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Discover the garden city and its glory in Day trip from Bengaluru

Bengaluru is the centre of India’s high-tech industry. Since people come and settle here from different parts of the nation, the city is a melting pot of different cultures. The best part about this city is it has something for everybody whether you are a heritage lover, naturalist, adventure seeker, love nightlife and more.

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Tour 1 – Combined Tour Of Tipu Sultan Trail

 

Overview:

Get a closer look at the life of Tipu Sultan through the palaces, forts and ruins.

Highlights:

  • Heritage trail through different monuments
  • Tipu Sultan’s Royal Durbar and mausoleum
  • Close experience of nature

Detailed overview:

Start with a tour of the history related to Tipu Sultan. A visit to Bengaluu would be practically incomplete without visiting the history of Tipu Sultan or the Tiger of Mysore. Explore the formation of Bengaluu since the medieval times and its growth throughout the years in this tour. The tour will also take you through the other important attractions related to Tipu Sultan and his memoirs as well as his last armoury in Bengaluu. Palace remnants and temples would also be included in the trail before moving towards the Lalbagh Botanical Park. We would be exploring the history of Lalbagh gardens and some unique trees housed there.

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Tour 2 – Walk In Tipu Sultan’s Personal Garden Lalbagh

 

Overview:

Take a walk through Tipu Sultan’s personal garden enjoying the beauty of nature in its entirety!

Highlights:

  • Tour of the botanical garden with a guide
  • Explore the history of Bengaluu
  • Enjoy a bit of local experience

Detailed overview:

The Lalbagh botanical garden is spread over an area of 240 acres and is home to almost 1854 plant species. The garden was commissioned by Hyder Ali in the year 1760 and was completed by his son Tipu Sultan. Walk through the garden to find many rare plants of Persian, Afghani and French origin. You would also find many species of birds such as the Common Egret, Myna, Purple Moor Hen and the Brahminy Kite. The Lalbagh Rock is estimated to be more than 3000 million years old making it one of the most sought after tourist places in South India. The other attractions at Lalbagh include the glass house, the floral clock and an aquarium. The Kempegowda Tower and the museum are also some important attractions to visit at Lalbagh botanical garden. This place is the best option for moving away from the noise of the city and having a few hours of calmness.

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Tour 3 – Look At The Art Of Wine Making And Wine Tasting

 

Overview:

Tour to the winery and vineyard for a look at the art of wine making and wine tasting!

Highlights:

  • Vineyard tour with the help of professionals
  • Witness the wine making process
  • Wine tasting session with 5 wine varietals

Detailed Overview:

The tour would have a visit to a vineyard with lunch. The tour would be started at 10.30 am after information about the history of wine making and the safety precautions during the tour. Know all about wine making in the tour with assistance from professionals in respective areas of wine making process. The experience of the tour gets better with a wine tasting session. You will be able to sample five different varieties of wine before lunch.

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Tour 4 – Walk Through The Old City Of Bengaluru

 

Overview:

A walk through the old city of Bengaluu with temples, forts, palaces and markets

Highlights:

  • Tour of the oldest market in Bengaluu
  • Tour of Bengaluu Fort and Tipu Sultan’s summer palace
  • Glimpse of the history of Bengaluu city

Detailed overview:

Start your tour with a walking trail of KR Market which is the largest wholesale commodities market in Bengaluu. The KR market was established in 1928 and has three markets. You can visit the place in the early hours of the day to take a look at the flowers trade. The KR Market is renowned for the variety of flowers handpicked and sold by vendors here. The tour moves forward towards the Bengaluu Fort which was initially built as a mud fort in 1537 but converted into granite stone fort by Hyder Ali in 1761. Take a look at the two bastions and the Delhi Gate of the fort in the tour. This southindia temple tour packages include visit to the KoteAnjaneya Swami temple situated opposite to the fort. Proceed to the final stage of the tour at Tipu Sultan’s summer palace which is a fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture. The palace was constructed entirely with teak and has many beautiful arches, balconies and pillars. You could also take a look at a painting of the grand throne which was supposedly studded with precious emerald stones and coated with sheets of gold.

