Bengaluru Pete City Market Half-Day Walking Tour

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53 reviews   (4.94)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: Bangalore, Bangalore

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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We are eager to show you a side of our city that is not often mentioned in the guide book but holds a special place for us locals. The heart of our city Bengaluru lies in its markets, locally called “Pete”. Around this epicentre are a magnificent palace, a beautiful temple and small units of silk weavers, goldsmiths, artisans and some delightful quaint hole in the wall cafe. Our walk through this region will connect the dots between all of the spaces you will visit transporting you seamlessly between the then and now of Bengaluru.

This is a guided experience and includes a hearty brunch.

Note: Some of the tour attractions cannot be experienced on Sundays as they would be closed. Alternatively, we will replace the visit to the silk weaving and Jewellery unit with a walk about the jewellery market and the fine fabric market.

What's Included

A guided walking experience with an English speaking local host

All entry fees to monuments

All Fees and Taxes


Coffee and/or Tea

What's Not Included

Alcoholic beverages

Any personal expenses

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 80

Additional Info

  • Keeping to the cultural sensitivity of the attractions we visit on the tour, we suggest you wear a suitable attire that covers your knees and shoulders.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Keeping to the cultural sensitivity of the attractions we visit on the tour, we suggest you wear a suitable attire that covers your knees and shoulders.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Kote Venkataramana Temple
Learn about The Hindu way of life, the day-to-day rituals and temple architecture at this 15th century temple that was built by one of the powerful dynasties that ruled this region. You would also get to understand why temples were built and the reason behind a million gods in Hinduism.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Tipu Sultan Fort and Palace - Bangalore KR Market
Experience a guided walk in the elegant Indo- Islamic summer palace of one the first few rulers in India to revolt against colonial rule, and implement industries like Sericulture and toy manufacturing. Learn of our colonial history, the evidence of world’s first rocket ammunition and stories of the Royals beyond the guide books.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Bangalore Fort
Listen to your tour host narrate the history of this 18th century fort built by one of the prominent rulers of this region. The strong fort walls, bastions and dungeons have interesting tales to tell.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

KR Market
Take a guided walk around the the vibrant market in the heart of the city, known to be Asia’s largest flower market and the hub for silk weaving, dyeing and making unique jewellery. This market is a delight for photographer’s and those who truly wish to connect and understand the local way of life.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Visit small scale and cottage jewellery making and silk weaving units to understand how they are pivotal in supporting a large economy of fabrics and jewellery in the city. You will get to see artisans at work doing what they do best.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Wonderful, authentic Bangalore experience with an amazing guide!
god_catcher, 16-12-2022
Had an AMAZING tour with Ajith from Unventured Expeditions around Bangalore. He took me to some wonderful, hidden away places that I never would have found on my own, answered all my questions on his homeland and the city, was extremely kind and friendly, gave me some addition tips on what to see and where to do some spice shopping :) all in all, I was delighted with this tour and Ajith, couldn't recommend it enough, thanks very much!
Explore local with a local!
D6704HUjaded, 15-12-2022
Highly recommend this tour! Not anything you will see exploring alone. The local knowledge was amazing and I had a great time!
Amazing true experience
65kjellg, 10-12-2022
We got a very interesting tour at Tipu Sultan's Summef palace, followed by a Hindu temple where we experienced the real thing!
Next was the markets... Fruit, spices, amazing flowers and more... including some shopping! After that saree and silk factories, once again the real thing!
This tour is TRUE, showing how people work and live their lives in Bangalore, what many tourist tours leave out... amazing!
We also got a yummy brunch with South Indian food!
Our guide Gladys gave us a warm, personal and fun tour on the streets of Bangalore... don't miss it!
Highlight of our trip.
paulrM547AP, 07-10-2022
The flower markets and the brunch we’re absolute stand out experiences. The guide was excellent, great spoken english, very knowledgeable and engaging. Would probably suggest wearing covered shoes. Highly recommend this tour to see things you’d never see on your own.
dashc585, 03-09-2022
The heart of every Indian city is bustling with markets teaming with life and economic activity. The Pete (City Market) area in Bengaluru is the epicentre of business and trade for the locals of the city and beyond. Trading in the Pete is geographically divided by the commodity one wishes to buy or sell. Akkipete (Rice Market), Aralepete (Cotton Market), Balepete (Bangle Market), Chikka Pete (Small Market), Dodda Pete (Big/Wholesale Market), Nagarath Pete (Jewellers market) so on and so forth. As you’ve rightly guessed Bangalore has a market for every commodity that you can imagine.

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