Discover your city, step by step : Walking Tours in Bangalore
Travelling on foot is the best way to get a close look at any landscape or culture, whether it’s strolling down streets or trekking along forest paths.
And Walking Tours add so much charm by setting a relaxed pace; so you can take in your surroundings, hug some trees and also hear many heritage & culture soaked stories. Add to all this you also get to meet like-minded people who share similar interests. And yes, there are numerous Food Walks also which keep you fuelled-up so you can stroll along energetically.
Several urban organisers offer walking tours & trails. Here’s our picks for you to discover (y)our city in every step.
1. Houses of Malgudi : Part II in Malleswaram by Bengaluru by Foot
"Mal" is for part two of our heritage homes walk in Malleswaram & "gudi" is for Basavanagudi where part 1 of this walk is offered.
This walk focuses on the Urban planning techniques as well as the construction of heritage homes using technologies which are termed redundant nowadays. Take a peek into some of these homes. Also included are tales about the old Malleswaram of yore, the history about the original builders of these houses, the planning of Malleswaram, construction techniques of old houses & the way to preserve these homes for future generations. The walk starts with a nice breakfast at a heritage home with loads of history of its own, which has now been converted into a hotel.
When: Sat, 19 Nov 2016 7:30AM - 10:30AM
Where: Yes Bank, north Bangalore
Tickets: Rs 600 onwards, Click Here
2. The Military Hotel March by Unhurried
Bengaluru's Military Hotels are small eateries that serve largely meat dishes with authentic homemade spices. 'It's the city's soul food, with hand-pounded masalas, rich bubbling hot curries, biryani and everything cooked on coal', says our foodie walk lead. Visit some of these popular hotels, their stories, the dishes that make you drool and the stomach satiates.
When: Sun, 20 Nov 2016 9:30AM - 12:30PM
Where: Ranganna Military Hotel, KR road
Tickets: Rs1500, Click Here
3. British Bangalore Walk - By Bangalore Running & Walking Tours
Take a walk back in time exploring the rich history hidden in hedges and araucarias of the lush garden of Cubbon park.Get to know the significance of the magnificent British era buildings in its precincts.Learn about their history and contribution of the people in the 5 statues. Stroll through the main British era thoroughfare, past a garrison church and wrap up the walk with a splendid South Indian breakfast.
When: Sun, 20 Nov 2016 7:00AM - 9:00AM
Where: Queen Statue Of Cubbon Park
Tickets: Rs200, Click Here
4. The forgotten Clock Tower of Russell market by Bengaluru by Foot
Take in the sounds and sights of Shivajinagar. The "New market"stood at the current location of Ruseell Market and had a central clock tower which was reused in the Russell market super structure. Join as we unravel the truth behind this with some old photos and maps in between tasting dates from all across the globe. Meet some wrestlers, pay your respects at a church, a temple and the tomb of a Sufi saint, visit an iconic bakery and also a South Indian restaurant.
When: Sat, 26 Nov 2016 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Where: Russell Market
Tickets: Rs 450 onwards, Click Here
5. Malleswaram Walk by Unhurried
The olden day suburb now at the heart of the city, Malleswaram evokes a strong sense of nostalgia and curiosity among Bangaloreans and outsiders alike. Malleswaran presents to you a quintessential slice of the south Indian life, modern and age-old.
Exploring this authentically South Indian Malleshwaram, this walk take you through delights of south Indian life: in Hindu temples, street shopping for hand-woven flowers and pooja materials, freshly brewed filter coffee and one of Bangalore's best dosas.
When: Sun, 27 Nov 2016 7:30AM - 11:30AM
Where: Kadu Malleshwara Temple
Tickets: Rs 750 , Click Here