15 Best Bangalore Walking Tours: Upto @ 20% Off

The silicon valley of India was once considered to have the most number of trees compared to other cities. Bangalore or Bengaluru, has a dramatic climate, a cosmopolitan aura, and busy streets that are best explored on a walking tour. The place of Carnatic music melodies, notorious traffic and aromatic tasty Dosa and Vadas is well celebrated among the tourists during the tour. The entire city is camouflage of modernity and tradition, buildings and small cottages, palm trees and wildlife and grand malls. The existing throngs of vibrant Kannada temples are taken very seriously in Bangalore because of the historical significance of the monuments and temples. The vivid cafes, quirky shops and a mix of contemporary and classic; make walking tours in Bangalore inviting and engaging. The Palace of Tipu Sultan and Bangalore castle has a Tudor-style architecture that dates back to the 17th century. Take a walk in Cubbon Park to know the green spaces of Bangalore and to understand the reason for it being dubbed as the Garden city.

 

Bengaluru’s Vidhana Soudha, the granite palace is also a recommendation for a walking tour in Bangalore, which is a perfect example of the Neo-Dravidian era. To gorge on some locally flavored food, head to Bengaluru’s much revered Mavalli Tiffin Rooms (MTR) where the South Indian cuisine is served with great culture and grab a cold beer mug at Toit’s, the brick-walled microbrewery. Every state of India is indigenously festooned with unique vegetation, flora and fauna and there is something to hook the travelers, especially the free souls who love to walk. Bangalore is one such city where walking is easy and very refreshing. The weekdays are the best time to explore this city and all its street side surprises.

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Photo Walk through Multi-cultured Jayangar, Bangalore
Photo Walk through Multi-cultured Jayangar, Bangalore

2H

Bangalore

Date: All days of the week About the destination: The bustling city of Bangalore offers ample opportunities to discover and photograph the vibrancy of the IT Capital even in its daily life. Jayanagar is a multi-cultural neighbourhood in the southern part of the city. Laid out in 1948, this is the first planned neighbourhood of post-independence Bangalore. A beautiful tapestry of residential and bazaar areas that house numerous temples, Jain derasars and mosques will treat you to some special sights. Jayanagar embodies the spirit of the city by offering elements of old and new Bangalore giving it a pluralistic outlook. Activities: Walking tour, Walk and click, Photography Description: On this photography tour, you will be accompanied by a photo-journalist as she takes you through the Jayanagar 4th Block area. Beginning at 10.00 am at Jayanagar Post Offie, 4th Block, this walk is planned to introduce you to the people of Bangalore by telling you about  the city, the people, their lifestyle and their beliefs. The tour makes for some excellent photo opportunities as you stroll through the noisy and rich in colour flower, vegetable and fruit markets. The cackling of the hawkers and the wafting smells from the food stalls will fill the air as you enjoy this slow paced walk. You can also see the many religious monuments of Jayanagar that offer an understanding of faith and the diverse ways of life. This walk ends at around 12noon at the Post office.  Duration: 2 hours Difficulty Level: Easy  
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Medieval Bengaluru Walk
Medieval Bengaluru Walk

3H

Bangalore

Status: Currently not available About the Destination: Want to know how Bengaluru was back in 16th century? Take some basic items to go on walk and explore for yourself to see what it was like. Visit and walk through the old times in Medieval Bangalore walk. Activities: Learn history of the city, Guided walking tour About the activities: For those who think Bangalore is only for tech savvy nerds, here is a walk, which will change their opinions forever. There are so many people who are in search of the origin of their city. And there are some who want to gain the knowledge just for the mere reason of enhancing their knowledge or because of their habit of exploring places. Description:  The journey of Medieval walk in Bangalore starts from the Gates of Mysore Bank and ends at KG Road. The walk starts sharp at 7 am and ends at 10 am. with an option of breakfast and refreshments along the way.  One can relive the history and tradition of historic places in Bangalore with the Medieval Bangalore walk. The medieval walk can satisfy the needs of those enthusiastic people who want to increase their knowledge base and enjoy their way through it.  The guides are thorough professionals and tell you the minute details of the places that are ventured and their history associated with it. Duration: 3 hours Difficulty Level: Easy
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Green Heritage Walk, Bangalore
Green Heritage Walk, Bangalore

