Exploring the offbeat side of Bangalore in 4 hours!
Lets explore the side of Bangalore often overlooked, over the many tourist sites you come across in the city. This tour draws attention to some of the best places to visit, which are less visited by tourists and culturally very significant.
First stop we will visit a 10th century cave temple, dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. We'll uncover few mysteries surrounding this temple and learn a bit about Hinduism. After this we will take a small walk in the old neighborhood area, where some of the houses built a century back are protected and where we can even meet few locals staying here. A small walk in the dhobi ghat or (washermans village) will give you an idea of how manual laundry is done, and where the clothes are sundried out on the streets!
After a quick coffee/snack break, in an old authentic restaurant we can head off to visit the remains of the old Bangalore fort and learn more about the history of the city. Last stop, we will visit the fresh produce, spices and largest flower market in India!
Gavi Gangadeshwara cave temple, Walk in the old neighbourhood area, Dhobi ghat, Gandhi Bazaar, Coffee break at Vidyarthi Bhavan, Visit to the Bangalore fort, KR Market.
- Wear clothes that cover the shoulder and knee as we will be entering a place of worship.
- Recommended to wear comfortable footwear that can taken off and worn easily as it is not allowed in the temple.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 4 hours
The tour duration depends on the traffic condition and the place you will be traveling from.
We will have a chauffeur driven car to take us around. An A/c sedan is good for 2 adults and a child. For 3-5 adults an SUV would be ideal.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
800 Indian Rupees - Any shopping in the market, donation at temples.
- Personal Expenses
I have a no restrictions, and I'll try my best to accommodate all of your requests on the tour.
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Absolutely brilliant. We loved our offbeat day tour - it made us wish that we could spend much more time in Bangalore. Sushma was just fabulous, she knew so much and was happy to answer all of our random questions. We also appreciated how flexible she was when our flight was delayed. We loved wandering around some of the more interesting areas of Bangalore. Highlights? The markets were hectic and colourful, the dhobi ghat was fascinating with such friendly locals.Thanks so much for a brilliant day!