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3 hour Sacred Bull walking tour in Bangalore with guide provided by 5 Senses Walks

3 hour Sacred Bull walking tour in Bangalore with guide

3 hour Sacred Bull walking tour in Bangalore with guide
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On this walking tour, experience the cultural heritage of Bangalore through its gardens, temples, and bazaars in the company of an experienced and well-read guide. The highlights include the story of the sacred bull, visit 240 acre Lalbagh Botanical Garden, traditional cuisine breakfast at a local eatery,  Dodda Ganapathy temple, the mystery of twilight sun light at Gavi Gandheswar temple and walk through the local bazaars.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 18983P24
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Lalbagh Botanical Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Bull Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Dodda Ganapathi Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Gandhi Bazaar
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
  • Lunch
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Hosur Road, Hosur Rd, Nanjappa Layout, Adugodi, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Gandhi Bazaar, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004, India
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Lalbagh Botanical Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Bull Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Dodda Ganapathi Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Gandhi Bazaar
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Hosur Road, Hosur Rd, Nanjappa Layout, Adugodi, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Gandhi Bazaar, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004, India
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Gandhi Bazaar, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004, India
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hosur Road
    Hosur Rd, Nanjappa Layout, Adugodi, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
    See address & details
  • 1
    Lalbagh Botanical Garden
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Bull Temple
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Dodda Ganapathi Temple
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Gandhi Bazaar
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Gandhi Bazaar
    Gandhi Bazaar, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004, India
    See address & details
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Louis jameson
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
Sacred bull heritage walk
Mar 2020 • Business
Satish picked us from the hotel in a clean and comfortable air conditioned car. We visited some incredible places including a 3 billion year old rock in a 240 acre garden. We also visited a temple built with astronomical markers. The cave temple has a shiva lingam which gets illuminated by sunlight on certain days of the year. Satish was a magnificent host and guide and took us to a local eatery for the best sambar and dosa i have ever had! This heritage walk is fun and entertaining and ranks up right at the top of the best walks i have done anywhere in the world.
Written 12 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jill W
Yeshwantpur, India162 contributions
Very enjoyable
Chandrasekhar was a wonderful guide. He went out of his way to make sure we enjoyed the tour. To begin with, as we arrived by metro, that put us on the wrong side of Lalbagh Park from where we were supposed to meet. He brought his car around to pick us up. That was so appreciated! “Shekar” was a fountain of information, and yet still fun and enjoyable to listen to. I, an American English speaker and my three guests, French English speakers, had very little difficulty understanding his excellent English. He was so patient, though, the times we needed to ask him to repeat something. All of the stops were interesting and the way he described things helped us to understand how all the pieces of information and places we saw fit together to better know Banglore. After the end of our tour Shekar recommended a place to eat. From what he was describing I realized it was a Thali-style meal on a banana leaf. Though I have experienced this a couple of times in the past, I did not feel confident enough in my knowledge to adequately explain it to my French guests. I asked if it would be possible for him to accompany us and lend his knowledge. He said he could do that and I was very glad he joined us.
I appreciate the Five Senses Travel Company who operate this tour because the cost covers all the entry tickets, and other expenses. (As lunch was not part of the tour, that was our expense).
Altogether a wonderful experience.
Written 18 February 2020
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Thanks for taking time out for this review. I am delighted you had a great time in this Sacred Bull Walk and enjoyed Chandrashekar's company! It was our pleasure.