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Tour 5 – Malleshwaram

 

Overview:

Explore Malleshwaram- one of the renowned suburbs of Bengaluu in this heritage trail.

Highlights:

  • Tour of one of the oldest parts of Bengaluu city
  • Visit to one of the oldest and sacred Hindu temples in Bengaluu
  • Savour the local experience at traditional south Indian street shops

Detailed overview:

Take a tour through the cultural heart of Bengaluu vested in its oldest neighbourhood- Malleshwaram. The place has been home to many artists and scholars as well as Nobel laureates and renowned sportspersons. It is a must in all south tour packages from Bengaluu because of its old world charm of the city’s heritage. Malleshwaram is a clear reflection of Bengaluu’s magnificence where you can find many classic heritage homes that have used modern technologies. Get to explore an astounding temple complex built in the 1600s along with the vibrant bazaars coming to life with scent of jasmines, sweet incense and fresh fruits. The south Indian street shops by the road are perfect places to grab a delicious breakfast or a cup of fine filter coffee to get an experience of the lives of local people. You would also find a modern mall in Malleshwaram heritage trail that makes you think of the fine balance between modern and old in this place.

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Tour 6 – Bengaluu ‘Pete’ and the Bengaluu Cantonment

 

Overview:

Take a walk through the connecting link between Bengaluu ‘Pete’ and the Bengaluu Cantonment.

Highlights:

  • Nature walk that shows the past of Bengaluu
  • Monuments and architecture of Bengaluu

Detailed Overview:

The history of Bengaluu is filled with stories from the two cities connected by Cubbon Park which are the European Cantonment and the Indian City known as Pete. The Cubbon Park offers a chance to have a look at many unique species of plants and birds. You can also find many renowned buildings of Bengaluu near Cubbon Park which includes the Central Library, the Karnataka High Court (AttaraKacheri), an aquarium and a museum. The tour is a renowned addition to holiday packages in India from Bengaluu because you would be able to have a closer look at the lives of people in the city during the Victorian era. This was a time when people used to commute on horseback, men adorned top hats while parasols were favourites of the women and the ballrooms of Parade road hosted many people.

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Tour 7 – Spend Day in Eco-village in Bengaluru

 

Overview:

Spend the day with eco-friendly activities at Eco-village in Bengaluu for an experience of the simple Indian rural life.

Highlights:

  • Participate in rural activities
  • Get talking with the villagers

Detailed overview:

The tour would take you to a half day experience of an Eco village in Bengaluu. Lift up your spirits by participating in the many activities offered by the Eco village. Get to know the lives of people in rural India by taking part in their day-to-day activities. This could prove to be not only a joyful experience but also an opportunity for learning. The simplicity of the day’s proceedings is bound to bring a smile of peace and fulfilment on your face.

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Tour 8 – Explore Victorian Bengaluu tour

 

Overview:

Explore the rise of Bengaluu city under the British rule in the Victorian Bengaluu tour

Highlights:

  • Victorian landmarks left by the British
  • Monuments and churches
  • History and architecture of Bengaluu

Detailed overview:

The Victorian Bengaluu walk takes you through the beautiful and completely different world within Bengaluu. Visit the Holy Trinity Church on MG Road to travel back to the regal period of the British Empire. The tour would include casual walk through the former British neighbourhoods in Bengaluu for exploring a completely different side of the city. The Victorian Bengaluu walk is the best way to know about Bengaluu in detail and its relationship with the British Empire. You would also be able to know more about the developments in architecture in Bengaluu during the British rule in the best tour packages in Karnataka.

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Tour 9 – Tour the toy town of Karnataka

 

Overview:

Tour the toy town of Karnataka and talk with the traditional toy makers. Know about the ways they put their skills to make some of the most vibrant toys in the world.

