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Once upon a time in Johnson market.

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 , 7:30AM
Johnson Market , central bangalore
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Houses of Malgudi : Part II in Malleswaram.

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 , 7:30AM
Yes Bank , north bangalore
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Arun Huddar
A great opportunity to go back in times and get a glimpse of Bangalore's history. I was not aware of the multiple silk looms running in the heart of the city, glad that we were allowed to get a close look at the looms and how silk is dyed. On my own, I would not have gone into the small alleys behind Badami House. It was good to walk along with Mansoor and get to hear some of the tit bits around the place.

Feedback: I would have loved to eat at the SLN Lunch home, which is very much a heritage by itself rather than at the run-of-the-mill darshini.

This review was for Pettah walk in Nagarathpet : The silk tales..
A great opportunity to go back in times and get a glimpse of Bangalore's history. I was not aware of the multiple silk looms running in the heart of the city, glad that we were allowed to get a close look at the looms and how silk is dyed. On my own, I would not have gone into the small alleys behind Badami House. It was good to walk along with Mansoor and get to hear some of the tit bits around the place.

Feedback: I would have loved to eat at the SLN Lunch home, which is very much a heritage by itself rather than at the run-of-the-mill darshini.

This review was for Pettah walk in Nagarathpet : The silk tales..
Sushila Rajagopal
It was extremely informative, especially the history of the planning of the different localities of Bangalore.
This review was for Houses of Malgudi : Part I (Basavanagudi).
It was extremely informative, especially the history of the planning of the different localities of Bangalore.
This review was for Houses of Malgudi : Part I (Basavanagudi).
Kiruthika Radhakrishnan
This review was for Pettah walk in Nagarathpet : The silk tales..
This review was for Pettah walk in Nagarathpet : The silk tales..
Ramakrishna
Very well handled.

Good communication by the event provider.

It was very helpful to us to meet the owners of these exhibition.

The walk was exhilarating.

This review was for Dasara (Golu) dolls..
Very well handled.

Good communication by the event provider.

It was very helpful to us to meet the owners of these exhibition.

The walk was exhilarating.

This review was for Dasara (Golu) dolls..
Shruti
The walk was really good. Well organised and thought of. We explore places generally but getting to know the history enriches the experience. I enjoyed the walk thoroughly, if only maybe a couple more spots would have been added to the itinerary of 3 hr walk, would be even better.

Would love to join for more.

This review was for Houses of Malgudi : Part I (Basavanagudi).
The walk was really good. Well organised and thought of. We explore places generally but getting to know the history enriches the experience. I enjoyed the walk thoroughly, if only maybe a couple more spots would have been added to the itinerary of 3 hr walk, would be even better.

Would love to join for more.

This review was for Houses of Malgudi : Part I (Basavanagudi).
PREETI Seshadri
Informative and interesting walk. Must do for regular Bangaloreans as well!
This review was for Houses of Malgudi : Part II in Malleswaram..
Informative and interesting walk. Must do for regular Bangaloreans as well!
This review was for Houses of Malgudi : Part II in Malleswaram..
Thulasi
It was an awesome walk with loads of information on the constructions of buildings and layouts in the pre-british era. We got visit inside of some of the heritage buildings and felt wonderful as being a Bangalorean never had a chance.
This review was for Houses of Malgudi : Part II in Malleswaram..
It was an awesome walk with loads of information on the constructions of buildings and layouts in the pre-british era. We got visit inside of some of the heritage buildings and felt wonderful as being a Bangalorean never had a chance.
This review was for Houses of Malgudi : Part II in Malleswaram..
Sayed Parvez Mustafa
A very good visit, with Ameen Ahmed giving a very informative talk along with maps and pictures. His thorough knowledge of the historical contexts contemporary to the period made the event most interesting. Unfortunately, the site is not maintained and a great opportunity to showcase an important period of Indian history is lost to the public. It is a credit to people like Ameen, who have the passion and commitment, that we can carry forward this legacy.
This review was for Indian weapons that ruled global battle fields- Tipu’s Armoury & Mysore Rockets.
A very good visit, with Ameen Ahmed giving a very informative talk along with maps and pictures. His thorough knowledge of the historical contexts contemporary to the period made the event most interesting. Unfortunately, the site is not maintained and a great opportunity to showcase an important period of Indian history is lost to the public. It is a credit to people like Ameen, who have the passion and commitment, that we can carry forward this legacy.
This review was for Indian weapons that ruled global battle fields- Tipu’s Armoury & Mysore Rockets.
Pradeep David
Very interesting but some houses were highly unkempt.
This review was for Houses of Malgudi : Part I (Basavanagudi).
Very interesting but some houses were highly unkempt.
This review was for Houses of Malgudi : Part I (Basavanagudi).
Shraddhanjali Singh
Our guide Ameen was very knowledge and was able to answer all our questions very well. The best thing about the walk was that it was informative without being judgemental and the information given was honest and emparted in an engaging way.

