Explore Nagarathpet and learn about India’s traditional silk making techniques on a 2.30 hour private walking tour with an English-speaking guide. Your tour begins early with a meet up with your guide at Badami House. You will then head to Kempe Gowda's Pete (fort) built by the city’s founder. Go on to learn about India’s famed silk and its making process: witness the last surviving weavers inside old Bengaluru and watch how silk is reeled, dyed and weaved. Don’t leave without a one-of-a-kind souvenir — visit an air conditioned silk saree showroom for a satisfying shopping experience. If time allows, explore the tombs of Sufi warrior martyrs who died during the III Anglo - Mysore War. The tour completes with a delicious breakfast at a South Indian outlet.
Escape Noise of the city (at least for a short time) with a scenic heritage walk in the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens (“The Red Garden” in English). Famous for theit picturesque landscapes and world famous flower shows, the gardens are a sight to behold. Meet up with your English-speaking guide and learn about the history of the gardens including the explanation of the name ‘Lal’ and the reasoning behind the gardens’ location. Housing India's largest collection of tropical plants, the gardens are a true mecca for nature lovers. Learn about the area’s unique landscaping and irrigation features and enjoy all the benefits of a small group private tour on which you get to see more and learn more.
Explore the tales, legends and facts associated with Tipu Sultan, the 18th century ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore. Meet up with you guide and head out on the informative two-and-a-half-hour tour taking you through Bangalore's main historical attractions. Learn about the Battle of Bangalore in 1791, visit the Bangalore fort, Bangalore Palace and visit the summer residence of Tipu Sultan. Take a break over a delicious South Indian vegetarian breakfast. Complete the trip by exploring the only armory of the ruler and listen to your guide as they uncover fascinating facts about Tipu’s rocket technology.
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.
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.
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.