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Fivefarms Coffee- From farm to cup
Coffee is an annual crop, and not all of it can be experienced in three hours. We'll start the tour showing you images of the complete cycle. You'll then be wearing the farmers' hat (literally) for a tour of the estate. Depending on which season you visit, you could also help with the job of the day: whether it's transplating young plants from the nursery, checking for fragrant coffee blossoms or picking ripe red berries. If lucky, you'll also sight some four-legged wild visitors. Once back from the estate, you'll get to see a complete roasting and if time permits, we'll roast two batches personalised for you that you can take home. End the tour with a traditional vegetarian lunch in our homestead with a perfect South Indian filter 'Kaapi' or a French press brewed by you ...This is as fresh as it can get! Other things to note During rains you might be bit by leeches. Tour guide will be prepared with adequate medical measures. The plantation is regularly visited by wild animals. You will be advised to stay close to the tour guide.
Day-hiking with TheBangaloreGuy
This experience will teleport you from Bangalore traffic to PEACE. **Where will we go?** SATURDAY: Popular/Famous treks like Skandagiri, Savandurga, Anthargange, etc. SUNDAY: Offbeat trek to non-touristy peaks. All locations on my blog www dot TheBangaloreGuy dot com **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 (map location: 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.
Garden City
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.
Roti - An Introduction to Indian breads
Cook (4 types of) bread and share some bread. Paired with traditional accompaniments. Along the way we will trade stories, discuss the local food and beverages scene and enjoy a nourishing meal with local craft beer. Other things to note : Contact me if dates you are looking for are not available. There is a 50% chance that I might be able to reschedule my other class (Introduction to Dosa) and open up availability to this class for you. If you have any other questions regarding this experience, feel free to contact me.
Spellbinding Lagoon Trek
We'll escape the heat and crowded beaches by hiking through the Mahadei Wildlife Sanctuary's tall lush forest to a hidden gem. We'll leave for the village in the extreme east, prepare to be cut off from the rest of the world once we get to the rural village. Following a warm welcome, we'll eat an authentic local breakfast to fuel us for the journey ahead. The trail that leads to the lagoon will leave marveled with the tall lush forest canopy. Depending on your fitness level, the hike to the lagoon will take about 25-35 minutes. You'll be fascinated by the beautiful blue water as we approach the lagoon after descending the slope. Prepare to swim, relax, and splash your way around this lovely lagoon. All the Swimming and splashing around will undoubtedly whet your hunger for a delicious lunch. After that, we'll drive to the village to eat an authentic local Lunch prepared with care just for us. As we return to our own homes, you will be amazed by how the locals live in these tranquil forests and wishing you could spend more time there.
Walk in a serene historical garden in the heart of the city
This a nature oriented walk in the Lalbagh Botanical Garden where you can view the rare trees and medicinal plants that thrive here. You can watch the parrots,egrets,pelicans,spotted owls and a variety of birds in their natural environment. Ducks swimming across the calm lake and the cormorants diving into the clear waters for a quick bite,will keep you entertained! The amazing variety of flowers is the show stealer! Steaming hot coffee and fluffy idlis will be a welcome treat at the end of this walk.
Kayak the Mangroves in Coastal MALPE
We will arrive at the base camp ZONE 51 MALPE & change to clothes appropriate for the waters. On the backwaters we will teach you how to get into the kayak & the movement of the paddling & things to do & not to do in the kayak. As you enter and maneuver the kayak, we will wear the life jacket and go away immediately with your single or double kayak. Our mission is to make you fall in love with nature and we will let you retrace all the points that have surprised us, but we will immerse you in it and show you all of its beauty in one fell swoop like in a lightning strike. We will see the nature which is not explored very closely. After exploring the backwaters we will land our kayaks in the sand banks of the backwater & try to dig clams which is an occupation of local fisherman during the seasonal time. We will return to our base & freshen up & have snacks & watch the sun settle for the day…!!!
Street Food Tour and Shopping in Bangalore
1. Pick up at Vijayanagar Metro station. 2. Exploring the food streets of Vijayanagar for pure vegetarian chats, main course and local desserts along with exotic beverages. This takes a lot of time and i bet 200 bucks you would love this!!! 3. Intensive Shopping at local street market. Make sure you have space in your bags for goods. Exotic fruits, sweets, confectionery, chocolate, spices, talismans and souvenirs. 4. Coffee at Indraprastha restaurant. 5. Dropping back to Vijayanagar Metro station. Other things to note Don't bring too much luggage be free to move and have space for shopping in your bags
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.
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: Slacklining is a great way to get outside and experience the great park culture of Bangalore.
Areca Farm Walk
Areca farms are found mostly in the coastal region of Karnataka and we provide an unique farm walk experience. You will walk around wast 6 acres of areca plantation and explore the flaura/fauna. Off-course you can take a lot of pictures :)
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.
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!
Cafe Hopping and Conversation
Cafe Hopping !! There are so many cool and aesthetic cafes in Bangalore which makes up for any mood ,Variety of options from coffee lovers to delicious desserts to try . Bonus you get a good conversation with me about Bangalore . The cafes we would be visiting are mostly catering to Art and culture, and some DIY activities. All the locations are in Koramangala and Indiranagar , the pick up location is what mentioned in the AIRBNB . Incase you need help in reaching the location , do let me know. Also do mention about your food preferences and allergies.
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.
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