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Experiential Culture Tour of Bangalore

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    What to Expect
    Select a 4-hour or 8-hour tour when you book. Then, meet your guide and group of no more than 15 in central Bangalore. Your guide will listen to your group’s interests, and tailor the itinerary around your shared wishes, evolving and improvising your experience on the spot if need be.

    Perhaps take a drive around some colonial-era buildings, old roads, and parliamentary districts before discovering off-the-beaten track gems such as scrapyards where inventive programs are helping Bangalore’s poor. 

    Stop for breakfast (own expense) at a Snake Temple, explore alleyways to see arts, crafts, and religious activities; stroll through food markets; and maybe gossip with locals over tea and coffee (own expense) at an old café.

    Other options include exploring a farmer’s market, viewing a Sikh temple or Kali temple in the heart of a Hindu cemetery, or seeing Bangalore’s oldest church and the scrapyard behind it where dubious car parts are traded.

    For those interested in art and crafts, perhaps visit a local pottery village to try pottery-making, or a cartoon gallery where artists capture Bangalore in caricatures.

    If you’ve chosen the full-day tour, stop for lunch in a traditional Karnataka tasting room or at an authentic local family home (both own expense).

    Other possible activities include visiting a women’s empowerment project in Bangalore’s slums, block printing a silk scarf, or watching a rangoli street artist creating delicate pavement patterns from rice and flowers.

    Alternatively, call at Bangalore’s famous Bull Temple or an ISKCON (Hare Krishna) temple, or maybe have your future told by a parakeet-aided astrologer. Perhaps finish with some souvenir shopping, scouting out saris, silks, or other goods at some of the city’s best markets.

    When it’s time, your tour ends at the original departure point.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    UB City, 24, Vittal Mallya Rd, KG Halli, Shanthala Nagar, Sampangirama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • A friendly local tour ambassador
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    Exclusions
    • You may request for hotel pick up and drop (for which you will be charged extra depending on where your hotel is located)
    • Personal Expenses:In case you choose to buy things along the way, you are encouraged to spend your own cash so that reimbursements aren’t invoiced to you with added taxes. Otherwise please let us know in advance if you would like us to pick up any bills along the way and invoice them to you in the end.
    • Entrance fees (in case a palace or museum is included, but most often we do not go to such places unless specifically requested for by the whole group)
    • Meal suggestions (extra cost to be paid by guest, exact amounts will be advised to you by your guide): Breakfast at a Snake Temple Coffee at a historical cafe Lunch in an Indian family home or outside
    • Transport for the tour (use your own car or ask us to book one, for an extra 2100 INR. Pay Cash.)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Confirmation subject to availability
    • All items listed in the program are samples, and subject to availability. In case some item is not available we will replace it with something else
    • Bodyguards, company representatives and accompanying officials will be charged rack rates
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • We do our best and are reputed to follow the best safety and hygiene standards. But we do not take responsibility for accidents, illnesses, theft, or any personal losses consequent to the tours.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    It was really the best time and interesting tour, enjoyed every bit of information and culture. A must do in Bangalore with culture rings
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    My family (3 daughters aged 20-25 and my wife and I) were recommended Culturerings by friends in Bangalore. Aashish was our guide for the day and met us promptly in our hotel foyer at 9am ahead of full day private tour. We did a mix of temples, old Colonial buildings, markets
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    I took a tour with culturerings around bangalore and I had a great experience learning about the culture and got to see a lot of offbeat sites. Highly recommended
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    I booked an experiential tour it was amazing! My guide was super kind. I’ve been in many places where I wouldn't have been without it. If you are in Bangalore don’t miss it!
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    It's one thing to visit a place and go sightseeing around to know the culture and story of the place and another to actually indulge in some hands-down experience at the place. Culture rings is one such company that gives you the best of both worlds. I had an amazing experience
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    • Languages Offered: English
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