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Old Bangalore town_Pettah walk

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    What to Expect
    Kempe Gowda founded the city in 1537, but today there's hardly any trace of the fort that he built around the Pettah or the town. 

    Meet your guide at your selected departure in front of Kempe Gowda's statue. From here he will take you on a visit a few structures like a temple a mosque, a  huge market,  etc. Along the way learn about the history of the Kempe Gowda's in the 16th century as well as the town planning of Bangalore town. Learn more about the town planning of ancient cities in India too. 

    The guide will give you a detailed description of the town as well as the many legends and tales of valor which helped form Bangalore. After a hearty breakfast head-out to explore a famous temple, a mosque and a bustling flower market. In between the sight seeing indulge in some window shopping too. But the highlight of this tour has to be a view some of the professions being practiced here even today like Silk weaving. 

    This walk is conducted by native Bangaloreans with years of extensive research, travel and publications on this subject, some of which is exclusive.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Kempe Gowda statue in front of BBMP head office in NR square.
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    The walk ends at the Southern entrance of Avenue road next to KR market on Mysore road.
    Inclusions
    • Bottled water
    • Private local guide
    • Breakfast [Morning]
    • Snacks [Evening]
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Food and drinks, except breakfast for the morning tour option
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Price is fixed per group with a minimum of 1 person per tour
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please dress modestly
    • For breakfast only: Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    The 3 hour Saturday morning walk was led by Mr. Ali who knows the area and history from his personal background. Aside of the neighborhood temples the highlights were the silk washery and small weaving factory. These are locations down small alleys I would never have found
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    My introduction into some ways of life of Old Bangalore with help of Mansoor Ali was really enjoyable. Mansoor is a great host and knowledgeable story teller who will go above and beyond to make everything adventurous. Highly recommended tour.
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    Response from BenByfoot, General Manager at Old Bangalore town_Pettah walk
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Dear Ariana, It was a pleasure to have you on our city walk. Hope to see you on another tour the next time you happen to be back in Bangalore. Regards, Adam.
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    Outstanding walking tour of old town Bangalore for just my mom and myself. Mr. Ali was an entertaining, informative, and thoughtful guide. We loved all of his personal touches and ability to make the tour what we wanted (3 different stops for chai tea)! We highly recommend this
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    Response from BenByfoot, General Manager at Old Bangalore town_Pettah walk
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Dear Guest, It was a pleasure to have you on the city tour. Thank you for the kind words too. Cheers, Adam.
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    My guide Daniel picked me up in time and thanks to his gentle friendly guidance I got to know many places in Old Bangalore. His informations have been very interesting. He took me safe with his 2 wheeler from place to place and took care also of my special interests. Thanks for
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    Response from BenByfoot, General Manager at Old Bangalore town_Pettah walk
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Dear Cornelia, Thank you for the nice review. It was a honor to walk with you & show you around our city. Regards, Adam.
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    Mr Ali leads you through the meandering lanes of the pette which is quite exciting. You come across some interesting places that you would definitely miss if you are here on your own. The Tawakkal Mastan dargah is definitely my favourite.
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    Response from BenByfoot, Manager at Old Bangalore town_Pettah walk
    Responded 21 Oct 2019
    Hi Deepika, Thank you for the kind words. We hope to be of service to you again in the not so distant future. Till than take care. Best, Adam.
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    By: Bengaluru By Foot
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    31
    Old Bangalore walk with Mansoor Ali
    My introduction into some ways of life of Old Bangalore with help of Mansoor Ali was really enjoyable. Mansoor is
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    Vacationer503019
    Farmington, New Mexico
    20
    Highlight of time in Bangalore
    Outstanding walking tour of old town Bangalore for just my mom and myself. Mr. Ali was an entertaining,
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    corneliaw1603
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    Amazing insights into OLd Bangalore
    My guide Daniel picked me up in time and thanks to his gentle friendly guidance I got to know many places in Old
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    robmO7311PY
    Seattle, Washington
    10
    KR Market and neighborhood walk
    Our group of 2 had such a wonderful morning exploring the vibrant KR Market and surrounding areas. Ali was a
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    Abecker12
    10
    Wonderful morning in the city
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    I saw new and hidden facets of my favourite city through Mansoor's eyes and what a sight it was! Best way to spend
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    24anubha
    New Delhi, India
    10
    Great way to spend a cool afternoon in Bangalore!
    We took the Fraser Town food walk - a bunch of 12 colleagues, and it was absolutely heavenly. Some of us have
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    DeepikaUpadhyaya
    10
    Excellent start to a Sunday Morning
    Mr Ali leads you through the meandering lanes of the pette which is quite exciting. You come across some
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    Informative and interesting, the highlight being a visit to the Dodda Garadi!
    Never had the time to explore these highly market oriented areas, which during the peak of the day are crowded,
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    Dhruv B
    Stuttgart, Germany
    20
    Lovely walk
    I had a great time exploring the city with Mansoor. He is a very knowledgeable guide with great passion to show
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