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3 days in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

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3 days in Bengaluru (Bangalore)
Explore quintessential Bangalore, the garden city and erstwhile pensioners' paradise. After taking in its history and culture, unwind by focusing on what makes it a lively city for the youth: shopping, pubbing and entertainment.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Day 1
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden

The sprawling 240-acre botanical garden houses some over 1,000 species of plants including some 100-year-old trees. The construction of Lal Bagh was... more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Bull Temple
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Bull Temple

Located in Basavanagudi, this temple (built by Kempegowda in the Dravidian style) contains a huge granite monolith of Nandi. The temple grounds also host the annual groundnut fair in November/December. The nearby Dodda Ganesha Temple and Bugle Rock Garden also can be visited.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Basavanagudi
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Basavanagudi

Basavangudi is one of the few areas in Bangalore that have retained its old-world charm. A residential area with quaint homes, leafy roads, markets and temples, a walk here can take you back in time. Always buzzing with activity, Basavanagudi buzzes even more feverishly before festivals. There are numerous restaurants here, some institutions in themselves. This is a good place to feast... More

Basavangudi is one of the few areas in Bangalore that have retained its old-world charm. A residential area with quaint homes, leafy roads, markets and temples, a walk here can take you back in time. Always buzzing with activity, Basavanagudi buzzes even more feverishly before festivals. There are numerous restaurants here, some institutions in themselves. This is a good place to feast on idlis (savory cake), dosas (savory pancakes) and the famous filter kaapi (coffee). Less

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ISKCON Sri Radha Krishna-Chandra Temple
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ISKCON Sri Radha Krishna-Chandra Temple

  Iskcon Bangalore, a pearl of Iskcon (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) a palace of Sri Sri RadhaKrishna in this world. It is a... more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Day 2
KR Market
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KR Market

KR Market is a busy, vibrant and crowded market in the heart of the city. Go early in the morning to watch fresh vegetables and flowers arrive for the day. A photographer’s delight, this market whips up a frenzy especially before important religious festivals.

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Tipu Sultan Fort and Palace - Bangalore KR Market
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Tipu Sultan Fort and Palace - Bangalore KR Market

One of Bangalore’s busiest markets, the KR market, hides this surprise: an elegant palace built by Tipu Sultan, with teak pillars and frescoes. Though incomparable to the more famous Tipu Sultan’s palace at Mysore, this is one of the relatively unknown monuments of Bangalore. Visit this palace along with the ruins of the fort nearby. Also nearby are a temple and a mosque.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Mahatma Gandhi (MG) Road
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Mahatma Gandhi (MG) Road

Erstwhile South Parade is Bangalore’s shopping and entertainment hub, along with nearby Brigade Road, Church Street and Commercial Street. Old-timers reminisce fondly about the grand avenue this once was. Many old landmarks have been torn down to make way for characterless glass buildings. The metro running over the road proved to be the proverbial nail in the coffin for MG Road’s... More

Erstwhile South Parade is Bangalore’s shopping and entertainment hub, along with nearby Brigade Road, Church Street and Commercial Street. Old-timers reminisce fondly about the grand avenue this once was. Many old landmarks have been torn down to make way for characterless glass buildings. The metro running over the road proved to be the proverbial nail in the coffin for MG Road’s beauty. Thankfully, some of the vibe still survives. Walk along and enjoy a few gems that survived the massacre. Less

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
Day 3
Cubbon Park
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Cubbon Park

Cubbon Park dons many hats: a green lung in the heart of the city that also hosts a library, museums, a tennis academy, an aquarium, a toy train and many statues and pavilions. It’s probably one of the only parks to have a busy road cutting through it. In the wee hours of the morning or evenings, it’s a jogger’s paradise. Spring adds to the beauty of this park, with the lovely and... More

Cubbon Park dons many hats: a green lung in the heart of the city that also hosts a library, museums, a tennis academy, an aquarium, a toy train and many statues and pavilions. It’s probably one of the only parks to have a busy road cutting through it. In the wee hours of the morning or evenings, it’s a jogger’s paradise. Spring adds to the beauty of this park, with the lovely and colorful Tabebuia trees in full bloom. Less

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Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri
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Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri

The Neo-Dravidian-style Vidhana Soudha is the seat of the state legislature while the red Attara Kacheri houses the High Court. In 2005, an annex called the Vikas Soudha was inaugurated, designed as an exact replica of the Vidhana Soudha. Though these buildings cannot be visited, they can be viewed from the outside.

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St. Mark's Cathedral
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St. Mark's Cathedral

Built in 1926, the cathedral is stately building with a row of Roman arches and an imposing central dome. It is noted for the intricate woodwork in... more »

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St. Mary's Basilica
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St. Mary's Basilica

St. Mary’s Basilica in bustling Shivajinagar is built in the Gothic style with stained glass windows. It hosts the St. Mary’s Feast each year in September. Devotees throng the basilica during the feast, which culminates in a procession with a chariot.

Bangalore Palace
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Bangalore Palace

The Bangalore Palace was the private residence of the royal Wodeyar family. Built to resemble Windsor Castle, this quirky palace is filled with an interesting and eclectic collection of art and paraphernalia from a bygone era. The palace grounds are a popular venue for rock concerts and other music events.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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