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Welcome to Hidden Gems Tours, where we take you on explorative city tours of Bangalore City and the Karnataka region. Bangalore, or Bengaluru, is commonly referred to as the Silicon Valley of India and also goes by the name Garden City. During our sightseeing tours, you'll enjoy sights like our magnificent Bandipur National Park, Mysore Palace, colorful marketplaces, and countless historic temples.

Along with our sightseeing and walking tours, we offer other outdoor activities like taste-testing the fine cuisine of Mysore, Bengaluru, and other nearby regions of South India. You can also embark on a 6km running tour where you'll have the opportunity to test your mettle.

Our tours of Bangalore City can be exclusive to your party and highly customizable, with multi-day trips to several locations throughout the region and a variety of different tour styles and locations to choose from.

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Duration
12 hours
Group Size
Up to 8

THE BEST OF MYSORE/MYSURU, SOMNATHPUR & SRIRANGAPATNA IN A DAY

An action-packed day tour where the journey is as exciting as the destinations.

Typical itinerary:

Stop At: Ramanagara

We believe food is an integral part of an Indian cultural experience; hence we start our tour early and detour from the highway to visit a traditional eatery serving authentic local breakfast. Here our accompanying guide will take you through a sumptuous culinary experience.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Silk Cocoon Market

We visit India's largest silk cocoon market - a sight to behold. From our accompanying expert guide, learn the history of the famed Mysore silk and the complex stages of creating a silk garment from scratch.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Keshava Temple, Somnathpur

We get off the highway for an extended detour through lush countryside to reach this stunning Hindu temple( a ruin) from 1268 AD. It is nominated as a UNESCO heritage site and awaiting accreditation. Some of humankind's most exquisite stone carvings and sculptures are here. Our accompanying expert guide will introduce its history, Hinduism, its pantheon of gods, and the context of each beautiful carving.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mysuru/Mysore Palace

We explore this bejeweled palace, among the most visited sites in India and the home of one of the wealthiest individuals in the world in its heyday – the Maharaja of Mysore. From our accompanying expert guide, learn about the Wodeyar rulers and their incredible contributions to putting this region on the global map as we leisurely survey and explore the interiors & exteriors of this dazzling palace.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Devaraja Market, Mysore

Our accompanying expert guide will take you through a stroll inside an 1880s market stuck in a time warp. As you take a walk back in time, marvel at the sights, smells and sounds of the shops & people in the bazaar selling the choicest fruits, flowers, vegetables, bangles and local produce such as Jaggery, Attar, Masalas etc.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Srirangapatna

From Mysore, we drive to the historic river island of Srirangapatna. Here we break for a relaxed and sumptuous lunch at a picturesque setting by the gurgling waters of the River Cauvery.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dariya Daulat Palace - Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Srirangapatna

Our final stop is the exquisite 1780s wooden palace of Tipu Sultan, where every inch of its interiors has delicate frescoes and murals of evocative battle scenes, floral and geometric patterns and portraits. Our accompanying expert guide will provide context to each hand painted artwork and regale you with stories of the valiant efforts of this ruler, the Tiger of Mysore, against the colonial powers of the time.

Duration: 45 minutes

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₹15,000
Duration
8 hours
Group Size
Up to 8

BANGALORE THROUGH THE AGES TOUR

Bangalore gives you the impression of a modern new city, yet if you scratch the surface, you will uncover a storied past dating back over 1000 years.

In this tightly paced tour, we will visit interesting sites of different eras – Historical Temples, Palaces, Heritage Buildings, Markets, Statues, a Fort, a Museum, a lush Park, and more and learn about their significance and contribution to the making of Bangalore.

It’s a tour of the story of Bangalore – from its modest origin in pre-medieval times; to the era when it was just another place compared to its more illustrious peers, now long faded into oblivion, to the fascinating times when the city was traded, and gifted like a commodity; then fought over and retained like a shining possession; right down to the times when it reached an inflexion point and came into its own as a modern mega city.

This is by no means an ordinary sightseeing trip, but a true journey of exploration with engaging commentary sprinkled with interesting facts and anecdotes. A tour is sure to stimulate your mind and invigorate your senses.

