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Pettah walk in Nagarathpet : The silk tales

December 21, 2016

Pettah walk in Nagarathpet : The silk tales
Organized by Bengaluru by Foot.

Fourth walk of the organizers in Kempe Gowda’s “Pettah” area, guests are taken on a darshan of one of the most popular temples in Bangalore which is also associated with the popular Karaga festival.

Soon after you will be taken to a wrestling akhada or garadi mane to get a glimpse of how warriors were trained in the sport of wrestling a long time ago before the advent of gyms in Bangalore.

But the main focus of this walk is a visit to the last few surviving weaver’s in this area who are engaged in the process of reeling & dyeing silk yarn as well as weaving it. Everyone walks into the comforts of an air conditioned showroom to buy a sarees, but come see the hard work which goes into making a silk saree.

If you still have time you might also pay respects at the tombs of a few Sufi warriors who were martyred during the III Anglo-Mysore war in 1791.

The walk ends with a nice hearty breakfast at a South Indian outlet.
Cost of this walk is 600/- with 25% off for senior citizens above 60 years & children between 9-16 years.

Tickets available online on Eventshigh:

Walk on Saturday | 24th December 2016 | 7:30 – 10:30 AM

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