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Cultural Tour of Lepakshi and Nandi Hills region with Breakfast & Lunch provided by Hidden Gems Tours

Cultural Tour of Lepakshi and Nandi Hills region with Breakfast & Lunch

Cultural Tour of Lepakshi and Nandi Hills region with Breakfast & Lunch
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Duration:
12h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    12h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
In this day-long guided tour, we will explore a variety of fascinating sites from different eras. These include ancient Hindu temples; medieval ramparts and fortifications; an over 800-year-old tamarind grove - one of India's handful biodiversity Heritage sites; a cottage workshop making yarn from silk cocoons; a pottery workshop; and a visit to a century-old train station stuck in a time warp. Breakfast and lunch are included in the price
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 46765P8
Important information
Inclusions
  • All entry Fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Central Bengaluru
  • Service of a Cultural/Heritage Expert for the duration of the Tour
  • Transport by private air-conditioned car or minivan or Coach
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Hidden Gems Tours
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Personal Shopping
  • Gratuities
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (From central Bangalore area only) or M G Road Metrorail Station
  • M G ROAD, METRORAIL STATION, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India Hotel pick-up and drop-off (From central Bangalore area only) or M G Road Metrorail Station
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Language English only
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • A maximum of 15 people per booking
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Wheelchair not accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • All entry Fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Central Bengaluru
  • Service of a Cultural/Heritage Expert for the duration of the Tour
  • Transport by private air-conditioned car or minivan or Coach
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Hidden Gems Tours
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Personal Shopping
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (From central Bangalore area only) or M G Road Metrorail Station
  • M G ROAD, METRORAIL STATION, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India Hotel pick-up and drop-off (From central Bangalore area only) or M G Road Metrorail Station
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Language English only
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • A maximum of 15 people per booking
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Wheelchair not accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    M G ROAD, METRORAIL STATION
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Hidden Gems Tours
    Stop: 12 hours - Admission included
    A fascinating day trip exploring an array of cultural, historical and natural wonders of India Our first stop is for a sumptuous South Indian breakfast. We then quickly make our way to a quaint town to explore an amazing medieval temple having India's biggest Nandi bull; Snake sculpture and the largest hand-painted fresco. It is the home of a few mysterious hanging pillars too We then move on to watch skilful workers create silk thread out of silk cocoons at a cottage sericulture workshop. Get to know the various stages in the creation of fine silk fabrics that this region is historically famous for. Next stop is a pottery workshop where you can try your hand at making a custom urn or a pot of clay. A visit to a quaint century-year-old train station stuck in a time warp, follows. We then move on to explore a remarkable 9th-century Hindu temple frozen in time. It is the oldest one in the Bangalore region. Learn about the fabled empires of South India that have left their marks within its boundaries. The region is home to one of India's handful Biodiversity Heritage sites. We explore his remarkable 800-year old Tamarind trees grove. The gnarled tree trunks and extraordinary root suckers propping the old trees is a botanical marvel. Our final stop is a visit to the ramparts of a couple of forts from the 16th and 18th century. Get to know about the valiant 18th-century warrior and statesman, Tipu Sultan and his indelible impact and contributions. We are back in Bangalore by about 6 pm
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Jennifer Anderson
8 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
This tour with Praveen of Hidden Gems Tours was so much fun. Praveen’s historical knowledge is endless. We ate a fantastic lunch at the top of the Nandi Hills and were entertained by dozens of monkeys!!!
Written March 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

M3dkrd
Kingwood, TX2 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Great trip several hours from Bangalore. This was our fifth trip with Praveen and Hidden Gems Tours. The drive was enjoyable seeing the countryside and seeing vineyards along the way. Visited two very different temples which were magnificent. Observed a potter in his shop creating awesome wares. Lunch in Nandi Hills at the top inside the old fort with a panoramic view. Our final stop of the day was at a biodiversity heritage site with centuries old tamarind trees and an old Krishna temple. Such a peaceful trip. We love touring India with our friend, Praveen!
Written December 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

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Sarahjaneinrome
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My favourite tourist day in India.
The whole experience was a real treat from start to finish. My best day out in India this time around. I visited th
Escape448562
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Bangalore Running Tour Parks and Rocks
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sangha_kanwar
sangha_kanwar
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Wow! Probably the best one day outing
One of the best tours near bangalore and one day outing. Praveen is a very knowledgeable person and explains the hi
Sightsee772131
Sightsee772131
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Great tour - just book it
We had a wonderful day exploring Bangalore. The tour was definitely the highlight of our stay. I highly recommend d
brettfrankel
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Glad we booked this tour
A great experience. We especially enjoyed the botanical gardens, and the market was also very memorable. Absolutel
brettfrankel
brettfrankel
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Seamlessly run
A great way to see Mysore from Bangalore. Praveen was great about accommodating our late-in-the-game change of plan
jwaller001
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Amazing Bangalore City Tour
Praveen treated us to a real gem of a tour. Leaving promptly at 8am, we enjoyed a variety of Bangalore experiences
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helenlG9576MH
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Wonderful Day Trip
You know how in every community, there's that one uncle who seems to know everyone and everything that's going on?
546itamart
546itamart
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Wonderful tour around Bangalore
Wonderful way to experience the city. If you have only 1 day and you would like to see and taste Bangalore, this is
CharlesDemuynck1
CharlesDemuynck1
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Excellent guide
Despite our superficial knowledge about Indian history, Praveen could explain everything we wanted to know and beyo
annare11a
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Wonderful India!
A great virtual experience guided by Praveen. It shows in great detail the culture and beautiful locations of India
763francescab
763francescab
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Magic virtual tour
I did a virtual experience as unfortunately I am not based in India nor able to travel there nowadays. Nevertheless
Lika T
Lika T
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Fantastic tour guide !
Thanks for sharing your passion for India with us Praveen. What an extraordinarily beautiful country and incredible
Khanchana L
Khanchana L
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Great tour.
I took online experience with Pravin last night. He is awesome. If you thinking about India, Pravin is a first opt
Minji_Explorer
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The love and passion for India ❤️
I did two of Praveen's online experiences about India and both of them blew my mind. He is both extremely knowledge
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