We will explore Victorian Bangalore in its full glory. The walks will take us through the British cantonment, traversing the defining churches, parks, avenues and other historical landmarks. Anecdotes about the Victorian Bangalore will enliven our walk ; we will not have our walk burdened with the volley of historical dates though some dates are inevitable to give the sense of time and era...we will hear stories of the lives in British cantonment of Bangalore and try to re-imagine the life in that period; our walks will try to give an overall picture of the life and times of Victorian Bangalore in British Cantonment era. In the true spirit of Victorian Bangalore theme, we will end our tour with a very English breakfast at an iconic place/ site.
" Attain nirvana by being an explorer; not a traveller or a tourist" : philosophy of my life. In addition to my day job, I like to experience the true spirit of the city, exploring the cityscape, the people and the culture which defines the city. Being an avid traveller, I have been in the most beautiful of European cities like Paris, London, Rome, Berlin, Copenhagen, Madrid and several other places; been fortunate to be born Indian and also savour our beautiful and lively Indian cities... Culture vulture, foodie, movie buff, architecture enthusiast, dedicated yoga pruactitioner and lover of good life , but simple life ! I am also life member of INTACH ( Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) , which has special recognition of UNESCO in consultative status. But please note this is NOT INTACH organized walk.
We will have English breakfast , without the black pudding ;-) There may not be enough/any opportunities to have…
We will visit Historic Cubbon Park and it's several landmarks. We will visit churches of Victorian Bangalore. We will walk around the British cantonment and look at the historical monuments like Mayo hall, historical statues erected, places where famous personalities of Victorian era frequented...We will end the tour with a breakfast in an iconic restaurant/ site
Pair of good walking shoes
You should be willing, inquisitive and fit enough to walk for 3 hours' tour , though we will not be walking for the entire 3 hours at a stretch..please be punctual and if possible 5 minutes before, so that we can start the morning tour on time enough to cover our locations
Experience Victorian Bangalore on foot