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Bangalore Culture and Heritage Walking Tour

  • Bangalore heritage and culture walking tour
  • Explore local markets with a knowledgeable guide
  • Savor a typical Indian breakfast
Bangalore Culture and Heritage Walking Tour
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Experience the culture, history, architecture and cuisine of Bangalore on this 5-hour walking tour that showcases the best of this diverse and dynamic city. Visit eclectic markets, sample a savory south Indian breakfast and make stops at temples, palaces and forts with an expert local guide. This small-group experience is sure to be a memorable way to learn about Bangalore and get oriented to its landmarks.
What to Expect
We will meet you at the entrance gate of State Bank of Mysore in Bangalore at 8am themselves. You will be offered a refreshing coffee at the entrance to the market followed by brief overview of the tour. As you make your way through the 475-year old market place from north to south you will stop at various places to learn more about the local communities and crumbling heritage structures. At some point of this journey through the market we will stop at a local restaurant for southern style breakfast. Afterwards you will visit different shops and learn more about spices, flowers, fruits, baskets, recycled metal, recycled paper and more.
As we move further south, you will visit the Bangalore Fort where more than 2000 patriots lost their lives defending the city from British invasion. A short walk from there will bring you to the Tipu's Summer Palace that was originally within the fort boundaries. At the palace you will further explore the history and architecture of the times. Next to the palace you will see a 320-year-old south Indian temple. The tour ends at Tipu's Summer Palace.
Reviews (17)
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Reviewed 15 September 2018
Arjun's knowledge of India (and the rest of the world) is unparalleled

We did a walking tour of Bangalore open air markets-- Arjun was our guide. His knowledge of history, genuine love for people and places, and intimate knowledge of the underbelly and hidden gems in the city transformed our experience from casual travel to cherished memories....More

Thank nikhil20198
Reviewed 4 September 2018
You won't get this experience on your own

Let's cover the basics: I was a solo female traveler in India and felt 100% safe on a private tour. I loved my tour with Arjun. We got to see the flower market, spice market, temple, fort, etc. At all points, Arjun was incredibly knowledgeable...More

Thank julianagensheimer
Reviewed 15 February 2017
The only way to really discover old Bangalore

Travspire's founder Arjun was an amazing guide with an encyclopaedic knowledge of Bangalore's history. He has a wonderful insight into all things cultural and he explains things so logically. His three hour walking tour around the streets and markets of the old city was absolutely...More

Thank randallsatlarge
Reviewed 30 November 2016
A new side of Bangalore- Not to miss

I recently went on Travspire's History and Culture walking tour in Bangalore. I've been on Travspire tours in Hampi and Kerala so I shouldn't have been surprised but once again, I was blown away by the level of detail and new insight I had into...More

1  Thank Julianne B
Reviewed 21 November 2016
An engaging, well-told story of Bangalore's history. A must-do!

Arjun was extremely knowledgeable, personable, and engaging as a guide. He peppered the walk with historical facts, cultural anecdotes and more (including the best masala dosa I've ever had!) My friends and I had a blast, and wholeheartedly recommend this for those who are looking...More

Thank 43perryn
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