Events & Activities


JOINT WALK WITH “BENGALURU BY FOOT” — In Search of the Tiger in Nandi Hills; and in the Footsteps of Cornwallis!

Starting:
24th October 2017

JOINT WALK WITH “BENGALURU BY FOOT” — In Search of the Tiger in Nandi Hills; and in the Footsteps of Cornwallis!

Brought to you by Bengaluru by Foot and Nandi Valley Walks – Bengaluru’s dedicated heritage walk / tour companies.

Join heritage lover Ameen Ahmed from ‘Bengaluru by Foot’ on a day’s journey to Devanahalli and Nandi Hills, as he tries to discover the origins and life of Tipu Sultan (‘Tippoo Saib’ as the British called him).

And, then, almost as if Tippoo Saib meets his nemesis, the British, in battle!

Hook-up with passionate local historian, Siddharth Raja of ‘Nandi Valley Walks’, who – along with Ameen – will lead you through the ‘Siege of Nundydroog’ in 1791, retracing vignettes of the “John Company”-walas: the forgotten histories of Major Gowdie and General Medows; under the command of The Earl Cornwallis, in their fight with the Sultan.

Our section of the tour starts at 9:45 a.m. at the Bhoganandishwara Temple. PLEASE WRITE TO US AT “NANDIVALLEYWALKS@GMAIL.COM” FOR ALL DETAILS + COSTINGS + LOGISTICS. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A VARIATION ON OUR REGULAR OFFERING; AND, HENCE, DETAILS AND COSTINGS VARY –ASK AND WE SHALL TELL!

Rest of the schedule is as follows:

07:00 – 07:45: Gather & have breakfast at Swathi Gardenia, Hebbal, Sahakarnagar, Bellary Road. Leave for Devanahalli Fort at 07:45.

08:30 – 09:15: Devanahalli Fort.

09:45 – 10:30: Bhoganandeeshwara Temple, Nandi village – capture 1,200 years of historical ebbs and flows with ‘Nandi Valley Walks’.

10:30 – 12:15: Walk to Sultanpete village – British cemetery, Sultanpete masjid. Tales of 3rd Anglo Mysore War, Maratha-Mysore Wars.

12:30 – 13:15: Veg Lunch at QVC Hills at the foothills of Nandi Hills – hosted by ‘Nandi Valley Walks’. Leave for the top of Nandi Hills.

13:30 – 15:00: Tipu’s summer lodge; Nandi fort including probably the last surviving turret/ observatory post of Haidar & Tipu era anywhere in the Old Mysore state; Mirza Ismail’s kalyani; Tipu Sultan’s prayer chabootra; British-era structures.

16:00: Back to Bengaluru.

Contact:
Bengaluru by Foot: Ameen Ahmed @ +91 9035888429.
Nandi Valley Walks: Siddharth Raja @ +91 9845371357 / Priya Rao @ +91 9880932380.

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