Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Bangalore 4D/3N Itinerary

Date of Travel: Not yet!

Bangalore, the metropolitan city. Photo credit: http://www.pc-progress.com/en/Default.aspx?courses-2012-Bangalore

I had offered to mum to bring her for a holiday for Chinese New Year 2013. She was very keen to visit India, and I began my research on where to go. The easiest would be to travel with AirAsia and find a simple tour there. I showed her images of wherever AirAsia flies to in India, and she picked Bangalore. She was afraid of visiting places that looked like the India features on The Amazing Race. :) Mum chickened out in the end, so I won't be going. So here is the itinerary to share. Please note that I have never been to India before, and the following is based on pure research.

Bangalore is a metropolitan city, the IT hub of India. It has subways and buses, a pleasant weather all year round, and people speak English! November to February is the best time to visit during winter, where there is almost no rain and temperature is between 15 to 25°C.

Friday 8 Feb 2013, AirAsia AK1211, 1500-1635
Monday 11 Feb 2013 AirAsia AK1212, 1715-0005

Price of Air Ticket = RM810.18 (as of time of writing this)

Hotel Citadines Bangalore
Book the hotel here: http://www2.citadines.com/india/bangalore/richmond_bangalore.html
Photos of this hotel:

Rate: 4500Rp + 19.416% tax = RM306/night x 3 nights = RM459/pax
Citadines Bangalore. Photo credit: http://www2.citadines.com/india/bangalore/richmond_bangalore/photo_gallery.html
Studio Premier Room. Photo credit: http://www2.citadines.com/india/bangalore/richmond_bangalore/photo_gallery.html


Day 1: Take Meru Cab to Hotel. Shopping at UB City nearby.

Day 2: Bangalore Sightseeing Tour (7:15am-8:00pm, Wed-Sun only)
- Visit Rajarajeshwari Temple, Bannerghatta Biological Park, National Gallery of Modern Art, Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, ISKCON Temple, Prasanna Anjaneya Temple, Musical Fountain & Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad

Note: Tours depart from Badami House, 1.5km away from Citadines
Cost using luxury bus Volvo = Rs 485 = RM27.65

Excludes: All food and entrance fees

ISKCON Temple. Photo credit: http://theharekrishnamovement.files.wordpress.com
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium. Photo credit: http://www.hindu.com/2007/10/06/images/2007100659000201.jpg
Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain. Photo credit: http://www.placeforholidays.com

Day 3: Full day tour to Mysore, 3 hours away (6:30am - 11:00pm, daily)
- Visit Daria Daulat, Fort, Sriranganatha Swamy Temple, St Philomena's Church,
Chamundi Temple, Mysore Palace, Zoological Garden, Brindavan Gardens)
Note: Tours depart from Badami House, 1.5km away from CitadinesCost using luxury bus Volvo = Rs 910 = RM51.87
Excludes: All food and entrance feeshttp://www.karnatakaholidays.net/city_holidays_mysore.htm

St. Philomena's Church. Photo credit: http://anthony-samson.blogspot.com

Sriranganatha Swamy Temple. Photo credit: http://pratapgad.blogspot.com
Mysore Palace. Photo credit: http://www.grandpoohbah.net

Day 4: Morning walk tour with Bangalore Walks (7-10am)
Cost: Rs500/adult, Rs350 seniors, = RM28.50

UB City Shopping Mall. Photo credit: http://burrp.in.com

Air Ticket Price: RM810.18
Tour Day 2 = RM27.65
Tour Day 3 = RM51.87
Tour Day 4 = RM28.50
Hotel = RM459
Visa Fee = RM220 (as quoted by Reliance, Damansara Jaya)
Total = RM1597.20 (excludes food and shopping)

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