Shopping Tour of Bangalore
A shopping tour is perfect for you if you're a serious shopper, a designer looking to do good sourcing from India, if you're a clueless business traveler who'll get shovelled if you don't take home presents for your family, or if you're just a connoisseur of good taste and appreciate beautiful things. Below is a rough program outline, of course customisable to your needs, mood, and taste.Possible Shopping Program• Visit a silk weaver and watch his men at work on Jacquard machines, the oldest computerised weaving technology of fabric that replaced hand weaving. Also get a chance to see how he lives and works in a 100 year old building, with his extended family, all in the same game. • Take a walk down a lane dotted with small enterprises of embroiderers. Custom embroidery orders are taken by these people, most of whom happen to be men. • Go to a commercial hub where local shoppers abound in Indian fashion. Window shop while you walk down. • Take a food break in the middle of down town Bangalore, at a Dosa place known to have the city's best Butter Masala Dosa. • Drape a sari at the city's most popular and trusted Silk Store. • Try your hand at block printing a scarf for yourself. • Visit a designer home accessories boutique where the traditional art of block printing embodies a new age avatar to find itself a place in the modern context. • Visit a silver bender, who specialises in the rare, dying art of Filigree that was once used by Persian royalty to embellish their crockery. • Stop by for coffee at a carefully curated designer boutique in the heart of the city, that homes collections by designers from across the country.OTHER POSSIBLE INCLUSIONS • Antiques • Silks and fabric • Home accessories • Jewelry (precious and semi precious) • Custom tailors (for men and women, Western and Indian)
Mysore Private Day Tour
Discover the highlights of Srirangapatna and Mysore in one day on a private full-day tour from Bangalore. See the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sri Ranganthaswamy temple in Srirangapatna, along with the palace of Daria Daulat Bagh, and the Gumbaz Burial Chamber. In Mysore, take in the Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, Mysore Palace, and Devaraja Market. It’s worth the long drive to visit these top destinations during your Bangalore visit. • See stunning palaces, gardens, temples, and a local market • Private tour allows for more flexibility • Travel in a private vehicle, hotel pickup and drop-off provided Set out from Bangalore city at 7am. First, visit the Ramanagara silk cocoon market and stop for some traditional South Indian/Karnataka coffee and a snack (at own expense). Drive through toy town Channapatna, where traditional Indian toys are made, and through Mandya, where sugarcane fields feed the sugar industry. After, enjoy lunch by the River side near Srirangapattana (At your own expense)Tour the historic town of Shrirangapattana, outside Mysore. The entire town is enclosed by the river Kaveri to form an island. Visit the revered Sri Ranganthaswamy temple built in the ninth century and Tippu Sultans Summer Palace. Visit the Mysore Palace, historical palace and a royal residence at Mysore in the southern Karnataka state of India. It is the official residence of the Wadiyar dynasty and the seat of the Kingdom of Mysore.Wind the trip by visiting the Chamundi Hills, The patron Godess of Mysore Maharajahs. Other attractions that may be included in Mysore if time allows, including a visit the Mysore flower and bangle market.