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Old Bangalore town_Pettah walk

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    What to Expect
    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Kempe Gowda statue in front of BBMP head office in NR square.
    Departure Time
    8:00am
    2:30pm
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    The walk ends at the Southern entrance of Avenue road next to KR market on Mysore road.
    Inclusions
    • Bottled water
    • Private local guide
    • Breakfast [Morning]
    • Snacks [Evening]
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    Exclusions
    • 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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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Price is fixed per group with a minimum of 1 person per tour
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please dress modestly
    • For breakfast only: Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Mr Ali leads you through the meandering lanes of the pette which is quite exciting. You come across some interesting places that you would definitely miss if you are here on your own. The Tawakkal Mastan dargah is definitely my favourite.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank DeepikaUpadhyaya
    Reviewed 27 July 2019

    Never had the time to explore these highly market oriented areas, which during the peak of the day are crowded, and bustling with activity, but at the early hour, remarkably quieter, and echoing some of the magic of the past. The walk was well organised,...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank menondi
    Reviewed 20 July 2019 via mobile

    I had a great time exploring the city with Mansoor. He is a very knowledgeable guide with great passion to show the hidden parts of the city. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in the history of Bangalore

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Dhruv B
    Reviewed 2 July 2019

    Mr. Mansoor Ali will leave you in wonder after his tour of Old Bangalore. His knowledge of the area is wide, and he shares it in such a way that it is easy to understand. He explores many different sites, keeping the tour interesting. This...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank chreddy
    Reviewed 1 July 2019 via mobile

    Mr. Mansoor Ali is a talented, intelligent, and well versed tour guide for the history and culture of traditional and contemporary Bangalore. I would definitely recommend this tour to any and everyone- great for families, students, and solo travelers.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Simone S
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