Pettah walk in Nagarathpet – The Silk Tales
Bengaluru By Foot organizes Pettah walk in Nagarathpet – The Silk Tales
On the fourth walk of Bengaluru by Foot in Kempe Gowda’s “Pettah” area, The 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 the guests will be visiting 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 time permits 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 Events High: http://bit.ly/2ccSb4L
Saturday | 18th March 2017 | 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM