Bangalore in Southern India is the primary IT hub of the country and much frequented business travellers. The city is also part of many Indian holiday packages and following are some of the leading sightseeing destinations in and around the city.


Bangalore, capital city of the Indian State of Karnataka, is a preferred holiday destination round the year due to its pleasant weather. The continued increase in popularity of this travel destination among international travellers has led to an exponential increase in the number of tour packages operating in this part of the country. Here are some of the popular site-seeing destinations in the city and its nearby areas for those planning holidays in India.

Bangalore Palace

Originally built by Reverend Garrett, the first principal of Bangalore’s Central High School, the Bangalore Palace is currently owned by The Royal Family of Mysore and is one of the key attractions on the itinerary of tour packages operating in the metropolis. Currently undergoing extensive renovation, the palace features woodwork and architecture commonly associated with other British-made buildings of the early 20th Century. Surrounding by lush green gardens, the palace grounds have hosted a variety of music concerts performed by famous artists from around the world. Those planning holidays to Southern India must include a visit to this destination into their travel packages.


For those searching for spiritually stimulating holidays in India, the ISKCON Temple in Bangalore is bound to be an unforgettable experience. A stay here is bound to be simultaneously relaxing and stimulating experience for visitors. Dedicated to the deities Krishna and Radha from Indian mythology, a visit and preferably a stay within the ISKON Temple grounds is sure to enrich the experience of holidays spent in India.

Cubbon Park

Cubbon Park, Bangalore’s answer to New York City’s Central Park, is located in the heart of the administrative district and covers an area of approximately 300 acres. Originally conceived as a green belt in 1870 by the British Chief Engineer Richard Sankey, the Cubbon Park is lush green throughout the year and home to a large variety of flora and fauna indigenous to the region. A visit to the park as part of your holidays will definitely soothe your eyes and bring you closer to Mother Nature. Commonly included into tour packages conducted in this part of India, it sure is a must visit attraction.

Male Mahadeshwara Hills

The prominent Mahadeshwara temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in southern India is located on the scenic Male Mahadeshwara Hills. Located about 200 kilometres from the heart of this IT hub, sightseeing packages operating in the area can never give this destination a miss. A popular pilgrimage destination for the locals, the protected forested area nearby contains a plethora of medicinal herbs and plants. A visit to this pre-eminent religious site and its nearby areas will definitely enrich the plans for holidays spent in the country.

The Forum

Those looking for retail therapy during their Indian holidays cannot go wrong if they visit the Forum Mall in Bangalore. With an approximate total carpet area of 350,000 sq. feet dedicated to retail and entertainment, The Forum is one of the largest shopping malls in India. This mammoth shopping/entertainment establishment is located in the heart of the metropolis and well connected to nearby areas by efficient city transport and taxi services. Many day tour packages in the city have included this haunt as one of their stopover points in recent times due to its continuously increasing popularity.

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