Top 10 Things To Do Alone In Bangalore - Updated 2024

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Nupur Agarwal
Endorsed by a Bangalore District Local Expert
Nupur Agarwal

Some of us prefer the security of traveling in a group, while others relish the opportunity to explore someplace new on their own. This is a list of guided tours you can do in Bangalore to experience its attractions safely even if you’re on your own. Bangalore is the capital city of Karnataka, with attractions ranging from nature parks to historical sites. Whether you’re looking for city tours with a focus on culture and history to nature tours on the back of a bicycle, we’ve got you covered! Check out this list of things that you can do alone in Bangalore.

1. Tour of vineyards in Nandi Hills (from USD 270.0)

Bangalore is not exactly known as a wine destination, but up north in the Nandi Hills lies a hidden range of wineries. These picturesque vineyards yield high-quality fruit which is carefully made into fine wines for the local market, with a small fraction being exported overseas. After learning about the region’s history of winemaking and a brief insight into the process, you’ll proceed to the barrel room to try different types of wine with some scrumptious snacks. After savoring all the types of wine, you’ll definitely have a great nap on the bus ride back to Bangalore city.

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Bangalore to Nandi Hills Vineyard Tour Including Wine Tastings

Duration: 5 to 6 hours

2. Private tour of Bangalore's magnificent palaces (from USD 73.0)

Bangalore has a rich history and some may say this is embodied in its majestic palaces and forts. The main highlights of this tour are the Bangalore Fort and the Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace. As you wander through the ancient courtyards and under intricate archways, your guide will regale you with anecdotes about the battles fought on those very grounds. You can even see the impressive crown and royal clothing worn by Tipu Sultan in a bygone time. This tour is ideal for those who prefer to have more time at each location and a more in-depth explanation of the sites’ history.

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Bangalore Private Palaces Tour including Tipu Sultan's Palace

Duration: 4 to 6 hours

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3. Tour of local home and cooking demonstration (from USD 68.0)

This tour brings you right into the home of a local family for an experience unlike any other. Your hosts, Anuradha and Nrithya are of Mudaliar heritage. They will welcome you into their kitchen for a demonstration on how to prepare one or two Mudaliar dishes that feature seasonal local produce and carry rich, complex flavors. Later, you can sit together and feast on the homecooked meal while getting to know each others’ backgrounds and cultures.

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Private In-Home Cooking Demonstration and Meal in Bangalore

Duration: 3 hours

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4. Private full day city tour (from USD 84.0)

This tour brings you around some of Bangalore’s most iconic sights. You’ll visit Bangalore’s architectural gems, from the ISKCON Temple Bangalore to the Tipu Sultan Palace and the Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple. In the late morning, there’s also a stop at the Lalbagh Botanical Garden to immerse yourself in thousands of lush blooms and explore a glass house inspired by the grand Crystal Palace of England; which was constructed in celebration of a visit from the Prince of Wales. If you’re looking to maximize your limited stay in Bangalore, this is a fantastic introduction to the city.

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Bangalore Private Full-Day Tour

Duration: 8 hours

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5. Bicycle tour in Bangalore's countryside (from USD 193.0)

This bicycle tour provides the opportunity to explore Bangalore’s beautiful countryside from a different perspective. Moving on a bicycle, you’ll be much more mobile and can power through scenic trails off the main road. Your tour starts at a farm with a nutritious breakfast, before heading to a famous temple, an old railway station, and villages to learn about silk making and traditional pottery. The tour ends where it began, with lunch on the farm made from its own organic produce.

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Full-Day Nandi Hills Countryside Tour by Bike

Duration: 10 hours

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6. Bangalore foodie tour (from USD 64.0)

Make sure you arrive with an empty stomach because this tour will feed you from start to end as you travel through the city’s best market stalls, cafés, and restaurants. Your host is a foodie who will introduce you to Bangalore’s secret spots that only the residents are aware of. If you’re looking to try some street food but are afraid of coming down with Bangalore Belly, this is also when your host’s local knowledge comes in useful.

Also See: 12 Most Fun & Amazing things to do in Bangalore at night

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Bangalore Foodie Tour

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

7. Day tour of Bannerghatta National Park (from USD 127.0)

The hustle and bustle of Bangalore city can get overwhelming sometimes. If you’re looking for an adventure off the beaten track, why not take this chance to explore Bangalore’s incredible Bannerghatta National Park? The park is approximately 15 miles (25km) away from Bangalore, which is a sanctuary for a large variety of animals. Apart from larger mammals like bears and tigers, you can also observe numerous butterfly species and marine creatures at an aquarium. Within the national park, there are also some local villages which practice traditional sheep and cattle farming.

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Bannerghatta National Park Private Tour with Wildlife Safari

Duration: 8 hours

8. Shopping extravaganza tour with breakfast (from USD 60.0)

If you’re looking for some unique souvenirs to remember your trip by, this is the tour for you. This relatively short tour focuses on the KR Market. Inside, each of your senses will be amazed by the vibrant colors of the local produce, the aromas of the fresh flowers, and the symphony of noises. Afterward, give your taste buds a treat with a delicious vegetarian breakfast. If you take the tour on a Sunday, you can even explore the pop-up flea market. As you’ll be accompanied by a local guide, the guide can also help with haggling, and make sure you get the best deal!

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Bengaluru KR Market Shopping Experience Including Breakfast

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

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9. Geist Brewery tour with craft beer brewing experience (from USD 74.0)

geist brewery tour with craft beer brewing experience

Geist Brewery produces fresh craft beer that is supplied all around Bangalore and overseas. This tour of the brewery is only one hour long but gives you fascinating insights on how the beer is brewed with characteristic depth and flavor. As a bonus, you get to try three of Geist’s signature beers and to take home some fun merchandise, like a certificate and a Geist glass. The tour is usually only scheduled twice a month, so do keep an eye out for the next one!

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Geist Brewery Tour - Learn the art of brewing craft beer in Bangalore

Duration: 1 hour

10. Culture and heritage walking tour (from USD 53.0)

This walking tour starts you off early with a visit to a local market, where you’ll try a hearty breakfast and meander through stalls selling everything from spices to crafts. From the market, you’ll pass through local communities on the way to the Bangalore Fort and Tipu Sultan Summer Palace. As the number of participants per tour is restricted to ensure that each group is small and mobile, be sure to inquire quickly before all slots are reserved!

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Bangalore Culture and Heritage Walking Tour

Duration: 5 hours

Bangalore for the solo traveler

Bangalore has so much to offer, it may be overwhelming trying to make time for all its attractions. These tours provide the opportunity to discover some of Bangalore’s top attractions in a safe environment and with the invaluable knowledge of a local guide. Whether you’re keen to learn more about the city’s historical sites, gardens and parks, or its culinary scene, there’s something for everyone!

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