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!
"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 Pete by Night Walk Ladies, we invite you to walk with us on this exclusive women-led and women-only walking tour bang in the heart of Bengaluru’s most thriving market 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.
Malleswaram Hogona (Eng: Let’s go to Malleswaram) is a street art project to make the streets safe for the community. Conceived by the Bengaluru moving project, this street art walk is an initiative to make neighbourhoods safe, friendly, and full of character. For this project, 13 Indian artists came together to create 12 walls filled with art through the secret lanes of Malleswaram to reclaim spaces for pedestrians, and we would love to host you Apart from being one of the oldest planned neighbourhoods in the city, it houses a flower market, a 71-year-old eatery in an art deco building, and lanes adorned with trees. Each work of art tells you the artist’s inspiration and their connection to the landscape. Let’s head to the streets of Malleswaram to go back in time as well as witness present-day fiesta with murals. PS: A Masala Dosa and Kaafi at CTR is on us when you sign up for this one
The Best of Nandi Hills is not at the Top; it's at the Foot ! Soak in several centuries of history as we take you through an enchanting tour of the Bhoganandishwara Temple, dating from the 9th century; ponder while taking a poignant short trek through the 19th century abandoned Sultanpet British Cemetery nearby - and, reminisce about the development of our Railways at the nearly 100 year old Nandi Halt train station a short distance away. And, there's yet more for those with the inclination - Sir M. Visvesvaraya's birthplace and museum at Muddenahalli, a few kilometers away. Straddling this scene, quite literally at various points on the walking trail, take in several snippets about the "Siege and Battle of Nundydroog" of October 1791, when the area was witness to a key engagement between the troops of Tipu Sultan and the British under The Earl Cornwallis during the 3rd Anglo-Mysore War.
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.
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.
“Tiffin aaita?” is a common phrase used by people in Bangalore to ask if you have had breakfast. And a few of the sweetest Bengaluru stories are hidden in sleepy lanes of South Bangalore at their breakfast cafes or Darshinis. In this By two Coffee trail, we will explore the heritage breakfast cafes in and around Lalbagh and Basavanagudi. We will also zoom around these neighbourhoods on Yulus, taking pit stops at places that have at least century-old stories hidden in them. The Darshini culture isn’t just about the amazing fare they serve as breakfast. There is more to uncover here, especially how they enjoy a cult status of their own in namma ooru. Be it their Dosas or coffee, Bangalore darshini breakfasts pack a punch in every bite. Experience the underrated-yet-enchanting breakfast tradition of Bangalore with us on our Darshini trail.
Bangalore is nicknamed the "Garden City" for its gardens and parks and was once called a Pensioner's Paradise. It is India's third most populated city and the fifth most populated urban agglomeration. The gentle climate and the perfect combination of the sun and the rain provide an ideal environment which is very sustainable for the greenery. The city has an independent urban trophic web taking place where plants, animals and insects are all adapting and thriving in the city’s growth and development. You will not believe how there are amazing animals (birds, spiders, snakes and insects) and trees surviving and living right in our city streets, that are in fact, providing us with so many services. We will meet these amazing other living beings who share the city with us and enjoy breakfast at a traditional small Karnataka breakfast joint called Bangalore Café famous for its benne dosa and every other traditional dish. Seeing the city from this new point of view of a living, breathing and diverse city, will change how you feel about Bangalore.
If you have seen the movies – Night at the Museum or Midnight in Paris, you know how the story unfolds in the wee hours when no one’s watching. Now imagine if you could do something similar in the garden city with a bunch of friends on super cool e-bikes. Welcome to Gully’s Midnight E-Bike Tour – an exclusive experience around the colonial and heritage parts of town with a late-night street food scene. We’ll ride together as a group, discover lesser-known stories of people and places in the older parts of the city, and try and paint the town green (because you know we’re responsible, eco-friendly, and fun like that). You will find yourself eating out at iconic eateries and street food stalls and getting to visit structures and homes, which are otherwise closed to the public in and around Cubbon and Cantonment areas. We have partnered with Yulu, our mobility partners, so you can be rest assured and ride along without worrying about smaller lanes or traffic, and watch how the city comes alive at night with its night heroes who offer food, trivia, and perspectives of the midnight Luru. Time to explore Bengaluru and its night-life shenanigans with us.