At the heart of every Indian city is its bustling markets teaming with life and economic activity. 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) so on and so forth, as you’ve rightly guessed Bangalore had one for every commodity that one could imagine.
On this Unventured walk 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 society comprise of both local and migrant people from trading communities. This also means that you get to meet people from various walks of life who’ve made Bengaluru home and the ones who have learnt their trade from their forefathers and have now built a sustainable livelihood supporting the current economy.
At the end of the tour, your tour guide will help you get to your hotel
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.
Watch a jeweler mold real gold and set real diamonds, making the most finest Indian jewelry from scratch.
Visit a weaver to learn of Hand and Mechanical weaving that make some of the intricate designs on silks.
Enjoy a scrumptious plantain leaf meal at a local joint that feeds the traders of the market.
Distance Walked: 5 Kms