Private Walking Tour of Old Bangalore

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From $67.00

9 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: Bangalore, Bangalore

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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On this private 3.5-hour tour, discover Bangalore, which was founded 500 years back by the founder of the city Kempegowda. Experience the culture, customs, and traditions come alive in the narrow alleys of this off the beaten path, where you pass through an ancient church, 380 year old temple, heritage building, historic mosque, an old wrestling house, market places, and a traditional healing place. This is the side of Bangalore you will experience only after tossing away the guide book, and one that you will remember for years to come.

What's Included

Coffee and/or Tea

Tour guide

What's Not Included

Food and drinks, unless specified


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 75

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. You will be offered the option of an alternative date or full refund in case the tour has to get cancelled
  • We will be entering places of worship. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Recommend to wear footwear that is easy to take off and slip on, as we will have to remove them in a lot of places during this tour
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

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

We will be walking down the oldest area in Bangalore where the city came to life in the 16th century. This place has several fascinating stories intertwined in its narrow streets and old buildings. Alongside looking at several points of interest that lend this place its rustic charm we will also:

- Have coffee from a mobile van, where you get introduced to the area and the culture of people here.
- We proceed to see and hear a fascinating story of an English Missionary who built the first church in this area, the oldest in this part of town.
- This tour will take you to another old building which was a crucial location for the reserve police to disperse the mob during the Quit India movement in the 1940's.
- Listen to the story of how Bangalore came to life at the very founding corner laid by the founder Kempegowda.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple
Lets have a look at this 10th century temple, and learn a thing or two about Hinduism and the way of life of people here.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Great half day Tour with Sushma
KimBo0908, 14-04-2022
We met Sushma in the morning and started the Tour at a famous authentic Dosa place, which was quiet an experience. Then we went to the Bull and Ganesha temple where we learned a lot of interesting facts about Hinduism and Indian culture. Sushma answered all our questions, she has a great knowledge and its really easy to listen to her. She took us to the KR Market and showed us around. Afterwards we did a little walk through the Cubbon Park and the tour ended at the Bangalore Parliament. I can highly reccomend the tour with Sushma. We instantly felt comfortable with her, she knows so much about the city and the culture and we just had a good time.
Awesome experience!
PreetiRavindran, 15-07-2019
Thank you Sushma for being so warm and friendly and making sure we have a great time! I can feel how connected you are to the places you take us to and love how you explain every little detail of the place. Planning to finish all your tours! :) Thanks again! @yourstrulyindia
Sushma is a great guide.
taggie313, 15-05-2019
I've had several private and group tours with Sushma and I can't recommend her tours enough. She's thorough, knows her stuff and delights in sharing Bangalore with others. She makes a beautiful city with lots of old culture accessible for visitors. She's well traveled herself so she knows what visitors find novel about her city.
Amazing way to see the city!
Brian C, 04-02-2019
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour which included heritage sites, temples, the KR market and more. Sushma was amazing and extremely knowledgeable providing a detailed history and local insights at every point of the tour. Highly recommend Sushma and Yours Truly India!
Must do in Bangalore for both tourists and locals
ranjini m, 15-10-2018
Sushma took us on a walking tour starting at Vidyarthi Bhavan, through a gorgeous cave temple from the 10th century and ending in K.R market. It was fantastic tour with so much information about Bangalore. Sushma's fantastic energy and her depth of knowledge really made this trip very special. I'm from Bangalore and it was great for me to do this trip as I was able to see my city in a completely new light and learn so much about it's history. Highly recommend it to both tourists as well as local Bangaloreans.

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