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₹10,000
Duration
4 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
Up to 8

BANGALORE THROUGH THE AGES – HALF DAY TOUR

Bangalore gives you the impression of a modern new city, yet if you scratch the surface, you will uncover a storied past dating back over 1000 years.

In this tightly paced tour, we will visit interesting sites of different eras – A lush park, A historic temple, the oldest Market of the city, and the centre of state government to learn about their significance and contribution to the making of Bangalore.

It’s a tour of the story of Bangalore – from its modest origin in pre-medieval times; to the era when it was just another place compared to its more illustrious peers, now long faded into oblivion, to the fascinating times when the city was traded, and gifted like a commodity; then fought over and retained like a shining possession; right down to the times when it reached an inflexion point and came into its own as a modern mega city.

This is by no means an ordinary sightseeing trip, but a true journey of exploration with engaging commentary sprinkled with interesting facts and anecdotes. A tour is sure to stimulate your mind and invigorate your senses.

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₹7,000
Duration
2 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
Up to 8

BANGALORE ROCKS & PARKS RUNNING TOUR

Our running tour explores the historical evolution of the former pleasure gardens of the Muslim rulers of the Kingdom of Mysore; one of the oldest and culturally rich localities of the city; a fascinating cave temple that has features like none anywhere else

Come get to climb some of the oldest rock formations this side of the Vindhyas – right here in the heart of the city. Marvel at the sight of a hundred flying foxes at close quarters, an enormous stone Bull, a serene mission, and much more

We wrap up this gentle 6km run with yummy Benne Dose and traditional filter coffee at an iconic eatery.

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₹4,000
Duration
2 days
Group Size
1 to 8

THE WONDER THAT IS HAMPI

Hampi, a UNESCO world heritage site with nearly 1600 monuments of significance, was the power centre of India's most significant medieval Hindu kingdom and among the world's wealthiest regions in the 16th century. Portuguese and Arab writers speak of riches and a grandeur not seen elsewhere during its heydays. Over two days, we will explore the most exciting and majestic monuments and temples.

Day One: Depart at 6:30 am from Bangalore, and after a sumptuous breakfast enroute, arrive in Hampi. Check in to your hotel and post lunch, we begin our exploration. Sites include the Royal Enclosure, Queen's Bath, Hazara Rama Temple, and Manyavanta Raghunatha Temple Sunset Point. Dinner is at your hotel.

Day Two: Vijaya Vittala temple and Bazaar precinct. After that, we explore the Elephants Stables, The Zenena area with the Lotus Mahal, Virupaksha temple, Hemakuta hill, Sasivekalu Ganapathi, Lakshmi Narasimha statue, etc. Post lunch, drive to Bangalore and, if time permits, explore Chitradurga Fort.

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₹56,000
Duration
3 hours
Group Size
Up to 8

ULSOOR HERITAGE WALK

Come take a stroll through quaint bazaars and by lanes of one of the oldest localities of Bangalore.

Watch a way of life frozen in a time warp.

Explore a magnificent ancient temple of unknown origin with its tall juggernaut and Gopuram.

Get to know the layered history of a centuries-old lake; a watch tower with stories of its own and a magnificent memorial fit for a king.

Lose yourself inside a leafy British regiment church with murals and memorials which tell a tale of another era.

Duration
3 hours
Group Size
Up to 8

MALLESHWARAM HERITAGE WALK

Join us as we walk the neighbourhood often referred to as the cultural heart of Bangalore.

Having been home to Nobel laureates, Diwans, artists, and scholars it has a vibrant atmosphere unique to itself.

Visit a placid lake with expansive views and lovely walkways, filled with the laughter of children.

Explore a delightful temple complex dating back to the 1600s with its majestic gopuram, lush garden, and stepped water pool.

Meander through colourful bazaars filled with the heavy scent of jasmines, tuberoses, fresh fruits, and sweet incense.

Marvel at a way of life unique to the locality.

Stops also include a center for culture, beautiful homes of a bygone era, and more.

We pause midway for some hot South Indian snacks and wrap up the walk with fine-filter coffee under a canopy of tall trees in a charming heritage site.

