The Vidhan Soudha Walk

Bangalore

The Secretariat area of Bangalore boasts grandeur with imposing buildings and beautiful gardens that are synonymous with its mother city. Being the capital of Karnataka, it also houses the State Museum, which has striking artefacts. A two hour excursion through this locality is sure to leave you amazed with the architecture, more knowledgeable in Indian history and a patron of the art.

Pricing:  US$ 26 per person for minimum 2 participants.

Walking Tours
History and Culture

The Secretariat area of Bangalore boasts grandeur with imposing buildings and beautiful gardens that are synonymous with its mother city. Being the capital of Karnataka, it also houses the State Museum, which has striking artefacts. A two hour excursion through this locality is sure to leave you amazed with the architecture, more knowledgeable in Indian history and a patron of the art.

In this Tour:
• Starting from the General Post Office (GPO) Building, this walk takes us to places of political and architectural interest like the Raj Bhavan (the Governor’s Residence), Vidhana Soudha (the State Legislature) and Attara Kacheri (the High Court).
• Your expert guide will explain the history of these buildings as you pass by them and the events associated with them.
• Next, stroll through Cubbon Park, seeing some landmarks and buildings in the picturesque park.
• Lastly, we visit the State Museum and the adjoining Venkatappa Art Gallery and get mesmerised by their displayed offerings.

Duration of the Tour: Approximately Two hours.

TOUR STYLE: Architecture and History

MEETING POINT: General Post Office (GPO)

END POINT: State Museum

TOUR START/END: Our guide can fix a taxi for you to get back to the hotel or we can also arrange for your pickup and drop from/to your hotel with an extra cost. Please write to us for cost.

TOUR DURATION: 2 hours depending on your interest.

GROUP SIZE: Maximum 6 and Minimum 2 People.

PRICING: All our tours are private.

INCLUSIONS: Local English speaking guide, entrance fees and transport as indicated.

EXCLUSIONS: Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for guide & driver.

WHEN: Every day except Monday at 930 AM. Prior reservation required. Timings may vary slightly depending on weather / season. We will confirm the exact start time along with tour logistics once you book the tour.

WHAT TO WEAR: Please dress modestly, Wear comfortable walking shoes and ensure you have adequate sun protection.

TOUR NOTES: Please note, the food on the street is delicious but does not meet national or international hygiene standards. Although we only go to very popular places, with good local reputations, these stalls do not cook using bottled water or wash their utensils with it. So eating street food is always risky. If you prefer not to risk it, but still want to see what it’s all about, then at the end of the walk, we can take you to Haldirams where you can try chaats and other popular dishes in safe and hygienic conditions.

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