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“Bengaluru in Nutshell” Drive Tour
If this is your first time in India and you have just one day to explore, this day-long tour is perfect way to explore Bengaluru. Kick-start your India visit with a local who will give you inside tips on where to discover culture, gastronomy and nightlife and you’ll witness a microcosm of India all within a day in Bengaluru. You will explore some “must see” sights and hidden treasures that take you on a journey beyond the guidebook of Bengaluru. Start with a walk through our historical gardens, visit palaces, explore the hustle and bustle of the local market and even try eating with your hands on a traditional plantain leaf meal.
Find out all about Bengaluru’s transformation, from being a pensioner’s paradise and garden city to becoming the Silicon Valley and the start-up hub of India, all in the last two decades. In this full-day tour, you will experience Bengaluru’s graceful old-world charm through its quaint alleys and ancient temples and its vivacious modernity through the high streets and suburban transport. Let’s unveil the contrasting tiers of this tech and cultural hotspot of the country one layer at a time. On this Unventured tour there is something for everyone to take to; from local interactions, history, culture, stories, and loads of fun.
Here’s what you will experience on this tour:
Who can do this tour?
If you’re keen on getting under the skin of a region and experiencing its pulse with a local. Curious to learn of life in this art of the world. Want to make good of one day, this is the tour for you. It covers history, culture, food, local legends, contrast of the old and the neo modern and all the sights! With minimal walking and comfortable transport, it’s the perfect tour to take up!
Please read the Cancellation Policy thoroughly before you make a booking.
7:00 AM – 7:15 AM : Meet at The Hard rock cafe and drive to Lalbagh botanical gardens
7:30 AM – 7:45 AM : Walk around Lalbagh botanical gardens
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM : Breakfast at MTR, an old timers join to savour the local “thindi” or breakfast.
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM : Learn about the makings of Bangalore through the vision of its Chieftain Kempegowda and his stories of the raged bull at the famed Bull Temple
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM : Drive down and Visit Tipu Sultans Summer Palace. On this visit learn about the history of the palace, British occupation and the freedom struggle. Also learn about the establishment of the famous Mysore silk Industry
11:15 AM – 11:30 PM: Visit the Bangalore fort
11:45 PM – 1:00 PM: Visit KR Market, one of the largest flower markets in Asia and experience the colours and smells
1:15 PM – 1:30 PM: Quick stop at The Vidhana Soudha & “Attara Kacheri”, the seat of state legislature of Karnataka has architectural influences from the North, East, South and West of the country. The British built “Attara Kacheri” that dates back to 1884 and is built in Greco-Roman Style
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM: Traditional South Indian plantain leaf lunch and conversations over food. Learn to eat with your hands guided by your tour leader
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Take a guided tour of the Bangalore Palace
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM : Visit an old, traditional Hindu Cemetery to witness ancient practices of Black magic
5:30 PM : Drop off at Hard Rock Cafe
Our city trails can be made private to suit your convenience with the choice of a private pick up as an option; a local English-speaking guide will ride with you informing and guiding you through the journey.
Real experience of Bangalore
Tej was an amazing tour guide. If you want a really authentic trip in Bangalore to see the local sights (not your usual tourist traps) then this is the trip for you. Excellent value including transportation to different places, food and lots of historical insights. Would highly recommend and only wish could do more.