Bangalore: Ancient Roots, Modern Pursuits

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What You'll Do
  • Learn the stories of Bangalore’s past that have inspired its modern future
  • Taste the exotic flavours of Southern India with its most celebrated dishes
  • Breathe the fresh morning air as you explore the park that gave the Garden City its name
  • Admire the beautiful Neo-Dravidian architecture of Vidhana Soudha
  • Stroll past Bangalore’s most historic monuments, including the life-size statues of Mahatma Gandhi, Queen Victoria, and the gigantic red sandstone hig
Discover the ancient beauty of India’s cosmopolitan capital with a tour that will explore the history of Bangalore through its celebrated food, magnificent architecture, and historical monuments!
What to Expect
Despite being the modern, cosmopolitan capital of India, a vibrant traditional heart still beats inside Bangalore. This tour will reveal the ancient glory of the city and help you understand it like a true Bangalorean. Discovering the unique stories of the past, you will see how they continue to inspire Bangalore today.

Begin your Bangalore tour at the heart of Indian culture — its food! You'll be dropped off by a South-Indian restaurant to sample two of Bangalore’s most celebrated dishes: dosai (rice and lentil pancake) and idly vada (a steamed rice cake).

Get ready to burn off those calories as you continue your walk towards St. Mark’s Cathedral, consecrated by the Bishop of Calcutta in the 1800s and rebuilt in the early 90s. The architecture hints at India’s colonial roots, with a huge dome atop a semicircular chancel.

Continuing on in your Bangalore walking tour, pass the statues of Mahatma Gandhi and Queen Victoria to reach the Government Museum. With two floors and 18 galleries, you’ll get your history fix exploring an amazing collection of ancient coins, art, and 5,000-year-old relics from the Indus Valley civilisation.

With Bangalore already touching your heart, proceed to the famed park that gave Bangalore the nickname of the “Garden City.” The park has been renamed a number of times, but it remains Cubbon Park to the locals.

Moving on, pass the gigantic High Court of Bangalore, various secretariat buildings, and finally the Vidhana Soudha. This Neo-Dravidian-style building is the seat of state legislature and a delight to the eyes. Having soaked in the history and heritage of the Garden City, you’ll feel like a certified Bangalorean ready to feast on some great restaurant recommendations by your local guide. 
What's Included
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Breakfast
  • Bottle of water
  • Monument fees
What's Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tips and gratuities for the guide
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund
Meeting Point

St. Mark’s Cathedral Church, Bangalore (Open in Google Maps)

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Dress standard: You are advised to dress conservatively as you will be visiting religious sites

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Product ID: 53811