Go on a scenic and informative walk through one of the oldest localities in the dynamic metropolitan Bangalore — Basavanagudi, closely associated with South Indian culture, arts, food and music. Meet up with your English-speaking guide at the Basavanagudi Bull Temple where the tour begins and learn about the temple’s fascinating history, legend and architecture. Continue to explore more temples in the area: the temple on a hill and one located inside a cave. Proceed to discover an ashram associated with Swami Vivekananda, a Indian Hindu monk, the first to introduce Indian philosophies to the Western World. The tour completes on a delicious note with a hearty South Indian breakfast at a local cafe.
Experience a spiritual walking tour around the vibrant city of Bangalore, India's third most populous city. Understand the rich history of each place of worship devoted to different gods and religions. Your tour will start at Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mandir, structures that were built to celebrate the diversity of Indian religions. Then, make your way to Eknath Bhawan and Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Center where you'll learn the four streams of yoga and their essence to the country's dynamic culture. Walk down the narrow alleys to visit three other temples in the city to experience the deep spiritual relationship that Indians have with their gods. The tour will end at the striking Big Bull Temple, a sacred site dedicated to Hindu demi-god known as Nandi. Your English speaking guide will accompany you for the entire tour to explain the history of each location you'll visit.
Marvel at Bangalore's rich culture and history on this two-hour walking tour around its iconic landmarks and heritage sites. The exciting journey will begin by meeting your English speaking guide at the entrance gate of St. Luke's Church along Pampa Mahakavi Road. From there, you'll visit Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace where you can appreciate one of the examples of Indo-Islamic architecture. After learning of the former ruler's history, you will discover the spectacular Kote Venkataramana Swamy, a 17th century-built temple dedicated to the god Venkateshwara. Finally, walk down the narrow alleys of the city to explore the old houses before ending the tour at the popular Bangalore Fort.
Trek up the wild landscapes of Ramanagara and enjoy a day of incredible outdoor adventures and activities! Out in the rocky cliffs, thick woods, and valleys, you can enjoy numerous outdoor activities. Ramanagara itself is like heaven to climbers as the different hills provide an ever-changing variety of terrain to tackle, giving them a chance to truly enjoy the ascent. Make the exhilarating trek up to the peak and take in the breathtaking panoramas of the region around the mountain. During your trek, after you enjoy some lunch, you can make the most of your afternoon by trying a host of fun outdoor activities. From kayaking, rapelling, and ziplining, to some target shooting, archery, and badminton, there's something for everyone to try and enjoy out in the woods. You can admire the majesty of the setting sun at the peak, with all its before heading safely back to Bangalore.
Kunti Betta draws hikers from around the world with its scenic wonders. These two rocky hills, surrounded by fields, coconut trees, sugarcane and more, are vital to Bangladore's history and culture. Many people make the pilgrimage to this location, and you will be able to undertake the same 125km journey on this night trek. From Bangalore, you will board a shared coach from your chosen meet up point. This takes you to the Ramanagara campsite to meet your guide. Then, the journey begins in the dead of night, and it will be 2:00am by the time you reach Kunti Betta's base. The trek begins, and you must be careful as the inclination is more than 60 degrees. You will be heading past boulders and through dense vegetation. Marveling at natural sights in between, you will finally reach the peak, where you and your group will have a campfire. As the morning sun begins to rise, you'll get an incredible view of the landscape all around you. By 6:00am, begin your descent, and visit Kunti Kund and the surrounding temples, where so many locals make their religious pilgrimages. By the time you reach the lake, you can enjoy some free time to go swimming and kayaking. This lake has been a source of water and livelihood for the surrounding villages. After a local breakfast, you will then be taken safely back to your meet up point, where your long evening adventure ends.