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Where to stay in Bengaluru

VacationRenter offers 1,336 holiday homes in Bengaluru, and we’re confident that you’ll find a place that meets both your needs and your budget. Affordable holiday lettings in Bengaluru start at a nightly rate of $3, with 20% of properties priced under $12 per night. Whether you’re seeking a spacious home near The Art of Living, a hotel close to Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, or you’re looking for a place that also gives you close access to Bengaluru — our mission is to help you find exactly what you need. Our website lists a wide selection of properties from top travel companies like Airbnb, Vrbo, HomeAway, Booking.com, and many more. It doesn’t matter if you’re travelling on your own, planning a romantic getaway to Bengaluru, or organizing a trip for a group of 6, we can match you with rental accommodations that sleep everyone comfortably. Planning your dream holiday getaway at a reasonable price has never been this easy! Before you know it, you’ll be picking up an India travel guide to kick off your trip to Bengaluru.

Where Is Bengaluru?

Formerly known as Bangalore, Bengaluru is the capital of the state of Karnataka, located in inland southern India. Kempegowda International Airport is 25 miles north of downtown and is a hub for numerous international airlines. Travelling around the city can be done by various modes of transportation including metro, bus, rickshaw, taxi, or bicycle.

What Is Bengaluru Known For?

Known internationally as “the Silicon Valley” of India for its robust IT industry, Bengaluru also draws many shoppers to its traditional markets and Western-style malls. Outside of the city proper, the area is known for hiking, rock climbing, bicycling, and camping. The region enjoys a slightly milder climate than the hotter coastal areas. The official language is Kannada, but many street signs are written in both Kannada and English. The city and its sights are fairly spread out, so it is best to plan stops in advance to make the most of taxi or rickshaw trips. As the fastest growing metropolitan area in the country, Bengaluru is known to be more liberal, progressive, and sustainability-minded than other parts of India.

A Quick Guide to Bengaluru

  • Lalbagh Botanical Garden: Lalbagh Botanical Garden is home to a spacious and well-maintained botanical park with an aquarium, a glass house, walking paths, and a lake. There are many gardens including a rose garden, bonsai garden, lotus garden, and tropical gardens. It is one of the largest gardens in Bengaluru filled with benches and shady trees to bird watch or people watch. In June, it is also the scene of the Mango Mela, a mango and jackfruit festival.
  • National Gallery of Modern Art: The National Gallery of Modern Art features a large and thorough collection of both pre and post-independence works housed separately in an old mansion and connected by a pedestrian bridge. The facility includes a reference library, small cafe, and shop. It is near the Bengaluru Golf Course across from which is Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, a gallery and renowned art school that’s favored by art lovers.
  • Bull Temple: Bull Temple is a 16th century temple with a monolith carving of a bull inside that’s always decorated with flowers. The temple is located in Basavanagudi, outside of the bustle of downtown Bengaluru, peacefully situated in a park and accessed by a walking path.

Popular Destinations Near Bengaluru

  • The Art of Living International Center: An internationally renowned meditation and yoga ashram, The Art of Living International Center offers programs for beginner and advanced students. The main meditation hall is a beautiful 1000-petal lotus in stacked, round tiers, with a dome and spire on top. The 65-acre campus also offers simple day tours.
  • Nandi Hills: East of Bengaluru by about 30 miles is Nandi Hills, a range of hills that at their highest peak reach an altitude of 4,500 feet. The area has provided respite and retreat for centuries to the elite and military — most notably Tipu Sultan’s summer retreat and fort. The path from the base to the top is 1,175 steps, and at the top you’ll stand at Tipu’s Drop, where prisoners were flung 1,800 feet to their deaths.
  • Mysore: Mysore, the laidback, cultural capital of Karnataka, is three hours southwest of Bengaluru and offers many sparkling treasures for travellers. Hot spots include the Mysore Palace and its evening light show, Mysore Zoo, Somnathpur Temple, and Devaraja Market Labyrinth, in addition to various yoga and delicious dining options. Spend a few days enjoying the culture and the slow pace before heading to the coast.

Best Neighborhoods in Bengalaru

  • Ulsoor: Next to Indiranagar and near the city center is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Bengaluru. Ulsoor is well known for its namesake lake, popular for boating and walking. There is an array of accommodations and restaurants for all budgets, as well as stylish boutiques and the requisite number of neighborhood temples. The neighborhood is well-connected with other districts, either by close proximity or public transit.
  • Brigade Road / Mahatma Gandhi (MG) Road: Brigade Road — also known as Mahatma Gandhi Road c is a popular shopping destination right in the middle of the city, filled with both big-name international brands as well as local handicraft shops. Many tourists hunt for souvenirs of sandalwood carvings, jewelry, bespoke clothing, and silk saris during their time in the city. Another popular spot is the vibrant Sampige Road, which contains the best produce and flower markets in the city in addition to many other independent shops.
  • Indiranagar: One of the most upmarket and hip neighborhoods in Bengaluru is a mix of tree-lined suburbs and bustling commercial areas. At Indiranagar, there is a wide range of accommodation and dining options as well as temples, shopping and parks. The city’s nightlife scene — especially craft breweries — are popular here.

Home-types in Bengaluru

Bengaluru has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Bengaluru: