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Old Bangalore town_Pettah walk

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    What to Expect
    Kempe Gowda founded the city in 1537, but today there's hardly any trace of the fort that he built around the Pettah or the town. 

    Meet your guide at your selected departure in front of Kempe Gowda's statue. From here he will take you on a visit a few structures like a temple a mosque, a  huge market,  etc. Along the way learn about the history of the Kempe Gowda's in the 16th century as well as the town planning of Bangalore town. Learn more about the town planning of ancient cities in India too. 

    The guide will give you a detailed description of the town as well as the many legends and tales of valor which helped form Bangalore. After a hearty breakfast head-out to explore a famous temple, a mosque and a bustling flower market. In between the sight seeing indulge in some window shopping too. But the highlight of this tour has to be a view some of the professions being practiced here even today like Silk weaving. 

    This walk is conducted by native Bangaloreans with years of extensive research, travel and publications on this subject, some of which is exclusive.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Kempe Gowda statue in front of BBMP head office in NR square.
    Return Details
    The walk ends at the Southern entrance of Avenue road next to KR market on Mysore road.
    • Bottled water
    • Private local guide
    • Breakfast [Morning]
    • Snacks [Evening]
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Food and drinks, except breakfast for the morning tour option
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Price is fixed per group with a minimum of 1 person per tour
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please dress modestly
    • For breakfast only: Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    My introduction into some ways of life of Old Bangalore with help of Mansoor Ali was really enjoyable. Mansoor is a great host and knowledgeable story teller who will go above and beyond to make everything adventurous. Highly recommended tour.
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    Outstanding walking tour of old town Bangalore for just my mom and myself. Mr. Ali was an entertaining, informative, and thoughtful guide. We loved all of his personal touches and ability to make the tour what we wanted (3 different stops for chai tea)! We highly recommend this
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    My guide Daniel picked me up in time and thanks to his gentle friendly guidance I got to know many places in Old Bangalore. His informations have been very interesting. He took me safe with his 2 wheeler from place to place and took care also of my special interests. Thanks for
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    Mr Ali leads you through the meandering lanes of the pette which is quite exciting. You come across some interesting places that you would definitely miss if you are here on your own. The Tawakkal Mastan dargah is definitely my favourite.
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    Response from BenByfoot, Manager at Old Bangalore town_Pettah walk
    Responded 21 Oct 2019
    Hi Deepika, Thank you for the kind words. We hope to be of service to you again in the not so distant future. Till than take care. Best, Adam.
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    Never had the time to explore these highly market oriented areas, which during the peak of the day are crowded, and bustling with activity, but at the early hour, remarkably quieter, and echoing some of the magic of the past. The walk was well organised, and the information
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    Response from BenByfoot, Manager at Old Bangalore town_Pettah walk
    Responded 21 Oct 2019
    Hi, It was a pleasure to walk with you around the Pettah area. Do join us on another Tour of the Pettah, we have 3 more different tours in the same neighbourhood. Regards, Adam.
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    Key Details
    • Bengaluru By Foot
    • Duration: 3h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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