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Bengaluru Pete City Market Small-Group Half-Day Walking Tour

Highlights
  • Half-day tour of the Pete city market in Bengaluru
  • Experience the clamor of markets dedicated to cotton, rice, jewelry, and more
  • Inhale the scents and colors of the flower market — a photographer’s dream
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Bengaluru Pete City Market Small-Group Half-Day Walking Tour
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Bengaluru Pete City Market Small-Group Half-Day Walking Tour
US$52.00
Overview
Take a deep dive into Begaluru’s Pete market on this half-day small-group walking tour. Soak in the sights and sounds of what is the city’s heart and soul, and explore areas selling rice, cotton, and other goods. Meet vendors, visit jewelry and silk workshops, absorb the scents and colors of the photo-worthy flower market, and see the Tipu Palace and Kote Venkateshwara temple. Tour includes snack stops, lunch at a local eatery, and entrance fees.
What to Expect

The Pete (City Market) area in Bengaluru is the epicenter of business and trade for the locals of the city and beyond. Trading in the Pete is geographically divided by the commodity one wishes to buy or sell. Akkipete (Rice Market), Araleupete (Cotton Market), Balepte (Bangle Market), Chikka Pete (Small Market), Dodda Pete (Big Market), Nagarath Pete(Jewelers market) and so on and so forth. As you’ve rightly guessed Bangalore has one for every commodity that one can imagine.

During this walking tour, you’ll get an insight into the markets of Bengaluru and how the trading communities of the city work cohesively to help support the city’s need. Traditionally the traders in the Pete community comprise of both local and migrant people from trading communities. This also means that you will have the opportunity to meet people from various walks of life who’ve made Bengaluru home, some of which inherited their trade from their forefathers and have now built a sustainable livelihood supporting the current economy.

Here’s what you can expect to see on your walk.

  • The remnants of a palace that once belonged to Tipu Sultan
  • Learn of the first ever “Rocket” that was used in Battle and formed the basis for future warfare
  • Visit an old Hindu temple – the “Kote Venkataramana Temple” with influences of the trade rich Vijayanagara Empire.
  • Walk around the famed flower market, wrap your senses with color and fragrances. The market is a photographer’s delight.
  • Visit a weaver to learn of Mechanical weaving that make some of the intricate designs on silks.
  • Enjoy a scrumptious meal at a local joint that feeds the traders of the market.

Distance Walked : 5 Km 

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1 - 5 of 10 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Best way to experience the City

This is one of the best ways to experience the city. My Cultural Host, Archana, was brilliant, she explained and described everything with a modern twist which made it so relatable. I was hesitant to have the food at the local restaurant, but I gave...More

Thank Dhiresh B
Reviewed 2 July 2018
Enjoyed learning about Bangalore's History

This was the best tour I've been on. I come to Bangalore for work almost every month and have been to a few places however, the story telling behind the structures we were visiting wasn't there. I'm happy I booked this tour because Guru did...More

1  Thank MariBella8
Reviewed 10 June 2018
Perfect way to spend a morning in Bangalore

My parents came to town for a week so I decided to take them on a walking tour of Bangalore City Market area and they has the best time! Our guide Archana was very knowledgable and friendly, which made exploring the market area even more...More

Thank Tena P
Reviewed 22 April 2018
Perfect Introduction to Local Bengaluru

My wife and I spent the morning with Gurudeep Ramakrishna and the perfect introduction to the city. Guru did a wonderful job talking with us about the history of the entire region and then placed Bengaluru into that context. We learned about Hinduism by experiencing...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 16 April 2018
Interesting market/city walk with truly inspiring guide

We were with a small group of 4 solo travellers guided by local guide Guru. He really took to time to explain about the history, the Hindu religion and worship when at the temple. Also the visit to the local flower market was really nice....More

1  Thank Yeroon73
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