Private Silk Tales Walking Tour in Bengaluru Including Breakfast

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Private Silk Tales Walking Tour in Bengaluru Including Breakfast
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This city walk explores the silk tales of Bangalore. Walk along the Kempe Gowda's "Pettah" (old city) area where you will be taken on a ‘darshan’ (sightseeing) of one of the most popular temples in Bangalore. Visit the last few surviving weavers in this area to see the hard work and sweat that goes into making a silk saree. The walk ends with a breakfast at a popular South Indian outlet. 
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In Brief

Location:
Bengaluru, India
Country:
India
Duration:
2 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Family friendly
Breakfast included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Overview
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Get local with Bangalore city on this tour and get exposed to culture and arts indigenous to this city!

Your English speaking guide will meet you at Basavanagudi at 7am from where the walk will commence. Walk along the Kempe Gowda's "Pettah" (old city) area and visit one of the most popular temples in Bangalore. After, make your way to a 'Wrestling Akhada' (Wrestling Pit) to get a glimpse of how warriors were trained in the sport of wrestling a long time ago before the advent of gym culture.

You then come to the main focus of this walk, which is a visit to the last few surviving weavers in this area. They are experts in the process of reeling, dyeing silk yarn and weaving it. It’s easy for anyone to walk into the comforts of an air-conditioned showroom to buy a saree, but during this tour, you actually witness the hard work and sweat involved in the process and will appreciate how a silk saree is made.

Your walk ends with breakfast at a popular local South Indian outlet where you will enjoy delicious savoury delights.

Inclusions

  • Local English speaking guide
  • Breakfast (vegetarian)

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Personal expenses

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Departure Point

Badami House, 45, Dharmaraya Swamy Temple Rd, Halsurpete, Nagarathpete, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560002, India

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please note that departure times and locations may vary slightly
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 2 recent reviews

I found this tour absolutely fascinating. Going as a single traveller I felt completely safe in the hands of Ali my guide. Seeing the way the Silk is dyed in the hot and humid conditions was eye opening. And then into the noisy conditions of the weaving looms. We also visited a local temple, the tomb of a Sufi warrior and finished at the city market which was a cacophony of sights sounds and smells! Highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2017
An amazing insight into back streets of Bengaluru and walk along silk route. Market was amazing.
• Submitted 09 May 2017

In Brief

Location:
Bengaluru, India
Country:
India
Duration:
2 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Family friendly
Breakfast included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors