum, where your guide will explain the traditional royal clothing and jewels that are on display. 

Finally, explore the Gothic windows, turrest and foiled windows of the imposing Bangalore Palace. Built by a Wodeyar king in the European Tudor style, this landmark is a true architectural wonder. Your guide will highlight the floral motifs, cornices and paintings that decorate the walls before you head to the Bangalore Palace gallery to check out galleries of photographs and hand-carved objects before returning to your hotel with your guide.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Tipu Sultan Fort and Palace - Bangalore KR Market
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, in Bangalore, India, is an example of Indo-Islamic architecture and was the summer residence of the Mysorean ruler Tipu Sultan. Hyder Ali commenced its construction within the walls of the Bangalore Fort, and it was completed during the reign of Tipu Sultan in 1791.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Lalbagh Botanical Gardens or Lalbagh is an old botanical garden in Bengaluru, India. First planned and laid out during the rule of Hyder Ali and later adorned with unique plant species by his son Tipu Sultan, it was later managed under numerous British Superintendents before Indian Independence.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Bangalore Palace
Situated in the heart of the city, in the Palace Gardens, Bangalore Palace is a place worth visiting. This palace was constructed in the year of 1887 by the Wadiyar Dynasty. Known for its mesmerizing architecture, beautiful wooden carvings, this palace captivates all its visitors with its incomparable beauty. Built in the Tudor-style architecture, it resembles the medieval castles of Normandy and England to some extent. It is said that King Chamaraja Wodeyar of Wodeyar dynasty was quite impressed by the Windsor Castle of London during one of his trips to England. Hence he built the Bangalore Palace on the similar lines.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri
One of the most famous landmarks of Bangalore, the Vidhana Soudha houses the State Legislature and the Secretariat of Karnataka. The magnificent white building is spread over 60 acres of land and boasts of Mysore Neo-Dravidian architecture and has incorporated various elements of Indo-Saracenic and Dravidian Styles. It is also the largest Legislative building of India. It was built over a period of five years from 1951-56, and was conceptualized by Kengal Hanumanthaiah. The foundation stone was laid for Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that dress codes are conservative throughout India; modest and respectful clothing that covers the shoulders and knees are recommended
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Delhi Airport Service

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the maximum group size during Private Tour: Bangalore City Tour Including Bangalore Palace and Vidhana Soudha?
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This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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This is a very lousy tour.. Pick up...
PING SENG T
, May 2016
This is a very lousy tour.. Pick up at 9 am and drop off at 3pm.. Tipu Sultan Palace and Lalbagh Garden got nothing to see.. Sri Bull Temple still fine, something special.. No visit to Bangalore Palace and Vidhana Soudha, just drive through and pass by, view from the car.. It cost me 102 Pound equivalent to 10K rupees.. I can did it myself less than 1/4 of the amount.. Feeling being cheated, Poor !!
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Wonderful glimpse of the city. Our...
Stephanie
, May 2015
Wonderful glimpse of the city. Our drive , Nagesh was pleasant and capable. Our tour guide, Vinay, was knowledgeable and informative. Enjoyed the botanical gardens, Tipu Sultan's palace, Bangalore Fort and Bangalore Palace. It was a government holiday, so we were only able to view the Vidhana Soudha building from outside. Instead we stopped at Bull Temple and a silk shop. Great day, I would highly recommend this tour.
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It was interesting to see this city and...
SANA A
, Jan 2014
It was interesting to see this city and the tour was excellent
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