3H

Bangalore

Status: Currently not available About the Destination: Though Bangalore has turned into a bustling metropolis often dubbed as the “Silicon Valley of India”, it still has another popular tag attached to it, “The Garden city”. The rapid modernisation of Bangalore has led to the cutting down of a number of trees but there is still opportunity to explore and safeguard these precious treasures of nature. To learn and share knowledge on the importance of trees and nature on the whole, a green heritage walk is an excellent option. Activities: Learn about the flora, Guided walking tour About the Activity: It is one the popular walks in Bangalore which sees a lot of enthusiasts who admire nature’s beauty. If you love walking among the greenery then this walk is just made for you. The fun way of learning about botany is exciting and the facts are startling and amazing. Description: The walk starts early in the morning at Bangalore’s famed Lalbagh Botanical garden. Lal Bagh is spread across an area of 240 acres and is home to a number of trees that are more than 1000 years old and has more than 1000 species of flora. If you are a nature admirer and love being around a natural environment, a casual walk exploring the greenery allows guests to enhance their knowledge about the flora here. An experienced guide accompanies guests who are extremely knowledgeable in Botany, the anatomy of plants, and the history of Bangalore. The Green Heritage Walk in Bangalore is spread over a wide area and is a perfect way to get to know more about Bangalore city and its blessed natural environs. Duration: 3 hours Difficulty Level: Easy  
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Cathedral Walking Tour, Bangalore
Cathedral Walking Tour, Bangalore

3H

Bangalore

About the Destination: Take a leisurely stroll through the old-world streets of Bangalore and discover quaint churches and cathedrals on the way. The revered structures were constructed by English residing here during their reign. Several of them are still dotting the central regions of the city and are waiting to be discovered and 'and admired for their architecture. Description:  The cathedral walking tour takes you through some cathedrals & churches of the East Bangalore vicinity. This nearly 3 hours' long tour begins near St. Francis Xavier cathedral and winds its way to other churches in Cleveland Town. As you walk through these religious centres you get to witness the charm of a bygone era, to have a glimpse of the olden times and learn about the lifestyles that prevailed during those days. The walk also includes snacks and local beverages. A relaxed walk with plenitude of stops, this tour can be undertaken by people of all ages and fitness levels. Duration: 3 hours  Activities: Guided Culture walk, Learn about History of the place Difficulty Level: Easy
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Guided walk around Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore
Guided walk around Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore

2H

Bangalore

Date: All days except Monday About the destination: Bangalore is home to many unique and fascinating government buidlings that speak volumes about the city's rich history and political importance. Some of the buidlings designed in Greco Roman architecture draped in red bricks are a treat to watch. Activities: Walking tour, Explore architecture About the Activity: This 2-hour walk through the Secretariat area is an introduction to the high echelons of power. On this visit, you will also get to see the State Museum and the Venkatappa Gallery, learn about history and appreciate art. The imposing buildings and splendid gardens surrounding them will have you mesmerised. Description: The tour starts at 9.30 am at the beautiful General Post Office (GPO) building, a well-known landmark in the city. Treading slowly, head toward the Raj Bhavan, the Governors residence that is over a 150 years old. The grand structure with its sprawling lawns will remind you of the glorious past. The next leg of the tour includes a trip to the Vidhan Soudha (the State Legislature). Erected by Kengal Hanumanthaiah, this architectural masterpiece is spread over 60 acres with verdant lawns.This experience will leave you richer with knowledge and information about the seat of power.   Right across is the High Court of Karnataka, a stunning red building surrounded by lush greenery. The Attara Kacheri, built in stone and brick in the Graeco Roman style will enchant you. While you’re here, you can listen to the many anecdotes and stories about this palatial building.    Right after, you head towards Cubbon Park that plays host to an impressive variety of flora and fauna. After visiting a few more buildings housed in the park, you will head straight to the State Museum. The State Museum is one of the oldest museums in India and has a colonial charm to it. It showcases artefacts in 18 galleries on a variety of subjects ranging from history to art and music. The tour will come to an end at around 11.30 am with a visit to the Venkatappa Art Gallery. At the gallery you will see the works of master artists such as M F Hussain, Yusuf Arakkal, N S Bendrem, Hariram, Hanumiah. You can soak in the beauty of colours and the expressiveness of art. At the end of the tour you can visit the many cafes nearby for coffee; if you wish to have a bit of rest after the walk. Duration: 2 hours  Difficulty Level: Easy
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Victorian Bangalore Walk
Victorian Bangalore Walk

