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.
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.