Written 18 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mike
5 contributions
Sacred bull- walking tour in bangalore
Nov 2019 • Solo
I enrolled in the Sacred Bull Walk and it was quite an adventure. We came to bangalore on work and had a Sunday afternoon free. This 3 hour walk is a lovely way to understand and appreciate the local culture of bangalore. We visited a lovely garden where many poeple were exercising and doing yoga.i loved the 2 temples we visited where one had a Bull as the deity and the other was built in such a way that sun rays enter right inside a cave and magically light up the inside. Satish was a great guide who also arranged for us to grab a bite in a local joint. Amazing experience
Written 26 November 2019
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A Brit Abroad
2 contributions
Better than you could dream for
Kalpana was such a fun interesting guide. She's a Bangalore native, keen to show the hidden real city (like the cave temple) and to explain the customs and quirks of this varied city. My quirky questions were answered with insight and often laughter. While advertised as a 3 hour trip at 4 hours 30 mins in she was just asking what I wanted to see next. A driver and air conditioned car whisked us between venues. I had so much more fun and was profoundly moved by the tour. I could not recommend her more highly
Written 16 November 2019
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Jenny parson
Glasgow, UK7 contributions
Sacred bull walk
Aug 2019 • Friends
This was an amazing tour where Chandrasekhar our guide took us on a guided tour of the Lalbagh garden, followed by 2 amazing temples. The bull temple was colour ful and full of mystique. The Ganesh temple was also fantastic. We then went to another temple which was medieval and had been built with great precision to allow sun rays to enter the cave where the deity is kept. The sun lights up the cave on equinox day. It was an incredible experience.
Written 31 August 2019
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srinivas s
3 contributions
Scared bull walking tour
Aug 2019 • Family
This was one of the best walks i have ever done. Satish started the walk at lalbagh where he patiently explained to us about the different plants abd trees and later showed us some really old fossils and one of the oldest rocks on earth. We then visited the Bull temple and it was an incredible experience as we were told about ground nuts and the legend of the bull! The last temple was an ancient one built so precisely that the sun rays could illuminate the lingam placed inside the cave. Satish also took us to a chirpy bazaar and we had a great time
Written 18 August 2019
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5SensesTours
Hello and thanks so much. I am glad you found the Sacred Bull Walk enjoyable with Satish. It was our pleasure taking you to the 2 temples, a bazaar and the Lalbagh.
Written 21 August 2019
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Jason parker
New York City, NY5 contributions
Fascinating culture tour
Aug 2019
This is an awesome way of understanding the culture of Bangalore. Satish our guide, is a sea of knowledge when it comes to the history and traditions of this part of India. He took us to the oldest rock in India, told us about several flowers and trees in lalbagh and then about the legend behind the bull and why a temple was built for a bull instead of a God! The local food makes this a complete winner. Go ahead and do it.
Written 16 August 2019
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Muralidharan N
6 contributions
Fascinating walk in basavnagudi
Aug 2019
The sacred bull walk with 5 Senses was a terrific experience. Despite having some familiarity with the neighborhood, we were surprised by the guide's knowledge of the history of this place. Satish gave us a new perspective and we thoroughly enjoyed the botanical garden, the bull temple, the bazaar and the astronomically aligned temple of Gavi Gandheswar. I think this should be a must do for every visitor to Bangalore!
Written 16 August 2019
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Sambeet S
Bengaluru, India9 contributions
Amazing sacred bull walk
Sacred bull walk is a well thought out itinerary for anyone looking to explore bangalore and its history. I loved the way satish did this walk. He was full of energy and passion. He explained us about the origin of. Lalbagh and the billion year old rocks. He took us to the famous bull temple and although i have been before it was enlightening to learn about the legend and stories associated. The gavi gandheswar temple was amazing. Built to precision where on winter solstice day the rays come right inside a cave and show the shiva lingam! The gandhi bazaar walk was also fun. Highly recommended
Written 13 August 2019
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hotairballoon
4 contributions
Sacred bull walk
Aug 2019 • Friends
I signed up for the sacred bull walk and it turned out to be a fantastic way of learning about the cult culture and history of bangalore. Satish was a magnificent guide with so much Knowledge,. Patience and passion. He took us to lalbagh and told us about its evolution, then we saw 2 magnificent temples. The bull temple had a fascinating legend. Tbe gavi temple was incredibly engineered with sun light going straight inside the cave to illuminate the lingam during winter solstice. We ended the walk at a local bazaar. A splendid day
Written 13 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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