• Architecture
  • Neighbourhood & Bazaars

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About the walk

This event is ticketed. 

 

Do you want to start your morning with a dose of sound, sight and smell than a cup of piping hot filter kaapi? Then, Krishnarajendra market, one of the largest flower and vegetable markets in Asia, is the place to be! The market, named after Krishnarajendra Wodeyar (the twenty-fourth Maharaja of Mysore State) was opened to the public in 1921. It was built on the model of the Sir Stuart Hogg Market in Kolkata. From the Siddikatte Lake to a battlefield and, later, a  bustling bazaar, this place has seen it all. Not only is the produce procured from neighbouring villages a sensory delight but one can buy fresh vegetables and flowers here at unbelievable prices!      

     

Another heritage site worth mention is the Dargah of Hazrath Mir Bahadur Shah, dedicated to the brave kotwal  (resident police officer) of the fort who resisted two thousand  British soldiers and died for his State in the third Anglo-Mysore War. The dargah stands in the middle of the market. Without the original structure being tampered with, this wholesale market soon will have a different look under the Smart City Project. Join us for an illuminating morning walk to uncover varied layers of history hidden behind this marketplace. 

 

Meeting Time
07:15 am
Event Date
Event Time
07:30 am ~ 09:00 am

Trailing through the Historic KR Market

Led By

Sujatha Balakrishnan

Meeting Time

07:15 AM

Meeting point

Outside the KR market (Red) Building, Bangalore

Nearest Bus/Metro station

KR market metro station

About the walk

This event is ticketed. 

 

Do you want to start your morning with a dose of sound, sight and smell than a cup of piping hot filter kaapi? Then, Krishnarajendra market, one of the largest flower and vegetable markets in Asia, is the place to be! The market, named after Krishnarajendra Wodeyar (the twenty-fourth Maharaja of Mysore State) was opened to the public in 1921. It was built on the model of the Sir Stuart Hogg Market in Kolkata. From the Siddikatte Lake to a battlefield and, later, a  bustling bazaar, this place has seen it all. Not only is the produce procured from neighbouring villages a sensory delight but one can buy fresh vegetables and flowers here at unbelievable prices!      

     

Another heritage site worth mention is the Dargah of Hazrath Mir Bahadur Shah, dedicated to the brave kotwal  (resident police officer) of the fort who resisted two thousand  British soldiers and died for his State in the third Anglo-Mysore War. The dargah stands in the middle of the market. Without the original structure being tampered with, this wholesale market soon will have a different look under the Smart City Project. Join us for an illuminating morning walk to uncover varied layers of history hidden behind this marketplace. 

 

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Please Note

• No fixed parking facilities available.

• Photography allowed.

• Carry drinking water and wear comfortable shoes. 

• Shopping expenses to be borne by the participant.
• No entry fee to the monuments.