Benda-kaal-ooru (town of boiled bean) or Bengaluru as it is famously known today, has had many transformations to become the city that it is today. From “pensioners paradise” to “garden city” and in just the last 2 decades it has transformed as the largest “silicon valley” and the “start-up hub” in this part of the world. Bangalore holds on its old world charm with grace, just as much as its modernity. From the sprawling high streets, quaint back alleys, black magic and voodoo calling spirits, bustling shopping centers, ride from place to place on the suburban transport, enjoy local tasty food, old temples and to the quiet café’s; the Bengaluru in a Nutshell tour is a contrast of the old and the new of Bengaluru.
At the heart of this city are contrasting layers of the old and the new. On this tour there is something for everyone to take to; from local interactions, history, culture, stories, and loads of fun. This tour can either begin at 7:00 am in the morning or 4:00 pm in the evening
Here’s what you can expect to see on your walk….
An iconic 9th Century temple with influences of the largest empire that reigned over the Dravidian region
A Hindu cemetery to witness ancient practices of Black magic
The state library that stands in Pompeian red with books in every Indian language, a walk inside will delight any inquisitive book lover.
Learn of architectural influences from the North, East, South and West of the country. The British built “Attara Kacheri” that dates back to 1884 and built in Greaco-Roman Style.
A scrumptious brunch at a café which calls itself an establishment, founded in the early 40’s rings an old world charm and dishes out some local delicacies.
Distance Walked: 5 Kms