Highlights:

  • Introduction to Channapatna’s heritage
  • Tour of techniques in toy making
  • Interaction with local artisans

Detailed overview:

Channapatna town is situated in the Bengaluu Rural district and is renowned for unique style of wooden toys and dolls. The Government of Karnataka has protected the traditional craft of making toys as a geographical indication declared by the World Trade Organization. Channapatna is also known as “GombegalaOoru” of Karnataka which translates as “toy town”. The craft of toy making in this place is characterized by the process of lacquering the wood of the Aalemara or ivory-wood tree.

The history of Channapatna stories is also a prominent attraction of this town. Tipu Sultan was believed to have invited artisans from Persia to train the locals in the art of making wooden toys. BavasMiyan is known as the father of the Channapatna toy and has been believed to have sacrificed his life for the art. He has also been credited for the use of Japanese technology in toy making as well as helping the local artisans in improving their art. Ivory-wood has been the primary material used for making Channapatna toys with rosewood and sandalwood finding occasional use.

The craft of toy making in Channapatna has evolved drastically over time particularly in terms of the material used for the art. Apart from the usual ivory-wood many other materials such as rubber and wood from teak, cedar and pine are being used now. The process of making these toys include obtaining the wood, seasoning and cutting of wood into required shapes, pruning and carving the toys followed by application of colours and polishing the toy. Vegetable dyes are used as colours so that the toys and dolls are suitable for children. Over 6000 people in Channapatna are engaged in toy making across 50 small factories and 254 home manufacturing units.

India’s first crafts park is also located in Channapatna known as the Channapatna Crafts Park. The park was established for helping the toy making artisans to nurture and improve their skills with promising employment opportunities. The park has adequate infrastructure and manufacturing facilities for production of natural fibre products and wood craft lacquerware. Architects and designers could also use the infrastructure facilities for crafting and production of lacquerware wooden products. The Common Facility Service Centre of the park is equipped with best in industry wood working machines with another Common Facility Service Centre in development for natural fibre. Various manufacturers-exporters are also opening up individual manufacturing centres within the park.

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Tour 10 – Tour to Hanging Pillar’

 

Tour of a Hindu temple renowned for its architectural wonder i.e. the ‘Hanging Pillar’ that gives an illusion as if the pillar is hanging from the roof without any support.

Highlights:

  • Veerabhadra temple
  • Fresco paintings
  • Stone carvings
  • Nandi Bull
  • The golden pillar
  • Hooded serpent
  • Massive Foot impression of Lord Hanuman
  • Hanging Pillar
  • Rock carved idol of Lord Ganesha

Detailed overview:

Travel to Lepakshi, a small village located in Andhra Pradesh, 120 km away from Bengaluu. Noted as a historical site with archaeological importance, Lepakshi houses many temples and the renowned Nandi Bull that is carved out of a single granite stone. The Lepakshi temple popularly known as the Veerabhadra temple is renowned for its hanging pillar. The pillar hangs in the air without any support and you could easily pass a sheet of paper between the base of the pillar and the ground. The Archaeological Survey of India has found out that the Hanging pillar is unique among the other 70 pillars in the stone temple. It is interesting to note that the pillar does not signify any architectural mistake. The pillar was built intentionally to showcase the capability of builders of that era. The hooded serpent or the Naglinga is another attraction in this place which speaks of the brilliance of sculptors in that era. Folklore indicates that the hooded serpent was carved in almost an hour when lunch was being prepared for sculptors.

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Tour 11 – Tour of Cheluvanarayana Temple

 

Overview:

Tour of Cheluvanarayana Temple also known as Thirunarayanapura on Yadavgiri! The CheluvanarayanaSwamy temple is among the many temples in the world dedicated to worship of Lord Vishnu.

Highlights:

  • Metallic image enshrined in the temple
  • Majestic view of kaveri valley
  • Hilltop location
  • 1000 year old history of the temple

Detailed overview:

Located in the Mandya district of Karnataka, the CheluvanarayanaSwamy temple serves as the focal point for the life of devout Hindus in the town of Melukote 50kms away from Mysore. The age of the temple is estimated to be over 1000 years old which can be noted in the engravings on the temple. The rulers of the Wodeyar dynasty were responsible for empowering the temple with lavishness. The deity worshipped in the temple is Cheluvapille Raya and is also known as CheluvanarayanaSwamy thereby earning its name.

