Most of us primarily regard Bangalore as a thriving tech city. Although there is some truth to that statement, there is so much more to the city than meets the eye. The Silicon Valley of India offers job opportunities to thousands of job seekers, yet it is also a place for quaint food stops, impeccable parks, museums, and monuments.
Whether you are a history buff, a foodie, or an adventure thrill seeker, the city can cater to the eclectic tastes of each traveler. Let’s find out more about the gorgeous city of Bangalore and bust a few enduring myths about the historical city, one myth at a time!
Myth #1: It is just a modern city
Whenever you think of a tech city, what comes to mind? A city of high-rise buildings with gleaming glass and chrome finish, also known as a concrete jungle! But Bangalore is one of the rare cities that boasts a juxtaposition of the past and the present. So, while there is a bewildering array of modern buildings dotting the city, there is also a historical haven in the most unexpected places in the city.
Sounds intriguing? Well, the truth is a traveler needs to spend more than a couple of days of the week to seek out historical sites and the hidden gems of the city. Visit the famed Bangalore Pete area, the ancient Sri Someshwara Swamy temple in Ulsoor, or trace the history of Lalbagh Garden from 1760 and so much more! But what if you want to go beyond the conventional and discover the legacy of the British presence in the city?
Well, then, the British Heritage Tour is the perfect option for you. Hidden Gems Tours curates trips for tourists who seek something beyond the regular historical destinations. This tour delves deep into the prominent historical landmarks and takes a sneak peek into the bygone era that left an indelible impression on the Bangalore cityscape.
Myth #2: Explore the city via a bus, auto, cab, or metro only
While commuting around the city is easy with a wide variety of commuting options like cabs, buses, or metro, one of the easiest ways to discover the hidden gems of the metropolis is by walking! Along trails or streets, you can go on walking tours to discover lesser-known nuggets from the past or authentic South Indian restaurants, all while exploring the artistic hub.
Hidden Gems Tour conducts invigorating walking tours with a plethora of options for walking enthusiasts. One of the walking tours is the Malleshwaram Heritage Walk which takes you through an area that’s filled with old-world charm. The tree-lined streets and labyrinthine gullies make for an exciting experience. Soak in the culture and art of the locale, visit a beautiful lake and an ancient temple complex, and wander around the fragrant bazaars of this one-of-a-kind neighborhood.
This is just one walking tour; there are five others to choose from! The British Bangalore Walk, In the Footsteps of Rajas and Sultans, Days of the Raj Walk, Lalbagh Heritage And Food Street Walk, and Ulsoor Heritage Walk. Each tour throws light on the layered history of a fascinating city.
Myth #3: Not many diverse spots to explore in and around the city
There is an enduring myth that there is not much to explore in and around Bangalore! After a few days of spending time in the city, visitors tend to get bored with the same old restaurant and shopping-hopping itinerary. Well, it’s a myth, and Hidden Gems Tours busts the same with a fascinating trip to the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Belur and Halebidu.
Visitors can embark on an exciting journey back in time, visiting these fascinating monuments that are about 200 kms away from Bangalore and a mere 17 kms from each other. Belur and Halebidu are the best-known temples of the Hoysala dynasty. These temples give a splendid insight into Hindu temple art from the 12th century. They are famous for their magnificent architecture and carvings.
Get an attractive package from Hidden Gems Tours for an immersive experience to study the past of Bangalore, delving deep into the rich history with the Bangalore through the ages tour. Discover hidden gems like historical temples, palaces, heritage buildings, markets, statues, a Fort, etc., that give a sneak peek at the city’s evolution.
Similarly, there is the British Heritage Tour, Lepakshi and Nandi Hills Tour, Poetry in Stone Tour, The Best of Mysore/Mysuru, and Somenathpur & Srirangapatna in a Day Tour, all geared toward discovering the hidden gems around a historic city.
“ Learning the history, the food, the market! Great for solo travelers. Praveen takes you on a tour through history and knows about plants, trees, culture, and food. The colors of the market, the friendly people, and the awesome lunch. Best thing I did on this trip! Safe for women traveling alone.” – Kimberly_C, Sept 2023
Myth #4: Only get to experience ordinary site-seeing adventures
While you may have tried every vehicle in the book to explore a city like Bangalore, have you tried running through the scenic hotspots of the city? Now, tourists can explore the less-known alleys of Bangalore by going on running tours. It’s not your regular adventure but an exhilarating way to check out the city’s popular spots, historical landmarks, and hidden gems.
Hidden Gems tour’s Bangalore Rocks & Parks Running Tour takes travelers on a historical evolution of one of the most history-steeped locales of the city. Climbing the oldest rock formations at the Bugle rock formation in Basavanagudi hits a different high. The Cantonment Running Tour is another fascinating touring option to explore the Garrison town of Bangalore. Learn about the significance of the well-preserved British-era buildings and marvel at the impressive structures.
Not Your Cliched Tours – Hidden Gems Tours Offers an Invigorating Journey for the Curious Traveler
Busy restaurants with ghee-laden dosas, the wafting aroma of fresh filter coffee, bustling markets, and magnificent historical monuments, there is much to explore in Bangalore. Whether it is your first time visiting the garden city or you are on a journey to re-discover the little-known local-approved places of the vibrant city, Hidden Gems Tours ensures you pack in a lifetime of memories in the few days you choose to spend in the city.
We promise to curate a diverse set of experiences for our customers. If you are a sucker for off-the-beaten-path destinations, want unique experiences, and love to capture the true essence of traveling, then book a tour with Hidden Gems Tours today.