1. India
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  3. Bangalore

Bangalore: Walking Tour of Fort, Palaces, and Market

Product ID: 300085
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Explore Bangalore's oldest area and learn about its fascinating origins on this private walking tour. Navigate through its busy markets, visit old forts and temples and learn about the origins of the city with a local guide.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting times 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the origins of Bengaluru city through the Fort and the Summer Palace
  • Indulge in an authentic South Indian breakfast or snack
  • Navigate through one of India's largest markets
  • Benefit from a local guide who will share personal stories of life in the city
Full description
Meet your guide at the meeting point at the designated time. Dive straight into the history of the city as you navigate the streets. The bustling market areas with narrow streets are bursting with stories that reflect the real soul of Bangalore. Depending on the starting time of the tour, have an indulgent breakfast or snack of the locals' favourite Masala Dosa and South Indian Filter Coffee.

With a true Bangalorean as your guide, navigate the older parts of the city as you learn about its origins, including the fascinating history of Tipu Sultan and the British. Explore some of Bangalore's oldest neighbourhoods. Enjoy delicious snacks for a memorable day to an area often ignored by other travellers.

Proceed to KR Market, which is one of the largest wholesale market places in India. Walk through the busy market as you take in the smells and sights of colourful flowers and fresh produce. Next, head to the ruins of the Bangalore Fort, built in the 1700's and compare it the paintings done by the British in the same period. Our final stop will be the Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan. Marvel at the teak wood columns and the influence of the Indo-Islamic culture on the frescoes. Learn about the maze-like dungeons designed for defence strategy. At the end of the memorable walking tour of Old Bangalore, your guide will assist you with booking a taxi or finding public transport for you to head back.
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Vegetarian South Indian breakfast or snacks
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrances fees to monuments
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please meet your guide at the Entrance Gate of the Building. The landmark is the State Bank of India on Kempegowda Road. This is easily accessible by Uber taxi or public transport.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Please note that there will be an entrance fee of 300 Rupees per person at the Summer palace
• Please wear modest clothes that cover your knees
• Carry an umbrella and sunglasses for your safety
• Guests are recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes. Footwear has to be taken off in temples or places of worship
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Product ID: 300085