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Often referred to as the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore is the hub of India’s IT industry. Blessed with a lovely temperate climate, this South Indian city has carefully preserved its heritage and green spaces. A gentle yet modern city, Bangalore is quite easy to fall in love with.

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The Hal Aerospace Museum
Open :9.00AM-5.00PM
India’s aeronautical history is well showcased at the wonderful Aerospace Museum where imposing models of HAL-designed aircraft share space with indigenous models such as the Marut and Kiran, a vintage Canberra bomber, and the now-infamous MiG-21.
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Climb The Walls
Open :6.00AM-11.00PM
Equilibrium, an indoor climbing centre, is the perfect place at which to try your hand at bouldering. Specialised trainers will help you get your technique right, and you can even join outdoor climbing excursions on weekends.
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Visit a Bangalore Institution
Open :10.45AM-9.00PM
The iconic Blossom Book House is one of those wonderlands where you can spend hours and never want to leave. Pick from the fabulous collection of bestsellers or, unearth some rare collectibles at a very good price.
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Touch Wood
Open :10.30AM-9.00PM
You will find many a great gift at the spacious, government-run Cauvery Arts & Crafts Emporium. Not only does it stock gorgeous products crafted from sandalwood and rosewood, but it also has a vibrant collection of textiles.
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Apaulogy
Open :11:00 am-07:30 pm
This gallery, run by artist Paul Fernandes, features cartoons and illustrations that hark back to a Bangalore from another era. Expect to find watercolours of Koshy’s, Commercial Street and the elite Bangalore Club, among other iconic Bangalore locales.
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National Gallery Of Modern Art
Open :3.00PM-4.00PM
Housed in a heritage mansion with whitewashed walls; the NGMA is the perfect place to admire modern Indian art. Appreciate the impressive paintings, sculptures and photographs by artists like Anjolie Ela Menon and Jitish Kallat, and end by cooling off in the beautiful gardens of the structure.
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See a Palace And a Market
Open :8.30AM-5.30PM
Dive into the bustling and colourful K.R. Market and enjoy the glorious sights of fresh produce, heaps of spices and shining copperware. Go on to explore Tipu Sultan’s Palace nearby, a historic structure adorned in teak pillars and ornamental frescoes.
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Souvenir-hunt at Cauvery Arts & Crafts Emporium
+91 080 4093 2249
Open :10:00 am-8:30 pm
This expansive government-run emporium has an impressive collection of quality sandalwood and rosewood products, as well a variety of interesting textiles. You’re sure to find a souvenir worth taking back home.
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Go back in time at aPaulogy Gallery
+91 081054 36700
Open :11:00 am-7:30 pm
The charming Paul Fernandes runs this space, featuring cartoons and illustrations that will take you back to a lost era of Bangalore. Here, you will find watercolours of Koshy’s, Commercial Street and the exclusive Bangalore Club, among other city icons.
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Stroll Through Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Open :6.00AM-6.00PM
Walk under the shade of ancient trees and explore one of the world’s most diverse collections of plants on a guided tour through this 240-acre oasis. The Lalbagh Botanical Gardens is one of the city’s largest green spaces, and Bangalore Walks is one of the most reputed operators to discover it with.
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Go Shop Hopping
Brigade Road is buzzing with an eclectic mix of big names and local stores. Spend a day here, and you are sure to come back with bags full of clothes and accessories. The famed street is at its prettiest around New Year, when the entire stretch is draped in rows of twinkling fairy lights.
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Explore the National Gallery of Modern Art
+91 080 2234 2338
Open :10:00 am-5:00 pm
Lose track of time as you admire stupendous art pieces at NGMA. There is an impressive collection of paintings, sculptures and early photography to be discovered, as well as a garden, dotted with trees and fountains, to unwind at.
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Get refreshed at Lalbagh Botanical Gardens
+91 080 2657 0181
Open :6:00 am-6:00 pm
Spread over two hundred and forty acres, this wonderful garden is home to ancient trees and diverse species of plants. Take a guided tour to explore its delights. Don’t miss the stunning flower shows, held twice a year.
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Dive into the bustle at KR Market
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Open :Sunrise am-Sunset pm
The colourful market is filled with beautiful sights – piles of the freshest produce, heaps of spices and lovely copperware. Tipu Sultan’s Palace nearby, with its teak pillars and ornamental frescoes, is worth a visit too.
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Hit the street at Brigade Road
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Open :09:00 am-12:30 am
A mixed bag of big brands and local boutiques, Brigade Road is a great place to spend the day. There’s plenty to eat here too, when you need a break from all that shopping. Visit around New Year to see the stretch draped in rows and rows of fairy lights.
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Binge on books at Blossom Book House
+91 080 2555 9733
Open :11:00 am-09:00 pm
Here, you can spend hours amid the bookshelves, which have stacks of yellowed tomes as well as the newest bestsellers, all reasonably priced. It’s not for nothing that this place is considered a Bangalore institution.
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Taj Bangalore

Taj Bangalore

Opposite Kempegowda International Airport, Devanahalli, Bengaluru Opposite Kempegowda International Airport, Devanahalli, Bengaluru

Located close to Kempegowda International Airport, this hotel offers ample business and leisure facilities.

Opposite to International Airport
Spacious Rooms with Garden Views
24-hour Fitness Centre
Airport located 250 meters from hotel
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Taj MG Road

Taj MG Road

41/3 MG Road, Bengaluru 41/3 MG Road, Bengaluru
38.0km from Kempegowda International Airport
A business hotel equipped with modern facilities and amenities located on MG Road, right in the heart of the city.
Located in the Heart of the City
Packages for Solo Women Travelers
Chinese Restaurant
Fitness Centre & Jiva Spa
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Experience a Tropical Paradise at Taj West End Bangalore16x7
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Taj West End, Bengaluru

Taj West End, Bengaluru

Racecourse Road, Bengaluru Racecourse Road, Bengaluru
33.8km from Kempegowda International Airport

With a legacy of more than 125 years, Taj Bangalore, located in the centre of the city is spread over 20 acres of plush landscaped gardens. 

Heritage Hotel Built in 1887
Nestled amidst 20 acres of gardens
Rooms/Suites with Private Balconies
Jiva Grande Spa
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Enjoy Your Imperial Stay at Taj Yeshwantpur Bangalore-16x7
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Taj Yeshwantpur

Taj Yeshwantpur

2275, Tumkur Road, Yeshwantpur, Bengaluru 2275, Tumkur Road, Yeshwantpur, Bengaluru
35.0km from Kempegowda International Airport

Located in Yeshwantpur, one of the largest industrial areas in Southeast Asia. The property is close to emerging business hotspots.

Located in Bangalore's Business District
327 luxurious spacious rooms
22000 sq ft of convention space with both indoor & outdoor
Swimming Pool & Jiva Spa
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The Gateway Hotel

The Gateway Hotel

66 Residency Road , Bengaluru 66 Residency Road , Bengaluru
36.5km from Kempegowda International Airport

The property is located on Residency Road - a business locale.  The hotel is located in the heart of Bangalore’s business, shopping and entertainment districts. 

98 rooms & 4 Suites
Centrally Located on Residency Road
Karavalli - Iconic Coastal Cuisine
1-Hour from Airport
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