Bangalore has many tourist attractions that appeal to all kinds of visitors to this modern growing city. There are numerous gardens, lakes, temples, churches, mosques ancient historical monuments & sites.
Ulsoor Lake in BangaloreIn Bengaluru, even though the city might look packed and small, there are lots of interesting and famous places to see; here there is never a dull moment. So, let me welcome you to Bangalore in traditional style, in Kannada: "Bengalurige Suswaagaata" (Welcome to Bangalore).
Know more about Bangalore before you start
Before you start your holiday trip to Bangalore, you can learn about the culture of Bangalore, know a bit about its history, general information and facts, find a map of Bangalore for reference etc. Visit the Bangalore City Guide page where you'll find lots of interesting and useful information handy when you travel to, and discover Bangalore.
Poo Pallakki or flower chariot procession festival Many use Bangalore as a base (maybe because of the weather), when they wish to travel to either Tamil Nadu or Kerala or tour within Karnataka. Tourism in Bangalore is also promoted by Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC); there are also private tour operators that conduct guided tour of the city. ( link to tour operators and travel agents).
Duration of your Bangalore tour
The duration depends on how much you want to see and activities you want to do. If you want to go for sight seeing of the city locally, set aside one day to see all the popular places. If you wish to explore the temples, ancient monuments and parks, set aside one more day. There are also many places around Bangalore that you can visit.
There are also many places around Bangalore that you can visit. Depending on how many places around Bangalore you want to visit, an average of three days should be sufficient. A complete tour of the city and places around the city can be completed in 5 - 7 days.
Secret tip for a great Bangalore holiday
The best time to visit Bangalore is between January and April. Even though March and April are the summer months here, the schools and colleges here declare summer holidays for a month. Many Bangaloreans plan holidays to other places in India along with their family and friends. And this will be the right time to explore Bangalore as it is less crowded and tourists also can bargain prices locally and cut your holiday budget.
You can either opt for conducted tour organised by the state tourism department (KSTDC - http://kstdc.net/), book through travel agents or use the local transportation in Bangalore to explore the city on your own.