In Search of the Tiger in Nandi Hills; and in the Footsteps of Cornwallis
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Join "Bengaluru by Foot" on a day's journey to Devanahalli and Nandi Hills, as we try to discover the origins of Tipu Sultan ('Tippoo Saib' as the British called him) as well as some of the Tiger's haunts in Nandi, Sultanpet & Devanahalli.
Hook-up with passionate local historian, Siddharth Raja of ‘Nandi Valley Walks’, who – along with our own Ameen Ahmed – will lead you through the ‘Siege of Nundydroog’ in 1791, retracing vignettes of the “John Company”-walas: the forgotten histories of Major Gowdie and General Meadows; under the command of The Earl Cornwallis, in their fight with the Sultan.
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Sun., 30 Aug. 2015 – Schedule:
07:00 – 07:45: Gather & have breakfast at Swathi Gardenia, Hebbal, Sahakarnagar, Bellary Road. Leave for Devanahalli Fort at 07:45.
08:30 – 09:15: Devanahalli Fort.
09:45 – 10:30: Bhoganandeeshwara Temple, Nandi village – capture 1,200 years of historical ebbs and flows with ‘Nandi Valley Walks’.
10:30 – 12:15: Walk to Sultanpete village – British cemetery, Sultanpete Masjid. Tales of 3rd Anglo Mysore War, Maratha-Mysore Wars.
12:30 – 13:15: Veg Lunch at QVC Hills at the foothills of Nandi Hills – hosted by ‘Nandi Valley Walks’. Leave for the top of Nandi Hills.
13:30 – 15:00: Tipu's summer lodge; Nandi fort including probably the last surviving turret/ observatory post of Haidar & Tipu era anywhere in the Old Mysore state; Mirza Ismail's kalyani; Tipu Sultan's prayer chabootra; British-era structures.
16:00: Back to Bengaluru.
*Brought to you by 'Bengaluru by Foot' and 'Nandi Valley Walks' – Bengaluru’s dedicated heritage walk/ tour companies.
Ticket costs 1600/- for this tour including breakfast, lunch and transport in a Land Rover.