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Private Tour: 4-Hour Bengaluru Heritage Walk

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Bengaluru, formerly Bangalore, boasts a rich ancient past and 19th-century history that speaks of the days of the British Raj. This 4-hour private heritage walking lets you explore both side-by-side, exploring old-world Bengaluru and its colonial-era landmarks. See St. Michael’s Cathedral and 19th-century Cubbon Park, Bengaluru’s green oasis, and visit the Government Museum to uncover the city’s ancient and medieval past.
  • Private 4-hour Bengaluru heritage walking tour
  • Explore Bengaluru’s historical highlights and hear about the city’s past glories
  • See top attractions such as St. Michael’s Cathedral and Vidhana Soudha
  • Visit the Government Museum and stroll around leafy Cubbon Park
  • Experience bustling MG Road and get insider tips on restaurants and more
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Enjoy personalized commentary and attention from a private guide
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Departure Point

Barton Centre Tower-B, 84, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide in central Bengaluru and get an overview of the city’s heritage. Then, delve into the colorful streets, hearing about Bengaluru’s past glories, and its place as the India’s high-tech capital as you walk.

Soak in the atmosphere as you stroll to St. Mark’s Cathedral. Admire this colonial-era, 19th-century domed church and hear how its design was inspired by London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral.

See the statues of Mahatma Gandhi and Queen Victoria, and continue to the Government Museum. Here, explore some of the 18 galleries of coins, paintings and artifacts charting Bengaluru’s ancient and medieval history, ensuring you see the 5,000-year-old relics from the Indus Valley civilization.

Stroll around Cubbon Park, the park that gave Bengaluru its ‘Garden City’ nickname. Wander the tree-shaded lawns laid down in the 19th century, and hear how locals continuing using the park's name despite several renaming attempts.

Pass the red-painted High Court of Bangalore and secretariat buildings, and admire the Vidhana Soudha, the imposing seat of state legislature.

View the M. Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium and arrive at MG road, one of Bengaluru’s busiest shopping and eating districts.

Absorb this hectic thoroughfare, and get recommendations for restaurants from your guide before finishing back at the start point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
St. Mark's Cathedral
Despite being the modern, cosmopolitan capital of India, a vibrant heritage still rests inside Bangalore. This tour will reveal the ancient glory of the city and help you understand it like a true local dose. Discover the unique stories of the past and see how they continue to inspire the city today. Start tour after meeting you private local guide. Get ready to burn off some calories as you continue your 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.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Venkatappa Art Gallery and Government Museum
Continuing on in your heritage walking tour, 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.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cubbon Park
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, pass the gigantic High Court of Bangalore, The High Court functions out of a red brick building known as Attara Kacheri.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri
Walk to appreciate the architecture of 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
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
M Chinnaswamy Stadium
Proceed towards M. Chinnaswamy cricket Stadium to come back to MG road. This is one of the busiest roads in the city and is lined on one side with retail stores, food outlets and restaurants. 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. Return back to hotel with wonderful memories.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please consider wearing comfortable walking shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY City Tours India

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: 4-Hour Bengaluru Heritage Walk?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: 4-Hour Bengaluru Heritage Walk.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: 4-Hour Bengaluru Heritage Walk?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: 4-Hour Bengaluru Heritage Walk.

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Excellent in depth sample of Bangalore
K3815JHjohnm
, Dec 2019
Our guide was knowledgeable and thorough in his explanations. The history was fascinating. Highly recommended
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