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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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Ranish Bera

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Reasons to go to Bangalore

1The Garden City
The Garden City

HolidayIQ Reviewer Anurag Singh says, “An encapsulation of awesome design and magnificence, The Majestic Bangalore Palace saves in its the It is a wonderful place located in the midst of the busy city. It is located near Kaveri theater, in Vasanthnagar, palace road. The architecture is wonderful.”  


HolidayIQ Reviewer Bibhuti Panigrahy says, “Shrungagiri Shanmukha Temple This temple is situated just beside of the nice road. At the 5th stage of RR Nagar. Sufficient paid Parking space provided by the temple authority. Temple timings are 6. 30 to 12. 30 in the morning and 4. 30 to 9. 00 in the evening. 2 big Peacocks will greet you at the entrance. This temple was inaugurated by the Sringeri peeths sadguru on 3rd March 1995.”  

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2For its nightlife and greenery
For its nightlife and greenery

The pub capital of India, Bangalore has over 180 New Year's Eve parties happening around town. The best NYE party to hit would be Panache, JW Marriott where they have opulent fireworks at midnight. Also, the ever famous Brigade Road and Church Street have clubs like Church Street Social and Hard Rock Cafe around to visit for a good time, plus you can witness dazzling fireworks at 12 in the area.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Shashi Bilgi adds, “MG Road - Heart of Bangalore This is the erstwhile 'place to hang out' before areas like Koramangala cropped up. The MG Road street has the best of shopping zones for apparel, watches, books and eateries like bars, restaurants and pubs. Being in the vicinity of Brigade Rd and Church Street, M G road attracts a lot of party goers and families alike.”


HolidayIQ Reviewer Satvik Handa shares, “This place is awesome for a hangout with friends as it houses lots of club, pubs and food joints. you can roam around for window shopping and then settle for a good party dinners at one of the joints here”

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3Awaken your spirits in the garden city
Awaken your spirits in the garden city

HolidayIQ Reviewer Anurag Singh shares, “An encapsulation of awesome design and magnificence, The Majestic Bangalore Palace saves in its the It is a wonderful place located in the midst of the busy city. It is located near kaveri theater, in Vasanthnagar, palace road. The architecture is wonderful..”  


HolidayIQ Reviewer Bibhuti Panigrahy shares, “In the evening, the crystals are illuminated by 27 Watt LED lights, each crystal disseminating 16 colour combination lights, forming 138 patterns. The total output works out to 67, 500 Watts. The luminous capacity of the Crystal Dome ranges from 36, 000 Lumina (at a minimum value of 18 per unit) to 3, 70, 000 Lumina (at a maximum value of 186 per unit) and the power consumption ranges from 2KW to 54 KW”  

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4For a sleepless night
For a sleepless night

HolidayIQ Reviewer Shashi Bilgi adds, “Being in the vicinity of Brigade Road and Church Street, M G road attracts a lot of party goers and families alike and hence people can have a great time here.”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Dilip Kumar shares, “There are many nice places to eat and you'll also find pubs here. It's very famous for New Year celebrations and parties.” 

You can also witness one of the biggest New Year bash at "Club Mirchi Circoloco 2018"  At Kalinga, "The Final Act " At Kitty Ko, "Sonic Boom 2018" At Sutra Lounge, The Lalit Ashok Bangalore. 

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5Name the item and you get it here at Commercial street
Name the item and you get it here at Commercial street

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sasidhar Bokkasam says, “Good shopping center in Bangalore; As the name tells everything, Commercial Street is the place for shopping for the entire family. You name the item, you will get it there. You have exclusive showrooms as well as foot-path shops, for those love bargaining. Located very close to Shivaji Nagar, the place is well-connected to all parts of Bangalore. Please remember, car parking is a problem, in view of the congestion. Plan a day-long shopping spree with family.

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Dhanalakshmi janardanan

Dhanalakshmi janardanan2.1/5

2 reviews

Large space with less basic amenities( drinking water/clean toilets/ over all clealiness)

I have been to lalbagh every flower shows, The increases entry fee every year. But there is lack of basic amenities. There are only few toilets for the vast area, the ladies young and aged find it very difficlut. The gents urinate openly behind some trees etc. The worst part is street vendors (panipori, chats, pokada valas, plastic toys, balloon valas etc are pumped in they spoil the entire ambience and make unlean with their waste remains while going back. Last flower show there were more than 60 vendors in different corners spoiling the good ambience here . I had informed many times with letters they will upright deny the facts . Instead of letting in street vendors, the authorities could plan an permanent food court. Lalbagh being tourist center thought out the year tourists pour-in .

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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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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

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Kamal Upadhyay

Bull temple Nandi temple, Bangalore

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