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Old Bangalore town_Pettah walk provided by Bengaluru By Foot

Old Bangalore town_Pettah walk

Old Bangalore town_Pettah walk
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 26623P5
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Private local guide
  • Breakfast [Morning]
  • Snacks [Evening]
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • 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
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Location Name: Kempe Gowda statue in front of BBMP head office in NR square. Location Address: Kempe Gowda statue in front of BBMP head office in NR square. Return Location: The walk ends at the Southern entrance of Avenue road next to KR market on Mysore road.
  • Bengaluru, Bengaluru, Bangalore District, Karnataka
Additional information
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Private local guide
  • Breakfast [Morning]
  • Snacks [Evening]
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • 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
Departure details
  • Location Name: Kempe Gowda statue in front of BBMP head office in NR square. Location Address: Kempe Gowda statue in front of BBMP head office in NR square. Return Location: The walk ends at the Southern entrance of Avenue road next to KR market on Mysore road.
  • Bengaluru, Bengaluru, Bangalore District, Karnataka
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
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tilla55
47 contributions
The 3 hour Saturday morning walk was led by Mr. Ali who knows the area and history from his personal background. Aside of the neighborhood temples the highlights were the silk washery and small weaving factory. These are locations down small alleys I would never have found alone. The hard working conditions - the noise and the heat - gave me new respect for the labor that goes into any beautiful sari we may find in a store.
I am in for another tour next Saturday!
Written January 11, 2020
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Jon M
Portland, OR6 contributions
After meetings Wed-Fri, I wanted to take a walk through the real Bangalore, so I called up Bengaluru by foot. I told them I wanted to see the market, the silk factory, and get some good photos of the people. The tour exceeded my expectations as the guide helped me understand the cultural context of Bangalore alongside the sites. He even helped me chase down a dosa tawah pan, an antique lock, and arranged a private cooking class for me after the tour. They were the perfect guide to have on hand to navigate Bangalore and try market food or shop for that unique gift. While I am comfortable walking around Delhi and Mumbai, I was new to Bangalore so having a guide really helped me feel at ease walking through the old city center. I would recommend to anyone looking to maximize a morning or afternoon in Bangalore. Don’t be afraid to ask them for any info on specific interests like music or food, as Bangalore has a rich culture and something for everyone that they can help arrange (I ended up taking him to a Tabla maker’s shop where the guide was also very helpful)
Written February 26, 2019
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BenByfoot
Dear friend, It was a pleasure to show you around our town & we hope the tabla lessons are going along fine. Do share a video with us whenever you get the time. Hope to see you soon. Regards from Bengaluru, Adam
Written March 13, 2019
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triniluv09
Tampa,Florida77 contributions
We met Mansoor and headed to breakfast, he allowed us to try everything on the menu and it was all good. He taught us about Bangalore’s beginnings and provided amazing facts and connections to the Usa. We got to see how silk is dyed and saris are weaved. He also took us to the largest market in India and it was beautiful with countless arrays of fresh flowers and fruit. My favorite parts of the tour was visiting the temples where he told us the origin stories and how they related to the temples creation. We had our two sons with us ages 6 and 8 and Mansoor kept them engaged and after about an hr and a half he saw they were getting tired and offered to finish the tour on another day at our convenience. I recommend this tour and Mansoor! This was one of our best experiences in Bangalore.
Written March 21, 2018
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Dear Varsha, It was a pleasure to have you walk with us. Thank you for your words of appreciation & we hope to see you in Hampi in the near future. Regards, M.A
Written March 22, 2018
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aiden b
1 contribution
Solo
Recommended. Knowledgeable, friendly guide. Time went very quickly - always a good sign. I am mostly interested in photography and Mansoor tailored the walk to suit. Just what I was looking for.
Written February 24, 2022
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Dear Aiden, Sorry for the belated response. Thank you very much for doing the tour as well as reviewing us. We hope to see you soon on another tour when you get back here. Warm regards, M.A
Written August 1, 2022
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AriZ
Westborough, MA3 contributions
Solo
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.
Written December 2, 2019
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BenByfoot
Dear Ariana, It was a pleasure to have you on our city walk. Hope to see you on another tour the next time you happen to be back in Bangalore. Regards, Adam.
Written January 8, 2020
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Vacationer503019
Farmington, NM2 contributions
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 tour!
Written December 1, 2019
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BenByfoot
Dear Guest, It was a pleasure to have you on the city tour. Thank you for the kind words too. Cheers, Adam.
Written January 8, 2020
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Cornelia W
8 contributions
Solo
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 the 3 hours which have been a unique experience!
Written November 23, 2019
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BenByfoot
Dear Cornelia, Thank you for the nice review. It was a honor to walk with you & show you around our city. Regards, Adam.
Written January 8, 2020
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Deepika Upadhyaya
1 contribution
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.
Written September 13, 2019
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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.
Written October 22, 2019
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menondi
6 contributions
Couples
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 provided was good. The highlight was a visit to the Dodda Garadi Mane (or the big wrestling house) and talking to the person running the place. The breakfast at the Udupi Sri Krishna Bhavan is also worth the trip!
Written July 27, 2019
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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.
Written October 22, 2019
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Dhruv B
Stuttgart, Germany2 contributions
Solo
I had a great time exploring the city with Mansoor. He is a very knowledgeable guide with great passion to show the hidden parts of the city. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in the history of Bangalore
Written July 20, 2019
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Hi Dhruv, THANK YOU. As usual it was a pleasure to walk with you. We hope to see you soon. Best, Adam.
Written October 22, 2019
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Great tour - thank you Mansoor!
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