The Mysore King, Raja Wodeyar, adopted the Sri Vaishnava faith in 1614 and donated all his estate received as gift from Venkatapati Raya as well as the temple to Brahmins residing in Melukote. A bas relief measuring 1.5ft in height on one of the pillars in the temple depicts Raja Wodeyar standing with folded hands signifying his devotion for the deity. The Vairamudi festival is a noted attraction of the CheluvanarayanaSwamy temple when the deity adorns the crowns gifted by the patron rulers such as Raja Wodeyar and KrishnarajaWodeyar III. The two crowns are named as Vairamudi or Vajramukta and Krishnaraja-mudi. It is interesting to know that another crown which was gifted as a present by some unknown person to the deity. The Government has custody of the three crowns and they are brought to the temple for special occasions and festivals.

Tour 1

 

Tour Cost : per pax

01 pax: 129 EUR

02 pax: 58 EUR

03 pax: 40 EUR

 

Inclusions

02 bottles of mineral water bottle per person

English speaking guide during the whole tour

Breakfast

Transport for the tour from pick up until drop at hotel by AC vehicle

One-time entrance to monuments

 

Exclusions

Lunch is not included in the package

Important Info

Lunch is recommended at Koshy’s (on direct payment basis)

Cancellation Policy

Zero refund if cancelled within 03 days of the tour

40% cancellation fee applicable for cancellation between 03 – 07 days of the tour

Zero cancellation if cancelled before 07 days of the tour

Add on (Optional Supplement) :

Supplement of 26 EUR for language speaking guide for the tour
Supplement of 05 EUR per bottle for additional water bottle
Supplement of 33 EUR per person for Lunch at Koshy’s

 

Tour 3

 

Tour Cost : per pax

01 pax: 79 EUR

02 pax: 52 EUR

03 pax: 44 EUR

 

Inclusions

02 bottles of 500ml mineral water

Wine expert during the tour

05 glasses of wine for tasting
Indian Lunch

Transport for the tour from pick up until drop at hotel by AC vehicle

 

Exclusions

Any local guide service
Any service not mentioned in inclusions
Any kind of tipping
Extra glasses of wine
Bottle of wine
Grape Stomping

Important Info

The wine tour is conducted in a group of other participants
Grape stomping is subject to availability according to season
Photography or videography inside the winemaking factory is prohibited

Cancellation Policy

Zero refund if cancelled within 03 days of the tour

40% cancellation fee applicable for cancellation between 03 – 07 days of the tour

Zero cancellation if cancelled before 07 days of the tour

Add on (Optional Supplement) :
Supplement of 44 EUR for English speaking guide for the tour
Supplement of 65 EUR for language speaking guide for the tour
Supplement of 05 EUR per bottle for an additional water bottle
 

Tour 5

 

Tour Cost : per pax

01 pax: 69 EUR

02 pax: 34 EUR

03 pax: 26 EUR

 

Inclusions

02 bottles of 500ml mineral water
English speaking guide during the whole tour
Transport for the tour from pick up until drop at hotel by AC vehicle

 

Exclusions

Any entrance charges other than the mentioned
Any kind of purchase while on the tour
Any kind of food items

Important Info

Recommended to wear light cotton clothes
Avoid shorts or sleeveless tops
Wear comfortable walking shoes

Cancellation Policy

Zero refund if cancelled within 03 days of the tour

40% cancellation fee applicable for cancellation between 03 – 07 days of the tour

Zero cancellation if cancelled before 07 days of the tour

Add on (Optional Supplement) :

Supplement of 26 EUR for language speaking guide for the tour
Supplement of 05 EUR per bottle for additional water bottle
 

Tour 7

 

Tour Cost : per pax

01 pax: 137 EUR

02 pax: 84 EUR

03 pax: 68 EUR

 

Inclusions

02 bottles of 500ml mineral water
English speaking guide during the whole tour
Welcome Drink, buffet lunch & hi-tea
Village activities – pottery making, bullock cart ride, gillidanda, kite flying, cricket, lagori, educational walk around our organic farm, spin the top, cycle tyre racing, indoor games – native board games, chess, ludo, etc, badminton, milking the cow, flower and rangoli design classes, kabaddi, access to our pond style swimming pool.
 

