History Buff Tour of Bangalore

History Buff Tour of Bangalore
Cultural & Theme Tours > Historical & Heritage Tours > Historical Tour
$50
Duration: 5 hours
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Description

Bangalore's History is captured in chronicles and stories, passed down mostly by word of mouth through generations, since the naming of the Bean Town in 1537 by its founder and discoverer, Tribal Chieftain Kempe Gowda. 

Our history tours take you to the last remaining historical sites in Bangalore, some ancient temples nearly 800 years old... some even older, the homes once inhabited by royal families of the state and of other states with family affiliations to the erstwhile royal state of Mysore: like the Gondal royal family and the Nepal family. We also go down memory lane in art museums, antique stores, old townships within the city, to understand what events brought this city to be where it is today.

Sample Program 

  • Rural cuisine for breakfast 
    • Start with an early morning prayer at one of Bangalore's oldest temple districts. 
    • Visit a palace that has been the most recent private property of the Royal Family of Mysore that ruled the land for 27 generations. 
    • Lunch in an old colonial cafe that boasts having baked a cake for Queen Elizabeth during her fleeting visit to Bangalore city. 
    • Visit Bangalore's oldest church and understand the legends of the relationship between the French and the Mysorean armies. 
    • Drive through colonial Bangalore. 
    • Visit an art gallery by a painter who captures the history of Bangalore in the form or caricatures, showing the city's transformation from the Garden City to what it is now Coffee in what was once a royal home and now a heritage hotel. 

Bangalore's History is captured in chronicles and stories, passed down mostly by word of mouth through generations, since the naming of the Bean Town in 1537 by its founder and discoverer, Tribal Chieftain Kempe Gowda. 

Our history tours take you to the last remaining historical sites in Bangalore, some ancient temples nearly 800 years old... some even older, the homes once inhabited by royal families of the state and of other states with family affiliations to the erstwhile royal state of Mysore: like the Gondal royal family and the Nepal family. We also go down memory lane in art museums, antique stores, old townships within the city, to understand what events brought this city to be where it is today.