The pete (pronounced pay-tay) is the oldest part of modern Bangalore. Take a walk within a fort constructed by Kempe Gowda, and straight into the past as the journey of five centuries is concisely retold in a few hours.
All the history buffs love this walk as it is the journey of a Medieval Bengaluru to the modern day IT city. Even if you aren’t high on history, the colourful markets, ancient temples, the hustle and bustle of the old streets which are today a wholesale market area will keep you busy and excited. For the camera wielding ones, it’s a photographer’s paradise!
3 hour guided walk
Local snacks/brunch at the end of the walk
This walk is advisable only in the mornings as it is a heavy traffic zone and the streets are narrow.
While safe bottled water is available, there are no decent toilets in the area. The only toilet stop is at the end of the walk in the eatery where we go for brunch.
If you have dust allergies, please do have anti allergic tablets handy. Please also inform us beforehand if you have any food allergies.
Age Limit: Participants must be 8 years of age or older
Physical Requirements: Participants must be able to stand and walk for a couple of hours without assistance
Cancellation Policy: Less than 3 days before the start date of the Experience – No Refund
Reschedule Policy: No reschedule permitted
A walk through time
You will be walking through one of Bangalore’s oldest settlements, filled with mazes of tiny streets, communities of professionals buzzing with energy, and the typical South Indian life.
Get a view of the City’s glorious heritage, often overridden by the ’modern’ side of Bangalore.
The different markets
Visit the rice-pete, jeweler’s-pete, small-pete, large-pete, the little shops of local produce and century-old temples tucked away behind posters of Kannada films, where the old city breathes a different breath of today’s Bangalore.
It will be a 3-hour walk and the distance covered will be approximately 2 kilometres
The participants can bring a cap/umbrella based on the season, a bottle of water and any specific medication you need to take.
It’s a very busy market area and getting a spot in the parking zone in front of the market is very slim. You could try parking on the road behind Freedom Park or in the City Civil Court area.