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Surayanarayana Temple - Bangalore

Surayanarayana Temple - Bangalore  Video Review
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Surayanarayana Temple

Prasanth
5th Nov 17

Great nature walk, part of jungle lodge stay

Great nature walk, part of jungle lodge stay  Video Review
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Bannerghatta National Park

Santosh Rao
30th Oct 17

Ancient and Serene temple Sri Dakshinamukha temple

Ancient and Serene temple Sri Dakshinamukha temple  Video Review
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Sri Dakshinamukha Nandi Tirtha Kalyani Kshetra

Sandeep Kuncham
15th Oct 17

Majestic view of Iskcon

Majestic view of Iskcon  Video Review
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ISKCON Bangalore, Sri Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple

Sonu Narayan
7th May 17

Great outing, maintenance can be better

Great outing, maintenance can be better  Video Review
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HAL Heritage Centre And Aerospace Museum

Santosh Rao
4th May 17

Gateway to South India

Gateway to South India  Video Review
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Kempegowda International Airport

Rahul Shankar
26th Apr 17

Bannerghatta National Park

Bannerghatta National Park  Video Review
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Bannerghatta National Park

Bhatnagar Archit
11th Mar 17

Great fun

Great fun  Video Review
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Bannerghatta National Park

Vikas Rana
30th Jan 17

Kadu Mane review

Kadu Mane review  Video Review
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Shambhavi Dance Theatre

Kushal Sheth
1st Sep 15

Nice view of Madiwala lake, nice place to visit

Nice view of Madiwala lake, nice place to visit  Video Review
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Madivala Lake

Vinit Kumar
16th Jan 18

I am heading to Bangalore

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Ayesha Ghouse

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Reasons to go to Bangalore

1The brilliant pubs of Bengaluru!
The brilliant pubs of Bengaluru!

HolidayIQ reviewer Rohit says, "Bangalore is the most happening place to visit in India. If you are party person then please visit kormangla area it's very nice place for foodie and pubs which are affordable and high ends also."

HolidayIQ reviewer Rajesh says, "As everyone knows, MG road is the place to visit if you are visiting Bangalore. This place is a delight for all shopaholics. There are many places to party and hangout besides eateries and multiplexes."

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2Free Flow
Free Flow

Homemade green tea ice cream in Mumbai

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Nepean Sea Road resident Bina Doshi blends some scrumptious flavors with homemade cream and pure milk to deliver delight. Flavors like pan, green tea and lemongrass keep your taste buds on the edge while her fruit-flavored popsicles with absolutely no preservatives and coloring keep you coming back for more. This housewife’s passion of experimenting with unusual flavors has catapulted her to fame and she is a successful entrepreneur today. There is even home delivery to certain areas!

Death by chocolate, Bangalore’s killer aphrodisiac

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Begin your evening of fun and frolic, a healthy dose of sugar and dairy can only do you good. Ask around, everyone knows where you’ll find a branch of the local hit, Corner House. The variety of pocket-friendly frozen treats will excite you. The Death by Chocolate, however, is what you need to invite a little sin into your memorable Bangalore night.

HolidayIQ reviewer Jamuna suggests visiting Bannerghatta while in Bangalore, saying, “Pack up to Bannerghatta National Park. The grand safari, main zoo and Butterfly Garden are the main attractions. I was thrilled at viewing bears freely walking, white tigers lying under the tree shade, Asian tigers jay walking and lions sitting relaxed by the roadside.”

Enticing black forest ice-cream in Kolkata

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Visit one of Kolkata’s oldest and most famous ice cream makers, India Hobby Centre. Do not miss trying their delectable Black Forest sundae and Love at First Bite. People travel from all over the city to the Fort William area of town just to eat the ice cream here. Be sure to be guided to this charming place.

An ice-cream with an unusual story, Ahmedabad

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The temperatures here can be blistering during the summer months. The perfect time to indulge in a rather unusual ice cream story, that of how homemaker Neruben Desai who began making ice creams out of her home after her husband lost his job.