Exclusions

Any service not mentioned in inclusions
Any kind of food item not mentioned in inclusion
Any kind of tipping

Important Info

Carry a scarf or hat to be safe from the sun
Sunscreen to be applied before the tour
Walking shoes or comfortable flip-flops
Light cotton clothes are recommended

Cancellation Policy

Zero refund if cancelled within 03 days of the tour

40% cancellation fee applicable for cancellation between 03 – 07 days of the tour

Zero cancellation if cancelled before 07 days of the tour

Add on (Optional Supplement) :

Supplement of 26 EUR for language speaking guide for the tour
Supplement of 05 EUR per bottle for additional water bottle
 

Tour 9

 

Tour Cost : per pax

01 pax: 169 EUR

02 pax: 107 EUR

03 pax: 87 EUR

 

Inclusions

02 bottles of 500ml mineral water
English speaking guide during the whole tour
Packed Lunch
Permit to visit the factory
Transport for the tour from pick up until drop at hotel by AC vehicle
 

Exclusions

Any kind of purchase of the toys from the emporium or factory
Any kind of food item not mentioned in the inclusion

Important Info

The visit permit has to be taken in prior with all details of the visitor
It is at the discretion of the Directors to allow visit to the factory
Public is allowed to visit this crafts park only upon prior approval from the Directors.
Photography & Videography is strictly prohibited
Offering any business deals or money to the workers is restricted

Cancellation Policy

Zero refund if cancelled within 03 days of the tour

40% cancellation fee applicable for cancellation between 03 – 07 days of the tour

Zero cancellation if cancelled before 07 days of the tour

Add on (Optional Supplement) :

Supplement of 26 EUR for language speaking guide for the tour
Supplement of 05 EUR per bottle for additional water bottle
 

Tour 11

 

Tour Cost : per pax

01 pax: 152 EUR

02 pax: 89 EUR

03 pax: 67 EUR

 

Inclusions

02 bottles of 500ml mineral water
English speaking guide during the whole tour
Packed Lunch & refreshments
Transport for the tour from pick up until drop at hotel by AC vehicle
 

Exclusions

Any entrance charges other than the mentioned
Any kind of purchase while on the tour
Any food items not included in the tour

Important Info

Photography inside the temple premise is prohibited
Entering the inner sanctum (garbhagriha) of the temple is restricted
Recommended to wear light cotton clothes
Avoid shorts or sleeveless tops
Wear comfortable walking shoes
Carry & apply sunscreen during the tour.
Wear a scarf or a hat to protect from heat.

Cancellation Policy

Zero refund if cancelled within 03 days of the tour

40% cancellation fee applicable for cancellation between 03 – 07 days of the tour

Zero cancellation if cancelled before 07 days of the tour

Add on (Optional Supplement) :

Supplement of 26 EUR for language speaking guide for the tour
Supplement of 05 EUR per bottle for additional water bottle
 

Tour 2

 

Tour Cost : per pax

01 pax: 63 EUR

02 pax: 42 EUR

03 pax: 26 EUR

 

Inclusions

02 bottles of mineral water bottle per person

English speaking guide

Transport for the tour from pick up until drop at hotel by AC vehicle

One-time entrance to Lal Bagh Botanical Garden

 

Exclusions

Any kind of food item
Battery car ride inside the park

Important Info

Carry a scarf or hat to be safe from the sun
Sunscreen to be applied before the tour
Running shoes or comfortable flip-flops
Light cotton clothes are recommended

Cancellation Policy

Zero refund if cancelled within 03 days of the tour

40% cancellation fee applicable for cancellation between 03 – 07 days of the tour

Zero cancellation if cancelled before 07 days of the tour

Add on

Supplement of 26 EUR for language speaking guide for the tour
Supplement of 05 EUR per bottle for additional water bottle

 

Tour 4

 

Tour Cost : per pax

01 pax: 68 EUR

02 pax: 39 EUR

03 pax: 30 EUR

 

Inclusions

02 bottles of 500ml mineral water

English speaking guide during the whole tour

One-time entrance to the monuments.

