Day-hiking with TheBangaloreGuy
This experience will teleport you from Bangalore traffic to PEACE. The trek is easy and you'll enjoy it. Don't believe me? Check reviews :') I've answered all questions below! Feel free to DM. **Where will we go?** The list of trekking places is below. One of them. Our hiking destination always has a spectacular view and breeze. **How fit should I be?** If you can do 10,000 steps regularly, you will be a champion on this trek. **GROUP SIZE** 2-10 people. **TIMING** We leave at 5:30 AM (sharp) from Cubbon Park (Google map: HAL Aircraft display) and return by 1PM. **TRANSPORTATION** Any cab expense is NOT included in the booking. You are free to Bring-Your-Own-Car or share the cab that all other guests have. (I will manage the shared cab) ** CHECK-LIST** -- Highly recommended: water bottle, full pants and sports/trekking shoes. -- Good-to-have: Sunscreen, chocolates/fruits, umbrella, cap, jacket. -- Additionals: ODOMOS (if you have sensitive skin), anything else you've needed on treks in past. List of treks: 1. Makalidurga 2. Antaragange Caves 3. Skandagiri Night trek 4. Nijagala Betta 5. Kaiwara Hills 6. Handi gundi Betta 7. Ramadevara Betta 8. Channagiri Betta 9. Hurtidurga Betta 10. Savanadurga Hills 11. Chinaga Betta 12. Madhugiri Betta 13. Bilikal Rangswamy Betta 14. Bheemana Kindi Betta 15. Horagina Betta 16. Kauravkunda Betta 17. Kabbalidurga
Beer sampling along with brewery tour at Big Barrel Brewpub
1. Pick up from Rajarajeshwari nagar metro station. 2. Visiting Big Barrel Brewpub micro breweries and having a tour of the brewery along with professional insight regarding the step by step brewing process. 3. Sampling of 4 different kinds of beer. 4. Complementary beer of your choice from the 4 samples. 5. 1 portion of Lotus stem and 1 portion of crunchy water chestnut. 6. Dropping back to Rajarajeshwari nagar metro station.
Experiencing Salarjung Museum & More
We will move towards Salarjung Museum directly from the pickup point. Salar Jung Museum of Hyderabad is the third largest museum in India. It was declared open on 16th December, 1951 by the first prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. Salarjung Museum is popularly known for being one of the largest one-man collection of the world, it is one of the most famous sightseeing places that must be visited. What makes Salar Jung Museum all the more special is its location. It is located quite close to the other tourist spots of Hyderabad such as Charminar, Mecca Masjid, High Court, State Central Library, etc. With a magnificent building that paves way into a rich history from all over the world, Salar Jung Museum is a place that no art lover or a history enthusiasts can miss. It is nothing less than a treasure house. Salar Jung Museum present wide range of artefacts which have been majorly collected by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan also known as Salar Jung III along with Nawab Turab Ali Khan (Salar Jung I) and his descendants. Mir Yousuf Ali Khan dedicated his entire life collecting antiques and artefacts and spent a considerable amount of his wealth collecting these. After a detailed guided tour of the Museum, we will then visit Roastery Coffee House which is known for one of the best coffee in the city & a great continental lunch.
Explore Golconda Fort & Qutb Shahi Tombs
We will move towards Golkonda Fort right from our pickup point at Shaikpet. The tour begins with an understanding of the Persian history of the Qutb Shahi dynasty who developed the fort and founded the city in 1591. As we enter, we will see the Indo-Persian mosque inside the fort, and will then climb up to checkout the architecture. Climbing up the fort will be an experience in itself with beautiful views of the city providing a great background for memorable pictures. A visit to the fort is a must for anyone and everyone who is visiting Hyderabad, as it will provide a glimpse into how a city existed within the walls of the Fort. We will then move to our next stop "Qutb Shahi Tombs" which is a short drive from Golconda Fort. There were 7 Qutb Shahi Kings, we will visit each of their tombs and learn more about their Empire. It will also help understand the city's connection to Persian culture. It will also throw light on Hyderabad's Culture and Tradition that exist today. With this tour, you'll get a good background about the existence of Hyderabad as a city and the great history behind it. You will also get an opportunity to buy a few souvenirs or gifts for your loved ones just outside the fort. Water will be provided during the tour. Once we are done, we will visit the famous Arabian Restaurant to savour on some authentic Turkish & Persian Delicacies for Lunch!
