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Bangalore represents an important centre for business, science and technology and many visitors are immediately struck by how different it is from other Indian cities.

Trendy western-style bars and restaurants are packed with young Indians embracing the opportunities that the city has to offer. Despite its modern style, Bangalore still retains remnants of its past.

Colonial past

This is where the British established their regional headquarters after defeating Tipu Sultan, and they continued to develop the city for the next fifty years. The combined legacies of Tipu Sultan, Haider Ali and the British live on in the Lalbagh botanical gardens and the numerous parks and tree-lined avenues.

Cooler climate

Located at an altitude of nearly 1,000 metres with plenty of green shady areas, Bangalore’s climate is cooler than other southern cities.

Visiting Bangalore

Its location in the south of Karnataka, and direct flights from the UK make Bangalore an excellent starting point for tours of southern India.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Bangalore

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Bangalore, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Bangalore

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    Places near Bangalore

    Accommodation choices for Bangalore

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Bangalore. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Pool at Shreyas, Bangalore

      Shreyas

      First Class

      This lovely small hotel set in 25 acres of beautiful grounds is only an hour and a half from Bangalore airport.

    • Taj West End Hotel, Bangalore

      Taj West End

      Deluxe

      We think this is the best hotel in its class in the city.