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Unique things to do in Karnataka

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 :)
Culture walk
Let's start the tour at the Someshwar temple, where we will discuss about ancient Indian art and architecture. After this we head to Ulsoor lake for a walk, where we will talk about the colonial military settlement around this area. We will discus the significance of historical events, flora and fauna, the development of this region over the years. We end the walk at a cafe by the lake.
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.
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 Farm Fresh Cycling Adventure
Explore the outskirts of Bengaluru on a short countryside loop by bicycle, swerving to untreaded nooks and corners through the beautiful rural countryside and absorbing the beauty at your own pace. A colourful landscape unfolds here with brightly clothed village women. Here you can see a typical hamlet of Karnataka with people busy with farming. We get to discover kingfisher, cows, goats, peacocks and more along the way and a chance to take a native breakfast at a local farm.
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.
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!
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.
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