Lets get into the history and architecture details of the area around Cubbon park. We'll see some old (and new)buildings by historical figures and internationally recognised architects of India. We'd walk through the park and by some buildings in the centre of the city. We'll talk about design of the buildings and their place in the city in today's times.
Indian tea culture & Shisha/hookah
Indian tea also known as "chai" is integral part of Indian culture. It's brewed and enjoyed in different forms across the country. So I'd like to invite you on this wonderful experience, where you'd get a slice of Indian tea culture as we are going to talk about tea stories and history of tea in India over a cup of tea. If you are shisha (hookah) lover, I can made that for you as I am so much passionate about it! So basically we can pair tea & shisha. Also, I'd love to teach you how to prepare tea and shisha if you are interested.
A musical walk along the Marina Beach
Timing flexible (contact us). The promenade along Marina Beach is dotted with more than 10 statues on the beach side and faces heritage buildings and institutions of prominence on the other side of the Kamaraj Salai (road). The statues include those of historical importance and icons of Tamil literature. Starting from the Triumph of Labour statue (https://w3w.co/lyricism.prestige.rams), we will walk the (less than) 3 km stretch towards the Lighthouse at a gentle pace, taking in the sights and sounds. If you'd rather cycle than walk the way, we can arrange it by using bicycles that are available for hire. While both of us will be explaining the claim to fame of the various people now carved in stone, I will be bringing some of them to life through musical renditions of some of their more popular works. We will end our walk at the Lighthouse, climbing which offers stunning, rich views of the vibrant shoreline. (Visits to the Lighthouse are subject to its opening hours.) Based on your choice, this walk can be done at various time slots through the day. We would suggest slots closer to sunrise or late in the evening, as lesser vehicular traffic affords a better environment to listen to the songs performed. Other things to note As our starting and ending points are well apart, cab aggregators and public transport would be handy to get you to the starting point, which you can find at the what3words address ///lyricism.prestige.rams Download the free what3words app to find the precise location easily, even offline.
Simple. Scrumptious. SouthIndian.
Our activity is more of a LEARN & DINE experience. In our quaint and simple home, mum and I will host guests where they not only get to eat an elaborate, fresh& homecooked SouthIndian meal but also get to see how they are prepared and also involve in cooking an item or two. Once they arrive, we will serve them One welcome drink and 2 snacks (both veg or 1veg & 1 nonveg). We will then proceed to making some of the items. Guests can watch the detailed procedure of making 1 Snack/Salad, 1maincourse( special rice or gravy) and 1 dessert. They can not only watch but also involve themselves in the process of preparation,like the mis-en-place of the dish, etc which not only helps them get familiar with an Indian kitchen, but also native kitchen equipments, ingredients like vegs, spices, grains, flour, etc. Also, in an ALL-HANDS-IN activity, guests can individually choose to prepare one type of Indian bread like Puri, Akki Rotti (Rice), Ragi Rotti(Millet) or Chapatis, where they can do the prep, flattening them out and deep/shallow/pan fry them. They can also learn the art of making an southindian Dosa (battered thin crispy crepe). We finish with a full 6 course meal served by us! Other things to note It is best if they let us know about their dietary restrictions and preferences over vegetarian or non vegetarian food.
