Old Bangalore town_Pettah walk


Kempe Gowda founded the city in 1537, but today there's hardly any trace of the fort that he built around the Pettah or the town.  Meet your guide at your selected departure in front of Kempe Gowda's statue. From here he will take you on a visit a few structures like a temple a mosque, a  huge market,  etc. Along the way learn about the history of the Kempe Gowda's in the 16th century as well as the town planning of Bangalore town. Learn more about the town planning of ancient cities in India too.  The guide will give you a detailed description of the town as well as the many legends and tales of valor which helped form Bangalore. After a hearty breakfast head-out to explore a famous temple, a mosque and a bustling flower market. In between the sight seeing indulge in some window shopping too. But the highlight of this tour has to be a view some of the professions being practiced here even today like Silk weaving.  This walk is conducted by native Bangaloreans with years of extensive research, travel and publications on this subject, some of which is exclusive.

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3 hours
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Why take this tour?

This 3-hour curated walk lets you explore the old town of Bangalore called in local parlance as the "Pete" or the Pettah.  Learn more about the founder of Bangalore, the king Kempe Gowda and his vision of Bangalore. The guide takes you 481 years ago when this city was founded.  Here you get to explore not only the temples and mosques but also the different trades that are still practiced in the many parts of the old town. Also included a a traditional South Indian breakfast & a visit to the largest wholesale market in South India.

What’s included?

  • Bottled water

  • Private local guide

  • Breakfast [Morning]

  • Snacks [Evening]

  • Breakfast

  • Lunch

  • Snacks

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Transportation to/from attractions

  • Food and drinks, except breakfast for the morning tour option

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

  • Gratuities

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  • Duration: 3h

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We are a group of Bengalureans who take pride in helping residents as well as visitors, experience the heritage – human and natural, within and around this historic city. From forts, colonial bungalows, centuries’ old gardens and bazaars to diverse food and spiritualism - we help you explore the known and not-so-well-known facets of this historic city.

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