Every city has the North-South divide. South Bombay, South Delhi, South Boston, South London. This here is a deep dive to find out the story behind South Bangalore - The SoBa Walk.
If you want to recapture the old world delights of Bangalore join us as we explore one of the old neighbourhoods of Bangalore, the age-old intellectual centre of the city and spend time where the city’s rich and the famous used to hang out. Get an eyeful of century-old structures that still stand beautiful and hear the stories of the people who once called it home. Taste food meant for the Gods – The true essence of south Indian food, eaten the way old school Bangaloreans still do! Of course, staying true to ‘luru style/Bangalore style, there have to option with some interesting twists on old classics as well. A great way to spend your Saturday evening, like a true South Bangalorean!
Why you will love it
- Plunging into the delights of Basavanagudi
- Diving into the culture of ‘old Bangalore’
- Exploring eateries and cafes and atmospherics in the old marketplace
What you will experience
This delightful walk takes you through the Basavanagudi area, one of the city’s most traditional neighbourhoods. Laid back, tranquil and rich in culture, it opens up a window to the charm of the Bangalore of yesteryears. Engaging with a few old heritage homes here it’s easy to contemplate what life was like before the city became India's primary high-tech hub and all the hectic activity that goes with it. Along the way, we will try a cup of the iconic filter coffee vended in one of the shops.
We will then head out for the old marketplace of Gandhi Bazaar and savour the sights and sounds of a bustling neighbourhood market as residents haggle for fresh vegetables, fruits and flowers. The market is an excellent custodian of the neighbourhood’s history and a mirror of its society; it offers a window to the calendar of festivals which bring the crowds thronging to the vendors who, many have worked here for a generation. Having built up a nice appetite we will tuck into some delicious local snacks, such as the popular masala dosas and samosas. Our wanderings will end at Basavanagudi most prominent monument, the Bull Temple presided over by its humongous monolithic statue of Nandi, the Bull