Kanchipuram Day Trip
I will take you to the temple town Kanchipuram, is an ancient city in Tamilnadu near chennai. We will visit to 8th century Kailasanathar Temple with intricate sandstone carvings. Kamakshi Amman Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple. Nearby, Kanchi kudil is a century old house displaying original furniture and local arts and crafts. Other things to note We are visiting religious related places, so need to wear appropriate dress which covers full leg
Learn to Swim with a Professional
I'll pick you up at KBR Park and then we will move to the Strokes Swimming Pool in Jubilee Hills. It is the best well maintained pool in Hyderabad. Once we arrive, we will change directly into our swim wear and get in the water at the shallow end. We will then start off with a few basic warm ups which will assist our body to loosen up and get accustomed to the temperature around. Post warm-ups, we will begin work on your swim skills, this will run for one hour and will include getting started with swimming and improving swim techniques such as Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly. The session will include complete assistance where I will make you aware about the proper swim techniques and how it can be mastered by practice. This activity is open for both Adults and Children.
Pearl Shopping & Much More at Lad Bazaar
We will begin with a shopping tour in the by lanes of Old City where you can find traditional and cultural handmade textile and pearls along with traditional and fancy Hyderabadi dresses. We will then visit the Gulzar Houz, Charkaman, Charminar and Makkah Masjid these are the historic places which were built more than 400 years by the Kings who ruled Hyderabad and have material which have been marked as priceless. Along the way, we will have my favourite Irani Tea along with Osmania Biscuit at Charminar which will energize us for the remaining tour. We will then visit LAD BAZAAR, it is located at a 5 minute walk from Charminar and is known for its fancy bangles and textile. Once we are done with shopping, we will visit the famous Shadab Restaurant to savour on some authentic Hyderabadi Delicacies including the very famous traditional and mouthwatering Hyderabadi Dum Biryani! They serve the best Hyderabadi food in town and is my go to place for Mutton Biryani any time.
Royal Evening at Falaknuma Palace & More
We will move to the Chowmahallah Palace right from our pickup point. The Palace tour includes two of the most beautiful and historic palaces built by the Nizams years ago. Grandeur of rulers, glory of its past, glimpse of their enigmatic way of living, are still alive in the form of these palaces, a place worth visiting when in Hyderabad. Beautiful spread of lawn, its green landscape with a huge water fountain presents a hypnotic sight and offers a peek into the architectural excellence of the Chowmahallah Palace We will then dive into more architectural brilliance at the Falaknuma Palace which is a short drive away. At the entrance gate, we will move into a Royal Horse Carriage taking us to the main courtyard where you will be welcomed with a shower of rose petals. Built by an Italian architect, it is one of the architectural wonders of 19th century and is referred as "mirror of the sky". The palace represents the glamour of Nizam era and its architectural beauty. It is said that Nizam was an ardent traveller who used to love collecting souvenirs from places around the world and this is one of the reasons why Falaknuma Palace houses such a rich collection. After the tour of the Falaknuma Palace, we will have an exquisite evening with high tea and snacks at the Taj Restaurant where you will be served as a royal, overlooking the city from the palaces famous balcony.
Guilt-free Culinary Indulgence
Love exploring local cuisine? But worried about the quality and hygiene factors? Carefully crafted and safe ahome-cooked Indian meal is the solution! Here you can enjoy an elaborate Indian Meal in a traditional thali form. A typical Indian thali comprises of tiny portions of a ll the courses into one large serving plate. You can choose to have a Vegetarian or a Non-vegetarian thali. The Vegetarian dishes include: pickles, chutney, starter, salad, indian breads, flavoured rice, vegetable accompaniment, plain rice, lentil curry, papads and desserts, along with a drink. The Non-Vegetarian Dish include: pickles, chutney, starter, salad, indian breads, flavoured rice, meat or egg accompaniment, meat curry, plain rice, lentil curry, papads and desserts, along with a drink. Other things to note Guests can feel free to let me know regarding their food preferences and any dietary restrictions or tolerances they have. The menu will be made that best suits the guest.
Learn slacklining at a beautiful park
No previous experience is required! This is what we'll do: - 5 minute meditation - 10 minute stretching - Learn to setup and take down the slack line - Learn to stand on the slack line, sit, and walk a few steps minimum on the slack line - Explore the park In case you don't know what slacklining is, "slacklining refers to the act of walking or balancing along a suspended length of flat webbing that is tensioned between two anchors. Slacklining is similar to tightrope walking." Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slacklining Slacklining is a great way to get outside and experience the great park culture of Bangalore.