Experiential Culture Tour of Bangalore

Experiential Culture Tour of Bangalore
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$65
Duration: 8 hours
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Description

A multi-dimensional experience, perfect for tourists and expats alike, this tour touches upon food, markets, religion, social awareness, craft, art, lifestyle... and more! You have a half day and a full day option, and the program accommodates the requests of participants as much as possible. It's a mix of religion, markets, local people, local food, coffees and teas, local traditions, local professions like pottery, washermen, a visit to the biggest slum in the city, some NGO visits where you see recycling of garbage into beautiful ranges of merchandise, and women's empowerment. This tour is considered the most fulfilling, wholesome experience you can possibly take home from Bangalore.
The program evolves depending on the group that comes together, keeping it fluid and adaptive. See and experience the true essence of Bangalore!

Go beyond the guidebook on this full-day guided tour of Bangalore. Meet your guide at 9am and set off for an informative, enlightening and entertaining day of seeing the sights of the city. 

You have the option to select a half-day or full-day tour.  Below is a list of items from which we create our itinerary:

  • Walk through old alleyways and explore what goes on in them: some art, some craft, some tradition, some religion
  • Gossip with locals over tea or coffee at a local, old cafe
  • Visit a farmer’s market: wholesale flowers, fruit, vegetables, spices, nuts and bolts
  • Take a historical drive through the city’s old roads and parliament area
  • Visit a Kali temple, set in the heart of a Hindu cemetery
  • Visit a sikh temple and understand a little about India's youngest religion
  • Visit Bangalore’s oldest church and the scrap market behind it where dubious car parts are sold
  • A visit to Pottery town, try your hand at pottery
  • Visit a project focused on women’s empowerment set in the heart of one of Bangalore’s old slums
  • Visit a cartoon gallery that captures the post colonial history of Bangalore in caricatures
  • Block print a scarf for yourself
  • A privately guided tour of the Bangalore Palace
  • Old temples around whose stories the legends of Bangalore has grown
  • Get your future told by a parakeet aided astrologer
  • Get a rangoli artist demo
  • Get a peek into the art of making filigree jewellery
  • Silk fabric or sari shopping
  • Souvenir shopping
Meal Suggestions (extra cost to be paid by guest, exact amounts will be advised to you by your guide):
  • Breakfast at a Snake Temple 
  • Coffee at a historical cafe
  • Lunch in an Indian family home or outside 
  • Street food the safe way

(THIS IS A SAMPLE PROGRAM: ALL ITEMS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY)

A multi-dimensional experience, perfect for tourists and expats alike, this tour touches upon food, markets, religion, social awareness, craft, art, lifestyle... and more! You have a half day and a full day option, and the program accommodates the requests of participants as much as possible. It's a mix of religion, markets, local people, local food, coffees and teas, local traditions, local professions like pottery, washermen, a visit to the biggest slum in the city, some NGO visits where you see recycling of garbage into beautiful ranges of merchandise, and women's empowerment. This tour is considered the most fulfilling, wholesome experience you can possibly take home from Bangalore.
The program evolves depending on the group that comes together, keeping it fluid and adaptive. See and experience the true essence of Bangalore!