Whether it’s the adventure of discovering iconic landmarks or the thrill of a world-class theme park Shangri-La’s curated experiences of attractions get you out of your comfort zone and into the realm of unforgettable travel memories.
Just a short walk from the hotel, this historical palace was designed as a smaller replica of Windsor Castle in England.
An old temple in Bangalore, the Bull Temple is devoted to Nandi, Lord Shiva’s wagon. Located on a mountain, the temple was built in the 16th century during Vijayanagara's rule and has become a revered place of worship.
The site is home to a large Nandi sculpture. The monolithic statue is carved from granite and reflects the Dravidian style of artwork.
Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace
Made entirely of teakwood, with beautiful pillars, arches and balconies, the Summer Palace was known as ‘Rash-e-Jannat’, which means the dwelling of happiness and the envy of Heaven. The heritage site is now a museum dedicated to the life of Tipu Sultan.
Dedicated to the Hindu deity Sri Radha Krishna, this temple features a gold-plated Kalash Shikhara flag on a 17-metre pole, which is known as the Dwaja-stambha. Located in northern Bangalore, the temple is maintained by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness and hosts various spiritual, cultural and educational activities throughout the year for its devotees.
St. Mary's Basilica
St. Mary's is an old church in Bangalore and the only one in Karnataka to have been elevated to the status of a minor basilica. It is famous for the festivities held during the St. Mary's Feast in September each year, an event that attracts a number of devotees from in and around Bangalore.
One of the beautiful mosques in Bangalore, located on Millers Road, the Masjid-e-Khadria hosts (the) prayers on Eid as well as the Haj camp.
The Vidhana Soudha is the seat of the state legislature of Karnakata. The imposing building is an architectural marvel that combines Neo-Dravidian, Dravidian and Indo-Saracenic styles. With carved pillars, pediments, arches, cornices and bases, the building comprises four levels and an area of 550,505 square feet. The central dome, with a diameter of 60 feet, features the national emblem of India.
From a simple walk in the park to exploring dramatic natural scenery, we’ve got nature-lovers covered. Escape to a private island, ride a horse at golden hour, kayak beneath towering cliffs, or simply soak it all up on one of our sandy beaches. Nature never felt so good.
Nandidurg is a hill fortress in southern India, in the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka state. It is located just 10km from Chickballapur town and 60 km from Bangalore. It is 4849 feet (1,478 m) above sea level. Nandidurg Hill, known commonly as Nandi Hills, is the source of the Penna, Ponnaiyar and Palar rivers. Nandi Hills gets its name from an ancient temple on this site. The temple houses a thousand-year-old sculpture of Nandi, the bull on which Lord Shiva rides.
Lal Bagh Gardens
The Botanical Gardens are a main attraction of Bangalore. Construction of Lal Bagh began in 1760 under Hyder Ali’s rule. His successor, Tipu Sultan, completed them.
Located in southern Bangalore, the gardens cover 240 acres and are designed in the Mughal style. Lal Bagh is full of rare species of trees, plants and other flora from around the world. In the grounds there is also the pre-historical Lal Bagh Rock, estimated to be 3,000 million years old.
Whether it’s wandering some of the world’s greatest museums, exploring cutting-edge galleries and traditional artisan houses, or watching the latest blockbuster at a film festival, we have our finger on the pulse of all the hottest cultural happenings.
National Gallery of Modern Art
Housed in the well-known heritage site of Manikyavelu Mansion, the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) is more than 90 years old. The gallery displays national treasures spanning a period from the late 18th century to the present day. Among the exhibition highlights are old ganjifa (playing) cards and miniature paintings. The gallery also displays the works of artists from across India.
The museum is dedicated to the Yelahanka township chieftain Kempegowda (1513-1569), who was the founder of Bangalore. Located on the first floor of Mayo Hall, the museum houses a statue of Kempegowda along with other relics, pictures and inscriptions from his time.
HAL Heritage Centre and Aerospace Museum
Opened in 2001 by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, the museum displays the achievements of HAL and its vibrant history. Exhibits include model aircraft, communications and navigation equipment, as well life-size display of aircrafts.
There are few better ways to immerse yourself in a destination than through sport. Spend the day working on your swing at the golf course, step into the feverish atmosphere of a stadium or head into the pit of an F1 circuit and feel the thrill of a crowd with Shangri-La.
Bangalore Turf Club
The Bangalore Turf club hosts horse racing events from November to March as well as May and June each year. The club has a lively atmosphere and great crowds placing big bets and cheering on the finest thoroughbreds in the world.
Karnataka Cricket Team: Royal Challengers Bangalore
The Indian Premier League tournament is held in April and May each year. The home of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is Chinnaswamy Stadium, a 50-year-old stadium in the heart of the city, close to the hotel.
The Bangalore Golf Club
Established in 1876, the Bangalore Golf Club (BGC) is a short distance from the hotel and is one of the oldest golf clubs in India.
If your holiday isn’t complete without a little retail therapy, Shangri-La has you covered. We’ve scoured Bangalore to find the best shopping experiences, from high-end boutiques to the high street, hidden gems at one-of-one shoppes, private ateliers and bustling markets.
Orion is a shopping mall at the Brigade Gateway Enclave in Bangalore. It is one of the city’s large malls, with an impressive area of 0.82 million square feet.
1 MG is a modern, high-end shopping centre located in the heart of Bangalore, on Trinity Circle, MG Road.
Phoenix Market City
Phoenix Market City is a destination for shopping, dining and entertainment, including a cinema and fine dining outlets as well as local and international brands.
Brigade Road is a great place to shop in Bangalore. Among the frequented destinations are Eva Mall, Brigade Towers and St. Patrick’s Commercial Complex.
UB City – The Collection
Located on Vittal Mallya Road, the UB City mall caters to high-end luxury brands along with an array of dining venues.
Explore Bengaluru via taxis, buses and tuk-tuks (three-wheeled auto rickshaws). Hotel limousines are available for drop-off, pick-up, city tours and full-day use. Taxis on call are also available and may be ordered through the concierge. Auto rickshaws are commonly used; however, it is recommended that guests have prior knowledge of the city and their routes before travelling in this type of transportation.