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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Unhurried is a heritage and cultural experience-driven travel company based in Bangalore/Bengaluru, India. We travel in several ways, a lovely neighbourhood walk within Bangalore, a day-long thematic city tour, a weekend trip to a heritage site or a custom tour for your family and friends.
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paula w
Bristol, UK69 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Our guide Vidya made a stroll through the old town of Bengaluru fascinating. Interesting to hear the full history of the city right from the beginning. We strolled through the old market roads, visited temples and stopped for a great coffee and Dosas.
On a tour of India , where we have had the pleasure of seeing many wonderful sights, this was something just a bit different and we both enjoyed it all the more for that.
Written 23 January 2024
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Paul Nixon
Chelmsford, UK1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Solo
Super two-day trip with Poornima who certainly knows her stuff and has a seemingly encyclopaedic knowledge of the places we visited. The highlight for me was Srirangapatna and the chance to walk around the fort ruins and look out across the Cauvery river from where Wellington's troops had attacked Tipu Sultan's defences in 1799. That scene has barely changed in over 200 years and it was certainly untroubled by pasty European tourists like me when I was there. I would never have known to visit these sites, or even known they existed, had it not been for Poornima, and I am grateful to her for digging out these gems for me.

During my time in Mysore we visited Chamundi Hills and I also purchased, on impulse, some beautiful parquetry from local craftsmen.

My trip was tailor-made and it fitted like a glove. After a couple of weeks in India on business it was really nice to have an unhurried journey from Bangalore to Srirangapatna/Mysore which also took in a silk farm, silk auction and a factory where silk saris were crafted on machinery which looked as if dated to the mid-twentieth century (or earlier). A really great experience, and I can't wait to book onto another unhurried trip the next time I am in this part of India.

Thank you Poornima!

Written 25 October 2023
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Alexandre B
7 contributions
Feb 2023 • Solo
Thanks to Vidyalakshmi and Usha for their kindness and patience, thanks to them I had a great time and learned a lot about Bangalore, Mysore and the history of these cities and the tasty meals eaten together. I highly recommend them as a guide! Thanks again Alexandre.
Written 14 February 2023
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Sarah L
7 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
Did the Pete walk with Usha. Very interesting tour with history of old Bengaluru and the market area. Finished with a delicious Masala Dosa. Usha was a great guide. Highly recommend.
Written 29 January 2023
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Srinivas
2 contributions
Dec 2022
Had been on 18-Dec-2022, (2nd visit after 15 yrs)....Perfect weekend gateway for a day. Whether is good and windy where we can relax & enjoy the day....Stay option avl, but not sure @ the tariff.....Food & snacks option avl but dont expect too much.....
Written 19 December 2022
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Padma
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
We have been on Unhurried walks with Poornima twice, many years ago on "cubbon cantonment tales Walk" and last week on "Pete Walk". Highly recommend Unhurried walks.

Poornima captures the charm of Bangalore so beautifully in these informative and interesting walks, making every walk unique and memorable for all ages. She goes an extra mile in making a personal connection with each of us, while keeping the walk lively with active conversation, she listens to our interests and shares a lot of additional anecdotes.

Poornima is very knowledgeable, doesn't rush, it is truly an unhurried walk :) She goes in-depth to share every aspect, the city then and now - it's history, culture, local practices, shows rare and unseen photos, truly amazing to see how she remembers so many historic events, dates and names!

One may be a tourist or a proud resident of Bangalore familiar with these places, but walking with Poornima gives a new dimension with her fascinating stories revealing all the local hidden gems.

Our walk concluded with a delicious breakfast at an iconic eatery. Poornima was still energetic after 3 hours, continuing to share more stories and about the eatery also, loved listening to her and a special thanks for these prompt recommendations - benne dosa, dumroot and Badam Halwa.

What better way than this to explore Bangalore and Karnataka! Already planning our next unhurried walk with her.
Written 2 August 2022
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Robert Allen
13 contributions
Feb 2020
I am experienced traveler and consider myself "adventurous," but the combination of logistical challenges and language issues can make South Indian cities overwhelming. As much as I love exploring, doing the pete area on my own would have been intimidating. Poornima made it just fun and I saw things that I would never have seen on my own. She was also very adept at quickly leveraging my own particular interests--I mentioned Jainism and then, when we came across a Jain festival, she took me in the neighborhood Jain temple. You can't do better than this.
Written 5 March 2020
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Elaine
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Poornima is an amazing guide and masterful storyteller where she was able to weave history into interesting narratives about the different places we visited for this tour (ie., A Day in Nandi Hill).

I had a wonderful time learning about the architecture of the temples we visited, the appropriate way to receive and give offerings (ie., use your right hand, folks!), and just have a great time in general in Poornima's company.

She also knew a vast amount of history about other aspects of Bengaluru, including about the history of Indian Pale Ale, the culture of the city, etc. This made for a very fun car ride in between the places we visited.

I highly recommend doing this tour (or other Unhurried tours)! If possible, would give her more than five stars.
Written 20 February 2020
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481ethelc
Rochester10 contributions
Jan 2020
What a wonderful way to spend 5 hours. Vidya is a foodie and knowledgeable about her subject. Visited the remains of the old wall/fort, St. Mary's Basilica, and then the city market, the flower market, Russel market. So much to see, smell, taste and Vidya had us try nearly everything: coconut water and tender coconut, other fruits, samosas, teas, morsels of delicious items, kulfi. She sent us home with flowers, tea, full tummies.
Walked through an area with car repairs and used car parts which delighted my husband.
Cheerful, great personality, a love of her subject. Thank you so much Vidya for a memorable day in Bangalore. The walking tour was very reasonably priced and a true value in learning about the city and its citizens.
Written 5 February 2020
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Helen B
London, UK8 contributions
Jan 2020
Wonderful guided walk though the Lalbagh gardens as part of a private tour, Poornima was a charming and knowledgable leader.
Written 5 February 2020
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