3H

Bangalore

Status: Currently not available About the Destination: The victorian walk in Bangalore is a great way to learn more about the british rule and their impact on present day Bangalore. Strolling through the former british neighborhoods of present day Bangalore, can let you rediscover the other side of the city. This cosmopolitan city consists of not only an array of people from different ethnicities, but also buildings that put a lot of other cities to shame. The walk is an excellent way to know more about the city of Bangalore and its rich connection with the British empire. Activities: Guided walk, Learn about victorian landmarks left over by British Description: Victorian Bangalore walk is great experience for the early risers as it starts early in the morning. And for others, they have to wake their sleepy eyes to enjoy the beautiful and different world within Bangalore. The victorian Bangalore walk is open on weekends through the whole year. Beginning early in the morning, these walks are great to get to know the victorian landmarks left over by the british. The  walking tour commences with a visit to the Holy Trinity Church situated on the MG Road, taking you back into the regal times of the british empire. The mix of archaic architecture along with modern buildings, makes this walk an interesting cocktail of history and architecture. The other places to see are The Green Heritage of Lalbagh botanical gardens, and other other landmarks of the bygone era. The victorian walk in Bangalore is a great way to learn more about the british rule and their impact on present day Bangalore. Strolling through the former british neighborhoods of present day Bangalore, can let you rediscover the other side of the city. This cosmopolitan city consists of not only an array of people from different ethnicities, but also buildings that put a lot of other cities to shame. The walk is an excellent way to know more about the city of Bangalore and its rich connection with the British empire. Duration: 3 hours Difficulty Level: Easy
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Traditional Bengaluru Walk
Traditional Bengaluru Walk

3H

Bangalore

Status: Currently not available About the Destination: The traditional Bangalore walk can open your eyes to the beauty of the city’s traditional way of living, its history, the culture and most significantly, its influence on today’s modern Bangalore.  The traditional walk in Bangalore is way different from the Bangalore we know. As you discover new sights through the Bangalore traditional walk, you can experience a life’s moments in a whole different world. Activities: Learn history of the city, Guided walking tour Description: The journey starts from Harihara Gudda Park, which is behind Ramakrishna Ashrama. The casual walk is conducted by professional guides taking guests through various traditional spots in the city, the distance covered is roughly around 3 kms. The walk takes guests across the old world colonies in Bangalore namely Basavanagudi and Shankarapuram. With a number of stops for refreshments and other amusements on the way, the walk is carved out to be an enriching experience for guests, getting them to learn and embrace the old world charm of the traditional Bangalore way of life. Duration: 3 hours Difficulty Level: Easy  
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Guided Walk Through Malleswaram in Bangalore
Guided Walk Through Malleswaram in Bangalore

4H

Bangalore

About the Destination: Walk down the quaint lanes of Malleshwaram; located in the North-Western part of the Garden City, witness how the vicinity still echoes its traditional values in every bit! With this walk, get an insight of how this region of Bangalore evolved as a remarkable part of the modern Bangalore. About the Activity: This delightful guided experience begins near the well-known Kadu Malleswaram Temple. The walking tour takes you through the area on foot so that you can appreciate the local culture and architecture at your own pace and rhythm. A local and experienced guide accompanying you will make you familiar with the rustic charm around the area, its marketplaces, temples and local life. Walking through the local shops and markets, get indulged into local-shopping and get yourself some of the mementos and curate some of the everlasting memories of your life. Comprising of a delightful breakfast and local beverages, this walking tour can be undertaken by people from almost all the walks and age-groups of life. 
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Johnson Market Food Walk, Bangalore
Johnson Market Food Walk, Bangalore

