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THINGS TO DO / group tours and day trips!

Bangalore, recently renamed as Bengaluru, is the state capital of Karnataka and one of the most attractive modern cities in India. It has grown into the fifth largest metropolis of India. Bangalore is known as the Silicon valley of India and it is one of the best city for IT professionals. The city is also known for its green spaces and nightlife.

Hampi

Located within the ruins of Vijaynagar, Hampi is a world heritage site and one of the most important historical sites across the world. Vijaynagar was the capital of the erstwhile Vijaynagar Kingdom and the ruins are built near the banks of the Tungabhadra River. The city has some of the most magnificent buildings and sites that display the architectural brilliance of the Vijaynagar rulers. Its various temples are heavily frequented by pilgrims and tourists and is a great place to visit.

Mysore Palace

The down served as the capital of the princely State of Mysore for nearly six centuries with distinguished rulers like Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali. The city is also known as the cultural capital of Karnataka and is famous for its various temples, palaces, forts and old churches. The town is known for being the birth place for various styles of Indian arts and crafts. Mysore is a major tourist destination in India and should be visited by all who want to experience the rich culture of this historical city.

ISKCON Temple

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) temple in Bangalore city is a huge cultural complex that was inaugurated in 1997. There is a gold-plated dhwaja-stambha (flag post) 17 m (56 ft) high and a gold plated kalash shikara 8.5 m (28 ft) high. In the evening the temple is open from 4:15 pm to 8:20 pm. The evening arati starts at 7:00 pm where devotees sing along with priest.In the main temple the arati is performed by three priests. This arati is followed again by aratis where devotees can be seen dancing to the rhythm of "hare krishna hare rama".

High Ultra Lounge

HIGH Ultra Lounge with 10,000 square feet is spread lavishly across the roof top of the World Trade Center – Bangalore. At 421 feet high, it is the highest point for food and beverage in South India. High Ultra Lounge looks to redefine the lounge bar experience by focusing on superlative ambiance, modern pan Asian cuisine, world-class mixology and personalized service to make guests feel on top of the world. This is one of the best sky deck lounges in Bangalore.


Toit

Toit is a Bangalore based brewpub, that promises quality brews, fabulous food and a supreme brew-pub experience, on 100ft road, Indiranagar, Bengaluru. Toit is the first name that comes in mind when one is looking for a place to just relax and have a great time with friends. You can make your choices from a variety of Beers they brew, from British to Belgian to Irish and order their legendary starters while enjoying the beauty of this place. I must let you know that the music on the weekends is a treat as they have a light show to go along with the music!

Nandi Hills

Nandi Hills or Nandidurg is one of the most popular tourist places around Bangalore. Situated at a distance of 60 km from the capital city, the Nandi hills are a favourite destination among people looking for a quick getaway location to let off some steam and relax.There are a number of tourist destinations in and around Nandi Hills. Very few know that there is a trekking trail to the Nandi hill peak. With clean, cut out steps, the climb uphill is fairly easy and takes you through a route flanked by lush green trees. The view from the slopes and the peak is breathtaking and completely refreshing.

Shivanasamudra

Situated on the banks of the River Cauvery, the Shivanasamudra waterfalls are formed due to splitting of the river around ravines and rocks of the Deccan Plateau. The river also forms the Shivanasamudra Island during its course. The Shivanasamudra waterfalls attract tourists from all over the country and the world because of its scenic beauty. Refreshing and relaxing, the Shivanasamudra waterfalls are the perfect location for a quick weekend getaway.

Wonder la

Wonder La is an amusement park situated on Bangalore - Mysore Express way. It is India's biggest amusement and water park and also one of the most visited among Bangalore tourist places. Spread over 82 acres, the park offers over 50 kinds of rides - water sports and open rides. Attractions include musical fountain and laser show, virtual reality show, high thrill rides, kids' rides, heated wave pools, and numerous water rides. The Hurricane, Maverick, Wonder Splash, Techno Jump, Drop Zone rides are famous. Recently added Rain Disco, with 10,000 watts of hi-fidelity sound is a special attraction.

UB City Skyye Lounge

Among the top places in Bangalore is the UB City, which has become a symbol of glamour, style and luxury living in Bangalore. But the reason to visit UB City's Skyye Lounge as a fun place around Bangalore is the great music, the funky lighting, the outdoor seating and most importantly the fabulous view of Bangalore city offered by no other building! Take your beloved or family for an unforgettable evening out. It's very difficult to judge whether food or the ambiance wins more favor at this ultra modern lounge located inside the UB City.

Truffles

Your visit to Bangalore is incomplete without having your brunch at this place. The menu is predominantly continental with mostly American, Italian and French fusion. But the ordinary run-of-the-mill main course platters and burgers are elevated to all new levels here, their legit. It's the best place you could ever go for your burger cravings. It is highly recommended to visit this place. First time? Try All American Cheese Burger and Ferrero Rocher Shake.