Duration
2 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
Up to 8

DAYS OF THE RAJ WALK

Join us on a leisurely walk in what was known as the Civil and Military Station during the reign of the British.

Stops will include Landmark buildings, Memorials, Statues, etc on MG Road, Brigade Road, Residency Road & Museum Road.

Our tour explores the fascinating history of this area from its origin as a British army garrison; blossoming into a full-fledged township larger than the original town; to its transformation as the Central Business District of Bangalore.

We wrap up the walk with breakfast in one of the oldest remaining eateries in this part of town.

Duration
3 hours
Group Size
Up to 8

LALBAGH HERITAGE AND FOOD STREET WALK

Join us for an invigorating walk and talk in the largest man-made work of art in Bangalore.

For a few centuries, the Lalbagh Botanical Garden has acted as the lungs of the city, providing a refuge from the hustle and bustle of city life for residents and tourists alike.

The park is a treasure trove of delights with astonishing layers of history associated with it which we uncover in the walking tour.

We will walk along the neatly manicured greens, enjoy the exquisite architectural details of the fine structures within it, and marvel at stories of its glorious trees and plants.

The tour ends at the famed food street of Bangalore where you will eat till you drop a dazzling assortment of vegetarian delicacies unique to the place.

Duration
2 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
Up to 8

THE CANTONMENT RUNNING TOUR

The run Starts and Ends at Cubbon Park, Queens Statue, Bangalore.

Join us on a running tour through the garrison town that Bangalore cantonment was once upon a time.

Get to know the significance of the magnificent British-era buildings along this route, remarkably well preserved to this day.

Artillery Road, Cavalry Road, Infantry Road, Brigade Road – Why such names? Come Discover.

All this and more on a run like none other.

Distance: 5 km in 90 mins with several stops along the way. Bring water (Recommended).

Duration
3 hours
Group Size
Up to 8

BANGALORE PUB CRAWL

In this lively walking tour visit iconic and landmark pubs of Bangalore for special tasting sessions.

Bangalore also holds the moniker – Pub capital of India. Discover why over short eats and mugs of beer.

The city is host to the biggest and most famous brewing companies in the nation, how did that come to be?

The dance and drink culture is the lasting legacy of the British who held sway over the town for over a century. Get to know the British landmarks we will encounter when we make our way from one tavern to another.

Duration
12 hours
Group Size
Up to 8

POETRY IN STONE TOUR

In this awe-inspiring journey, you will discover that stone was clay in the hands of a breed of legendary sculptors, the likes of which are no longer around.

We will visit one of the ancient world's tallest free-standing sculptures created over a millennia ago, then gaze at idyllic countryside scenes that will invoke the meaning of life and such thoughts.

We will move on to marvel at the best collection of stone works not seen anywhere else in the world.

At an ancient temple that doubled up as a dance platform with exquisite statues of voluptuous maidens, surely inspired by the dancers themselves.

And at a 12th-century temple whose walls are covered with hundreds and thousands of exquisite carvings of gods, animals, flowers, mythical beasts, and patterns, sure to leave you speechless

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₹16,000
Duration
3 hours
Group Size
Up to 8

BRITISH BANGALORE WALK

Join us as we take a walk back in time exploring the rich history hidden in the hedges and araucarias of the lush garden of Cubbon park.

Get to know the significance of the magnificent British-era buildings in its precincts – a beehive of activity to this day.

Who are these 5 people with their statues in the park? Learn about their history and contribution.

Stroll through the main British-era thoroughfare, past a garrison church as we wrap up the walk with a splendid South Indian breakfast.

Duration
12 hours
Group Size
Up to 8

SCULPTURES, ART & ARCHITECTURE OF ANCIENT LEPAKSHI & NANDI HILLS

A fascinating day trip exploring an array of cultural, historical, and natural wonders of India

Our first stop is for a sumptuous South Indian breakfast. We then quickly make our way to a quaint town to explore an amazing medieval temple having India’s biggest Nandi bull; Snake sculpture and the largest hand-painted fresco. It is the home of a few mysterious hanging pillars too

We then move on to watch skillful workers create silk thread out of silk cocoons at a cottage sericulture workshop. Get to know the various stages in the creation of fine silk cloth that this region is historically famous for. The next stop is a pottery workshop where you can try your hand at making a custom urn or a pot of clay. A visit to a quaint century-year-old train station stuck in a time warp, follows.

