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Address: Trinty Church Gate, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560092, India
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Description: These offer a chance to understand the various facets that make Bangalore...
These offer a chance to understand the various facets that make Bangalore: its history, architecture, culture and landmarks. Choose a facet that interests you.
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Bangalore- my city

Bangalore - the city I live in. This is the air conditioned, garden and IT city in India. The airport is around 30 miles off city center. There are buses that ply between... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Bangalore - the city I live in. This is the air conditioned, garden and IT city in India. The airport is around 30 miles off city center. There are buses that ply between airport and city center. If you reached the airport hop into one of these buses destined to different areas to reach any part of city center. If... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Don't get me wrong - the guide (Vijay) is ludicrously knowledgable. That said, in the hour-and-a-half that we managed to survive before giving up and taking off by ourselves, we had progressed, oh, perhaps, 200 feet. And no, I'm not kidding. Mind you, if it was advertised as something like "Lecture with a little movement", it would be pretty amazing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

What a great privilege to have Mr Vijay as a guide in Bangalore's Lal Bagh gardens. He is extremely knowledgeable about not only the gardens and their history, but Bangalore history in general. There was hardly a question, on any topic, he couldn't answer. He'll point out things that aren't signposted and that you wouldn't otherwise notice. And the whole... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

When I was looking for the Bangalore Walks only this one was happening. Didn't know what expects me, I met the group and Mr. Vijay at the entrance of the Bangalore Botanical Garden. I didn't know I would get so many information! Mr. Vijay is extremely knowledgeable and you can sense his excitement for botanic, mythology, culture, history. He touched... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Welcome to Bangalore-The Garden City…today I am going to guide you for a sightseeing of city tour by spending a BMTC Bus pass. If you are from different place...you may find it to difficult to read bus route written on BMTC bus board…so remember…where ever you are …you will always get bus towards Majestic (Kempegowda Bus stand, in short KBS)... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Vijay has very good knowledge of the Lal Bagh botanical gardens. But the pace of the walk is very slow. And it seems he has a problem with mobility which leads to him pointing out trees from afar as apposed to a more close inspection. Great weather and clean air are highlights.

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Geel, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Took Bangalore city tour with party of 10, spend aprox 3 hours touring the city. Arun, the tour guide, is highly educated, well spoken, and speaks with great pride and knowledge about India's history, it's colonial past, India's independence and recent history and how these events shaped the city, it's buildings, layout, parks, population and formation of high-tech aviation, aerospace... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It looks like the only tour running at the moment is the Green Heritage walk - I went on this yesterday and I'd back up everything people have said about Mr Vijay's walk, very interesting and brilliantly narrated :) Although I would say that it's not something for young kids (or adults) with a short attention span.

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Panadura, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Good place to stay for a couple of nights.There are hotels for reasonable prices,restaurants too.Very interesting places to see.Easy access for many attractions like Cubbon park,Chinnaswami stadium,Brigade road,Industrial Museum ....

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My husband and I (from Australia) agree that this is possibly the best guided walk we have ever been in, in our life! Mr Vijay Thiruvady wove a narrative made from threads of history, botany, empires, religion, philosophy and geography that truly made the three hours of the walk fly by in a moment. This wasn't just a dry, academic... More 

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