Walkway lined with trees


Providing one of India’s best year-round climates, Bengaluru is a modern city that can offer travellers a more gentle introduction to India. Known as the Garden State, Bengaluru is the capital of Karnataka and is one of the fastest growing cities in India thanks to its ever expanding technology, business and science industries. A truly cosmopolitan city, attracting people from not only around India but from around the globe. As such the city provides a wealth of fashionable western style pubs, bars and restaurants for its ever-expanding population.

As one of India’s younger cities, Bengaluru can often provide the weary traveller with some home comforts in this ‘new India’, especially with its burgeoning beer industries and café culture. Nehru famously remarked that Bengaluru was the ‘City of India’s future’. Whilst it may not provide many sites to rival some of India’s larger cities, there are several lovely gardens, parks, tree lined avenues and Victorian buildings to enjoy.

Visit Old Bengaluru and see the 16th Century Basavana Gudi Temple with its bustling local flower markets and nearby Kalakshithi dance school. Take a stroll through the pretty Lal Bagh Gardnes created in 1760, before heading to the institution that is the India Coffee House on MG Road.

Due to the perennial, pleasant climate this is often a place to escape to, when the rest of the country is suffering from the heat and dust. As such on the outskirts of the city you will find several luxury spas and yoga retreats offering a wealth of wellness and ayurvedic therapies to sooth you back to health. For a luxury spa holiday both Sheryas and Soukya are well recommended and a retreat can easily be incorporated into an itinerary either at the beginning or end to your India tour. Bengaluru enjoys excellent connectivity not only with the rest of the country but also with the Maldives and Sri Lanka as well.

Itineraries in Bengaluru

Exploring The Deccan Plateau

Mumbai, Aurangabad, Hyderabad, Hospet, Hampi, Chikmagalur, Mysore, Bengaluru

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Saffron & Sandalwood

Mysore, Somnathpur, Kabini, Bengaluru, Madurai, Chettinadu

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Secrets Of The South

Bengaluru, Mysore, Coorg, Neeleshwar, Hyderabad

Mysore Palace at sunset

The Golden Chariot – Southern India

8 Days / 7 Nights

Hotels in Bengaluru

The Taj West End is an institution in the city, with its pretty garden setting, large well-appointed rooms and excellent restaurants and bars. The Leela Bangalore is another city favourite and provides a really luxury oasis in the heart of this bustling city. The Oberoi offers its award winning service where each room has a balcony onto the gardens, the perfect hotel for business and leisure guests alike. The ITC Windsor is another popular choice and The Dublin Irish pub is always buzzing.

Thanks to its high altitude, the region has several excellent spas on the periphery of the city. Stay at the beautiful minimal retreat of Shreyas for a holistic yoga retreat or the more intense Soukya for some seriously authentic Ayurveda.

Kahani Paradise Estate, Karnataka

Shreyas Yoga Retreat, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Walkway lined with trees

Soukya, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Taj West End, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Taj West End at night

The Leela Palace, Bengaluru, Karnataka

The Leela Palace in Bangalore

The Oberoi, Bengaluru, Karnataka

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