Places to visit in Bengaluru

Places to visit near ICTS

Popular Restaurants in Bengaluru

Trekking recommendations

Upcoming events in the city

 

 

 

Bengaluru city tour 

Itinerary:-

ICTS Reception - 07:30 

Map

Reference Video link

Other Recommended Places:

National Gallery of Modern Art, Chitrakala Parishath and Cubbon Park

Bangalore Walk

Bangalore Palace

Bannerghatta National Park

> Nandi hills and Lepakshi temple (One day outstation tour)

 

An approximate cost for the city tour will be INR 4,500 in Toyota Innova Crysta( 6 seat). The tour can be further customized as per your liking. 

Quotation:-
8hr 80km = INR 2600 
For every extra Km traveled beyond 80 Kms = INR 16 
For every extra Hr beyond 8 hrs = INR 200  
Driver Allowance post 10 pm & before 6 am = INR 200 
Toll & Parking is not included in the above fare & time/distance is calculated from the Garage i.e. the starting point of the vehicle instead of the pick-up location.

Note the odometer reading before and after the tour.

Cancellation Charges:
INR 500 for canceling the booking for the tour. 
INR 1,000 for canceling the tour after the cab has arrived at the pickup point. 

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ISKCON Temple - 08:30
Bull temple- 10:15
K R Flower market- 11:30
Tippu Summer palace- 12:15

Lunch ( For restaurants refer FAQs) - 1:00

Start towards Commercial street for shopping - 15:00
Start towards Cauvery emporium on Brigade Road - 16:00 
Visit book shops and restaurants on Church Street  - 17:30
Start from Restaurant - 20:00

 

 

 

1. Which are the places to visit near ICTS?

Ans -

a> Nrityagram

This is a dance school, located 10 Kms from ICTS. You can visit the school campus between 10 am - 2 pm and observe the students practicing traditional dance. A dance performance can also be requested (a month in advance) at the school.

Contact:- Ms. Mamata at Nrityagram (Phn - 080 28466313)

 

b> Ayurvedic wellness center

The ayurvedic wellness center is located 5kms from ICTS. They can arrange a cab for those who want to avail the wellness counseling or therapy.

Contact:- Phone: 8050347000 / 7204377000 / 080-28567000

                Email: info@iaimhealthcare.org or frontoffice@iaimhealthcare.org

 

 

2. Which are the popular restaurants in Bangalore?

Ans - In the increasing order of distance from ICTS, the following are the recommendations:

a. Sherlock's - Lounge & Kitchen, Yelahanka New Town

b. Verve - Royal Orchid Resort, Yelahanka New Town

c. Druid Garden, Sahakar Nagar

d. Big Brewsky, Hennur

e. Arbor Brewing Company, near MG Road

f. Hard Rock, MG Road

g. Anupam’s Coast to Coast, Church Street

h. Coconut Grove, Church Street 

i. MTR, several locations (South Indian cuisine)

j. Community, Residency Road, Ashok Nagar

k. Koshy's, MG Road 

 

 

 

3. Which are the most popular trekking places in Bangalore?

Ans - Thrillophilia

 

 

4. Which are the upcoming popular events in the city?

Ans - BookMyShow

One day tour

Two days tour

Tour FAQs

 

 

ONE DAY TOUR

 

  1. Bengaluru > Tipu Summer Palace > Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary > Chamundi Hills > Mysore Palace > Somnathpura Temple > Bengaluru

Itinerary:-​

ICTS Reception - 7:00

Distance : 2 X 250 Kms

Map

Note: We suggest to start the tour early in the morning to avoid the traffic towards Mysore road.

Other Recommended Place:
 Chamundi Hills

Approximate cost :- 

In Toyota Innova Crysta( 6 Seater) = 8,800 INR (approx)

distance + driver’s allowance (INR 300/day) + parking/toll 

E.g.  If 4 people hire a Toyota Innova Crysta (INR 16/Km):- 

The total cost will be : 2 X 250 X 16 + 300 + 500 = 8,800 INR (approx)

The cost per head will be = 8,800/4= 2,200 INR(approx)

Note the odometer reading before and after the tour.

Cancellation Charges:
INR 500 for canceling the booking for the tour. 
INR 1,000 for canceling the tour after the cab has arrived at the pickup point. 

