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8-Hour Custom Private Tour of Bengaluru
"Bengaluru (Bangalore) is the capital of India's southern Karnataka state. The city is the centre of India's high-tech industry and is also known for its shopping green spaces (as it is also known as the ""The Garden City) and night-life.Start your private tour after meeting your guide and personal chauffeur at your hotel. Enjoy the services of a comfortable air-conditioned car for 8 hours (or 80 reminiscent of the royal culture.Sri Radha Krishna Temple offers a sizable cultural complex and is one of the largest ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) temples in the world. Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath& such as Mysore paintings leather puppets Russian artists and various sculptures.Venkatappa Art Gallery is a great stop for art lovers. It features sculptors
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Private Half-Day Tour of Bangalore
"For this tour you will get picked up at your local hotel by a driver (choose a preferred departure time in advance) and begin the tour by visiting the famous Tipu Sultan Palace the past residence of the Mysorean ruler Tipu Sultan built with Indo-Islamic architecture. A guide will take you through this famous area and let you know its history and origin.Continue with the car and tour guide to the famou Nandhi Temple (Dodda Basavana Gudi) at Bull Temple Road. This temple is loc and the name Bull originates from the Hindu Demi God Nandi
From $50.00
 
Private Tour: 4-Hour Bengaluru Heritage Walk
"Despite being the modern cosmopolitan capital of India a vibrant heritage still rests inside Bangalore. This tour will reveal the ancient glory of the city and help you understand it like a true local dose. Discover the unique stories of the past and see how they continue to inspire the city today.St consecrated by the Bishop of Calcutta in the 1800s and rebuilt in the early 90s. The architecture hints at India’s colonial roots with a huge dome atop a semicircular chancel.Continuing on in your heritage walking tour pass the statues of Mahatma Gandhi and Queen Victoria to reach the Government Museum. With two floors and 18 galleries you’ll get your history fix exploring an amazing collection of ancient coins
From $44.00

More Local Customs in Bangalore

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Eating with our hands

Do not be surprised if you walk into a restaurant and order food and they serve it without any cutlery, we in India are very used to eating with our hands. However most hotels will give you the same...
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Temple etiquette

If you are visiting any of the temples, please leave your footwear well outside the temple(most temples have designated places for the same), wash your feet and only then enter the temple.We pay our...
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an excellent website full of information

On a recent 24 hour stay in India, i came across this website recommended in one of the magazines: www.kamat.com done by a family from Bangalore who have painstakingly put together old and new...
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Jack Fruit

Growing all over the city of Bangalore are Jack Fruit trees. The Jackfruit is a tree and its fruit are native to south India. You can buy them by the section off the street carts or get a whole fruit....
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Bride and Prejudice

Whilst in the last ten years, life has gotten much better for a subclass or subcaste of educated people, it takes more than ten years to change mentalities and cultural contexts.While the girls are...
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Silver Jewelry

If you are willing to splurge a little, very good value for money with silver jewelry with inlaid semi precious stones could be had. also it is such a pleasure to look at all these, hundreds of them...
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Izman the street vendor of jewelry

If you do go to Commercial Street area and along the second cross there is a moslem boy who sells or assists in selling custom jewelry by the road side. i bought some things for cuba from him and on...
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Dark side of the Moon

Diabetes is so common that I found this magazine in Malayalam completely devoted to Diabetes. India will have the dubious honour of having the largest number of diabetics in the world.What a pity a...
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Festive atmosphere of Dassara

This is a three day long ( it looked like a week long ) celebration, each of the days dedicated to various gods or godesses. The entire city and I am told, the entire nation celebrates this holiday,...
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Humble Folks, Genuine People

It is true in Bangalore, like it is elsewhere in Asia. Humble people are less pretentious ( i suppose humble people everywhere would be!), genuine as they know how to be and a pleasure to be with.The...
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Indian Astrology for those who believe in it

On the third of my birth, a local pundit in Malacca drew up a astrological chart for me which was lost for years and suddenly has surfaced. the fact that they could predict then that i would become a...
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men holding hands

Despite having seen it a thousand times, it still draws my attention. college aged young man, holding hands or each other in a distance we accord to physical intimacy in public. it is a show of...
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Pumping water - a daily affair

While travelling through the villagers around Bangalore's outskirts, we saw this scene many times over. Pumping water from a bore well, that a few villages share, and then carrying the water back to...
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an evening at the movies

Going to the movies is a good introduction of the current cultural scene in Bangalore.. it is the bazaar to show off your newly acquired westerness.. what a great irony.. europeans dress like indians...
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Top Hotels in Bangalore

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23 Airport Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, 560 008, India
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37-39, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, 560 001, India
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4/1 St Mark's Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, 560 001, India
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Race Course Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, 560001, India
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Windsor Square, 25 Golf Course Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, 560052, India
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138/28 Domlur Layout, Off Intermediate Ring Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, 560071, India
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Top Things to Do in Bangalore

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Lalbagh Botanical Garden

We had a lovely experience. There were nursery stalls and a clay modelling workshop as we entered, the exhibition was well organised with adequate security and safety both for visitors and the...
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Cubbon Park

Cubbon Park is one of the nicest open spaces in Bangalore. Not far from MG Road and the Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium, and the Vidhana Soudha, this is the place to stretch your legs and take lungsful of...
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Vidhana Soudha

The Vidhana Soudha is a huge edifice of a building that is the seat of Karnataka's Legislative Assembly. It was built between 1951 and 1956 and covers an area of 700 feet by 350 feet making it the...
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Aquarium

Requesting everyone not to appraoch this shop for your aquarium needs. Totally sub standard products are being handled here and a below average customer relationship. None of the items are worth the...
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Bannerghatta National Park

The Bannerghatta National Park lies about 22 km south of Bangalore and is a great place to see some well known indigenous species that are hard to spot in some of the other well known national...
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Palace

Anyone who sees the Bangalore Palace is bound to fall in love with it. Once youget over the initial shock of finding Tudor architecture surrounded by Indian urban scenery, it's quite an intriguing...
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"Bangalore my home"
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"Heylo Bangalore- gateway to Karnataka's treasures"
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ChuckG

"The Garden City"
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"BANGALORE REVEALED"
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"The Gateway to India"
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