Bengaluru Pete City Market Small-Group Half-Day Walking Tour

Bengaluru Pete City Market Small-Group Half-Day Walking Tour
Walking & Biking Tours > Walking Tours > City Walk
$52
Duration: 5 hours
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Description

The heart of Bengaluru lies in its markets, locally called “Pete”. This is where the locals come each morning to ferret out the freshest vegetables, spices, silks or maybe even plan a wedding. These markets are the epicenter of business for local and migrant traders in the city.

On this 5 hour tour, you will have the opportunity to walk around the many markets that dot the old quarters and take breaks to fuel up on delicious local treats. This will give you a new perspective into Bengaluru’s many flavours and is also a photographers delight. 

This is a guided experience and includes a meal.

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) and so on and so forth. As you’ve rightly guessed Bangalore has one for every commodity that one can imagine.

During this walking tour, 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 community comprise of both local and migrant people from trading communities. This also means that you will have the opportunity to meet people from various walks of life who’ve made Bengaluru home, some of which inherited 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.

  • 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.
  • Visit a weaver to learn of Mechanical weaving that make some of the intricate designs on silks.
  • Enjoy a scrumptious meal at a local joint that feeds the traders of the market.

Distance Walked : 5 Km 

The heart of Bengaluru lies in its markets, locally called “Pete”. This is where the locals come each morning to ferret out the freshest vegetables, spices, silks or maybe even plan a wedding. These markets are the epicenter of business for local and migrant traders in the city.

On this 5 hour tour, you will have the opportunity to walk around the many markets that dot the old quarters and take breaks to fuel up on delicious local treats. This will give you a new perspective into Bengaluru’s many flavours and is also a photographers delight. 

This is a guided experience and includes a meal.