Bengaluru Walking Tours
Good Morning Bangalore or Subhodaya Bengaluru.
• Did you know that of the 6500 construction workers, who worked on building the Vidhan soudha, 5000 were convicts? They were set free after the Vidhan Soudha was built.
• We crib about the Bangalore traffic day in and day out, but did you know that it is the first city in the world that averted a terrorist attack, using bad traffic.
• Did you know how many tonnes of flowers come into the city daily?
Interesting things, that possibly you didn’t know.
While the walk will take you to important places, it is the human element, the stories and anecdotes which will make it more interesting. Stories pertaining to history, economics and politics that will help you in having a holistic appreciation of the place. And yes, the trivia on the city, will leave you surprised and smiling.
We have two walking tours as follows (with more in the pipeline).
1. Namma Bengaluru Walking Tour
A tour covering the essentials about Bengaluru in the form of history, myths, anecdotes, stories and more. You will learn of facts you would never would have thought of before.
We start from Vidhan Soudha then walk through Cubbon Park and ending it at the landmark Airlines hotel for a hearty Bengaluru style breakfast.
Days: Saturday, Sunday.
Time: 8.30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Meeting Point: In front of Vidhan Soudha.
Getting there: Best way is to take the metro or a taxi/auto. Please do not bring your car as parking would be a challenge. Or you could park your car in MG road and take the metro to get there.
2. Namma Bengaluru Photo Walk
Learn the nuances of photography through your camera phones or DSLR cameras while you walk around the crowded marketplaces of Bengaluru. You will learn the street photography the way it is meant to.
We start from KR Market Metro station then walk the crowded KR market into the flower market and thats where we spend most of the time.We will have a quick breakfast at a small authentic place there. And while coming back we will stopover at Bengaluru fort where we will end the walk. You could also visit Tipu Sultan’s summer palace, which is 10-min walk from there.
As you learn photography, the group leader would also narrate the various historical facts and interesting stories about the place.
Days: Saturday, Sunday.
Time: 7.30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Meeting Point: KR Market Metro Station Exit.
Getting there: Best way is to take the metro or a taxi/auto. Please do not bring your car as parking would be a challenge.
These are free walking tours. You just have to register and confirm your participation.
Join us on our free walking tour in association with Say With Love