Transport for the tour from pick up until drop at hotel by AC vehicle

 

Exclusions

Any food item
Tipping of any sort
Any kind of purchase item from the market

Important Info

Recommended wearing shoes for the comfortable walk on the streets & market
Carry scarf or hat to cover your head from the sun
Fresh flowers are available in the market which are sold at wholesale prices

Cancellation Policy

Zero refund if cancelled within 03 days of the tour

40% cancellation fee applicable for cancellation between 03 – 07 days of the tour

Zero cancellation if cancelled before 07 days of the tour

Add on (Optional Supplement) :

Supplement of 26 EUR for language speaking guide for the tour
Supplement of 05 EUR per bottle for additional water bottle

 

Tour 6

 

Tour Cost : per pax

01 pax: 77 EUR

02 pax: 42 EUR

03 pax: 31 EUR

 

Inclusions

02 bottles of 500ml mineral water

English speaking guide during thr whole tour

Transport for the tour from pick up until drop at hotel by AC vehicle

 

Exclusions

Any kind of food item
Battery car ride or auto rickshaw ride inside the park

Important Info

Carry a scarf or hat to be safe from the sun
Sunscreen to be applied before the tour
Walking shoes or comfortable flip-flops
Light cotton clothes are recommended

Cancellation Policy

Zero refund if cancelled within 03 days of the tour

40% cancellation fee applicable for cancellation between 03 – 07 days of the tour

Zero cancellation if cancelled before 07 days of the tour

Add on (Optional Supplement) :

Supplement of 26 EUR for language speaking guide for the tour
Supplement of 05 EUR per bottle for additional water bottle
 

Tour 8

 

Tour Cost : per pax

01 pax: 64 EUR

02 pax: 33 EUR

03 pax: 22 EUR

 

Inclusions

02 bottles of 500ml mineral water
English speaking guide during the whole tour
Transport for the tour from pick up until drop at hotel by AC vehicle

 

Exclusions

Battery car ride or auto rickshaw ride inside the park
Any kind of food items

Important Info

Carry a scarf or hat to be safe from the sun
Sunscreen to be applied before the tour
Walking shoes or comfortable flip-flops
Light cotton clothes are recommended

Cancellation Policy

Zero refund if cancelled within 03 days of the tour

40% cancellation fee applicable for cancellation between 03 – 07 days of the tour

Zero cancellation if cancelled before 07 days of the tour

Add on (Optional Supplement) :

Supplement of 26 EUR for language speaking guide for the tour
Supplement of 05 EUR per bottle for additional water bottle
 

Tour 10

 

Tour Cost : per pax

01 pax: 152 EUR

02 pax: 76 EUR

03 pax: 56 EUR

 

Inclusions

02 bottles of 500ml mineral water
English speaking guide during the whole tour
South Indian buffet Lunch at local restaurant
Entrance
Transport for the tour from pick up until drop at hotel by AC vehicle
 

Exclusions

Any entrance charges other than the mentioned
Any kind of purchase while on the tour
Any food items not included in the tour

Important Info

Recommended to wear light cotton clothes
Avoid shorts or sleeveless tops
Wear comfortable walking shoes
Carry & apply sunscreen during the tour.
Wear a scarf or a hat to protect from heat.

Cancellation Policy

Zero refund if cancelled within 03 days of the tour

40% cancellation fee applicable for cancellation between 03 – 07 days of the tour

Zero cancellation if cancelled before 07 days of the tour

Add on (Optional Supplement) :

Supplement of 26 EUR for language speaking guide for the tour
Supplement of 05 EUR per bottle for additional water bottle