We then move on to explore a remarkable 9th-century Hindu temple frozen in time. It is the oldest one in the Bangalore region. Learn about the fabled empires of South India that have left their marks within its boundaries.

The region is home to one of India’s handful of Biodiversity Heritage sites. We explore his remarkable 800-year-old Tamarind trees grove. The gnarled tree trunks and extraordinary root suckers propping the old trees are a botanical marvel.

Our final stop is a visit to the ramparts of a couple of forts from the 16th and 18th centuries. Get to know about the valiant 18th-century warrior and statesman, Tipu Sultan and his indelible impact and contributions.

We are back in Bangalore by about 6 pm.

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₹14,000
Duration
5 hours
Group Size
2 to 8

BRITISH HERITAGE TOUR

The legacy of over 150 years of British presence in Bangalore is hard to miss if you are in the city. For example, The broad roads laid out over 200 years ago for horse carriages, bullock carts, and horsemen do a fine job of carrying the chaotic traffic of this day.

The British brought to Bangalore promenades, parks, churches, schools, hospitals, pubs, clubs, shopping centers, dance halls, race courses, golf ranges, cricket, etc where there was none before.

In this specially curated tour, we will explore in detail many of the fascinating landmarks of that era as well as sneak a peek at a few more that have left an indelible mark on the cityscape of Bangalore

You will also learn how events of that era have shaped a modest town to become one of the largest cities in India in a few generations; how the capital of an unknown state has become the outsourcing capital of the world.

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₹7,000
Duration
3 hours
Group Size
Up to 8

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF RAJAS AND SULTANS

A fascinating walk tracing the evolution of Bangalore from its origin in the medieval ages.

This is an area of Bangalore like no other. You will be pleasantly shocked and mesmerized at every nook and turn as we snake our way through colorful bazaars, markets, ancient temples, a fortification and more.

Learn about the early denizens of the densely populated labyrinthine streets of this once walled city. What are their contributions and heritage as well as that of their rulers and overlords over the ages – the Kempegowdas, Marathas, Mughals, Rajas and Sultans of the kingdom of Mysore and also the British?

Visit sites of the British assault and capture of the city, a brutal event that claimed the lives of thousands of valiant defenders – a turning point in our history

This invigorating stroll of about 2.5 kms with multiple stops along the way includes a stop for filter coffee.

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₹4,000
Duration
3 hours
Group Size
Up to 8

BANGALORE GOURMET TRAIL

Bangalore is a melting pot of cultures, a settler town from its very inception. The variety of food available is as diverse as the communities that make it.

On this culinary journey, we will sample an eclectic assortment of local and regional foods in well-known city institutions and also at hard to find local hot spots.

Come taste food as varied as liver on toast to meats & kababs; mutton chops with finger millet balls to melt in the mouth to mesmerising kulfis. Vegetarians need not dither as there is a great variety to tickle and satiate your senses too

All this in the comfort and excitement of moving around in the ubiquitous three-wheeler autorickshaw or tuk-tuk, a true blue Bangalore experience like no other

Why choose us?

What Makes Our Bangalore Tours Unique

Hidden Gems Tours is an acclaimed tour company run by passionate locals who obsess about providing unique, high-quality, authentic experiences. Whether it is Mysore Palace, Bandipur National Park, Halebeedu, Hampi or sights in Bangalore City like Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Kempe Gowda Towers, heritage buildings, and historic temples, we go the extra mile to showcase the best of our region to the world. Our tours are exciting and informative, sure to leave a lasting impression in your mind.

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You will experience the Bangalore region like never before with our tours accompanied by expert guides. Our knowledgeable guides bring destinations to life, offering valuable insights and captivati...

