Guided tour

Bangalore: Basavanagudi Walking Tour with Bull Temple

Activity provider: Yours Truly India

Bangalore: Basavanagudi Walking Tour with Bull Temple

Activity provider: Yours Truly India

From US$ 50.58 per person

Explore the vibrant cultural history of one of Bangalore's most fascinating districts. Amble through a bustling market. Enjoy some of the city's best dosas.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the centuries-old Bull temple for a glimpse at one of the city's most sacred Hindu sites
  • Visit the mysterious Gavi temple, hidden away within a cave
  • Take a walk in the old neighborhood to see houses built over a century ago
  • Take in the sensory experience of the Gandhi Bazaar
Full description
On this private walking tour, explore the rich history and culture of Bangalore’s Basavanagudi neighborhood. After meeting your guide at Vidyarthi Bhavan, one of the best local restaurants in the area, enjoy some coffee, snacks, or breakfast. Afterwards, head into the Gandhi Bazaar to explore a variety of shops, stalls, and local purveyors selling bountiful arrays of produce and fresh flowers. Next, you’ll head to the Bull Temple, a 16th-century Hindu temple featuring a monolithic statue of a bull and an elaborate collection of statues studding the pyramidal temple. Afterwards, you’ll head to the 10th-century Gavi Gangadeshwara Temple, located within a cave, to uncover the mysteries held within.  You’ll end your tour by walking through the oldest section of the neighborhood, glimpsing structures dating back 100 years and meeting locals who define the neighborhood’s culture.
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Breakfast or snacks (depending on time slot chosen)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Entrance of Vidyarthi Bhavan, 32, Gandhi Bazaar Main Rd, Gandhi Bazaar, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004, India.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • You must remove your shoes in the temples and places of worship
  • Please cover your knees during temple visits
  •  Please bring an umbrella, sunglasses, and water
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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Wow! What a great way to spend a Sunday morning in Bangalore. Our guide was very knowledgeable and kind and even spent extra time with us to tell us about Hinduism. In addition to the temples and market tout, it was great to visit the inside of someone's home, try amazing dosas and coffee and get shopping tips. I would highly recommend this tour!

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November 19, 2022

the guide was excellent and very knowledgeable and nice. highly recommended

October 14, 2019

It was a great tour, Shusma is an amazing tour guide, she is very knowledgeable about Indian culture, and an expert in Bangalore. She recommended some additional places to go, like restaurants, bars, etc.

October 8, 2019

Product ID: 300561