Malleswaram heritage walk, a culture tour in Bangalore

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From $53.34

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Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Bangalore, Bangalore

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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In this Bangalore walk, experience a cultural immersion in Malleswaram, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Bangalore.   The highlights include feasting in the local eateries, shopping in the famous street bazaars, visiting a silk saree shop,  exploring 2 ancient temples shrouded in mystery and a modern ISKCON temple.

What's Included


GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)

Local guide

Local taxes

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

8 AM- We meet for breakfast at an old eatery, renowned for its traditional South Indian dishes. The dosa here is highly recommended. After a sumptuous traditional breakfast we walk to the local market. The market is a riot of colors as the street vendors peddle flowers, vegetables, fruits, clothes, household items, trinkets, handicrafts, utensils.

Next in our Bangalore walk we will visit a famous Silk Saree shop which is the city’s choicest destination for purchase of silk sarees for big occasions like weddings.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Kadu Malleshwara Temple
We walk to a temple called Kadu Malleswara, after which the neighborhood has been named. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is a splendid specimen for the Dravidian style of architecture and was built by Venkoji Rao Bhosle, the brother of the great Maratha King Shivaji.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Dakshina Mukha Nandi Teertha Kalyani Kshetra
Our next destination in this Bangalore walk is a far more ancient temple called Nandeeswara. This ancient temple was lost to the world for many years and was excavated only recently by archeologists. The local people here says this temple is more than 7000 years old! The temple is full of mysteries. A steady stream of water from unknown sources runs from the mouth of the statue of Nandi bull to the statue of a Shiva Linga a little below it.

There are many turtles to be met at this temple!

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Sankey Tank
Our walk takes us to Sankey Tank, an important source of drinking water for Bangalore. Built 1882 by Madras Sappers Regiment, Sankey Tank is very popular today among the walkers and joggers.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Our last stop in this Bangalore walk is a modern temple of Lord Krishna located on top of a small hill. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) was founded in 1966 in New York City by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada  Its core beliefs are based on select traditional Hindu scriptures, particularly the Bhagavad-gītāand the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam. ISKCON was formed to spread the practice of bhakti yoga, in which those involved (bhaktas) dedicate their thoughts and actions towards pleasing the Supreme Lord, Krishna. ISKCON today is a worldwide confederation of more than 550 centres.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


A day to learn more
Karce23, 26-08-2022
Everything was good. I went alone to this tour I feel ok, I learned more things than If I've don't this all by myself. I think temples are something to be done with a guide so we can have someone to tell us the stories.
I'm really happy with the experience and with the companion.
Une approche de l’Inde spirituelle
Mathieu R, 08-01-2023
Une expérience troublante que d’arriver au petit matin dans ce quartier vert et paisible qu’est Malleshwaran. Mon guide, Divakar, fut parfait pour m’amener doucement au cœur des temples, et y rencontrer une spiritualité oublié en occident. On en ressort tellement différent. Il a été attentif pour me guider doucement, étape par étape, à commencer par marcher pieds nus d’un temple à l’autre, puis recevoir les graces, en enfin psalmodier « Hare Krishna Hare Rama » pendant 15 minutes avant d’arriver à Iskon. Inoubliable !

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