You will experience the Bangalore region like never before with our tours accompanied by expert guides. Our knowledgeable guides bring destinations to life, offering valuable insights and captivating stories along the way and at the sites. From historical landmarks to cultural hotspots, they provide context and depth, enriching your experience. They are passionate about sharing their expertise and ensuring your tour is informative, engaging, and enjoyable. With an accompanying guide, you'll have a personalized and immersive experience, creating unforgettable memories and a deeper connection to the places you explore.

Rated #1 for Tours in Bangalore on TripAdvisor

Hidden Gems Tours is proud to offer exceptional tours that have captivated the hearts of explorers from around the world. Our unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction and deep dedication to E...

Hidden Gems Tours is proud to offer exceptional tours that have captivated the hearts of explorers from around the world. Our unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction and deep dedication to Excellence has earned us this prestigious recognition. With our team of knowledgeable and passionate guides, we go above and beyond to showcase the iconic landmarks, hidden gems and cultural wonders of Bangalore and its surroundings. From personalized itineraries to seamless logistics, every aspect of your tour is meticulously planned to ensure an unforgettable and enriching experience. Join us and discover why we are the top-rated choice for tours in Bangalore.

History, Culture, Food, Nature & Sightseeing

Experience the ultimate fusion of history, culture, food, nature, and sightseeing with our meticulously crafted tours of the Bangalore region. Delve into the intriguing past as our knowledgeable gu...

Experience the ultimate fusion of history, culture, food, nature, and sightseeing with our meticulously crafted tours of the Bangalore region. Delve into the intriguing past as our knowledgeable guides unravel captivating historical narratives. Engross yourself in vibrant local cultures through immersive interactions and engaging activities. Indulge in the gastronomic delights of authentic cuisines, tantalizing your taste buds with unique flavours. Discover the awe-inspiring beauty of nature as you explore breathtaking landscapes and hidden gems, ensuring an enriching and unforgettable journey of exploration.

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Discover Hidden Gems Of Bangalore, South India

Bangalore, the third largest city in India, is renowned for its vibrant culture, history, technological innovations, and pleasant climate. It is known as the "Silicon Valley of India."

In addition to being an economic powerhouse, Bangalore is a great destination to explore. Our Bangalore City Tour takes you to several iconic landmarks, including the historic Bangalore Fort, the impressive Vidhana Soudha (the state legislature building), and the majestic Bangalore Palace. Nature lovers will enjoy the exquisite Lalbagh Botanical Garden and serene Cubbon Park.

Bangalore City boasts the third busiest airport in India, connecting it to numerous domestic and international destinations, making Bangalore an ideal hub to begin your India exploration.

Bangalore's unique advantage is also its proximity to world-class destinations. You get to explore Mysore, famous for its palaces and cultural heritage; Belur and Halebeedu, renowned for their exquisite temple architecture and the historical marvels of Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Badami cave monuments. Nature enthusiasts can visit the coffee-draped hills of Coorg and Bandipur National Park, teeming with Tigers, Elephants, and Bisons.

The capital is full of attractions and energy and is the epitome of culture and modernity, with impressive technological advances to learn about during our city tours. On our tours of Bangalore and the surrounding areas, you'll learn all about the rich biography and storied past spanning over 1,000 years.

Frequently asked questions

Most frequent questions and answers

Bangalore has several historical landmarks that are worth visiting on a tour. Some of the most popular ones include Bangalore Palace, Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bull Temple, and Vidhana Soudha.

Yes, historical tours in Bangalore are generally suitable for all age groups. However, some tours may involve more physical activity or require a certain level of fitness. It's always best to check with the tour operator to ensure that the tour is appropriate for your age and fitness level.

Bangalore has a pleasant climate throughout the year, so historical tours can be enjoyed at any time of the year. However, the winter months (November to February) are generally considered the best time to visit as the weather is cooler and more comfortable.

It is recommended to wear comfortable, lightweight clothing and comfortable walking shoes as some tours may involve a fair amount of walking. It is also advisable to dress modestly and respectfully when visiting historical and religious sites.

The duration of historical tours in Bangalore varies depending on the tour package and itinerary. Some tours may last for a few hours, while others may be full-day tours.

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