The mosaic of diverse religions and cultures lends vividness to the metropolitan city of Bangalore. Home to many internationally-famed IT companies, this city is popularly named as the Silicon Valley of India. The name Bangalore is an anglicised form of the Kannada word – Bengaluru, which means the town of boiled beans. During the medieval period, Bangalore was a part of many South Indian kingdoms - from the Western Ganga dynasty to the Vijayanagara empire. Post their reign, the region witnessed the rise and fall of the Sultans, Marathas and the British. After India gained independence, the city went through radical changes and was declared the capital of Karnataka in the 1950s.
The modern-day Bangalore has all colours on its palette, including night clubs, theatres, cafes, shopping malls, art galleries, historical monuments and lush gardens. Bustling with life, this cosmopolitan city has everything that a globetrotter thrives for.
Attractions in Bangalore
A replica of the Windsor Castle of London, the Bangalore Palace was built by Mysore royal family – the Wodeyars, in 1887. This beautiful palace features Tudor-style architecture and is adorned with beautiful wooden carvings and paintings.
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace
Located in the heart of Bangalore, the Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace is a beautiful 2-storey edifice surrounded by beautiful gardens. The construction of this palace was started during the reign of Haider Ali and was completed by Tipu Sultan.
Cubbon Park is a beautifully designed park with flowerbeds, trees and rolling lawns. Set up by Sir Mark Cubbon, this park encompasses statues, jogging tracks and pavilions, along with museums, aquarium and a tennis academy.
Home to the Legislative Chambers of the state government of Andhra Pradesh, Vidhana Soudha is a marvel of Dravidian architecture. The foundation of this imposing building was laid by the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, in 1951.
Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens
Once the private garden of Haider Ali, Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens is today one of the best gardens in the East, owing to its layout and plant wealth. This 240-acre verdant paradise is internationally recognised for nurturing the horticulture concept.
Bull Temple, or the Dodda Basavana Gudi, is dedicated to Nandi - a mammoth monolithic bull that is the mount of Lord Shiva. Every year in the Hindu month of Karthika Maasa, this temple hosts the groundnut fair, Kadalekaayi Parishe.
Dedicated to Lord Krishna, Balaram and Radha, the ISKCON Temple attracts devotees in large numbers from across the globe. Built in marble and granite, this temple boasts of a 56-ft. flag post and a 28-ft. kalash shikara plated in gold.
Our Recommended Hotels in Bangalore
1139/28, Domlur Layout, Off Intermediate Ring Roadmore...
The Paul is a heritage business hotel featuring 54 well-appointed luxury suites, which are classified into Studio Suite, Club Suite, Premier Suite and Executive Suite categories. This luxury 5-star property has Mughlai restaurant; a speciality restaurant offering delicacies of Goa, Mangalore and Kerala; and a cafe and bar. It offers leisure and recreational facilities, such as swimming pool with jacuzzi, Ayurveda centre, personal bar and gymnasium. There is a boardroom (equipped with high-speed internet and state-of-the presentation and communication facilities) and conference hall (capacity of 200 persons) in the premises, where corporate meetings, conferences and social events can be hosted.
The Lalit Ashok Bengaluru
Kumara Krupa High Groundsmore...
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The Lalit Ashok, spread over an area of 10 acres, is a luxurious property that was established in 1971. This 5-star hotel has 184 well-furnished accommodation units, categorised as Deluxe Rooms, Pool View Rooms, The and Lalit Executive Club, along with Executive, Luxury and Presidential Suites. There is a multi-cuisine restaurant, Indian speciality restaurant and Pan-Asian speciality restaurant in the premises, along with a lounge bar. The hotel has conference centres, where corporate meetings, seminars and conferences, along with social events can be organised. It has a swimming pool, gymnasium, tennis court, jacuzzi and in-house shopping facilities for entertainment, leisure and recreation purposes.
The Oberoi Bengaluru
37-39,Mahatma Gandhi Roadmore...
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The Oberoi is situated on MG Road – the shopping, business and financial districts of Bangalore. This luxury property has 160 accommodation units that are classified into Luxury Room with Balcony, Deluxe Room with Balcony, Premier Room with Balcony, Deluxe Suite, Executive Suite and Presidential Suite categories. There is a multi-cuisine restaurant, along with Thai and Chinese speciality restaurants in this 5-star hotel. Guests can enjoy drinks at its classic pub, which boasts of an al fresco ambience. Spa, fitness centre and swimming pool are the recreational facilities available at the hotel. It has three meeting rooms to host meetings, seminars and conferences.
Fortune Park JP Celestial Bengaluru
5/43, Race Course Roadmore...
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Situated near the Race Course Road in Bangalore, Fortune Park JP Celestial is a luxury property with 130 guestrooms, which include 98 Standard Rooms, 10 Suites and 22 Fortune Club Rooms. There is a 24-hour multi-cuisine restaurant and a bar and grill restaurant in the premises that offer mouth-watering dishes and exotic drinks. The recreational, leisure and wellness facilities on offer at this hotel include a beauty salon, spa, massage, health club with gymnasium and indoor swimming pool. There are 6 banquet halls and 5 boardrooms in the hotel where guests can host seminars, conferences, meetings and parties. These venues can accommodate up to 650 guests.
The Park Bengaluru
14/7 Mahatma Gandhi Roadmore...
