About hotels in Bangalore
Hotels in Bangalore - Much more than India’s Silicon Valley
From being a pensioner’s paradise to being referred as the garden city, Bangalore has had many sobriquets through the years, but none more popular than India’s Silicon Valley. Around the turn of the century, Bangalore rode the IT revolution paving the way for rapid growth in hospitality along the way. Travellers today can choose from 3628 hotels in Bangalore
on Yatra.com. From the state-of-the-art Kempegowda International Airport to Bengaluru City Railway Station and city centre hubs like M.G. Road, Indiranagar and Koramangala to Whitefield and Malleswaram, Bangalore hotels
offer a wide array of choice across the city’s commercial, IT and residential locations. From 5 star hotels to budget, Bangalore hotel booking online
is only appropriate, given the city’s trademark IT sector. Use hotels coupon code HNY2021 for great deals of up to 40% off on hotel stay. While business traveller visit the city through the year, Bangalore is an attractive destination for tourists for its pleasant weather, interesting history, vibrant culture and a great transit hub to a number of getaways all around.
The Bangalore Story
It is popularly believed that Bangalore or Bengaluru got its name from a member of the Hoysala dynasty named Veera Ballala. While on an hunting expedition, he was separated from his group. Wandering around for food he chanced up on an old lady who served him boiled beans. So he named the place ‘Benda-kaalu-uru’ or the village of boiled beans. It was, however, Kempegowda I who laid the foundation of modern Bangalore in 1537 by building a mud fort. The city’s international airport is named after him. Interestingly Devanahalli, which was once a small village on the city outskirts and where the modern airport stands, is the place where Tipu Sultan was born in 1750. Under Kempegowda II, a small township gradually developed within the fort and nearby areas. The dedicated bazaars called petes came up in due course. Chikpete for clothing, Doddapete for textiles and jewellery, and Cottonpete et al flourished forming the heart of the city. The British meanwhile developed a cantonment around Brigade Road, to serve as a base for its troops. This interface between the British troops and Indians gradually lent a cosmopolitan character to the city. Post-independence, government of India developed Bangalore as a base for science and technology. This created a talent pool for IT companies through the nineties as Bangalore emerged as a global tech services hub with Electronic City, Whitefield, Koramangala being some of key places both established and start-up organasitions. The city also is a thriving trade hub in south India. Centrally located between Chennai to the east and Mangalore to the west, Hyderabad to its north and Kanyakumari to the south, Bangalore draws people from across the country. Bangalore hotel deals & offers
on Yatra.com is a great place to zero in on hotels for both business and leisure travellers. Use promocode HNY2021
for up to 40% off. Hotels such as La Marvella and Spring Hotel and Spa Bangalore’s traditional pockets.
Kempegowda International Airport: An Ideal Transit Hub
Bangalore’s international airport is very well connected to both domestic and international cities. For travellers from other parts to India planning a trip to coffee plantations of Coorg/Kodagu and Chikmangalur, the hillsations of Ooty and Yercaud, wildlife sanctuaries of Bandipur, Madumalai, Nagarhole and Bannerghatta, flying in through Bangalore is a great option. Most of these places are within 6 to 8 hours drive straight from the airport. Bangalore is also a hub for many places in Tamil Nadu like Salem. Kempegowda International Airport is also well connected to flights from South East Asian hubs such as Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur which further connect Japan, the West Coast of USA and Australia-New Zealand. The airport is also connected to Dubai, to its west, which is a connects the city to the Middle East, Europe and the East Coast of USA. There are plenty of hotels near Kempegowda International Airport
for flexibility in taking connecting flights, given the airport’s considerable distance from the city centre. A few good properties in the airport vicinity are Arra Grande Suites, Plaza Premium International Airport Lounge, Signature Club Resort and Orange Suites & Inn. Taj Bangalore, opposite the airport, is the ideal option in the premium segment. Use coupon code YTFESTIVE for attractive discounts.