Difficult questions were handled very well.

Ameen covered everything in an interesting way and I look forward to going to Mysore and learning more about Tipu Sultan.

Our walk did end a slightly later than we expected ( since it started late), which in turn delayed us for a lunch appointment but apart from that it was an enjoyable Sunday morning.

This review was for In the Footsteps of the "Tiger of Mysore"..
Our guide Ameen was very knowledge and was able to answer all our questions very well. The best thing about the walk was that it was informative without being judgemental and the information given was honest and emparted in an engaging way.

Difficult questions were handled very well.

Ameen covered everything in an interesting way and I look forward to going to Mysore and learning more about Tipu Sultan.

Our walk did end a slightly later than we expected ( since it started late), which in turn delayed us for a lunch appointment but apart from that it was an enjoyable Sunday morning.

This review was for In the Footsteps of the "Tiger of Mysore"..
V Nagaraj
Ameen the guide was a great guy. Very knowledgable and passionate about the tour subject. I think in this tour 'Footsteps of the Tiger of Mysore' there was very less to see and also we spent more time than needed having breakfast at an average hotel. Suggest provide returnable individual reading material relevant to tour during the tour duration. Overall, it was an interesting experience
This review was for In the Footsteps of the "Tiger of Mysore"..
Ameen the guide was a great guy. Very knowledgable and passionate about the tour subject. I think in this tour 'Footsteps of the Tiger of Mysore' there was very less to see and also we spent more time than needed having breakfast at an average hotel. Suggest provide returnable individual reading material relevant to tour during the tour duration. Overall, it was an interesting experience
This review was for In the Footsteps of the "Tiger of Mysore"..
Razvi
beautiful place
This review was for Once upon a time in Johnson market..
beautiful place
This review was for Once upon a time in Johnson market..
Shubha
Explore the heritage of Karnataka and know more about history through Devarayana Durga Heritage Walk. Visit to the temple at Devarayana Durga and walk to many heritage places located in and around the Devarayana Durga.
This review was for Devarayana Durga Heritage Walk- Temples, Forts, Forests and Tatte idlis.
Explore the heritage of Karnataka and know more about history through Devarayana Durga Heritage Walk. Visit to the temple at Devarayana Durga and walk to many heritage places located in and around the Devarayana Durga.
This review was for Devarayana Durga Heritage Walk- Temples, Forts, Forests and Tatte idlis.
Shubha
Pettah walk in Nagarathpet: The silk tales is a superb place to find out about silk and weaving techniques. Walk on the streets of Pettah area in Bangalore and take a glimpse of culture of the city that reminds of old times.
This review was for Pettah walk in Nagarathpet : The silk tales..
Pettah walk in Nagarathpet: The silk tales is a superb place to find out about silk and weaving techniques. Walk on the streets of Pettah area in Bangalore and take a glimpse of culture of the city that reminds of old times.
This review was for Pettah walk in Nagarathpet : The silk tales..
Anil
very nice
This review was for Ramzan Iftar in Frazer town.
very nice
This review was for Ramzan Iftar in Frazer town.
Jeenu Jaison
An absolutely amazing experience! Even though I live in Malleswaram, I never knew there's so much history to the place. Thanks to Mansoor, I got to know a lot about my neighbourhood and fulfilled my dream of visiting the old houses in the place. Yes, I have a totally irrational love towards the old houses and Malleswaram still have many such houses, thankfully.

