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Itinerary
We will meet you at the entrance gate of State Bank of Mysore in Bangalore at 8am themselves. You will be offered a refreshing coffee at the entrance to the market followed by brief overview of the tour. As you make your way through the 475-year old market place from north to south you will stop at various places to learn more about the local communities and crumbling heritage structures. At some point of this journey through the market we will stop at a local restaurant for southern style breakfast. Afterwards you will visit different shops and learn more about spices, flowers, fruits, baskets, recycled metal, recycled paper and more.

As we move further south, you will visit the Bangalore Fort where more than 2000 patriots lost their lives defending the city from British invasion. A short walk from there will bring you to the Tipu's Summer Palace that was originally within the fort boundaries. At the palace you will further explore the history and architecture of the times. Next to the palace you will see a 320-year-old south Indian temple. The tour ends at Tipu's Summer Palace.
Locations visited
Tipu Sultan Fort and Palace - Bangalore KR Market
Travspire Bangalore Tours
Overview
Experience the culture, history, architecture and cuisine of Bangalore on this 5-hour walking tour that showcases the best of this diverse and dynamic city. Visit eclectic markets, sample a savory south Indian breakfast and make stops at temples, palaces and forts with an expert local guide. This small-group experience is sure to be a memorable way to learn about Bangalore and get oriented to its landmarks.
Highlights
  • Bangalore heritage and culture walking tour
  • Explore local markets with a knowledgeable guide
  • Savor a typical Indian breakfast
  • Learn about Bangalore history, culture and traditions
  • Experience a personalized tour with a small-sized group
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Reviewed 15 February 2017
The only way to really discover old Bangalore

Travspire's founder Arjun was an amazing guide with an encyclopaedic knowledge of Bangalore's history. He has a wonderful insight into all things cultural and he explains things so logically. His three hour walking tour around the streets and markets of the old city was absolutely...More

Thank randallsatlarge
Reviewed 30 November 2016
A new side of Bangalore- Not to miss

I recently went on Travspire's History and Culture walking tour in Bangalore. I've been on Travspire tours in Hampi and Kerala so I shouldn't have been surprised but once again, I was blown away by the level of detail and new insight I had into...More

1  Thank Julianne B
Reviewed 21 November 2016
An engaging, well-told story of Bangalore's history. A must-do!

Arjun was extremely knowledgeable, personable, and engaging as a guide. He peppered the walk with historical facts, cultural anecdotes and more (including the best masala dosa I've ever had!) My friends and I had a blast, and wholeheartedly recommend this for those who are looking...More

Thank Perry N
Reviewed 21 November 2016
Amazingly intimate tour of Bangalore's beginnings and heritage

I've been on several walking tours around the world, and this was by far one of the best. Our tour guide Arjun's knowledge of Bangalore and passion was unparalleled. The tour was dotted with well timed stories which gave us interesting perspectives on the origins...More

Thank Kabir B
Reviewed 2 August 2015
Wonderful cultural tour with Arjun!!

I found Travspire on Tripadvisor when looking for day tours of Bangalore and contacted info@travspire.com to book the tour. I received a prompt reply with the tour details and meeting point..the booking process was easy and professional. The meeting place downtown Bangalore was easy to...More

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