The Garden City of Bangalore has now earned itself the name ‘the silicon valley of India’. Representing a potpourri of people and culture this IT hotbed is also a major centre of art, music, dance and dazzling nightlife. Bangalore boasts of pleasant climate, massive green gardens, natural lakes, stunning architectural landmarks, enormous shopping malls, and the finest restaurants and pubs.
On the Vineyard trail
The region’s premier winery offers a unique opportunity to experience the delights of winemaking. A tour of the vineyard and the winery affords special tasting of Grover Vineyards’ award-winning wines, the sight of real oak barrels and a delectable lunch in the exquisite garden overlooking the pond. Read more
Revival Arts in Villages
Head to the Dance village of Nrityagram founded by the reputed Odissa dancer Protima Gauri Bedi and get an introduction about the Classical Dance form. F Follow with a visit of the eco-resort Our Native Village and experience the old village life. Reviving interest in forms of Indian art through wall murals, culture called Veerakallus (Hero stones), herbal medicinal plants, sustainable living through eco and sustainable practices, etc… Read more
Start your heritage journey with a walk through the Snake temple area, the old alleyways and explore what goes on in them: some art, some craft, some tradition, some religion.. Gossip with locals over tea or coffee at a local, old café. Follow with a guided walk through a Farmers market selling wholesale flowers, fruit, vegetables, spices, then take an historical drive through the city’s old roads and Parliament area. End your tour with a mug of beer at an up-beat restaurant…
Aptly called the Palace City, Mysore captures the charisma of royal life in full form and blends it with the present. Famed ornate palaces, well-tended gardens, well planned roads and lively, colourful markets mark the city. Take in the simple unhurried lifestyle of the locals, the rich art and culture, rustling silks, the unmistakable aroma of sandalwood and Mysore jasmine flowers, the sweet taste of Mysore Pak and more.
The ideal way to experience Mysore is the walking tour that gives a glimpse of the locals’ way of life, visits to beautiful old monuments, colourful market places and ancient temples. Read more
Indian style Wrestling
Witness a demonstration of Kushti - Traditional India style wrestling. In India, wrestling takes place in a clay or dirt pit. It isn't just a sport - it's an ancient subculture where wrestlers live and train together and follow strict rules on everything from what they can eat to what they can do in their spare time. Their focus is on living a pure life, building strength and honing their wrestling skills.
Mysore’s delicacies have found their way into the menu card of Indian restaurants all over the world. From Mysore Pak, the sweet named after the city to Mysore Masala Dosa and Mysore Bonda, there is a delicious choice of food.
Catch the artisans at work and discover how wooden elephants, tigers and chessboards are made. Be awed by the art passed on and perfected by generations.
Heritage Night Walk of Mysore in Dasara
Dasara is when the normally slow and peaceful city comes to life with every street bustling with activity. On the guided walk in the evening one gets to appreciate the illuminations and get familiar with the history and the significance of this colourful festival.
Visit the microbreweries around Bangalore for a swig of chilled beer
Indulge your royal side with a visit to the opulennt Mysore Palace
Take in the breathtaking sunset atop Chamundi Hills in Mysore
Take a autorickshaw ride around historic mysore savouring mouth watering street food.