I have been in the tourism industry for since long and I love to explore places around the world and also all across India.
Covid Pandemic has bought all my tourism-related activities on hold, yet my love for travel has not been diminished.
Speaking about this, I had explored places in and around Karnataka (the state where I put up) and recently I had a chance to explore the capital city of Bengaluru with a hint of green touch.
Along with India Tourism Bengaluru, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India I explore my city, the city in which I have witnessed rapid growth over the past decade, the city in which I grew up and the city which I explored each nook and corner over the years.
(I had previously explored the town of Channapatna and the art of toy making along with India Tourism and this was my second chance)
With a green initiative and as a part of the “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” event the tourism wing of the government had collaborated with Rustik Travels (An Experiential tour operator), Monks on Wheels (Official Adventure partners of Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation), and Yulu (Integrated urban mobility providers) for an Urban City ride.
As mentioned before, this was a green ride as we used cost-effective, battery-operated Yulu bikes to explore the city of Bengaluru starting early in the morning. We explored some of the famous places in Bengaluru which include Bull temple, Gavi Gangadeshwara Temple, RK Mutt (Ramakrishna Mutt) which has a rich history and are visited by thousands to lakhs of people every day.
We also on the way visit places that were significant with the Independence and Freedom struggles of India as this was an informative drive across Bengaluru as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav – India celebrating its 75th Year of Independence.
We also had a few pitstops at some of the authentic food trails which included breakfast at New Modern Hotel a place known for its piping hot idly, vada, dosa and authentic south Indian breakfast tiffin house, around the area of Basavangudi and during this, we had a great time driving across the city using Yulu Miracle – an electric scooter.
The best part of the event was we drove across the city on the event of World Tourism Day which in the year 2021, the theme was ‘Tourism for Inclusive Growth’ and let people know about some of the authentic places of Bengaluru.
With my fellow bloggers, vloggers, social media influencers, and journalists we set across touring Bengaluru early in the morning and exploring old Bengaluru, having authentic south Indian breakfast and also our final pitstop was at Bengaluru’s famous landmark – Lalbagh garden where we explored the garden and had a memorable day on the occasion of World Tourism Day.