Starting off from despair and a need to make ends meet, today this aging couple have made a profitable business by selling liters of ice cream every day from three freezers of a small porch in front of her nondescript home in a shaded lane. Locals will tell you the shops ‘fresh and smooth’ is hugely popular.   

Adds HolidayIQ reviewer Parth Agrawal shares his views on Ahmedabad saying, “From sabarmati ashram to sidi saiyad jaldi, from manek chowk to sabarmati riverfront Ahmedabad is a very nice place to be in. Very friendly people and a clean city! I believe one must visit at least once in his life to Ahmedabad.”

A paan kulfi in Delhi

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No matter what you do here, be sure to ask for Krishna di kulfi near India gate. Just like the city of  Delhi, the options here are unlimited. Choose from exotic paan, coconut or kiwi flavored kulfis or go the traditional kesar way if you like. For those calorie conscious few of you, there is also a sugar-free option here.

An ice-cream sandwich at K Rustom’s in Mumbai

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No ice cream list is complete without the mention of K Rustom’s in Mumbai. Come here and witness one generation treat the next to ice cream enjoyed over decades.

Their specialty is the ice-cream biscuit or ice-cream sandwich which is to die for. The best thing about this place is that it's extremely pocket-friendly, brownie points if you’re a traveler!

Chuck the guide book! Next time you're on a holiday, ask the local people where they get their frozen desert from. 

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3Chewy Fudge Brownies
Chewy Fudge Brownies

The warm and hard texture of the brownie goes perfectly with the creaminess of the cold ice cream.  Yummers!. Tweak the brownie with a scoop of ice cream. Chocolate in all of its glory. You cannot go wrong with this one if you like chocolates and ice creams. HolidayIQ Traveller Prashant Kr shares, “The restaurant and places of food can be found in every corner of the city. You get what you want. Delicious Indian, Italian, French, Continental, Chinese. Just name it you get it and upon all the prices are very reasonable and cleanliness at its best. Delighted to be here and hoping to stay here permanently.”

Where: Corner House, Bangalore

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4Live Extravagant! Get An International Experience at Ritz- Carlton
Live Extravagant! Get An International Experience at Ritz- Carlton

If your resolution for 2016 is to live more extravagantly, get started. Known for its hospitality, The Ritz guarantees an amazing start to your new year with international cuisines and covered dance arena for all music lovers.  Enjoy the last night of the year at The Market, The Ritz-Carlton and grab unlimited food and drinks with amazing performance by live band "Johnathan''.

HolidayIQ Traveller Anant K from Delhi shares, “The Ritz Carlton is one of the well known group in the hospitality sector. This hotel is one of the best places to stay in Bangalore. The. The hotel is truly amazing from both inside and outside. The swimming pool is excellent and so is the food. Ritz Carlton never compromises with luxury and this is really can be seen once you enter the hotel.”

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5This One Is Sheer Grandeur! Check In The Sheraton Bangalore For A Grand Fiesta
This One Is Sheer Grandeur! Check In The Sheraton Bangalore For A Grand Fiesta

Book your stay at the Sheraton Bangalore to end the new year with a bang! This is sheer class. Be a part of the Grand Fiesta hosted by the hotel. Spread across three venues, The Ballroom, Durbar and Persian Terrace, is going to be as massive as it can in a single evening. The party includes music by DJ Jasmeet, DJ Ryan Beck and DJ Sam. You are sure to experience the best of the 3 genres of Bollywood, Commercial and House music.

HolidayIQ Traveller Rishabh Batra from Bangalore shares, “Sheraton located at one of the best location and having a really friendly staff. The value/price per night is a bit steep. It was a nice experience I liked the room and the view and the service I would say it was a perfect place where we can stay peaceful much I liked everything in it. The Lobby was really beautiful and peaceful.”

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Reviews (930)

Prabhakar Ronad

Prabhakar Ronad4.0/5

5 reviews

Bangalore

We visited Nandi Hills. We shopped at the Pothys. Visited Malls ( Orion). The weather was nice and cool in the evening and mornings. Slightly hot in day but manageable.

