Bengalurubycycle in collaboration with Unhurried walking tours is organising a Special guided tour on the historical part of the Bengaluru City. We have named it Sultan Tour.
The tour is named after the great king of Mysore, Tipu Sultan. His passion for modern weapons, horticulture is well known. In the Sultan tour, you will cycle and walk through some beautiful hidden old places of Bengaluru.
A day of cycling, walking, eating sumptuously along with some interesting stories about 1700's Bengaluru will be one of the memorable experiences of a lifetime.
Highlight’s of the Tour
You start the cycling at VV Puram,next to Subramanya Swamy Temple
Head towards 200 year old Tipu Sultan Palace, learn more about Tipu Sultan inside the palace.
You will next visit Tipu Sultan Armoury, almost unknown to outer world, hidden in the busy streets of modern Bengaluru city
You will next pedal to 250 year old area of Siddapura famous for plant nurseries.
You will also visit a house which is more than a century old.
You will pass through an old Someshwara Temple in the heart of the Siddapura Village
You will then head towards Lalbagh, and walk inside Lalbagh. You will learn about unique trees and hidden nuggets of history.
Continue walking towards VV Puram Chat Street and end the tour savouring wide variety of bangalorean food.
Date : Feb 11th , Mar 11th.
Meeting Point : VV Puram,next to Subramanya Swamy Temple ,Sajjan Rao Circle.
History has this uncanny way of seducing you, and inducing sentiments which one can never imagine. Standing at the edge of one of the platforms in the Palace, the sheer view of the Palace triggers a melancholic connect to the past.
As one explores the insides of the Palace, one can feel the strides of the Sultan and his royal tiger-like gaze following you. As soon as you enter the gates, one sees that the well-textured Palace is flanked by gardens on two sides. This is a cold reminder of the recent past of Bangalore’s robust green cover.
A Farsi inscription on the entrance wall, declares this Palace as the “Abode of Happiness” and the “Envy of Heaven”.
Tipu Sultan Armoury
One of the four armouries Tipu Sultan built over 200 years ago, when he waged a long, relentless war against the British. This is where the Tiger of Mysuru, who introduced rocket artillery to the world, stored his cache of ammunition.
Jangama Siddis were residents of this village 300 years back, hence the name. We cycle you through this historic village, now the heart of Bengaluru City. Your heart will burn at the toll urbanisation which has led to big apartments taking over nurseries. Now there are hardly 20 nurseries left out of 100. Still cycling in this pristine forested land makes you forget you are inside a Mega city.
Someshwara Temple, 300 year old nurseries, Kalyani, some old houses, wonderful residents of Siddapur and not to forget the fantastic cool weather of Siddapura all takes you back to the old world charm of Bengaluru. No doubt this cycling experience leaves a lasting experience in you.
Bangalore's most popular tourist destination is Lalbagh. Lalbagh, which means, Red Garden, was commissioned by de facto ruler of Mysore, Hyder Ali and his son, Tipu Sultan.
From being a ruler's pleasure garden, Lalbagh has transformed into a botanical park with many unique trees from around the world, thanks to generations of dedicated horticulturists.
Join us as we step into pockets of silence and greenery, listen to stories of some unique trees & their utility & cultural importance to people around the world.
Visweswarapuram or VV Puram was an extension to the city in 1918. It is named after the Diwan of Mysore Kingdom, Sir M Visweswaraya, whose bust adorns the entrance to the Market road.
Today, it’s known as VV Puram, and the Market Road is famous for delicious South Indian snacks that range from traditional holige, nippattu, gulkan to chaats and corn masala.
Explore, with us, the area, and its people and of course the variety of food at the city’s own ‘Eat Street’.
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Map & Directions
Map & Directions
VV Puram, Next to Subramanya Swamy Temple, Sajjan Rao Circle Next to Subramanya Swamy Temple, Sajjan Rao Circle
A. Hi Diksha, Please reach out to the organizer for this purpose. Yes, bicycle will be provided to you for this event. Please use below link for booking your ticket: https://www.eventshigh.com/detail/Bangalore/263ac14e9ae4f34296982441ae894f60--Sultan-Tour-With-Bengalurubycycle Thank You EH