Explore B'luru on cycle this Tourism Day

Last Updated 25 September 2016, 20:46 IST
If you have lived in Bengaluru for years and have frequented the streets of MG Road, unaware of stories behind its heritage buildings, it’s time to register for the ‘Bangalore Cycle Walk’.

Organised by the department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka, and ‘Namma Cycle’, a private organisation, the cycle tours will mark ‘World Tourism Day’ on September 27.

The History trail will begin from MG Road, with an exploration of the iconic buildings in the area, including a visit to the DH offices. The 12-kilometre trail will educate the riders about the evolution of religion, sports, judiciary, postal system and education in the city.

Dr N Manjula, the director of the department of Tourism, said the ride aims at revitalising tourism in the city and promote culture and heritage. It also aims at creating a healthy city through sports and recreation.

The Heritage Trail, also 12 km, begins at the Lalbagh West Gate and will take participants to the Tipu Palace, Bull temple and Ramaseva Mandali, among other historic locations.

“The entire ride is free of charge, including cycles. However, the participants will also have an option to bring their own cycles too,” said Shankar of ‘Namma Cycle’.

The rides begin at 9 am on Tuesday and ends by 12.30 pm. With a large number of requests pouring in, the organisers are considering adding a second trip in the afternoon. In addition to a guide, participants can also learn more about the locations by scanning QR codes placed at the stops.

A visit to the Cubbon Park police station, known for their innovations, and the solar-powered Chinnaswamy Stadium are also included in the trail.
Interested can register at http://tour.nammacycle.in/
(Published 25 September 2016, 20:46 IST)

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