Folk art trail in Bangalore

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2 reviews   (4.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Bangalore, Bangalore

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This Bangalore culture tour is organized as a day trip from Bangalore where guests get to meet and interact with makers of wooden toys, visit Asia’s largest silk cocoon auction market,  visit a centre dedicated to promote village Folk Art and  a 400 year old Banyan Tree which is spread over 5 acres. This culture tour is an all-inclusive day trip from Bangalore where we take care of transport, lunch, activities and the services of a full-time tour guide.

What's Included

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Local guide


What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

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

8AM- Our guide will meet and pick you up from your hotel for this Bangalore culture tour. We will head to Ramnagara, a small town located 50 KMs from Bangalore. Ramnagar is famous for its silk industry and receives 50 tons of silk cocoons every day making it Asia’s largest silk cocoon market. After breakfast, we visit the Government Silk Cocoon Market and witness an auction.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

We visit the famous toy town of Channapatna, home to the legendary makers of wooden toys. The skilled artisans of this town follow a unique process perfected by generations over time to make these eco friendly and child safe toys. They begin by procuring ivory wood, seasoning, cutting pruning, carving and finally applying vegetable dye for coloring. We visit a factory where guests can see these master craftsmen in action.

Guests get to interact with the artisans and get a first hand experience of their trade and way of life.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Janapada Loka
Next in our Bangalore culture tour itinerary is a visit to a centre for promoting village folk art of the State of Karnataka. Guests get to see more than 5000 folk artifacts depicting folk literature, music, dance, festivals, sculpture and lifestyle in the different sections of this centre spread over 15 acres. Some of the incredible artifacts include 500 year old shadow puppets, Doddamane a replica of a large traditional village house, paintings from tribal homes,  a sculpture yard which has exhibits from AD 800 and live demonstration of craft like Pottery.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Big Banyan Tree
We visit a village which houses a unique Tree. The Big Banyan tree here is 400 years old and this single tree is spread over 5 acres of area! Guests get to walk along the roots on the pathway that leads to the prop root and can even walk in and out of the tree.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


A great day out!
Laura H, 30-04-2022
I really enjoyed my day out with Harish my guide, and Manju the driver. The day was longer than planned allowing time to enjoy the sites and not rush. The toy factory was my favourite part and the factory owner was such an interesting man! The Banyan tree was also fascinating, and a lovely peaceful place. I’d like to have heard more about its life cycle and history though
Super guide, disappointing tour
Robert_S, 11-10-2018
Narayanan from Five Senses Tours was very helpful in switching the dates of two tours, one of which was this tour, because the toy factory is closed on Sundays. (That should be in the tour description.)It took two hours to drive from my hotel to where we picked up the guide, due to traffic. Not the fault of the tour company or the tour guide or the driver - traffic in Bengaluru is ridiculous.Satish, my guide, could not have been more helpful. He stopped at a roadside stand to give me the chance to taste tender coconut (before the outer shell hardens; you drink the liquid inside). He chose very interesting foods for lunch. I appreciated his help.The silk cocoon auction house was very interesting. It is the second largest in Asia. I saw more cocoons there than I ever imagined.The toy factory was disappointing. It was small. The electric power was out, so I could not see anything being made. The workers pressured me to buy their toys.The crafts museum was better, but the docent (museum's guide, not Satish) had such a thick accent that I had difficulty understanding him.

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