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Private Tour: 4-Hour Bengaluru Heritage Walk with Hotel Pickup and Drop-Off

Bengaluru, India
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icon3 to 4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

If you have time for one tour in Bengaluru, formerly Bangalore, this 4-hour private walk offers a balanced picture of the city’s history and highlights, with convenient hotel transfers. Stroll around Bengaluru’s colonial-era landmarks including Cubbon Park and St. Michael’s Cathedral, and explore the city’s cultural and Indian heritage at the Government Museum and other sights. Hotel pickup and drop-off at the start and finish are included.
  • Private 4-hour heritage walking tour of Bengaluru, with private round-trip hotel transfers
  • Delve into Bengaluru’s ancient, medieval and colonial heritage
  • Admire colonial highlights such as St. Michael’s Cathedral and beautiful Cubbon Park
  • View historical artifacts and treasures at the Government Museum
  • Stroll along bustling MG Road and get insider tips on restaurants
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure, with hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Private tour with personalized attention from a private guide
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Private local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off within Bengaluru city limits
All Fees and Taxes
Food and drinks
After a central hotel pickup, travel by private, air-conditioned vehicle to meet your guide. Hop out, and, after introductions, get an overview of Bengaluru’s history and its modern-day role leading India’s high-tech revolution.

Then, set off to discover the city’s historical highlights as you hear about its past glories. As you walk, enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and feel ever more like a local as you gain a deeper understanding of the city.

Admire 19th-century St. Mark’s Cathedral, whose design was inspired by London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral; and stop to see the statues of Mahatma Gandhi and Queen Victoria.

Next, visit the Government Museum, one of India’s oldest museums. Admire the dispalys of fascinating ancient and medieval artifacts, including must-sees from India’s Indus Valley civilization, some of them dating back 5,000 years.

Then, amble through Cubbon Park, the lovely park founded by the British, and hear how locals still use its original British-given name despite several renamings.

Swing by the High Court of Bangalore and Vidhana Soudha buildings, and pass the Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium on route to MG Road, one of Bengaluru’s busiest shopping and restaurant hubs.

Absorb the hectic activity along this street, and get recommendations for restaurants from your guide. Your tour then finishes with a hotel drop-off.
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: 30 minutes
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: 30 minutes
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
Stop At:  
Karnataka High Court
The Karnataka High Court officially known as, Karnataka Uccha Nyayalaya is the High Court of the Indian state of Karnataka. It is located in Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka. It was previously called as the High Court of Mysore. The High Court functions out of a red brick building known as Attara Kacheri.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
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.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please consider wearing comfortable walking shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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 with Hotel Pickup and Drop-Off?
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 with Hotel Pickup and Drop-Off.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: 4-Hour Bengaluru Heritage Walk with Hotel Pickup and Drop-Off?
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 with Hotel Pickup and Drop-Off.

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