A haven for budget friendly holiday
Most of the budget hotels in Bangalore
can be found near its railway stations such the Bangalore City Railway Station, Yashwanthpur Junction, Bangalore Cantonment Railway Station. Yelhanka and Bangalore East are also hubs for traveller who use trains extensively. The important trains that link Bangalore to other parts of the country are Rajdhani Express, Chennai Shatabdi Express among others. These terminate the city station. While booking online please look out for the ‘Clean Pass’ tag for hotels on search results page. ‘Clean Pass’ by Yatra.com is a quality assurance from Yatra.com and becomes doubly relevant in the case of budget hotels. Use the code YTRSBI
for special Republic Day discounts. Caramel Hotel, Raj Elegence and Mak are worth a try in this segment.
5 star hotels in Bangalore
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to avail substantial discounts at the city’s premium hotels. Bangalore is also referred to by many as the Garden City and some of the properties like Taj West End and ITC Windsor transport you into the world of greens. Located amidst 20 acres of tree filled landscape, the Taj West End is a 125 year old property meant for eco-sensitive travellers. From its architecture that fuses into the landscape, the subtle Taj touch is at its best here. Another property down the road, next to Bangalore Golf Club, is the ITC’s Windsor. Its stately, colonnaded central structure harks back to another time. Here too majestic trees play a significant role. For a more contemporary chic, head out to the Four Seasons. The Ritz-Carlton, offers sweeping views of the city from its glamourous high-rise structure. The Oberoi on M.G. Road is a classic property and bang in the business district of Bangalore. A little down the road is Conrad Bengaluru, close to Ulsoor lake. Another cutting business hotel from the Hilton, it offers great views of the lake from some of its rooms. While most of the 5 star hotels in Bangalore
are in the main axis of Bangalore from Bellary Road to M.G. Road, The Leela Palace serves those interested in Indira Nagar, Domlur and Koramangala. The property on Old Airport Road is also ideal for exploring the IT and corporate hub around Whitefield. Aloft is a colourful and vibrant option for hotels in Whitefield.
Couple Friendly Hotels in Bangalore
The couple-friendly tag on Yatra.com ensures hassle-free check-in across many hotels in Bangalore. For couples, married or unmarried, the city’s cosmopolitan vibe is a welcome change from many orthodox pockets in other parts of the country. In many high end hotels there is a touchless check-in through mobile apps. Proof of local ID is the only thing required. Couples can select hotels from across the geographical sweep of Bangalore – from the airport on the route towards Nandi Hills to M.G. Road in the city centre. From upscale properties such as the Taj West, The Oberoi, Courtyard by Marriot to smaller properties like Ramada Encore at Domlur, Ample Mint at Jakkur, and Howard Johnson at Hebbal. Many of these couple friendly hotels in Bangalore
offer good discounts too. Use promocode TOGETHER.
Hotels Near Popular Landmarks in Bangalore
Text: Bangalore has a distinctive character. Located 3000 feet above sea level, it has some fascinating trees from all over the world brought by Haider Ali and Tipu Sultan, and later by Britishers. There’s no better place to observe them than Lal Bagh, although strolling through Jaya Nagar, Basavanagudi and parts of the cantonment area. Temples, churches and grand public building are another city landmark. While choosing or selecting hotels near popular landmarks in Bangalore
for a visit, identify your primary attractions or things to do. This exercise will help maximise the travel experience. Take a heritage walk, a culinary walk, visit the Bangalore Palace, its many museums showcase the city’s scientific legacy, Bangalore has plenty to see and experience.
Vidhana Soudha and surroundings
Bangalore has a rather interesting mix of structures with varied architectural styles. The state capital’s showpiece is the majestic Vidhana Soudha. Designed in the Mysore Neo-Dravidian style, the stately structure has four floors with a central dome and tall columns at the entrance. It houses the legislature. It dwarfs the Attara Kacheri across the road, which functions as the High Court. ‘Attara’ means eighteen. While there was a functioning structure, the current building came up when the British decided to set up their base at Bangalore after Tipu Sultan’s death. All these structures can be experience while walking around the sprawling Cubbon Park, with its fascinating trees. St. Mark’s Cathedral is another interesting piece of architecture in this vicinity. JW Marriott (5 star) and Ibis (3 star) are some the better hotels near Vidhana Soudha
. JW Marriott, with rooms overlooking Cubbon Park, a fully equipped fitness centre, the signature JW Spa and its highly rated Indian and Italian restaurants, makes it a fab choice. Ibis Bengaluru is a neat 173 room property that is ideally positioned to explore Cubbon Park, MG Road and UB City. Its rooftop bar is a showstopper. And for sports buffs, its proximity to Kanteerva Indoor stadium, Karnataka State Tennis Association and Chinnaswamy Stadium are an additional bonus. Use promocode HNY2021 for attractive discounts.
