Discover the ancient beauty of India’s cosmopolitan capital with a tour that will explore the history of Bangalore through its celebrated food, magnificent architecture, and historical monuments! You’ll feel like a true Bangalorean walking in the footsteps of historical figures and seeing the lush local park that gave the Garden City its name.
Despite being the modern, cosmopolitan capital of India, a vibrant traditional heart still beats inside Bangalore. This tour will reveal the ancient glory of the city and help you understand it like a true-blue Bangalorean. Discovering the unique stories of the past, you will see how they continue to inspire Bangalore today.
We begin our Bangalore tour at the heart of Indian culture — its food! We’ll drop by a South-Indian restaurant to sample two of Bangalore’s most celebrated dishes: dosai (rice and lentil pancake) and idly vada (a steamed rice cake).
Get ready to burn off those calories as we continue our walk towards St. Mark’s Cathedral, consecrated by the Bishop of Calcutta in the 1800s and rebuilt in the early 90s. The architecture hints at India’s colonial roots, with a huge dome atop a semicircular chancel.
Continuing on in our Bangalore walking tour, we’ll pass the statues of Mahatma Gandhi and Queen Victoria to reach the Government Museum. With two floors and 18 galleries, you’ll get your history fix exploring an amazing collection of ancient coins, art, and 5,000-year-old relics from the Indus Valley civilisation.
With Bangalore already touching our hearts, we’ll proceed to the famed park that gave Bangalore the nickname of the “Garden City.” The park has been renamed a number of times, but it remains Cubbon Park to the locals.
Moving on, we’ll pass the gigantic High Court of Bangalore, various secretariat buildings, and finally the Vidhana Soudha. This Neo-Dravidian-style building is the seat of state legislature and a delight to the eyes. Having soaked in the history and heritage of the Garden City, you’ll feel like a certified Bangalorean ready to feast on some great restaurant recommendations by your local guide.