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Bengaluru Pete- An Old City Trail


Bengaluru is more than 1000 years old! Ancient battles to medieval history and English architecture - it has it all! Know more about our pete (pronounced pay-tay) or city as we walk through the oldest part & busiest part of modern Bangalore. This trail retells the story of Bengaluru from medieval to modern times as it takes you through the busy market streets, the innumerable small shops, ancient temples and some of the city's oldest eateries. Enjoy the sights, sounds and smell of the old city as we unravel its history.

Why you will love it

  • Bangalore's oldest settlements
  • Typical South Indian life
  • Ancient Temples
  • Busy colourful markets
  • Traditional short eats

What you will experience

There is rich atmospherics to be enjoyed and stored in your memory bank as the trail leads you through history documented in the temples and markets that you visit. The heady scents and aromas, the sounds and sights of one of Asia’s oldest urban landscapes are sure to resonate with you for years to come, long after you have shaken the dust off the city from your walking shoes.

Here you get to walk the talk with quintessential old-world Bangalore, be it the older traders, craftsmen or local residents taking the air, to unspool stories of yesteryears in a contemporary context. From silversmiths to astrologers, from wrestlers to shopkeepers, from tea stalls to pavement vendors, narratives await you at many a turn in this old space in the city. Let go of your inhibitions and engage with the past and you will come away richer from it. The 'modern' side of contemporary Bengaluru most times overshadows the glorious heritage of the old city.

With the rice-pete, jeweller's-pete, small-pete, large-pete, the networks of noodle-thin lanes, the little shops of local produce, century-old temples tucked away behind posters of Kannada films, the old city sends out a very different vibe from today's Bangalore.  Stop to shop for rare books, cotton and silk clothing, taste some quintessential south Indian food, and peep into some inconspicuous yet- century-old temples.

On Request | 3 hours | Cultural Tours


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