Great job by Mansoor and team! A big Thank You :-)

This review was for Houses of Malgudi : Part II (Malleswaram).
An absolutely amazing experience! Even though I live in Malleswaram, I never knew there's so much history to the place. Thanks to Mansoor, I got to know a lot about my neighbourhood and fulfilled my dream of visiting the old houses in the place. Yes, I have a totally irrational love towards the old houses and Malleswaram still have many such houses, thankfully.

Great job by Mansoor and team! A big Thank You :-)

This review was for Houses of Malgudi : Part II (Malleswaram).
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Our walks are different and cover a wide range of topics including history, heritage, culture, food and spiritualism. These are led by Bengaluru-born hosts who have experienced heritage up-close locally with a global perspective.

You may be a resident who doesn't want to visit your usual neighbourhood mall or a traveller wanting a different experience, come see Bengaluru sans the 'make-up'. Come walks its streets and get up close with its inhabitants. Come discover the true Bengaluru or ‘Namma’ (‘our’) Bengaluru that we residents proudly refer it to. We are a group of Bengalureans who take pride in helping residents as well as visitors, experience the heritage – human and natural, within and around this historic city. From forts, colonial bungalows, centuries’ old gardens and bazaars to diverse food and spiritualism - we help our guests explore the known and not-so-well-known facets of this historic city.

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Bengaluru by Foot Mon, 17 Jan
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Once upon a time in Johnson market.
Come talk a walk with us as we discover Johnson market & it's surroundings in a whole new perspective. We not only explore this tiny little British era market ,we also learn more about the Shia connection to this area. Decades ago a man from Persia decided to make this area his home. Today there are a few roads and localities named after him and his descendants which most Bangaloreans don't know about.

Also on the agenda are a visit to a legendary bakery in this area, sipping some Sulaimani chai, learning about the martyr's of Karbala & paying a visit at the local church.

After a quick introduction about this area, we will visit the heritage spots in this area. In between byte's of history, we will be having bites of the local delicacies too.

Instructions;

Please wear comfortable footwear and keep a cap handy too,

Please keep an umbrella or raincoat at hand,

Since we will be visiting places of worship it is advised to be appropriately dressed for this,

Photography is allowed at most places unless specified or mentioned.

Please carry your own drinking water bottles too.

Dress code : Please wear appropriate clothes as we will be visiting a few places of worship.

Bengaluru by Foot Mon, 17 Jan
Some snaps from last Sunday's walk. Very grateful to Suresh Jayaram for conducting this walk for us once again.

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Bengaluru by Foot Mon, 17 Jan
Some snaps from last Sunday's morning walk.

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Bengaluru by Foot Thu, 13 Jan
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Bengaluru by Foot Sat, 08 Jan
Some snaps from yesterday's walk.

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Bengaluru by Foot Sat, 08 Jan
Some snaps of our food walk conducted on Saturday.

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Bengaluru by Foot Sat, 08 Jan
Last week we did a customized tour for two guests from Down Under. The tiur included a rickshaw ride, a nice south Indian lunch & sight seeing in the Pettah, Basavanagudi & Lalbagh.

Some snaps of our food walk conducted a couple of days ago for guests from the Ireland, England, US & South Africa. #BangaloreHistory #BangaloreHeritage #HeritageWalks #KarnatakaHeritage #IndiaHeritage #Bangalore #Bengaluru #BangaloreWalk #Benbyfoot #Pettahheritage #Pettahwalk #Bengalurubyfoot #BangalorefoodWalks #Basavanagudiheritage #Basavanagudiwalks

Bengaluru by Foot Sat, 08 Jan
Some snaps of our food walk conducted a week ago for students of IIM. #BangaloreHistory #BangaloreHeritage #HeritageWalks #KarnatakaHeritage #IndiaHeritage #Bangalore #Bengaluru #BangaloreWalk #Benbyfoot #Bengalurubyfoot #BangalorefoodWalks #Basavanagudiheritage #Basavanagudiwalks
Bengaluru by Foot Sat, 08 Jan
Bengaluru by Foot added an event.
Gustav Krumbiegel & Lalbagh.
This is a special walk to mark Gustav Krumbiegel's 151st birth anniversary as well as the Republic Day flower show. Visual artist, Suresh Jayaram, introduces us to `Urban Visionary Gustav Hermann Krumbiegel (1865-1956) a German horticulturist and one of the chief architects of Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, who was responsible for creating Bangalores Garden City identity.

