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Bengaluru (Bangalore), Karnataka

Known as Bangalore from the time of the British Raj up to 2006 when its name officially changed to Bengaluru, the city still embraces certain British characteristics, which are evident in the proliferation of bars and microbreweries. Cocktails concocted with Indian spices served in chic rooftop bars are abundant, while an endless selection of local craft beers will tempt even the staunchest Heineken fan. 

To experience the city’s rich cultural history, a visit to the Tudor-styled Bangalore Palace is not to be missed. As you walk around and marvel at the opulent interior design, try to keep in mind that the palace was purchased for the ruling Maharaja of Mysuru (Mysore) when he was only ten years old. The horticulturalists among you will be keen to make a visit to the home of India’s largest collection of tropical plants, Lalbagh Botanical Gardens. Bengaluru also holds a number of other pleasure gardens to provide a welcome retreat from the metropolis’ hustle and bustle. As India’s third most populous city, popular with tech companies, universities and the Kannada film industry alike, there really is something here for everyone.

If you would like to visit Bengaluru, why not consider the Wonders of Karnataka Tour or the Treasure of South India Tour?  but please remember all our private tours are designed to meet your exact requirements, and the tours mentioned above are just examples.