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|Bangalore city centre|
|Kempegowda International Airport (BLR): 19 mi from city centre|
There are plenty of beautiful places in India but Karnataka state is truly special. Planning a holiday in Bangalore? Start with cheap flights to Bangalore's main airport, Bangaluru International Airport (BLR). Flights arrive from 20+ airlines from around the world. From London, catch cheap flights to Bangalore onboard British Airways, Lufthansa, Jet Airways India and Emirates.
Bangalore is a treat to visit year-round as it doesn't get the extreme heat conditions that plague the rest of the country. Best to avoid monsoon season however, between June and August. Book your flights to Bangalore 5 months in advance if possible.
Direct flights to Bangalore take 10 hours from London.
With nicknames like the "Garden City of India" and the "Pensioner's Paradise," Bangalore is a real gem to visit in India. Temples, museums, palaces and more, Bangalore will certainly enchant.
Vidhana Soudha: While there are plenty of historic sights to see, this modern house of parliament is a must, built in the 1950s. The giant granite building is a marvel of neo-Dravidian architecture and one of the most imposing buildings in India.
Bull Temple: What's most remarkable about this temple is the massive statue of a bull carved from a single boulder. The temple is Dravidian in style and was built to fend off a bull that was tormenting the local farmers.
Cricket: Cricket is huge in India and Bangalore is the perfect place to catch a match while you're in India. M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is home to the Indian Premier League team Royal Challengers Bangalore which have a very loyal following.
Find more information on Karnataka Tourism.
Bangalore is the "Silicon Valley" of India so hotels mostly cater to business travellers. That being said, you'll find that hotels are cheaper on weekends. Always compare offers and don't be afraid to ask for a better rate upon arrival. Book your hotels in Bangalore as far in advance as possible to find the best rates.