 

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Tipu Summer Palace - 9:00
Bird Sanctuary (includes a boat ride) - 10:00
Mysore Main Palace - 12:00
Lunch - 13:30
St. Philomena Church (shopping at Cauvery Emporium) - 14:30
Somnathpur - 16:00
Then to Blore

 

Restaurant recommendations for Breakfast:
   1. Kamat
   2. Adigas

Restaurant recommendations for Lunch:
   1. Sandesh Hotel & restaurant
   2. Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel & restaurant

*A two-days tour for the above itinerary will be charged at a fixed rate of 300kms/day

 

Suggested hotels for the stay:-

  1. Fortune JP Palace
  2. Royal Orchid Metropole 
  3. Windflower Resort and Spa
  4. Royal Orchid Vrindavan (little far from the city center but provides a view to Brindavan Gardens)

 

  1. Bengaluru > Shravanabelagola > Belur > Halebeedu > Bengaluru

Itinerary:-

Departure from ICTS Reception, Bengaluru - 6:30

Distance: 2 X 250 Kms

Map

Note: Shravanbelagola has 700 steps to climb barefoot (Steps are narrow and smooth).

Approximate cost:-

In Toyota Innova Crysta( 6 Seater) = 8,800 INR (approx)

distance + driver’s allowance (INR 300/day) + parking/toll 

E.g.  If 4 people hire a Toyota Innova Crysta (INR 16/Km):- 

The total cost will be : 2 X 250 X 16 + 300 + 500 = 8,800 INR (approx)

The cost per head will be = 8,800/4= 2,200 INR(approx)

Note the odometer reading before and after the tour.

Cancellation Charges:
INR 500 for canceling the booking for the tour. 
INR 1,000 for canceling the tour after the cab has arrived at the pickup point. 

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Yadeyur- Breakfast at Mayura Pavitra Restaurant - 8:30
Arrival to Shravanbelagola- visit Lord Bahubali (Gomateshwara) - 10:30
Departure to Shravanbelagola - 11:30
Arrival to Belur- Lunch at Karnataka Hotel Mayura Velapuri & visit Hoysala Style Chennakeshava Temple - 13:30
Departure from Belur - 15:00
Arrival to Halebeedu & visit Hoysala style Hoysaleshwara Temple, Shanthaleshwara Temple - 15:45
Departure from Halebeedu towards Bengaluru - 16:45

 

Restaurant recommendations for Breakfast:
   1. Swati
   2. Dhruvathare

Restaurant recommendations for Lunch:
   1. A2B
   2. Ashoka Hotel & Restaurant

 


TWO DAYS TOUR

 1. Bengaluru > Hampi  > Bengaluru

Distance by road : 2 X 350 Kms

Map

Approximate cost:- 

In Toyota Innova Crysta( 6 Seater) = 13,300 INR (approx)

distance + driver’s allowance (INR 300/day) + parking/toll

e.g. If 4 people hire a Toyota Innova Crysta (INR 16/Km):-

The total cost will be: 2 X 350 X 16 + 2 X 300 + 1000 = 13,300 INR (approx)

The cost per head will be = 13,300 INR /4 = 3,325 INR (approx)

Note the odometer reading before and after the tour.

Cancellation Charges:
INR 500 for canceling the booking for the tour. 
INR 1,000 for canceling the tour after the cab has arrived at the pickup point. 

You will have to book a hotel at Hampi in advance.

1. KSTDC Hotel Mayura Bhuvaneshwari Kamalapur

2. The SSLR Hotel 

3. Clarks Inn Hampi

4. Hyatt Place Hampi

Or

The economical way is to book train tickets* (e.g., Hampi Express) from Bluru to Hospet through IRCTC and book a hotel for one night from make my trip or trivago or by directly contacting the hotel of your choice.
*Train tickets should be booked in advance as it is difficult to get train tickets in a short notice.

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Tour FAQs:-

 

1. What are the types of the cab and respective rates for an outstation visit?

Ans - a> Toyota Etios (sedan) - could seat 4 adults - INR 12/Km

         b> Toyota Innova Crysta (MPV) - could seat 6 adults - INR 16/Km

               Innova Crysta is recommended for outstation visits as it is safer and more comfortable.

 

2. Can I pay by credit card for the cab/bus?

Ans - Payments to local travel agencies cannot be made by credit card. If you have a VISA/MasterCard/Maestro card, we suggest you to  withdraw the cash from ICTS campus ATM to make the payment.  

You can collect the TA reimbursement advance in INR cash from Accounts if you are eligible for reimbursement.

 

3. Is there any entry fee for the temples and palace?

Ans - Yes, there will be an entry fee (in INR cash) for historical places like temples and palace. In some place foreigners need to pay extra.

 

4. How can I plan a tour to Bandipur National Park?

Ans - You need to book a safari online, please visit the following links.

https://bandipurtigerreserve.in/ 

and

https://bandipurtigerreserve.in/BTRBooking/#/login 

 

5.  How can I plan a trek to Kumara Parvatha?

Ans -  You can start from ICTS at 11 pm, morning 5 am you will reach  Kumara Parvatha hills.  On the way of the trek, you will find the forest department. Pay some entry fees i.e., 1000 INR for foreigners and 300 INR for Indians. 
Keep the receipt with you,  if you plan to take the other route to get down from the hill.  

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Note: Please fill the feedback form after the tour. For any query write to weekend @ icts . res . in