Exploring the best of Bangalore with the most offbeat of places!!
If you are looking at exploring the real Bangalore beyond the normal tourist attractions then this is the tour for you! On this culture rich tour, experience the city like never before with me where as a localite, I will take you off the beaten track where we - explore back alleys, meet locals, savor authentic food, visit age old temples, feel the pulse of real Indian markets, understand more about Hinduism and culture, listen to the stories behind the places and much more.
This is going to be one exhilarating journey where you are left with a deeper understanding about the city with a sense of belonging and a whole lot of memories to take back with you! We can customize this tour with a list of experiences that we can cover in a span of about 8 hours based on your interests. We can also include some iconic places that are a must visit in Bangalore along with exploring the offbeat side of the city as well.
On picking you up from your hotel we can set about exploring 7 experiences from the following. This is just a sample list of some of them;
- Visit a Sikh place of worship and lend a hand in the cooking process in the community kitchen
- Savor delicious breakfast at a place where snakes gods are worshiped
- Remove negativity in a temple led by transgenders
- Visit an old wrestling home
- Explore one of Asis's largest flower market
- Practice yoga with the locals
- Led a hand in the dhobi ghat where clothes are washed manually
- Walk in the scrap market where old vehicle parts are sold
- Authentic Karnataka meals on a banana leaf
- Visit a social organization where school children are fed
- Visit old homes of local people
- Visit a bungalow that used to belong to the Prince of Nepal
- Get your fortune told by a parrot
And lots more. .
- Wear clothes that cover the shoulder and knee as we will be entering places of worship.
- Recommended to wear comfortable footwear that can taken off and worn easily.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel.
End location: Drop back to your hotel.
Duration: 7 hours 30 min.
Depending upon the traffic conditions
For a group size of less than 3 we will use chauffeur driven hatchback - Volkswagen Polo.
For group size of 4-5 we will use a chauffeur driven SUV - Mahindra XUV. The cars are clean and air conditioned. Please contact me before booking if you have a larger group.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1000 Indian Rupees - Rs.500 (2- way) approximate for cab charges if you stay away from the city center. An authentic lunch is around Rs.400 per head. Donation at temples and if you would refreshments on the way.
I have a no restrictions, and I'll try my best to accommodate all of your requests on the tour.
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We booked a full day tour with Sushma and totally enjoyed the experience. She was flexible, had good suggestions on things that would interest both my 15-year old daughter & I, and had interesting stories to tell along the way. She's truly mastered the art of engaging with her audience!