Food and Shopping: Shopping at Pothys is an amazing experience. Its a massive showroom with millions of Sarees and dress material. It has kids and men's section also on higher floors. Absolutely fascinating interior decoration can be seen inside Pothys which is stunning to say the least. Ate at Orion mall food court. The ambience is beautiful and the food is good

Highlight of the trip: The trip to Nandi hills made the highlight. Breathtaking view of the sunrise and the hills. Its to be experienced to be believed.

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Praveen Devihosur

Praveen Devihosur4.0/5

3 reviews

Bangalore

Overall it good experience, wonder la amusement park is very much enjoyable place. Food and Shopping: There are lots affordable shopping places are available and most famous is Mantri Square Moll and there are lots of restaurants are available with good price and with good quality, most famous restaurant is halli mane located in malleshwaram. Highlight of the trip: Work Commitment, I visited wonderla amusement park with friends is most cherish-able forever

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Recommended Duration in Bangalore

Number of days to spend in Bangalore as recommended by our travellers.

1 day

13.3%

2 days

60%

3 days

23.3%

4 days

3.3%

Bangalore Overview

History of Bangalore

Bangalore (Bengaluru) is the capital of Karnataka. It was Kempe Gowda I who set the foundation of Bangalore city. He was a nobleman who, with the support of the people, built an expansive mud and brick fort which later became central Bangalore.

Kempe Gowda II declared Bangalore’s independence1683 but lost the city to the Mughals. It eventually landed in the hands of Hyder Ali as part of the Kingdom of Mysore and then went under Tippu Sultan’s rule.

People and Culture of Bangalore

Known as the ‘Silicon Valley of India’, it is home to several Multinational Companies. A number of people from the villages and towns on the outskirts of Bangalore travel to the city in search of employment. It has a good cosmopolitan mix in terms of population and culture, celebrating Hindu, Muslim and Christian festivals. Bangalore also has a strong Parsi community.

Things to Do in Bangalore

There are several historic sites and places to visit in Bangalore. Lal Bagh Gardens are home to more than a thousand species of flora and is teeming with visitors during their flower shows. Lal Bagh is best visited early in the morning or just before sunset, and is one of the most ideal Bangalore tourist places. The pure air, the placid lake and a rose garden make this walk enjoyable.

In the list of Bangalore places to visit, Cubbon Park is a popular destination for those with children, thanks to the toy train in the park. Filled with greenery and trees, this park is also a popular picnic spot for families. For famous places in Bangalore for history buffs, Tippu Sultan’s Summer Palace awaits, a quiet spot in the city’s heart, the summer palace is well-maintained. For those who want a fun day or find other things to do in Bangalore, the amusement park Wonderla is perfect. The park has a host of rides that are sure to thrill adults and children alike.

Food and Shopping in Bangalore

If you want to experience true south Indian street food, stop by Food Street at V.V. Puram after sunset. Hot jilebis, mosaru kodbales, piping hot dosas and cool glasses of juice or buttermilk are served fresh.

Places to see in Bangalore include Koramangala and Indiranagar. They have a host of both upscale and pocket-friendly restaurants that serve a variety of cuisines from continental, Mediterranean and even Thai!

Main shopping areas and commercial Bangalore attractions are commercial street, MG Road and Brigade Road.

Apart from just sightseeing in Bangalore, Bangalore has a host of options for entertainment. There are many trendy bars in the city that definitely must not be missed on a trip to Bangalore. Several cultural centres stage plays. You could also opt to attend a musical concert at select venues.

Accommodation in Bangalore

For transport options and figuring out how to reach Bangalore, travellers can choose from going by road, by train or by flight. From budget to 5 star hotels, Bangalore has no dearth of accommodation. Hotels such as the Marriott and the Taj groups cater to those with a higher budget. There are also various resorts in Bangalore as well as near the city such as the Angsana Spa resort and the Olde Bangalore resort for families and couples alike.





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Bull temple Nandi temple, Bangalore

Photo by

Kamal Upadhyay

Bull temple Nandi temple, Bangalore

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