4H

Bangalore

About the destination:  Markets and the eateries in the bylanes around Johnson's market have their own set of loyalists. Mention Johnson's Market to anyone in Richmond town and they'd light up at the thought of Fanoos. Just like Russell Market, this one too is a carnivore's delight. About the activity with details:From Iranian sheek kebabs to phaal and mughalai naans and from plum cakes to khajurs and dil pasand, there's a lot it offers. As we walk in and out of bakeries, cafes and restaurants, experience the spice and sweet of Johnson's Market.         
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Guided Walk Through Old Bangalore
Guided Walk Through Old Bangalore

3H

Bangalore

About the Destination: Unfold the story of Bangalore as you meander through the fascinating and lesser-known parts of the city. Modern Bangalore, also called Bengaluru, was founded by a medieval chieftain named Kempegowda, who ruled this province in the larger royal kingdom of Vijayanagara (South India). With a strong historical foundation, the city has several places of intrinsic value for those keen to know more about its origins and its journey to the present. Description: This 3 hour guided experience begins during the early hours of morning from the Avenue Road; also known as ‘Majestic’, located in older part of Bangalore. The trip, concluding at before the advent of the noon, includes a breakfast along with it. Taking you through Chikpete and other remarkable Old City places that are now the location of busy wholesaler's market, the 3 hours walking tour winds up before the advent of the noon. With this walking tour, one gets the opportunities to visit some of the lesser known yet colourful and bustling parts of the city. With the exotic potpourri of sound, smell and sights of the Old Bengaluru's history, ancient temples, the bustling crowds and colourful markets come alive and keep you enthralled. On the way, you can purchase artefacts and products from the local shops if something catches your fancy. The walk is not a strenuous one and can be undertaken by individuals of all age groups.
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Bungalow Walk In Bangalore
Bungalow Walk In Bangalore

3H

Bangalore

About the Destination: Since the capture of Mysore Kingdom from the enigmatic Tipu Sultan, the British Militia & their families made Bangalore their home. The flourishing cantonment east of the beautiful Cubbon Park was very English in its planning. Wide roads lined by trees, spacious bungalows with gardens, parks, shopping bazaars, clubs, ballrooms and local breweries; everything just makes it for a typical English town of the 19th century located in the heart of South India. The city in this part boasts of its single-storied houses with colourful gardens and ornamented windowsills, typical bungalow architecture flaunting the tall roofs and outhouses in the backyard. These houses that tells the captivating tales of the past are now slowly disappearing, and you should visit them before they become history with the flowing time through Bangalore walking tours! About the Activity: Soaking in the old world charm of Richards Town, catch a breath of fresh air and some snippets of local history in the verdant Richards Park through Bangalore walks. In addition to the rustic charm and appeal of the vicinity, there are a few pretty yesteryear villas and local churches in the idyllic settings. At the end of the Bungalow walk in Bangalore, you will be visiting a local gallery that takes viewers back to Bangalore of the 70s era.
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Nagartapete Walk in Bangalore | Flat 15% off Featured
Nagartapete Walk in Bangalore | Flat 15% off

3H

Bangalore

About Nagartapete:Home to some of the rustic cultures and traditions, Nagartapete in Bangalore is one of the few destinations that still possesses the old world charm and appeal. It is in this locality, one can find multiple communities living with utmost peace and brotherhood through Bangalore walking tours.A true example of rustic beauty, it is also the abode of some of the old world professions in the city. While strolling in and around the vicinity, one can find customs and rituals that are now almost bygone in many parts of the city!About Nagartapete walk in Bangalore:Learn about a unique temple and its colourful annual festival called ‘Karaga’ that has been adopted by the city as its cultural symbol in recent times. Weave along the narrow streets that were once the bustling homes to the weavers and jewellers of the city.Meet the present day weavers and visit their power-looms. As you meander through the by-lanes during Nagartapete walk in Bangalore, you will get to know more about the homes, markets and faiths. Amidst the bits and crunches of history, you can also sample delicious sweets & savouries from a legendary stall of this locality.Meet up time: 8:00 amMeet up location: Ulsoor gate police station near Hudson circle.- Children aged 0-5 can join the tour for free.- All other participants will be counted as an adult.- Minimum 2 people are required to book this package.
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We got the best guide for ourselves by thrillophilia , temples were good and we pray there, the tour started on time and ends timely. It was a memorable experience.
17 December 2015
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Had a wondarful time.