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Bangalore Heritage Run Routes

Whether you’re new to the city or a long-time resident looking to explore Bangalore’s heritage, this fun run route is for you! It starts at Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace and heads to Bangalore Palace 5 Kms. away – and traverses some remarkable heritage sites along the way. Want to run a 10KM? Turn around once you reach the Bangalore Palace and retrace your path back to the Tipu Sultan Summer Palace. We recommend you run/walk this route around dawn to avoid traffic – you might still get to witness the hustle and bustle of the flower market at Avenue Road.

Sites of significance on route:

Tipu Sultan Summer Palace (Start and Finish Here)
Timings: 10AM – 6PM
Constructed: 1791
What is/was it: The summer residence of Tipu Sultan, the former ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore.
Go Heritage Run Tip: The palace is smaller than the name would have you believe – plan to spend around an hour if you choose to visit.

Bangalore Fort (1KM away from the Start point)
Timings: 8.30AM – 5.30PM
Constructed: 1537 and renovated in 1751
What is/was it: Built by Kempe Gowda, the founder of Bangalore.

Avenue Road (1.5KM away from the Start point)
Timings: N/A
What is/was it: Located in Chickpet, a market area that has been in existence since the 16th century.
Go Heritage Run Tip: Stop by early morning to run through the flower market.

Balbrooie Guest House (4KM away from the Start point)
Timings: Not open to the public – but the exterior is visible as you run past.
Constructed: 1850
What is/was it: The official residence of the Commissioners of Bangalore – including Sir Mark Cubbon, the chief commissioner of Bangalore.

Bangalore Palace (5KM away from the Start point)
Timings: 10.30 AM to 5.30PM
Constructed: 1862-1944
What is/was it: This palace – built in Tudor-style – is currently owned by the Mysore Royal Family.

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