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Situated on the posh Mahatma Gandhi Road (MG Road) in Bengaluru, The Park is a luxury, boutique hotel with great architecture and splendid interior decor. It has 109 spacious, elegant guestrooms that are classified as Deluxe, Deluxe Terrace, Terrace Suites, Deluxe Balcony, Luxury, Premier Suite and The Residence. Common amenities provided in these rooms include mini-bar, tea/coffee maker, work space, hairdryer, Wi-Fi, electronic safety vault and television. Besides room amenities, the property offers facilities like room service, gift shop and travel desk.
There is an Italian restaurant and multi-cuisine restaurant in the premises, along with a poolside lounge and well-stocked bar. In addition to dining options, the hotel offers recreational facilities, such as swimming pool, gymnasium and massage centre. To meet the needs of its business guests, it has a banquet hall, where corporate and social events can be organised with possibility of different seating arrangements.
Vivanta by Taj Bengaluru
41/3, Mahatma Gandhi Roadmore...
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Vivanta by Taj in Bengaluru is a 5-star business hotel, situated on Mahatma Gandhi (MG) Road. This opulent property has beautifully designed guestrooms that are categorised as Deluxe Delight, Deluxe Allure Suite, Premium Indulgence and Superior Charm that feature all modern amenities to even impress the most discerning guests. This business hotel has event spaces inside the premises, where guests can organise meetings, seminars, conferences and even social functions.
To meet the leisure requirements of its guests, this property has a swimming pool, gymnasium, beauty salon, book shop and spa. In addition to these, it offers facilities, such as currency exchange, travel assistance, railway station and airport transfers, doctor-on-call, and internet access in meeting spaces.
In terms of dining, there is an on-site Chinese speciality restaurant, a restaurant serving modern European cuisine, bakery shop and an all-day dining coffee shop as well as a well-stocked bar.
Hotel Royal Orchid Bengaluru
No. 1, Golf Avenue, Adjoining KGA Golf Course, HAL Airport Roadmore...
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Situated on HAL Airport Road in Bengaluru, Hotel Royal Orchid lies in proximity to the famous 18-hole KGA golf course. An upscale property, it is an ideal option for both business and leisure travellers as it lies at a short distance from popular shopping malls and IT companies of the city. This 5-star hotel has 195 elegantly designed rooms classified into Executive Suite, Royal Club Rooms, Deluxe Rooms and Royal Club Apartments categories. Common amenities offered in these accommodation units include tea/coffee maker, television with satellite connection, iron and ironing board, and Wi-Fi/LAN internet access (at a fee).
There is an award-winning restaurant in the premises that serves a delectable range of Oriental delicacies. In addition to it, there is another award-winning English pub as well as a coffee shop and poolside dining option at the hotel. To cater to the needs of business guests, there are banquet and meeting spaces in the premises.
Royal Orchid Central Bengaluru
No. 47/1, Manipal Centre, Dickenson Roadmore...
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Situated on Dickenson Road in Bengaluru, Royal Orchid Central is a 4-star property, which won the Best Economy Business Class Hotel award in 2006. This lifestyle and business hotel has spacious guestrooms, namely Superior Rooms, Executive Suite Rooms and Club. These rooms feature modern amenities like satellite television, refrigerated mini-bar, Wi-Fi (on charge), hairdryer, and safe and locker facilities. Additional hotel facilities and services include laundry, dry cleaning, valet parking, foreign exchange, concierge, complimentary breakfast, shopping arcade, baby sitting and travel assistance.
There are four banquet spaces in the premises, where business guests can organise meetings, seminars, conferences, product launches and even social events with different seating arrangements. The banquet halls are equipped with audio-video equipment and Wi-Fi to carry out a smooth event. The hotel has an award-winning, multi-cuisine restaurant and a 24-hour coffee shop to meet the dining needs of its guests.
The Leela Palace Bengaluru
#23, Kodihalli, Old Airport Roadmore...
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A 5-star hotel in Bengaluru, The Leela Palace lies near the HAL Airport and is the first choice for many travellers to this city. Sprawling over an area of nine acres, this opulent property has luxury guestrooms that are categorised as Maharaja Suite, Premier Rooms, The Royal Club and Turret Suites. All these rooms feature modern amenities and en suite bathrooms for comfort and convenience of guests.
Dining in The Leela Palace can be a wonderful experience as it has speciality restaurants, cake shop, coffee shop and a well-stocked bar to cater to the food connoisseurs. Guests after a tiring day can head to the on-site spa, where they can enjoy Ayurvedic massages and treatments. As for business guests, the hotel has conference rooms and banquet halls, where conferences, seminars and corporate meetings can be organised with ease as these feature state-of-the-art audio-video equipment.
32/3, Crescent Road, High Grounds, Off Race Course Roadmore...
A boutique property, catering both business and leisure travellers, Goldfinch hotel lies near the Race Course Road, in Bengaluru. It has 50 well-appointed rooms, classified into Club, Superior and Executive categories. All these guestrooms feature modern amenities, such as central air-conditioning, mini-bar, direct-dial telephone, coffee maker, electronic safe, Wi-Fi internet and satellite television. Additional hotel facilities on offer include doctor-on-call, 24-hour travel desk, valet parking, rooms for handicapped and non-smoking room, and business centre.
There are three speciality restaurants in the premises that serve a delectable range of mouth-watering dishes and have a wonderful ambience. The hotel’s spa and salon is a place to visit for a relaxed time, to enjoy invigorating spa treatments. There are banquet halls in the premises that can accommodate between 50 and 200 guests and are ideal places to hold meetings, conferences and seminars as well social gatherings with ease.
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