When we say Bangalore Cantonment, you’d probably imagine defence sectors or cordoned areas. While the assumption is largely true, Bangalore’s Cantt areas are extra special. It’s a melting pot of cultures built together by the locals, immigrants, and the British.
In Cantt by night, we will be exploring the lesser-known side of Commercial street, which goes beyond the regular street shopping fare. There are houses, shops, institutions and more that carry the legacy of leaders and prominent names in Bangalore’s history.
And of course, no legacy is complete without the presence of food. From a family-run dosa joint to a 48-year-old sweet shop and a legacy bakery, there’s a brilliant food mix on the menu as you explore the ruins and reigns of one of Bangalore’s most popular shopping districts.
In one night of exploring the neighbourhood, you will find yourself unearthing stories of communities who co-exist, the influence of British on markets, and how commercial street became the fashion capital of Bangalore.
What is included in the tour
An expert tour companion
All food on the tour
A Gully Souvenir
All Entry Fees & Permissions
What is NOT included in the tour
Drinking water. Carry your own bottle so we avoid single-use plastic bottles
Personal Medication and accessories (comfortable shoes,cap, umbrella, sunglasses)
Transport to arrive and depart from the start point
Know stories of people and places you won’t find in books
Relish the thriving, evening street food scenes
Learn about the various communities that co-exist here and their contribution to this place.
This walk has been specially curated by a local resident, who grew up in the Commercial Street neighbourhood and has seen the place transform in the last three decades and who has lived its rich history.
We will start the tour at a heritage bungalow and wade through the residential lanes of Shivajinagar, ending it closer to Cauvery emporium on Commercial Street.
We will have pit stops at jewellery polishing works, visit structures that are at least a 100 year old, and learn about the various figures in Indian history that lead to education, jobs, and more for the people then and continue to inspire even today.
Sign up for a never-seen, never-heard before Cantt by Night experience.