Bangalore City Sightseeing Package

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Bangalore Sightseeing Tours - Guide

Places of Visit Must See / Do Things Timings Closed On Suggested Duration Plan to Depart By Entry Fees
ISKCON Temple Architectural design of the temple with the golden
dwajastambha or flag post, and kalash shikara. Don’t miss the modern prasadas – Cakes, Muffins, etc.
7:15 am to 12:50 pm Open on all days 30 mins 11 am No entry charges
Tipu Palace Architecture of the French Rosewood building studded with frescos. Tipu’s tiger toy in the Palace Museum. 10 am to 6 pm Closed on Sundays 30 mins 12 noon Rs.10/- for Indians, Rs.100/- for Foreigners.
Bull Temple World’s largest monolith rock carved statue of Nandi. 6 am to 8 p.m Open on all days 30 mins 12:30 pm No entry charges
Lalbagh Glass House modeled on London’s Crystal Palace and Floral clock. Take the buggy to know more about the centuries-old trees and collections of plants from around the world. 6 am to 7 p.m Open on all days 45 mins 45 mins Rs. 10/ person. Buggy tour Rs. 100/head
Lunch (NOT COMPLIMENTARY) – Suggested Restaurants: 30 to 45 mins
On Lalbagh Road: MTR (South Indian Vegetarian) – its an institution – highly recommended.
On St. Marks Road: Koshys (South Indian Non-Vegetarian). On MG Road: Ullas Restaurant (South Indian Vegetarian), Ajanta (South Indian Vegetarian), Ebony (Multi-cuisine). On Church Street: India Coffee House, Bheemas (Andhra Style Non Vegetarian, Queens (North Indian Non Vegetarian), 3 Quarter Chinese (Multi-cuisine).
Vishweshwaraiah Museum Don’t miss the artifacts: Steam Wagon, Circular Calculator and Mechanical calculators. 10 am to 6 pm Closed on Ganesha Chathurthi & Diwali 60 mins 4 pm Rs.20/Adult Rs.10/ Student
Nehru Planetarium The Sky Theater Program and Gallery. Note: Children below 5 years are not allowed. 4.30 pm English Show. Closed on Mondays and 2ndTuesdays 75 mins 6:30 pm Rs 25/adult Rs 10/child
Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Various adaptations of English & Hindi music into the musical fountain show. 7 pm to 7.30 pm Closed on Mondays and 2nd Tuesdays 30 mins 7:45 pm Rs.10 / Adult & Rs.5/Child

ISKCON Temple

International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) has built the ISKCON Temple in Bangalore – the largest of ISKCON Temples in the world dedicated to Lord Krishna. Devotees from across the world visit the ISKCON Temple for spiritual enlightenment. The golden dwajastambha or flag post, and kalash shikara are the corner stones of the architectural beauty of the temple with drinking water, hygienic washrooms, elevators for senior citizens and disabled, clear signage, and, a variety of prasada from traditional sweets to cakes and muffins.
ISKON Temple Darshan Timings: 4.15 am to 5 am, 7.15 am to 12.50 pm and 4 pm to 8.20 pm every day.

Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace

Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace also known as ‘Rash-e-Jannat’ or ‘Envy of the Heavens’, in Bangalore was the summer residence of Tipu Sultan. Construction of the Palace was started by Tipu’s father Hyder Ali inside the Bangalore Fort in 1781 and was completed by Tipu Sultan in 1791. Tipu’s Palace is completely built of French Rosewood, to look similar to the Palace in Srirangapattana. Tipu’s Palace is a two story building with exquisite frescoes, carved pillars, arches and balconies. The palace has four rooms situated in the four corners in the top floor. Tipu Sultan used to address his durbar from the balconies. There is a small museum on the second floor. Tipu Sultan also mastered rockets for his warfare; there are a couple of rockets which are displayed in the palace museum along Tipu and Hyder Ali paintings, swords and armaments from the era. The museum houses a replica of the famous Tipu's Tiger toy depicting a tiger attacking a British soldier complete with sound effects of a tiger roaring.
Tipu’s Palace Timings: 10 am to 6 pm. Closed on Sundays.
Tipu’s Palace Entry Fees: Rs.10/- for Indians, Rs.100/- for Foreigners. Camera Fees Rs.25/-.