The Mysore State was envisioning itself to be a model state and Mysore a royal city in India. The enlightened King Krishnarajendra Wodeyar and his Dewan Sir Mirza Ismail (from 1926 to 1941), were both great lovers of gardens and parks. Sir Mirza created gardens, parks and beautiful squares in towns and cities. The citizen was envisioned to be a disciplined, productive and progressive member of society. The city was supposed to be designed to enhance these visions.

Bangalore and Mysore during the colonial times were emerging as fertile labs to experiment with the harnessing of nature; trees and plants were imported, acclimatized and nurtured to become part of the local landscape. In the early 19th Century the German Horticulturist G.H.Krumbiegel, with his intimate knowledge of tree species and city planning, was articulating landscape design as an occupation in the larger public works department in the Mysore Kingdom. He was ahead of his time and set a trend in the Indian subcontinent, in the process creating an unsurpassed horticultural legacy. HC.Javaraya and Mari Gowda continued this legacy in their individual styles.

The G.H. Krumbiegel project was an archival exercise, an attempt to recall the legacy of Gustav Hermann Krumbiegel (1865-1956), a German horticulturist and one of the chief architects of the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Bangalore. He was responsible for creating Bangalores Garden City identity. He introduced several exotic trees into the city and curated the planting of species that flowered serially (serial blossoming, as it was called). The city is deeply indebted to him, but except for a road named after him there is no official public acknowledgement thereof.

Keen to recognize a Germans contribution to the state of Karnataka during the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore,Suresh Jayaram curated a collection of essays and art exploring Krumbiegels legacy and other aspects of this visionarys figures role in the history of the city was brought out in 2010, titled G.H. Krumbiegel: "Whatever He Touched, He Adorned."

In tribute to Krumbiegel, and as a contemporary response to his work, a multimedia show curated by Suresh Jayaram was also organized the same year, bringing together the work of nine artists. Belonging to Bangalore, and being part of its changing landscape, they reflect a concern with the environment and the critical urban situation.

The curated walk will emphasize the environment and the making of the Garden City as a Utopia; a city envisioned as a planned landscape and explore the changing landscape of Lalbagh down the ages.

We are very obliged to Mr.Suresh Jayaram for once again "volunteering" to conduct this walk for us. For more details send an email to "bengalurubyfoot@gmail.com".

Note: The walk fees of 600/- INR includes entrance to the gardens & "snacks" too. There is also a 25% discount for senior citizens above 60 years and children in the age group of 9 to 16 years. The camera cost will have to be borne by the walkers on their own.

Note:All profits will go for a Coffee table book on Lalbagh.

Bengaluru by Foot Sat, 01 Jan
We welcome the new year with a story on the efforts of Mansoor Ali, our co-founder, in documenting the history and helping conserve the heritage of Namma Bengaluru. In today's Deccan Chronicle.
Mansoor Ali: Mapping citys history on foot
A love for history combined with his interest in architecture led him to start Bengaluru by foot six years ago.
Bengaluru by Foot Sat, 30 Dec
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Basavanagudi [Thindi] breakfast.
This is a purely vegetarian breakfast food walk in the veggie paradise of Basavanagudi. They say on a food walk only the food does all the talking, so come taste some delicious Khali dosa, neer dosa, set dosa, chow chow baat, damrot, idli,poori-sagu, vada, rava idli, rava vada, nippattu, etc in between sips of tea & filter coffee. If this doesn't satisfy your hunger, we can always grab a Davangere "Benne" dosa, a sagu masala dosa or a puliyogere. As for the names of the outlets, our lips are tied. Come join this walk and discover the best places to grab a meal in this part of town.

So join us as we take you on an early morning breakfast walk to some of the iconic as well as heritage food spots in namma Basavanagudi. You can catch up with your sleep after having a nice "unlimited" breakfast with us on a Sunday morning.

The cost of the walk is 600/- all inclusive. To register send full contact details to "bengalurubyfoot@gmail.com". Get your tickets now!

Bon apetit foodies.