City of delightful museums with M.G. Road as the hub
Bangalore has many interesting museums. Being the one of the leading hubs of science and aeronautics, two that stand out are the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum named after the legendary engineer of modern India, and the Heritage and Aerospace Museum by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. While the former has many models, old machines, and shows, the latter has an fighter aircraft simulator. Both the museums are a must for kids to develop a fascination for science and engineering. Another standout museum is the Indian Music Experience Museum. A recent addition to the city landscape, it is India’s first hi-tech interactive music museum. Visitors can hear samples of instrument sound, read about characteristics, get an easy of understanding of terms such as raga, gharana, dhupad, khayal etc. Understanding these could the stepping stone to appreciating Carnatic and Hindustani classical music. The ‘sound garden’ is an experiential part of museum, which gives visitors an opportunity create music. All the museums are within a couple of kilometres by metro rail. Hotels near M G Road
would be a good choice to experience these gems. The Chancery Pavilion, Royal Orchid Central, Taj MG Road are ideal options explore this area. While the former two are 3 to 4 star hotels with swimming pool and multi-cuisine restaurants, the Taj is a 5 star. All of them are close to metro stations for easy mobility.
Temples and Churches of Bangalore
The Kadlekaayi Parise or the Groundnut Fair is held on the last Monday of the Kartik month of the Hindu calendar every year at the Big Bull temple at Basavanagudi. Legend has it that a bull used to damage the ground crop in the area. The people were worried about their crop, so one day a person struck the bull with a stick. The bull sat down and turned into a stone statue. But the bull kept growing in size and would not stop till a roof was constructed. The farmer decided to build a temple to atone for his mistake. Today, the massive bull (or Basava in Kannada) at 5 metres, draws thousands of worshippers who sell a variety of groundnuts at the fair. Another locality that gets its name from a temple Malleswaram, which houses the Kadu Malleswara temple. Kudu means forest, and temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Build by the brother of Shivaji in the traditional Dravidian style it is a major city landmark. The two other remarkable temples are the Someshwara temple at Halasuru or Ulsoor and the Begur temple, said to be from the Chola period. Being a station for British troops during the Raj period, Bangalore has many churches with St. Mark’s, near M.G. Road, being the stand out. Built in English Baroque style, it was inspired by London’s famous St. Paul’s cathedral. Hotels on M.G. Road
and hotels near Malleswaram
should be places to stay at to explore these architectural and cultural attractions. For culture buffs, Neemrana’s Villa Pottipati is an experience. A traditional home transformed into boutique property is just the place to immerse into this traditional bastion of Bangalore.
No visit to Bangalore is complete without savouring its delightfully varied cuisine. From traditional Karnataka fare coupled with hot filter coffee at Basavanagudi and Malleswaram to the meat-heavy meals and Sulaimani chai around Shivaji Nagar to the bakeries of Frazer Town, Bangalore offers a delightful array of culinary experiences that also give a cultural insight into the city’s many communities. Start with an early morning breakfast at the iconic Vidyarthi Bhavan, followed by lunch a Shivaji Nagar and dinner at the city’s famous food street – VV Puram. Hotels near Koramangala
such as Casa de Bengaluru and Nandhana Grand would be an ideal base to explore VV Puram’s night food street. Casa de Bengaluru is a wonderfully located property tucked in a quiet road, close to Silk Board crossing. It has a cosy rooftop restaurant and vibrant markets around.
Booking Bangalore Hotels during Covid times
Yatra.com has taken many initiatives in tandem with hotels across Bangalore. Hotels that stringently follow WHO guidelines of keeping rooms sanitized, and sterilizing indoors periodically have been issued ‘Clean Pass’ by Yatra.com. It is a quality assurance from Yatra.com. While booking Banglore hotels online
please look out for the ‘Clean Pass’ tag against hotels on search results page.