This tour introduces you to two very South Indian olden-day suburbs of Malleswaram and Sheshadripuram in Bangalore city. It cracks open a window for to trace back the roots of the rich culture and lifestyle of the city and the South itself.
These elite and premium residential neighbourhoods are steeped in the lovely vibes of a more graceful era. While quiet Sheshadripuram is one of the oldest suburbs in the city, Malleswaram throws up vignettes of ancient temples, bustling shopping streets, eateries called Darshinis that churn out fresh delicious dosas and vadas, old world bungalows and modern apartments–and South Indian classical music and dance forms.
Why you will love it
- The immersive old-world experience of two of Bangalore’s culturally rich suburbs
- Turn back the pages of the annals of its cultural heritage that define the atmospherics and pursuits of times gone by
- Sampling the local eats.
What you will experience
The tour starts with an introduction to the area at Kadu Malleshwara temple. The walk-n-drive journey reveals the lively narratives behind its atmospheric setting. From the temple complex, you will stroll across to the open markets and mingle with locals shopping and chatting with vendors.
Along the way, you will visit a charming bungalow of grace and dignity that hails from another era. It nicely sets the mood to enjoy a small traditional cultural performance in the house of a renowned guru of Indian classical dance. Being in Malleswaram and not eating as the locals do is not on. You will spoil your taste buds at an iconic eatery which serves traditional South Indian short eats or tiffin, as it’s called.
The serene environs of Sheshadripuram are home to the Chitrakala Parishath cultural centre, popular for its art galleries and Indian craft and textile exhibitions. You will get a lovely opportunity to be introduced to the ancient Indian board games.