Bengaluru by Foot Sat, 30 Dec
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Houses of Malgudi : Part II in Malleswaram.
This is another popular walk of our's in Malleswaram. This walk focuses on the Urban planning techniques as well as the construction of heritage homes using technologies which are termed redundant nowadays.

This walk is not connected in anyways to the famous "Malgudi" days serial in anyways. "Mal" is for part two of our heritage homes walk in Malleswaram & "gudi" is for Basavanagudi where we are doing part 1 of this walk.

Thanks to the generous owners, we even get to take a peak inside these homes. Also included are tales about the old Malleswaram of yore, the history about the original builders of these houses, the planning of Malleswaram, construction techniques of old houses & the way to preserve these homes for future generations.

The walk starts with a nice breakfast at a heritage home with loads of history of it's own, which has now been converted into a hotel. Cost of this walk is 750/- including breakfast. 20% off for senior citizens & kids between 9 to 16 years.

For more details send an email to bengalurubyfoot@gmail.com.

PS : Not suited for those with any walk related ailments.

Bengaluru by Foot Sat, 30 Dec
Bengaluru by Foot added an event.
Houses of Malgudi : Part I (Basavanagudi)
Another popular walk of our's in Basavanagudi once again. This walk focuses on the Urban planning techniques as well as the construction of heritage homes using technologies which are termed redundant nowadays.

This walk is not connected in anyways to the famous "Malgudi" days serial in anyways. "Mal" is for part two of our heritage homes walk in Malleswaram & "gudi" is for Basavanagudi where we are doing part 1 of this walk.

Thanks to the generous owners, we even get to take a peak inside these homes. Also included are tales about the old Basavanagudi of yore, the history about the original builders of these houses, the planning of Basavanagudi, construction techniques of old houses & the way to preserve these homes for future generations.

The walk ends with a some nice snacks at a South Indian outlet which is a heritage home with loads of history of it's own.

Cost of this walk is 600/- with 25% off for senior citizens above 60 years & children between 9-16 years.

Bengaluru by Foot Sat, 30 Dec
Bengaluru by Foot added an event.
In the footsteps of the Tiger of Mysore.
A heritage walk that takes one to explore the numerous monuments associated with Tipu Sultan in the old parts of Bengaluru.

Join us, as we take you in the footsteps of the famous "Tiger of Mysore" or Tipu Sultan who is famous in history for his struggles against the British rule. This walk will be conducted in three parts

We begin the walk with how the name "Tipu" originated, followed by a visit to the graves of a few noble men associated with Tipu Sultan.

Next we narrate stories of courage and martyrdom during the battle of Bangalore as well as tales of confinement in the fort. We next take you on a royal darbar to Tipu Sultan's summer palace.

We end the walk with a visit to his last armory in Bangalore and talk about his rocket technology as well as heritage conservation.

The walk ends with a nice hearty breakfast at a South Indian outlet. Cost of this walk is 600/- with 25% off for senior citizens above 60 years & children between 9-16 years.

For any more details, please send an email to "bengalurubyfoot@gmail.com".

Note:

1. We need a minimum number of 4 people to conduct any event. In case we don't have such numbers, we reserve the right to cancel the event & issue a full refund to you.

2. For logistical reasons all our walks will have a maximum capacity of just 16 members.

3. Please book your tickets soon as our walks can sometimes get sold out within days of the bookings opening up.

4. Cost of this walk is INR 600/- with 50% off for senior citizens above 60 years & children between 9-16 years.

5. We take advance payment for all our walks and tours.

6. Once you buy the tickets, we will intimate you about the starting point of the walk.

7. If you are unable to attend the walk after purchasing the ticket, we can accomodate you on a similar walk over the next three months.

8. In case we are unable to conduct this walk, we will refund the full amount.

Bengaluru by Foot Sat, 30 Dec
Some snaps of our food walk conducted a couple of days ago for guests from the Ireland, England, US & South Africa.

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Bengaluru by Foot Tue, 26 Dec
Some snaps from last weekend's walk.

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Bengaluru by Foot Fri, 22 Dec
Some snaps from our walk held a few weeks ago.

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Bengaluru by Foot Tue, 19 Dec
Some clicks from our walk held a week ago.

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Bengaluru by Foot Wed, 06 Dec
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