Bull Temple

Bull Temple or the Dodda Basavana Gudi was built in 1537 AD by the then chieftain Kempe Gowda of the Vijayanagara Empire, who also built the city of Bangalore. Bull Temple dedicated to Nandi the vehicle of Lord Shiva, the temple also has deities of Lord Shiva & Ganesha. The temple is built in Vijayanagara Architectural style with the world’s largest monolith statue of Nandi which is 15 feet tall and 20 feet long. The temple courtyards play host for the annual groundnut festival which sees different varieties of groundnuts from all over South India.
Bull Temple Timings: 6 am to 8 pm every day.

Lal Bagh

Lal Bagh or the Red Garden, is a 240 acre lung space for Bangalore city and has been so from 1760 when Hyder Ali commissioned it. Lalbagh is a botanical garden housing the famous Glass House, India’s largest collection of rare tropical plants, aquarium, lake and the east tower of Kempe Gowda – the founder of Bangalore. Lalbagh was planned in the lines of Mughal Gardens by Hyder Ali, the gardens were completed by his son Tipu Sultan – who enriched it by getting plants and trees from several countries across the globe. The Glass House modeled on London’s Crystal Palace and the Band Stand were built by the British James Cameron, the then Superintendent of Lalbagh in the last years of the 19th Century. Lalbagh holds the bi-annual flower-shows which are very popular with city dweller and tourist alike.
Lalbagh Timings: 6 am to 7 pm every day.
Lalbagh Entry Fee: Rs.10/-.
Traveler Tip: Take a guided tour in eco-friendly buggies, Rs. 100 per head and get to know more about the centuries-old trees and collections of plants from around the world.

Visvesvaraya Museum

Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum was setup by prominent industrialists with the Government in 1962. Visvesvaraya Museum has 7 permanent exhibition halls and two special exhibits. The Exhibition Halls are: Engine Hall, Electro technic Hall, Fun Science Hall, Space-Emerging Technology Hall, Biotechnological Revolution Hall, BEL-Hall of Electronics Hall and Science for Children Hall. The Special Exhibits are: Dinosaur Corner and Wright brother’s airplane.
Visvesvaraya Museum Timings: 10 am to 6 pm every day. Closed on Ganesha Chathurthi and Deepavali festivals.
Visvesvaraya Museum Entry Fees: General Visitors Rs.20/-, Students Rs.10/-, 3D Film Show: Rs.10/ for school children, Rs. 20/- for general visitors.

Shopping at M.G.Road & Commercial Street

Mahatma Gandhi Road and Commercial Street are heart of Bangalore shopping district. MG Road is lined with rows of top brand retail outlets and restaurants, while Commercial Street has a more traditional market feel with lot of apparel, accessories retailers and some traditional style eat outs.
Lunch (NOT COMPLIMENTARY, 30 - 45 mins) – Suggested Restaurants: On Lalbagh Road: MTR (South Indian Vegetarian) – its an institution – highly recommended.
On St. Marks Road: Koshys (South Indian Non-Vegetarian).
On MG Road: Ullas Restaurant (South Indian Vegetarian), Ajanta (South Indian Vegetarian), Ebony (Multi-cuisine). Church Street: India Coffee House, Bheemas (Andhra Style Non Vegetarian, Queens (North Indian Non Vegetarian), 3 Quarter Chinese (Multi-cuisine).

Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

Nehru Planetarium was established in 1989 with a 15 meter dome and a seating capacity of 210. Nehru Planetarium is also used to teach Astronomy to students and is equipped with all modern projection equipment for showing the night sky on the dome along with slides, videos, and special effects.
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium Timings: 4.30 pm English Show. Closed on Mondays, and Second Tuesdays.
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium Entry Fees: Rs.25 for adults & Rs. 10 for children.
Note: Children below 5 years of age are not allowed.

Musical Fountain

The Musical Fountain was commissioned in 1996 in a 17 acre plot opposite the Nehru Planetarium. The Musical Fountain is based on latest technology and is adaptable for Indian and Western music. Each show at the Musical Fountain lasts nearly 25 minutes.
Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Timings: 7 pm to 7.30 pm and 8 pm to 8.30 pm. Closed on Mondays and Second Tuesdays.
Musical Fountain Entry Fees: Rs.10 for Adults & Rs.5 for Children.