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Duration: Half Day
Walking Distance: 5Km
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.
Here’s what you can expect to see on your walk….
Distance Walked: 5 Kms
Learn more about the Unventured Experience
This tour is for anyone with a keen interest in walking through the bylanes of Bengaluru, going off the beaten path and learning of the city’s truly local way of life. A contrast of the old and the new all amalgamated into a half-day tour through the markets of the city. Ideal if you are someone who wants to immerse yourself in understanding the “local” way of life.
Physically this is NOT an INTENSIVE walk making it doable for anyone who wishes explore Bangalore through its by lanes. Just be warned of a lot of people bustling streets and a lot of sounds and flavors to smell.
Please read the Cancellation Policy thoroughly before you make a booking.
8:00 A.M : Meet at ticket counter at Tipu’s Summer Palace
8:00 – 8:30 A.M : Kote Venkateshwara Temple
8:30 – 9:00 A.M : Tipu’s Summer Palace
9:30 – 10:00 A.M : Walk around the flower market
10:15 – 11:30 A.M : Visit to the Jeweler and Weaver
11:30 – 12:30 A.M : Walk through the Marriage market for Sit down plantain leaf meal at a local eatery
12:30 – 01:00 P.M : End of walk, your guide will walk you back to Tipu’s Summer palace or help with transportation back to your home/hotel.
The tour comes with a local tour guide, with essential information, local experiences along the way. A local English-speaking guide will walk with you informing and guiding you through the journey.
Apart from our scheduled departures, our city trails can be customized to suit your convenience. Choose the private pick up option and we’ll come meet you at the hotel.
|13rd Jan 2018||Completed|
|28th Jan 2018||Completed|
|10th Feb 2018||Completed|
|17th Feb 2018||Completed|
|17th Mar 2018 (Special Tour)||Available|
|31st Mar 2018||Available|
|14th Apr 2018||Available|
|29th Apr 2018||Available|
|13th May 2018 (Mango Season Special)||Available|
|27th May 2018 (Mango Season Special)||Available|
|10th Jun 2018 – Evening (Ramadan Special)||Available|
|23rd Jun 2018||Available|
Unventured city trails are ALSO on request, whether you are 1 person or a group of 10 (maximum of 15), we’ll be happy to get out and show you the city and its hidden treasures.
The Bengaluru through its Markets Walk can be experienced on all days of the week.
Make a request for this tour and we will write back to you with all the details you need to know to sign-up for one
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