Around the Garden City in 48 Hours, the Perfect Itinerary for a 2-Day Trip to Bangaluru

  • 2-Day Trip to Bangaluru

If you are planning a 48 hours (2 days) trip to Bangaluru, make sure to enjoy the best of everything that Bangaluru has to offer. Here is the perfect itinerary to explore the top attractions in Bangaluru in just 48 hours.

2 Days trip to Bangalore - Bangaluru the capital of Karnatatka, an ideal cosmopolitan city in India famous for its gardens, palaces, forts with at a same time for for modern pubs, restaurants, shopping streets, high-end malls, gardens, and lakes where you can chill out. If you are planning a 48 hours (2 days) trip to Bangaluru, make sure to enjoy the best of everything that Bangaluru has to offer. Here is the perfect itinerary to explore the top attractions in Bangaluru in just 48 hours.

# Day 1 Morning - Visit Tipu Sultan Palace

Start the morning with visiting the top historical places in Bangaluru, Tipu Sultan summer palace showcase the city’s rich past and it give a glimpse into the royal lifestyle of Tipu sultan as you explore the palace. The palace is located in the Bangaluru Fort which is situated in old Bangaluru, blessed with green gardens and sparkling fountains, the palace is an attractive tourist site in the heart of the city.

Price: INR 5 for Indians and INR 100 for foreign nationals.
Timings: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM on all days of the week.
Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 2 hours

# Day 1 Noon - Ahead to Vidhan Soudha, the seat of Karnataka State Legislature.

This landmark Is illuminated every day from 6 pm to 8.30 pm. All these attractions are located within walking distance of one another, so you can easily explore this circuit on foot. 

What to see

  • Vidhan Soudha
  • Attara Kacheri
  • Mark’s Cathedral
  • Venkatappa Art Gallery
  • Government Museum
  • Mayo Hall
  • Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum

After visiting a couple of these attractions, you can fuel yourself with a famous meal at Chandu’s military hotel. And guess what? Some of the other best restaurants in Bangalore are located in and around this area.

Where to eat Spice Terrace

  • Airlines Restaurant
  • SodaBottleOpenerWala
  • Shiro
  • Farzi Café
  • Smoke House Deli
  • Rasovara
  • Toscano

# Cubbon Park

Continue exploring the rest of the attractions and by early evening, take a fresh air at one of the most popular green spot in the city, Cubbon Park. Which is located at a 5-minute  walk from Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum.


# Day 1 - Evening at MG Road, Brigade Road and Church Road

The MG Road-Brigade Road-Church Street circuit is a must-visit while in Bangalore. Make your way through these boulevards, soaking in the sights and sounds and enjoying some street food. 


Things to do 

  • Pamper the bibliophile in you at Blossom Book House
  • Buy souvenirs and handicraft items at Cauvery Emporium
  • Shop till you drop at the numerous brand showrooms and local stores lining MG Road and Brigade Road
  • Check out Rangoli Metro Art Center


Where to eat

MG Road and its surrounding areas house some of the best cafés in Bangalore. Take a break during your shopping spree and enjoy your evening tea/coffee and some snacks at one of these cafés.

  • Indian Coffee House
  • Café Azzure
  • Café Mozaic
  • Matteo Coffea
  • Tea Villa Café
  • Starbucks
  • Koshy’s 


# Day 1 - Try the best pubs and bars in and around MG road

Bangalore is known for its nightlife – pubs, bars, lounges, dance floors, music, cocktails, and food. Some of the most iconic ones are located in and around MG Road. Our suggestions include:

  • Communiti
  • SkyDeck By Sherlock’s
  • The 13th Floor
  • Ebony
  • Bangalore Pub Exchange
  • Church Street Social
  • Hard Rock Café
  • The Bar Stock Exchange

All these places are open till late in the night, so you can call it a day when you are done, return to your room, and catch a good night’s sleep.


# Day 2 - Morning - Explore the Lal bagh Botanical Gardens

After enjoying a filling breakfast at your hotel, get ready for another round of sightseeing. You will start your second day in Bangalore by exploring an urban green space spread over 240 acres of land – Lalbagh Botanical Gardens. You can either walk through the garden or take a quick tour in a battery-operated vehicle.

Timings: 6:00 am to 6:00 pm; every day
Entry Fee: ₹ 10 per person

# Day 2 - Lunch at some iconic restaurants near Lal bagh

Want to enjoy your lunch at an all-time, old-time favorite of Bangaloreans? Head off to the 95-year old Mavalli Tiffin Room aka MTR which is just a short walk away. Another great option is the good-old Vidhyarthi Bhavan in Basavanagudi, which is just about 1 km away from Lal Bagh.

Other places to eat

  • Lalbagh Grand Veg
  • New Modern Hotel
  • Bharjari Oota
  • Brahmin’s Coffee Bar
  • The Rogue Elephant
  • Kabab Magic


# Day 2 - Noon - Visit Bangaluru Palace

Bangaluru Palace is an epitome of regal splendor and architectural magnificence. Spend some time exploring the interiors of the palace including the Darbar Hall and Ballroom, and also the sprawling grounds surrounding the palace.

Timings: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm; every day
Entry Fee: ₹ 230 per person for Indians; ₹ 460 per person for foreigners
Photography: ₹ 685 for still camera; ₹ 1,485 for video camera; ₹ 285 for mobile camera


Now, proceed to Ulsoor Lake where you can spend some relaxing moments or go boating or birdwatching.

By road: Approximately 20 minutes’ drive

# Day 2 - Evening

Spread over 120 acres, Ulsoor Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Bangaluru, complete with lush trees, boating options, interesting avifauna, and jogging tracks. An evening spent here will energize you and fill you with serenity.

Timings: 6:00 am to 8:00 pm; closed on Wednesdays

Entry Fee: Free

After spending some time at the lake, you can enjoy your evening tea at one of the popular cafés in Ulsoor.


Where to eat

  • Café Kaara
  • Marzipan Café and Bakery
  • Urban Solace
  • Hatti Kaapi


It’s time to end your sightseeing tour and we have saved the best for the last – go on a shopping spree at Commercial Street.

By road: Approximately 20 minutes’ drive


# 6.30 pm onwards: Shop and eat to your heart’s content at Commercial Street 


A trip to Bangaluru is not complete without going on a shopping spree at Commercial Street. Apparels, handicrafts, jewelry, footwear, bags, books, or antique pieces, you will find it all in the lanes and by-lanes here. Don’t forget to take a break occasionally and have a fill at the eateries and restaurants dotting the street.  


Where to eat

  • Konark Restaurant
  • Woody’s
  • Shiv Sagar
  • Haji Ali Juice Centre
  • Sri Saravana Bhavan
  • Khan Saheb Grills and Rolls

Walk around, shop, and eat all you want and once you are done, retire to your room with bags full of goodies and a heart full of memories.


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