Chickpete is popularly known as the shopping paradise of Bangalore. But did you know, it was also one of the first spots in the city to have a bank as early as 1913? This exclusive evening walk has been specially designed for those who love bits of history interspersed with bouts of food. While the business hubs thrive during the day, an insane food scene erupts at night, right in the heart of Bengaluru’s most thriving, busiest market. Every lane, every landmark has stories that have withstood the test of time. We will visit an almost 150-year-old abandoned mansion (Mohan Building) that has stories for almost every decade, explore the only Red Church on Avenue Road, and learn how the Maharaja of Mysore gave Bangalore its first street lamps. If this has gotten you excited, wait until you do the actual walk with us and take home a lifetime of memories.
The Colonial Crawl is a taste of history hidden right under your noses. In this walk, we will explore how the British sahibs, memsahibs, and royalty left their mark on the garden city. The English influence on the sprawling Cubbon park, the origins of the Cantonment area, and the surrounding architecture are testimony to a lot of events in history. For example, the American War of Independence, the Battle of Waterloo, and the French Revolution had a connection to this region. We will spill more of this tea when you walk with us. Whether you are visiting or you are a local, we promise you will see the city in a different light once you learn about the colonial influence on its churches, clubs, parks, and its people. Cubbon mornings are a sight to sore eyes, and the perfect time to discover the Colonial Hangover in one of the older parts of the city.
"Get home before it's too dark." "Don't go there if it's too late." "You will get lost there if you are going alone." Said no one ever on the Gully Tours Cantt by Night Walk Ladies, we invite you to walk with us on this exclusive women-led and women-only walking tour in Commercial Street which is Bengaluru Cantonment's most thriving shopping scene with an insane food scene. This Woman’s Day as you embrace equity, let’s start this by reclaiming our public spaces, making them safer for all of us.
Death by Dosa is a food + history walk in the oldest neighbourhood of Bangalore, Chickpete. Everyone in Bengaluru swear by dosas and each has their own favourite joint. On this walk we’ll take you to what we believe are some of the finest dosa joints in town and they have stood the test of time. You will not only savour three different kinds of dosas but also get to explore chickpete through its narrow alleyways and learn about the history of the city. We will meet master saree weavers, visit the oldest antique shop in town, and learn more about Kempegowda’s grand vision for town planning while we belt some hot, hot masala dosas on the way. We’ll also explore a 150+ yrs old abandoned mansion that is so full of character. Whether you are a local or a visitor, our Death by Dosa walk is a great way to explore Bengaluru, with a dash of dosa and a dollop of history!
If there is just one tour that you have to pick while in Mysore, this would be the one!! Join us on our most popular tour, a combination of our Royal Walk + Food Tour, the Best of Mysore tour. Experience the best the city has to offer. You start the tour at 5pm with the Royal Walk and continue the food tour right after. Royal Walk A guided tour in the heart of the city, starting at the Townhall we walk past some grand old structures such as the king statues, and slowly unfold the story of Mysore. Learn about the opulent lives of the maharajas and about the lifestyle of one of the richest men in the world. Feast your senses, while you taste the city’s most famous culinary offering – Mysore pak, a melt in your mouth sweet from the very place where it was first crafted and immerse yourself,in the vibrancy and colours of the century old Devaraja Market, and all that it has to offer. End your walk at the historic relic, the Dufferin clock tower. This walk not only gives you a comprehensive understanding and feel of Mysore, but it’s also a delight for photographers! Food Tour Mysore boasts several culinary delicacies such as the Mysore Masala Dosa, Mysore Pak, Mysore Filter Coffee and more. On this food walk, you get to try some of these world famous delicacies as well as the local favourites, from true hole-in-the-wall joints. Discover the fascinating stories behind the creation of these mouth-watering dishes. If you take your food as seriously as we do, then you are in good company!
The Mysore Palace is India’s most popular tourist landmark, which sees close to 1 lakh visitors each day, beating even the Taj Mahal at its game. The Mysore Wodeyars have served as the royal family, and this palace used to be their official residence for decades. Take a peek into the lives of the royalty inside the 70-acre property comprising the palace and the adjacent fort. The structure is more than just a palace. It is an architectural wonder and an engineering marvel. Unravel stories of the royalty in its different rooms, nooks, and verandahs – and it will be more personal and enriching than what the local guides will offer. For example, did you know the palace had to be rebuilt from scratch because the original structure had caught fire? We have more such intriguing stories waiting for you. Experience a day in the live of a Mysore Maharaja with the Palace tour.
City Explorer is our flagship program for people who want to lead great tours. Spread over 6 weekends, this program will be run in 2 editions – one in Bangalore and the other in Mysore.Learn more